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Holiday HOPE needs volunteers, donations

The HOPE for Christmas campaign is in need of volunteers and financial donations to help ensure needy families receive gifts for their holiday festivities.

Girls Basketball: Crocker 67, St. Elizabeth 38

Lindsay Medlen scored 37 points Thursday night to lead the Crocker Lady Lions to a 67-38 victory against the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets.

Girls Basketball: Plato 60, California 51

A big third quarter proved to be the difference Thursday night.

Girls Basketball: Harrisburg 56, Russellville 37

The Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-14 lead Thursday and defeated the Russellville Lady Indians 56-37.

Lady Jays fall to Crane

The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped a 63-59 decision to Crane in the opening round of the Stephanie Phillips Classic at Kickapoo High School.

Blair Oaks Middle School boys win two

The Blair Oaks Falcons swept a seventh- and eighth-grade doubleheader Thursday from Eldon.

Blair Oaks Middle School girls take pair

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons swept a seventh- and eighth-grade doubleheader Thursday against the Eldon Lady Mustangs.

Boys basketball: Jays fall to Blue Springs

In tournament

PECULIAR — The Jefferson City Jays dropped a 60-47 decision Thursday to the Blue Springs Wildcats in the semifinals of the Raymore-Peculiar Shootout.

Our Opinion: State charitable campaign reveals virtues of character

An announcement Tuesday about state employees speaks volumes not only about their generosity, but their character.

State employees raise more than $1 million for charities

The Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) raised more than $1 million for the 11th consecutive year, bringing the 30-year total to more than $27 million.

Pinkel, Ray and Murphy get awards from coaches

A trio of Missouri Tigers received individual awards in voting by Southeastern Conference coaches released Wednesday.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 61, Jamestown 44

Levi Anderson scored 21 points and recorded 10 rebounds as the Russellville Indians claimed a 61-44 win Tuesday night against the Jamestown Eagles.

Helias frosh win

The Helias Crusaders defeated Moberly 48-33 on Wednesday night in the loser’s bracket at the Mexico Tournament.

Blair Oaks frosh win

The Blair Oaks freshman basketball team jumped out to a 17-1 lead in the first quarter and held on to win 58-28 against Eldon on Wednesday. The game was a part of the School of the Osage Tournament.

St. Stanislaus basketball wins

The St. Stanislaus seventh-grade JV-A team defeated St. Peters-Fulton 38-35 on Tuesday.

St. Stanislaus girls win

The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade girls team claimed a 28-15 win Tuesday against St. Thomas.

Middle school wrestling: Lewis and Clark results

In dual against Moberly

Lewis and Clark defeated Moberly 51-45 in a dual Tuesday.

Area teams earn spots in high school football rankings

The Tri-County Conference claimed three spots in the final state football rankings by the media released this morning.

Our Opinion: Multipurpose building plans must avoid cross-purposes

Multipurpose building plans must avoid cross-purposes

Lincoln's Henderson, Walls nab all-region honors

Lincoln football players Morris Henderson and Davon Walls have both been selected to the Beyond Sports Network 2014 Division II All-Super Region 4 team that was announced Monday.

Former Blue Tiger Woodard to continue pro career with Wolves

Former Lincoln wide receiver Maurice Woodard signed a contract Saturday to continue his professional career with the Billings Wolves, an expansion member of the Indoor Football League.

Boys basketball: California tops Dixon

With big third quarter

CALIFORNIA — The California Pintos used a 10-point scoring edge in the third quarter Tuesday to down the Dixon Bulldogs 69-57.

Boys basketball: Jays improve to 3-0

With win against Ruskin

Paced by 26 points from O.G. Anunoby, the Jefferson City Jays topped Ruskin 64-47 on Tuesday in the first round of the Raymore-Peculiar Invitational.

Boys basketball: St. Elizabeth falls to Newburg

On Tuesday night

NEWBURG — Behind Ryan Ward’s game-high 23 points, Newburg defeated St. Elizabeth on Tuesday, 66-52.

