Stories by David
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.
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.
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.
Blair Oaks finished fourth in the team standings with 103.5 points Saturday in the Class 1 State Championships at Mizzou Arena.
When you’re on a winning streak, it’s sometimes tough to keep it going.
The Blair Oaks Falcons want to bring home their first wrestling state trophy.
The Blair Oaks Falcons are looking to make a little history at the state championships.
Senior Night was a strange one at Fleming Fieldhouse.
The Eugene Eagles struggled to hold off the Blair Oaks’ relentless runs in an Eagles' loss Tuesday night.
WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks Falcons have set their goals. Now, it’s just a matter of reaching them.
It may have been a few days later than usual, but Kody Walker finally became a Razorback.
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.
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.
In a battle of state-ranked teams that are a mirror of one another, something had to give.
The Hallsville Lady Indians may have had the height, but the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons showed some heart.
WARDSVILLE, Mo. — It’s always good to let out a little frustration with a dominating performance.
The Jefferson City Jays certainly had their struggles at the two-day Central Bank Shootout.
At times, the Jefferson City Jays displayed the fire that got them on a winning streak.
The California Tournament was traditionally one of the area’s top events in girls basketball. Now, it’s even better.
It may not have been executed the way it was drawn up, but it was definitely the lift the Jefferson City Lady Jays needed.
No matter how hard they tried, the Jefferson City Lady Jays just couldn’t weather the Storm.
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.
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.
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.
The Blair Oaks Falcons took their fair share of shots over the three-day Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic.
It was a matchup of Jays.
West Creek didn’t look like a second-year team, and it surely didn’t play like one.
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.
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.
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.
California coach Bobby Sangster wanted an up-close look at the Hermann Lady Bearcats and their star player Shelby Winkelmann.
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.
The Russellville Indians know exactly what they’re up against in Monday’s Missouri National Guard Shootout at Fleming Fieldhouse in Jefferson City.
The Blair Oaks Falcons have taken the pin-to-win motto to heart.
WARDSVILLE, Mo. — The Linn Lady Wildcats had their chances at the free-throw line to notch a rare win over Blair Oaks.
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.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays learned a valuable lesson Thursday night
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.
Missing several players due to nagging injuries, no one was certain how the Jefferson City Jays opener against Kirkwood was going to go.
There’s nothing like getting the season started off on the right foot.
There’s nothing like getting the season started off on the right foot. For Blair Oaks, it was nearly a perfect night.
Experience always gives you a leg up in wrestling, and the Blair Oaks Falcons have plenty of it.
Blair Oaks opens its boys basketball season at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Eldon in the semifinals of the Eugene Invitational.
The Blair Oaks girls basketball team experienced plenty of growing pains on its way to a 12-14 season last year.
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.
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.
The even years have been kind lately to the Blair Oaks girls cross country team.
A different atmosphere turned into a different outcome for the Jefferson City Jays.
For the past two years, Francis Howell has been a pothole on the Jays’ playoff road.
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.