Don’t be surprised if the top teams at the Class 1 girls state golf tournament look a lot like last year. The Helias Lady Crusaders were among that group in 2014, taking fourth. They are looking to climb the ladder this year as the tournament starts today at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin.
After a sluggish first half Saturday afternoon, it was time for a shakeup of the lineup for the Jefferson City Jays.
In loss to Rockhurst
They can’t score if they don’t have the ball. That was the strategy Friday night for the Helias Crusaders as they took on the Rockhurst Hawklets. And for the most part, it worked.
The Helias Crusaders battled to the end. Helias stayed with Rockhurst for four quarters Friday night before falling 35-25 to the Hawklets.
Heading into the season, Tim Rulo pointed to this week.
As crosstown showdowns go, it had the feel of a regular Monday night game.
The Helias Crusaders totaled 10 points on their first two drives Saturday afternoon and made them stand up for a 10-7 victory against the Rock Bridge Bruins at Adkins Stadium.
Great pitching, solid defense and timely hitting — the Fatima Lady Comets had those things covered.
It’s uncertain times for the Helias Crusaders and Rock Bridge Bruins.
The Jefferson City Jays and Battle Spartans played the full 80 minutes Tuesday night at the 179 Soccer Park.