The host St. James High School boys’ basketball team nearly pulled off a huge comeback win in the fifth-place game of the St. James Tournament. However, the sixth-seeded Tigers fell a couple points short in a 71-69 defeat to fourth-seeded Licking on Friday, Jan. 18.
The St. James High School wrestling team defeated Winfield and St. Clair in a home dual meet 39-18 Thursday, Jan. 17 at the old St. James High gym.
For St. James against Winfield, Zach Achterberg beat Brennan Hornbeck 9-7 in the 160-pound weight class. The rest of the Tiger wins came by forfeits.
Results against St. Clair were not available.
The Steelville Lady Cardinals have been seeded number one in the 44th Newburg Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament, which will be held January 28-February 2.
The St. James Middle School Tigers took five out of six of their last regular season games. St. James traveled to Rolla and won the eighth grade game, both the seventh and eighth graders won games in Sullivan, and the Tigers hosted Owensville for two more wins.
St. James City Youth Soccer signups for spring are available now online and at the Recreation Center. The season is planned to start at the beginning of the third week of March.
Seniors Jonathan Bayless and Austin Shockley received all-tournament recognition after the Cuba Wildcats finished fourth in the Belle Tournament. The Wildcats also got their first win of the year against Owensville, before dropping the next two games of the tourney to Newburg and Missouri Military Academy.