Anna-Jonesboro Community High School

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently announced the names of Illinois high school students who have been named 2017-18 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.  Union County students who have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars are named below by their high...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t hold on to an early lead in a 53-52 loss to host West Frankfort Thursday, Dec. 8. The Lady Wildcats led 10-8 after one quarter. But the Lady Redbirds fought back for a 22-22 tie at the half and to a 39-39 tie headed into the...
School board elections are slated in April 2017 in Union County.  The filing period for school board elections began Dec. 12 and continues through Dec. 19. Nominating petitions are filed at the Union County clerk’s office in Jonesboro. Elections are scheduled in each of the county’s seven school...
After sustaining a tough conference loss against Nashville last Friday, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team bounced back for a 61-46 win over visiting Cobden Saturday, Dec. 10. “We played as badly as we possibly could have Friday,” A-J coach Mike Chamness said. “I wasn’t...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Lawrenceville Invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. Olney East Richland won the invitational and Harrisburg finished in third place. The Wildcats entered 13 wrestlers and 12 earned medals. Arieh Hart led the way for A-...
‘Tis the season...for Christmas holiday season programs at Union County public schools. The schedule of upcoming programs includes: Lick Creek School, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Cobden Elementary School, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Cobden Junior-Senior High School, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Davie School, Anna, Dec. 13, 7 p.m....
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr and Sheldon McGrath earned all-tournament selection honors at the Goreville Invitational Tournament. Both players are juniors. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hardin County 58-42 to win third place at the Goreville Invitational Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3. A-J 58, Hardin County 42: Jake Parr scored 26 points to lead the Wildcats to the win Saturday. Sheldon McGrath and Jacob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team opened its season with a pair of wins at Carterville Nov. 29. The Wildcats defeated Benton and host Carterville.  A-J first place wrestlers are listed first: A-J 48, Benton 31 113 pounds: Jacob Tellor pinned Chris Morris in 1:42. 120 pounds:...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won a pair of games in action last week. A-J 48, Marion 46: Trailing after three quarters, the Lady Wildcats came back in the final quarter to post a win over host Marion Thursday, Dec. 1. “Marion is very good,” A-J coach Matt Denny...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Elle Basler has been honored as The Southern newspaper’s volleyball player of the year. Basler’s recognition for the honor was featured in a Carbondale newspaper’s issue on Friday, Nov. 25. The Southern sportswriter Scott Mees wrote that “Elle Basler has been...

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