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Press Box: Week was full of interesting tidbits

News Tribune Sports Commentary

To give you a little peek behind the scenes, there’s no time of year quite like the summer months to be a sportswriter at the News Tribune.

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Plans for handicap-accessible golf course in works

If it ever stops raining — and that seems like a big if, with the way things have been lately — there could be a significant addition to the local sports landscape soon. Work began in earnest last week on a unique handicap-accessible golf course on land adjacent to the existing Turkey Creek Golf Club, only to have progress interrupted by a procession of rain-filled days.

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Falcons, Crusaders lock horns before weather shortens joint football practice

While the ending wasn’t so great — well, the lightning show was pretty impressive — the rest of Friday night’s joint practice between the Blair Oaks and Helias football teams got rave reviews.

Biggest edition of Summer Hoops Classic kicks off today

While getting an annual tournament started can be a daunting task, keeping it going year after year can be even tougher.

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Lady Jays' Roberson returns to the podium

Jefferson City thrower Alexis Roberson won her second medal in the Class 5 track and field championships Saturday, and the weekend’s triumphs were as much mental accomplishments as physical ones.

Jays' Schwartz takes fourth in 3,200

Jackson Schwartz knew that if he kept knocking at the door, somebody was going to let him in.

Fatima girls tie for fourth

Heading into the Class 3 state meet, the Fatima girls track and field team knew the margin for error was going to be pretty slim if the Lady Comets hoped to take home a team trophy for a top-four finish.

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Roberson claims Class 5 shot put crown

Martin ties for fourth in high jump for Lady Jays

It was an odd day for weather during Friday’s events in the Class 5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

Blair Oaks girls rebound with multiple qualifiers for Class 3 championships

WARDSVILLE — After what can only be described as an aberration, the Blair Oaks girls track and field team is back in familiar territory.

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Barnhart takes second twice for Russellville in Class 2 track

Results are a funny thing — sometimes the exact same finish can mean two completely different things. That was the case for Russellville’s Jordan Barnhart during the Class 2 Missouri State High School Activities Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

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