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Lady Jays golf team features veterans, newcomers

It’s an interesting mix of veterans and youth.

Helias ready for another run at Class 4 state title

The ultimate goal for any football team is to win a championship.

Helias football opener will not be televised

When Phil Pitts got the phone call earlier this week, there was one emotion on his end of the conversation.

Good and bad for Helias in Jamboree

There were good things and bad things Friday night for the Helias Crusaders.

Helias counting on veteran line

If things truly start up front in football, the Helias Crusaders should have a leg up on their opponents this season.

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Netanyahu: Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war

Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

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Local sports about to start

SPORTS COMMENTARY: The first day of practice for fall sports in Missouri is Monday, Aug. 4. In just eight days, it’s time for football, boys soccer, volleyball, girls tennis and golf and cross country to officially begin their preparations for their respective seasons.

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Mudd signs to wrestle at Missouri

2014 graduate of Blair Oaks

WARDSVILLE — It didn’t take long for Logan Mudd to find his sport.

Press Box: Does success mean U.S. ready to embrace soccer?

It seems the United States has a big case of World Cup fever. And why not? The boys in red, white and blue defied many of the experts by advancing out of the “Group of Death” last week in Brazil.

Team camp next step in Lady Falcons’ rebuilding effort

There’s no time like the present to get started working on the future.

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