Mid-Missouri and National Sports
For Class 3 and 4 boys and girls competition
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Here are results from Friday's competition at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.
In Class 3 and 4 boys and girls competition
Here are the area qualifiers for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3-4 Track and Field Championships, which will conclude today at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Helias wants to go back-to-back. The Lady Crusaders will look to make a second straight Final Four appearance when they host Carl Junction at 2 p.m. today in a Class 2 state quarterfinal game at the 179 Soccer Park.
It would be special for the Jefferson City Lady Jays to advance to the Class 3 soccer Final Four. But Lady Jays coach Matt Stacey doesn’t think his team needs to do anything special today to get there. “We just need to keep playing the way we’ve been playing,” Stacey said as Jefferson City prepares to host the Nixa Lady Eagles in a quarterfinal contest at 5:30 p.m. today at the 179 Soccer Park.
There will be separate admissions today for the Class 2 and Class 3 soccer quarterfinal games at the 179 Soccer Park.
Sydney Deeken wanted to show she could be elite in Class 3. After failing to do so in the high jump Friday morning, the California junior responded with a dominant performance in the triple jump later that afternoon. Deeken won the Class 3 girls triple jump with a leap of 37-41⁄2 during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3-4 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Two title-winning high jumpers returned in 2013. Only one could repeat as state champion. Eldon’s Sara Rhine won her second consecutive Class 3 girls high jump championship Friday at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3-4 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Blair Oaks brings its firepower Saturday. After not competing in any finals Friday, Blair Oaks has a legitimate shot to receive three all-state performances today.
Landon Bartel has learned from one of the best. After winning the Class 3 boys high jump Friday at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3-4 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, the Southern Boone junior was quick to credit his coach.
On a day where second place was the best finish for the Jefferson City track and field teams, it seems fitting there were two of them. The first day of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3-4 Track and Field Championships was a mixed bag for the Jays and Lady Jays. But the Friday portion of the meet did have two bright spots — Joey Burkett took second in the Class 4 boys pole vault and Kezia Martin picked up the same spot in the Class 4 girls long jump.
Will Fife was looking to break his Helias shot put record Friday at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 Track and Field Championships. He didn’t. But Fife did pick up a nice consolation prize — the state championship medal hanging around his neck.
Chelsea Thomas did all she could to extend her career and Missouri’s season. But the Tigers’ offense didn’t cooperate. Washington got a run in the first inning and it was enough to end Missouri’s season as the Huskies won 1-0.
NCAA investigators are planning to interview Miami football player Dyron Dye with the belief there are discrepancies between what he told them previously and what he wrote in an affidavit in support of a former Hurricanes assistant coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press.
Longtime Kentucky pals Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry have shared a massive gallery the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship. Now, they also share the lead. “It’s been a great couple of days,” Cochran said after the pair each shot 5-under-66 on Friday.
The Eastern Conference finals are tied, and home-court advantage now belongs to David West and the Indiana Pacers.
Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games.
Swarming the Senators from the opening faceoff, Pittsburgh roared to a 6-2 victory Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern conference semifinals to take the best-of-seven series 4-1.
Games played May 24, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota’s Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers’ 6-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
Games played May 24, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jordan Zimmermann became the National League’s first eight-game winner, and the Washington Nationals followed a calamitous road trip with a winning start to a homestand, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night.
Tournaments played May 24, 2013
GOLF ROUNDUP: Heather Bowie Young made five straight birdies while jumping from one side of the golf course to the other. Silvia Cavalleri was hitting the ball so well Friday she was sorry the Bahamas Classic was held on only 12 holes.