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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ bowling team earned a 10th place finish at the 2022 Illinois High School Association state finals. Finals competition took place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford. The A-JCHS girls’ bowling team advanced to state for the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School head football coach Brett Detering led the Wildcats onto the field during a home game last September. File photo.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering will be inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Detering became the head coach at A-J in 1997. From the fall of 2000 to the present, Detering’s teams qualified for the Illinois High School...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team went 1-1 in action last week. A-J 43, Vienna 41: The visiting Lady Wildcats came on in the final quarter in the win Saturday, Feb. 5. “It was a battle,” A-J  head coach Matt Denny said. “We shot well late.” The Lady Eagles led 8-5...
Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won the Mid-Winter Classic at Egyptian with a 74-44 victory over the host Pharaohs Saturday, Jan. 22. Three Appleknockers made the all-tournament team: Brock Reynolds, Elliott Lowndes and Tyler Franklin. Lowndes was named as the tournament’s most valuable...
The Anna-Jonesboro wrestling team traveled to West Frankfort to compete in a dual match Tuesday, Jan. 12. The Wildcats topped the host Redbirds 45-36 and Herrin 66-16. With the wins, A-J improved to 17-6 overall in dual matches, which was four wins away from the school record in dual competition. A...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won a pair of games last week. Cobden 38, Hardin County 35: The Appleknockers went ahead early on their way to the win over Hardin County in a game which was played at Unity Point near Carbondale Wednesday, Jan. 12. “We pulled ahead early and hung on to...
COVID-19 impacted the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team last week. The A-J girls missed two games due to COVID-19. The Lady Wildcats’ game with Goreville on Thursday, Jan. 6, and Murphysboro, Jan. 8, both were cancelled. Murphysboro also was dealing with COVID-19. Plans...
Marlee Smith made a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left as the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team held on for a 28-26 win over host  Christ Our Savior Lutheran of Evansville at the Centralia Winterfest Tournament Thursday, Dec. 30. Christ Our Savior Lutheran had a shot...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed twice in recent action. The Wildcats competed in a dual meet at home Tuesday, Dec. 21, against Goreville and Marion and at the Mascoutah tournament on Saturday, Dec. 19. Results from the home meet follow: A-J 64, Goreville 18: Zoe...
With 1.09 seconds remaining in the game and the score tied, Elliott Lowndes made a pair of free throws to lift the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team to a 45-43 win over New Athens in first-round action at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament Monday, Dec. 27. Cobden was behind through the...

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