Willed to win

Matt Lawrence pounded the table on press row with both palms. It was the second pounding for the table in a matter of seconds. A moment before, Jimmy McKinney’s body slammed across it as he sprawled toward the ground.

Young battles top post player

For Missouri’s post players, the matchup against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offered a challenge.

Senior gymnast still in top form

Missouri senior Lauren Schwartzman has built an impressive resume during her time on the No. 16 Tigers’ gymnastics team. Last season, she earned two perfect 10’s on the balance beam and tied for second place in floor exercise at the NCAA South Central Regional.

Weekend fills players with mixed emotions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.— Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow knows his team didn’t play its best Saturday, losing to No. 15-seeded Tennessee 30-28, 30-27, 25-30, 30-17 in the Regional Finals of the NCAA Tournament. But he also said his team, the tournament’s No. 10 seed, has nothing to be ashamed of.

Playing with passion

Jessra Johnson was in third grade when her mom broke the news.

Friends but foes

Missouri’s Lindsey Hunter and Hawaii’s Kanoe Kamana’o will be on opposite sides of the volleyball court today competing for a spot in the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament, but they could be on the same side of the net in the future.

Tigers seek go-to guys

If the loss at Davidson on Wednesday made one thing obvious, besides that Thomas Gardner can score in a hurry, it is that Missouri needs to develop some offensive weapons around him.

Brandon Coleman trying his hands at wide receiver

After three years as a backup to senior quarterback Brad Smith, junior Brandon Coleman is finally ready to see some action.

Freshman adjusts to new demands

Rachel Henderson is one of nine freshmen on the Stephens College basketball team, so she is not the only Stars player still adjusting to the increased level of competition in college basketball. But she is making a bigger jump than her teammates.

MU volleyball defeats Hawaii

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The No. 10-seed Missouri volleyball team defeated No. 7-seeded Hawaii 30-26, 26-30, 30-27, 30-22 in the region semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Shootout showcases Budinger’s versatility

ST. LOUIS — La Costa Canyon senior Chase Budinger may not have been dressed for the weather, but he was certainly ready to play basketball.

Downed at Davidson

For Quin Snyder, Melvin and Marcus Watkins, it was a homecoming.

Askren keeps dominating

Dominating is the best way to describe the first 16 matches of MU wrestler Ben Askren’s junior season. In each of those matches, Askren has completely controlled his opponent and earned a victory.

McKinney hopes to beat a foul problem

Senior Jimmy McKinney has found himself in unfamiliar territory this season.

Tough brotherly love

When MU senior wrestler Chris McCormick was in his sophomore season for the Tigers, his brother Tyler was at home in Kansas, wrestling an undefeated senior season in high school.

Bruins put wraps on Camdenton

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team burst through the double doors Tuesday to Jay-Z rapping the words “Bring ‘Em Out,” and into the roar of the standing crowd.

Shooting problems damage Cougars

In 2004-05, Columbia College women’s basketball player Laura Elliot averaged less than six points a game, playing as a reserve behind All-American senior Lisa Kowelewski after transferring from Southwest Illinois Community College.

A working man’s coach

Two distinctly different pictures emerge from the Hickman sidelines during the Kewpies’ home wrestling meets.

Bruins, Kewpies named all-state

Hickman and Rock Bridge both had successful football seasons this year and it showed Tuesday when the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announced its all-state teams.

MU swim team savors record-breaking meet

With the final stroke of the anchor leg of the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay, it was over.