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Missouri wins one for its coach

The Tigers cannot be with their coach to help ease her grief.

Instead, Missouri is sending a long- distance consolation to Cindy Stein.

Special day for MU team doctor Kane

Just call him Dr. Dad.

For Missouri women’s basketball team doctor Steven Kane, every home game is “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.” Kane and his 13-year-old daughter Lauren are some of the team’s most dedicated fans.

Lee’s Summitt sophomore gives top performance against Hickman

For at least one game, Lee’s Summit’s Danielle Adams was the Moses Malone of girls’ high school basketball.

“I was pretty impressed with what I did today,” Adams said after her team’s 60-47 win against host Hickman on Saturday.

Hickman drops white-knuckler

A loss isn’t always disappointing to coach Jim Sutherland.

The Kewpies lost at home 61-57 to the Lee’s Summit Tigers on Saturday night, adding another close loss to their struggle-filled season. Their record is now 7-17.

Kewpies’ Willett 2nd in 100 backstroke

ST. PETERS — Hickman and Rock Bridge had athletes in three events each during the second day of the Missouri State High School Activities Association boys’ swimming and diving championships Saturday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

Hickman senior John Willett, favored to win the 100-yard backstroke, took second place instead, the highest finish from Columbia swimmers.

Deep Sturgeon wears down Douglass

As they warmed up before facing each other Saturday night, the Sturgeon and Douglass boys’ basketball teams seemed eerily similar.

Both shared the same nickname (Bulldogs) and were coming off double-digit road losses the night before. Their blue-and-white warm-ups looked alike. Even their logos matched.

The Track Diaries

Marcus Mayes doesn’t talk about it much.

When he does, he says he started doing it because it was different. He wanted to try something new.

Tigers complete perfect Opening Day

Jen Bruck made the first two starts of her collegiate softball career on Friday. Both were impressive and led to wins for the Missouri softball team (2-0).

Rain delays Tigers in Phoenix

The Missouri baseball team might have traveled west to elude the ice and snow of the Show-Me-State, but it could not escape the rain.

Tigers shine against Illinois

The Tiger gymnasts performed at a higher level than they had all season. It showed in their smiles, celebrations, and record-breaking scores.

Missouri beat Illinois 196.225-193.775 in a meet that displayed the depth and talent of the team.

Douglass falls at Tipton

Douglass continued to struggle through its 2004-05 season as it lost at Tipton 69-39 Friday night. The Bulldogs' record now stands at 4-14.

Bruins end home season on high note

Rock Bridge finished its home season undefeated with a 64-46 win over Hannibal on Friday.

Tigers seek smooth start

Disastrous early-season road trips have prepared Ty Singleton for the worst.

Since he began his tenure as Missouri’s softball coach in 2003, his team’s travel schedule has seldom got off on the right foot.

Stutter step

The Columbia College men’s basketball team might have committed the ultimate sports taboo Thursday: overlooking one’s opponent.

“You never want to admit that,” said sophomore guard Ryan Steinhoff after an unimpressive 80-60 win against Harris-Stowe.

Seniors cap big victory

Rock Bridge was inspired in its last regular season home game of the season Thursday night.

A strong effort made it possible to play the team’s four seniors, and they stole the show. All four helped their team to a 59-29 victory against Hannibal.

Tigers searching for leadership

After a spirited performance to beat Colorado 55-53 on Wednesday, a question remains for Missouri women’s basketball fans. Which team will show up for the rest of the season? The one that beat Colorado with heart or the one that passively accepted a 60-42 thrashing by Kansas at Mizzou Arena?

Against Colorado, the Tigers came out with fire in their eyes. Associate head coach Betsy Yonkman, who served as head coach in Cindy Stein’s absence Wednesday, said she thought the team came out and played hard for 40 minutes.

Wrestlers take new path to state meet

The Hickman and Rock Bridge wrestling teams will be competing in one less postseason tournament.

With the Missouri State High School Athletic Association expanding wrestling from three to four classes this year, the sectional tournament has been replaced by a longer district tournament.

Bruins, Kewpies attack state meet

John Hamilton doesn’t know what to expect from his swimmers at this weekend’s state boys’ swimming and diving championships. He just hopes they have fun.

“I told the swimmers there is no pressure,” said Hamilton, who coaches the Hickman and Rock Bridge teams.

MU baseball wins opener

The Missouri baseball team won its season opener 8-3 against Portland at the Oakland A’s Spring Training Camp in Phoenix.

Senior pitcher Erik Dessau started and threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and picking up the win. Junior shortstop Greg O’Neill had two hits, including a triple, and sophomore right-fielder Hunter Mense also had two hits.

Reversal of fortunes

Last weekend was one the Missouri wrestling team would like to forget.

After falling to No. 1 Oklahoma State 31-9 on Friday, the No. 13 Tigers lost again a mere 14 hours later to No. 6 Oklahoma 18-14.

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