Tom Rackers


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Press Box: Let's make a deal

Cardinals, Royals could add some pieces for postseason

With two months remaining in the season, the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals are in prime positions to make it to the postseason. But they need to be armed and dangerous to finish off the competition and get the state partying like it’s 1985.

Jeffries returns to assist Crusaders

Sometimes you just have to be asked.

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Chinn asks for help while taking over as Helias coach

Matt Chinn knows he can’t do this alone.

Helias' Frank has success in her favorite race

Helias sophomore Kylie Frank’s favorite event is the 800-meter run. “I’m really bad at pacing myself and the 800 is a race where you just run as hard as you can and see if you can hang on,” Frank said.

Malmstrom stepping down as Helias head track coach

But will continue to lead bass fishing program

Chip Malmstrom knows he is going to miss track and field. Maybe not today, but he will miss it.

Press Box: Five little words can mean so much

News Tribune Sports Commentary

In a story posted Friday on, an email exchange about scheduling a softball game between Missouri and Missouri State escalated quickly from “let’s pick a date” to “your program is not very good.” Only the last part was a lot longer. And with some vividly descriptive words.

Shea takes fourth for Helias

At Class 4 state track and field championships

Kaitlyn Shea had a goal in mind Friday afternoon heading into the girls 3,200-meter run in the Class 4 state track and field championships.

Another state title for Fatima's Haller

Freshman adds track victory to cross country win

Strategy played a big role Friday afternoon for Brianna Haller.

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Timing works for Helias’ Shea in Class 4 track championships

The timing is right. Now it comes down to the times.

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Blair Oaks’ Elder celebrates state golf title

Tanner Elder entered the final hole of the Class 2 state golf championships not quite knowing where he stood in the individual standings.

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