Boys basketball: South Callaway beats Montgomery County

Wins 89-57

MOKANE — Troy Hentges scored 21 points and Logan Taylor scored 18 as the South Callaway Bulldogs defeated Montgomery County on Tuesday, 89-57.

Girls Basketball: Centralia Tournament results

Here are girls basketball results and the remaining schedule for the Centralia Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Raymore-Peculiar Shootout results

Here are boys basketball results and the remaining schedule for the Raymore-Peculiar Shootout.

Boys Basketball: Centralia Tournament results

Here are results and the remaining schedule for boys basketball at the Centralia Tournament.

Jamestown tops Linn girls

Led by Mickayla Strother’s 21 points, Jamestown topped Linn on Tuesday, 69-47.

Chamois girls beat Wellsville

Paige Nolte single-handedly outscored Wellsville and surpassed 1,000 points for her career in a 48-21 Chamois win on Tuesday.

Lincoln's Ellington earns MIAA track award

Following a three-win performance last week, Lincoln’s Yanique Ellington became the first winner of the indoor season of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Track Athlete of the Week award.

Girls basketball: Tipton defeats Calvary Lutheran

At home Tuesday

TIPTON — Rebecca Thompson scored 20 points, but the Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions fell to Tipton on Tuesday, 86-28.

Boys basketball: Tipton rallies past Belle

In 46-43 victory

BELLE — The Tipton Cardinals trailed until there were less than four minutes to play, but they finished strong to defeat Belle 46-43.

Falcons win two

The Blair Oaks eighth-grade basketball team topped South Callaway on Tuesday, 53-19.

Lady Falcons win pair

The Blair Oaks eighth-grade girls basketball team defeated South Callaway on Tuesday, 50-22.

Callaway nuclear plant back online

Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center is back online after an electrical problem caused a turbine trip and a reactor trip that shut the plant down on Dec. 2.

Jefferson City woman hurt in wreck

A Jefferson City woman was injured in a one-car accident at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 63, south of Country Road 395 in Callaway County.

Our Opinion: Museum links military, civilians

Just as a National Guard member is called a citizen soldier, so an enhanced museum is both a showcase of Missouri military history and an attraction for civilians.

Fatima tops New Bloomfield in boys basketball

The Fatima Comets defeated New Bloomfield by a score of 70-40 on Monday behind 17 points from Nolan Huot.

Helias frosh top Lebanon

The Helias Lady Crusaders opened their season Monday with a 37-31 win against Lebanon.

St. Stanislaus wins

The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade boys’ team claimed a 41-12 win Saturday against St. Martins.

Jays frosh win against Blair Oaks

Jefferson City topped Blair Oaks 48-29 in a freshman basketball matchup in the Osage Tournament on Monday.

Gym-Zzouri results

Gym-Zzouri recently competed in the Winter Spectacular Gymnastics Meet.

Bourbon tops Vienna

Alysa Stack scored a game-high 21 points Monday to lead the Bourbon War Hawks to a 60-51 win against the Vienna Lady Eagles.

Californa beats Warrensburg

Jaden Barr scored 21 points to lead three California players in double figures as the Pintos claimed a 53-42 win Sunday night against Warrensburg in the Norm Stewart Classic.

California falls to Tipton in overtime

The California Lady Pintos rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Tipton ultimately prevailed in a 70-69 overtime win Monday.

Lewis and Clark seventh-grade girls win

The Lewis and Clark seventh-grade team earned a 40-26 win Monday against Oakland in the first round of the West Middle School Tournament.

Linn basketball loses late

The Linn Wildcats tied Hermann and forced a defensive stop with 18 seconds to play, but the Bearcats responded with a steal and a basket to win 46-44 on Monday.

Emerson scores 23 as Blair Oaks loses to Fulton

Blair Oaks senior Chelsi Emerson scored a game-high 23 points but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Falcons suffered a 55-49 loss Monday to Fulton.

Boys Basketball: Helias freshmen fall

The Helias Crusaders suffered a 65-40 loss to Battle on Monday in the first round of the Mexico Tournament.