Free throw pushes Rock Bridge into district girls basketball final

Rock Bridge’s Amaya Williams cuts around two Helias players in Wednesday’s game.

Rock Bridge escaped with a 42-41 victory Wednesday in the Class 5 District 10 semifinal. The Bruins advance to play host Hickman in the championship at 7 p.m. Friday.

Winning part of McKendree coach's legacy

Harry Statham is in the final week of his 42nd season at McKendree, where he has racked up 959 wins for the Bearcats since his first season in 1966. The mark is the record for coaches at four-year colleges.

Kewpies use fast pace to beat Jays

The Hickman girls basketball team wins easily at home against Jefferson City, 58-36.

MU women look to solve streak against Nebraska

The Missouri women’s basketball team heads to Lincoln determined to break a nine-game losing streak, and will have to avoid another collapse against the Huskers.

Rock Bridge guard prefers perfection

Articles from the Bruins boys basketball team's most painful losses hang on junior guard Skylar Tolson's bedroom wall. He says they are something he doesn't want to happen again. "It fuels my fire,” Tolson says.

Good night, moon

A total lunar eclipse made sky-watching a spectator sport Wednesday. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in 2010. Adding to the scene were cameo appearances by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon.

Basketball offers lessons off the court for Douglass’ Gleeson

Brandon Gleeson’s experiences as a basketball player have helped him mature as a person.

Gymnast focuses on team, not country

After missing out on a chance to advance to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials by one spot, MU sophomore Sarah Shire now performs for herself and the Tigers.

Barbershop group hopes for 100 voices

Note: This event, scheduled for Thursday night, has been canceled because of poor weather conditions.

Smart carpet senses falls

An MU professor is working with Eldertech to create fall-sensing flooring technology.

Bracketologists: Missouri looks NIT-bound

Missouri hasn’t been to the postseason since losing to DePaul in the first round of the NIT in 2005, but college basketball analysts believe the Tigers could end that streak this season.

Walton Building to be renovated

The building houses the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Regional Economic Development Inc. Since the city occupies half the building, it will pay half of the estimated $550,000 cost.

Fleeing the cold

As the temperature dips, more people use the Activity and Recreation Center, 1701 W. Ash, to get out of the cold and enjoy the heated building.

Judge rewrites contentious ballot summary for stem cell initiative

At issue is a procedure known scientifically as somatic cell nuclear transfer, in which a person’s cell is injected into a human egg, which is then stimulated to grow as if it had been fertilized by a sperm.

Parks and Recreation to consider adding four tennis courts to Cosmo-Bethel Park

A public meeting on Thursday will discuss adding the $120,000 tennis courts to Cosmo-Bethel and adding three solar lights at the Activity and Recreation Center.

MU students get new free, legal music downloads is being offered to MU students in an attempt to stop illegal file sharing of music.

Church accepting donations for instruments

First Presbyterian Church is raising money in memory of its former children’s choir director, Melissa Robinson Guillotte, to purchase drums and rhythm equipment for the children’s choir.

Boone County Democrats plan Feb. 28 caucus

The first round of Democratic caucuses will be Feb. 28 in Boone County. Local party members will gather to select delegates to send to congressional district caucuses to be held in March.

How recalled beef will be destroyed is at issue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for individual school districts to dispose of the meat, but Missouri officials say they would prefer to handle it.

New texting scam targets bank customers

One recent texting scam targets Boone County National Bank and its holding company Central Bank. The text directs customers to a fraudulent replica of the bank’s official site.