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Grant Wood getting acclimated to college baseball

Published Jun. 18 2017

A little more than a week after winning the Class 5 state championship with the Jefferson City Jays, Grant Wood...

Renegades' Grunden playing to improve back in his hometown

Published Jun. 14 2017

With the Mid-Missouri connection so strong with the Jefferson City Renegades, there are bound to be memories to reminisce from...

Renegades unable to hold early lead against Nevada

Published Jun. 13 2017

Adam Grunden's summer has been up and down so far. He closed out the Jefferson City Renegades' season-opening win at...

Jays win Class 5 state baseball championship 2-1 in eight innings

Published Jun. 3 2017

O'FALLON — Jacob Weirich was unable to win the Class 5 state championship on the mound, so he won it...

Jays roll past Tigers in Class 5 baseball semifinals

Published Jun. 3 2017

O'FALLON — A celebratory mob was formed at the netting behind home plate when the Jefferson City Jays beat Lindbergh...

Jays meet Lee's Summit in Class 5 semifinals

Published Jun. 2 2017

Jefferson City and Lee's Summit last met on April Fool's Day, with the Jays easily getting by the Tigers 11-1...

Jefferson City confident it can keep its defense strong on turf

Published Jun. 2 2017

While South Callaway was busy winning its second Class 3 state baseball championship in six years, the Class 5 Final...

Mark Anderson to coach Jays basketball after 7 seasons at Moberly

Published May. 31 2017

ark Anderson helped mold Jefferson City Jays assistant coach Jordan Chapman as a player in middle school. Now they'll coach...

Roberson 2nd in discus, Schwartz 4th in 3,200 for Jefferson City boys

Published May. 28 2017

Devin Roberson was in a comfortable position Saturday morning at the Class 5 state track and field champions at Adkins...

Lady Jays place third in two relays

Published May. 28 2017

The Jefferson City girls 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams didn't have much time to spare between the two races, so...

Press Box: MINK League promises quality baseball in Jeff City

Published May. 28 2017

Summers in Jefferson City were missing something. Sure, the Lake of the Ozarks is nearby and there are plenty of...

Schwartz takes second in 1,600-meter run for Jays

Published May. 27 2017

Jackson Schwartz wasn't feeling his best — at least physically — after the 1,600-meter run Friday at the Class 5...

Jays beat Kickapoo 8-2 to return to Class 5 baseball Final Four

Published May. 26 2017

At first, Kade Franks didn't have any doubt the ball would clear the left-center fence in the third inning. As...

Jays in eight events, Lady Jays in six at track championships

Published May. 26 2017

Jays track has been full of up-and-comers this season, from the sophomore class all the way up to the seniors.

Wood, Strobel homer as Jays beat Willard in sectionals

Published May. 24 2017

The top of the first inning didn't go well for Grant Wood. The bottom of the first, however, couldn't have...

Russellville second in boys 4x800 at state track

Published May. 21 2017

Russellville's boys 4x800-meter relay team hoped to begin the second day of the Class 2 state track and field championships...

Russellville's Schwartz wins two Class 2 state track medals

Published May. 21 2017

Makenzie Schwartz didn't accomplish all her goals this weekend, but she still walked away with two state medals. And she...

South Callaway, Eugene each earn three medals in Class 2

Published May. 20 2017

Friday didn't start quite as well as South Callaway's Bennett Hager had hoped. Hager, competing his his third and final...

School records fall as Jays beat Hickman for district title

Published May. 17 2017

Jacob Weirich dropped the first pitch of the home half of the first inning in the gap in left field...

Jefferson City beats Smith-Cotton 10-0 in district baseball semifinals

Published May. 16 2017

Jefferson City needed six innings to score against Sedalia Smith-Cotton a year ago. On Monday, the Jays didn't even need...