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Lincoln's Walls getting his opportunity

Signs contract with New York Jets

One NFL-related drought continues for the Lincoln Blue Tigers, but they’re hoping another one could come to an end soon.

MU softball tops Florida

COLUMBIA — The Missouri softball team closed out the regular season on a high note Sunday, beating Florida, the nation’s top-ranked team, by a 3-2 score in eight innings.

Missouri wins baseball series with Mississippi

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team narrowly missed recording a sweep of Mississippi this weekend, winning the first two games comfortably before taking a close setback in the series finale.

Youth Track: Capital City Eighth Grade Relays

Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark took part in the Capital City Eighth Grade Relays that were held Friday at Adkins Stadium.

Prep Track: California, Eldon at Rush Invitational

CALIFORNIA — The California Pintos and the Eldon Lady Mustangs captured team honors Thursday at the Guy Rush Memorial Invitational.

Prep Track: Host teams second at South Callaway Invitational

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs both took second Saturday at the South Callaway Invitational.

Prep Track: Area trio run at Spartan Invitational

COLUMBIA — Blair Oaks, Fatima and Versailles were among the teams competing Saturday at the Battle Spartan Invitational.

Prep Track: Jays at Invitational

BELTON — The Jefferson City Jays claimed the title Friday at the Joe Falcon Invitational.

Jays claim tennis crown at Edwardsville Invitational

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Jefferson City Jays won their first Edwardsville Invitational title this weekend, going 4-0 in the 16-team tennis tournament.

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Classic, custom cars cruise into Lake Ozark

Event continues today

Mean machines, classic coupes, hot rods and other vehicles cruised Friday into the annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals for the three-day festival on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.

Helias beats Nixa, Parkway South

In baseball

The Helias Crusaders went 2-0 on Saturday, posting victories against Parkway South and Nixa.

Linn wins two baseball games

The Linn Wildcats allowed just two runs Saturday in victories against Cuba and North County.

Our Opinion: Motorcycle month — Sharing roads, responsibilities

News Tribune editorial

In connection with the May observance of Motorcycle Awareness Month, a public safety campaign is being coordinated by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety.

Prep Baseball: Linn tops Fatima

WESTPHALIA — The Linn Wildcats carved out a 7-3 win against the Fatima Comets on Friday in a battle of state-ranked teams.

Youth Track: Capital City Seventh Grade Relays

The Thomas Jefferson boys won the title Thursday in the Capital City Seventh Grade Relays held at Adkins Stadium.

Prep Track: Blair Oaks JV at Invitational

CENTRALIA — The Blair Oaks JV teams took part in the Centralia JV Invitational on Thursday.

Prep Track: Shea wins three events at Warrenton Invitational

WARRENTON — It was a very successful few days on the track for Kaitlyn Shea.

Prep Track: Jays, Lady Jays at Hickman Relays

COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City Lady Jays won four events in the Hickman Relays that were held Thursday.

Prep Track: Burkett, Woodruff among winners at California Invitational

CALIFORNIA — California teammates Adam Burkett and Josh Woodruff both captured two event titles Tuesday at the California Invitational.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays win, Helias falls in TOC

BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Jefferson City Lady Jays got their first win in the Tournament of Champions on Friday, while the Helias Lady Crusaders suffered another loss.

Prep Baseball: Blair Oaks C team splits with Helias

The Blair Oaks C team split a doubleheader with Helias on Friday at Babe Ruth Field.

Morse staying in-state with Chiefs

Former Missouri offensive lineman

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs attempted to shore up their porous offensive line by selecting Mitch Morse from nearby Missouri with their second-round pick in Friday night’s NFL draft.

Prep Baseball: Helias-Hannibal game off

Friday’s scheduled game between the Helias Crusaders and Hannibal Pirates was a non-starter at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.

Our Opinion: Unintended consequences of unnecessary amendments

Here’s a novel criminal defense strategy — Missouri’s constitutional right to farm trumps state law prohibiting growing marijuana.

Lake policeman injured during traffic stop

An Osage Beach police officer was critically injured when he was struck by a pickup truck during a traffic stop Thursday morning.

