Unique accomplishment

Christy Skouby laughed as she told the story. She and her teammates on the 1997 Missouri softball team were in San Francisco for a spring break tournament. Skouby, a freshman at the time, had successfully avoided initiation up to that point, but that was about to change.

Cards’ Rolen dispels doubt about hitting

DETROIT — Scott Rolen sure gave Tony La Russa something to talk about.

Big third quarter not enough for Hickman

Facing a 30-7 halftime deficit against the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars on Friday night, the Hickman Kewpies played one of their best quarters of footbal.

Wang’s assists help Missouri win in five sets

At the end of the 2005 Missouri volleyball season, Lindsey Hunter had 6,096 career assists.

Fallen reigns

Lined up in the shotgun at the Kansas State 15-yard line, quarterback Chase Daniel surveyed the Kansas State defense.

Reyes trumps Verlander in Game 1

DETROIT — With the right rookie on the mound, it was the scrappy St. Louis Cardinals who looked sharp in the World Series.

Tailgating tradition changes

All eyes at Bill Metz’s tailgate Saturday outside Memorial Stadium are focused on a television showing the Texas-Nebraska football game.

Fight song creator returns to Missouri

His fingers glided on the keys of the 1905 Chickering piano in his Kansas City home. Carl E. Bolte Jr., played the song he wrote about his hometown club, the Kansas City Royals.

What might have been

HALLSVILLE, Mo. — Justin Connolly’s right leg dangles over a brown table, his cast a reminder of a dream on hold.

Tradition’s beginnings mysterious

The University of Missouri celebrated the nation’s first homecoming in 1911. One year earlier, the University of Illinois celebrated the nation’s first homecoming. Also, Baylor, in 1909, celebrated the nation’s first homecoming.

Tigers hoping Wildcats’ run comes to end

The most recent time the Missouri football team walked off the field triumphantly after playing Kansas State, it was 1992.

Cards all in

NEW YORK — No way anybody was catching Yadier Molina’s ninth-inning shot. And by the time it landed beyond the left-field fence, the St. Louis Cardinals were headed to the World Series.

New coaches shake up conference

At Thursday’s Big 12 Conference media day in Oklahoma City, the most prevalent topic was change.

Director to discuss shooting ‘Hoop Dreams’

A movie star will be at the Missouri Theatre tonight.

Bruins bump Kewpies after staving off rally

It’s 26-25 Hickman in the second game, and Rock Bridge’s Brandi Williamson misjudges the serve. The volleyball bounces off Williamson’s biceps rather than her forearm, hits her chin and falls to the ground. The Kewpies bench explodes because Hickman has tied the match at one game apiece.

Bruins tennis team 3rd in state

This was an unfamiliar position for the Bruins, to say the least.

Bruins lifted by Gerau’s recovery

High school students crave aimless summer days, but for Rock Bridge receiver Brandon Gerau, the countless hours of inactivity were excruciating.

Hickman gets boost from Bounds

For Hickman running back Tucker Bounds, the first day of contact drills was a disaster.

Bruins quietly optimistic about postseason play

There was no panic after Rock Bridge’s 0-0 draw with last-place Camdenton on Thursday night and no finger pointing or excuses about why they didn’t win. Sure, the Bruins were frustrated they couldn’t put the home game away, but rather than focusing on the what ifs, the Bruins are remaining quietly confident about their chances heading into the Class 3 District 10 tournament.

Pasta parties prep Rock Bridge runners

A huddled mass of Rock Bridge runners stood around a small campfire after their practice Thursday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park trying to stay warm. The smoke rising off the fire is similar to the steam rising off the gigantic bowls of pasta the team will enjoy Friday night at its weekly pasta party.