Rorvig holds on in heptathlon

Kaela Rorvig had just lost the lead in the women’s heptathlon after a mediocre throw in the javelin. She had to beat Nebraska’s Kim Shubert in the 800-meter run. Rorvig came in second, holding off Shubert for the last 100 meters.

Family fuel

The middle-distance tandem of Jimmie Jones and Marcus Mayes was near the end of a long, grueling set of 10 400-meter runs at the end of Missouri’s track practice.

Kenseth wins despite spin

Matt Kenseth made the save first, then he picked up the victory. That might sound a little backward for baseball fans, but it made perfect sense Saturday in the O’Reilly 300 Busch Series race.

Horseman holding clinic at Stephens

World-renowned horse trainer, instructor and judge Richard Shrake will put on a two-day western riding clinic for 24 Stephens College equestrian students and other local riders April 17 and 18.

MU earns split in doubleheader

The Missouri baseball team is scheduled to play nine three-game series against Big 12 conference opponents this season.

A tale of two series

Carl Edwards has been waiting a long time to do another Sunday backflip. While Edwards is dominating the Busch Series this year, with a huge points lead and two straight victories, he hasn’t been able to do his trademark celebration after a Nextel Cup race since November 2005 in Texas.

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.