Because the NBA requires players to be at least 19-years old and one year removed from high school before becoming eligible to be drafted, many of the elite high school players see college as nothing more than a one-year finishing school.
Races to title in spite of incorrect lap counter
Linn senior Tyler Rush was on his way to his first career state track title. Or at least that’s what he thought.
Takes Class 2 state title
South Callaway’s Garner Rudroff had not competed in the long jump prior to this year. But he said he’s always been good at jumping.
The Class 1 and 2 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium was the first time the South Callaway 4x100-meter relay team had run together this year.
The Russellville Indians did almost everything right in Wednesday night’s Class 2 District 8 title game against Linn. That is except for the postgame celebration. Russellville coach Lucas Branson was a little too quick when his team tried to give him a bath of water after the game.
It was a season of firsts for the Blair Oaks golf team.
With an early 5-2 lead against Camdenton, the Jefferson City baseball team appeared like it might have broken out of the late-season funk that had plagued it for the last two weeks.
The Jays pounced on the Blue Devils for six runs in the first inning. That was more than enough for senior Cameron Carroll, who tossed a complete-game shutout as the Jays rolled to an 8-0 victory at Vivion Field on Senior Night.
Rock Bridge scored seven runs with two outs and knocked off Jefferson City 9-3 in an important battle of top-five teams at Vivion Field.
Jefferson City pitcher Travis Hennessy spent this week of practice working to develop a more consistent changeup. He did that and more Thursday night. Hennessy pitched a two-hit shutout as the Jays downed South Callaway 6-0.