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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Chelsea Reinier signed last week at A-J to play soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon next season. In the first row are her father, Brett Blaney, Chelsea, and mother, Jamie Blaney. In the second row are A-J athletic’s director Rick Livesay, A-J’s boy soccer coach Mark Boomer and girls’ soccer coach Sarah Konecek. Photo provided.
Chelsea Reinier to McKendree University Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Chelsea Reinier signed a national letter of intent last week at the high school to play soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon next season. A posting on McKendree University’s website about Reinier’s signing noted...
From left are A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club vice president and assistant coach Jay Kisat, A-JCHS wrestling head coach Eric Massey, wrestling club head coach Greg Miller and club assistant coach Andy Sadler. Photo provided.
Between practices on Jan. 31, the A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club made a $500 donation to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team.   The donation was made in return for the high school team’s assistance at the club’s annual On The Prowl wrestling tournament, which was held at the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Class 1A regional title at West Frankfort Saturday, Feb. 4. “It’s the first regional title in school history,”A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said. “I’m very proud of this team and what they have accomplished.” The Wildcats...
Meridian High School plans to host Autism Awareness Night, Shooting for Autism on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Meridian basketball team will play Marion. The first game begins at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Sesser-Valier 51, A-J 42: The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in the non-conference home loss Saturday, Jan. 28. The Lady Red Devils built a 6-0 lead before A-J’s Elle Basler and Angel Helm came back to tie the...
In the first row are Mackenzie’s mother Kim Conway; Mackenzie Conway; her father, Chuck Conway and her brother Kyle Conway. In the second row are Missouri Baptist assistant softball coach Brett Sauerwein, travel coach Mike Runyon, hitting coach Ralph Santana, brother Justin Brimm and assistant head coach Ken Messer-Brooks. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Mackenzie Conway has signed a national letter of intent to play softball for the Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. She plans to study social sciences and hopes to work as a children’s counselor. A signing ceremony was held last week at A-...
The Anna-Jonesboro High Community High School boys’ basketball team split in action last week. A-J 47, West Frankfort 46: Jake Parr made a 3-pointer in the waning seconds to lift the visiting Wildcats to the win Saturday, Jan. 28. The Redbirds drove down the floor but missed twice as time expired...
Jonesboro team members are, in the first row, from left, Libby Smith, Jenna Sadler, Olivia Bowen, Heidi Jones, Marlee Smith and Jera Reynolds. In the second row are assistant coach Danny McFarland, Chloe McFarland, Jaley Watkins, Tae DeWitt, Kaya Coleman, Anna Hess and coach Beth Miller. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Grade School girls basketball team got fourth place in the 2017 SIJHSAA Class M girls basketball tournament on Friday, Jan. 27, at Rend Lake College in Ina. In the quarterfinals, Jonesboro defeated Trico 35-23. Jonesboro lost in the semifinals to Nashville 36-34 and fell to Aviston 50...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division title outright with a 55-24 win over visiting Sparta Tuesday, Jan. 24. A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said the Wildcats have shared the conference title for...
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team went 1-2 in the Zeigler-Royalton tournament last week. Elverado 43, Cobden 25: The Appleknockers fell behind early in the loss on Saturday, Jan. 21. Meredith Flamm led Cobden with 15 points. Alaina Hartline added 6 points and Jenna Hartline 4. Webber...

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