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Girls basketball: New Bloomfield 61, Linn 20

New Bloomfield held Linn to single digits in every quarter and rolled to a 61-20 win Monday.

Girls basketball: St. Elizabeth 52, Russellville 51

The St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets controlled the second half and roared back from a double-digit deficit to beat Russellville 52-51 on Monday night.

Girls basketball: Eugene 64, Calvary 48

The Eugene Lady Eagles used a huge second quarter to propel them to a 64-48 win at Calvary Lutheran on Monday.

Our Opinion: Empowerment through service

The way to change hearts and minds is not by force, but by being a force.

Physicians group merges with JCMG

Missouri Valley Physicians (MVP) has merged with Jefferson City Medical Group to become Missouri Valley Physicians of JCMG.

Races expected for JC school board, mayor

Filing closes Tuesday

People interested in running for city office or school board have a short time left to throw their names in the ring. Filing closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday for both city and school board seats.

Falcon wrestlers take second in Warsaw Tourney

Blair Oaks had six wrestlers take first and the Falcons finished second in the team race Saturday at the Warsaw Tournament.

Undefeated Pintos win tourney title

Paced by Jaden Barr’s 27 points, California defeated Mexico 65-58 on Saturday to win the California Tournament and remain undefeated.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for December 2014

Jefferson City inspected 53 food-service establishments during the month of December 2014.

Lady Crusaders beaten at the buzzer

Last second layup gives St. Francis Borgia the win

The St. Francis Borgia Lady Knights got a layup at the buzzer to pull out a 37-36 win against Helias in the championship game of the Lady Cat Invitational.

Girls Basketball: Jefferson City 55, Fulton 41

The Jefferson City Lady Jays wrapped up third place in the California Tournament with a 55-41 win against Fulton on Saturday.

Girls Basketball: Lady Jays JV wins title

Jefferson City captured the title of the Helias JV Tournament with a 35-26 win Saturday against the host school in the championship game.

Girls Basketball: Helias freshmen win

The Helias freshmen girls basketball team claimed a 41-18 win against Battle on Saturday morning.

Boys Basketball: Fulton 64, Fatima 63

Fatima had the ball with a chance to score at the end of regulation but didn’t get a shot off and fell in overtime to Fulton, 64-63.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks 76, Cole Camp 53

The Blair Oaks Falcons put four players in double figures and rolled to a 76-53 win against the Cole Camp Bluebirds on Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Calvary 75, Climax Springs 51

The Calvary Lutheran Lions had plenty of reasons to celebrate Friday night.

Boys Basketball: Helias frosh beat Battle

The Helias freshman boys basketball team slipped past Battle by a 55-52 score Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks freshmen win

The Blair Oaks freshmen snagged a 58-47 win against South Callaway on Saturday.

Lions' hot shooting sinks Lincoln

The Missouri Southern Lions used a torrid shooting effort to capture an 82-74 win against Lincoln in men’s basketball action Saturday at Jason Gym.

Our Opinion: Correct training deficiencies for troopers

News Tribune editorial

A merger designed to save money created an operational deficiency. Now it’s time to correct it.

Rolla boys beat Helias in battle of state-ranked teams

The Rolla Bulldogs led virtually all game long and won a battle of ranked Class 4 squads Friday night, handling the Helias Crusaders 60-46.

Helias girls upend Washington to advance at Union Tournament

The Helias girls basketball team rallied late to upset the ninth-ranked team in Class 5, topping Washington 38-35 on Friday in the semifinals of the Lady Cat Invitational.

Boys Basketball: Vienna 54, St. Elizabeth 47

Vienna and St. Elizabeth each had three players with double-digit scoring totals, but it was Vienna that pulled away for a 54-47 win Friday.

Boys Basketball: Eugene 85, Linn 65

The Eugene Eagles improved to 13-2 on the season with an 85-65 win against Linn on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia 64, Chamois 26

Orrie Patterson and Nate Simmons led Tuscumbia with 16 points apiece, as the Lions defeated Chamois on Friday, 64-26.

