Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team won a pair of non-conference games in recent action. “It was a good week all around,” A-J coach Mike Chamness said. “We’re playing pretty well right now.” A-J 63, Vienna 58: The visiting Wildcats pulled ahead early and held on for the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team won a dual event at West Frankfort Tuesday, Jan. 8. The Wildcats defeated the host Redbirds 60-19 and Herrin 48-33. The Wildcats competed at Marion against  three teams on Thursday, Jan. 10. A-J lost to McCracken County, Ky., 55-17 and Jackson...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team was 12 of 16 from the free throw line in the final quarter and held on for a 45-38 win over Valle Catholic of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., at the 57th annual Chester Tournament  Wednesday, Jan. 9. The Appleknockers finished 18 of 24 from the charity stripe for...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team defeated Mt. Carmel 43-40 in first round action at the Eldorado Mid-Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 12. Anna Hess had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a blocked shot to lead A-J.  Mikayla Bundren added 9 points, 3 rebounds...
Gary Endres
Several years ago a name stuck out throughout the area that few people can forget when the subject of fast-pitch softball is mentioned. A lot of local teams played against him and can never forget the pitches that Murphysboro’s Gary Endres delivered  across the plate. “Gary had a fantastic drop, a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. A-J 52, Murphysboro 32: The visiting Lady Wildcats pulled ahead early and held on for the win Saturday, Jan. 5. Angel Helm led the way with 11 points, a rebound and an assist. She now has scored 1,000 points...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won twice in first-round action at the Fairfield Tournament Wednesday, Dec. 26 . A-J 38, Oblong 23: The Lady Wildcats pulled ahead in the first quarter on the way to the win in their final game Wednesday. Angel Helm led the way with 9...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won three games in recent action. A-J 56, Massac County 36: Angel Helm led the way with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the host Lady Wildcats Saturday, Dec. 15. Mikayla Bundren added 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 3...
The visiting Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team built an early lead on its way to a 55-45 win over West Frankfort Thursday, Dec. 6. Angel Helm had 13 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds and an assist to lead A-J.  Sydney Heath had 10 points, a rebound and 2 assists. Mikayla...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team hosted its only home match of the season Tuesday night, Dec. 4. The Wildcats competed against Harrisburg and Pinckneyville. A-J won both of the matches. Competition took place in the Union Hall gymnasium at the school. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team defeated Harrisburg 64-18 and Pinckneyville 63-15 in a home match Tuesday, Dec. 4. It was Senior Night for A-J and seven seniors were honored, including Clayton Ramage, Nate Kisat, Chris Johnson, Nick Sanders, Reid Morrison, Garrett Fabec and...

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