Stories by Tom
Lose to Webster Groves
The Jefferson City Lady Jays might have survived one or the other. But the inside 1-2 punch by Webster Groves was too much to overcome.
WARDSVILLE — Following a tough opening act, the Lady Falcons didn’t disappoint in the closer.
Missouri head basketball coach Frank Haith will be accused of unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance during his time as coach at the University of Miami, according to published reports Monday.
The Helias Lady Crusaders did a little bit of everything well in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Fulton and checked out to a 62-29 victory at Rackers Fieldhouse.
At Capital City Wrestling Invitational
It was a message received. On Thursday night, Dylan Linsenbardt of Helias scored a win by fall in the Crusaders’ wrestling dual at Rock Bridge. But there can be a story behind every win.
The Helias Lady Crusaders needed to step it up before it was too late.
It seems like all the time is the busiest time of the year to be a sportswriter.
Jefferson City falls 66-53.
The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions were as close to full strength as they’ve been all season.
Prairie Home was the gum on the bottom of the collective shoe of St. Elizabeth on Thursday night — annoying and hard to get rid of.
At the start, it looked like they may have been finished. But it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
The last time the Helias Lady Crusaders played at Rackers Fieldhouse, they survived poor free-throw shooting to eke out a victory. On Thursday, their performance at the stripe made things a lot easier.
In girls basketball action Saturday
At halftime Saturday afternoon, the final outcome wasn’t really in doubt. And if there any happened to be lingering, Syndey Deeken quieted those doubts in the third quarter.
In girls basketball action Saturday
The Fatima Lady Comets led the Class 3 top-ranked Hermann Lady Bearcats by three points at halftime.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says one adult deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of about 800 recent test samples.
It was a great way to enter a little break.
Helias was able to send the game to overtime on a putback by Emma Verslues with :02.7 left in regulation, then outscored Smith-Cotton 11-7 in overtime to take a 53-49 victory at Rackers Fieldhouse.
The Helias Lady Crusaders did what they wanted to do on the last play.
The tone was set early, the Jefferson City Jays were going to be physical. It was a winning strategy.
The Jefferson City freshmen showed flashes of what promises to be good things to come as the Lady Jays defeated the Glendale Lady Falcons.
The Helias Crusaders struggled to pick up dual wins. With three opens in the lineup at the Missouri Duals, that wasn’t unexpected.
The foreseeable future for Missouri football could depend on the decision made by Gary Pinkel.
Dual wins aren’t the No. 1 goal for the Helias Crusaders this weekend.
It was an early-season game that should make both teams better in the long run.
With the start of the State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational just three weeks from today, it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite among the eight teams.
Dylan Linsenbardt reached a career milestone Tuesday night.
WESTPHALIA — In a back-and-forth game, the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets were the ones moving in the right direction at the end.
Four wrestlers combine for 19-1 record in tournament
A week into the season, the Helias Crusaders have four “go-to” wrestlers in their starting lineup.
Where the Helias Crusaders were good, they were pretty good. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, there weren’t enough of those good spots.
If they had to do it over, the Helias Crusaders wouldn’t be starting the wrestling season tonight.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays and Rolla Lady Bulldogs are mirror images of each other.
In time, when the Helias Crusaders look back at this year’s Class 4 state championship football game, they’ll realize one thing. The Webb City Cardinals were just that good.
UPDATE: Webb City downs Helias 49-14 to win the Missouri Class 4 High School Football Championship in St. Louis.
It’s a complete makeover for the Jefferson City Lady Jays.
The Helias Lady Crusaders made a run to the Class 4 basketball quarterfinals last season. And while getting at least that far this season is a big goal, there’s a lot of time between tonight’s season-opener and early March.
The Helias Crusaders are going back to work. And they’re darned happy about it. The Helias Crusaders are going back to work. And they’re darned happy about it.
UPDATE: Final: Helias 17, Harrisonville 7.
Junior running back Garrett Buschjost carried the ball 34 times for 192 yards and a touchdown Saturday afternoon to help the Helias Crusaders to a victory against the Clayton Greyhounds in a Class 4 quarterfinal contest at Adkins Stadium.
The district tournament is firmly in the rearview mirror. On Monday night, the Helias Crusaders scored in the final minute to take the Class 4 District 6 crown with a 14-10 victory against the Hannibal Pirates. The Crusaders have their eyes on a bigger prize.
The Jefferson City Jays were trying to rewrite recent history.
The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Jefferson City Jays 1-0 about three weeks ago at the 179 Soccer Park.
Down 10-7 in the final minute in a road playoff game, the Helias Crusaders had the Hannibal Pirates right where they wanted them.
It didn’t take a crystal ball to see this coming — top-seeded Hannibal against second-seeded Helias for the Class 4 District 6 title.
Relieved and excited — Michael McCoy of Helias felt a little bit of both emotions after running Saturday morning in the Class 3 state cross country championships in Jefferson City.
There’s nothing normal about running at the state cross country championships.
Helias starters planted firmly on the sideline in the second half of the Class 4 District 6 semifinal, St. Dominic scored twice to make the final 38-14.
Home is where the heart is. Home can be sweet. Home is also where the Helias Crusaders score a heck of a lot of points.
It was a no-win situation for the Jefferson City Jays.
Practice can often turn into a tedious process as the season winds down. But for the Jefferson City Jays, having nearly a week since wrapping up the regular season has been a blessing.
You’ll need to get an update to the Helias football record book.