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Helias holds off Jays for 58-55 win

Published Jan. 16 2019

Helias coach Joe Rothweiler doesn't want the Helias Crusaders to make playing slow, slug-it-out type of games a frequent occurrence....

Blair Oaks dominates inside to finish off Versailles

Published Jan. 11 2019

WARDSVILLE — Versailles brought an explosive scoring duo of guards to Blair Oaks on Thursday night. But it was the...

Jays clamp down on defense to defeat Waynesville 43-37

Published Jan. 9 2019

Less than a minute and a half into Tuesday night's game against Waynesville, Jefferson City coach Mark Anderson needed a...

Press Box: Transfers will continue to be new normal in college football

Published Jan. 6 2019

National football signing day is a special occasion for high school seniors.

Blair Oaks presses Boonville, attacks inside in 70-36 victory

Published Jan. 5 2019

WARDSVILLE — The week of practice leading up to the Tri-County Conference opener between Blair Oaks and Boonville served the...

Lincoln men withstand high-scoring Gorillas for 96-85 win

Published Jan. 4 2019

It wasn't the type of game the Lincoln Blue Tigers want to play too often, but it worked out. At...

Jays take fourth after 86-57 loss to Mount Lebanon

Published Dec. 30 2018

The Jefferson City Jays were down 4-0 in a blink of an eye Saturday against Mount Lebanon (Pa.).

Helias boys break 3-point record in rout of Hopkinsville

Published Dec. 30 2018

It's been a rough start to the season for the Helias Crusaders. They entered Saturday afternoon's seventh-place game of the...

Jays fall to Kettering Fairmont in semifinals

Published Dec. 29 2018

The Jefferson City Jays had their minds set on making sure Kettering (Ohio) Fairmont's two best players didn't beat them. That...

Tolton holds off Hopkinsville in Classic

Published Dec. 29 2018

Father Tolton led by as many as 24 points Friday against Hopkinsville, Ky.

Jays hold off Hopkinsville to reach Classic semifinals

Published Dec. 28 2018

A 10-point lead dwindled to four a few minutes into the final quarter, but a Michael Appiah-Brefo block led to...

Harvest Prep breaks 3-point record in win vs. Blair Oaks

Published Dec. 28 2018

The Harvest Prep (Ohio) Warriors quickly welcomed the Blair Oaks Falcons back to the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic on...

Blair Oaks handles Fatima's pressure to win 78-56

Published Dec. 22 2018

WARDSVILLE — The Fatima Lady Comets can wear down a team with their full-court press and ball pressure. They can...

Jefferson City's Suttle signs with Iowa State

Published Dec. 20 2018

Corey Suttle is easy to spot on the football field. The Jefferson City senior defensive end stands 6-foot-4 and is listed...

Lady Falcons shut down Hermann to win in Shootout

Published Dec. 16 2018

Blair Oaks went nearly six minutes between baskets at one point and two starters had to play with four fouls...

Brooks' posterizing slam highlights Jays' win vs. Miller Career Academy

Published Dec. 16 2018

Anyone who has the task of guarding Ryan Brooks the rest of the season might think twice about trying to...

Springfield Catholic pulls away in second half to beat Blair Oaks

Published Dec. 15 2018

WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks Falcons went to-to-toe with the third-ranked team in Class 3 for most of Thursday night's...

Defensive pressure leads Blair Oaks to win vs. Linn

Published Dec. 14 2018

WARDSVILLE — It was a successful night for the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons. They forced turnovers off their press and 1-3-1...

Press Box: XFL not the product St. Louis needs

Published Dec. 9 2018

Josh Johnson, Aaron Murray, Blake Sims, Christian Hackenberg. Professional football franchises are now in the hands of these quarterbacks. Good...

Blair Oaks gets defensive stop to hold off Hickman

Published Dec. 8 2018

WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks Falcons wanted to keep the Hickman Kewpies out of the paint Friday night. Well, Jarvis Jennings...