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Blair Oaks falls to Salem in St. James Tourney

Falcons finish fourth

The Blair Oaks Falcons dropped a 63-55 decision Saturday night to the Salem Tigers in the third-place game of the St. James Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Conway 68, California 34

The California Pintos suffered their first loss of the season Saturday, falling 68-34 to Conway in the Camdenton Shootout.

Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks JV wins title

The Blair Oaks junior varsity captured the title in its own tournament Saturday with a 40-27 victory against Fatima.

Girls Basketball: Helias frosh in tourney

The Helias Lady Crusaders freshman teambeat the Linn JV 42-23 in the Blair Oaks JV Tournament on Saturday.

Wrestling: Falotico wins title

Frankie Falotico of Blair Oaks captured individual honors Saturday at the Brookfield Tournament.

Youth Wrestling: Tri-Cap Club

The Tri-Cap Wrestling Club hosted its 27th annual tournament Saturday at Helias.

Youth Wrestling: Jays Kids Club

The Jays Kids Club took part in the Tri-Cap Tournament on Saturday at Helias.

Our Opinion: Promoting justice in words and actions

News Tribune editorial

In response to Thursday’s State of Judiciary address, one lawmaker characterized Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell’s remarks as “candid insights.”

Middle schooler safe after walking away from field trip

A Jefferson City Public Schools middle-school student is facing disciplinary action after walking away from the group he was with while on a tour of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum on Thursday.

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Helias volleyball team receives national award

During Tour of Champions

It was an honor befitting an undefeated state champion.

Boys Basketball: Balanced attack for Russellville

In win against Prairie Home

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Indians put three players in double figures and captured a 64-52 win against Prairie Home on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Vienna tops Dixon

At Iberia Tournament

IBERIA — The Vienna Eagles claimed a 75-56 decision Friday night against the Dixon Bulldogs in the fifth-place game of the Iberia Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Sacred Heart upends Tipton

On Friday night

TIPTON — The Sedalia Sacred Heart Gremlins spoiled Courtwarming on Friday night for Tipton, posting a 62-44 victory against the Cardinals.

Boys Basketball: Linn tops New Bloomfield

To even record at 8-8

LINN — The Linn Wildcats celebrated Homecoming with a 66-56 win against New Bloomfield on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Eugene improves to 15-2

With win against School of the Osage

KAISER — The Eugene Eagles improved to 15-2 on the season by routing School of the Osage 74-44 on Friday night.

Boys Basketball: Fatima downs Harrisburg

In 76-62 victory

Behind 29 points from Nolan Huot, the Comets defeated Harrisburg 76-62 on Friday.

Boys Basketball: California remains unbeaten

With win against Versailles

VERSAILLES — With four players scoring 11 or more, No. 7 California rolled to a 66-32 defeat of Versailles on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Licking downs Blair Oaks

In St. James Tournament

ST. JAMES — The Blair Oaks Falcons dropped a 73-50 decision Friday to Licking in the semifinals of the St. James Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Calvary tops Malta Bend

On Friday night

The Calvary Lutheran Lions raced out to an 18-4 lead after one quarter and romped to a 60-31 win against Malta Bend on Friday night.

Girls Basketball: Prairie Home 49, Russellville 45

Haley Windsor totaled 18 points Friday night for Russellville in a 49-45 loss to Prairie Home.

Lincoln hosts Southwest Baptist in women’s and men’s doubleheader today

The Lincoln Blue Tiger women’s and men’s basketball teams will be back on the floor at Jason Gym this afternoon, hosting Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association foe Southwest Baptist.

Our Opinion: A victory for Special Olympics and Jefferson City

Let’s give credit where credit is due.

Cougars win eighth straight

The Columbia College Cougars notched their eighth straight win by beating Hannibal-LaGrange 68-59 on Thursday night.

Girls Basketball: South Callaway 60, Linn 29

South Callaway doubled up Linn in a 60-29 win Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Crocker 58, Russellville 27

Russellville fell 58-27 to Crocker on Thursday.

