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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team finished in 5th place at the Eldorado Winter Classic. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team defeated Goreville 43-33 to take 5th place at the Eldorado Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 21. The Lady Wildcats finished in a three-way tie, but had to settle for playing in the 5th place game because the tie-breaker was decided on team...
The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team struggled in recent action. Cairo 80, Shawnee 45: Abbey Livesay led the way in the loss with 20 points for visiting Shawnee Wednesday, Jan. 18. Autumn McMahan followed with 8 points, Katie Charles and Kirsten Pitts 6 apiece, Madi Ellet 3 and Kylie...
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats wrestling program welcomed youth athletes from four states to a competition which was held last Sunday.   The event was held in the Union Hall gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School.
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats wrestling program welcomed youth athletes from four states to a competition which was held last Sunday. The event was held in the Union Hall gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Wrestlers ages 5 to 14 years of age came from Illinois, Missouri,...
Jake Parr had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team to a 53-48 win over Christopher in the final game at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 21. “All week long we’ve been playing tight games, we finally found a way to win...
Century’s Cason Hight passes the ball during the first game of the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic.
Egyptian High School at Tamms hosted its inaugural Mid-Winter Classic boys’ high school basketball tournament last week. The tournament featured host Egyptian, Century, Joppa, Johnston City, Lovejoy and Elverado. The accompanying pictures were taken during the tournament. Photos by Lindsey Rae...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team swept a dual match at West Frankfort Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Wildcats posted a 37-36 win over Herrin and a 42-35 win over host West Frankfort. A-J, 12-2 overall in dual competition, is scheduled to compete Saturday in the Centralia Junior...
Meredith Flamm scored 14 points to lead the Cobden High School girls’ basketball team to a 36-10 win over Hardin County in first-round action at the Zeigler-Royalton Round-Robin Tournament Saturday, Jan. 14. Alaina Hartline added 10 points for the Appleknockers. Makynzie Petterman had 5 points,...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ bowling team competed in regional tournament play at the Herrin Bowl Saturday, Jan. 14.  The Wildcat boys’ team failed to qualify for the sectional, but three individual bowlers from A-J will advance to the sectional, which is set for Saturday at...
The Anna-Jonesboro Commuity High School boys’ basketball team scored a 67-57 overtime win over visiting Century in non-conference action Tuesday, Jan. 10. The game was tied 53-53 at the end of regulation play. A-J outscored Century 14-4 in overtime to record the victory. Jake Parr had 20 points and...
The Jonesboro girls basketball team became regional champions Jan. 14. Team members are, in the first row, Kaya Coleman and Anna Hess. In the second row are Tae DeWitt, Marlee Smith, Heidi Jones, Jenna Sadler and Chloe McFarland. In the third row are Jaley Watkins, Libby Smith, Olivia Bowen and Jera Reynolds. Coaches are Beth Miller and Danny McFarland. Photo by Jaime Watkins.
The Jonesboro Junior High School girls basketball team won its regional championship game last Saturday. The title game was played at Jonesboro Grade School against Goreville. The final score was 45-35. With the win, Jonesboro advances to state. This is the third time in a row that Jonesboro has...

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