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Lincoln softball comes back to split doubleheader

Down 7-0 heading into the bottom of the second inning of the second game of Saturday’s softball doubleheader, the Lincoln Blue Tigers responded.

Lincoln drops doubleheader to Southwest Baptist

he Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a baseball doubleheader Saturday to the Southwest Baptist Bearcats by scores of 12-8 and 10-8.

Prep Baseball: Linn wins Silver Division

Linn came up short once again against Valle Catholic, the team that defeated the Wildcats in the Class 2 semifinals last season, but finished atop the Silver Division in the Valle Catholic Tournament.

Prep Baseball: Vienna 7, Newburg 6

Vienna had just three hits but scored seven runs on eight walks and four hit batsmen to defeat Newburg 7-6 on Saturday in the Stoutland Spring Classic.

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Houdashelt claims title at 149 pounds

Drake Houdashelt of Missouri captured the NCAA wrestling title at 149 pounds Saturday night, defeating David Habat of Edinboro 3-1 in extra time in the championship match.

Lady Jays fall in PKs to Ursuline

The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped a 2-1 decision Saturday afternoon in PKs to Ursuline Academy.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Missouri State Parks second to none

With over 200,000 acres, 2,000 structures, 3,500 campsites, 194 cabins, 2,000 picnic sites and 1,000 miles of trail, Missouri’s State Parks offer outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels opportunities to be outside, enjoying nature.

Press Box: Bracket busted

It’s my own fault. I should have known better than to trust the Cyclones. Growing up in Davenport, Iowa, there was one thing I knew for sure: I was an Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Kevin Harvick cruises to Xfinity Series win at Fontana

Kevin Harvick apparently isn't satisfied with dominating just one NASCAR race series this year.

Rock Bridge wins fourth consecutive state title

Sophie Cunningham scored 13 points and Cierra Porter added 12 to lead Rock Bridge to its fourth consecutive girls basketball state title on Saturday, beating Liberty 49-35 in the Class 5 championship game.

Incarnate Word wins in Class 4

Napheesa Collier totaled 31 points while pulling down 19 rebounds Saturday to lead Incarnate Word to a 60-27 victory against MICDS in the Class 4 girls basketball state championship game at Mizzou Arena.

Blue Springs South defeats Park Hill South for state title

Brandon Kilgore scored 23 points to help Blue Springs South defeat Park Hill South 71-57 in the Class 5 boys basketball championship game on Saturday.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on March 21, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Tesho Akindele and Ryan Hollingshead scored in the second half, and FC Dallas beat 10-man Philadelphia 2-0 on Saturday.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on March 21, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Henrik Stenson of Sweden finished with another flourish at Bay Hill on Saturday and seized control of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on March 21, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Jeff Green had 23 points and Mike Conley scored 21 with nine assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-86 victory over the struggling Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

Saturday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 21, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.

Saturday's Men's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 21, 2015

MEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Two down, four to go for the Kentucky Wildcats as they try to become the first unbeaten national champion since Indiana in 1976. Villanova became the first top seed out as it lost to North Carolina State, while UCLA came up with a second win in the tournament, not bad for a team that many said didn't even belong in the field of 68.

White Sox spoil Gordon's return to Royals, 6-4

Courtney Hawkins hit a pair of two-run homers, the second a walk-off to lift the Chicago White Sox over Kansas City Royals 6-4 Saturday.

Ohio State clinches first national wrestling title

Ohio State clinched its first NCAA wrestling title before the final round began.

St. Charles overcomes Hillcrest 74-69 for Class 4 title

Casey Teson scored 35 points and Chase Morfeld added 20 to lift St. Charles past Hillcrest 74-69 in the Class 4 boys basketball championship Saturday.