Tom Rackers


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Just enough on offense for Lady Jays

In soccer win against Battle

The Jefferson City Lady Jays spent so much time in the Battle end of the field Thursday night, the Spartans should have charged them rent.

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Shea signs to run at SEMO

Kaitlyn Shea knew almost immediately it was where she wanted to go to college.

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Multiple-run innings propel Helias to win

The Helias Crusaders hung crooked numbers on the scoreboard in three different innings Tuesday on their way to an 11-1 victory against the Moberly Spartans at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.

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Blair Oaks baseball falls behind early, drops 11-2 decision to Fulton

Digging out of an hole is no fun.

Weather brings end to Helias-Rolla game

The Helias Lady Crusaders and the Rolla Lady Bulldogs tried to beat Mother Nature on Wednesday.

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Helias’ Dempsey not worried after loss to St. Dominic

It’s early April, not the middle of May. Wins and losses don’t really matter right now.

Andy Pitts leaves Helias for job in Minnesota

Andy Pitts, who has served as defensive coordinator for the Helias football team for the past four years, has accepted a position as an assistant coach at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Press Box: Missouri basketball looking for someone to sit next to Anderson

News Tribune Sports Commentary

While we’ve been watching the best of the best play in college basketball, some of the rest are trying to catch up. The Missouri Tigers are one of the rest.

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Crusaders fail to capitalize in 3-2 loss to Pirates

Missed opportunities

The Helias Crusaders pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday to take a 2-1 lead against the Boonville Pirates. But they also left two runners in scoring position in the inning. Then left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth. And the Pirates took advantage.

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Jays golfers ahead of schedule

Normally, it can take some time for a team to hit its stride. This is not a normal year for the Jefferson City Jays golf team.

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