Battle on the tennis court

Bethel Park is awfully quiet this Saturday morning. No barking dogs, no laughing children. The only sound audible, save for the distant whirring of twin jet engines overhead, is the soft pop of yellow fuzz on tightened string.

Lives behind Rock Bridge football

Rock Bridge running back Scott Concannon was feeling well enough on Saturday morning to eat a hearty breakfast with seven of his teammates. He devoured his pancakes, hash browns and toast like they were Jefferson City defenders.

Rock Bridge survives first test

Rock Bridge had dominated its previous competition, but Jefferson City was not about to let the Bruins crash its Homecoming celebration.

Buffaloes not extinct yet

When Missouri left Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., on Nov. 5, the team’s body language spoke volumes. Heads were bowed. The Tigers’ confidence was reeling. And there was a sense of urgency to dig deep, and dig fast, in order to salvage at least a bowl game invite.

Freshman forwards enhance MU roster

The play of freshman forwards Kristin Andrighetto and Bree Thornton has given the Missouri soccer team much needed depth this season.

Bundy can’t stay away

For the second straight year, wide receiver Byron Bundy thought about quitting the Hickman football team.

Jays returning to form

First-year Jefferson City coach Ted LePage has rekindled the Jays’ passion for football.

No-show can’t keep Kewpies from barbecue

Saturday was supposed to pit the Hickman soccer team against its most decorated opponent. Instead, the Kewpies will have to settle for barbecue.

Block busted for Bruins

Entering Thursday night’s game against undefeated Helias, the Rock Bridge volleyball team didn’t appear to hold many advantages.

Cynicism normal given Owen’s past

A career spent courting the cameras doesn’t guarantee control of the script.

Pujols’ blast lifts Cards

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals count on Albert Pujols for big hits. His latest blast might have saved their season.

Redman helps Kansas City break skid

MINNEAPOLIS — David DeJesus and Mike Sweeney hit home runs, Mark Redman pitched eight strong innings, and the Kansas City Royals ended an eight-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Minnesota Twins.

Rapidly learning the strokes

For the past two years, the Missouri Canoe and Kayak Club didn’t go on its annual beginner’s trip to the Spring River in Arkansas because of a lack of interest. But with an increase in participation this year, the club will be returning to Arkansas.

La Russa remains patient

ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa has always been a sore loser, quick to lash out at the slightest provocation during postgame news conferences.

Crosby is long-range weapon

Colorado kicker Mason Crosby lined up at the 46, his own 46, to try to hit a field goal while practicing before the Georgia game.

Freshman’s crucial kill lifts Tigers

It looked like the Missouri volleyball team was going to have the letdown coach Wayne Kreklow dreaded.

Price keeps game fun

It’s 3 p.m., the beginning of yet another Monday practice on the tennis courts at Hickman. Weary from a long weekend of gown shopping and other pre-homecoming madness, the Kewpies are reluctant to begin.

Celebration irks Cougars

The loss was frustrating, but what happened afterwards angered Columbia College more.

Surging Bruins show Kewpies record no factor

In a game touted as a chess match between city rivals, Rock Bridge couldn’t have picked a better time to play like kings.

Bruins earn speedy win

The Rock Bridge tennis team (14-1) made short work of Jefferson City, 9-0. The Bruins dropped three games in six singles matches, and finished the dual meet in less than two hours.