Road-weary Royals lose fifth straight

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.

Tigers defeat Bears by taking early lead

Missouri beat Missouri State 2-1 on Tuesday. Senior pitcher Travis Wendte took the win and senior outfielder Zane Taylor led MU with two hits and one RBI.

Chick digs quality pitching

A red crate half-full of baseballs sits in the bullpen.

Year later, Kewpies bring back old coach

Hickman hired a familiar face to fill its girls’ basketball coaching vacancy.

Kelly’s goals extend streak

Despite gloomy conditions Monday night, there was plenty for the Rock Bridge girls soccer team to be happy about. The night started with a spirited celebration of the team’s seniors and ended with a 2-0 victory.

Tigers hit stride at Drake Relays

Despite the bleak weather conditions across the Midwest last weekend, Missouri track and field managed to shine at the 97th annual Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kewpies’ exhibit depth in sweep

To day’s rematch against Rock Bridge loomed on Hickman’s schedule. It is a match that most of the Kewpies think they can take this time around, after dropping the first one 6-3 in early April.

Smith looking ahead to NFL career

Sitting around his Youngstown, Ohio home on Saturday afternoon, Brad Smith waited for the call.

No doubt, Palmer set to earn roster spot with St. Louis

Even though 242 players had been drafted before him, Tony Palmer had no doubts.

Priday saves the day for Tigers

Several key offensive plays were all the Missouri baseball team needed to beat Baylor on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Minner’s hits get Tigers even

Micaela Minner got her revenge.

Bruins hope to keep unbeaten streak alive

The Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team is finally starting to play like coach Marc VanDover has wanted them to all season.

Rock Bridge fails to capitalize in sloppy, penalty-filled game

The beauty of lacrosse lies in finesse. The intricate game has players weaving in and out, playing with symphonic synchronization. The ball zips from net to net, always in constant motion.

Edwards rises in Busch standings

Carl Edwards finished 10th in Saturday’s Busch Series race. Martin Truex Jr. won the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Edwards, a Columbia native, moved into third in the Busch point standings with the finish, 372 behind leader Kevin Harvick.

Scherzer family gives MU fan support

Rain or shine, the Scherzer family drives from St. Louis to watch the Missouri baseball team’s home games.

Extra points

Micaela Minner seems to be a friendly person.

Rainbow Connection

Dan Vestal has been umpiring slow-pitch softball for 15 years, four of which have been behind the plates at Cosmopolitan Park.

Hickman 10, Owensville 4

The Hickman baseball team defeated Owensville 10-4 on Friday night in the Sells Development/Red Weir Classic Tournament.

Fair play stressed in steroid talk

Thomas Murray says the most valuable attributes in sports are natural talent and the way in which an athlete works to perfect that talent. Steroid use undermines the spirit of sports and disrupts the beauty of hard work and natural ability, Murray said in a Thursday lecture at MU.

New beginning

A lone temporary tent was erected on the north concourse of Memorial Stadium in mid-April for an autograph session before the Black and Gold game. Brad Smith, Missouri’s star quarterback over the past four years, was making his last public appearance before this weekend’s NFL draft.