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Lady Jays basketball team looks to mesh talents

The Jefferson City Lady Jays bring a veteran group in to the basketball season. Kristie Douglas-Wiley, new to the Jefferson City program, is a veteran coach.

Depth a strength for Helias girls basketball

The parts are there for the Helias Lady Crusaders.

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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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