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After trailing early 10-3, the Anna-Jonesboro Communtiy High School girls’ basketball team came back for a 56-33 win over Wayne City in first-round action at the Harrisburg Class 2A regional Monday, Feb. 5. The Lady Wildcats trailed 15-9 after one quarter and fought  back for a 22-21 halftime lead...
Cobden High School senior Molly Ellis has signed a national letter of intent to play golf at John A. Logan College in Carterville. A signing ceremony was held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Union County school. She plans to study nursing. In the first row are, from left, Tim Ellis, Molly’s father; Molly...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its second consecutive Southern Illinois River-To-River Conference Mississippi Division title at Sparta, Tuesday, Jan. 23. The Wildcats defeated the host Bulldogs 42-28 to win the title. A-J lost 54-27 to Murphysboro in the second...
The impact of a tragedy which occurred last week in Western Kentucky has been felt directly at a Union County school. The Cobden High School boys’ varsity and junior varsity basketball teams are scheduled to play at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., on Friday, Feb. 16. On Tuesday morning...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr goes up for a shot against West Frankfort at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic. Bob Fester photo. 
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost 65-51 to Marion in the third place game at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 20. Jake Parr, who was named to the all-tournament team, led the Wildcats with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Logan Sawyer added 10 points...
In the final 5 seconds of the championship game at the Chester invitational tournament on Jan. 13, Cobden High School’s John Russell scored the last basket on a short floating jump shot. The basket took him over the 1,000-point total for his high school career. The game stopped briefly for Russell to be presented with the game ball. He received a standing ovation from the crowd. Photo provided.
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team lost 55-49 to Saxony Lutheran of Jackson, Mo., in the championship of the Chester Tournament Saturday, Jan. 12. With 3 seconds remaining, the Appleknockers’ John Russell scored a basket to go above the 1,000-point  mark in his career. The basket gave him...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Murphysboro 35, A-J 28: The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in the loss to host Murphysboro on Saturday, Jan. 6. Angel Helm had 9 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals to lead A-J.  Hunter Denny had 9...
Trailing at various times throughout the game, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team fought back for a 60-58 win over Du Quoin in Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division action Friday, Jan. 5. The Indians led 15-12 after one quarter, but the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team trailed early before fighting back to a 71-55 win over West Frankfort to capture third place at the Eldorado Holiday Tournament Saturday, Dec. 30. A-J head coach Mike Chamness said that after the Wildcats had lost to Harrisburg in...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team split in recent action. Pinckneyville 63,  A-J 30: The visiting Wildcats couldn’t hold on to a first quarter lead in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Friday, Dec. 22. Jake Parr, who got in early...

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