Tiger wins cross country award

Senior Tim Ross won his first Big 12 Conference Runner of the Week award Tuesday. Ross won the Missouri Cross Country Challenge on Saturday for the second straight year and third time in his career.

Bruins beat Jeff City

The Bruins beat Jefferson City 8-1 Tuesday. Jefferson City’s only win came at No. 1 singles, where Shelby Penno defeated Karla Kruse 6-3, 3-6 (11-9). The other five singles matches all ended in the Bruins’ favor. Kruse bounced back in doubles for the Bruins, as she teamed up with Ashley Miles to beat Penno and Rachel Hazelwood 8-1. Rock Bridge swept the doubles matches.

Seniors close in on records

Missouri volleyball seniors Lisa Boyd, Shen Danru, and Lindsey Hunter have been climbing the Missouri record book for the past three seasons. This season they will likely reach the top. Shen, Hunter, and Boyd have led the team to three consecutive NCAA tournaments, a No. 10 national ranking, and could break as many as eight career records.

Tigers’ golfers place third at invite

The Missouri women’s golf team finished third at the Badger Invitational at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. on Monday, shooting a three-round total of 898.

Backup Bruins show they can win

Ben Loeb saw the future play out before his eyes on Monday. He was impressed with what he saw.

Baskett catches

There they were, the passer and the catcher, side by side on the New Mexico bench in the summer heat locked in a tight contest against Missouri, and wide receiver Hank Baskett had just one message for his quarterback: “I’m getting open every time,” Baskett said according to quarterback Kole McKamey. “Just throw me the ball.” “I’ve got all the confidence in the world in Hank,” said McKamey, minutes after Saturday’s 45-35 win against Missouri. “So when he tells me to do something like that, I’m going to do it.”

Golfing Tigers tie for third

The Tigers are tied for third place at the end of the first day of the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wis. Missouri shot a 292 in the first round and a 307 in the second to knot with New Mexico State. The Tigers trail leader Purdue by 17 strokes. In the season-opening competition, the Tigers’ Madde Augustsson, Denise Munzlinger and Stephanie Wavro are in the top 10. Augusston’s two-round total of 146 puts her in fourth place, six strokes behind the tournament leader. As a team, The tournament concludes today with the final 18-hole round.

Four wins in a row for Tigers

The Missouri women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to four games with a 5-0 victory against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday in Iowa City. Missouri outshot Iowa 20-8, with two shots by Amber Swinehart finding the back of the net to lead the Tigers offense. Jennifer Nobis picked up four points in the game with a goal and two assists and freshman Ashley Hamblin scored her first collegiate goal. The Tigers next play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when they host North Dakota State undefined

LOBO Loss a letdown

Brad Smith made big play after big play but rendered them moot with a critical mistake late in the game in Missouri’s 45-35 loss to New Mexico on Saturday night. Smith passed for 248 yards and a touchdown and ran for 165 yards and three more touchdowns to became Missouri’s all-time leading passer and rusher. But the Tigers lost their home opener to the Lobos in front of 50,701 fans at Faurot Field.

Familiar MU breakdowns surface

This couldn’t have come as a surprise. Not to the 50,701 Missouri fans in attendance, with memories wrapped tightly around last season’s late-game breakdowns that sent Missouri spiraling to a 5-6 disappointment.

A different situation for Kewps

Hickman football coach Gregg Nesbitt has a routine. The day after a game, he awakes in darkness and gets to school by 5 a.m. to review game film. Last season, most Saturdays also included spending the day reflecting on wins. Both habits were broken Saturday, when Nesbitt and his family woke up in a Kansas City motel after Friday’s loss. He wanted to reduce the driving time to Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., where his oldest son was playing for Central Missouri State’s football team against the Ichabods.

MU trio finishes on top together

Missouri senior Tim Ross officially won his third Missouri Cross Country Challenge, becoming only the second Tiger runner to do so. But he wasn’t thinking about his accomplishment after the race. Ross, redshirt freshman Michael Barrows, and senior Matt Noonan ran Saturday’s race at A.L. Gustin Golf Course side-by-side and crossed the finish line together, placing 1-2-3.

Bruins senior a hit at the net

It was only the first point of Game 2. Lindsey McDaniel stared her spike down all the way to the ground with such an intense look that no one on Tipton dared to move, much less try and dig the ball.

Bruins, Kewpies runners deal with heat

For many of the high school runners at Saturday’s Missouri Cross Country Challenge, the heat was the biggest competition With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, attention from the trainers in the medical tent was in high demand. Some runners sat under the tent with ice bags on their necks, unable to control their breathing. Others laid on the ground as their muscles tightened. Some runners passed out and others got sick.

Barretta shooting to win

Jennifer Barretta does not take losing lightly. After losing to her boyfriend in pool more than seven years ago, Barretta took lessons to ensure that would never happen again.

Hickman's Thompson is in the driver's seat

Hickman tennis player Ashley Thompson had more than one reason to smile as she walked off the court on Friday. “Not many people can say they had an overall good day like me,” she said.

Kewpies end 11-game streak

The Hickman football team's 11-game win streak was halted Friday, as No. 1-ranked Rockhurst used an impenetrable defense to defeat the visiting Kewpies, 37-6. The Kewps (1-1) got their only score on a second-half punt return by Cortez Thompson. undefined

Missouri enjoys its play day

Every healthy member of the Missouri soccer team got a chance to play in Thursday’s win against Arkansas State. In the 7-0 victory, six different players scored.

Gerau gives all for Rock Bridge

Junior Brandon Gerau won’t be found on the sidelines at tonight’s Rock Bridge football game. Gerau almost never leaves the field, playing in every aspect of the game for the Bruins: wide receiver, defensive back, place-kicker, punter and punt returner. Although this is Gerau’s second season on varsity, it is his first as the team’s full-time place-kicker and punter. Last season, Gerau filled in for all-state place-kicker Tanner Mills when Mills had soccer conflicts, about one-third of the games. After Mills graduated, Gerau, the only player left with kicking experience, was designated to full-time duties this season.

Left to the Wolves

When Missouri and New Mexico square off Saturday at Faurot Field, it will be each team’s second game of the season. But in many ways, it will be a first. The 6 p.m. game will be the Tigers’ first home game of the year. It’s the only game they play this season against a team that wasn’t on last year’s schedule. For the Lobos, it’s the first nonconference game of the season, their first game this far east since traveling to North Carolina State in 2001, and they will be looking for their first road win against a Big 12 Conference opponent.