Camdenton and West Plains were co-champions last year in the Ozark Conference and they will face off against each other early this season.
Mychael Jett tossed a complete-game two-hitter Thursday to lead the Jefferson City Lady Jays to a 9-1 win against the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets.
Lindsey Steinbeck and Allie Aschcraft combined on a two-hitter Thursday as the Helias Lady Crusaders blanked the Rolla Lady Bulldogs 10-0 in five innings.
Payton Staggs hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to push the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons to a 4-2 win over Centrlia on Thursday.
Sammey Bunch hit for the cycle Thursday as the Fatima Lady Comets topped School of the Osage 10-0 in five innings.
Madie Bungart hit a seventh-inning grounder to shortstop to drive in the game-winning run Thursday, as Russellville defeated California 5-4.
The Vienna softball team opened up Gasconade Valley Conference play with a 15-4 home win Thursday against Steelville.
The Fatima Comets began the season on a high note Tuesday, defeating Fulton 10-0 at home.
COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City Lady Jays finished third Thursday in a quadrangular at Old Hawthorne.
The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons swept School of the Osage in volleyball action Thursday night.
Lyndsi Vaughan tossed five innings of four-hit ball and went 4-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run to lead Linn to a 12-5 win Thursday against Owensville.
The Helias volleyball team just needed to progress through the gears Thursday night. Playing their home opener and just their second match of the season, the Lady Crusaders got off to a slow start at Rackers Fieldhouse, then shifted into a higher gear before finally hitting cruising speed by the end of the night.
The Helias Lady Crusaders claimed team honors while the Jefferson City Lady Jays were ninth Wednesday at the Camdenton Invitational at Old Kinderhook.
The only way the Jefferson City softball team could have stormed out of the gates more aggressively Wednesday would have been to break the rules and bat before the away team. The Lady Jays scored eight runs in the first inning, putting every batter on base the first time around the lineup en route to a 11-1 defeat of Rock Bridge in five innings at 63 Diamonds.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped just six games in six singles matches Tuesday afternoon and rolled to a 9-0 win against the Rolla Lady Bulldogs at Washington Park.