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Nienhueser leads Helias past California in Shootout

The biggest player on the floor had the biggest impact on the game.

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Jays get past Strafford

Winning strategy at the end

With less than four minutes to play Saturday in the Central Bank Shootout, the Jefferson City Jays’ double-digit lead was down to three, forcing Blair Thompson to call a timeout.

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Eugene falls to Neosho in OT

Lexi Dickerson of Eugene made her final six 3-point attempts of Saturday’s Central Bank Shootout game against Neosho at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Linn tops Fulton, takes third in Southern Boone Classic

It took overtime, but Linn defeated Fulton 78-74 on Saturday in the thirdplace game of the Southern Boone Classic.

Girls Basketball: Hallsville 46, Blair Oaks 39

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons fell to Hallsville on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Southern Boone Classic.

Girls Basketball: St. Elizabeth 40, Vienna 28

The St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets picked up their fourth win in their last six games Saturday afternoon, topping Vienna 40-28 in the fifth-place game at the Newburg Tournament.

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Jays take second at Elite 8 Duals

The Jefferson City wrestling team finished second in the inaugural Elite 8 dual match tournament on Saturday.

Prep Wrestling: Helias goes 2-0

The Helias Crusaders swept a pair of wrestling duals Friday.

Crusader junior varsity closes out wrestling year

The Helias junior varsity team closed out its season with a third-place finish Saturday at the Hickman Junior Varsity Tournament.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Good time for a rabbit hunt

It had been too long since I took to a snow-covered forest in pursuit of cottontail rabbits.

Manning last game? Newton's finest moment? We'll see

For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal with the dynamic defenses bent on humbling them.

News Tribune picks: Super Bowl 50

Read how our sports writers envision the outcome of today's big game

Three for Denver. One for Carolina. That's the way our four News Tribune sports prophets have the outcome of Super Bowl 50 pegged.

LU women fall to ranked Missouri Western team

The Lincoln University women hung with the nation’s ninth-ranked team for a quarter, but the Missouri Western Griffons proved to be too much in the final three periods.

Lincoln's fourth-quarter comeback falls short

Loss to Missouri Western makes Blue Tigers' fourth straight

The Lincoln men’s basketball team has dropped four straight after Saturday’s 76-68 loss at Missouri Western.

LU baseball team drops doubleheader

The Lincoln University baseball team dropped both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against Maryville.

Lincoln softball loses pair at tournament

For the second straight day, the Lincoln softball team managed just four hits while losing a pair of games in the Southern Arkansas Softball Invitational.

If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in. The troubled quarterback simply has to accept it.

Danny Lee takes Phoenix Open lead in front of record crowd

Danny Lee knew there was a huge crowd Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He still was amazed when told just how many people packed TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course.

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Lehtera, Elliott lead Blues past Wild 4-1

Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night.

Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 6, 2016

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again.