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Bruins boys celebrate quarterfinal win

The Rock Bridge bench cheers the final seconds of the Bruins Class 5 state quarterfinal victory Saturday over Branson.

Tryouts draw 15 potential players

Athletes stretch prior to the start of tryouts for the Columbia Trojans, a start-up, semi-professional football team. Fifteen players showed up to the team's first tryout on Saturday.

Columbia Trojans host first tryout

Lawrence Washington runs through a lineman drill at a blocking sled on Saturday morning during the Columbia Trojans' first tryout.

Coaches study skills of potential players

Kendrick Jackson (left), Matt Kenna (middle) and Craig Mullins (middle right) show of their agility to Columbia Trojans coach Jeff Edwards on Saturday during the semi-professional football team's first tryout.

Athletes stretch before tryouts

Athletes stretch before the start of the Columbia Trojans tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday morning. The start-up semi-professional football team invited players 18 years and older to tryout.

Players face-off for spot on semi-pro team

Purvis Hunt (left) tracks the ball as Matt Kenna tries to put on defensive pressure. The Columbia Trojans, a start-up semi-professional football team, held their first tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday.

Players push for spot on semi-pro team

Marvin Williams (left) rushes in on Craig Mullins (center) and Quinton Scott during the Columbia Trojans' tryout on Saturday morning.

Team's founder participates in drills

Lawrence Washington comes out of his lineman's stance during a conditioning drill on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School. Washington founded the Columbia Trojans, a start-up semi-professional football team.

Semi-pro team seeks players

Nate Brinkly (left), Columbia Trojans' defensive coordinator, times Marvin Williams during a drill on Saturday. The start-up semi-professional football team held its first tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday morning.

Semi-pro team hosts tryouts

Matt Kenna (left) works his way through an agility drill at the Columbia Trojans tryout on Saturday as coach Jeff Edwards (right) looks on. The team is a start-up semi-professional football team founded by Lawrence Washington, who plays as well.

Trojans tryouts call all ages

David Cammack Jr. sprints out the end of an agility drill on Saturday morning during tryouts for the Columbia Trojans, a start up semi-professional football team. The tryout was open to anyone 18 years and older.

Missouri baseball player Greg Folgia

Missouri junior Greg Folgia leads off first base against Ball State on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

Columbia Trojans hold football tryouts

Lawrence Washington comes out of his lineman's stance during workout Saturday at Rock Bridge High School for the Trojans, Columbia’s new semi-professional football team.

Rock Bridge girls basketball loses to Nixa in state quarterfinals

Rock Bridge forward Rachel Rutter drives to the basket against Nixa on Saturday in the Class 5 state quarterfinals in Rolla. Rock Bridge lost 44-39.

Rock Bridge girls basketball loses in state quarterfinals

Rock Bridge junior Amaya Williams leaps towards the basket in an attempt to score against Nixa on Saturday in the Class 5 state quarterfinals in Rolla. Rock Bridge lost 44-39.

MU basketball player Leo Lyons against Texas A&M

Missouri's Leo Lyons struggles to pick up a loose ball in front of Texas A&M's Chinemelu Elonu in the Tigers' loss March 7 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas

Gibson strikes out 13 batters

MU junior Kyle Gibson pitches during the first game of a four-game series against Ball State on March 6 at Taylor Stadium. Gibson struck out 13 batters, a career high, in the Tigers' 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Life stories and commentary

Part of Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' presentation Thursday night at Jesse Hall was his raps. These included commentary on other hip-hop artists as well as his own life stories.

Hip-hop culture — past and present

CORRECTED CAPTION: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels speaks about hip-hop — past and present — on Thursday night at Jesse Hall. He said he thinks generation differences are a big influence on the changes taking place in the hip-hop world. An earlier caption misspelled his name.

MU gymnastics Liz Straatmann

MU junior Liz Straatmann, left, takes a break to chat between the vault and uneven bars portions of the Cat Classic at Hearnes Center.
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