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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team did something its hasn’t accomplished in a while on Tuesday, Dec. 13. “It’s been at least six years since we’ve beaten Pinckneyville,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “They’re a solid team.” Host A-J held on for a 36-33 win over the Lady...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed in the Benton Duals Saturday, Dec. 10. The Wildcats finished 3-1 overall with wins over Fairfield 61-18, East Alton Wood River 57-18 and Paducah Tilghman 72-6. The lone loss for A-J was a 44-35 decision to Tolono Unity. In the Tolono...
Winners of the local Elks Hoop Shoot competition included Landon Brown, Henry Hoehner, Kansas Craig, Jayci Needling, Jada Qualls, Noah Cavins, Zach Henry, Dawson Trammel, Danielle Dunaway, Mackenna Prout, Peyton Samuels, Ethan Carver, Caleb Nicholson, Noah Treece, Marlee Smith, Brooklyn Hogue and Brodie Denny. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 1641 has announced the winners of a local Elks Hoop Shoot competition. Three boys and three girls, ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 won the first round of competition in the Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest, which was held at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Each local...
Cobden gave up a 50-37 loss to visiting Century in South Egyptian Conference high school girls’ basketball Monday, Dec. 12. The Lady Centurions led 19-18 at the half.  Meredith Flamm scored 18 points to lead Cobden. Jenna Hartline had 13 points and Alaina Hartline 6.
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team posted a 2-1 record in recent action. Cobden 50, Joppa 42: Alaina Hartline scored 22 points to lead host Cobden to the South Egyptian Conference win Saturday, Dec. 10. Meredith Flamm added 20 points for the Appleknockers. Jenna Hartline had 6 points and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t hold on to an early lead in a 53-52 loss to host West Frankfort Thursday, Dec. 8. The Lady Wildcats led 10-8 after one quarter. But the Lady Redbirds fought back for a 22-22 tie at the half and to a 39-39 tie headed into the...
After sustaining a tough conference loss against Nashville last Friday, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team bounced back for a 61-46 win over visiting Cobden Saturday, Dec. 10. “We played as badly as we possibly could have Friday,” A-J coach Mike Chamness said. “I wasn’t...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Lawrenceville Invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. Olney East Richland won the invitational and Harrisburg finished in third place. The Wildcats entered 13 wrestlers and 12 earned medals. Arieh Hart led the way for A-...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day state firearm deer season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4.  That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm...
The Shawnee High School boys basketball team lost four games at the Trico Invitational last week. Sparta 68, Shawnee 43: Austin Warren had 12 points to lead Shawnee in the loss in the invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. Nicholas Rose had 10 points. Dawson Johnson added 9 points, Wyatt Harris and Tre...

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