Anna-Jonesboro Community High School

In the first row are, from left, Trenton’s mother, Cindy Turner; Trenton Turner; and Trenton’s father, Daniel Turner. In the second row are A-JCHS football head coach Bret Detering and A-JCHS track and field coach Michael Eudy. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Trenton Turner has signed a national letter of intent to play track and field and football at Illinois College in Jacksonville. He plans to enroll in the college’s 3 and 2 program and to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer coach Sarah Konecek looks forward to a good season. “This is a very strong team that is full of very good talent and have the potential to go far and do very well,” Konecek said. “We should be a very exciting year.” Individual team positions won’t...
Pitching could be the key to a successful season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team this spring. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can pitch,” A-J baseball coach Aaron Roberts said. “We’re six or seven deep. I feel good with the guys we have throwing. They look good on the mound...
First year Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball coach Rodney Seip has high hopes for the Lady Wildcats this spring. Seip said the squad is looking “real good” in practice and added: “I’m real excited about the team. We have a lot of experience coming back along with talent.” The new coach...
Three former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School soccer players are competing on the men’s team at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. The trio, all freshmen, includes Dakota Earnhart, Zach Parr and Aaron Arreola. Arreola scored 13 points for Southwestern Illinois, which finished the fall...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge on Feb. 9. Eleven of the 12 high schools in the college’s district competed at the event. Participating high schools were separated into two divisions based on their...
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...

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