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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ golf team has two sectional qualifiers returning for 2017. The two returning sectional qualifiers are senior Levi Hall and junior Carson Reynolds. “We’ll be competitive with those two starters back,” A-J boys’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt said. “They...
A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
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’...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team had two players selected to the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South baseball team. The two selected off the Wildcats’ baseball team were Bryce Osman and Hunter Ralls.  Both were juniors and will return for the 2018 season.
From left are WYFL board member Billy Abernathy, board vice president Casey Johnson, Josh McFadden, 7th-8th grade team head coach Rollie Hawk, Phil McGrath, board president Tim Denny and A-JCHS head football coach Brett Detering. Photo provided.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season. The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
Trenton Turner won first place in the shot put to lead the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team’s efforts at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division meet at Pinckneyville Thursday, May 11. Turner, who finished with a first place toss of 49-07, had a...
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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team won a pair of games in recent action. A-J 10, Vienna 7: Hunter Ralls was 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and 4 RBIs to lead the visiting Wildcats to the non-conference win Friday, April 7. Bryce Osman was 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases and an...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-1 record in recent action. A-J 12, Cobden 4: Hunter Ralls was 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs to lead the host Wildcats to the win April 1. Ross Pinnon was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base. Bryce Osman was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI....
Anna-Jonesboro’s Ethan Krumrey delivers a pitch to a Goreville batter during a high school baseball game which was played Wednesday afternoon, March 22. The game was played at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park in Anna.

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