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Jefferson City to start girls soccer, baseball district tournaments

The Jefferson City Lady Jays soccer team and Jays baseball team are among area squads scheduled to begin district tournament action today.

Missouri baseball tops Kentucky

The Missouri Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a 6-3 victory against the Kentucky Wildcats in Southeastern Conference baseball action at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri softball uses big inning to down Indiana State

The Missouri softball team broke the game open with a big fifth inning Friday and beat Indiana State 7-0 in the Tigers’ opening game of the NCAA Tournament Columbia Regional.

A quiet day before the Preakness

BALTIMORE — It was a calm Friday morning for all eight Preakness contenders at Pimlico Race Course.

Girls Soccer: Helias falls to Hickman

On Thursday

COLUMBIA — The Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 2-1 decision in soccer Thursday night to the Hickman Kewpies.

Our Opinion: Defining moments for graduates

The occasion when a graduate receives a degree is a defining moment.

Charges dismissed in two Cole County cases

Charges against a Jefferson City woman were recently dismissed in connection with a drug investigation in January.

Jays, Crusaders adjust baseball schedules

The Jefferson City Jays and Helias Crusaders both had baseball games affected by Thursday’s bad weather.

Lewis and Clark wins Red Baton

Lewis and Clark won three of the four titles Wednesday in the annual Run for the Red Baton against Thomas Jefferson in middle school track and field competition at Adkins Stadium.

College Baseball: Kentucky 1, Missouri 0

The Missouri Tigers had just two runners reach second base Thursday night in dropping a 1-0 decision to the Kentucky Wildcats in Southeastern Conference action at Taylor Stadium.

Our Opinion: Questionable tactic escalates conflict in Legislature

Because conflict may have consequences, a popular axiom cautions us to choose our battles carefully.

Assault on wife lands man on probation

A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic assault for assaulting his wife in September 2014 by hitting her, kicking her and pushing her down stairs at their home.

Probation, shock detention for 2011 robbery

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a robbery that occurred in July 2011 has been placed on five years supervised probation.

3 years in prison for hitting boy, 10

A Cole County man charged with hitting a boy under the age of 10 in the chest with a belt in June 2014 has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Federal firearms arrest made in Callaway

One person is in federal custody in connection with a federal firearms investigation.

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Helias drops decision to Osage in district tennis

Helias fell 5-1 to School of the Osage in the Class 1 District 8 tennis team championship Wednesday at Washington Park.

First ‘Evening at the Amphitheatre’ set for Friday

The first of three “Evening at the Amphitheatre” events will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park.

Jays take second in district team tennis

he Jefferson City Jays wrapped up the team portion of their tennis season Wednesday with a 5-0 loss to the Rock Bridge Bruins in the finals of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament.

Prep Baseball: Fatima takes third in tourney

FULTON — The Fatima Comets defeated Fulton 10-5 on Wednesday in the third-place game of the Fulton Tournament.

ATV accident leaves one dead

An accident on East Bend Road involving an off-road all terrain vehicle left one dead Tuesday.

Our Opinion: City seeks new trash proposal – in 96 pages

Garbage is complicated. Jefferson City government is preparing to seek a new solid waste contract for residents and businesses.

Helias tennis advances past Father Tolton

The Helias boys tennis team advanced to the championship match of the Class 1 District 8 Tournament with a 5-1 win against Father Tolton in Tuesday’s semifinal match at Washington Park.

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Jays tennis defeats Hickman, faces Rock Bridge today

The Jefferson City Jays tennis team defeated Hickman 5-1 in the Class 2 District 9 semifinals Tuesday at Washington Park.

Baseball: Blair Oaks 8, School of the Osage 1

The Blair Oaks baseball team defeated School of the Osage 8-1 on Tuesday behind a combined three-hitter from Ryan Paschal and Clayton Graessle.

Baseball: Russellville 6, St. Elizabeth 1

Ryland Johnson pitched a complete game as the Russellville defeated St. Elizabeth 6-1 on Tuesday.

Baseball: Linn 13, Belle 4

The Linn Wildcats finished their regular season with a 13-4 defeat of Belle on Tuesday, entering the postseason with a 20-3 record.

