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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team head coach Brett Detering knows there will be a challenge in the fall season’s opening game this Friday at West Frankfort. “It’s always hard to play West Frankfort,” Detering said. “They’re always a  quality ball team and a challenge.” West...
The high school football season didn’t finish that long ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic and was played in early spring. The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team started practice last week for the fall 2021 season and will have some experience back from that shortened six game...
The following announcement was posted on the Illinois High School Association website: On August 4, 2021, Governor Pritzker announced an update to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) All-Sports Policy that will require masks to be worn for all indoor IHSA athletic events regardless of...
Helping residents of Southern Illinois stay healthy is a primary focus of Southern Seven Health Department. One of the many ways this is done is through the department’s annual Tour de Seven – Fall into Fitness 5K Run/Walk.   Now in its sixth year, the Tour de Seven is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 18...
The start of a fall sports season is just around the corner for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School teams. Schedules have been set for most of the A-JCHS teams which compete during the fall.  As of early this week, the cross country schedule had not been finalized. Girls’ and boys’ teams are set...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is planning to host an open gym for sideline cheer. Hours are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 9-10 in the lower gym at A-JCHS. Tryouts Planned Cheer tryouts are scheduled Aug. 11, starting at 3 p.m.  Those who want to try out are asked to bring water and...
The Fowler Bonan Foundation has announced the schedule of their 19th annual Clothes for SI Kids Jr. Golf Day. The event is set for Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. the Shawnee Hill Country Club in Harrisburg. Parents and guardians of children between the ages of 4 to 18 are encouraged to register for...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers, collegiate athletes and athletic directors from some of the state’s most prominent universities on Tuesday, June 29, hailed the governor’s signing of a bill allowing college athletes to be paid for the...
Tom Henderson, as a member of the 1960 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team. File photo from The Gazette-Democrat, September, 1960.
Friends and former teammates of early 1960s Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football standout Tom Henderson gathered last week to share special memories. Mr. Henderson died on Thursday, June 24, in Texas. He was a 1961 graduate of A-JCHS.  During his senior year at A-JCHS, Mr. Henderson, a 6-1...
The 2021 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ and boys’ golf seasons will be the topic of an informational meeting which is planned Monday, July 12. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Monday at the pavilion at the Union County Country Club golf course in Anna. Any student athlete who may be...

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