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Helias leads early, rallies late to beat Blair Oaks 8-7

Published Apr. 24 2019

It finally ended up with the Helias Crusaders as Zach Davidson's single with one out in the bottom of the...

Press Box: Hoping Tiger's life off the course matches his on it

Published Apr. 21 2019

I don't know if you heard, but Tiger Woods won a golf tournament last weekend. Understandably, the sports world came to...

Helias survives early flurry of goals to beat Sedalia S-C

Published Apr. 18 2019

The Helias Lady Crusaders didn't get the earliest goal, but they did score the most often on their way to...

Dey's goal sends Lady Jays past Hickman in overtime

Published Apr. 17 2019

The strategy was simple heading into overtime for the Jefferson City Lady Jays. Be patient, but when the opportunity came,...

Gaebe scores four goals as Union downs Helias

Published Apr. 16 2019

Last year, Emily Gaebe scored seven goals in a win against Helias. The Union sophomore didn't get to seven Monday night...

Helias girls soccer tops Neosho to finish at 2-0

Published Apr. 14 2019

The bottom line shows it was a very good two days for the Helias Lady Crusaders.

Helias girls soccer beats Borgia 3-1 to open Shootout

Published Apr. 13 2019

It took a little time, but the Helias Lady Crusaders did what they needed to do to get a victory.

Davidson leads Helias past Iberia 5-0 with second career no-hitter

Published Apr. 12 2019

Zach Davidson said his curveball wasn't working Thursday. And because it wasn't, the Helias senior pitcher had to make some...

Lady Jays soccer gets past Battle with 2-1 victory

Published Apr. 12 2019

The Jefferson City Lady Jays got the start they were looking for Thursday night at the 179 Soccer Park. And...

Lady Jays down Father Tolton in soccer

Published Apr. 9 2019

It's a small sample size, just two games. The Jefferson City Lady Jays gave up an early goal Monday night...

Helias tops Eureka 9-4 to take third place in CCI

Published Apr. 7 2019

Alex Loethen led off the bottom of the third inning with a hard-hit single to center Saturday to spark a...

Helias goes 2-1 in Capital City Invitational pool play

Published Apr. 6 2019

The Helias Crusaders righted the ship in their first game Friday. They couldn't get it done in their second, then scratched...

Jefferson City Lady Jays fall to Union 6-0

Published Apr. 4 2019

The Jefferson City Lady Jays may have lost Wednesday night's game a couple of days earlier.

Helias scores four goals in second half to beat Rolla

Published Apr. 4 2019

The Helias Lady Crusaders normally spend halftime on the sideline for their talk during the 10-minute intermission. Wednesday night, they went...

Two second-half goals lead Lady Jays past Camdenton

Published Mar. 28 2019

It took some time, but the Jefferson City Lady Jays found the back of the net.

Woehr's walk-off single gives Helias 3-2 win against Boonville

Published Mar. 27 2019

The Helias Crusaders had won games by an average of nearly seven runs in their 3-0 start to the season. They...

Press Box: Ford, Houston and Berry had to go for Chiefs

Published Mar. 24 2019

It had to be done. Dee Ford, gone. Justin Houston, gone. Eric Berry, gone.

Lady Jays to start soccer season today at Rolla

Published Mar. 21 2019

The Jefferson City Lady Jays are only looking forward this soccer season. "A lot of the kids were talking about, 'in...

Helias blanks Fatima to begin baseball season

Published Mar. 20 2019

WESTPHALIA — It's a successful formula for years for the Helias Crusaders — get good pitching and defense and find...

Hake set to lead Helias track teams this season

Published Mar. 18 2019

With a mostly inexperienced group, the Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders will have a new look for the track and...