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Blair Oaks keeping its guard up

Falcons have respect for district foe Boonville

WARDSVILLE — Looking at Boonville’s 2-7 record, it might be easy to dismiss the Pirates. Not so fast, says Blair Oaks head coach Brad Drehle.

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California to open football districts against Versailles

‘This is what you play for’

When the California Pintos and Versailles Tigers met back in Week 3, the Pintos cruised to a 51-14 victory, handing the Tigers their second straight loss.

Volleyball trophy time for Calvary Lutheran

Team takes second in district tournament

When the trophies were handed out following the championship match of the Class 1 District 9 volleyball tournament, it was tough to tell which team won and which team lost.

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Helias claims crown in district volleyball

It took all night, but the volleyball fans at Rackers Fieldhouse were finally treated to a competitive set in the final one of a long night in the Class 3 District 12 Tournament.

Press Box: Know your 2014 Royals

News Tribune Sports Commentary

The answers are: Yes, there’s plenty of room; and, No, it’s not too late. The question leading to them is whether or not you can still get on the Royals bandwagon.

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Falcons spread the wealth in big win

The Blair Oaks Falcons scored nine touchdowns — with five different players getting in on the action — and closed out the regular season in style by crushing the Versailles Tigers 63-14.

Helias falls in soccer shootout

The chances were there, but the Helias Crusaders just couldn’t capitalize.

Blair Oaks vows not to look past Versailles

Get better. With the postseason looming on the horizon, that simple message is foremost in the minds of the Blair Oaks Falcons. To that end, don’t expect the Falcons to overlook the 1-7 Versailles Tigers when they come to the Falcon Athletic Complex for today’s 7 p.m. contest.

California looks to wrap up conference crown

With win at Warsaw

The California Pintos have shown all year long they have the ability to start fast. Now they’ve added another valuable characteristic: They can finish strong, too.

Lady Jays have pair of doubles teams at state

The Jefferson City girls tennis team will have to change its focus today, so it’s a good thing the Lady Jays have some experience with it.

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