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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys' basketball team built an early lead and never looked back on its way to a 67-58 win over visiting Sparta on Senior Night in the final Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division regular season game Friday, Feb. 16. Jake Parr had 17...
Arieh Hart stands on the podium after winning a state wrestling championship. Photos provided.
A Union County high school plans to honor its new state champion this weekend. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School's Arieh Hart won the 152-pound weight class at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state wrestling championship. The finals were at the State Farm Center in Champaign on...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team is scheduled to compete at the Illinois High School Association Class 2A regional which is set Feb. 19-23 in Johnston City.  The tournament schedule follows: Monday, Feb. 19: 6 p.m., West Frankfort vs. Vienna. 7:30 p.m., Chester vs....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team qualified four wrestlers at the Class 1A regional at Carterville Saturday, Feb. 3. The four wrestlers will advance to next week’s Class 1A sectional at Vandalia. The 1st through 3rd place finishers advance. Leading the way for A-J was Arieh...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cheer team placed 6th in state on Saturday, Feb. 3. In the first row are, from left, Mallory Cochran, Maddie Lingle and Ashley Detering. In the second row are Addison Osman, Lily Yana and Lexie Lingle. In the third row are assistant coach Sydney Heern, Hallee Menees, Cheyenne Roach, Jenna Clark and head coach Kristen Chamness. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Wildcat cheer team finished 6th in the Illinois High School Association  competitive cheerleading state finals in Bloomington on Saturday, Feb. 3.  A-J placed 6th out of 81 small division teams in Illinois. This is the first time the A-JCHS cheer team has...
After trailing early 10-3, the Anna-Jonesboro Communtiy High School girls’ basketball team came back for a 56-33 win over Wayne City in first-round action at the Harrisburg Class 2A regional Monday, Feb. 5. The Lady Wildcats trailed 15-9 after one quarter and fought  back for a 22-21 halftime lead...
Cobden High School senior Molly Ellis has signed a national letter of intent to play golf at John A. Logan College in Carterville. A signing ceremony was held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Union County school. She plans to study nursing. In the first row are, from left, Tim Ellis, Molly’s father; Molly...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its second consecutive Southern Illinois River-To-River Conference Mississippi Division title at Sparta, Tuesday, Jan. 23. The Wildcats defeated the host Bulldogs 42-28 to win the title. A-J lost 54-27 to Murphysboro in the second...
The impact of a tragedy which occurred last week in Western Kentucky has been felt directly at a Union County school. The Cobden High School boys’ varsity and junior varsity basketball teams are scheduled to play at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., on Friday, Feb. 16. On Tuesday morning...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr goes up for a shot against West Frankfort at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic. Bob Fester photo. 
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost 65-51 to Marion in the third place game at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 20. Jake Parr, who was named to the all-tournament team, led the Wildcats with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Logan Sawyer added 10 points...

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