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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School was represented by two wrestlers at last week’s Illinois High School Association Class 1A state competition in Springfield. Caleb Mays, 138 pounds, won his first match by a 15-0 decision over a Nazareth wrestler. Mays lost his final two matches and was...
Players from three Union County high schools have received South Egyptian Conference 2021 postseason honors. Cobden High School’s Noah Franklin was named as the boys’ basketball player of the year in the conference. Cobden’s Brock Reynolds, Nolan Hand and Noah Franklin were all-conference first...
The Juneteenth Virtual Art Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook. There will also be a live viewing at Attucks Park in Carbondale. The show will feature original works by contemporary artists, including DeSande R, Robert A. Ketchens, Mike Faris and Najjar Abdul-...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’ football head coach Brett Detering will be inducted into the Southern Illinois High School Coaches Hall of Fame at the Southern Illinois Miners baseball game in Marion on Wednesday, June 23. A doubleheader is planned June 23. An induction ceremony is scheduled...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed at the Class 1A regional in Lawrenceville Sunday, June 13. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Caleb Mays, 138 pounds, with a 1st place finish. David Kester, 120 pounds, finished in 3rd place. Fourth place finishers were Drew...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Brodie Denny finished in 7th place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.84 at the Class 2A state track meet in Charleston Friday, June 11. “She had an extraordinary year,” A-J head track coach Michael Eudy said.  Eudy said that if Denny had run in Class 1A...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed in four matches last week. The Wildcats swept a dual match at home with Centralia and Trico Thursday, June 3. Both opposing teams forfeited in every event. A-J topped Trico 54-12 and Centralia 58-12. A-J 48, Sparta 18: Daniel Dover,...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Brodie Denny won the 1600-meter run in 5:33.38 at the Class A girls’ track sectional held at Salem Thursday, June 3. Denny is currently ranked 12th in the state in the event. She also finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:22.34. The top two places in each...
Cobden’s Noah Franklin, number 5 in white, pitches to Carrier Mills batter Blaine Betz during an Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional baseball game Friday evening, June 4. Nolan Hand was catching for Cobden, which was hosting the game. Cobden scored a 4-0 win over Carrier Mills.
Cobden downs Carrier Mills at regional The host Cobden High School baseball team defeated Carrier Mills 4-0 in the semi-finals of the Class 1A regional Friday evening, June 4. Dawson Short, Chase Wyatt and Xach Roberts were each 1-for-2 with an RBI  apiece to lead the hitting for the Appleknockers...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed in five matches last  week. Lawrenceville 46, A-J 30: David Kester, 126 pounds, T.J. Macy, 152 pounds, Ben Harvel, 220 pounds and Liam Schroeder, 280 pounds, all won by forfeit in the match hosted by Mt. Carmel Thursday, May 20. Caleb...

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