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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories in recent action. A-J 9, Harrisburg 4: Bryce Osman was 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead the visiting Wildcats to the win Saturday, March 31. Conner Jeralds was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and 2 RBIs. Ethan...
The Southern Illinois Coaches Association named two players from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School to the Class 2A All South basketball team. A-J’s Jake Parr was selected for the boys’ team. Angel Helm was named to the girls’ team.
No press pass needed. I’ll happily pay to hear Porter Moser speak.  In the unlikely event that your TV hasn’t been working for the past couple of weeks, Moser is the head basketball coach of Loyola’s Ramblers, the darlings of the 2018 NCAA basketball tournament. What a happening. What a story. The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer team lost 6-1 to host Carterville in its season-opening match Thursday, March 22. Kyleigh Matuszewich scored the lone goal for the Lady Wildcats. A-J is scheduled to play Thursday, today, at Massac County.
Goreville pulled ahead in the opening inning on its way to a 4-2 win over visiting Anna-Jonesboro in high school baseball action Thursday, March 22. The Wildcats bounced back to pull ahead 2-1 in the 2nd inning. But, the Blackcats added a pair of runs in the 5th inning to close out the scoring....
Morgan Wendling pitched and hit Anna-Jonesboro to a 21-1 win over host Shawnee in non-conference high school softball Wednesday, March 21. Wendling pitched a three-hitter and recorded 8 strikeouts. She was 4-for-5 at the plate. Tobie Treece was also 4-for-5 for the Lady Wildcats. Katie Mays was 3-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team doesn’t have a big squad, but returns a strong nucleus from last season. “We don’t have a lot of numbers, but we return a lot from last year,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. Two of the top athletes from last season Eudy plans on building...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team has been gifted with a good turnout this season. “We return everybody from last year,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. “We’re fortunate to have the numbers. We’ve got 25 out for track, so we’ve got a lot of depth.” Seniors are distance...
The South Egyptian Conference has announced the 2017-2018 girls' and boys' all-conference basketball teams. Girls, First Team Alexis Crain, Meridian. Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Allie Whittington, Elverado. Kearia Mackins, Century. Rakyah Jeter, Meridian. Girls, Second Team Tori Ehlers, Elverado....
Surprises are common, but this year’s March Madness may be overdoing it.  The only thing good about it all, however, is that we’ve enjoyed the upsets more often than we’ve been shocked. Basketball fans throughout the country seemingly share our feelings, but it’s upsetting when TV cameras lock in...

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