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Rock Bridge tops Helias 9-0

Published Apr. 20 2018

"I obviously did not have them properly prepared, that's entirely my fault," Helias coach Chris Wyrick said after the Crusaders...

Helias baseball blanks Marshall 9-0

Published Apr. 18 2018

The Crusaders scored single runs in the first four innings on their way to a 9-0 win against the Marshall...

Helias baseball falls 5-0 to St. Dominic

Published Apr. 12 2018

It was one of the first truly good baseball days of the season. But it wasn't a good baseball day for...

Two late goals lead Helias soccer past Hannibal

Published Apr. 11 2018

With a little more than six minutes remaining Tuesday, the Helias Lady Crusaders were beating the Hannibal Lady Pirates everywhere...

Lady Jays soccer falls 2-0 against Rock Bridge

Published Apr. 11 2018

About a third of the way through the regular season, the Jefferson City Lady Jays believe they are starting to...

Key double play propels Fatima past Blair Oaks

Published Apr. 8 2018

It had all the earmarks of a game that could turn on just one play. Jacob Crede of the Fatima Comets...

Press Box: Spring sports sure feel an awful lot like winter

Published Apr. 8 2018

It's one of my favorite events to cover every year. The Capital City Invitational is always one of the highlights of...

Bond pitches 5-hitter, Helias beats Fatima 3-0 in CCI pool play

Published Apr. 7 2018

The Helias Crusaders needed to play a good game. The Crusaders opened play Friday in the Capital City Invitational with a...

Fatima goes 1-1, struggles at plate in loss to Helias

Published Apr. 7 2018

The Fatima Comets were strong on the mound Friday in their two games at the Capital City Invitational.

Fatima opens CCI with 12-3 loss to Hickman

Published Apr. 6 2018

After four batters in the bottom of the first inning Thursday, the Fatima Comets held a 3-0 lead against the...

Harrison's double sparks Helias in 7-2 win

Published Apr. 6 2018

Zach Woehr led off the top of the first inning Thursday night with a single to spark a two-run frame...

Helias girls soccer heads into break off loss to Rock Bridge

Published Mar. 29 2018

It's back to the practice field for the Helias Lady Crusaders.

Helias girls soccer holds off Battle for 5-4 win

Published Mar. 27 2018

It wasn't the prettiest win. But it was a win. Reese Hamilton scored three goals Monday night to lead Helias Lady...

Nearby gunshots cause stoppage during Helias soccer game

Published Mar. 27 2018

The girls soccer game between Helias and Battle on Monday night was delayed after gunshots were heard in the area....

Lady Crusaders top Camdenton 6-1

Published Mar. 25 2018

The Helias Lady Crusaders have proven to be a resilient bunch early this soccer season.

Jays open golf season today at Waynesville

Published Mar. 22 2018

The golf season starts today for the Jefferson City Jays.

Crusaders score twice in first in 3-1 win vs. Fatima

Published Mar. 21 2018

The Crusaders tallied two runs in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday against the Fatima Comets on their way...

Lady Crusaders roll to 5-0 soccer win vs. Waynesville

Published Mar. 21 2018

It took a few minutes to get the attack rolling. But once it did, it rolled. The Helias Lady Crusaders scored five...

Helias golfers look to make mark at state

Published Mar. 20 2018

The Helias Crusaders got a taste of the Class 3 state golf championships last year. With three qualifiers returning from a...

Helias hungry to get to baseball Final Four

Published Mar. 20 2018

The Helias Crusaders have been knocking on the door of the Class 4 baseball Final Four the past two seasons. They...