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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Carterville 45, A-J 37: The host Lady Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in the loss Thursday, Dec. 22. “We played well,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “We just couldn’t get over the hump.” Elle...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost a pair of games in recent action. Pinckneyville 71, A-J 37: The host Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in the loss Friday, Dec. 23. Sheldon McGrath had 8 points and 3 rebounds to lead A-J. Izzy Markovic had 6 points...
Visiting Meridian pulled ahead in the first quarter on its way to a 49-34 win over host Cobden in South Egyptian Conference high school boys’ basketball Tuesday, Dec. 13. John Russell had 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Appleknockers.  Clayton Eck had 7 points and 7 rebounds. Austin Lewey had...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team is scheduled to compete in the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament Dec. 26-29. Woodlawn is the tournament’s top-seeded team. Other teams competing are Waltonville, Goreville, Odin, Marissa-Coulterville, Zeigler-Royalton, Chester, Century, Christopher, New...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost twice in recent action. Massac County 51, A-J 41: The visiting Wildcats fell behind early in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Saturday,  Dec. 17. A-J trailed 10-9 after one quarter and 20-15...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team did something its hasn’t accomplished in a while on Tuesday, Dec. 13. “It’s been at least six years since we’ve beaten Pinckneyville,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “They’re a solid team.” Host A-J held on for a 36-33 win over the Lady...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed in the Benton Duals Saturday, Dec. 10. The Wildcats finished 3-1 overall with wins over Fairfield 61-18, East Alton Wood River 57-18 and Paducah Tilghman 72-6. The lone loss for A-J was a 44-35 decision to Tolono Unity. In the Tolono...
Winners of the local Elks Hoop Shoot competition included Landon Brown, Henry Hoehner, Kansas Craig, Jayci Needling, Jada Qualls, Noah Cavins, Zach Henry, Dawson Trammel, Danielle Dunaway, Mackenna Prout, Peyton Samuels, Ethan Carver, Caleb Nicholson, Noah Treece, Marlee Smith, Brooklyn Hogue and Brodie Denny. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 1641 has announced the winners of a local Elks Hoop Shoot competition. Three boys and three girls, ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 won the first round of competition in the Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest, which was held at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Each local...
Cobden gave up a 50-37 loss to visiting Century in South Egyptian Conference high school girls’ basketball Monday, Dec. 12. The Lady Centurions led 19-18 at the half.  Meredith Flamm scored 18 points to lead Cobden. Jenna Hartline had 13 points and Alaina Hartline 6.
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team posted a 2-1 record in recent action. Cobden 50, Joppa 42: Alaina Hartline scored 22 points to lead host Cobden to the South Egyptian Conference win Saturday, Dec. 10. Meredith Flamm added 20 points for the Appleknockers. Jenna Hartline had 6 points and...

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