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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will move up from Class 1A to 2A this season. “It will be tough,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. “We will be going against much bigger schools. It will be a change and a challenge.” The Wildcats return two state qualifiers...
Daffodils...on Friday evening...yours truly took this picture during my daily walk. Snow was in the forecast for Friday night...
Ugh! Monday morning. Here again! Wake up! It's still dark! Look outside! And, in the immortal utterance of the legendary blockhead Charlie Brown, "AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!" Complete with a whole bunch of exclamation points!!!! Just so you know, this writer absolutely does not like exclamation points! Don't...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team lost 51-26 to Auburn at the Litchfield dual team sectionals Saturday, Feb. 25. The Wildcats finished 17-5 in dual meet competition this season.  A-J sent three wrestlers to the IHSA state tournament at Champaign this season, with Arieh Hart...
The cupboard is not going to be bare for the Anna-Jonesboro and Cobden high school boys’ basketball teams next year. A-J and Cobden each return the nucleus of their teams next season.  The Wildcats finished the season with an 11-19 record after a loss in the Class 2A regional tournament at Trico. ...
New dugouts along the first- and third-base lines are among the improvements. Work on one of the new dugouts was being done Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, by Burns Masonry of Anna.
Major improvements are underway at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park in Anna. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s baseball team plays its home games at the field. The project is being spearheaded by the baseball team. New dugouts along the first- and third-base lines are among the improvements...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team pulled ahead early in a 54-45 win over host Sparta in the final Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division regular season game Friday, Feb. 17. “We got a road win and that’s always good,” A-J boys’ basketball coach...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost two games last week. Carmi-White County 63, A-J 45: The Wildcats let a first quarter lead slip away in the loss at the Benton Shootout Saturday, Feb. 4. A-J was ahead 15-11 after one quarter. The Bulldogs tied the game at 24-24 at...
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...
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...
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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