Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High school volleyball team finished in second place at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Tournament at Herrin Saturday, Aug. 27. “Everyone played great,” A-J volleyball coach Amy Fitzgerald-Wilson said. “They worked as a team even when it got tough and we...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Trenton Turner, number 45, looks for some running room against West Frankfort. A-J’s Bryce Osman, number 14, also is in the picture. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team’s offense struggled, but the defense held on  to preserve a 12-6 win over visiting West Frankfort in the 2016 season-opener for both teams Saturday, Aug. 27. “I was pleased with our defensive effort only giving up six points,” A-J football...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Invitational golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Union County Country Club course in Anna was cancelled because of inclement weather. The tournament has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Anna course.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball season hasn’t begun, but it has already suffered a huge blow. Senior power hitter Maddie Bigler, who the Lady Wildcats were counting on this season, broke a foot during the offseason and will be out. “We’re trying to fill in the power hitter...
West Frankfort High School football coach Brian Beery is looking for his seniors to turn around a team that finished 0-9 last year. “This is one of our strongest varsity football teams since I’ve been here,” Beery said. “We have 15 seniors this year. Hopefully, we don’t make the mistakes we made...
The Shawnee High School baseball team was senior laden last season. “Our seniors were really good last year,” Shawnee first-year coach T.C. Schaefer said. “But now it’s these kids turn. I think we’ll be competitive.” Schaefer is a former Shawnee junior high school baseball coach. “I’ve been...
The Cobden High School baseball team will rely on a strong contingent of underclassmen for success during the 2016 season. “We’re really young,” first-year Cobden baseball coach Jared Clutts said. “But we’re very versatile and we have a lot of kids that can play a lot of different positions.” The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat football team has been practicing in preparation for its its 2016 season opener, which is set for this Friday night.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering enters his 20th season at the helm of the Wildcats. “Sometimes I feel it and sometimes I don’t,” Detering said. “It’s different now since I started. There have been a lot of changes, both good and bad.” The veteran Wildcat coach...
The 2016 fall sports season at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is scheduled to kick off with the A-J Golf Invitational at the Union County Country Club course in Anna at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. This will be followed by the A-J/Cobden/Dongola co-op boys’ soccer season beginning at home...
Turnout for the 2016 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team after a week of practice has been decent so far. “We’re a little low on freshmen,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. There are 12 seniors, 9 juniors and 20 sophomores competing for starting varsity spots. There are also...

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