Positive energy

When describing her standout freshman runner Maddie Schueler, Rebecca Wilmes, MU cross country assistant coach, routinely mentions that Schueler never stops smiling.

With two second-place finishes in her first two collegiate races, Schueler has plenty to smile about.

Junior center lifts Tigers past Jennies

“Cautiously optimistic” is a term stock analysts use when a company’s profitability is uncertain.

But after the Tigers’ 71-52 win against Central Missouri State, women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein sounded like she was pitching buys on Wall Street.

Cougars earn 12th AMC volleyball title

Most top-ranked volleyball teams dominate lesser squads and play tighter matches against stiffer competition. Columbia College, the No. 3 team in the NAIA, is an exception.

The Cougars defeated No. 2 seed McKendree 30-16, 30-17, 30-10 Saturday to win their 12th consecutive American Midwest Conference Tournament title. The win came after allowing 62 points against the tournament’s fourth seed, Missouri Baptist.

Motivated for more

There was a heavy pit in Tyron Woodley’s stomach as he sat watching teammates and foes prepare for their season’s pinnacle. As pained as he was, he could only watch.

It was late March 2004, national championship time for college wrestling. Woodley, then a junior for Missouri, was a year removed from becoming the first Tiger to win the Big 12 title at 165 pounds and placing eighth in the 2003 nationals, earning All-American status. But he had watched his record fall from 28 wins as a sophomore to 21 his junior year, as he finished fifth in the conference. The NCAA decided he wasn’t worthy of a wild-card berth to the tournament, so he was relegated to spectator status.

It’s not all Greek to him

Aside from the language difference, Travon Bryant has had little trouble adjusting to life in Greece.

Having the right equipment and doing the things he enjoys best helps, of course.