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Prep Football: Helias, Rock Bridge have injuries at quarterback

It’s uncertain times for the Helias Crusaders and Rock Bridge Bruins.

Prep Football: Blair Oaks, California meet with Tri-County crown on line

Coming into the season, the Blair Oaks Falcons and California Pintos had several question marks after losing key contributors from squads that finished the season ranked among the state’s top eight teams in Class 3.

Prep Football: California looks to slow Blair Oaks

California has the Tri-County Conference’s best scoring defense, and Blair Oaks is home to the best scoring offense.

Prep Football: South Callaway expects Wildcats to key on Bulldogs’ ground attack

With South Callaway’s running game seeing more defenses crowd the line of scrimmage, Bulldogs head coach Zack Hess expects more of the same.

Prep Football: Off first loss of the season, Fulton set to host Boonville

The Fulton Hornets didn’t need to review the entirety of their first loss of the season.

Prep Football: North Callaway heading to Clopton/Elsberry

For North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal, it is paramount the Thunderbirds get more punch out of their possessions.

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Prep Football: Eldon set to host School of the Osage for Homecoming

The Eldon Mustangs are running on all cylinders at the moment.

Prep Football: Versailles takes on Hallsville

The one thing that every coach has said about Versailles this year is that they are an improved football team.

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Prep Football: Camdenton travels to Waynesville

The Camdenton Lakers are coming off of great a Homecoming victory. They watched a sophomore running back blossom into a star with a fantastic 238-yard performance that also included four trips to the end zone. They played shutdown defense in the second half en route to a 43-15 victory against Rolla.

Prep Softball: Helias handles Eldon 12-1

Haley Kempker drove in four runs Thursday to lead the Helias Lady Crusaders to a 12-1 victory against the Eldon Lady Mustangs.

Chiefs’ QB Smith under fire in more ways than one

Alex Smith is feeling plenty of heat these days.

Thursday's NHL Exhibition Capsules

Games played on Oct. 1, 2015

NHL EXHIBITION ROUNDUP: Craig Anderson made 40 saves, Mark Stone and Cody Ceci each had a goal and two assists and the visiting Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

Jays soccer defeats Granite City (Ill.)

The Jefferson City Jays opened play Thursday in the Gateway City Soccer Classic with a 3-0 victory against Granite City, Ill.

Prep Softball: Fatima 17, Russellville 0

The Fatima Lady Comets defeated Russellville 17-0 on Thursday. Sammey Bunch had four hits and six RBI, Katelyn Plassmeyer had two hits and three RBI while Raegan Huhn had two hits and two RBI in the win. Macy Berhorst got the win, striking out eight and allowing one hit. Fatima (15-9) plays today at Helias.

Lewis and Clark eighth grade football rolls

The Lewis and Clark eighth- grade football team defeated West 38-13 on Thursday at Hickman.

Harvick likely needs a win at Dover

With a NASCAR championship defense at stake, Kevin Harvick tried to spin Dover as just another race. He even compared the pressure ahead to a walk in the park.

FC Kansas City captures title

Amy Rodriguez scored off a header in the 78th minute and FC Kansas City sent midfielder Lauren Holiday into retirement with a 1-0 victory against the Seattle Reign for the National Women’s Soccer League championship game Thursday night.

Ravens rally late, top Steelers 23-20 in overtime

Josh Scobee couldn't. Twice. Justin Tucker could. Twice. The big-legged Baltimore kicker hit a 42-yard field goal to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final seconds of regulation and made a 52-yarder with 5:08 left in overtime to give the Ravens a 23-20 victory Thursday night.

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Gomes helps Royals beat White Sox 6-4

Jonny Gomes drove in three runs, and the banged-up Kansas City Royals moved into a tie with Toronto for the AL's best record with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Moore throws for 2 TDs, Cincinnati beats Miami 34-23

Hayden Moore threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in his starting debut, and Cincinnati's struggling defense held on for a 34-23 victory over Miami on Thursday night to end the Hurricanes' streak of 10 straight wins over the Bearcats.