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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team will attempt to record its third win of the spring season as it travels to Murphysboro Friday for a 7 p.m. game. The Red Devils are 2-2 after losing 40-18 last Friday to Benton. “We made too many mistakes,” Murphysboro head coach Gary Carter...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden co-op high school boys’ soccer team was 2-1 in recent action. A-J/Cobden 6, Harrisburg 1: Beto Vaca Diez scored two goals and added an assist to lead visiting A-J/Cobden to the win Saturday, April 3. Nick McGrath added 2 goals. Ethan Carver and Kyle Hall added a goal...
The Sparta High School football team did not play last Friday. The team did not have enough players due to injuries and academic issues. But the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division Bulldogs expect to regroup and play at Anna-Jonesboro Friday night, April 9.  Kickoff is...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team will attempt to record its first win of the season as it travels to Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division foe Du Quoin Friday for a  7 p.m. start. “It’s certainly a tough place to play,” A-J football coach Brett...
CARBONDALE – For the first time in school history, Southern Illinois has beaten two Top-5 opponents in the same season.  Two weeks after Southern took down No. 1 North Dakota State, SIU validated that win with a 17-16 victory over No. 4 Northern Iowa in a thriller at Saluki Stadium on Saturday....
Cobden, in white uniforms, hosted Century in boys’ high school basketball action Thursday, March 11. Cobden won the game and continued on its way to an unbeaten season. The image was captured from a video of the game which was posted online.
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team finished the season undefeated with a 58-41 win over Trico Saturday, March 13. Cobden became one of 14 schools in the state that finished undefeated with an 18-0 record. Coach Wendell Wheeler’s Appleknocker squad competed in 16 games in 23 days during a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ bowling teams both took home first place honors at the Southern Shootout tournament in Carterville. Members of the A-J teams include Addi Hadley, Madi Hawk, Whitley Quick, Avery Page, Olivia Myers, Aden Hopkins, Jaden Ebberts, Darrian Quick, Dylan Holderfield, Brandon Miller, Gabe Williams, Harrison Ford, Zach Miller and Andrew Odum. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ bowling teams both scored big victories with first-place finishes at the 2021 Southern Shootout tournament.  The competition was Monday, March 1, at SI Bowl in Carterville.  Teams from Anna-Jonesboro, Centralia, Herrin, Mt. Vernon, Salem,...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team started practice last week for its spring 2021 season. A-J is scheduled to open the season March 20 at Carterville. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s spring 2021 football season is scheduled to begin Saturday, March 20. A-J will have a six-game season this spring, instead of the usual nine games which are played in the fall.  The 2020 fall football season was postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus/...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team improved to 17-0 during a very busy week for the squad. Cobden 54, Patoka 46: The Appleknockers closed out the week with a road win at Patoka on Saturday evening March 6. “It was our third game within 24 hours,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said. “The...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won three straight games in recent action.  With the victories, Cobden improved to 8-0. Cobden 72, Meridian 40: The host Appleknockers scored the first two baskets of the game and were never again seriously challenged in the win over the Bobcats in South...

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