Long runs, defensive pressure help send Battle football to state championship

Battle High School Spartans beat out Ladue Horton Watkins on Friday night to advance to the state championship game on Nov. 28 in St. Louis. The Spartans won 27-6.

A dominating defensive performance and run game helped send the Spartans to the state championship game.

BATTLE RISING: Spartan mascot brings energy to team

Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins channels his faith and Battle High School football fans' energy into encouraging the team during playoffs.

Daviante Ostrander leads Battle boys basketball into second year

The Spartans look to improve upon their 5-19 inaugural season.

Missouri soccer falls short of Sweet 16 appearance

Missouri soccer was eliminated from the NCAA tournament Friday night after a 1-0 overtime loss to the Washington Huskies.

MIssouri women's basketball beats UNLV in Hawaii

Sophomore Jordan Frericks finished with a career high of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Fellow sophomores Sierra Michaelis and Kayla McDowell finished with 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Tigers divers sweep Day 2 at Mizzou Invite

Missouri divers Lauren Reedy and Clark Thomas won their respective competitions on Day 2 of the Mizzou Invitational.

Missouri football: 3 notes about the Tennessee Volunteers

No. 20 Missouri (8-2, 5-1 in SEC) plays Tennessee (5-5, 2-2 in SEC) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. The Tigers must win in order to return to Atlanta for the SEC Championship, and Tennessee is looking for its sixth win and first bowl berth since 2010.

Battle girls basketball emphasizes defense first

The Spartans feel confident looking toward the 2015 postseason.

Missouri volleyball loses 3-1 to LSU in away matchup

Missouri (16-15, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) dropped a 3-1 match against LSU (17-8, 12-4). Missouri has lost three of its last four matches and fell to 2-7 away from Columbia since the start of conference play Sept. 26. That includes a mid-SEC slate nonconference loss to Missouri-Kansas City.

Scoreboards flicker as Stephens basketball's offense fades

The Stephens College basketball team couldn't get anything going offensively Thursday night in a 76-30 loss to William Woods University.

Columbia College women's soccer looks to overcome injuries in NAIA tournament run

Columbia will open its NAIA tournament run Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College. The team will be without its two leading scorers, Kelly Ross and Laurie Frew.

Russell Hansbrough carrying the load for Missouri football

The Tigers' junior tailback says he has come a long way from his freshman year, when he found the size of SEC defenders to be intimidating. Coming off a career performance at Texas A&M, he's not backing down now.

Cougars men's basketball tops Hannibal-LaGrange

The Columbia College men's basketball team advanced to 5-0 on the season after a 55-45 road win against Hannibal-LaGrange.

10 things you didn't know about Tennessee

Camping in driveways and skeletal stadiums are two of 10 things you didn't know about Missouri's next opponent. 

Battle football's receivers coming through during playoff run

With defenses focusing on stopping Nash Sutherlin, receivers Jaevon McQuitty and Chyrome Thorpe have accounted for big plays.

Tolton boys basketball not worried about move to Class 3

The Trailblazers will adopt a defensive strategy to aid the move up to Class 3.

Columbia women's basketball team gets first conference win

Columbia College women's basketball won their first conference game of the season, defeating Hannibal-LaGrange University 74-73

Missouri soccer focuses on defense in NCAA Tournament

With their Sweet 16 hopes on the line, the Tigers face the No. 4-seeded Washington Huskies at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Stanford, California.

Tolton girls basketball wants to capitalize on last year's mistakes

The Trailblazers have every intention of winning the Class 3 title this year.

TIGER TWEETS: Missouri football players are ready for this semester to be over

At this point in the semester, a lot of college students are ready for a break. With finals and papers galore, not to mention a few more football games, Missouri football players are excited for the end of the semester, too.