The Hickman girls’ soccer team might be 1-3-1 in its past five games, but the Kewpies say they are playing better than they have all season. Saturday afternoon, the Kewpies suffered their worst loss of the season in their last game at Cosmopolitan Park. Hickman fell 6-1 to St. Thomas Aquinas, who is ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA/Adidas National High School poll. Despite the loss, assistant coach Stephanie Krawczyk said she was impressed with her team.
Errors hampered the Missouri softball team Saturday in a 3-1 loss to No. 14 Nebraska that dropped the Tigers to 23-24.
Kirkwood defeated the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team in last year’s state semifinals. Three graduates who were part of that 2005 team were on hand when the teams met again on Saturday.
As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team had not beaten a school from the Parkway district or a team ranked in the top 10 in the state this season.
A wide-eyed child sits in the race stands at the Lebanon I-44 Speedway. His future is playing out in front of him and he doesn’t even realize it.
The Missouri softball team’s starting rotation consists of Jen Bruck. And Jen Bruck.
The Hickman girls’ soccer team held off Nerinx Hall for 79 minutes Friday night. And despite a first minute Nerinx goal, the Kewpies were proud of their performance. After the 1-0 loss at Cosmopolitan Park, Hickman is 9-4-4 on the season.
The scene at A.L. Gustin golf course could not have been more contradictory. Framed by dank, slate clouds and rolling, green hills, Hickman golf coach Clark Swisher stood beaming, with a hunk of polished wood tucked under one arm.
Completing a triathlon can be grueling. Tackling three sports at once for the first time, with no time to rest between events, can seem like a brief lapse in sanity. However, it can be addicting to conquer the challenges that each race holds, constantly pushing beyond perceived limits.
When he is at the plate, John McKee doesn’t move out of the way.
Rock Bridge pitcher Erik Darkow leans at the waste awaiting the call from the catcher during the Bruins’ practice on Tuesday. He shakes off the first call, then nods to the second. His 6-foot-5 frame takes a big stride from the mound as his hand comes around with a semi sidearm throw. The only sound is the ball smacking the catcher’s mitt.
The Rockhurst lacrosse team has demolished plenty of opponents this season.The Hawklets are 21-0 and ranked No. 1 in the LaxPower state poll. They have scored in double digits in all of their games and won 16 times by 10 or more goals. Things were no different when they beat Hickman 14-2 on April 25. But the Kewpie defense left a lasting impression on the Hawklet coaching staff.
Without taking any warmup shots, Landon Willett lines up on the first tee at the Country Club of Missouri. Only five seconds after setting up, he swings, his arms moving like the pendulum of a grandfather clock.
HOUSTON — Roy Oswalt pitched eight strong innings and Lance Berkman drove in three runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins finally are showing signs of pitching to their potential.
CINCINNATI — Javier Valentin watched the ball leave his bat and fly right toward second baseman Aaron Miles, giving the pinch-hitter a momentary fright. The way the Cincinnati Reds are playing, he should have known better.
The last time the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team played Hickman on April 6, the Bruins came away with the victory but had no answer for Hickman’s Latifi brothers. Freshman Eemaun Latifi and senior Omeed Latifi won both their singles matches and teamed up for a doubles win in the 6-3 loss.
The Hickman girls’ soccer team is usually exhausted and relieved when practice is over. The girls slowly pull off their knee-high socks, gather their bags and head toward home, looking forward to warm meals and relaxation.
KANSAS CITY — Willie Roaf’s mammoth body just turned 36 and he’s feeling spry as a cat.
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers know they have played two struggling teams this week. They also know that, for the first time in years, they were able to take advantage of it.