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Helias football, boys soccer teams practice on new fields

Published Aug. 15 2017

The Helias football and boys soccer teams got to open their presents Monday.

McKenna, Rhea battling to be Helias' starting QB

Published Aug. 13 2017

Connor McKenna and Daniel Rhea are doing all they can to make the decision as difficult as possible.

Crusader defense shuts down opposition

Published Aug. 12 2017

There's one thing better than posting a zero as a defense.

Helias' Bax figures to draw attention this season

Published Aug. 6 2017

Nathan Bax stands out a bit in a crowd of Helias Crusader football players.

Helias moms join sons for practice at annual Mom's Night

Published Aug. 5 2017

The Helias Crusaders' football team thinks of itself as a family.

Renegades closer to playoffs despite loss to A's

Published Jul. 19 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades are on the cusp of claiming a spot in the MINK League postseason. And the sooner, the...

Renegades lose late lead, fall 4-2 to Joplin

Published Jul. 10 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades led 2-0 after the first inning Sunday. And for eight innings, it looked like those two...

Press Box: High school football season could extend into December starting in 2018

Published Jul. 2 2017

Are you ready for some football? Ready for some December high school football?

Renegades jump out early, beat St. Louis Pirates 15-9 in exhibition

Published Jun. 29 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades played the second of consecutive exhibition games Tuesday night. On Monday, the pitching dominated as the Renegades...

Renegades carry no-hitter into ninth, beat KC Monarchs 7-0

Published Jun. 28 2017

Noah Skaggs knew exactly one of his teammates heading into his debut Tuesday night with the Jefferson City Renegades. They...

Former Lincoln baseball coach DeMilia takes helm for Blair Oaks wrestling

Published Jun. 28 2017

Baseball and wrestling don't necessarily go hand-in-hand when it comes to coaching.

Jefferson City Renegades fall 4-3 to Sedalia

Published Jun. 18 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades had the Sedalia Bombers in a hole.

Renegades fall to Chillicothe for first loss of the season

Published Jun. 4 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades were ready to put Saturday night's game in the past as soon as it was done.

Press Box: Missouri approaches five-year anniversary of joining the SEC

Published Jun. 4 2017

Happy fifth anniversary, Mike Alden. And Brady Deaton, Steve Owens and Phil Hoskins.

Renegades to show off area pitchers during first homestand

Published Jun. 2 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades started the roster search for their first MINK League season in the immediate area.

Renegades set to start MINK League season tonight

Published May. 31 2017

The Jefferson City Renegades will have all of two practices under their belts heading into tonight's MINK League opener at...

Helias' Vollet earns three state medals

Published May. 28 2017

Anna Vollet wasn't concerned about medals entering the Class 4 state track and field championships.

Ramsey captures state title in girls pole vault for Helias

Published May. 27 2017

When she was in the seventh grade, Chloe Ramsey had already spent nine years in gymnastics. Her coach then suggested...

Aurora tops Helias in Class 4 quarterfinal rematch

Published May. 26 2017

The Aurora Houn' Dawgs owned the strike zone Thursday.

Helias brings 20 athletes to state track and field championships

Published May. 26 2017

The Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders have increased their amount of qualifiers for the Class 4 state track and field...