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The Cobden and Meridian high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are scheduled to play Friday, Dec.2, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. FedExForum is the home of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. “I’m looking forward to it,” Cobden boys’ head basketball coach Karl Sweitzer said. “It will be a new...
The girls’ basketball team at Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake will be short on numbers this season. “We will be an inexperienced team this year,” Shawnee head coach T.C. Schaefer said. “We only have six girls.” Shawnee did not have a team last season because not enough players came out.  Junior...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team returns one starter from last year’s 22-9 squad. “We will be inexperienced, but we’ve got good numbers,” first-year head coach Karl Sweitzer said. “It’s hard to tell a lot now, but our practices have been competitive.” The lone  returning starter is 6-6...
First-year Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball head coach Rob Shepard likes the work ethic his team has shown as it prepares for the upcoming season. “We’re going to be a young team, but this is the hardest working group I’ve ever coached,” Shepard said. “They’re working hard and...
Long-time Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball  head coach Matt Denny has resigned. “I had to draw the line somewhere,” Denny said. “I’m not getting any younger.” Denny served as girls’ basketball head coach for the past nine seasons. He will remain as the cross country coach at A...
The Madison High School football team will travel to Anna-Jonesboro to play at The Pit Friday, Oct. 14. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Trojans are 3-3 after losing to Carterville, 45-19, last Friday. The Wildcats are 2-5 after losing to Du Quoin. A-J head coach Brett Detering said Madison is a small...
Du Quoin, 2-4, is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro,  2-4, in high school football this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “You have to throw the records out the window when we play each other,” Du Quoin football head coach Derek Beard said. “It’s going to be a battle.” “They always have some big...
Anna-Jonesboro is scheduled to host Nashville Friday night, Sept. 16, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at The Pit. Friday night’s matchup will be A-J’s 2022 White Out Game. “Hopefully, that will get us going,” A-J head football coach Brett Detering said about this week’s...
Massac County, 1-1, is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro, 0-2, Friday, Sept. 9, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Patriot coach Jason Roper said the two teams are similar and don’t have a high number of experienced players this season. Both teams finished 4-5 last year. ...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Murphysboro for the second game of the season Friday, Sept. 2. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The Red Devils enter the game after a season opening 41-20 win over Jackson County rival Carbondale. “Murphysboro has a lot back from last...

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