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The Anna-Jonesboro  Community High School football team travels to Du Quoin this Friday. “Du Quoin has a lot of big kids,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “Du Quoin is always tough and they’re big and physical. It will certainly be a challenge for us.” Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be...
Trailing 7-0 early in the game following a fumble, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team ignited for six unanswered touchdowns on its way to a 50-7 win over visiting Pinckneyville at The Pit Friday night, Sept. 30. “All phases of our game, both offense, defense and special...
Shawnee Community College athletic director men’s basketball team head coach John Sparks, left, congratulated Mike Fitzgerald, center, and Larry Carter, right, on their team’s winning the tournament and trophy.
Shawnee Community College had its annual Saints Challenge golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Mike Fitzgerald, Larry Carter, Bill Stout and Steve Wein won the overall tournament and traveling Shawnee Community College trophy with a team score of 59. Anna-...
The Shawnee Lady Reds high school volleyball team fell in three sets to Agape after sealing the first set with a marginal win in recent action. The set scores were 25-14, 22-25, and 23-25 in recent action.  Kirsten Pitts led the attacks for Shawnee going 18 of 20 with seven kills, 8 of 12 serving...
Anna Junior High School softball players celebrate their victory in the regional championship game.
Avery Page tossed a three-hitter to lead the Anna Junior High School softball team to a 9-3 win over Adams of Marion for the Class M regional championship at Creal Springs Wednesday, Sept. 21. Page gave up a walk and posted 3 strikeouts in the win. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate. Katy Shepard...
The A-J boys golf team placed third in a recent tournament. From left, coach Brandon Biersted, Levi Hall, Carson Reynolds, Aidan Frick, Andrew Ury, Peter Houser and Cole Lannom. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys golf team recently placed third in the Conference Tournament. Levi Hall finished in first place and Carson Reynolds finished ninth. The A-J girls golf team also recently finished in third place in their conference tournament. Tanner Stadelbacher...
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 44 teams and 786 runners from all over Southern Illinois met at Salem’s Bryan Memorial Park for one of the biggest junior high cross country meets of the year.  “It is something to see this many kids not just interested in running, but passionate about it. We never realized...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering viewed the game film on the Pinckneyville football team this past weekend. “I think we match up well against them,” Detering said. “We both have similar type offenses.” The Panthers, 1-4, play the Wildcats, 4-1, at The Pit for A-J’s...
 Anna-Jonesboro’s Jayce Turner, number 42, carries the ball. Also in the photo are A-J’s Damien Chrisp, number 27, and Dylan Fox, number 21.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team couldn’t recover from two lost fumbles  which resulted in touchdowns in the opening quarter in a 35-7 loss to host Carterville Friday, Sept. 23. “We had three fumbles and two in the first quarter and one in the second,” A-J football coach Brett...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Clair Boget spikes the ball against Nashville during a high school volleyball game. The game was played Sept. 13 at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team finished in third place at the Massac County Superman Slam Tournament Saturday, Sept. 17. A-J’s Brooke Miller and Elle Basler were named to the all-tournament team. A-J posted wins over Webber Township, 25-19 and 25-14, Marion, 25-23 and 25-...

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