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Rock Bridge rolls over Fort Zumwalt

Led by tight end Aron White’s school-record four touchdown receptions, Rock Bridge rolled to a 42-7 victory at Fort Zumwalt West in its final regular season game.

Still within reach

The season is ruined. It can’t be salvaged. Fire Gary Pinkel. Bench Brad Smith. And then maybe, maybe, Missouri will have a chance to transform itself into a winning program. Those seemed to be the feelings, fueled by countless barroom discussions, spreading through Columbia on Saturday night, after Missouri’s 13-3 loss to Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

One bad break sends Kewpies home for year

JEFFERSON CITY — Going into Thursday’s Class 3 District 10 soccer game, both Hickman and Jefferson City knew it would be a hard-fought defensive battle that could come down to one play.

Edwards’ success in Atlanta lets him dream big

He doesn’t claim to see the future, but Carl Edwards knows it’s possible.

Blitzes won’t stop Smith

A blitz can be a scary thing for a quarterback.

Tigers seek balancing act against Buffs

For about a minute, it looked like Missouri had figured

Anchoring the lines

Rock Bridge’s defensive line is like a puzzle. Individually, the players are each different pieces. Shapes and sizes that don’t function without each other.

Tigers fueled by low ranking

An 11-18 season can be quite a teaching tool. There was the 81-74 loss that the MU women’s basketball team suffered to Nebraska on Jan. 8. Not only did the Tigers blow a nine-point halftime lead, but they went scoreless in the last 9 minutes, 46 seconds of the game, missing their final 15 shots.

Wrestling match offers both good and bad

What tasted sweet for some MU wrestlers left a bitter taste in the mouths of others at the Black and Gold match at Hearnes Center on Thursday night.

Gardner goes all-out

It was just one game, an exhibition one at that, but Thomas Gardner didn’t care if the win never shows up on this year’s record.

KU’s lead had Tigers panicking

It’s something Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is fond of saying: football games in the Big 12 Conference are almost always close. Both teams will have tough moments. The team that wins is usually the team that responds to them better.

Bruins hope momentum stays intact

After four straight wins, the Rock Bridge football team has all the momentum a team could want, but not the respect it feels it deserves. In the past two weeks, the Bruins have earned victories against Jefferson City and Hickman. Coach A.J. Ofodile called the victories “the first two big wins of this group’s career.” However, one final test remains. One final opportunity for all that momentum to disappear.

Tigers regain form, sweep Texas Tech

The Missouri volleyball team was determined not to beat itself twice in one week and against Texas Tech on Wednesday at Hearnes Center they returned to form, defeating the Red Raiders 30-18, 30-18, 30-19.

Nuggets activate Kleiza

Former Missouri player Linas Kleiza was activated by the Denver Nuggets prior to Wednesday’s game against Los Angeles. The move comes after Nuggets forward Nene suffered a season-ending knee injury during the season opener on Tuesday.

Area sports briefs

Father of two players hits basketball road

During college basketball season, Alvin Muse Sr. can be found traveling interstates throughout the Midwest. With two sons playing Division II basketball, he’s traveled to many schools.

Twins’ bond goes beyond soccer field

Early in the season, Josh McNutt searched for his brother, Ryan, who at 6 feet, 1 inch, is lanky with sandy-blond hair and a square jaw. Ryan looks just like Josh. They are twins.

Tigers mend after loss, turn attention to Colorado

The scene outside the Missouri football team’s locker room Saturday at Kansas’ Memorial Stadium could have easily been confused with a late-autumn funeral. Young men with red eyes shuffled toward the team bus. Noses pointed directly at the asphalt. Some of the recently concluded game’s participants struggled to put into words the flood of emotions.

Young Cougars falter

Losing one All-American player to graduation can be extremely challenging. Replacing three is difficult on an entirely new level. But that’s what the Columbia College women’s basketball team is facing this season. All-Americans Charliss Ridley, Tiffany Foote and Lisa Kowalewski have moved on.

Watkins all ready to get in game

When the Missouri men’s basketball team faces Bemidji State in its first exhibition game today, it will serve as a good opportunity for the team to retool and rebuild for the season opener. For junior guard Marcus Watkins, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas A&M, the game will be more about revival, a chance to shed his cushy seat on the bench for a spot on the court.

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