Duchesne advances at tournament

The Duchesne girls’ basketball team is one step closer to winning its second consecutive state championship.

The pioneers defeated St. James 49-41 in the semifinal of the Missouri State High School Athletic Association tournament on Friday at Hearnes Center.

Republic comes out from behind

In one of the most emotional finishes of the tournament, the Republic Lady Tigers came from behind to defeat Center (Kansas City) 51-49 in the Class 4 semifinal round of the MSHSAA tournament at Hearnes Center on Friday.