Baseball: Rock Bridge 14, Fatima 4

The top-ranked team in Class 5 took it to the No. 1 team in Class 3 on Tuesday, as the Rock Bridge Bruins beat the Fatima Comets 14-4 in five innings.

College Golf: Four Lincoln players honored

Three members of the Lincoln women’s golf team and one from the men’s were named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll announced Monday.

Lincoln tracksters qualify for Division II outdoors

The defending national champion Lincoln women will have 12 individual entries and both relays at this year’s NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships later this month.

Youth Football: Missouri camp

The University of Missouri will be holding a one-day youth camp for players entering grades 1-8 on Saturday, May 30, in Columbia.

Youth Softball: Blair Oaks camp

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons softball camp will be held May 26-28.

Man dies from injuries in ATV accident

A man has died of injuries he received in an all-terrain vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon near Osage Bend.

Our Opinion: Political leverage and misplaced priorities

Political leverage again threatens to trump good government in the final week of a legislative session.

Walnut Street to close Wednesday morning

Walnut Street, between Schroeder Way and Miller Street, will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday as Ameren UE conducts tree trimming.

Charges filed in Sunday shooting

The Cole County prosecutor has filed charges against Carlton Tyler, 32, Jefferson City, after a Sunday shooting incident that left one man wounded.

Boys Golf: Withers, Bolin advance to state in Class 1

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Gannon Withers of New Bloomfield and Tristan Bolin of Tipton advanced to the Class 1 state tournament with their finishes Monday in the sectional tournament.

Boys Golf: Helias ties for fifth

ST. LOUIS — The Helias Crusaders finished in a tie for fifth Monday in the Class 3 sectional tournament.

Boys Golf: Jays trio advances to state in Class 4

CAMDENTON — The Jefferson City Jays took three golfers to Monday’s sectional tournament at Old Kinderhook.

Boys Golf: Southern Boone, Blair Oaks move on in Class 2

KIRKSVILLE — The Southern Boone Eagles and Blair Oaks Falcons claimed team spots in the Class 2 state golf tournament by finishing 1-2 in the sectional tournament Monday.

Cargill reaches 1.4 million hours without lost-time injury

Cargill’s turkey agricultural team in Missouri will be recognized by the company, as well as by state and federal officials, May 14, for reaching 1.4 million work hours without a lost-time injury — that covers a period of nearly five years, according to a news release.

Baseball: Linn 8, Eugene 0

The Linn Wildcats eased to an 8-0 Senior Night win against Eugene behind a 4-for-4 performance from Cameron Laughlin on Monday. Laughlin also had three RBI.

Baseball: New Bloomfield 6, Calvary Lutheran 3

The Calvary Lutheran Lions fell 6-3 at home Monday to New Bloomfield.

Weirich hurls Jays past Smith-Cotton

Jacob Weirich struck out 13 in an eight-inning one-hitter Monday to lead Jefferson City to a 5-2 defeat of Sedalia Smith-Cotton.

Our Opinion: Bring fairness to municipal court fines

Municipal court reform is more than a Ferguson issue; it is a fairness issue.

Charges filed in Sunday shooting

The Jefferson City Police Department is requesting charges be filed against a 32-year-old Jefferson City man after a shooting Sunday afternoon on East Miller Street.

Track and Field: Lincoln men win

The Lincoln men’s track and field team racked up 127 points and captured the title in the Huskie Open hosted by Northern Illinois University on Saturday.

Local athletes compete in MSSU Last Chance Meet

Several athletes with area ties were in action Friday in the Missouri Southern Last Chance meet.

Lammers ties for best score in Division II PGA Minority Collegiate Championship

Lincoln University golfer Blake Lammers tied for the individual championship in the Division II porton of the rain-shortened PGA Minority Collegiate Championship.

JC native wins prize for startup company pitch

Josh Luetkemeyer, a Jefferson City native and student in Clemson University’s MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation program, won first place and $7,500 in the student/early stage division of the Wild Pitch at the DIG South conference’s business-plan pitch competition.

Our Opinion: Questions of ‘local control’

News Tribune editorial

Some issues are downright tricky — philosophically, politically and practically. Among them is legislation — approved by lawmakers and sent to the governor — to revoke municipal authority over specific decisions and vest it in state government.