A-J Basketball

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team ranked 10th place at the Mascoutah Invitational Tournament Dec. 16. A-J finished 10th out of 27 teams and had six medalists. Leading the way for A-J was Arieh Hart in the 152-pound bracket with a second place finish. Sixth place finishers for...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Carterville 45, A-J 37: The host Lady Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in the loss Thursday, Dec. 22. “We played well,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “We just couldn’t get over the hump.” Elle...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost a pair of games in recent action. Pinckneyville 71, A-J 37: The host Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in the loss Friday, Dec. 23. Sheldon McGrath had 8 points and 3 rebounds to lead A-J. Izzy Markovic had 6 points...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost twice in recent action. Massac County 51, A-J 41: The visiting Wildcats fell behind early in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Saturday,  Dec. 17. A-J trailed 10-9 after one quarter and 20-15...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t hold on to an early lead in a 53-52 loss to host West Frankfort Thursday, Dec. 8. The Lady Wildcats led 10-8 after one quarter. But the Lady Redbirds fought back for a 22-22 tie at the half and to a 39-39 tie headed into the...
After sustaining a tough conference loss against Nashville last Friday, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team bounced back for a 61-46 win over visiting Cobden Saturday, Dec. 10. “We played as badly as we possibly could have Friday,” A-J coach Mike Chamness said. “I wasn’t...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr and Sheldon McGrath earned all-tournament selection honors at the Goreville Invitational Tournament. Both players are juniors. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hardin County 58-42 to win third place at the Goreville Invitational Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3. A-J 58, Hardin County 42: Jake Parr scored 26 points to lead the Wildcats to the win Saturday. Sheldon McGrath and Jacob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won a pair of games in action last week. A-J 48, Marion 46: Trailing after three quarters, the Lady Wildcats came back in the final quarter to post a win over host Marion Thursday, Dec. 1. “Marion is very good,” A-J coach Matt Denny...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team opened the season with a pair of wins at the Harrisburg Tournament. A-J 63, Eldorado 28: Elle Basler scored 16 points with 5 rebounds and 2 steals to lead  the Lady Wildcats to the opening game win Tuesday, Nov. 22. Lexa Sharp added 9...
The Anna-Jonesboro High School Community boys’ basketball team returns two starters from last year’s 16-14 team as it prepares for 2016-2017 competition. The two starters who are returning are both juniors: 6-2 forward Jake Parr and 5-10 guard Sheldon McGrath. “We’re young and we hope we’ll get...

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