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Expectations high for District 5 meet

If history is any indicator of future performance, then Saturday’s Class 4 District 5 cross country meet will likely deliver rewards for Hickman and Rock Bridge.

Hickman seniors Tim Cornell and Brianne Gallagher and Rock Bridge’s record-breaking boys team have had standout seasons this year.

Bruins edge Kewps

Once again, Rock Bridge’s defense was just a little better than Hickman’s.

The Bruins beat the Kewpies 1-0 on Thursday night at Cosmopolitan Park. It was their second shutout of Hickman this season.

Woods runs with start

When Damien Nash didn’t start against No. 8 Texas on Saturday, Missouri football fans might have worried about a drop off at the tailback position.

Redshirt freshman Marcus Woods calmed those fears with his best performance of the season. After a shaky start to the season, Woods gained 53 yards on 16 carries in the 28-20 loss at Texas and appeared more comfortable with the ball.

Columbia fans give Cardinals good cheer, good chances

Amidst a throng of cheering Cardinals fans at Campus Bar and Grill, on the corner of Ninth and Elm streets, Ryan Lynch, 21, had no choice but to take off his Houston Astros hat following the St. Louis Cardinals’ victory Wednesday.

Lynch, a Chicago native, was the main antagonist cheering wildly for every play that went the Astros’ way.

Coach’s work lifts Bruins

A light mist begins to fall, with a brisk wind tapping at the

coach’s back. The elements penetrate his sweatshirt but his psyche holds determined.

Cards blast by Astros

Jim Edmonds skipped around the bases, jumping into a cluster of St. Louis Cardinals waiting for him at home plate.

Now, waiting for all of them is Roger Clemens in an all-or-nothing Game 7.

Tigers too many for Raiders

Texas Tech’s volleyball team has two good offensive players but Wednesday night, the Red Raiders faced a Missouri team that has many.

The Tigers beat Texas Tech at Hearnes Center 30-20, 30-15, 26-30, 30-20 with four players in double figures in kills. The Red Raiders had two players combine for 37 kills but no other player had more than four.

Schilling, Sox force Game 7

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Gritting his teeth and grimacing throughout, Curt Schilling willed away the pain in his right ankle and the Boston Red Sox got the benefit of two reversed calls to move within one win of the most shocking comeback in baseball postseason history.

Garner tabs Munro for Game 6

ST. LOUIS — Roger Clemens can relax. For now, Pete Munro is the Houston Astros’ pick to pitch them into the World Series.

Simpson helps MU mature into elite defense

After Missouri’s 28-20 loss at Texas on Saturday, there wasn’t a Tiger angrier than Jason Simpson.

Despite leading the Tigers with five solo tackles and a forced fumble, Simpson, a junior safety, dwelled on the fact that the Tigers failed to recover more than one of the four fumbles they forced. If the Tigers had recovered some or all of those, it could have been a different outcome, he said.

SOCCER: Bruins return to form after layoff

The Bruins haven’t forgotten how to win.

After a 10-day absence from soccer competition, a 7-0 win against Marshall at Cosmopolitan Park proved that Tuesday night.

SOCCER: Scoring slump has Hickman reeling

The Kewpies are on a losing streak at the worst possible time.

The Helias Crusaders beat Hickman 1-0 at Hickman Stadium on Tuesday night. Eddie Mulholland’s header provided the lone goal, in the 17th minute.

VOLLEYBALL: Williams exploits defense’s weakness

Kendra Williams might not have been looking for holes in the California defense, but she found them anyway.

Williams had a season-high 10 kills in the Hickman’s 25-12, 25-16 victory against the Pintos at Hickman as the Kewpies improved to 19-8-2.

Strubinger leads MU to fourth place

Missouri placed fourth in the Lady Razorback Invitational with a team total of 921 on Tuesday.

Kelli Strubinger gave her best performance of the season, finishing with a 2-under par 70 in the final round of the tournament.

Scandal drags on for Tiger faithful

Much has changed for the Missouri men’s basketball team since this time last year.

Gone are four lettermen and Final Four expectations.

Duel a dud for St. Louis

HOUSTON — Only when Brandon Backe and Woody Williams were done did the hitters have any chance.

That’s when Jeff Kent stepped up and put the Houston Astros only one win away from the World Series.

Missouri’s defense meeting expectations

Keeping the No. 8 team in the nation below all its season averages on offense is one way to prove you are a legitimate defense.

That is what the Missouri defense did against Texas on Saturday, holding the No. 16 offense in the nation to 299 yards of offense in the 28-20 loss. That total was well below the Longhorns’ season average of 442.2 yards.

Friendship forgotten at kickoff

No. 2 Oklahoma is challenging for a national championship.

Kansas is competing to earn a bowl berth.

Tigers cope with tough road loss

AUSTIN, Texas -- One season after failing to win a Big 12 Conference road game, Missouri had its chance to win its second in a row and take the next step toward becoming a high level football team.

No. 8 Texas made enough plays to hold off the Tigers, though, winning 28-20 on Saturday.

Overpowered

HOUSTON — Julian Tavarez must have forgotten about Carlos Beltran when he said the St. Louis Cardinals didn’t think the Houston Astros were so special.

Beltran struck again Sunday, hitting a home run in a record fifth straight postseason game and lifting the Astros against Cardinals 6-5 to even the NL championship series at 2.

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