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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team went 1-1 in action last week. A-J 43, Vienna 41: The visiting Lady Wildcats came on in the final quarter in the win Saturday, Feb. 5. “It was a battle,” A-J  head coach Matt Denny said. “We shot well late.” The Lady Eagles led 8-5...
Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won the Mid-Winter Classic at Egyptian with a 74-44 victory over the host Pharaohs Saturday, Jan. 22. Three Appleknockers made the all-tournament team: Brock Reynolds, Elliott Lowndes and Tyler Franklin. Lowndes was named as the tournament’s most valuable...
The Anna-Jonesboro wrestling team traveled to West Frankfort to compete in a dual match Tuesday, Jan. 12. The Wildcats topped the host Redbirds 45-36 and Herrin 66-16. With the wins, A-J improved to 17-6 overall in dual matches, which was four wins away from the school record in dual competition. A...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won a pair of games last week. Cobden 38, Hardin County 35: The Appleknockers went ahead early on their way to the win over Hardin County in a game which was played at Unity Point near Carbondale Wednesday, Jan. 12. “We pulled ahead early and hung on to...
COVID-19 impacted the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team last week. The A-J girls missed two games due to COVID-19. The Lady Wildcats’ game with Goreville on Thursday, Jan. 6, and Murphysboro, Jan. 8, both were cancelled. Murphysboro also was dealing with COVID-19. Plans...
Marlee Smith made a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left as the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team held on for a 28-26 win over host  Christ Our Savior Lutheran of Evansville at the Centralia Winterfest Tournament Thursday, Dec. 30. Christ Our Savior Lutheran had a shot...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed twice in recent action. The Wildcats competed in a dual meet at home Tuesday, Dec. 21, against Goreville and Marion and at the Mascoutah tournament on Saturday, Dec. 19. Results from the home meet follow: A-J 64, Goreville 18: Zoe...
With 1.09 seconds remaining in the game and the score tied, Elliott Lowndes made a pair of free throws to lift the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team to a 45-43 win over New Athens in first-round action at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament Monday, Dec. 27. Cobden was behind through the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 48-26 win over visiting Johnston City Monday, Dec. 20. “We needed that one,” A-J head coach Matt Denny said. Marlee Smith made three 3-pointers and Brodie Denny added another to lead the way in...
With three recent victories, the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team ran its winning streak to six games. Cobden 61, Century 21: The visiting Appleknockers pulled ahead early in the win  Friday, Dec. 17. Tyler Franklin led the way with 24 points. Drake Campbell added 12 points, Elliott Lowndes...

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