The calendar is about to turn to December.
The Blair Oaks Falcons had the Centralia Panthers right where they wanted them.
News Tribune Sports Commentary
I’m not going to go through a total rehash of all of the events of the last seven days. But there are a few things I want to address.
It’s going to be a Martin family reunion at Southern Illinois University.
It felt just like home for Alexis Roberson. Roberson, a senior at Jefferson City High School, was undecided about where she wanted to attend college. So about a month ago, the track and field standout decided to visit Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
Helias teammates Kayla Yanskey and Elliot Knernschield did what they expected Saturday in the Class 3 state cross country championships at the Oak Hills Golf Center.
The Helias Lady Crusaders are looking to climb the ladder. Last year, the Lady Crusaders finished third in the Class 3 state cross country championships. Even though there aren’t many rungs left to climb, the opportunity is there today at the Oak Hills Golf Center.
The Helias Crusaders wanted to get off to a fast start Friday night. Or at least quicker than they did the first time they played the Hannibal Pirates this season, when they fell behind 35-0 at the half.
The Hannibal Pirates scored the first four times they had the football Friday night in a 35-14 win against the Helias Crusaders.
The first time Helias played at Hannibal this season, the Crusaders got off to a good start.