Wentz eager for thrills of racing in whitewater

Emilee Wentz loves to slice through fast-running rivers in her kayak.

Triple threat

When Sarah Zigler, a senior on the Missouri gymnastics team, transferred from Arizona State her sophomore year, she didn’t have a scholarship, didn’t know anyone on the team and was competing in only one event — the uneven bars.

Eye on the goals

The goals the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team shoots at may be small, but the goals the players shoot for are most definitely not.

Track and field coach honored

On Tuesday, during a weekly team “mind-set” meeting, Missouri head track and field head coach Dr. Rick McGuire was presented with the Mick Deaver Memorial Award.

William Woods sweeps Cougars

The Columbia College softball team was one out away from beating No. 9 William Woods on Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader at Cougars Softball Field.

UM System on Snyder report: No comment

The University of Missouri System will have nothing to say today or in the immediate future about a report on the departure of MU men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder. That includes MU and its athletic department, according to a statement this morning from the system.

Investigators release report, speak publicly

Independent investigators Jean Paul Bradshaw and Dalton Wright spoke with the media for nearly an hour Thursday about their findings.

Athletic director says high school turf was chosen for practical reasons

A losing bidder in Monday’s deal to lay artificial turf on football fields at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools issued a complaint the next day to the Columbia Board of Education.

Review of Snyder departure finished

More than a month after Quin Snyder resigned, and as a search for his replacement continues, the results of the second investigation into the circumstances surrounding his departure will be released today.

Preparation key to Missouri win

As part of their warmup, most members of the Missouri softball team take part in the “tip drill.” The drill consists of one player hitting the ball softly at a group of her teammates, with the goal being to keep the ball in the air by tipping it from player to player. But two Tigers, sophomores Amanda Renth and Amy Henke, weren’t enamored with the drill. So, instead, they decided to throw around a football in front of their dugout.

Tigers look to make top 10

Unlike its press conference before the Big 12 Conference wrestling tournament two weeks ago, there was no laughing, no tie-dye shirts and even junior Ben Askren behaved himself at the Missouri wrestling team’s NCAA championship press day.

Former foes now teammates

For three years, Samantha Frevert and Melissa White mainly saw each other in the opposing dugouts of the Rock Bridge vs. Hickman softball games. Now, the two share the same dugout at William Woods University.

Cougars ready for first round

Prior to the Columbia College men’s basketball team’s home games, fans and media are handed an 8 1/2-by-11 inch poster that doubles as a program. The poster, while informative, only has two pages of information and statistics. For the NAIA national tournament, however, Columbia College’s media relations department released an 86-page media guide, complete with pictures and recaps of every game this season.

Report: Link, Alden accounts differ

In a report released this morning, Gary Link says he believes he was instructed by Athletic Director Mike Alden to inform MU basketball coach Quin Snyder on Feb. 8 that he would not be retained at the conclusion of the 2005-06 season, according to Dalton Wright, one of two independent investigators charged with examining the events leading up to Snyder’s departure.

Luellen sidelined with torn ACL

Luellen injured his left knee in a blocking drill after getting his cleat stuck in the Faurot Field turf Saturday. After practice, Missouri coaches said the injury was only a sprain.

Kewpie changeup

As the shadows began to stretch across the field, Casey McIntosh was in his element.

MU track prospers at indoor nationals

Five Missouri athletes traveled to Fayetteville, Ark., to participate in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend. In a collegiate meet that was intense enough to rival the IAAF World Indoor Championships that took place in Moscow at the same time, four Tigers returned with All-American honors.

Bruins trio hopes to win district

Rock Bridge baseball players Keith Briedwell, Kyle Lasley and Scott Thompson have spent their whole lives trying to beat each other. Now the three are trying to do what no Rock Bridge baseball team has done since the three have been playing for the Bruins: win the district tournament.

Shall we dance?

It took less than a second to go from silence to March Madness.

Rugrats give Tigers trouble in opener

Two fast breaks distinguished the boys from the women when the MU soccer team fell 3-1 to the Sysmex Rugrats, a local Under-15 select club Monday night. The match at Walton Stadium was the Tigers’ spring season opener.