Tom Rackers


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Falcons use big fourth quarter to dispatch Panthers

The Blair Oaks Falcons had the Centralia Panthers right where they wanted them.

Press Box: Weighing in on some aspects of Missouri’s odd week

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.

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Martin to play basketball at Southern Illinois

It’s going to be a Martin family reunion at Southern Illinois University.

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Roberson commits to Southern Illinois for track and field

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.

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Cross Country: Yanskey, Knernschield earn all-state honors for Helias

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.

Cross Country: Helias girls look to improve after finishing third last season

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.

Friday Night Recap: Helias falls behind early in loss to Hannibal

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.

Helias football's season comes to an end in Hannibal

The Hannibal Pirates scored the first four times they had the football Friday night in a 35-14 win against the Helias Crusaders.

Prep Football: Helias wants to turn tables on Hannibal

The first time Helias played at Hannibal this season, the Crusaders got off to a good start.

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Prep Football: Helias dominates Wentzville Liberty

Helias dominated on both sides of the football Saturday and rolled to a 45-0 win against the Wentzville Liberty Eagles at Adkins Stadium.

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