A-JCHS

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team had 11 players selected to the 2016 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division team. A-J’s first team selections on offense were running back Jayce Turner and lineman Kris Potter. First team defensive honors went to...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling coach Eric Massey looks for a successful season barring injuries. “If we can remain healthy, we’re looking to be very competitive,” Massey said.  Massey said he’s hoping that A-J can claim a Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball coach Matt Denny looks for the 2016-2017 team to continue its winning ways after a productive offseason. “We had a really good summer,” Denny said.  A lot of Denny’s confidence comes from the return of all of the team’s starters from last year’...
Sarah Konecek
Carbondale native Sarah Konecek spent her youth as a soccer player and used the skills she learned to coach the boys’ soccer team at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School for the last two seasons. This fall, Konecek used some of those skills to teach boys how not to kick a football. Konecek is the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Wildcats hosted an IHSA Class 3A football playoff game against North Mac last Saturday afternoon. A big crowd watched the postseason game, which was won by the visiting team. Photographer Tiffiny Dillow shared these images of Wildcats in action during last Saturday’s game. The Wildcats are in the dark uniforms. Pictured is Arieh Hart.
After winning by a field goal in the first round of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs,  the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team lost in a second round playoff game by a field goal in a 10-7 defeat at the hands of visiting North Mac at The Pit Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5. “I thought our...
 Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
At the close of Saturday’s thrilling win by the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats over the Fairfield Mules in the first round of the playoffs, this scene brought tears to many eyes in the grandstands. Keaton Busby carried Jackson Boyd (number 3) across the field as the two teams met for handshakes after the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is scheduled to play host to North Mac at The Pit this Saturday in an IHSA 3A second-round playoff game. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. For fans who can’t make it to the game, the contest will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. North Mac is a...
The A-JCHS Wildcats football team opened postseason action last Saturday with a 9-6 road win over host Fairfield. The accompanying photos are from Saturday’s game. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat. A-J’s Dylan Fox looks for some running room.
With 1.8 seconds remaining in a tie ball game, Sheldon McGrath kicked a 24-yard field goal to lift the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team to a 9-6 win over host Fairfield in first-round action of the Class 3A playoffs Saturday, Oct. 29. “It’s something I felt confident in,” A-J...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team lost its final two regular season matches last week. Harrisburg 25-25, A-J 18-21: Elle Basler had 11 kills, 10 serve receives and digs, 4 good serves and a block for the visiting Lady Wildcats Wednesday, Oct. 19. Brooke Miller had 11 digs, 10...
After a year’s absence from the postseason, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team returns in the Class 3A playoffs to take on host Fairfield Saturday. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. Fairfield enters the contest at 8-1 overall and A-J is 7-...

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