Pig at play

Pig. It’s hard to think of any good associations with the word pig.

Hickman issues a shutout

The reaction on the field following Hickman’s 2-0 win against Jefferson City on Tuesday was split.

Focus of golf team not just the game

It’s a typical Tuesday afternoon for the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team. Thirteen girls surround the first tee at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course, preparing to play a practice round. But rather than a quiet focus, there is laughter and conversation flying every which way. The conversation swings from Homecoming week, to which boys they saw in the hall at school, and finally to a disagreement over what those party whistles are called — it’s actually a kazoo, even though Jane “Pete” Erdel is still convinced it’s called a gazoo.

Lidge can’t cut it against Cards

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols touched up Brad Lidge for another big hit Tuesday night — this time a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over Houston and handed the Astros an agonizing loss.

Respect through rivalry

Hickman soccer coach Jon Strodtman didn’t get off to a good start with Jefferson City coach Eddie Horn.

Wrestling brings Tigers’ Askren brothers together

Brothers are wired for aggression. Their weapons are noogies and charley horses. They call each other names like “goat breath” and “skunk face.” They brawl and maul and then, one day, it ends.

Mizzou basketball schedule released

By the time of Missouri’s Jan. 15 game at Kansas, coach Mike Anderson should know what kind of team he has. If he doesn’t, he should at least know whether his team can play at home.

Decisive win keeps Cougars coach calm

Anyone watching Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington during the Cougars’ match against Harris Stowe on Monday would not have had any idea her team was turning in its most dominating performance of the season.

Bacon gets honors for defense in Tigers’ win

Missouri linebacker Marcus Bacon was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 34-7 victory against Mississippi on Saturday.

Friends play as rivals for crosstown game

Nobody has to convince athletes from Rock Bridge to get excited to play rival Hickman. But for coach Beth Newton and her players, it’s more than just a big game.

Cards don’t like the desert

Tony Clark and Eric Byrnes hit solo home runs in the eighth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-7 victory over St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.

Royals can’t manage road sweep in Boston

BOSTON — In a season that has turned sour for Boston, David Ortiz is giving Red Sox fans something to cheer for.

Federer claims third U.S. Open

There might be one athlete in the world who knows exactly how Roger Federer feels as he dominates his peers and gobbles up Grand Slams, so it was fitting that Tiger Woods was sitting in his guest box Sunday for the U.S. Open final.

Green black and blue

Now it’s Carson Palmer’s turn to return the kindness and reach out to Trent Green.

Trick plays tickle Tigers

Despite the growing evidence, Brad Ekwerekwu doesn’t consider himself a master of trick plays.

MU soccer stays lossless

Missouri soccer coach Bryan Blitz frequently labels his team as physical, aggressive and consistent in the effort they give on the field. But, in regards to Sunday’s contest against Loyola-Chicago, the talent of his team is what helped it inch out a victory.

Wilkins’ foot wins opener for Rams

Jeff Wilkins’ nickname is “Money,” as in money in the bank. Thanks to the St. Louis Rams’ new-look defense, his franchise-record six field goals was just enough of a deposit.

Gamers gather for Madden tournament

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Atlanta Falcons 10-3 on Sunday.

Tigers stifle rebels

Dropping back to pass, Mississippi quarterback Brent Schaeffer looked for an open receiver. The pocket was rapidly collapsing.

Win puts Bruins football team at 2-0

Football fans in Columbia will have to wait two more weeks to see firsthand what people in St. Louis and Springdale, Ark., already know: Rock Bridge is in midseason form.