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Jays' Kuster finishes second after 4-2 wrestling loss

Published Feb. 19 2017

Peter Kuster finished one step short of his goal. But the Jefferson City junior seemed just fine with that. It...

Helias' Winder takes sixth after injury during Friday's action

Published Feb. 19 2017

In the opening seconds of Friday night's Class 3 semifinal at 106 pounds, Evan Winder of Helias was forced to...

Press Box: Royals and Cardinals fixing pitching issues in different ways

Published Feb. 19 2017

They have a similar problem — filling a spot on their respective pitching staffs.

Seven wrestlers advance into Class 4 quarterfinals

Published Feb. 17 2017

COLUMBIA — Normally, the Jefferson City Jays make a point to stick around to support their teammates at the state...

Careaga wins in first state appearance for Helias

Published Feb. 17 2017

COLUMBIA — The Helias Crusaders opened their Class 3 state wrestling tournament with a win by fall.

It's been a reload, not a rebuild for Jays wrestling

Published Feb. 16 2017

There was work being done behind the scenes. Last year, a talented senior class led Jefferson City to its third...

Injury costs Helias wrestling a state qualifier

Published Feb. 16 2017

The injury bug had to take one last bite out of the Helias Crusaders. The Crusaders advanced five wrestlers to...

Helias girls get past state-ranked Tolton

Published Feb. 15 2017

Erin Wyrick wasn't supposed to play Tuesday night.

Rock Bridge edges Lady Jays 41-39 in overtime

Published Feb. 10 2017

COLUMBIA — With the game tied, the Rock Bridge Bruins ran the final minute of regulation off the clock before...

Helias girls jump out early to beat St. Dominic

Published Feb. 8 2017

Helias got off to a very good start Tuesday night. That helped make the finish a little less frantic.

Lady Jays knock some of the rust off

Published Feb. 5 2017

It had been more than a week since the Jefferson City Lady Jays took the floor for a game. And...

Rough stretch for Lady Crusaders against Lebanon

Published Feb. 5 2017

For two quarters and one minute Saturday afternoon, the Helias Lady Crusaders were in it.

Helias tops Battle in wrestling dual on Senior Night

Published Feb. 4 2017

Fittingly on Senior Night, it was a senior who wrapped up the victory.

Jays roll past Bruins in wrestling

Published Feb. 1 2017

One part of the wrestling season is concluded for the Jefferson City Jays. The bigger part is still to come. Jefferson City...

Lady Jays top Webster Groves

Published Jan. 27 2017

The Jefferson City Lady Jays were expecting to get tested Thursday night by the offense of Webster Groves.

Blair Oaks sweeps quad to reach milestone

Published Jan. 25 2017

Averaging more than 10 wrestling dual victories a year is impressive.

Lady Jays dominate glass, on defense to top Lady Crusaders

Published Jan. 24 2017

The Jefferson City Lady Jays controlled the glass Monday night against the Helias Lady Crusaders.

Press Box: Chiefs still have a lot of work to do

Published Jan. 22 2017

Another championship Sunday, another with absolutely no local rooting interest.

Lady Jays get back to basics in win against Sullivan

Published Jan. 20 2017

Coming off their first loss of the season Monday night, the Jefferson City Lady Jays vowed to get back to...

Jays wrestling pins loss on Helias

Published Jan. 19 2017

Size advantage? Yes. Quickness advantage? Yes. Muscle advantage? Yes.