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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team has won four games in recent action. A-J 7, Nashville 5: Alexa Macy was 4-for-4 with a triple, double and 2 RBIs to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Friday, April 13....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys and girls track teams competed at the Chester Freshman/Sophomore Invitational Thursday, April 5. Nate Belcher led the way for the A-J boys with a first place toss of 95-11 in the discus. Second place efforts for the Wildcats were recorded by the 3200-...
The Cobden High School baseball team split in recent action. Cobden 22, Dongola 0: Brayden Clark was 4-for-5 with 3 doubles and 5 RBIs to lead the host Appleknockers to the South Egyptian Conference win Thursday, April 5. Chandler Edwards was 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Jase Hutchason was 2-for-2 with a...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School coaches Brandon Bierstedt and Brett Detering each have earned Southern Illinois Coaches Association coach of the year honors. Detering was named as coach of the year in Class 3A in football. This will be the seventh time Detering has been selected for the honor...
The 31st annual high school boys’ basketball All-Star Classic is set for Sunday, April 15, at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Jake Parr has been selected to play in the game. Okawville’s coach Jon Kraus and Pinckneyville’s Bob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team won twice in recent action. A-J 10, Vienna 0: Sheldon McGrath was 2-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base  and 4 RBIs to lead the host  Wildcats in the non-conference win Friday, April 6. Hunter Ralls was 2-for-3. Conner Jerolds was 2-for-4 with a...
Anna-Jonesboro hosted Vienna in a high school softball game which was played Friday afternoon, April 6. The game was played at Jonesboro School. A-J was at bat and was looking to score some runs when the picture was taken. The game, won by A-J, was played on a chilly, blustery afternoon.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team split in recent action. A-J 14, Vienna 1: Tobie Treece and Lexi Macy were each 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the host Lady Wildcats to the win Friday, April 6. Payton Alsip was 2-for-2 for A-J. Morgan Wendling was 2-for-4. Catie Mays was 1-for-2...
In all the years I’ve been involved with spring sports, I’ve never seen anything quite like this. The wet weather this spring has prevented area prep softball and baseball teams from getting on the field to practice or better yet play a game. With the season beginning about mid-March, several area...
Hail to Villanova’s Wildcats. Hail to their coach Jay Wright.  And, don’t forget their so-called sixth man, Donte DiVincenzo.  College basketball fans might as well get acquainted with the NCAA’s splendid new champions. They’re likely to retain their title next year. Perhaps it’s just because of...
Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball player Haley Inman had posted a .357 batting average for the University of Illinois Springfield softball team this spring. Inman went 3-for-4 at the plate in a doubleheader sweep of McKendree University last weekend. The junior left fielder had...

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