Stories by Adam
The new-look Lincoln Blue Tigers relied on a familiar face Wednesday night.
Not all 1-10 records are the same. The Lincoln football team has put together back-to-back 1-10 seasons. Yet, there’s little doubt the Blue Tigers are on the upswing.
Riley Brant completed just two passes Saturday afternoon. They sent Tipton to the Class 1 semifinals.
Final score: Southwest Baptist 43, Lincoln 12
A lot of games have been cakewalks for Tipton this season. This one won't be so easy.
Fatima won’t have a chance to return to the Final Four.
In sectional soccer matchup
Fatima is back in the Class 1 state soccer bracket for the third straight year.
At Class 2 cross country championships
A brilliant four-year career didn’t culminate in the ultimate prize, but it came pretty close.
Take Class 1 cross country title
The Russellville Lady Indians fell a place short in their bid for a third straight Class 1 cross country title.
Tyler Rush did his waiting. He finally got the glory Saturday.
I was 6 years old the last time Missouri won a regular-season conference championship in basketball.
One constant in the Lincoln football team’s eight losses this season — its opponents’ ability to run the football.
With neither the Falcons nor Lady Falcons qualifying as teams for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Cross Country Championships today at the Oak Hills Golf Center, the focus switches to the individual.
Former Lady Jay a senior at Missouri
It might finally be Sydney Crafton’s time to shine. After an uncertain first three years for Crafton, a 5-foot-10 guard at Missouri and a former Jefferson City Lady Jay, the senior is ready for a breakout season.
After losing to the Dixon Bulldogs on Oct. 12, Fatima got the last laugh with a 3-0 victory Wednesday night in the Class 1 District 8 Tournament finals at Knights of Columbia Field.
It was your typical exhibition basketball game. Plenty of turnovers, poor shooting, just sloppy overall. Except for Sydney Crafton, who was just about perfect.
Fatima blasted Belle 5-0 in the Class 1 District 8 Tournament semifinals Monday night. The Comets could, and probably should, have had a bunch more.
The Lincoln women’s basketball team is ready to prove it’s here to stay.
There will be a familiar feel when Helias opens the soccer playoffs today. That’s because the Crusaders will be playing the same opponent in a win-or-go home game for the second straight season.
There are lot of questions to be answered for the Lincoln men’s basketball team. When you bring in eight new players and lose six of your top seven scorers from a 4-22 season, that’s to be expected.
It’s one last chance to impress the home crowd. It’s an opportunity for Lincoln’s 16 seniors to win their final game at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. And oh, what a chance it is.
One was enough.
It was an almost perfect night for the Helias Lady Crusaders.
It’s time to get down to business for the high school volleyball teams throughout the area.
Lincoln’s first Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association victory, a 34-27 win over Nebraska-Kearny last Saturday night, was just part jubilation, part relief.
While it didn’t come in the Class 3 state championship game, Blair Oaks still finished its season with a victory.
A lofty goal, even a dream, at the beginning of the season becomes a reality today — the Blair Oaks softball team will be playing in the Final Four in its first season at the Class 3 level.
It was just the kind of final tuneup Blair Oaks wanted. The Lady Falcons closed their regular season with a tidy 25-14, 25-15 victory over Dixon on Thursday night at the Blair Oaks gym.
Big night for volleyball squad
The Blair Oaks volleyball team knew it was going to be a big night.
The last four days have been special for Mike Jones. It started when his Lincoln football team picked up its first victory of the season on Saturday. It gets even better today when Jones is inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Lincoln had waited long enough to win its first Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association game. So the Blue Tigers didn’t mind waiting through nearly a four-hour weather delay to finally complete the feat.
Jefferson City’s soccer team is certainly on the rise, validated by its No. 9 ranking in Class 3. It’s just not quite there with the state’s elite squads.
This one was a bit of a surprise. Not just the result, but more so how it played out.
To say the final score wasn’t indicative of how the game was played would be doing a disservice to the Blair Oaks’ offense.
This one sure lived up to its billing. Helias and Quincy (Ill.) entered Monday night’s volleyball match at Rackers Fieldhouse with just three combined losses in 56 matches.
It’s going down as the infield fly rule heard around the world — that controversial call in the winner-take-all wild card play-in game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves on Friday.
It wasn’t the usual first-quarter hole that buried the Lincoln football team. This time it was a second-half meltdown that doomed the Blue Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
It’s tough to win games when you’re down from the get-go. That’s been a major problem for the Lincoln football team this year.
Blair Oaks hurler Michaella Forck tossed a four-inning perfect game en route to a 15-0 pasting of School of the Osage in the Class 3 District 10 Tournament semifinals Thursday night at the Falcon Athletic Complex.
Allyson Metz and Brooke Rozier both hit two-run homers as Jefferson City cruised to a 10-0 five-inning victory over Camdenton in the opening round of the Class 4 District 9 Tournament on Wednesday night at Rock Bridge.
It was a night to remember for the Blair Oaks softball team.
Good things usually happen when you put the ball in play. Well, Helias only struck out once Monday night.
Playing in the de facto championship game of the Helias Catholic Classic, the Lady Crusaders’ bats went cold.
The first few games, it’s understandable. Now it’s starting to get a bit ridiculous.
It was a game neither pitcher deserved to lose. That’s how great Jefferson City’s Katelyn Rush and St. Elizabeth’s Erin Struemph were Monday night.
It’s been an uphill climb for the Lincoln football team in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Nothing could faze Paxton Welch on Thursday night. Not pitching three straight days. Not four Helias errors. Not facing runners in scoring positions in five separate innings.
Michael Ashley is a Jamaican athlete at Lincoln University. That’s not out of the norm, considering the Blue Tigers’ highly successful track and field program, of which Ashley is a member, recruits heavily in Jamaica. The surprising part? Ashley is also the kicker for the Lincoln football team.
It was a wild Wednesday of softball at Duensing Field. Helias and Webb City split a doubleheader on a day that featured four home runs, a triple play, a walk-off win, an extra-inning affair, several comebacks and 511 pitches.
In softball on Tuesday
It was a game of costly blunders. Hickman miscues gave Jefferson City an early lead. Mistakes by the Lady Jays then gave the Kewpies a win.