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The Sparta High School football team has not won a game this season. The Bulldogs, 0-7, will be traveling to The Pit to face host Anna-Jonesboro Friday, Oct. 14. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. It will be Senior Night for A-J. A lot is riding on the game...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Dylan Fox, number 21, in white, looked to gain some yardage against Du Quoin. Also in the photo is A-J’s Caleb Clover.
To say the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team left it all on the field last Friday  night would be an understatement. The Wildcats fought from behind and appeared to go ahead in the waning seconds on a conversion run before a penalty gave host Du Quoin a 14-13 victory. “It’s very...
Collin Cain, Grassy Lake Hunting Club sponsor, pictured on the right with the late Gerald Cain, his father.
Pictured above are the Gold Sponsors for the Tom Sherrill Memorial Golf Scramble recently held for the Lick Creek Educational Foundation. Edward M. Smith, ULLICO president, was unavailable for a picture. Carl Rendleman will appear in next week’s edition of The Gazette-Democrat. Gold and Silver...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team posted a 2-1 record in recent action. Nashville 25-25, A-J 19-19: Elle Basler had 8 serve receives, 7 kills, 6 good serves,  5 digs and a block to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi...
Boys’ conference was Sept. 27. A-J’s. Levi C. Hall finished in 1st place for the Mississippi Division with a 76 and Carson Reynolds finished in 9th with a 91. Photo provided.
Levi Hall shot 76 to lead the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ golf team in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division Tournament at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale Tuesday, Sept. 27. Hall, along with teammate Carson Reynolds were both named to the...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ soccer team posted a win and a tie in recent action.. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 1, Sikeston, Mo., 1: Jaryt Tripp scored the first goal with 47 seconds remaining in the second half to gain the tie for host A-J/Cobden/Dongola Saturday, Oct. 1. Jake Parr...
The Anna-Jonesboro  Community High School football team travels to Du Quoin this Friday. “Du Quoin has a lot of big kids,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “Du Quoin is always tough and they’re big and physical. It will certainly be a challenge for us.” Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be...
Trailing 7-0 early in the game following a fumble, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team ignited for six unanswered touchdowns on its way to a 50-7 win over visiting Pinckneyville at The Pit Friday night, Sept. 30. “All phases of our game, both offense, defense and special...
Shawnee Community College athletic director men’s basketball team head coach John Sparks, left, congratulated Mike Fitzgerald, center, and Larry Carter, right, on their team’s winning the tournament and trophy.
Shawnee Community College had its annual Saints Challenge golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Mike Fitzgerald, Larry Carter, Bill Stout and Steve Wein won the overall tournament and traveling Shawnee Community College trophy with a team score of 59. Anna-...
The Shawnee Lady Reds high school volleyball team fell in three sets to Agape after sealing the first set with a marginal win in recent action. The set scores were 25-14, 22-25, and 23-25 in recent action.  Kirsten Pitts led the attacks for Shawnee going 18 of 20 with seven kills, 8 of 12 serving...

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