Hickman’s pride shows through loss

The Hickman baseball team’s five graduating seniors took a knee in left field to listen to their coach after their 13-4 loss to Fort Zumwalt South in Class 4 sectionals Thursday at Hickman.

Tough road ends for Kewps

The bleachers at Soccer Park in Jefferson City have been through a lot. Bright red paint chips off the weathered wood with every step, and the boards have become so wobbly that at the slightest movement fans reach for their food containers and chase their water bottles below their seats. But the bleachers still stand along a stretch of the soccer field, supporting screaming fans, win or lose. Despite rough conditions, the stands continue to do their job.

Bruins second at state meet

Rock Bridge was satisfied with its second-place finish Thursday in the Class 2 boys’ tennis state championship. The day featured some of the Bruins most competitive tennis.

Kewps stay focused on state meet

While most of the students at Hickman are focused on getting through their last day of finals today, eight members of the track team are on their way to Jefferson City to compete in the state track meet.

Rock Bridge hopes to see improved performance

After a seventh-place finish in last year’s state meet, the Rock Bridge track and field team has set its sights a little higher for this weekend’s state meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Chance to defend title thrills Kewpies

It’s a sunny day on the verge of summer and Hickman students have just been dismissed from school. While most are leaving campus with their car windows down and music blasting, a group of young men wearing purple and white uniforms assemble on Hickman’s baseball field.

Target shooting loaded with camaraderie

Action pistol shooters are a unique group. National Rifle Association Press Chief Joe Roberts, 60, who has been involved in the sport since 1954 drew artistic parallels.

Undefeated Rock Bridge relaxed for semifinals

Rock Bridge players began wandering onto Bethel Park’s tennis courts well before their last practice before today’s state semifinal match against Rockhurst.

Cards pitchers a big hit

SAN FRANCISCO — Three Cardinals pitchers fell a single short of the cycle.

MU coach must leave UAB slogan to Blazers

First came “40 Minutes of Hell.” Then “The Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball.” Now it’s cease and desist.

Royals’ losing streak hits 12

KANSAS CITY — Detroit manager Jim Leyland gave his own version of a commencement speech to Jeremy Bonderman on Wednesday night.

Pujols still on HR roll

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds spent a third day stuck at 714 and watched Albert Pujols hit his 23rd homer of the season.

Royals lose 11th straight, again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Curtis Granderson’s double keyed a four-run eighth inning Tuesday night and lifted Detroit past Kansas City 8-5, the Royals’ 11th straight loss.

Shooters gather in Hallsville

For Helen Jeavons, the sport of Action Pistol Shooting is not about winning and losing. It’s about how she shoots her highly specialized, Italian-made Tanfoglio 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

Horse mending at MU

After Barbaro’s surgery, the numbers seemed fantastic. Five hours, 23 screws and one plate later, the 3-year-old colt awoke on a raft in a pool and was later moved to a recovery facility. But to veterinarians at MU, this type of surgery is nothing new.

Barbaro’s recovery under way

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Barbaro was on his feet Monday in his 12-by-12 stall, and that’s where he’ll be for the next few days, the next few weeks and probably the next few months.

Eckstein rests after 43 straight games

ST. LOUIS — David Eckstein got his first day off on Sunday, not because he needed one but because the St. Louis Cardinals know they need him for the long haul.

Regular season ends on high note

Television crews interviewed players and coach Tim Jamieson, and later point-and-shoot cameras replaced the heavy video cameras.

Barbaro back on feet

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Barbaro underwent more than five hours of surgery Sunday to repair rear leg bones he’d broken in the Preakness, calmly awoke from anesthesia and “practically jogged back to his stall” for something to eat.

Pujols swats 22nd home run as Cards sweep Royals

KANSAS CITY — When Albert Pujols is at the plate, there is no such thing as wasting a pitch.