Stories by Tom
The Helias Crusaders pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday to take a 2-1 lead against the Boonville Pirates. But they also left two runners in scoring position in the inning. Then left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth. And the Pirates took advantage.
Normally, it can take some time for a team to hit its stride. This is not a normal year for the Jefferson City Jays golf team.
After pushing across a run in the top of the ninth inning to take a 2-1 lead, the Fatima Comets were just three outs from a win Tuesday against the Helias Crusaders.
It’s a good problem to have. In preseason golf practice, the Helias Crusaders have had five players average within 1.5 strokes of each other. Now it’s a matter of getting them all to improve a little more.
Until May rolls around, the Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders are treating the track and field season as an extended practice.
The pieces appear to be there for the Helias Crusaders.
What’s better than a 1-2 punch?
A healthy number of starters returning, most at key positions, from a Final Four team should mean continued success this season.
Kim Anderson likes to split basketball seasons into four portions — non-conference, conference, conference tournament and the postseason.
Tim Rulo wasn’t in any hurry to leave South Callaway High School.
Comes from South Callaway
Tim Rulo was named head football coach at Helias High School on Monday afternoon.
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One more, two at the most. Then Kim Anderson can take a deep breath, step back and really begin to put his touch on the Missouri men’s basketball program.
The Linn Wildcats had a plan on what they wanted to do offensively Wednesday night.
Keith Shamburger and Keanau Post likely won’t be remembered as top players in Missouri basketball history.
For 21/2 quarters Thursday night, the Helias Lady Crusaders hung with the Rock Bridge Bruins.
Jalen Martin gave it all he had and that’s all anyone could ask. Martin, a Jefferson City junior, took on undefeated Chance Cooper of Timberland for the title at 195 pounds in the Class 4 state wrestling championships Saturday night at Mizzou Arena.
It wasn’t a perfect opening day for the Jefferson City Jays at the Class 4 state wrestling championships.
The Helias Crusaders achieved their No. 1 goal Thursday — staying alive.
The Jefferson City Jays will face several tough opponents in today’s opening round of the Class 4 state wrestling championships today.
They return to the state championships as the final qualifiers in their weight classes from their district tournament.
In 48-33 win against Father Tolton
For one half, it was the one of the best performances of the season for the Helias Lady Crusaders.
The Jefferson City Jays claimed three individual titles Saturday on their way to capturing team honors in the Class 4 District 3 Tournament at Fleming Fieldhouse.
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As I was standing around the other day, waiting for my glutes to activate, some thoughts crossed my mind. Tiger Woods is done. Almost.
Today’s semifinals of the Class 4 District 3 Wrestling Tournament will look a lot like a Jefferson City home dual.
It would be like trying to pick your favorite child.
Signs with Alabama Wednesday
Last May, Hale Hentges believed Alabama was the place he wanted to continue his football career. Wednesday morning, he made it official, signing a national letter of intent with the Crimson Tide during a ceremony at Helias High School.
The Webster Groves Statesmen needed to make their free throws to maintain the lead. The Jefferson City Lady Jays needed to make their free throws to cut into the deficit.
Mike Alden owes no one a complete and definitive explanation about his decision to step down as athletic director at University of Missouri. But it was just odd.
The News Tribune sports writers pick their Super Bowl winners and explain why.
Mason Field took the long road, then the short road, to the same result Tuesday night for the Helias Crusaders.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays are starting to put things together.
When word spread Tuesday morning Phil Pitts was leaving as Helias’ head football coach to accept a job at the collegiate level, a lot of those people reached out to him.
On Friday night
The Fulton Lady Hornets just wouldn’t go away until the Helias Lady Crusaders finally found a way to put them away.
Maybe the biggest surprise was there were no surprises.
The worst kept secret during the past couple of days is a secret no longer.
To take job in college
It was an emotional day for Phil Pitts. Emotional and exciting.
WARDSVILLE — The young Blair Oaks Falcons are growing up.
To take position at collegiate level
Helias head football coach Phil Pitts announced this morning he will be stepping down from his position.
Jacob Schulte of Helias worked his way through a tough field into the championship match at 152 pounds Saturday at the Capital City Wrestling Invitational.
The Jefferson City Jays weren’t pleased with their performance Friday at the Capital City Wrestling Invitational. Saturday, they did something about it.
It was a good, not a great, first day for the Jefferson City Jays.
You can’t have a rivalry after one meeting.
With top-ranked Kentucky coming off a pair of overtime victories, this may not be the best time to be playing the Wildcats.
In girls basketball Friday
These aren’t the Jefferson City Lady Jays of the past few seasons.
There was little time to fret about Monday night’s struggles for the Helias Lady Crusaders.
When the ball is going through the basket, the game looks easy.
Trailing by three points to Parkview after the first quarter Saturday afternoon, Jefferson City pieced together an 11-0 run early in the second and cruised to a 59-33 against the Lady Vikings at Fleming Fieldhouse.
Early foul trouble and a short bench meant some anxious moments Monday afternoon for the Jefferson City Lady Jays.
Doug Light trusted his gut. It was right.
The Helias Lady Crusaders like to use a pressure defense to fluster their opponents.