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Cox-Bradley’s big night lifts Parkway Central over Parkway West

The night started off slow for Jarrett Cox-Bradley and his Parkway Central teammates. Cox Bradley had just four points heading into the second quarter, but the senior guard found his stride with nine points in the second quarter. Then Central used a 9-0 third quarter run to take off and roll to a 56-43 victory over rival Parkway West in the third and final game of Gerald Linneman Memorial Tip-Off Classic on Friday night at Parkway Central. Parkway Central (3-0) used its guards and quickness to keep Parkway West big lineup of 6-9 Wyatt Yess, 6-5 Matt Peterson, and 6-4 ...

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Whitfield runner Nate Gelber caps cross country career with win at state

After finishing second in the state cross country meet last year, Whitfield’s Nate Gelber had one chance left to top it. The senior knew what he had to do – more miles, more sweat, more time. Plus, he had to forget. “My second place finish last year pushed me to work really hard on the offseason, but other than that, I forced myself to forget my junior year state race,” Gelber said. “This season, I cranked up my training to a new level. I kept one goal in mind during the season – break 16 minutes. I went from running ...

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Missouri All Stars Rugby

Several local rugby players competed for Missouri in the recent All-Star Select Rugby Tour in Chicago. The Missouri All Stars, coached by John Watson, defeated the Illinois Select Side 24-17. The Illinois Select Side was highly favored going into the contest.

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Sports Briefs: MICDS Rams have successful run in state tournament

The MICDS Rams girls cross country team had another successful run in the Class 3 state tournament. The Rams finished fourth for the second consecutive year at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. MICDS finished with 134 points. Festus won state with 72 points. Veteran coach Jim Lohr was happy with the Rams.

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High school girls basketball preview

It’s Incarnate Word Academy and then everybody else among area high school girls basketball teams this season. Coach Dan Rolfes has senior Naphessa Collier back to lead the Red Knights, who have won back-to-back Class 4 state championships. Collier signed to attend the University of Connecticut, where she will join coach Geno Auriemma’s program that has won the last two NCAA titles. Last season, Collier averaged 23.7 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3.8 steals per game. She led Incarnate Word to a 60-42 win over Dexter for the state championship. St. Joseph’s Academy finished third in Class 5 last ...

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Whitfield claims first Class 2 cross country championship title

It takes time to build a program. Just ask Whitfield boys cross country coach Matt Politte. Whitfield won the Class 2 state cross country championship at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City with 72 points, just edging past Springfield Catholic, the second-place team with 77 points. The win was a big jump up from last year when the Warriors finished 13th. All the harriers returned from that team to run again this season. They knew they were capable of doing better. “Following last year’s state meet, we decided we were going to make the necessary sacrifices to make a ...

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MICDS gets second straight field hockey state championship

If there’s one thing that beats winning a state championship, it’s winning two in a row. That’s what the MICDS Rams field hockey team did, capturing its second consecutive Midwest Tournament state championship. The Rams scored a 2-1 win over the Cor Jesu Chargers. “Accomplishing something like this – the first time in the history of our school’s field hockey program – is something I am extremely proud of,” coach Lynn Mittler said. “These girls did not rest on their laurels or approach a single practice with complacency this season. Their determination was palpable from the first day.” The win ...

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CBC knocks off Borgia to claim Borgia Tournament Gold Division crown

While many folks were enjoying Turkey and Thanksgiving weekend activities the CBC basketball team was getting some early action in on the hardwood. Early indications are that the Cadets look well set to defend their Class 4 championship this winter. CBC traveled to St. Francis Borgia early during Thanksgiving week and won three games in six days to claim the Gold Divison championship of the 62nd annual Borgia Turkey Tournament.

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Oak Grove, Graham run away from John Burroughs for Class 3 title

Oak Grove's high-octane offense was a major concern for John Burroughs coach John Merritt heading into Friday's Class 3 championship game at the Edward Jones Dome. Merritt figured his team would be hard-pressed to stop the Panthers powerful offense and Oak Grove more than lived up to its advance billing.

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