MU runners up to Challenge

The individual winner was decided long before the finish line. With a mile left in the race, Amanda Bales was merely a figure in black who could not be caught. Bales, a Missouri sophomore, won the women’s race of the Missouri Cross Country Challenge on Saturday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course in 17 minutes, 41.6 seconds.

Cougars grab tournament title

Ten games into the 2003 season, three new Cougars players have Columbia College looking in midseason form.

Hickman takes St. Charles Invitational title

The Hickman volleyball team won the St. Charles Invitational on Saturday, defeating St. Charles 25-6, 25-19 in the final.

Defense keys Bruins’ easy win

MEXICO — Friday night was a balancing act for A.J. Ofodile. Ofodile, the Bruins’ new coach, had more to think about than calling plays during Rock Bridge’s 45-9 victory against the Mexico Bulldogs.

Tekotte, Guthrie help Kewpies roll

MARYLAND HEIGHTS — Pattonville’s public address announcer tried it all. Begging the crowd to raise different arms during a play, cheer for a third down stop or stand during the kickoff, but nothing worked.

In the end, Hickman coach Greg Nesbitt was the only person able to stop the Blake Tekotte-to-Scottie Guthrie combination. They paired up for three touchdowns before Nesbitt pulled Tekotte late in the third quarter in favor of Nick Steponovich and an attempt to establish a running game.