Anna-Jonesboro Community High School

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...
Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball player Chandra Parr begins her final season with the University of Evansville softball team this spring. Parr, a senior, was a starter in all of Evansville’s 47 games last season. She had a .300 batting average with 6 home runs, 23 RBIs and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first half lead in a 71-68 loss to Vienna in the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament at Trico Monday, Feb. 20. With Jake Parr and Jacob Zimmerman leading the way with a 3-pointer apiece, the Wildcats pulled...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Arieh Hart, third from left, stands on the podium after winning second place at state last weekend. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestler Arieh Hart, 152 pounds, finished in second place in the Class 1A state wrestling championship at Assembly Hall in Champaign Saturday, Feb. 18. Hart, 42-4, lost to undefeated and No. 1 state-ranked Belleville Althoff’s Danny Braunagel, 47-0, by a 10-4...
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team lost 61-38 to Sesser-Valier in the Class 2A regional tournament Thursday, Feb. 9. “We had to play a perfect game and we didn’t,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “But our kids battled.” The Lady Wildcats were also hampered by illness to...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team qualified three wrestlers at the Vandalia Class 1A sectional Saturday, Feb. 11, who advanced to the state tournament in Champaign which began Thursday, Feb. 16. A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said this is the first time in school history that...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first quarter lead in a 70-66 loss to visiting Du Quoin to spoil Senior Night festivities for the Wildcats Saturday, Feb. 11. The Wildcats built a 26-15 first quarter lead around three, 3-pointers by Jacob Zimmerman....
The volleyball team was one of many sports teams and clubs that helped make healthy eating posters that now hang in the A-JCHS cafeteria.
Since the spring of 2015, students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have had more options for lunch than are available at several larger schools in Southern Illinois with the addition of a salad bar. The availability of the options took hard work by students and family and A-JCHS consumer...
Local high school students enrolled in CNA dual credit courses will benefit from new lab and classroom additions at Shawnee Community College’s Anna Extension Center. The CNA dual credit course, provided through the Five County Regional Vocational System, found a new home inside the college’s...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. Sparta 46, A-J 31: The visiting Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from sickness in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Thursday, Feb. 2. A-J coach Matt Denny said several of...

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