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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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Four Lady Crusaders set for Class 1 event

The Helias girls tennis team has already made school history by qualifying four players for the individual state tournament.

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Lady Jays tennis looking for strong finish at state

The seniors on the Jefferson City girls tennis team have led the Lady Jays to an unprecedented feat in program history – three straight Final Four appearances. Now, those seniors would like to put the ultimate cap on their careers with a state title.

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Helias rolls past Lady Jays in volleyball

The Helias volleyball team has shown off a variety of traits this season, but one that has gotten overlooked was on display Tuesday night: When it’s time to focus, the Lady Crusaders know how to do just that.

Helias falls in softball semifinal

The Helias Lady Crusaders thought they had taken control of the game in the top of the fourth inning. The Bolivar Liberators did take control in the bottom of that frame.

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