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SPORTS COMMENTARY: When Frank Haith came to Columbia three years ago from Miami as the new head men’s basketball coach, it was met with a resounding “Who?” The moment he stepped on that plane Thursday afternoon at Columbia Regional Airport headed for Tulsa, it was met with a resounding “What?”
It was the kind of game that might spark a player.
In girls soccer win against Hannibal
The spirit was willing. The legs, understandably, were a little weak.
The Helias Lady Crusaders tallied a goal in the first minute, then tallied another in the final minute.
Will Robertson’s three-run home run lifted the Fatima Comets to an 11-0 win in five innings against the Lutheran: St. Charles Cougars in the fifth-place game of the Capital City Invitational at Vivion Field.
In their first game, the Fatima Comets could muster little offense. In their second, they put some runs on the board.
In Capital City Invitational opener
The Fatima Comets had their opportunities against the Hickman Kewpies in their Capital City Invitational opener Friday afternoon. But they just couldn’t pick up the big hit when they needed it.
In a game that featured more fouls than total shots, it was almost fitting the final decision came down to a penalty kick.
Hayden Lee stepped to the plate determined to come through. The Helias senior designated hitter entered the batters box with Wednesday’s game against Hickman tied at 6 with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The district field looks just about the same for the Helias Crusaders. The road to the Dome, that’s another story.