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California, South Callaway rise in state rankings

There was some movement among area teams in the Missouri state high school football poll released this morning.

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Lady Jackets beat Lady Jays in pair of close games

The Lebanon Lady Jackets won a pair of close games with Jefferson City in volleyball action Monday at Fleming Fieldhouse, claiming a 25-23, 26-24 victory.

Russellville finishes fourth

The Russellville Lady Indians finished fourth at the Tipton Tournament on Saturday.

Versailles falls to Cole Camp

The Versailles Lady Tigers fell to Cole Camp 26-24, 25-16 on Monday.

Helias JV tops Rolla

Curtis Campbell threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as the Helias Crusaders’ junior varsity football team rolled to a 37-0 win against Rolla on Monday.

Jays fall to Spartans

The Jefferson City High School freshman football team fell at home against DeSmet on Monday. Sophomores combined with the freshman team in the 19-12 loss.

Rock Bridge tops Fatima

COLUMBIA — The Fatima Lady Comets fell to Rock Bridge 25-20, 25-19 on Monday.

Blue Tigers golf in 16th place

Lincoln sits in 16th place out of 17 teams after the first round of the NSU Golf Classic on Monday at the Cherokee Springs Golf Course.

Lady Jays and Fatima split

The Jefferson City Lady Jays and Fatima Lady Comets JV teams split their doubleheader Monday.

Helias wins Smith Cotton Tournament

Helias shot a 351 and bested 14 competng full girls golf teams at the Smith Cotton Tournament. The Lady Crusaders tied for first with Rock Bridge, but the tiebreaking fifth scorer went Helias’ way.

St. Stanislaus wins

The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade volleyball team defeated St. Joseph 25-18, 25-19, 25-9 on Saturday.

St. Joseph Cathedral takes second

The St. Joseph Cathedral boys and girls cross country teams both earned second-place finishes on Setp. 9 at the first PAL meet at Cole County Park.

Russellville tops Prairie Home

McKendra Fischer went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBI to lead Russellville to a 6-3 win over Prairie Home. McKendra hit a double and a home run in the win.

Lady Falcons roll past Versailles

Payton Staggs was 4-for-4 and drove in four runs as the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons rolled to a 11-1 win in six innings Monday against Versailles.

Helias gets blanked by Battle

Helias suffered a 2-0 loss to Battle on Monday.

Lady Crusaders blank Moberly

Helias tennis shut out Moberly, 9-0.

Moody fires ace

Ed Moody of Jefferson City recorded a hole-in-one on Monday at Columbia Country Club as part of the MoDOT Day of the 10-33 Benevolent Fundraising Tournament.

Hole-in-one for Skiles

Michael Skiles hit a hole-in-one on Monday at Eagle Knoll.

Our Opinion: Retreat from ill-conceived amendment

Although backers of Amendment 3 have abandoned active campaigning, the proposal remains dangerously positioned on the November ballot.

Report: Income inequality affects Missouri taxes

A national increase in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in Missouri and other states, according to a new report from a credit rating agency.

Lady Jays JV volleyball takes third

The Jefferson City JV team took third place Saturday in the Capital City JV Volleyball Invitational held at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Owls cross country finishes eighth

The William Woods cross country team finished eighth in the Forest Park Festival on Friday.

Owls finish seventh at tourney

The William Woods volleyball team went 2-2 and finished seventh in the Ashford University Tournament.

Miners go 1-1 at tourney

The Missouri S&T Miners opened Great Lakes Valley Conference volleyball play this weekend by splitting a pair of matches.

Westminster football tops Crown

The Westminster Blue Jays got their first win of the season Saturday, carving out a 34-13 win against Crown College.

St. Stanislaus cross country results

The St. Stanislaus teams competed Saturday in the PAL Open race after the Linn Invitational.

Lewis and Clark teams finish seventh

The Lewis and Clark Trailblazers and Lady Blazers both took seventh out of 16 teams in the Linn Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Thomas Jefferson first, second

The Thomas Jefferson boys cross country team took first in Saturday’s Linn Invitational, while the girls took second.

Lady Jays freshman volleyball takes second

The Jefferson City Lady Jays took second Saturday in the Helias Ninth Grade Tournament.

Helias JV volleyball wins title

The Helias Lady Crusaders went 5-0 and captured the title Saturday in the Capital City JV Volleyball Invitational held at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Softball: Vienna 6, Newburg 2

Vienna scored four runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Newburg on the road, 6-2 on Friday.

Blazers split football games

The Lewis and Clark eighth-grade teams split a football doubleheader with Smithton Middle School on Saturday at Hickman High School.

Fatima soccer drops two in Moberly

The Fatima soccer team lost its first two games of the season Saturday in the Moberly Tournament.

Our Opinion: Encouraging developments from veto session

News Tribune editorial

Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of last week’s legislative veto session is a renewed focus on broad ideas rather than narrow issues.

Helias girls win title at Ray-Pec Invitational

The Helias Crusaders competed in the Ray-Pec Invitational, finishing first in the girls race and third in the boys.

Girls Tennis: Helias JV wins varsity title

The Helias junior varsity team captured the title in the Rolla Doubles Tournament on Saturday, beating three varsity programs.

Prep Tennis: Helias blanks Waynesville

The Helias tennis team took down Waynesville 9-0 on Friday at home.

Volleyball: Blair Oaks JV wins tourney

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons won the title Saturday in the California JV Volleyball Tournament.

Our Opinion: Observance promotes safety for child passengers

News Tribune editorial

National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sunday through Saturday, is designed to reinforce the proper use of child safety seats and seat belts.

Officials: Better hand washing can stem spread of virus

Although no cases have been diagnosed in Central Missouri, officials with the Cole County Health Department say hand washing and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces will go a long way to slow the spread Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the virus causing respiratory illness in people across the Midwest, including Kansas City and St. Louis.

Weather slows work on Business 50 project

Cole County Public Works officials said the wet weather has slowed work a little over the past two weeks on the Business 50 improvement project in Apache Flats, but they are about a week ahead of schedule.

Two charged with vandalizing cars

Two Jefferson City men have been charged in connection with multiple vehicle vandalisms.

JC man sentenced for 2013 burglary

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a business burglary in July 2013.

South Callaway Bulldogs crush Van-Far

The Bulldogs had 399 rushing yards behind an overpowering offensive line. South Callaway also had 44 receiving yards.

St. Elizabeth softball splits in tournament play

St. Elizabeth fell to Centralia and beat Battle in the Jefferson City softball tournament.

Vienna softball tops Newburg

Vienna scored four runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Newburg on the road, 6-2.

Helias tennis blanks Waynesville

The Helias tennis team took down Waynesville 9-0 on Friday at home.

Woman injured in one-car crash

A Barnett woman was injured in a one-car accident at 3:19 p.m. Thursday on Route W, south of Route AA in Morgan County.

Our Opinion: Teen drivers challenged to buckle up

High school students are accepting, and winning, the challenge.

2 arrested for vehicle vandalism

Earlier this week, the Jefferson City Police Department issued a release regarding a number of property destruction cases that were occurring throughout the community.