Stories by Tony
As the softball season gets started today for the Lincoln Blue Tigers, one thing is clear — this is not last season.
Season-ending injuries are always tough to stomach. But when they come when the end is in sight, then they’re that much more painful.
The Mexico Bulldogs had a brilliant two-pronged attack Tuesday night against the Helias Crusaders. During the first quarter — the only period when the Bulldogs seemed to miss any shots — they made up for any misses by dominating the offensive boards. In the three quarters after that, Mexico put on a shooting clinic and rolled to a 60-48 win at Rackers Fieldhouse.
There was no secret what held the key to Saturday’s basketball game between the Calvary Lutheran Lions and the St. Paul Lutheran Saints.
WARDSVILLE — You can have the best game plan in the world, but if you can’t execute it, you’re sunk.
The last time anyone saw Dylan Gish play a varsity game for the Helias Crusaders, it was March 2, 2011.
The Blair Oaks Falcons and Eugene Eagles battled through three overtimes, with players making big shot after big shot, before the Falcons emerged with a 79-77 victory.
Last Wednesday, we received a press release detailing how former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart will be honored in March when he’s named — wait for it — an SEC Basketball Legend.
Just when it seemed like everything was going Linn’s way, the Blair Oaks Falcons found an answer.
The Blair Oaks Falcons started hot and held off a furious charge from the Eagles, eventually claiming a 61-54 victory.
While both teams had a double-digit lead in the contest, it should come as no surprise Tuesday night’s Helias-Jefferson City game came down to a last-second shot.
WARDSVILLE — Here’s all you need to know about Friday night’s boys basketball game in Wardsville: The biggest leads for the Blair Oaks Falcons in each quarter were 17, 42, 57 and 60.
With the title of the Calvary Lutheran Tournament on the line, St. Elizabeth’s Brian Wilde scored as many points as the Hornets’ opponent, leading St. Elizabeth to a win over the Prairie Home Panthers.
It may not have been a complete-game effort, but the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets played so well on defense in spurts they were able to capture a tournament title.
Blair Oaks’ Brett Voss canned an astounding 6-of-7 shots from 3-point range in the third quarter — part of a 31-point performance for the senior — helping the Falcons rally from a huge halftime deficit to claim a 73-50 win against Warsaw on Friday.
It probably wasn’t their first choice for Senior Night, but Blair Oaks Middle School did just fine for the Falcons’ wrestling team.
Just when it seemed like things were finally going their way, the Jefferson City Lady Jays hit that wall everyone’s always talking about.
If the National Hockey League ever gets around to settling labor strife and there are no fans left to care, is the league still relevant?
For slightly more than three quarters, the Helias Crusaders ran their offense to perfection. Then disaster struck.
It took a little while longer than expected, but the Helias Crusaders finally got the result many thought they would in Thursday’s action at the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic.
In boys basketball action Saturday
Momentum is such a funny thing — you can’t tell when it’s coming or going. And it doesn’t seem funny at all when it’s on the other guy’s side.
In boys basketball action Saturday
When it was all over, Fatima’s super start was better than Southern Boone’s fantastic finish.
If you wanted to see the definition of “winning ugly,” the Helias boys basketball team offered a crash course Tuesday night.
At its most basic level, basketball is simply about putting the ball in the basket.
Their weekend might have ended with a hard-fought loss to Waynesville in the third-place match of the Missouri Duals, but it couldn’t take the luster off a good performance for the Jefferson City Jays.
The Calvary Lutheran boys basketball team played well enough on defense to get a win Friday night.
Thursday’s wrestling action started with the equivalent of two undercard events, followed by the main event.
After a long, difficult preseason, the Calvary Lutheran girls basketball team will finally get their reward tonight.
There will be no lack of talent when it comes to the girls’ portion of the 2012 Missouri National Guard Shootout.
High school basketball fans will be treated to an early Christmas present this year.
New name, same great tournament.
Tuesday night went pretty much according to plan for the Blair Oaks wrestling team, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
While the Helias boys basketball program looks to be able to put a solid varsity team on the floor when the season opens today, you should see the squad sitting on the sidelines.
The Blair Oaks wrestling program has been on a steady rise the past few seasons, and the Falcons would like nothing better than to continue that trend.
Entering the third straight season with a new coach, the Calvary Lutheran boys basketball team will get a chance to see how the transition has gone this time when the Lions hit the hardwood for their season tonight.
At a time of the year when most basketball coaches are saying, “We need a game,” the Blair Oaks boys team is saying something similar. Only it’s more like, “We need a varsity game.”
Needing to slow down the surging Blair Oaks Falcons, the Lamar Tigers came up with four fourth-quarter interceptions to spark them to a 69-41 win at the Edward Jones Dome.
Lamar pulled away from Blair Oaks in the fourth quarter to earn a high-scoring win in the Missouri Class 2 High School Football Championship on Saturday in St. Louis.
The Holden Eagles came into Saturday’s Class 2 semifinal game with one of the state’s most-heralded running backs.
UPDATE: Final: Blair Oaks 46, Holden 32.
On a day where the defenses dominated, the Blair Oaks Falcons needed something special Saturday to help them get onto the scoreboard.
The Blair Oaks Falcons have been at a size disadvantage against most of the teams they’ve played this season, so why should today be any different?
Dominating the game with both their offense and their defense, Derek Otto and Eli Roberts led the Blair Oaks Falcons to a district championship Monday night.
The Blair Oaks football team has the blueprint. So if the Falcons are going to use it to craft a victory, all they have to do is follow the directions.
The first day of this year’s state tournament played out eerily similar to 2011 for the Fatima volleyball team. Now, the Lady Comets are hoping the second day will have a much different result.
It was a Halloween full of treats for the Blair Oaks Falcons.
One was fun for the Fatima Lady Comets, but twice is much more nice.
When the Blair Oaks Falcons and the Montgomery County Wildcats square off today in a Class 2 District 6 semifinal contest, there’s no secret what’s the key to the game.
After suffering through a gutwrenching, emotional roller-coaster of a Saturday, the Fatima Lady Comets got the only thing that would make the day worth it — a return trip to the volleyball Final Four.
Every year, local volleyball fans are treated to two great regular-season matches when the Helias Lady Crusaders and Jefferson City Lady Jays play a home-and-home series.