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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football players gathered around head coach Brett Detering during a break on first day of practice for the 2017 season.
After ending a 15-year Illinois High School Association football playoff run two years ago, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team bounced back to advance to the playoffs again last year. “We got ourselves back in the playoffs last year,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “We’...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday. The A-J varsity football team is scheduled to open the season Friday night, Aug. 25, at Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort. A-J opens its 2017 home season Friday night, Sept. 1, against...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has released its fall sports schedules. The A-J boys’ golf team is scheduled to open the fall season by hosting the A-J Invitational on Monday, Aug. 21. The A-J girls’ golf team begins its season at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 22....
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team topped host West Frankfort 13-2 to win the 25th Junior East District Tournament Sunday, July 16. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead Cobden to the win. Landon Britt was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs. Josh Burgess was 2-for...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, reports that starting July 12, farmers market coupons will be distributed in the area. The program intends to help senior adults to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. EAAA stated in a news release that the coupons “are a great...
Brayden Brown, 9, and Arika Brown, 10, stood at the base of a state record pin oak tree which had been growing along Lincoln Street in Anna. The tree, which died, has been cut down.
A state record pin oak tree which had been growing for many years along Lincoln Street in Anna has been cut down. The tree died. Last year, only one limb on the nearly 100-foot-tall tree appeared to still be alive. The tree was reported to have been falling apart and was a concern to the people in...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team finished in third place at the Massac County Meet to open the spring season Friday, March 28. Harrisburg won the meet with 91 points, followed by West Frankfort with 37.5, A-J 35, Massac County 23.5, Vienna 23 and Goreville 17. First place...
Two former area high school athletes are members of the Shawnee Community College softball team this season. Dongola’s Kylie Flores is a sophomore outfielder. Cobden’s Keileigh Britt is a freshman catcher. The Lady Saints are set to open their season at Morthland College in West Frankfort next...
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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team swept a dual match at West Frankfort Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Wildcats posted a 37-36 win over Herrin and a 42-35 win over host West Frankfort. A-J, 12-2 overall in dual competition, is scheduled to compete Saturday in the Centralia Junior...

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