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Missouri hosts Vanderbilt for Homecoming game

Missouri and Vanderbilt are in two very different postitions entering today’s game at Faurot Field.

Lincoln to play at Indianapolis

The Lincoln Blue Tigers know they have a big test ahead of them.

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Strong defense leads Blair Oaks to district win

Against Boonville

The Blair Oaks defense shut the Boonville Pirates down for three quarters and cruised to a 37-7 victory Friday in the opening round of Class 3 District 6 play.

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Jays rout Kewpies in rivarly game

Win 39-0 in district opener

Last year, Jefferson City’s season ended with a loss to a Columbia team it had beaten in the regular season. Friday night, the Jays wasted no time avoiding a similar fate.

World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey

Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.

Lady Jays rebound from loss in semifinals to blank Eureka

The Jefferson City Lady Jays left the Killian Softball Complex with mixed emotions.

Kesel hurls Fatima to Class 2 softball title game

Leah Kesel brought her “A” Game.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Oct. 24, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in a shootout, and Dallas beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils' NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight.

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Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Oct. 24, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Russell Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his PGA Tour best with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

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Missouri high school football for Oct. 24, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Royals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3

Dyson to start in center, bat eighth

SAN FRANCISCO — Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park’s trickiest positions.

Blair Oaks keeping its guard up

Falcons have respect for district foe Boonville

WARDSVILLE — Looking at Boonville’s 2-7 record, it might be easy to dismiss the Pirates. Not so fast, says Blair Oaks head coach Brad Drehle.

Special group of seniors at Helias

Will be honored in Saturday's district football opener

It promises to be a special day for a special group. On Saturday afternoon, the Helias Crusaders will honor their 14 seniors with Senior Day prior to the Class 4 District 7 opener against the Wentzville Liberty Eagles. The 14 will all be in the starting lineup for the 1 p.m. contest at Adkins Stadium.

Jays not taking anything for granted

Open football district against Hickman

Jefferson City isn’t putting much stock into Hickman’s record. The Jays learned their lesson after what happened last season in the opening round of the playoffs, and they don’t want a repeat of that.

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California to open football districts against Versailles

‘This is what you play for’

When the California Pintos and Versailles Tigers met back in Week 3, the Pintos cruised to a 51-14 victory, handing the Tigers their second straight loss.

Versailles facing a tough task

Against California in football district opener

Tonight, Versailles (1-8) will travel to California (9-0) for what figures to be their last game of the 2014 season.

North Callaway gets rematch in district football opener

Against Montgomery County

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds will likely have some surprises in store to spice up the second time around.

Fulton football achieves goal

By hosting district football game

There was time to relax for the Fulton Hornets. After topping the Kirksville Tigers 41-20 to secure a home game and the No. 3 seed in the Class 3, District 6 playoffs, Fulton head coach Pat Kelley said a load was let off the Hornets, that they could take a breath.

South Callaway to face winless Knob Noster

The look of a district football mismatch

MOKANE — Do the math. Going by the numbers, the state-ranked and undefeated South Callaway Bulldogs will be a formidable favorite when they host the winless Knob Noster Panthers tonight in the Class2, District 7 quarterfinals. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.