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From left are Carson Reynolds; Kamryn Glasco; Emma Ray; Cindy Tucker, the president of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund Ltd.; and Brandon Bierstedt, the golf professional at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Scholarship recipient Chloe Gamber could not be present for the picture. Photo provided.
Emma Ray, Kamryn Glasco, Carson Reynolds and Chloe Gamber are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Ray, Glasco, Reynolds and Gamber all are recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Each of the students received a scholarship...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team competed at the Larry Jukes Memorial Invitational in Mt. Vernon on June 15. The invitational was an all-freestyle event. Each swimmer competed in various distance freestyle events. Blue Dolphin swimmers who attended the meet included: Sophie Barnhart, Callysta...
Participants in Coach Ron’s Sports Speed Development Camp, Basketball 101 Camp conducted June 17-20 at Jonesboro are featured in the pictures above. In the top picture are the 4th and 5th grade student athletes. In the middle picture are the 6th, 7th and 8th grade student athletes. In the bottom picture are the 2nd and 3rd grade student athletes. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Coach Ron’s Basketball 101 and Sports Speed Development Camp was held June 17-20 at the Jonesboro Grade School gymnasium. On June 17, more than 75 athletes met for a four-day camp on the fundamentals of speed development and basketball.  The groups met in three sessions designed to meet the needs...
Participants in the junior golf program at the Union County Country Club gathered for a photograph on Monday morning, June 17. Nearly 100 people participated in the camp. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Nearly 100 young people participated in a junior golf program presented at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The free program was scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 11-13, and Monday, June 17. The program concluded with a golf scramble and party on Monday at the country club....
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team competed in its first meet of the 2019 season on June 8 at Herrin.  The Herrin Invitational was an all-stroke meet. Each swimmer competed in each of the four swim strokes, including backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly.   Swimmers who represented the...
The Coach Ron/Cameron Wright Speed Camp is scheduled June 17-20 at the Jonesboro Grade School. The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. Session times for the camp include: Session one: 2nd and 3rd grades, 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Session two: 4th and 5th grades, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Session...
Four Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball players have earned 2019 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference  Mississippi Division all-conference honors. A-J senior Carson Reynolds earned first-team recognition. Wildcats named to the second team include freshman Mason Watkins and juniors...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is commemorating its 35th season in 2019. The team was formed in 1984, with Angie Lingle Madura serving as the first coach of the Blue Dolphins. Since its founding, there have been numerous coaches for the swim team. Many of the Blue Dolphins swimmers would go on to...
The Coach Ron/Cameron Wright Speed Camp is scheduled June 17-20 at the Jonesboro Grade School. The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. Sessions times for the camp include: Session one: 2nd and 3rd grades, 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Session two: 4th and 5th grades, 10:30 a.m. to noon....
Three Anna-Jonesboro Community High School players have been named to the 2019 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division’s all-conference softball team. A-J freshman Payton Seip was named to the first team. She finished 5th in seven categories in the conference, including 3rd...

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