Cougars report ineligible player

Columbia College self-reported to the NAIA on Tuesday that Ursulla Jose of Brazil played on the women’s basketball team despite being ineligible last season.

Jose, a freshman last year, played despite having a degree from the Universidade Salgado de Oliveira in Brazil. According to NAIA rules, a player has exhausted his or her eligibility once he or she has graduated.

Oakland Plaza Lanes set to close in summer

October would have been Oakland Plaza Lanes’ 30th anniversary, but it will never see that date.

Effective Aug. 1, Oakland Plaza Lanes, a 24-lane bowling alley at 2116 Vandiver Drive, will close.

Burleson earns academic honor

Missouri wrestler Kenny Burleson was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s At-Large University Division third team Tuesday.

Burleson, who graduated in May, is the first MU wrestler selected as an Academic All-American since 1993. He was also named to the Academic All-District VII Men’s At-Large University Division team. He earned seventh place at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at 157 pounds.

Hannibal team placed on hold

HANNIBAL — Plans for professional baseball’s return to Hannibal have struck out, at least this year.

Bill Larsen, who had tried to create a four-team Single-A league, told the city that professional baseball will not return to Hannibal this summer. The city most recently had a professional team in the 1950s.

’Hawks edge Soja, Mavs

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks lost 3-2 against the Rockford Riverhawks on Monday night at Marinelli Field in Rockford, Ill.

Mavericks pitcher Steve Soja (1-1) suffered the loss despite striking out seven and walking none in a complete game.

Post 202 still perfect

Good pitching and solid hitting have kept Post 202 undefeated.

Post 202 swept Boonville on Sunday night, winning 3-1 and 5-0 in a doubleheader at Rock Bridge High School to move to 6-0.

Field cut at Hagan

Brad Daugherty, a Columbia native and former Missouri golfer, continues to play well at the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship.

Daugherty advanced to the round of 16 on Sunday at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. A field of 64 played two rounds, with 16 advancing to next weekend’s final rounds.

Rockford hits Mavs for 20th defeat

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks lost to the Rockford RiverHawks 14-2 on Sunday at Marinelli Field in Rockford, Ill.

The loss dropped the Mavericks to 3-20.


A headline on page 1B Sunday reported the wrong leader after qualifying Saturday at the Francis Hagan golf tournament. Brad Daugherty had the best round with a 66.

Missouri golfer back on track

Considering his past two years, Michael Unger didn’t mind waiting a bit to tee off Saturday.

Rain pushed back tee times 15 minutes at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course during the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship, but that was nothing compared with Unger’s recent struggles to get back to playing.

Royals top Mets with run in 9th

KANSAS CITY — Angel Berroa’s RBI single scored the winning run from second base with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals past the New York Mets 4-3 on Saturday.

Right fielder Gerald Williams made a strong throw to the plate but pinch-runner Wilton Guerrero was safe when catcher Vance Wilson had trouble handling the throw and tagged Guerrero with his glove, with the ball in his other hand.

Cardinals struggle in loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Hank Blalock hit his second career grand slam and drove in five runs, and Ryan Drese pitched seven strong innings in the Texas Rangers 7-2 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

Drese (3-3) won for the first time since beating Tampa Bay on May 5. He allowed two runs, one earned, and allowed four hits against a St. Louis offense that came in tied for the National League lead in runs scored.

Missouri’s Uldal finishes fifth in NCAA decathlon

Missouri decathlete Hans Uldal’s finish did not represent his second day as a whole, but he managed to land a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

Uldal fell twice as his legs buckled on the homestretch during the final event, the 1,500 meters, but he dragged himself across the finish line. He finished with 7,661 points and led four Tiger All-Americans.

Hagan tests golfers

He has conquered junior high and is moving on to high school but not before he meets the upperclassmen of the golfing community in Columbia.

Nick Wilson, 14, is the youngest player in the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship that starts Saturday. He will face such Francis Hagan veterans as Tim Rooney, Joe Bellmer and David McDonald.

MU’s Stockard 11th in heptathlon

Missouri’s Jessica Stockard finished 11th in the heptathlon Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. Stockard, a sophomore scored 5,257 points.

On Thursday, she finished fourth in the 200 meters in 24.70 and sixth in the 800 meters in 2:20.35. She was 12th in the long jump and 26th in the javelin throw.

Cardinals slam Cubs

CHICAGO — A grand slam, a bunch of runs and some tight pitches that caused a bench-clearing fracas.

St. Louis’ 12-4 victory Wednesday was just another day in the old, heated rivalry between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.

Jones inquiry continues

Although Marion Jones was not among four athletes to receive letters of possible drug violations, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency isn’t done with her.

The sweeping drug scandal, which has taken down four top track athletes, threatens to bar several more, and the sport’s biggest star, Jones, remains under investigation.

Mavericks defeat Grizzlies for third victory

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks routed the Gateway Grizzlies 10-3 on Wednesday in Sauget, Ill.

The Mavericks (3-16) scored in the first five innings to build 6-3 lead and had five consecutive hits in a four-run seventh. The Mavericks outhit the Grizzlies 14-8.

Final title shot for Strickland

Missouri senior Janae Strickland is no stranger to success. It runs in the family.

Strickland’s mom, Lorinda Strickland, is former track star and Missouri record holder, setting the long jump record of 20 feet, 11 ½ inches in 1985 as Lorinda Richardson.

Mavs’ rally falters

The hitting started too late for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks on Tuesday.

As a result, the Springfield-Ozark Ducks defeated the Mavericks 10-5 at Taylor Stadium. The Mavericks also lost the series 2-1. The Mavericks scored their first run in the eighth inning, when they trailed 9-0.