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The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola Co-op boys’ soccer team won a game and tied another in recent action. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 2, Marion 2: Jaryt Tripp and Sheldon McGrath scored a goal apiece to lead the host team to the tie Thursday, Sept. 14. Goalie Jake Parr played 80 minutes in goal and had 11...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team begins Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division play Friday when it hosts Carterville. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. for the A-J homecoming game at The Pit. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. The Lions are 3-1...
After Nashville scored on the opening drive, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team erupted for 10 touchdowns on its way to a 71-41 win over the visiting Hornets at The Pit Friday, Sept. 15. “I felt good going in the game offensively,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “But  we didn’t...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles cross country team started its 2017 season with two wins. Pinckneyville 204 Invitational  Lick Creek competed at the Pinckneyville Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 2. The Lady Eagles came away with a victory. Lick Creek had 45 points, followed by Pinckneyville St....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team begins Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division play at home this Friday against Nashville. “The next five weeks,  we will see how the conference shapes out,” said A-J football coach Brett Detering, whose team begins a...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jaryt Tripp, number 8, kicks off during last Friday night’s high school game against visiting Massac County.
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team wasted little time taking charge last Friday night. Arieh Hart scored on the Wildcats’ opening kickoff return on a 68-yard run  and the team never looked back in a 40-6 win over visiting Massac County at The Pit. After Hart’s long run,...
A-J’s Jayce Turner, number 42 in dark uniform, crosses the goal line to score a touchdown. Also in the picture are A-J players Noah Craig, number 70, Dylan Cunningham, number 72, and Carsten Christy, number 78.
Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat. With the game tied 14-14 at the half, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School footbal team erupted for four touchdowns in the second half on its way to a 43-14 win at The Pit over host Murpysboro Friday night, Sept. 1. “We made a slight...
The Massac County High School football team has posted an 0-2 record this season and will battle host Anna-Jonesboro, 2-0, at 7 p.m. this Friday. The Patriots lost to Nashville 17-12 last Friday night. “They played Nashville tight,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “Their first loss was to a...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ co-op soccer team faced Carterville in an Aug. 30 match. A-J won the game. The accompanying pictures are from action during the match. Photos provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling coach Eric Massey was honored recently by the Illinois High School Association as the Class 1A wrestling coach of the year. “I was shocked,” Massey said. “I got the award, but it was definitely a team effort. I couldn’t have done it without my...

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