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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Arieh Hart, middle, won the 152-pound weight class at the 48th annual Mascoutah Wrestling Tournament Dec. 16. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed at the 48th annual Mascoutah Tournament Dec. 15-16. The Wildcats took seven wrestlers to compete at the 27-team tourney. The majority of the schools were Class 2A and Class 3A. A-J’s Arieh Hart was the champion in the 152-pound ...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team came on in the second half for a 70-58 win over host Cobden in non-conference action Saturday, Dec. 9. “We got in early foul trouble in the first half,” A-J coach Mike Chamness said. “But, we started knocking down some shots in the...
The Lick Creek School girls’ basketball team improved to 14-0 by winning the Egyptian Junior High Conference.  The Lady Eagles defense has been hard to beat this year, the team’s coaches, Desiree Walter and Baylie Denny, said. The coaches credited the players with working hard to keep their...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hamilton County and Hardin County to win the Goreville Invitational Saturday, Dec. 2. A-J’s Jake Parr was named as the tournament’s most valuable player. A-J’s Sheldon McGrath and Ross Pinnon were named to the all-tourney team...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team defeated Century 64-45 to claim second place at the Vienna Classic Tournament Saturday, Nov. 24. Cobden’s John Russell and Noah Franklin were named to the all-tournament team. Cobden 64, Century 45: The Appleknockers pulled ahead 21-7 after one quarter...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team closed out an outstanding season after advancing to the semifinals of the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs. Here’s a look back at the Wildcats’ 12-1 2017 season: Pleasant Plains 41, A-J 2: The Wildcats’ offense was finally...
For the first time this season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was defeated when it fell 41-2 to host Pleasant Plains Saturday, Nov. 18, in Illinois High School Association postseason playoff action. “The margin of win was unexpected,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We made...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Pleasant Plains for its next game in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs this Saturday. Game time is set for 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WIBH radio in Anna. A-J is 12-0 overall and Pleasant Plains is 9-3...
It couldn’t have looked much worse for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team after falling behind early 14-0  and then 20-7 to host Vandalia Saturday, Nov. 11. But the Wildcats were able to bounce back on their way to a 56-41 win in the quarterfinals of the Illinois High School...
Cobden’s Megan Rhodes, number 2, and Lexi Miller, number 14, go high at the net against Norris City-Omaha-Enfield in a high school volleyball sectional championship match. The match was played Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Cobden.
Cobden lost 25-18, 25-10 to Windsor Stewardson-Strasburg in the Class 1A high school volleyball super-sectional at Farina Friday, Nov. 3. Meredith Flamm led the Appleknockers with nine kills.  Grace Schroeder had 15 assists and two aces. Brook Bailey had nine digs and Megan Rhodes added four kills...

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