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Cardinals activate Molina

From disabled list

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list in time for a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

Aldon Smith suspended for nine games


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

Blair Oaks has respect for Owensville

When the Blair Oaks Falcons travel to Owensville tonight, they’re going to see a couple big differences from their last trip there two years ago.

C.B.C. Cadets boast high-powered attack

The fact C.B.C. put up 63 points against Hickman in its season opener is a little alarming for Jefferson City head coach Ted LePage.

With an eye on October, Helias to host Hannibal

No, your calendar isn’t wrong. It’s late August, not late October.

School of the Osage looks to build off impressive performance

Plays Moberly

After notching their first win in their season opener against the Fulton Hornets, the School of the Osage Indians figure to have a much tougher test in store this evening when they travel to face the Moberly Spartans.

California taking a step up in competition

Will face Mexico

CALIFORNIA — After defeating Boonville 44-0 in their opener Friday at Riley Field, the Pintos are ready for game two of the 2014 season tonight, when they will host the Mexico Bulldogs.

Versailles looks to build off victory

Against Fulton

The Versailles Tigers shut out Knob Noster last week 26-0, marking their first varsity football victory since Oct. 5, 2012, and the first under head coach Broc Silvers as he begins his second year.

Fulton looking for better effort

Against Versailles

FULTON — Though the Fulton Hornets are eager for their home opener, head coach Pat Kelley said his team is thankful just to have another opportunity to redeem itself.

Eldon expects tougher test

Against Hogan Prep

In the blistering heat last Saturday morning, the Eldon Mustangs proved too much of a test for the College Prep at Madison Bears, a first-year varsity football program.

North Callaway looks to regroup

Facing Tipton

KINGDOM CITY — This may not be one of those powerful Tipton Cardinals football teams of recent memory, but that doesn’t matter to Kevin O’Neal.

Rulo, Tracy crossing paths again

South Callaway, Southern Boone to meet

MOKANE, Mo. — Tim Rulo and Trent Tracy are more than just casual coaching acquaintances.

Blair Oaks volleyball tops Osage

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons defeated School of the Osage 25-10, 25-17 in volleyball action Thursday.

Lady Jays volleyball posts win

The Jefferson City volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season, topping Hermann on Thursday at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Helias girls top Battle in tennis

After having two matches postponed due to the heat, the Helias Lady Crusaders finally started the season Thursday with a 6-3 victory against the Battle Spartans.

Lady Jays tennis wins again

The Jefferson City girls tennis team ran its record to 6-1 on the season after defeating Waynesville 9-0 on Thursday at Washington Park.

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Goal Lines, your Mid-Missouri football guide

Week 2 Previews

This week's issue of Goal Lines features game previews for Jefferson City, Helias, Blair Oaks, California, Tipton, Fulton, South Callaway, North Callaway, Eldon, School of the Osage, Versailles and Southern Boone.

Seven-run fourth sends Helias past Rolla

Through three innings Thursday, the Helias Lady Crusaders had left seven runners on base against the Rolla Lady Bulldogs.

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Helias tops Fatima in volleyball

Using some deft serving, the Helias Lady Crusaders took control of both games early and went on to capture a 25-14, 25-15 win against the Fatima Lady Comets on Thursday night.

Linn softball wins 7-2 over Owensville

Paige Rost went the distance to get the win Thursday, while Lindsi Vaughan homered to lead Linn to a 7-2 victory against Owensville.