Familiar foe will be challenge for Bruins

The last time Rock Bridge played Helias, the Bruins were almost able to shut down Helias forward Scott Miller for the entire game. Almost.

Royals turn to the future

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals have been so inept for so long, things go bad even when they go right.

Chiefs’ first victory pleases Edwards

KANSAS CITY — Savoring one of the most convincing victories he has ever experienced as a player or coach, Herm Edwards decided to have a little fun at his postgame news conference.

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The Hickman softball team defeated Eugene 4-0 on Monday behind a pitcher Taylor Cowan’s one-hitter and Laura Miller’s two RBIs.

No need for game calendar

In a meeting back in January, some of the seniors on the Missouri football team came up with the idea to take down the schedules around the training center and locker rooms. Following a vote by coaches and players, they were removed, hammering home the point of taking things one game at a time.

Hickman focused on patching weak areas

As Hickman’s last line of defense, goalie Brent Tegerdine has a good view of the game going on in front of him. As the goalie and one of the team captains, Tegerdine has to be vocal on the field. Even in practice, Tegerdine is often yelling orders at the defenders and pointing out open players.

The Bruins’ Crystal Chapin leaves fans speechless with her powerful home runs

The scoreboard at the Rock Bridge softball field stands behind the left field fence 200 feet from home plate.

Patience pays off for St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Scott Linehan pleaded patience after the St. Louis Rams’ offense stumbled the first few weeks of the season. Then he outscored Mike Martz’ attack.

Hurt Marine recovering in Bethesda

When Connie and Carl McClellan of Columbia arrived at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday, they didn’t know quite what to expect. Their son, Lance Cpl. John McClellan, 20, had survived a gunshot to the head just four days earlier while serving with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, Echo Company in Haditha, Iraq.

Rallying around Katy Bridge

J.B. Garrett worked as a conductor and brakeman for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad for 33 years, retiring in 1975. He said Boonville wouldn’t be the same without the Boonville Lift Bridge spanning the Missouri River.

Earning their respect

Missouri players said Colorado didn’t respect the Tigers’ defense.

Mo. stations update weather every 5 minutes

Farmers can check current soil temperatures during planting season. The weather service can collect additional data during severe weather. Knowing wind speed and direction can help foresters plan prescribed burns.

Keeper’s nice stop one of few positives

Minutes into the second half, and down by three goals, Missouri goalkeeper Mallory Forst awaited the penalty kick of Baylor forward Missy McConnell. The penalty kick was the first that Forst has faced this season and could have decided the shape that the soccer game would take in its remaining minutes.

Loss teaches Kewpies about sloppy soccer

The Hickman soccer team lost only one of its first 10 games, but the second loss of the season Wednesday might not have been a positive turn for the Kewpies.

Boonville bridge battle rages in court

For two years, the Boonville Lift Bridge has been at the center of a contentious ownership battle pitting politicians against politicians and a big money company against the interests of a small town. The fight over the bridge, referred to as the Katy Bridge by citizens who want to renovate it for pedestrian use as part of Katy Trail State Park, is still working its way through Missouri’s courts.

A familiar gallery

Rock Bridge senior Allison Coffelt tapped in on the ninth green at Lake of the Woods Golf Course on Thursday and walked towards the clubhouse. Instead of talking to her coach or asking her teammates how they did, she stopped to talk with her father, Terry. In a sport where crowd participation usually isn’t a factor, Rock Bridge parents are making sure the team knows it has loyal supporters.

Kewpie, like father, likes running

For one of Hickman’s top cross country runners, senior Josh Mantooth, learning to run was as natural as learning to walk.

MU grad forms ISCS to help students

An MU graduate is helping international students succeed in school and preparing them for life beyond campus.

Pricey pages

In August, Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill reported that the cost of attending college in Missouri has outpaced the rate of inflation by about 8 percent since 2000.

Sheriff’s interest in firing range rebuffed by city

Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey wants to share a firing range the Columbia Police Department is planning to build in the near future, but city officials say such an arrangement could complicate city-county relations.