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Renegades drop high-scoring affair 19-15 to Griffons

Published Jul. 10 2018

Eight was a good number, bad number Monday night for the Jefferson City Renegades. The good? The Renegades scored eight runs...

Renegades come out on top against Mid-Missouri Legends

Published Jul. 5 2018

The Jefferson City Renegades hosted the Mid-Missouri Legends in an exhibition game Wednesday afternoon at Vivion Field. The Renegades scored...

Press Box: U.S. soccer figures to get spark from 2026 World Cup

Published Jun. 17 2018

Stop me if you've heard this one before — soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States.

Jones leads Renegades to 5-3 win against Redbirds

Published Jun. 6 2018

Quincy Jones just wants to do what he can to help his team win.

St. Elizabeth unable to find answer, loses 4-1 in title game to Oran

Published Jun. 1 2018

O'FALLON — The St. Elizabeth Hornets had all the answers this baseball postseason. If they didn't take the lead early...

St. Elizabeth tops Walnut Grove to reach Class 1 championship game

Published May. 31 2018

"Early offense is the best offense," St. Elizabeth junior Aaron Blomberg said Wednesday night after the Hornets defeated the No....

Renegades to open season against Sedalia

Published May. 30 2018

In their first year, the Jefferson City Renegades wanted to have a distinct local flavor on their roster.

St. Elizabeth to face Walnut Grove in Final Four

Published May. 30 2018

The St. Elizabeth Hornets have climbed the Class 1 baseball postseason ladder.

Late lean caps good state meet for Helias

Published May. 27 2018

Blake Veltrop thought he could catch him. As the field rounded the final turn in the Class 4 boys 4x400-meter...

Vollet takes third for Lady Crusaders in long jump

Published May. 26 2018

The schedule worked against Anna Vollet's goal.

Ramsey, Vollet lead Lady Crusaders into Class 4 championships

Published May. 25 2018

The hard work is done. Now it's time for a test against the state's best.

Kemna's homer for St. Elizabeth finishes off Silex

Published May. 24 2018

ST. ELIZABETH — Dakota Kemna wasn't quite sure the ball was going to leave the park. "It was a moon shot,...

Press Box: State needs to be smart if it approves sports wagering

Published May. 20 2018

If you want, there's money to be made. The smart decision is to not get greedy.

Lady Jays soccer comes up just short in district title game

Published May. 18 2018

The Jefferson City Lady Jays had one last chance. Trailing 2-1 with :11 remaining in Thursday night's Class 4 District...

Extra innings not needed this time as Helias defeats St. James to win district crown

Published May. 17 2018

SULLIVAN — In 2016, the Helias Crusaders needed 11 innings to win the district baseball title. In 2017, it took...

Jefferson City opens districts with 5-0 win vs. Sedalia S-C

Published May. 16 2018

"I think that left a sour taste in our mouths and we wanted some revenge," Guinn said after the Lady...

Jays set for Class 4 state golf tourney

Published May. 14 2018

The Jefferson City Jays were disappointed with their finish in the district tournament. The Jays were fourth in the eight-team field....

Helias returning to Old Kinderhook for Class 3 state tourney

Published May. 14 2018

The first golf trip to Camdenton this season for the Helias Crusaders didn't go so well. The stakes are bigger this...

Elder to lead Jays, Lady Jays golf programs

Published May. 14 2018

Levi Elder figured he'd get to be a high school head golf coach at some point. He just didn't figure it...

Helias girls soccer forces OT, falls to Hickman in penalty kicks

Published May. 11 2018

Postseason soccer games often turn into close battles that end up being decided by penalty kicks. It took the entire...