For a while it looked like the Mid-Missouri Mavericks were going to let another one slip away.
After making it interesting in the end, the Mavericks held on and defeated the Gateway Grizzlies 7-6 on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.
SEDALIA — It is heartbreaking enough to lose one championship game. Columbia Post 202 lost two of them.
The Blue Springs A’s foiled Post 202’s two chances to win the American Legion state championship, winning 11-6 and 11-10 on Saturday at Liberty Park.
Last August, 52 triathletes from Columbia Multisport Club confidently went to Boulder, Colo., to compete in the USA Triathlon National Club Championship. They were so confident that they brought T-shirts and a banner declaring them national champions.
It was their first year at the competition, and they won Division I.
The Columbia All-Stars were eliminated Friday in the semifinals of Little League Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old Midwest Regional, losing for the second time to Iowa 5-4.
Columbia manager Mark Pfeiffer said he was pleased with his team’s performance despite the loss.
The University of Missouri issued a public letter of reprimand to men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder, addressed July 28.
The letter was one of the self-imposed penalties that came as a result of MU’s July 1 response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.
ST. LOUIS — Larry Walker is 1-0 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and he played a supporting role in the victory with his new team.
Rookie Yadier Molina, batting with the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Walker, blooped a single to center with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday for a 2-1 victory against the New York Mets.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks paid for an early miscue Saturday night against the Gateway Grizzlies.
The Mavericks lost 2-1 at Taylor Stadium.
Columbia native Blake Blase is the only player on the Mid-Missouri Mavericks from Missouri.
Blase could be another hometown boy playing for a local team, but his playing has made him stand out.
SEDALIA — Columbia Post 202’s offense was dominant Thursday.
Post 202 overpowered McDonald County Post 392 in its first game of the American Legion State Championships, earning a 13-6 victory at Liberty Park Stadium in Sedalia.
The Columbia All-Stars kept their dreams alive Thursday at Little League Baseball’s 11-and-12 year-old Midwest Regional in Indianapolis.
Columbia, the Missouri champions, defeated Minnesota 8-1. Minnesota was 3-0 in the tournament, but Columbia (2-2) needed the victory to advance into the semifinals after losing 8-3 to Iowa on Wednesday night.
Driving on Providence south of Stadium it’s easy to see that Reactor Field is changing.
The open area between Taylor Stadium and the Green Tennis Center will no longer be available for football tailgating or recreational sports.
Columbia Post 202 doesn’t want to overanalyze. That would take the fun out of its 10-game winning streak.
“It’s been a great wave so far,” coach Jim Dapkus said. “We just want to keep the wave going as far as we can and not try to figure out what’s happening.”
ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols hit a home run leading off the ninth inning, and John Mabry was 4-for-4 with four RBIs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals against the Montreal Expos 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Pujols hit his 31st home run of the season, a drive off Chad Cordero (3-2), that capped the Cardinals’ comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
MACOMB, Ill. — Defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy would have rather learned on the job his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams, the way he did throughout his college career.
Last year’s No. 1 pick played so little last season, he felt like he was barely on the team.
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Priest Holmes sat out Tuesday’s practice with a hip problem. Those two words, “hip problem,” would have spread panic through the Kansas City Chiefs camp a year ago.
This year, though, nobody is sweating. Holmes, a three-time All-Pro running back, is more than a year removed from the surgery on his right hip that many feared could end his career.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jose Contreras won his debut for the Chicago White Sox, and Paul Konerko hit a grand slam to tie for the AL home run lead in an 12-4 rout of Kansas City on Tuesday night.
Contreras (9-5), obtained from the New York Yankees on Saturday for slumping All-Star Esteban Loaiza, was given a 7-0 lead by the fifth inning and left after the sixth, when Chicago extended its lead to 10-4 on Aaron Rowand’s three-run home run. Contreras gave up four runs, two earned, and five hits in six innings, striking out three and walking one.
KANSAS CITY — The playoff aspirations are gone. The pitching rotation is still a mess. A triple-digit loss column is not out of the question.
The Kansas City Royals, though, can still play some decent baseball — every once in a while. By doing that, or at least trying to, they could manage to salvage a little self-respect from a promising year gone wrong.
Kansas City voters on Tuesday supported fee increases to fund an arena that city leaders say will help spark revitalization of the city’s downtown.
With 74 percent of the precincts reporting, 58 percent of the voters approved a proposal to increase hotel fees by up to $1.50 a day and car rental fees by up to $4 a day. Those fees would allow the city to issue $170 million in bonds to pay for the $225 million to $250 million arena.
Laughter replaced silence on the Country Club of Missouri greens on Monday at the 14th annual Stan Utley-Rainbow House Golf Classic.
“Feel it in your feet, feel it in your feet,” Kelley Gibson said. “That’s what my pro always told me, and that’s why I’ve never been in the top 100 of putting.”
The Columbia All-Stars lost their first game in Little League Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old Midwest Regional Tournament on Monday in Indianapolis.
Columbia, the Missouri state champions, fell to South Dakota 9-0.