High School Sports
In Class 3 and 4
Here are the area qualifiers for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3-4 Track and Field Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium:
The Russellville Indians fell just short of the Final Four. Canton brought in a run in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Russellville 8-7 in a Class 2 sectional game Wednesday night.
The Comets are headed to the Final Four for the first time in 17 years after beating Maryville 7-2 on Wednesday night in a Class 3 state quarterfinal.
The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built. That makes South Florida, in the midst of a spat over expensive stadium renovations, a loser for the 2016 game. And Miami took a double defeat when Houston was awarded the 2017 championship game.
Five area players were named to Class 1 District 10 all-district teams recently.
Twelve Helias and Jefferson City players were named all-district in Class 5 District 9.
It wasn’t your prototypical three-hitter, but Chandler Wolf was still dominant. The senior right-hander worked around three hit batters and five walks in a commanding 10-strikeout performance that propelled the Russellville Indians to a 5-2 win against the Harrisburg Bulldogs in a Class 2 sectional contest.
Patrick Schnieders has his priorities straight on the baseball diamond. Among the laundry list of individual feats accomplished Tuesday night by the Fatima senior, none of them were at the top. Not Joe Crede’s school single-season hits record he broke. Not the three-hit, one-RBI effort at the plate. Not the complete-game shutout of the state’s No. 2-ranked team. No. 1 in his mind? The win.
Maddie Lammers scored nearly nine minutes into the first overtime as the Lady Crusaders topped Union 3-2 in a Class 2 sectional Tuesday night at Union Middle School.
Kaley Ruff of the Lady Jays scored midway through the second half to account for the lone goal in Jefferson City’s 1-0 victory against the Blue Springs South Jaguars in Class 3 sectional action.
Mother Nature wasn’t kind to the start of the state baseball playoffs. With a total of 24 sectional games on the docket for Classes 1-3, only nine of them got played to completion Monday. A few others started and will finish today, but the majority never got the chance to take the field.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays entered the soccer season wanting to leave their mark in the history of the program. So far, they have. And there are still goals ahead, starting tonight when Jefferson City travels to face the Blue Springs South Jaguars in a Class 3 sectional contest.
The Helias soccer team has seen its fair share of prolific goal-scorers this season. How the Lady Crusaders have fared against them has been a mixed bag. Helias will get a shot at another one as the Lady Crusaders travel to take on Union in a Class 2 sectional game at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Union Middle School.
Fatima, Russellville in sectional baseball
Fresh off district tournament titles, a pair of area baseball teams are scheduled for state tournament play today.
For local Class 3 and 4 boys and girls competition
Here are results of competition Saturday by area athletes at Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Sectionals.