A short walk through downtown Columbia told the city’s mood Thursday night. Chants of “One more strike” preceded jubilant cheers outside of Harpo’s.
The mood seemed warranted. After all, the St. Louis Cardinals had just won Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Houston Astros and were in their first World Series since 1987. They travel to Boston to face the Red Sox on Saturday.
Rock Bridge running back Scott Concannon knows the statistic. That’s why he won’t make any guarantees about tonight’s district-opening game with the Jefferson City Jays.
“I would like to win,” he said. “It can put us in the playoffs if we win our district games. Beating them would be a step in the right direction.”
The lights at Memorial Stadium will shine on a different football game next week.
The Missouri Tigers will be on their way to Lincoln, Neb., for a Big 12 showdown with the Cornhuskers when their home stadium will host a showdown of its own.
Something clicked in the fourth game of the season for Corey Hardin. From the first snap on offense, a new sense of comfort took over.
Up until that opening drive against Blue Springs, Hardin entered every game overly nervous about the missed blocking assignments that seemed to continually plague him.
The Hickman volleyball team headed down Providence Road on Thursday to play Rock Bridge, but it was the Bruins’ night that went south.
Hickman defeated Rock Bridge 25-13, 25-22. The Kewpies improved to 20-9-2, while the Bruins fell to 10-17-1.
Kara Hickey was scared.
Alongside teammate and sister, Cheryl, the Rock Bridge doubles team needed a win to seal a state championship match against St. Joseph’s Academy. They lost 6-1, 6-1, and the match and the title 5-4.
If history is any indicator of future performance, then Saturday’s Class 4 District 5 cross country meet will likely deliver rewards for Hickman and Rock Bridge.
Hickman seniors Tim Cornell and Brianne Gallagher and Rock Bridge’s record-breaking boys team have had standout seasons this year.
Once again, Rock Bridge’s defense was just a little better than Hickman’s.
The Bruins beat the Kewpies 1-0 on Thursday night at Cosmopolitan Park. It was their second shutout of Hickman this season.
Frustrated after trying in vain for half an hour to get the television to work, Peter Byger ran a hand through his hair and turned the box off. Looking around the circle of 16 empty chairs, he told the three women gathered in Windsor Lounge to go home.
There would no presidential debate watch party.
Political involvement at Columbia College is a lot like the summer Olympic Games — it only occurs every four years.
“Every four years, everyone gets fired up about the issues, but the party-affiliated clubs die down between elections,” said Anthony Claypool, director of student activities at Columbia College. “It is not that we are not politically active on campus; we just have a lot of trouble keeping people involved.”