A-J Basketball

The 31st annual high school boys’ basketball All-Star Classic is set for Sunday, April 15, at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Jake Parr has been selected to play in the game. Okawville’s coach Jon Kraus and Pinckneyville’s Bob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team finished an outstanding season in 2018. Winning a Class 2A regional for the first time since 2004 and setting a new school record with an amazing 23-9 record were no small feats.  The Class 2A regional title was also especially...
Cross country is set to return this fall at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education voted last week at its regular meeting to approve reinstating the cross country program. Matt Denny will be the volunteer head coach. He will be joined by assistant...
Matt Denny is interested in bringing cross country back to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Denny attended the June 19 A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education meeting.  Denny said he told board members that he wants to be a volunteer coach for the cross country team and that he has...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team pulled ahead early in a 54-45 win over host Sparta in the final Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division regular season game Friday, Feb. 17. “We got a road win and that’s always good,” A-J boys’ basketball coach...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first half lead in a 71-68 loss to Vienna in the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament at Trico Monday, Feb. 20. With Jake Parr and Jacob Zimmerman leading the way with a 3-pointer apiece, the Wildcats pulled...
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team lost 61-38 to Sesser-Valier in the Class 2A regional tournament Thursday, Feb. 9. “We had to play a perfect game and we didn’t,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “But our kids battled.” The Lady Wildcats were also hampered by illness to...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first quarter lead in a 70-66 loss to visiting Du Quoin to spoil Senior Night festivities for the Wildcats Saturday, Feb. 11. The Wildcats built a 26-15 first quarter lead around three, 3-pointers by Jacob Zimmerman....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. Sparta 46, A-J 31: The visiting Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from sickness in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Thursday, Feb. 2. A-J coach Matt Denny said several of...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost two games last week. Carmi-White County 63, A-J 45: The Wildcats let a first quarter lead slip away in the loss at the Benton Shootout Saturday, Feb. 4. A-J was ahead 15-11 after one quarter. The Bulldogs tied the game at 24-24 at...

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