With the Helias attack having a decided advantage in time of possession and a stifling defense getting it back to the offense the few times it did surrender it, the Crusaders were never in danger of losing Tuesday night’s Class 3 sectional soccer contest.
The New Haven Lady Shamrocks and Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions swept every spot on the Class 1 District 9 Volleyball Team that was recently released.
The Helias Lady Crusaders and Blair Oaks Lady Falcons had five players each chosen to the Class 3 District 12 Volleyball Team.
Three Calvary Lutheran players earned all-conference honors when the CCAA named its teams.
The Helias Crusaders are two wins away from the Class 3 boys soccer Final Four.
The South Callaway Bulldogs claimed nine spots on the Eastern Missouri Conference football teams that were named recently.
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There are multiple ways to look at the 2015 Jefferson City Jays.
The Helias Crusaders defeated Camdenton 3-0 Saturday in a game delayed two days by weather to take the Class 3 District 9 soccer championship.
The Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both claimed team honors Saturday in the Class 3 District 5 Cross Country Championships.
The Jefferson City Jays and Lady Jays both qualified as teams for the Class 4 state cross country championships by virtue of their finishes in Saturday’s sectional meet.
The Fatima Lady Comets had six runners earn all-district honors Saturday on their way to claiming team honors.
The Russellville Indians had four all-district performers in claiming team honors Saturday in the Class 2 District 4 championships.
The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons finished second in the Class 2 District 4 cross country championships Saturday to earn a berth at the state championships.
It’s hard to pinpoint what was more impressive Friday night for the Blair Oaks Falcons — their high-octane offense or their stifling defense.
The Helias Crusaders wanted to get off to a fast start Friday night. Or at least quicker than they did the first time they played the Hannibal Pirates this season, when they fell behind 35-0 at the half.