Cierra Porter powers Rock Bridge girls basketball back to Class 5 state final

Rock Bridge beat Blue Springs 43-32 to advance to Class 5 state finals. Rock Bridge will play St. Joseph's Academy Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.

The defending state champion Bruins relied on Porter's impressive rebounding to beat Blue Springs 43-32 and return to the title game. Rock Bridge plays St. Joseph's Academy at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Mizzou Arena. 

Columbia College defeats Hope University, advances to NAIA quarterfinals

After a close victory on Friday, Columbia College (35-0) takes on LSU-Shreveport in the NAIA quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. 

At MU meeting, agricultural experts examine global hunger

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development discussed issues such as sustainable farming and the involvement of women and youth in agriculture at a meeting on the MU campus.

Hickman boys basketball falls to Rockhurst in state semifinals

The Kewpies were victim of an 18-0 Hawklets run in the late third and early fourth quarters. They play Vianney in the third place game 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Construction of Stadium Boulevard diverging diamond interchange to begin Monday

Along with the construction of the diamond interchange, the road work will also widen areas of Stadium Boulevard and Bernadette Drive to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

Attorneys debate whether conversation can be used in Joshua Maylee trial

Joshua Maylee, the man accused of killing three people and wounding one more in October 2010 in Holts Summit, was in court Friday as attorneys debated whether a conversation he had with a sheriff could be used in his upcoming trial. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge holds pep rally for girls basketball team

The Rock Bridge High School girls basketball team plays Blue Springs on Friday.

Rock Bridge girls basketball's Sophie Cunningham succeeds behind older sister

Sophomore guard Sophie Cunningham still relies on the lessons learned from one-on-one contests with her older sister. Rock Bridge's state semifinal game against Blue Springs is at 8:20 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Hickman boys basketball team getting used to close games

In their postseason run, the Kewpies have become accustomed to tight games often decided in the closing minutes. Hickman's state semifinal game against Rockhurst is at 5 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Praise the saving of the Niedermeyer building

The success of MU mathematics professor Nakhle Asmar, aided by Mayor Bob McDavid, in saving the Niedermeyer building deserves applause.

Missouri baseball drops SEC opener against No. 5 South Carolina

The smell of charcoal filled the air outside Taylor Stadium in the hour leading up to the Tigers' 4-1 loss against the Gamecocks as fans enjoyed the nice weather. 

Hudson pitches and hits way to Missouri softball win against Ole Miss

Nicole Hudson pitched three innings in relief of Chelsea Thomas on Friday. Together they threw a no-hitter in the Tigers' 11-0 win. Hudson also added a home run in the top of the fifth inning.

Missouri gymnast Sandra Ostad named to SEC Community Service Team

Senior Missouri gymnast Sandra Ostad and seven other SEC gymnasts were recognized for their service efforts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas' work with PedNet demonstrates commitment to Columbia

Ian has put energy, ideas and lots of hard work into getting funding for PedNet. Ian has proved himself as caring, hard working and an individual who will definitely serve the community.

Missouri baseball hosts No. 5 South Carolina in first SEC game

The Tigers and Gamecocks will play a three-game series, beginning Friday, to open their conference schedules.

Missouri men's basketball team to play Ole Miss for third time

The Rebels finished the season with a 23-8 record and were 12-6 in conference play. They were seeded No. 3 in the conference tournament.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team drops season opener with new coach

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team was defeated by Rolla 3-1 in Jack Rubenstein's head coaching debut.

Joseph Giangiacomo, July 24, 1941 — March 12, 2013, of Columbia

Joseph Giangiacomo, 71, of Columbia died March 12, 2013.

TELL US: Who are your youth sports All-Stars?

Are you especially proud of your first-time little-leaguer? Do you have words of public thanks for a dedicated coach? Help us tell your stories.

Blues goalie Allen records first career shutout in win over Coyotes

Jake Allen made 29 saves on the night, leading the Blues to a 3-0 win.