MU backs struggle without Nash

LINCOLN, Neb. – All the questions entering Saturday’s game at Nebraska centered on whether Missouri could replace Damien Nash’s impact in the rushing game.

In the 24-3 loss, the Tigers answered those questions with resounding disappointment, producing a season-low 51 yards on 35 carries and never establishing a consistent threat.

Kewpies gain momentum early

Hickman’s Cedric Alvis stole more than just the ball early in the first half Friday.

When Alvis intercepted Rock Bridge quarterback Logan Gray’s overthrown pass only two plays after a Kewpie touchdown, he took pretty much all the game’s momentum along with it.

Stein tests lineups

The public got its first look at the Missouri women’s basketball team Saturday morning during its Black and Gold scrimmage.

The Tigers took the court for seven simulated games that lasted 10 minutes a piece. Missouri coach Cindy Stein said the team uses these scrimmages to test different lineups and judge chemistry between teammates.

Hickman, Rock Bridge runners advance to state meet

For only the second time in 32 years, Rock Bridge’s boys’ cross country team is headed to the state meet.

The Bruins’ 97 points edged Kickapoo for fourth place at Saturday’s meet at Bethel Park. Hickman’s boys’ and girls’ teams also advanced with finishes of second and fourth, respectively. The top four teams and top 30 individuals advanced to state.

Stephens College swim team loses to Cottey College

Stephens College swimming coach Laura Wacker joked with her athletes after Saturday’s meet against Cottey College.

“I saw you girls talking to those Cottey College swimmers about coming here,” she said. “That was nice of you after they whooped your butts.”

Life cyclists

Brady Beckham doesn’t bike for the fame; his team is hardly noticed. He doesn’t do it for the fortune; he pays for almost all of the expenses out of his own pocket.

The junior competes on the MU cycling team for the same reason his 25 teammates do.