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.

Oswalt keeps Cards guessing

Roy Oswalt pitched a five-hitter and Carlos Lee and Lance Berkman hit home runs to lift the host Houston Astros to their first victory of the season 5-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Accomplishments leave runner hungry for more

Trisa Nickoley seems very unimposing. She has an easygoing, almost goofy, attitude.

Meaningless matchups

I know the source of that chill that has overcome mid-Missouri this week.

Kelly in elite company

Missouri senior golfer John Kelly shot a 5-over-par 77 on Thursday in the first round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Pfau does it all for Kewps

Every baseball player’s first home run is memorable. Some may hit it in Little League, others may hit it years later. Many never hit one at all. Few, though, hit their first home run against a state-ranked team to give their team a lead late in the game, all the while pitching a complete game.

Stuck on bench, MU tailbacks shift to defense

Almost a year ago, in the 2006 spring football game, Connell Davis’ potential as a running back seemed unlimited. Davis, then a redshirt freshman, played in front of the Memorial Stadium crowd for the first time and impressed fans with his speed, strength and elusiveness. He was the game’s leading rusher with 44 yards and scored the only rushing touchdown of the day.

Cordial rivals help Kewpies refine skills

If the Hickman golf squad was a pitching staff, senior Chris Johnson would be the opening day starter and junior Nick Wilson would be the younger but equally talented pitcher waiting for his chance to shine.

Old opponents keep it close

Rock Bridge senior Stefan Nosic played a familiar opponent Thursday. Nosic said he has known Hickman senior Justin Guevera, whom Nosic played at No. 2 singles, a long time.

Hickman catches a win

When most pitchers take the mound, they have to think about lots of things.

Wolfert has added confidence

Last year during spring practice, Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert was a walk-on in competition with incumbent kicker Adam Crossett to be the Tigers’ primary field goal kicker.

Bruin, Kewpie golfers battle course, cold

The television inside the Jefferson City Country Club Wednesday featured golfers preparing for today’s Masters Tournament under a warm Georgia sun.

Kababie sets tone in Cougars’ sweep

When an entire offense is clicking the way the Columbia College softball team’s has been lately, no one wants to be the lone hitter in the lineup who is not producing. In Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Missouri Baptist, Stephanie Kababie made sure she wasn’t that person.

Bruins’ 61-meet home streak ends

It’s something you rarely hear Rock Bridge boys tennis coach Ben Loeb say after a home match.

Weather forces cancellations

The Tiger track and field team canceled the Missouri invitational that was slated for Saturday. Officials said the cold forecast, with a possible low of 25 degrees, was the reason for the cancellation.

MU baseball game rained out

The Missouri baseball team’s scheduled game Tuesday at Southern Illinois was rained out and will not be re-scheduled. The Tigers will next play at Kansas State on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.