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Lady Jays go 1-0-2 for new coach in Jamboree

The Jefferson City Lady Jays are still working things out under new head coach Kristie Douglas-Wiley.

Lady Crusaders benefit from facing other teams in Jamboree

It was a night for learning.

Kearney slips past Helias, 23-20

KEARNEY — The fourth-ranked Kearney Bulldogs got a field goal in overtime to slip past the second-ranked Helias Crusaders by a 23-20 score in a Class 4 quarterfinal thriller on Friday night.

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Line of scrimmage key as Helias faces Kearney

The team that controls the line of scrimmage will win the football game.

Press Box: Prep playoffs could stand a few changes

News Tribune Sports Commentary

We are down to eight football teams in Classes 1-5, down to four in Class 6. But is the current system fair when it comes to post-district play? In my opinion, a definite maybe. There is a tweak or two I think would make it better.

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Crusaders beat Mexico 47-0 to win district title

After two series, it looked like a football game.

Helias set for state cross country championships

Coming off 'perfect' district performance

Perfection is a goal easy to shoot for, but hard to achieve. But after seeing the results for the Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders at the Class 3 District 5 cross country championships last Saturday in Moberly, Helias head coach Mary Haskamp saw just that.

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Helias methodically tops Moberly

Will face Mexico for district title on Friday night

The Crusaders rolled to a 43-0 victory against the Moberly Spartans in a Class 4 District 7 semifinal contest at Adkins Stadium.

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Hot start for Falcons in semifinal win

Less than 20 plays into Friday night’s game, the Blair Oaks Falcons had scored 21 points.

Helias to face Moberly for first time in a decade

In addition to their usual preparation, the Helias Crusaders have gotten a history lesson this week.

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