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The Jonesboro girls basketball team became regional champions Jan. 14. Team members are, in the first row, Kaya Coleman and Anna Hess. In the second row are Tae DeWitt, Marlee Smith, Heidi Jones, Jenna Sadler and Chloe McFarland. In the third row are Jaley Watkins, Libby Smith, Olivia Bowen and Jera Reynolds. Coaches are Beth Miller and Danny McFarland. Photo by Jaime Watkins.
The Jonesboro Junior High School girls basketball team won its regional championship game last Saturday. The title game was played at Jonesboro Grade School against Goreville. The final score was 45-35. With the win, Jonesboro advances to state. This is the third time in a row that Jonesboro has...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team posted a 3-1 record in recent action. A-J 49, Shawnee 27: The Lady Wildcats built an early lead on their way to a win for second place at the Murphysboro Tournament Saturday, Jan. 14. Angel Helm had 11 points and 5 rebounds to lead A-J...
Ross Pinnon shoots a free-throw for the A-J Wildcats in a game against Century High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Colin Ryan, number 12 for Century, Noah Craig, number 45 for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, and Julian Wells, number 14 for Century, wait for Ross Pinnon to shoot a free throw for the Wildcats. The shot was being taken during a high school basketball game played Tuesday, Jan. 10, at A-J. The...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team lost twice in recent Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament play. Odin 68, Cobden 56: The game was tied 15-15 at the end of one quarter, but Odin came on to pull ahead 28-26 at the half and 50-41 going into the final quarter in the win Tuesday, Dec. 27. The...
Archery club members included, from left, Clayton Smith, Sophie Smiley, Will Smiley, Bryce Ecker, Levi Moutria, Payton Denny, Jude Smith and Wyatt Pinnon. Photo provided.
Over Christmas break, the second-year members of the Lick Creek 4-H archery club had the opportunity to take a field trip to Kevin’s Archery Center in Ava. Students shot at the indoor range and participated in a techno hunt, in which they used their archery equipment to shoot an interactive video...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team lost twice in recent action. Murphysboro 63, A-J 61: The host Lady Red Devils fought back in the final quarter for a tie in regulation play and won in overtime in the first-round of their tournament Saturday, Jan. 7. “We were in...
The 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan is scheduled to make stops in the region next week. Area stops on the schedule include: Sunday, Jan. 15, SIU Arena, Carbondale, 12:30 p.m. (Organizers note that there will be pregame autographs; a ticket to the SIU/Missouri State women’s basketball game is...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling squad posted a ninth-place finish in the 23-team Murdale Tournament, which was Jan. 6-7 in Carbondale. “We got banged up a bit, A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said. “We had seven wrestle in the gold bracket with five medalists,” he added. The...
White/yellow belts: In the first row are, from left, Jackson Carter, Levi Hill, Hank Goss, Sophie Hill and Tyler Shoemate. In the second row are Madison Moore, Gavin Moore, Jeffery Lence, Cody Williams, Andrew Bunch, Isaiah Martin and Memphis Morse.
Coffman’s Martial Arts Academy in Anna announces recent white/yellow belt and yellow belt promotions. Photos provided.

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