Mavericks propose new stadium deal

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks minor league baseball team made a presentation to the Columbia City Council on Monday night detailing a plan for construction of a stadium on city land.

Extra Points

The Hickman boys’ golf team won the 20-team Jefferson City Invitational at Jefferson City Country Club on Monday, shooting a 306. Helias finished second with a 316, and Camdenton was third with a 317. Nick Wilson led Hickman with a 73 for second. Drew Wier followed in fifth with a 75, and Kyle Kovar shot a 77 for seventh. Rock Bridge finished in 14th with a 339.

Searching for salvation

When he was a young man, Gerald Burns spent 10 years of his life in jail or on probation. A native of California, Burns watched a number of his friends die or receive long prison sentences, which convinced him that, unless he changed, he was destined for the same fate.

Senate committee to hear UM System bill

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill Tuesday that would limit how much money the University of Missouri System could receive from the state. The House passed its version of the bill last week. The bill, which would also cap tuition, would limit the level of state funding increases at the fiscal 2002 amount. The legislation, sponsored by House speaker pro tem Rep. Carl Bearden, R-St. Charles, would apply to all public higher education institutions.

The teaching ‘travel agent’

Joseph Hobbs sits comfortably in the cramped corner of his office in Stewart Hall. He is surrounded by two computers, a corkboard displaying photos of his family, and numerous worn-out maps. Sunlight splashes into the basement room from a window behind him.

Volunteers beautify campus gardens

If you have a green thumb, there is a place you can go to make it happy: the Mizzou Botanic Garden.

‘Celebrations’ plans Columbia events

On a night 10 years ago, Michelle Dobbins decided that event planning was going to be a big part of her life. She was in charge of bringing in more than 200 people for her senior high school reunion that evening.

Race awards participants who identify most species

The conservation biology program at MU is organizing BioBlitz, a race to identify as many different species as possible in 24 hours within a defined area, on Friday and Saturday at the Flat Branch watershed.

City replaces sidewalks in First Ward

Wonder what’s up with crews of people jackhammering sidewalks in the First Ward and pulling chunks of them out of the ground?

MUnity to host 20-mile bike ride for education in Africa

MU senior Jordan Smith and MUnity are asking Columbia residents to ride 20 miles to help students more than 8,000 miles away.

Bond catches on for Tigers

The Missouri baseball team had its chances to finish against Oklahoma State on Sunday.

MU water polo club team shows depth of sport

Two years ago, Steve Hughes was not getting everything he wanted out of his college experience.

Bruins claim charmed win

Beau Gambill and Cory Whyers were the only ones left.

Extra Points

The Missouri softball team (20-22, 4-8) lost 8-0 in five innings at No. 15 Texas A&M. The Tigers got just four hits on the day as Jen Bruck (18-16) got the loss. Missouri plays next on Wednesday at Ames, Iowa in a doubleheader against Iowa State.

The fighter and the writer

I was about to decide that an evening of watching movies at home might not be so bad after all.

Runs elusive as MU continues to struggle

In the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, Missouri’s Jacob Priday drilled his 45th hit of the season deep to left field. The single extended his hitting streak to 14 games, which is the longest on the team and a career best for Priday.

Extra Points

The Columbia College softball team’s win streak ended at a record 28 after the Cougars split a pair of games on Friday at the Oklahoma City Classic. Columbia beat Rogers State 4-3 before falling to No. 3 Oklahoma City 8-0 in five innings. Miriam Wegmann posted the Cougars’ only hit of the game, a double.

Defensive problems ruin Kanuckle’s effort

Hickman started and ended well. But during the innings in between, Francis Howell was too much for the Kewpies, who lost 6-3 Saturday at Hickman.

Old habits torment Missouri

High school lacrosse players were among the group of fans gathered Saturday afternoon at Stankowski Field to watch the Missouri lacrosse club team play Illinois. Splashes of Hickman purple filled the crowd that came to see Missouri play just its third home game of the season.

Rock Bridge crowned champions

Playing at No. 2 singles, Rock Bridge senior Ryan Olson found himself leading 9-8 in a tiebreaker against Liberty’s Daniel Orr on Friday. It was the last singles match of the day, with the Bruins leading 4-1. Olson knew if he won, Rock Bridge would advance to Saturday’s championship match at the Mid-Missouri Invitational at Bethel Park.