Guard shoots away slumps

Missouri guard Jason Horton knows the numbers. And shooting 34.6 percent from the floor simply isn’t good enough for a starting point guard. Horton knows that more than anyone.

MU tight ends catch up with hype

When Martin Rucker dropped an uncontested touchdown pass from Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel last week, he took it personally.

Barnett returns to Faurot Field

For Gary Barnett, this week has the same feeling as years past.

Spiezio’s hit brightens Cards’ playoff chances

Before Saturday, Scott Spiezio’s numbers as a pinch-hitter from the left side were just as futile as the St. Louis Cardinals’ record the last few weeks.

Stump the Sandalow

The pasta primavera I had before the show wasn’t sitting well. My tie felt tighter than it ever had. The lights on the set seemed brighter and hotter than before. If I didn’t get this right, I was screwed, and I knew it.

Kewpie's defense shows well

By looking at the scoreboard in Hickman’s 44-6 loss to No. 3 Rockhurst Friday night, it is impossible to see how well the Kewpie defense played.

Looking for first conference win

The Missouri soccer team will attempt to win its first conference game of the season when they take on the Baylor Bears.

Rael Rotich leads Columbia College volleyball

After playing sparingly for the majority of the 2005 Columbia College volleyball season, Rael Rotich is making the most of her starting role in 2006.

Battle on the tennis court

Bethel Park is awfully quiet this Saturday morning. No barking dogs, no laughing children. The only sound audible, save for the distant whirring of twin jet engines overhead, is the soft pop of yellow fuzz on tightened string.

Lives behind Rock Bridge football

Rock Bridge running back Scott Concannon was feeling well enough on Saturday morning to eat a hearty breakfast with seven of his teammates. He devoured his pancakes, hash browns and toast like they were Jefferson City defenders.

Rock Bridge survives first test

Rock Bridge had dominated its previous competition, but Jefferson City was not about to let the Bruins crash its Homecoming celebration.

Buffaloes not extinct yet

When Missouri left Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., on Nov. 5, the team’s body language spoke volumes. Heads were bowed. The Tigers’ confidence was reeling. And there was a sense of urgency to dig deep, and dig fast, in order to salvage at least a bowl game invite.

Freshman forwards enhance MU roster

The play of freshman forwards Kristin Andrighetto and Bree Thornton has given the Missouri soccer team much needed depth this season.

Bundy can’t stay away

For the second straight year, wide receiver Byron Bundy thought about quitting the Hickman football team.

Jays returning to form

First-year Jefferson City coach Ted LePage has rekindled the Jays’ passion for football.

No-show can’t keep Kewpies from barbecue

Saturday was supposed to pit the Hickman soccer team against its most decorated opponent. Instead, the Kewpies will have to settle for barbecue.

Block busted for Bruins

Entering Thursday night’s game against undefeated Helias, the Rock Bridge volleyball team didn’t appear to hold many advantages.

Cynicism normal given Owen’s past

A career spent courting the cameras doesn’t guarantee control of the script.

Pujols’ blast lifts Cards

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals count on Albert Pujols for big hits. His latest blast might have saved their season.

Redman helps Kansas City break skid

MINNEAPOLIS — David DeJesus and Mike Sweeney hit home runs, Mark Redman pitched eight strong innings, and the Kansas City Royals ended an eight-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Minnesota Twins.