Transfer trio comfortable with Cougars

Heather Robey, Stephanie Stowe and Stephanie Kababie never planned on crossing paths. But in 2003, they came together at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff to play softball.

MU feels better after cleaning up at Taylor Stadium

Freshman Ryan Lollis swept sunflower seeds and dirt into a neat pile outside the Tiger’s dugout.

Bruck home run can’t stop Nebraska sweep of MU

Nebraska swept the Missouri softball team at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln. Sunday’s 5-3 loss gave the Tiger’s (23-25, 7-11 Big 12) the seventh seed in the Big 12 Conference Championships.

Columbia tries to re-invent the wheel

“Ladies and gentlemen, start your legs and wheels.”

Stephens’ graduates reflect on college life

Boone County Commissioner Karen Miller didn’t let all the time she spent on airplanes and in hotel rooms on county-related work go to waste — she studied. In 2001, Miller went back to school to pursue her bachelor’s degree from Stephens College.

Buy low, sell high

Shoppers shivered in the 45-degree morning chill. It was cold, but they bundled up in sweat pants and coats because at the annual Georgetown garage sale, everything’s up for grabs — even the kitchen sink.

Fraternities stripped of party dancers

A ruling by MU’s Interfraternity Council will prohibit fraternities from hiring strippers.

Blunt still looking into selling loan agency

Jefferson City — Although legislative plans for spending the profits of a loan sale died in the House on Friday, a high ranking member of the governor’s Cabinet announced that higher education institutions could still get a piece of proceeds from any such loan sale in the future.

Safe Kids Day gives water tips

Five-year-old Isaac Lee resolutely stood up on his feet in about 2½-foot pool of warm water set up by Macher Swim School in Columbia. Isaac, taller than the water level, was demonstrating a procedure that every toddler should know before going to a pool — regardless of its depth.

Blinded by the light

Pieces of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, a comet that split apart 11 years ago, are passing closer to Earth this month than any comet has in more than 20 years.

Tigers trounce Delta Devils

Everything went right for Missouri on Saturday when they beat Mississippi Valley State on Saturday 19-2. The Tigers could not have asked for more.

Kewpie pitcher fires shutout

The Hickman baseball team knelt on the outfield grass after beating St. Charles 2-0 on Saturday at home.

Kewpies find positives in hard-fought losses

The Hickman girls’ soccer team might be 1-3-1 in its past five games, but the Kewpies say they are playing better than they have all season. Saturday afternoon, the Kewpies suffered their worst loss of the season in their last game at Cosmopolitan Park. Hickman fell 6-1 to St. Thomas Aquinas, who is ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA/Adidas National High School poll. Despite the loss, assistant coach Stephanie Krawczyk said she was impressed with her team.

Extra points

Errors hampered the Missouri softball team Saturday in a 3-1 loss to No. 14 Nebraska that dropped the Tigers to 23-24.

Depth is difference for Bruins in wins

Kirkwood defeated the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team in last year’s state semifinals. Three graduates who were part of that 2005 team were on hand when the teams met again on Saturday.

Hickman earns biggest win yet

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team had not beaten a school from the Parkway district or a team ranked in the top 10 in the state this season.

A modified life

A wide-eyed child sits in the race stands at the Lebanon I-44 Speedway. His future is playing out in front of him and he doesn’t even realize it.

On her own

The Missouri softball team’s starting rotation consists of Jen Bruck. And Jen Bruck.

Kewpies proud despite loss

The Hickman girls’ soccer team held off Nerinx Hall for 79 minutes Friday night. And despite a first minute Nerinx goal, the Kewpies were proud of their performance. After the 1-0 loss at Cosmopolitan Park, Hickman is 9-4-4 on the season.

Footing the bill

The historic Missouri Theatre will house a bit of Mexican history when Columbia celebrates Cinco de Mayo today.