Girls Basketball: Southern Boone tops California

At California Tournament

CALIFORNIA — The Southern Boone Lady Eagles raced out to a 30-18 halftime lead and cruised to a 60-46 win against the California Lady Pintos in Friday’s fifth-place game of the California Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Fatima tops Blair Oaks

In Blue and Gold Tournament

An 18-2 burst in the third quarter led the Lady Comets to a 66-38 defeat of Blair Oaks on Friday in the third-place game of the Fatima Blue and Gold Tournament.

Lincoln to host Missouri Southern in men’s, women’s hoops

The Lincoln men’s and women’s basketball teams will be searching for their second conference wins of the season when they play host to Missouri Southern today at Jason Gym.

Girls Basketball: Chamois bests Eugene

At Fatima Blue and Gold Tournament

Paige Nolte scored 27 points to lead the Lady Pirates to a 50-34 win against Eugene on Friday in the fifth-place game of the Fatima Blue and Gold Tournament.

Girls Basketball: South Callaway downs Russellville

At South Callaway Tournament

MOKANE — Justice Miller scored 14 points, and Haley Windsor scored 11, but the Russellville girls basketball team came up short against South Callaway, 44-28, in the fifth-place game of the South Callaway Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Happy Homecoming for Calvary girls

Defeat Climax Springs

Sam Gunn recorded a double-double Friday to lead Calvary Lutheran to a 56-27 win against Climax Springs in the Lady Lions’ Homecoming game.

Boys Basketball: Helias freshmen win

Three players scored 12 or more points to lead the Helias freshman boys basketball team to a 53-38 defeat of Rolla on Friday.

Girls Basketball: Lady Jays JV tops Battle

In Helias Tournament

The Jefferson City Lady Jays junior varsity team defeated Battle 30-18 on Friday in the Helias Tournament.

Blair Oaks wrestling splits

The Blair Oaks Falcons split a pair of wrestling duals Thursday night, beating Centralia 42-33 and losing to Fulton 68-10.

Lincoln track posts several top-eight results at Invitational

The Lincoln indoor track and field teams placed in the top eight in 15 events Friday during the Missouri Invitational.

Girls Basketball: Mid-Missouri tournament results

Here are results and remaining schedules for girls basketball games at tournaments around Mid-Missouri.

Boys Basketball: Mid-Missouri tournament results

Here are results and remaining schedules for boys basketball games at tournaments around Mid-Missouri.

Youth Basketball: St. Stanislaus boys win

The St. Stanislaus seventh-grade boys basketball team beat St. Peter’s 34-12 on Thursday.

Rockers leads Cougars to win

A big game from Zach Rockers led the Columbia College Cougars to a 72-38 rout of William Woods on Thursday.

Owls drop Cougars

The William Woods Owls dropped the Columbia College Cougars 84-72 on Thursday night.

Police arrest two in drug bust

Two suspects are in custody after the Jefferson City Police Department and MUSTANG Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Southridge Drive.

Our Opinion: Awaiting plans to expand veterans memorial

Until war is obsolete, a portion of the Missouri Veterans Memorial will remain a work in progress.

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Jays’ Anunoby a finalist for McDonald’s game

The folks at McDonald’s may not be sure where he’s from, but they’re certain that O.G. Anunoby of the Jefferson City Jays is one of the nation’s top players in boys basketball.

Cardinal Caravan visits today

The Mid-Missouri swing of the 2015 Cardinals Caravan will make a stop in Jefferson City at 6:30 p.m. today in the Missouri Farm Bureau Center.

Pintos edge Comets in California Tourney

Jaden Barr scored 24 points and Eli Freeman chipped in with 14 as California defeated Fatima 63-57 in the semifinals of the California Tournament on Thursday.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 36, New Haven 34

Coy Bond hit a buzzer-beater to give Russellville a 36-34 win against New Haven on Thursday in the South Callaway Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Linn 68, Belle 60

The Linn Lady Wildcats got their second straight win by notching a 68-60 win against Belle on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Tuscumbia downs Dixon

On Thursday night

TUSCUMBIA — The Tuscumbia Lady Lions used a huge effort in the middle two quarters to steamroll Dixon 78-60 on Thursday.

Helias frosh win in girls hoops

The Helias Lady Crusaders posted a 39-28 win Thursday night against the Hickman Kewpies in freshman action at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Helias frosh win in boys basketball

The Helias freshman boys basketball team held off Hickman on Thursday 48-43.