The bleachers were overflowing and fences along both sides of the Rock Bridge baseball field were lined with people on Thursday night for the Bruins game against rival Hickman. The Hickman purple and Rock Bridge green blended together in the stands as old friends talked.
Joe Neal was struggling. The Rock Bridge sophomore found the front nine at Lake of the Woods golf course difficult in Thursday’s match, and mistakes hampered his play.
Although the Audrey Walton Combined Events Carnival is a relatively new event, it has quickly gained international recognition and attracted several world class athletes. With its underlying mission of promoting equality in track and field, that’s not surprising.
Ken Ash was hired as the new boy’s basketball coach for Hickman High School on Friday.
After four straight state semifinals appearances, the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team is often the favorite during regular season matches. But on Friday, the Bruins found themselves in the position of underdog for the first time this season.
On the last play of the Missouri softball team’s 4-0 win over Kansas on Wednesday at University Field, Jayhawks pinch hitter Ashley Goodrich tapped a ground ball between home plate and the pitcher’s circle. Missouri pitcher Jen Bruck rushed off the mound and grabbed the ball with her right hand, then tossed it over to first. The throw, though a little soft, got Goodrich at first to end the game.
When the Hickman baseball team takes the field a familiar name appears on the lineup at catcher: Steponovich. Only now, Bart Steponovich has taken the place of his older brother, Nick Steponovich.
The question on the minds of fans of the Rock Bridge baseball team is whether or not the Bruins finally have the team to beat Hickman, which has been seemingly unstoppable in recent years.
Zane Taylor’s 200th hit came as a surprise.
Stephanie Stowe and her bat proved to be crucial for the Columbia College softball team in a doubleheader sweep of Culver-Stockton College on Wednesday. However, Stowe and her bat almost didn’t get the chance.
Goals come easily to Jake Tillitt. At least, he makes them look easy.
Running back Tony Temple hasn’t enjoyed watching Missouri’s spring practices.
After James Boone signed a professional baseball contract, he took a shopping trip looking for some flashy merchandise.
Hickman senior Kelsey McClure has sports in her blood. And it shows on the field. McClure leads the Kewpies’ girls soccer team in scoring with nine goals in as many games, matching her total from last year.
Fabiola Lopez has become accustomed to watching her son, Daniel, play varsity tennis for Rock Bridge. Now a senior, he’s been a regular in the singles lineup since last season.
“Canada” and “Mizzou” glowed side by side on the Walton Soccer Stadium scoreboard for the first time when the Canadian national team beat Missouri 2-0.
The music that was blaring over the loud speakers at the end of the Columbia College’s softball games against Harris-Stowe State University Tuesday said it all — “Celebrate good times, come on!”
ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take Brian Haines but a split-second to pinpoint what he noticed first. The brick, red of course, that made up many of the pillars, archways and the façade of new Busch Stadium.
There is renewed optimism in the Rock Bridge baseball community. It has come from a group of six juniors taking over starting rolls for the Bruins.
Nothing is better than a warm, spring afternoon, softball and Shakey’s Frozen Custard. But for the Columbia College softball team, something is better: a 15-game winning streak.