Patton still coping with backup role

The former Bruins star has yet to throw a pass for the Tigers.

Tiger gymnasts fall short at regional meet

For the third straight season the Missouri gymnastics team fell one place short of qualifying for the NCAA championships, finishing third Saturday night at the West Regional in Berkeley, Calif.

At Stephens College, an A+ matters more than a win

Maddie Marshall is so Hollywood. From the glittery wrap that keeps her dark brown hair in place to her academic major — film studies — she seems like the kind of woman who would be at home on the left coast.

Bruins’ Kohnle on roll after putt

Maybe the 14th hole was the turning point for Rock Bridge junior golfer Dan Kohnle.

Gymnasts rev up for regionals

Taped on the far wall of the gym, past the uneven bars caked with chalk, the piles of royal blue mats and the rows of sturdy balance beams, is a huge paper speedometer surrounded by speeding tickets.

Safford signs with Missouri

After playing the 2006-2007 season with six new players, the Missouri men’s basketball team will probably be adding only two newcomers next season. One of them, DeMarre Carroll, sat out last season after transferring from Vanderbilt last spring but practiced all season with the Tigers. The other was confirmed Thursday.

Temple leads tailbacks

After breaking out with a 194-yard, two-touchdown performance in last year’s Sun Bowl, and emerging from a crowded backfield as the clear starter going into the 2007 season, one might think Tony Temple can relax a little bit. But the senior tailback says he isn’t taking anything for granted.

Towe not satisified just yet

At the end of Tuesday’s practice, Rock Bridge coach Justin Towe was upset with the batting practice effort of his 5-0 Bruins. He admonished them for not taking quality swings in the batting cage as if they were struggling to score runs.

Tigers secondary shows depth

During scrimmage on Tuesday, quarterback Chase Daniel found receiver Will Franklin between the safety and the cornerback in the flat for a big completion.

Lack of preparation forces soggy play

In long-sleeved maroon jerseys and huddled under a royal blue tent, the Jefferson City Jays came prepared for the cold, rainy weather and the soccer competition on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge Field.

Calm leader gets Bruins results

Even when Rock Bridge found itself in trouble early Monday night against Kirksville, senior first baseman Erik Darkow stayed calm.

Rough game wears down Columbia foes

Maybe the Hickman and Rock Bridge girls soccer teams were confused by the permanent football lines on the artificial turf. Or maybe it was the chilly, fall-like weather during Monday night’s scoreless tie at Hickman.

Kinderknecht rallies for victory

Rock Bridge boys’ tennis player Jay Kinderknecht showed his resilience to battle back and win Monday against Quincy’s (Illinois) Isaac Fee at the No. 3 singles match, 5-7, 6-1, (10-5).

Slew of costly errors cripples Kewpies

JEFFERSON CITY — Every member of the Hickman baseball team has been fielding baseballs for years.

Bruins confident in young reliever

Taking a line drive off of the pitching arm hurts. For many pitchers, a comebacker is enough to rattle their confidence, and make them take extra time before getting back on the mound.

Tigers’ Kelly low amateur at Masters

Missouri senior golfer John Kelly shot his second consecutive 77 on Friday, missing the cut at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. His 10-over par, two-round score of 154 was good enough, however, to make Kelly the low amateur at this year’s tournament, finishing in a tie for 66th.

A dramatic finish for Wagner, Missouri

For Missouri’s No. 6 singles player Raquel Wagner, it doesn’t get much better than winning the decisive point against Kansas.

Rock Bridge gets hot in doubleheader play

The parents of Rock Bridge tennis players out to watch the Bruins’ matches Saturday knew they were in for a long, cold day, so they created their own warming area. They tied a tarpaulin to two poles to block the wind while Pete and Donna Buchert rented two portable 165,000 BTU kerosene forced air heaters.

New pass rushers getting up to speed

After Brian Smith’s college career ended when he broke his hip against Kansas State on Oct. 21 last year, the Missouri defense just wasn’t the same.

Zagone’s career day leads Tigers

One day after finding itself on the wrong side of a 12-0 thumping by Kansas State (22-9, 4-4 Big 12), the Missouri baseball team’s offense continued to struggle Saturday, managing only three runs off of six hits in support of starter Rick Zagone. But, thanks to Zagone’s nearly perfect day, one run would have been enough to secure the win.