Rodriguez earning keep

ST. LOUIS — Injuries gave John Rodriguez his first big break in the major leagues. A lofty .417 average is helping him carve out a more permanent niche.

Bruins show intensity

The Rock Bridge girl’s soccer team went into Monday night’s game against Smith-Cotton with direct orders to focus on their play.

New coach approves Rams’ rookies

ST. LOUIS — Except for maybe some conditioning issues, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan found a lot to be pleased about with the team’s latest crop of rookies.

Rock Bridge knows what it’s up against

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team will have to defeat some familiar opponents if it wants to make it out of its district this year.

Extra Points

Missouri’s Amanda Bales won the women’s 1500-meter run at the Big 12 Conference Track and Field Championships completed Sunday in Waco, Texas. Bales’ 4 minutes, 21.21 seconds beat Baylor’s Erin Bedell by :0.8.

Cards look klutzy

ST. LOUIS — Another stingy start by Chris Carpenter got wasted by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Bruins serve up district win

As a team, Rock Bridge dominated the Class 2 District 5 tennis tournament Saturday, winning the title by a cushy margin.

Finding his fit

Rod Williams is often the first Hickman baseball player at the practice field after school.

Rock Bridge gets long awaited sweep

It was a first for the players on the Rock Bridge baseball team.

Extra points

The Missouri softball team was eliminated in the Big 12 Conference Championships on Friday in Oklahoma City, falling 4-0 to No. 20 Oklahoma. Sophomore Kathy Masterson had a pinch-hit double for Missouri’s only extra base hit.

Rolling revival

The Black Angels, white wings on their butts, make their Roller Derby debut wielding pink stuffed animals staked on sticks and swords. The Pink Vixens followed, skating in dizzying

Big 12 crowns in Tigers’ reach

This weekend marks the beginning of the championship season for Missouri track and field. Today through Sunday, the Tigers will face big competition at the aptly named Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Baylor’s Hart-Patterson Track & Field Complex.

Haas ropes steer, outfield position

Jon Haas has a versatile arm.

Extra Points

After winning its first two games of the Big 12 Conference Championships, the Missouri softball team lost Thursday to Kansas.

Top defender out for Kewps’ playoff push

If the Hickman lacrosse team wants to make it to postseason play, it will have to do it without its strongest leader.

Wavro up for the challenge

The top golfer on the Missouri women’s team, junior Stephanie Wavro, became a golfer on her eighth birthday. Her father, Steve Wavro gave her a set of clubs and “was basically like, ‘Here, you play golf now,’” Stephanie Wavro said.

Rock Bridge quietly gets victory

The green grass of the outfield contrasts with the red dirt of the infield. The smell of hot dogs rides the crisp spring breeze that blows through the bleachers at the Rock Bridge baseball field. The ring of aluminum bats breaks through country music played over a scratchy loud-speaker and on Wednesday evening, the constant cheering of the visitors’ dugout joined the sights and sounds of the ballpark.

Tigers’ thrower setting records

One year’s worth of progress can be astounding. For Jason Morris, a year of training has made a world of difference.

Tigers advance with two wins

The Missouri softball team beat Texas Tech and Nebraska Wednesday at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bruins look for rare series sweep

The Rock Bridge baseball team had no idea how big the win against Hickman on April 14 would be until district seeding came back last Saturday and they had the No. 3 seed, leaving the Kewpies at No. 4.