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Anna-Jonesboro is scheduled to host Nashville Friday night, Sept. 16, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at The Pit. Friday night’s matchup will be A-J’s 2022 White Out Game. “Hopefully, that will get us going,” A-J head football coach Brett Detering said about this week’s...
Massac County, 1-1, is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro, 0-2, Friday, Sept. 9, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Patriot coach Jason Roper said the two teams are similar and don’t have a high number of experienced players this season. Both teams finished 4-5 last year. ...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Murphysboro for the second game of the season Friday, Sept. 2. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The Red Devils enter the game after a season opening 41-20 win over Jackson County rival Carbondale. “Murphysboro has a lot back from last...
The Jonesboro School junior high softball team extended its winning streak with two victories in its last two outings.  The Lady Bulldogs shut out Cobden in an 18-0 win at Cobden on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Brooke Sheffer pitched a perfect game in earning the win, not allowing a single batter on base in 4...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are gearing up for their season opener, which is set for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Murphysboro. A-J cross country head coach Matt Denny said he sees team depth as a key for the girls’ team.  “We’ll be competitive because we’...
The head coach of the Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op boys’ soccer team believes his squad can make a run in the Southern Illinois River to River Conference Mississippi Division race this season. “Murphysboro and Carterville are two of the stronger teams,” A-J/Cobden head coach Mark Boomer...
Practice was scheduled  to get underway this week for the high school volleyball season. Jaycee Pender, the first-year head coach for the volleyball team at Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, is looking forward to a good season. Pender, who was a varsity assistant coach last season, is enthusiastic...
Heather Coffman has been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Master of the Year. Photo provided.
Heather Coffman of Union County was inducted Saturday, July 16, into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Master of the Year. She is owner of Coffman’s Martial Arts in Anna, where she also is an instructor. The hall of fame induction event, held at the San Antonio Hilton Airport,...
Colin Hall has been hired as the new head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Dongola High School.  Hall was an assistant last year for his father, head coach Preston Hall, who continues to teach, but stepped down as head coach. The younger Hall said he enjoyed his time as an assistant. Hall...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team was scheduled to have its first day of practice on Thursday, June 2. The team practices and hosts its swim meets at the Anna Pool. The pool opened for the season on June 2. Information posted on the team’s website showed the following schedule of events during June...

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