A-J Wrestling

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team lost 51-26 to Auburn at the Litchfield dual team sectionals Saturday, Feb. 25. The Wildcats finished 17-5 in dual meet competition this season.  A-J sent three wrestlers to the IHSA state tournament at Champaign this season, with Arieh Hart...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Arieh Hart, third from left, stands on the podium after winning second place at state last weekend. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestler Arieh Hart, 152 pounds, finished in second place in the Class 1A state wrestling championship at Assembly Hall in Champaign Saturday, Feb. 18. Hart, 42-4, lost to undefeated and No. 1 state-ranked Belleville Althoff’s Danny Braunagel, 47-0, by a 10-4...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team qualified three wrestlers at the Vandalia Class 1A sectional Saturday, Feb. 11, who advanced to the state tournament in Champaign which began Thursday, Feb. 16. A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said this is the first time in school history that...
From left are A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club vice president and assistant coach Jay Kisat, A-JCHS wrestling head coach Eric Massey, wrestling club head coach Greg Miller and club assistant coach Andy Sadler. Photo provided.
Between practices on Jan. 31, the A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club made a $500 donation to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team.   The donation was made in return for the high school team’s assistance at the club’s annual On The Prowl wrestling tournament, which was held at the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Class 1A regional title at West Frankfort Saturday, Feb. 4. “It’s the first regional title in school history,”A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said. “I’m very proud of this team and what they have accomplished.” The Wildcats...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division title outright with a 55-24 win over visiting Sparta Tuesday, Jan. 24. A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said the Wildcats have shared the conference title for...
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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling squad posted a ninth-place finish in the 23-team Murdale Tournament, which was Jan. 6-7 in Carbondale. “We got banged up a bit, A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said. “We had seven wrestle in the gold bracket with five medalists,” he added. The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Lawrenceville Invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. Olney East Richland won the invitational and Harrisburg finished in third place. The Wildcats entered 13 wrestlers and 12 earned medals. Arieh Hart led the way for A-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team opened its season with a pair of wins at Carterville Nov. 29. The Wildcats defeated Benton and host Carterville.  A-J first place wrestlers are listed first: A-J 48, Benton 31 113 pounds: Jacob Tellor pinned Chris Morris in 1:42. 120 pounds:...

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