Boys Basketball: Vienna 69, St. Elizabeth 32

Vienna rolled past St. Elizabeth in the Iberia Tournament loser’s bracket semifinal with a 69-32 win Thursday night.

Girls Basketball: Chamois 43, St. Elizabeth 22

Paige Nolte matched St. Elizabeth’s point total on her own, and Chamois defeated the Lady Hornets 43-22 on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 73, California 63

With three players in double figures, the Fatima Lady Comets held off California 73-63 on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: St. James 80, Blair Oaks 30

The St. James Lady Tigers scored at least 20 points in each of the first three quarters and cruised to an 80-30 win Thursday against Blair Oaks.

Boys Basketball: Helias frosh lose to Camdenton

The Helias freshman boys fell 47-30 to Camdenton on Thursday.

Linn boys basketball gets past South Callaway

The Linn Wildcats knocked the South Callaway Bulldogs from the ranks of the unbeaten, posting a 50-47 win Thursday night.

JC student walks away while on field trip in St. Louis

A male middle-school student fro the Jefferson City Public Schools walked away while on a field trip to the Holcaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis.

Our Opinion: Recreational marijuana points in wrong direction

To supporters of recreational marijuana use, we pose this question: What is so unsatisfying or unfulfilling about your life that you feel a need to get high?

Lincoln can't hold on against defending champs

The Blue Tigers led the defending national champions seven times, including as late as 10 minutes into the second half, but Central Missouri pulled away for a 71-62 defeat of Lincoln on Wednesday.

Women’s Basketball: Central Missouri 79, Lincoln 67

Kelsey Williams scored 20 points in a losing effort for Lincoln, as the Blue Tigers fell 79-67 on Wednesday. Williams shot 7-of-14 from the field and notched six rebounds and four assists as well.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia 68, Richland 48

Tuscumbia leapt out to a 22-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and held on for a 68-48 defeat of Richland on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Iberia Tournament.

Royals Caravan headed to town

The Kansas City Royals Caravan will be making a stop next Wednesday in Jefferson City.

Helias JV basketball top Jays

The Helias junior varsity boys defeated Jefferson City 46-41 on Tuesday at Rackers Fieldhouse.

College Softball: Struemph honored

By Missouri Valley Conference

Missouri State sophomore Erin Struemph (St. Elizabeth High School) was named a preseason all-Missouri Valley Conference selection on Wednesday.

Jays hosting Helias tonight in wrestling rivalry renewal

It will be tough to match the intensity of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game, but the wrestling version of the crosstown showdown will give it a try tonight.

Girls Basketball: Hermann 40, Chamois 38

Paige Nolte scored 18 points, but the Lady Pirates came up just short as Chamois fell to Hermann, 40-38 on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball: Battle 59, Blair Oaks 45

Chelsi Emerson scored 13 points, but it was not enough as the Blair Oaks girls basketball team fell 59-45 to Battle on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Linn 59, New Haven 38

Linn outscored New Haven in every quarter on its way to a 59-38 win Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Eugene 98, Russellville 64

Five players hit double digits for Eugene en route to a 98-64 defeat of Russellville on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia 74, Belle 69

Zane Humphreys went off for 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead Tuscumbia to a 74-69 defeat of Belle in the Iberia Tournament on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: California 65, Osage 62

California trailed by seven entering the fourth quarter Tuesday, but surged past School of the Osage for a 65-62 victory.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 60, New Bloomfield 37

Behind 21 points from Sammey Bunch, Fatima defeated New Bloomfield 60-37 on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Jays frosh roll over Helias

The Jefferson City freshmen defeated Helias 46-39 Tuesday at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks frosh top St. James

With two players scoring 10 or more, the Blair Oaks freshman boys defeated St. James 52-30 on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks 73, Newburg 39

Owen Luebbering was two rebounds shy of a double-double as Blair Oaks defeated Newburg 73-39 in the first round of the St. James Tournament.