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Tom Rackers (Reporter)

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Press Box: Cardinals, Royals need to keep plugging along

Published Jul. 3 2016

It's been an up and down first half of the season for both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas...

Schnieders named new baseball coach at Jamestown

Published Jul. 3 2016

"I've always loved baseball and this is an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Brent Schnieders, who recently was named...

Press Box: College camps have caused quite the squabble

Published Jun. 5 2016

If nothing else, Jim Harbaugh is getting quite a jersey collection. Harbaugh, the Michigan head football coach who has become...

Helias' Albertson closes career in style

Published May. 28 2016

School record, school record, school record. The last three track and field meets have been something special for Emma Albertson.

Helias set for Class 4 state track championships

Published May. 27 2016

At the start of the season, Helias track and field coach Tim Rulo encouraged the Crusaders and Lady Crusaders to...

Helias continues winning ways, beats Salem in sectional

Published May. 25 2016

Something has clicked for the Helias Crusaders.

Press Box: Results speak louder than words for MU softball team

Published May. 22 2016

Two weeks ago, the Missouri softball team issued a written statement of support for head coach Ehren Earleywine prior to...

Lepper new head coach of Helias girls hoops

Published May. 21 2016

Alan Lepper has spent a lot of years affiliated with the Helias girls basketball program.

Helias scores four runs in 10th to win district baseball title

Published May. 20 2016

The Helias Crusaders captured their first district baseball title since 2012 on Thursday, defeating the Bolivar Liberators 5-1 in the...

Press Box (renamed America): Red, white and Blue Tigers

Published May. 15 2016

In honor of my love for this great country — and not an obviously blatant attempt to draw in additional...

Helias tabs Hake as cross country coach

Published May. 13 2016

Maybe he was supposed to be a cross country coach all along. It just took Brad Hake more than 20...

Hickman shuts out Helias in girls soccer

Published May. 13 2016

The Helias Lady Crusaders knew they had a tough opponent on the schedule to wrap up the soccer regular season.

Lincoln decides to drop baseball, women's tennis

Published May. 11 2016

Money is the driving force in college athletics. And with that in mind, Lincoln University has made the decision to drop...

Lady Jays roll past Waynesville in soccer

Published May. 7 2016

With the start of the soccer postseason just around the corner, the Jefferson City Lady Jays may have added a...

Helias blanks St. Dominic in matchup of Crusaders

Published May. 6 2016

With his eyes firmly focused on today, Helias head baseball coach Chris Wyrick knew the importance of Thursday's matchup against...

LePage's late goals lead Lady Jays past Helias

Published May. 5 2016

With the game tied at 1 and the clock ticking under six minutes, somebody needed to make a play or...

Press Box: One week is far too short for long-term judgments

Published Apr. 10 2016

The first seven days of the Major League Baseball season are officially in the books. Have you hit the panic button...