Lady Jays, Lady Crusaders fall on first day of Tournament of Champions

The Jefferson City Lady Jays and Helias Lady Crusaders both dropped their opening soccer games Thursday in the Heartland Lodge bracket of the Tournament of Champions.

Prep Baseball: Fatima 13, Tuscumbia 0

Will Robertson hit two home runs Thursday to lead the Fatima Comets to a 13-0 win in five innings against the Tuscumbia Lions.

Blair Oaks C team loses two to Camdenton

The Blair Oaks C team dropped a doubleheader in a pair of five-inning games Thursday to Camdenton.

Boys Golf: Blair Oaks wins triangular

The Blair Oaks Falcons cruised to a victory in a triangular Thursday at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

Prep Baseball: St. Elizabeth 6, Eugene 5

EUGENE — The St. Elizabeth Hornets improved to 3-12 by beating the Eugene Eagles 6-5 on Thursday.

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Helias blanks Rolla in tennis dual

The Helias Crusaders blanked the Rolla Bulldogs 9-0 in a tennis dual Thursday at Washington Park.

Our Opinion: Data reveals bullies lack coping skills

Bullying is not a new phenomenon, but ongoing research is providing new resources for children and parents.

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Final Jefferson City Symphony show this season is Tuesday

The final concert of the 79th season for the Jefferson City Symphony will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Auditorium on the Lincoln University campus.

Track and Field: Shea wins two events

Kaitlyn Shea captured two events Tuesday as the Helias Lady Crusaders captured team honors at the Hermann Invitational.

Helias tennis takes second at Bruin Invitational

The Helias boys tennis team finished second Wednesday to defending state champion Rock Bridge at the Bruin Invitational, edging out Park Hill and Sedalia Smith-Cotton.

Boys Golf: Jays, Helias in quad

The Jefferson City High School and Helias golf teams finished second and third, respectively, in a quad at Old Hawthorne Country Club on Wednesday.

Boys Tennis: Jays 8, Hickman 1

The Jefferson City Jays defeated Hickman 8-1 in a dual Tuesday at Washington Park.

College Softball: William Woods wins one, loses one

William Woods began its defense of the American Midwest Conference championship Wednesday with a 7-0 win against fourth-seeded Freed-Hardeman and a 3-2 loss to top-seed Lindenwood-Belleville.

Our Opinion: Communication builds trust, creates climate for improvement

Credit the Jefferson City Board of Education with taking a step to improve communications.

Hy-Vee stores issue pasta salad recall

The Jefferson City Hy-Vee is among that company's stores affected by a recall of pasta salad.

8 arrested after MUSTANG drug bust in JC

On Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., the Jefferson City Police Department and MUSTANG Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant in the 1900 block of Glenwood Drive.

Prep Baseball: Linn stops St. Elizabeth

The Linn Wildcats finished off St. Elizabeth in five innings Tuesday, 11-1.

Prep Baseball: Fatima edges South Callaway

Logan Vogel belted a two-run home run Tuesday to lead the Fatima Comets to a 3-1 victory against the South Callaway Bulldogs.

Prep Baseball: Jays down Lebanon

LEBANON — Bret Jaegers threw a complete game seven-hitter Tuesday to lead Jefferson City High School to a 6-1 defeat of Lebanon.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays down Sedalia Smith-Cotton

Karina Esquival scored two goals Tuesday night to lead the Jefferson City Lady Jays to a 4-1 victory against the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers.

Women's Golf: Columbia College at tourney

EUGENE — The Columbia College women’s golf team took fourth place in the American Midwest Conference Championship that concluded Tuesday after posting a two-day score of 688 (+112).

Our Opinion: Rate request becomes issue for Legislature

Action to reduce the electrical costs for a major user has grown from a rate-setting issue to an economic development decision.

Lady Falcons track takes second in Tri-County JV championships

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons took second place Monday in the Tri-County Conference Junior Varsity Championships.

Missouri softball falls to LSU

The 15th-ranked Missouri softball team fell short of sweeping No. 3 LSU, falling 9-0 in five innings Monday.

Home runs lead Fort Hays State baseball past Lincoln

The Fort Hays State Tigers hit a pair of home runs in each game and swept a baseball doubleheader with the Lincoln Blue Tigers on Monday at Lincoln Field by scores of 11-2 and 9-1.