Hickman starts with shutout

The Hickman boys’ tennis team started its season by winning at district opponent Rolla 9-0 on Thursday.

Hickman’s Nate Bohon, Kyle King and Sean Schofield won their singles matches in straight sets. Bohon teamed up with Erich Chen for one of the Kewpies’ three doubles wins. Omeed Latifi, Zach Coble and Greg Anderson added wins for the Kewpies.

Rock Bridge tops Helias

Jon-Eric Meyer wasn’t happy with the way he acted on the court, but he was happy with his win.

Ben Loeb, the Rock Bridge tennis coach, found no reason to be upset with his team’s 7-2 victory against Helias at Bethel Park on Thursday. The Bruins improved to 2-0.

Play speaks volumes

The difference in personalities between Missouri tennis player Hana Kraftova and her opponent March 7 could not have been more apparent.

Oklahoma’s Irina Lykina, whose wild gestures and screams of self-motivation made her noticeable throughout Green Tennis Center, was on one side of the court.

Strickland looks to regain old form

Janae Strickland wants to put the indoor season behind her.

Strickland, a Missouri shot putter, will compete in the Missouri Relays at 10 a.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.

Museum chief pitches Negro Leagues players

Josh Gibson was such a good baseball player, he was often called “the black Babe Ruth.” In fact, he was so good, some question whether Ruth should have been called the “white Josh Gibson.”

Thursday night Raymond Doswell, the curator and education director for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, spoke in front of about 25 people at the Columbia Public Library about Gibson and other African-American players and the contributions these players made.