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In the first row are Mackenzie’s mother Kim Conway; Mackenzie Conway; her father, Chuck Conway and her brother Kyle Conway. In the second row are Missouri Baptist assistant softball coach Brett Sauerwein, travel coach Mike Runyon, hitting coach Ralph Santana, brother Justin Brimm and assistant head coach Ken Messer-Brooks. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Mackenzie Conway has signed a national letter of intent to play softball for the Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. She plans to study social sciences and hopes to work as a children’s counselor. A signing ceremony was held last week at A-...
The Anna-Jonesboro High Community High School boys’ basketball team split in action last week. A-J 47, West Frankfort 46: Jake Parr made a 3-pointer in the waning seconds to lift the visiting Wildcats to the win Saturday, Jan. 28. The Redbirds drove down the floor but missed twice as time expired...
Jonesboro team members are, in the first row, from left, Libby Smith, Jenna Sadler, Olivia Bowen, Heidi Jones, Marlee Smith and Jera Reynolds. In the second row are assistant coach Danny McFarland, Chloe McFarland, Jaley Watkins, Tae DeWitt, Kaya Coleman, Anna Hess and coach Beth Miller. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Grade School girls basketball team got fourth place in the 2017 SIJHSAA Class M girls basketball tournament on Friday, Jan. 27, at Rend Lake College in Ina. In the quarterfinals, Jonesboro defeated Trico 35-23. Jonesboro lost in the semifinals to Nashville 36-34 and fell to Aviston 50...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division title outright with a 55-24 win over visiting Sparta Tuesday, Jan. 24. A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said the Wildcats have shared the conference title for...
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team went 1-2 in the Zeigler-Royalton tournament last week. Elverado 43, Cobden 25: The Appleknockers fell behind early in the loss on Saturday, Jan. 21. Meredith Flamm led Cobden with 15 points. Alaina Hartline added 6 points and Jenna Hartline 4. Webber...
Shawnee Junior High School, in white uniforms, hosted Lick Creek in boys’ basketball action Tuesday, Jan. 17. Varsity and junior varsity games were played. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Shawnee Junior High School, in white uniforms, hosted Lick Creek in boys’ basketball action Tuesday, Jan. 17. Varsity and junior varsity games were played. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team finished in 5th place at the Eldorado Winter Classic. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team defeated Goreville 43-33 to take 5th place at the Eldorado Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 21. The Lady Wildcats finished in a three-way tie, but had to settle for playing in the 5th place game because the tie-breaker was decided on team...
The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team struggled in recent action. Cairo 80, Shawnee 45: Abbey Livesay led the way in the loss with 20 points for visiting Shawnee Wednesday, Jan. 18. Autumn McMahan followed with 8 points, Katie Charles and Kirsten Pitts 6 apiece, Madi Ellet 3 and Kylie...
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats wrestling program welcomed youth athletes from four states to a competition which was held last Sunday.   The event was held in the Union Hall gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School.
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats wrestling program welcomed youth athletes from four states to a competition which was held last Sunday. The event was held in the Union Hall gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Wrestlers ages 5 to 14 years of age came from Illinois, Missouri,...
Jake Parr had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team to a 53-48 win over Christopher in the final game at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 21. “All week long we’ve been playing tight games, we finally found a way to win...

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