Spieler leads California comeback

Abby Spieler led California's fourth-quarter comeback in a 58-52 win against Hancock in the Class 3 third-place game.

Charleston 85, Mountain Grove 82

Mountain Grove overcame three large deficits but could not finish its last comeback and lost to Charleston 85-82 in the Class 3 boys' third-place game.

Stockton wins 3rd straight Class 3 title

Stockton's five starting seniors worked together to win their third straight Class 3 title in four years.

Centralia wins its first state title

And Adam Hinspeter thought winning the Class 2 football championship this season was sweet.

Brashear runs to title game

Brashear's undefeated season is still intact.

The Brashear Tigers defeated the Chadwick Cardinals 50-44 in the semifinals of the Class 1 girls' basketball championships on Friday at Hearnes Center.

Offense shines in MU baseball win

It may be a long weekend for the Chicago State baseball team.

The Cougars lost 19-2 Friday night to a Missouri (16-4-1) team that is gearing up for its first Big 12 series next weekend against Kansas State.

Overtime win not pretty

Walnut Grove is glad that ugly wins count the same as the pretty ones.

The Walnut Grove Tigers beat the Mound City Panthers 38-36 in overtime in the semifinals of the Class 1 girls' basketball championships on Friday at Hearnes Center.

National title eludes Cougars

JACKSON, Tenn.-It was a season of firsts for the Columbia College women's basketball team. Unfortunately for the Cougars, that didn't include their first national title.

Houston Baptist beat the Cougars 79-66 in the second round of the NAIA Championship Tournament on Friday at Oman Arena. On Thursday, the Cougars beat Wayland Baptist (Texas) 71-57 in the first round.

Bell City outshoots Bevier

Before its Class 2 semifinal game against Bevier, former Missouri sharpshooter Jon Sundvold told the Bell City basketball team that the hoops in Hearnes Center sometimes looked as big as hula hoops.

The Cubs must have believed him, for they raced past Bevier 79-49 at Hearnes Center on Friday.

St. Elizabeth squeaks past North Andrew

St. Elizabeth's Craig Luetkemeyer and Nick Voss looked for inspiration in some strange places, for both had NBA trading cards stuffed in the laces of their shoes.

It must have worked, though, for they combined to score 19 points and led St. Elizabeth against North Andrew in the Class 2 semifinal on Friday at Hearnes Center.