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Girls Tennis: Helias advances four

The Helias Lady Crusaders advanced four players from the Class 1 District 8 individual tournament Saturday.

Girls Tennis: Lady Jays take first in doubles at district

Athira Nambiar and Erica Dunn were winners of the district tennis doubles championship, defeating teammates Susan Meyer and Bailey Patrick in the title match on Saturday.

Girls Volleyball: Blair Oaks win tourney

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons went won the Eldon Tournament on Saturday, going 5-0-1 overall.

Girls Volleyball: Calvary takes Belle Tourney

The Calvary Lady Lions went 4-0 to take the Belle Invitational title on Saturday.

Prep Softball: Blair Oaks takes fourth

The Blair Oaks softball team finished fourth in the Carthage Tournament on Saturday, going 2-2 overall.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Giant tent serves as season-long basecamp

Each spring and fall, I hunt numerous public and private properties across multiple states. Some are special places I return to year after year, while others are new destinations luring me in with the hope of greatness and the promise of adventure.

UMKC coach suspended in Louisville scandal

Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men’s basketball program.

After Manning and Rodgers, Chiefs to face Dalton

First, Peyton Manning beat the Chiefs. Then, Aaron Rodgers — the NFL’s top-ranked passer — took their defense apart, throwing for five touchdowns last Monday night in Green Bay.

Rams’ fierce pass rush faces Cardinals’ high-flying offense

That high-flying Arizona offense should get its toughest test yet this afternoon. The St. Louis Rams are having all kinds of problems scoring, but their defense, loaded with five first-round draft picks, is fierce.

Friday Night Recap: Ramsey scores first TD as pass game settles in for Jays

In a Homecoming romping, the Jefferson City Jays faithful may have wondered who caught Gunnar See’s first touchdown pass of the evening.

Friday Night Recap: Closser scores key TD for Falcons

On a night where C.J. Closser scored four touchdowns, there was no doubt which one was the biggest.

Arizona Cardinals happy Johnson ‘fell in our lap’

It was late in training camp. Andre Ellington was having his usual injury troubles. Rookie David Johnson was sidelined with a sore hamstring.

Saints’ rookie out of Missouri to meet hometown team

Saints punt and kick return specialist Marcus Murphy had done his research, and wasn’t about to fall victim to self-doubt after dropping to the seventh round last spring in the NFL draft.

Rain postpones Cardinals-Braves

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has a primary goal for the Cardinals' season-ending doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves: Keep everyone healthy for the postseason.

Regan Smith wins Xfinity Series race at Dover

Regan Smith could leave JR Motorsports with one heck of a parting gift. Smith wants to stay with his NASCAR Xfinity Series team in next year, but if he has to go, he'd gladly take a championship trophy with him.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on Oct. 3, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore scored and Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday to close in on the first playoff berth in franchise history.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Oct. 3, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Max Scherzer pitched his second no-hitter this season for Washington, striking out a team-record 17 and leading the Nationals over the NL East champion New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep.

Saturday's Top 25 College Football Capsules

Games played on Oct. 3, 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Ezekiel Elliott did everything he could to keep Ohio State's winning streak going. It still took a final goal-line stand for the top-ranked Buckeyes to hold off Indiana.

Missouri high school football for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Here are results from high school football games around Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

Missouri beats South Carolina 24-10

Missouri's 24-10 victory against South Carolina Saturday marked the first time in the history of the Southeastern Conference that two true freshman quarterbacks started in the same game.