Blues take ice with rebuilt squad

ST. LOUIS — John Davidson left the safety of the broadcast booth for life on a high wire when he agreed to become St. Louis Blues president.

Senior energetically leads Bruins volleyball

It’s 5:50 p.m. at Rock Bridge, and groans echo throughout the gym. After nearly a three-hour practice, coach Beth Newton sends her volleyball team, mumbling and scowling with contempt, to the baseline for sprints.

Season over for Bruins after comeback effort falls short

Dark gray clouds hung ominously over the Rock Bridge softball field on Wednesday during the Bruins district game against the Camdenton Lakers.

Tigers’ young cross-country runners set to contribute

Entering this season, Rebecca Wilmews, the Missouri cross country assistant coach, knew this year would be a growing year for the women’s team.

Passing grades

LUBBOCK, Texas — Their nearly flawless Texas high school careers behind them, Graham Harrell and Chase Daniel are just beginning to make their marks at Big 12 schools.

Not too soon, not too long for QBs

AUSTIN, Texas — Colt McCoy says he’s growing up. Five games as the Texas quarterback will do that to a freshman pretty quick.

Tigers handle rival

Abbie Booth has bragging rights again.

Hickman coaches get tough

The whiteboard in the Hickman locker room read, “You will be held accountable today.”

Receivers grabbing attention

For arguably the first time in three years, Texas Tech senior Jarrett Hicks ran into something that could hold him back.

Dodgers unable to sneak past Mets

NEW YORK — The New York Mets looked like October regulars during their first postseason game since 2000.

Seniors motivate for game emotions, KU matchup

Abbie Booth, the starting defensive specialist on the Missouri volleyball team, is a finance and banking major at MU. But, as one of just three seniors on a young Tigers’ roster, she is getting some hands-on experience in psychology.

Match is more than just a game

When the girls’ tennis teams from Hickman and Rock Bridge met Tuesday, the atmosphere felt less like a heated rivalry and more like an ice cream social. Players from either side of the net spent their downtime around a single picnic table, doing the things girls their age usually do ­— giggling, gossipping, and posing for pictures — and doing them together.

Tigers have trouble with turnovers

The Missouri football team isn’t doing a good job at converting turnovers into points.

Bruins ready for districts

The Rock Bridge softball team’s season has been one of near-misses.

Pressure gets to Bruins

Through the beatings and the battles, between the goals and the saves and the desire to win, sometimes high school athletes let the pressure get to them.

Familiar foe will be challenge for Bruins

The last time Rock Bridge played Helias, the Bruins were almost able to shut down Helias forward Scott Miller for the entire game. Almost.

Royals turn to the future

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals have been so inept for so long, things go bad even when they go right.

Chiefs’ first victory pleases Edwards

KANSAS CITY — Savoring one of the most convincing victories he has ever experienced as a player or coach, Herm Edwards decided to have a little fun at his postgame news conference.

Local sports

The Hickman softball team defeated Eugene 4-0 on Monday behind a pitcher Taylor Cowan’s one-hitter and Laura Miller’s two RBIs.

No need for game calendar

In a meeting back in January, some of the seniors on the Missouri football team came up with the idea to take down the schedules around the training center and locker rooms. Following a vote by coaches and players, they were removed, hammering home the point of taking things one game at a time.