Sports

Blair Oaks wins title, Branson makes all-tourney squad - PHOTO GALLERY

    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.

Tigers beat Winfield, St. Clair at final home dual - PHOTO GALLERY

    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.

Lady Cardinals seeded first at Newburg tourney

    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.

SJMS boys won five of six games last week

    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.

Cuba boys finally get a win in Belle Tournament

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.