Mistakes render offense ordinary

Missouri’s offense isn’t this bad. Really.

Bruins wrestler starts career

In a couple of weeks, when Rock Bridge freshman wrestler Pete Schermer wakes up and looks in the mirror, the hair that now flops around his head whenever he moves and curls and twists in a myriad of directions, will be gone.

Cougars rest easy in first-round win

When your sport requires you to ram your knees into the ground to dig a ball, force every muscle of your body into a spike and make quick moves with your feet to react to another team’s play, it can certainly start to wear on you. Especially when your team is 34 matches into its season.

Owner big influence on Edwards

He’s still in it. Columbia native Carl Edwards is making a charge in the Chase for the Nextel Cup after finishing first at the Dickies 500 in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.

Young’s project

If being a senior leader, partially responsible for developing younger players, builds added pressure, center Kevin Young is letting the lid off.

Sounds of wrecking ball replace cheers at Busch

ST. LOUIS — With a resounding thud, a wrecking ball smashed into the southwest side of Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon to make room for a new ballpark, while St. Louis Cardinals fans reminisced about slugger Mark McGwire knocking home runs out of the park or left fielder Lou Brock stealing bases.

Texas-sized victory

FORT WORTH, Texas — Carl Edwards gambled on a late pit stop for tires, charged from sixth to first in 11 laps and won for the second straight week.

Tigers’ bowl hopes slipping away after two straight losses

Three weeks ago, the talk surrounding the Missouri football team centered on which bowl the streaking Tigers would be attending at the conclusion of the season.

Vermeil’s gamble pays off for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Dick Vermeil was going to be the biggest fool or the shrewdest gambler in the NFL.

Big mistakes cost Mizzou big victory

BOULDER, Colo. — Missouri was playing No. 25 Colorado toe-to-toe.

Tiger players question referees’ penalties

BOULDER, Colo. — The Buffaloes trampled the Tigers. Missouri trailed the entire game, and Colorado out-ran, out-passed, out-kicked and out-coached them.

Unexpected all-state finish thrills Kewpies’ Foss

As Kendall Foss made her way through the chute at the finish line, a smile slowly crept across her face.

Florence won’t let injury keep him from playing

Six weeks before Friday’s victory over Jefferson City, Hickman senior Ryan Florence hobbled off Hickman Field with the help of two teammates after breaking the fibula bone in his right leg in a victory against Blue Springs.

Ralphie’s rocky road

Forget everything you think you know about underdogs.

No Blood, No Foul

When John Gilbert races down the court, his muscular arms wheel his chair so fast, the spokes in the wheels blur.

Rock Bridge rolls over Fort Zumwalt

Led by tight end Aron White’s school-record four touchdown receptions, Rock Bridge rolled to a 42-7 victory at Fort Zumwalt West in its final regular season game.

Still within reach

The season is ruined. It can’t be salvaged. Fire Gary Pinkel. Bench Brad Smith. And then maybe, maybe, Missouri will have a chance to transform itself into a winning program. Those seemed to be the feelings, fueled by countless barroom discussions, spreading through Columbia on Saturday night, after Missouri’s 13-3 loss to Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

One bad break sends Kewpies home for year

JEFFERSON CITY — Going into Thursday’s Class 3 District 10 soccer game, both Hickman and Jefferson City knew it would be a hard-fought defensive battle that could come down to one play.

Edwards’ success in Atlanta lets him dream big

He doesn’t claim to see the future, but Carl Edwards knows it’s possible.

Blitzes won’t stop Smith

A blitz can be a scary thing for a quarterback.