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David Owen

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Lady Falcons handle Lady Hornets

After falling 55-49 in a hard-fought game at home against California, the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons hosted St. Elizabeth Tuesday night and nearly let the Lady Hornets slip past them.

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California wraps up undefeated conference season with victory over Blair Oaks

The California Lady Pintos hit their stride in the second quarter and then survived a cold-shooting third quarter and held on for a win over the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons to capture the conference title.

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Strope’s dream season ends with loss in championship match

Ryan Strope put his perfect record on the line Saturday night in the 112-pound championship of the Class 1 State Championships at Mizzou Arena.

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Falcons bring home first state wrestling hardware

Blair Oaks finished fourth in the team standings with 103.5 points Saturday in the Class 1 State Championships at Mizzou Arena.

Lady Eagles able to hang onto win over Lady Falcons

When you’re on a winning streak, it’s sometimes tough to keep it going.

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Falcons have nine alive after first day at state

The Blair Oaks Falcons want to bring home their first wrestling state trophy.

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Falcons eyeing their first hardware

The Blair Oaks Falcons are looking to make a little history at the state championships.

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Jays fall on Senior Night

Senior Night was a strange one at Fleming Fieldhouse.

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Blair Oaks downs depleted Eugene

The Eugene Eagles struggled to hold off the Blair Oaks’ relentless runs in an Eagles' loss Tuesday night.

Lofty goals for Blair Oaks

WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks Falcons have set their goals. Now, it’s just a matter of reaching them.

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Jefferson City's Walker signs with Arkansas

It may have been a few days later than usual, but Kody Walker finally became a Razorback.

Falcons take control early In 62-48 win over Eagles

When Austin Kempker canned a 3-pointer at the buzzer from half-court to give Blair Oaks an 18-4 first-quarter lead, it seemed like everything was going the right way for the Falcons.

Blair Oaks to face Southern Boone in Shootout

Recent rivalry gets time in spotlight

It hasn’t been going on very long, but it’s a rivalry. And there’s no better place to for a rivals to clash than Mizzou Arena.

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Blair Oaks gets past Linn

In a battle of state-ranked teams that are a mirror of one another, something had to give.

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Lady Falcons fight way past tall Lady Indians

The Hallsville Lady Indians may have had the height, but the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons showed some heart.

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Blair Oaks' McCarty scores 31 points in victory over Hallsville

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — It’s always good to let out a little frustration with a dominating performance.

Inside attack propels Spartans past Jays

The Jefferson City Jays certainly had their struggles at the two-day Central Bank Shootout.

Too much pressure

At times, the Jefferson City Jays displayed the fire that got them on a winning streak.

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Several tournaments slated to start tonight in area

The California Tournament was traditionally one of the area’s top events in girls basketball. Now, it’s even better.

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Lady Jays rally to victory in fourth quarter

It may not have been executed the way it was drawn up, but it was definitely the lift the Jefferson City Lady Jays needed.

Lady Jays fall to Notre Dame de Sion

No matter how hard they tried, the Jefferson City Lady Jays just couldn’t weather the Storm.

Jays look to spark defense by naming Cole coordinator

The Jefferson City Jays have an offense that can put points on the board. They just need a defense that can keep them off it. The solution may be returning to the past.

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Dorge propels Lady Falcons past Lady Panthers

Maggie Dorge may not lead the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons in scoring, but she was the spark they needed Thursday night. Up 25-21 entering the second half against Centralia, Dorge keyed a 10-0 run on a short jumper and then capped it off by converting a three-point play that helped the Lady Falcons break the game open before rolling to a 53-35 win.

Falcons get big wrestling effort on big night

There was a lot on the line in a dual between state-ranked teams Tuesday night at the Greenhouse. And the Blair Oaks Falcons were the ones that claimed all the prizes.

Blair Oaks boys prevail in overtime

The Blair Oaks Falcons took their fair share of shots over the three-day Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic.

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Liberty holds off Lady Jays

It was a matchup of Jays.

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Coyotes get past Jays

West Creek didn’t look like a second-year team, and it surely didn’t play like one.

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Blair Oaks falls to Evangelical Christian

The Blair Oaks Falcons have had their share of struggles over the years at the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic. They continued in Tuesday’s opening round at Fleming Fieldhouse.

St. Elizabeth boys come back to beat Harrisburg

The Harrisburg Bulldogs had St. Elizabeth on the ropes early in the first quarter of Monday’s game in the Missouri National Guard Shootout at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Russellville boys fall to Pilot Grove

The Russellville Indians held a two-point lead against Pilot Grove at the half on Monday, only to watch themselves falter in the final 16 minutes.

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California Lady Pintos figure to have hands full with Winkelmann

California coach Bobby Sangster wanted an up-close look at the Hermann Lady Bearcats and their star player Shelby Winkelmann.

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Falcons looking to make a little holiday history

Blair Oaks focused on having good tourney

In the four years they’ve been invited to the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic, the Blair Oaks Falcons have won only two of their 12 games.

Russellville boys to meet Pilot Grove

The Russellville Indians know exactly what they’re up against in Monday’s Missouri National Guard Shootout at Fleming Fieldhouse in Jefferson City.

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Pinning a loss on the Indians

The Blair Oaks Falcons have taken the pin-to-win motto to heart.

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Blair Oaks gets past Linn

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — The Linn Lady Wildcats had their chances at the free-throw line to notch a rare win over Blair Oaks.

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Lady Jays overcome slow start to get win over Webster Groves

The Lady Jays were able overcome a slow start and finish off the game in the fourth quarter to pull out a 54-40 victory over the Stateswomen.

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Lady Jays stumble in fourth quarter, hold off Rolla

The Jefferson City Lady Jays learned a valuable lesson Thursday night

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Falcons ride press to basketball win over Dutchmen

Owensville turned the ball over 26 times and Blair Oaks shot an impressive 56 percent from the field Tuesday night in a thumping of the Dutchmen.

Jays fight to the end, fall to Kirkwood

Missing several players due to nagging injuries, no one was certain how the Jefferson City Jays opener against Kirkwood was going to go.

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Hornets edge Falcons in opener

There’s nothing like getting the season started off on the right foot.

Hornets edge Falcons to start the season

There’s nothing like getting the season started off on the right foot. For Blair Oaks, it was nearly a perfect night.

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Falcons to feature solid wrestling lineup for season opener

Experience always gives you a leg up in wrestling, and the Blair Oaks Falcons have plenty of it.

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Falcons may have right mix of talent, experience

Blair Oaks opens its boys basketball season at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Eldon in the semifinals of the Eugene Invitational.

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Lady Falcons open tough season with question marks

The Blair Oaks girls basketball team experienced plenty of growing pains on its way to a 12-14 season last year.

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Russellville girls claim first title at state cross country

Coupled with talented freshmen and plenty of experience, the Russellville Lady Indians made history Saturday at the Class 1 State Cross Country Championships at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

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Voss makes history for Blair Oaks

Brett Voss ran himself into Blair Oaks history Saturday in the Class 2 State Cross Country Championships at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

Lady Falcons pursuing hardware

The even years have been kind lately to the Blair Oaks girls cross country team.

Vikings end Jays’ season

A different atmosphere turned into a different outcome for the Jefferson City Jays.

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Ready for a playoff rumble

For the past two years, Francis Howell has been a pothole on the Jays’ playoff road.

Man executed for killing daughter's boyfriend

A man condemned for killing his daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend in rural south Alabama in 1987 was executed Thursday without admitting to his daughter what she called the damage he caused by the killing and abusing her for years.