Anna Jonesboro Community High School

The A-J boys golf team placed third in a recent tournament. From left, coach Brandon Biersted, Levi Hall, Carson Reynolds, Aidan Frick, Andrew Ury, Peter Houser and Cole Lannom. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys golf team recently placed third in the Conference Tournament. Levi Hall finished in first place and Carson Reynolds finished ninth. The A-J girls golf team also recently finished in third place in their conference tournament. Tanner Stadelbacher...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Clair Boget spikes the ball against Nashville during a high school volleyball game. The game was played Sept. 13 at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team finished in third place at the Massac County Superman Slam Tournament Saturday, Sept. 17. A-J’s Brooke Miller and Elle Basler were named to the all-tournament team. A-J posted wins over Webber Township, 25-19 and 25-14, Marion, 25-23 and 25-...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming queen and king candidates are, from left, Ethan Carlson, Kate Williams, Austin Dillow, Madison Root, Izzy Markovic, Kortnie Bonner, Aaron Lence, Scarlett Carter, Keaton Busby and Morgan Wright. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A fall tradition will be renewed next week when Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has its annual homecoming celebration. Homecoming week activities are planned for Sept. 26 through Oct. 1.  Highlights include a homecoming football game, a parade, coronation of a queen and king, and other special...
Records don’t mean a whole lot in football with some teams. That would be the case with Carterville, which is Anna-Jonesboro’s next opponent. A-J head coach Brett Detering said that Carterville “is a good football team. Don’t let a 1-3 record fool you. It will be a battle again.” The Wildcats will...
Plans are being made for this year’s homecoming celebration at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in Union County. The A-JCHS Student Council is working on the 2016 celebration. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Red Carpet.” Homecoming week is planned for Sept. 26-30. Daily themes for the...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ soccer team went 2-2 in recent games. A-J 1, Sikeston, Mo., 0: Jaryt Tripp scored the winning goal for A-J in the Coach Kline Tournament at Sikeston Saturday, Aug. 27. Goalie Jake Parr had 9 saves in 70 minutes of play. A-J 1, Breese Central 0:...
Head football coach Brett Detering is pictured in the buffet line last Friday morning at Anna Heights Baptist Church.
Members of Anna Heights Baptist Church served breakfast last Friday to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football players, cheerleaders and coaches. Local churches traditionally have served a breakfast on Friday mornings prior to football games. This Friday morning, the First Baptist Church...
Murphysboro lost to Jackson County rival Carbondale 14-13 in its 2016 season opener and is slated to host Anna-Jonesboro Friday, Sept. 2. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. “I thought Murphysboro should have won the game,” A-J football coach Brett...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High school volleyball team finished in second place at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Tournament at Herrin Saturday, Aug. 27. “Everyone played great,” A-J volleyball coach Amy Fitzgerald-Wilson said. “They worked as a team even when it got tough and we...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Trenton Turner, number 45, looks for some running room against West Frankfort. A-J’s Bryce Osman, number 14, also is in the picture. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team’s offense struggled, but the defense held on  to preserve a 12-6 win over visiting West Frankfort in the 2016 season-opener for both teams Saturday, Aug. 27. “I was pleased with our defensive effort only giving up six points,” A-J football...

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