Bruins dispatch Kewpies

They gathered for pictures, hugged, chatted and smiled. They did not cry, reminisce or bid farewell.

The Rock Bridge tennis team left the pomp and circumstance for another night, dispatching Hickman 9-0 Tuesday.

MU-KU rivalry given a new name

The war is over, but the showdown has just begun. The nationally recognized rivalry between MU and the University of Kansas, formerly known as the Border War, will now be called the Border Showdown, following discussions between KU, MU and Midwest Ford Dealers.

“We feel that in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, and the ensuing events around the world, it is inappropriate to use the term ‘war’ to describe intercollegiate athletics events,” said KU athletics director Lew Perkins in a release. “We need to be more sensitive to the men and women who defend our country for real.”

Rock Bridge hopes for top soccer seed

Rock Bridge did all it could to earn the top seed in its district tournament with a 2-0 victory against Helias on Tuesday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Now a committee of the district’s other teams has to decide if it was sufficient. “I hope it’s enough for a top seed,” Graham said. “We’re undefeated in district. That should put us in good position, but that’s up to the other teams, really. We don’t get to vote for ourselves. But we’ve taken care of our part of it.”

Former MU star Smith arrested

DAYTON, Ohio — Former Missouri Tiger and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Justin Smith was arrested early Tuesday and charged with drunken driving after he failed a breath test, the Montgomery County sheriff’s department said.

Smith, 25, was stopped because the truck he was driving was weaving. He told police he had five beers, the arrest report said, and he swayed while trying to walk during a field sobriety test.

MU’s Bales races to Big 12 honor

Junior Amanda Bales was named Runner of the Week by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday. Bales finished ninth in last week’s Notre Dame Invitational with a personal-best 5K time of 17:01.

The junior All-American has been conference runner of the week four times in her career.

Looking for more

Winning wasn’t enough for Payge Pleimann on Monday at the Class 2 District 4 tournament.

Although her 78 was the best out of 45 golfers, she said she could have done better.

Hoenes takes punting job for Harvey

When Missouri punter Brock Harvey left Saturday’s game with a broken left collarbone, Sheri Hoenes added one more thing to her list of things to worry about.

“Mom’s definitely not enjoying the high stress of her children right now,” Matt Hoenes, her son, said.

Ferguson sets sights on records

Michael Ferguson has a chance to make history this week. But he has been there before.

Ferguson is within one goal of the Rock Bridge school record of 28. That record was set in 1993 by Kevin Brooks and equaled by Ferguson last season. His 61 points (27 goals, 7 assists) are two shy of the mark Brooks set in 1993. Ferguson fell one point short last year.

Another pro team attractive possibility

The likelihood of a new professional sports team in Kansas City is increasing each day. The hot debate not only in Kansas City, but throughout the state, is whether an NBA or NHL franchise would be more successful.

On Aug. 3, Kansas City voters approved fee increases to fund the construction of a new arena, the Sprint Center.

Two Bruins reach state

Rock Bridge’s Lindsay Martin had a feeling it wouldn’t be a good day after an errant drive on the par-4 first hole resulted in an eight.

That feeling didn’t last for long.

Party begins early

The celebration started early for Hickman’s tennis team Monday.

With plans to go out for pizza after the match to mark the birthday of two team members, the Kewpies also had something to celebrate on the court beforehand.

Kewps can’t gain fourth straight win

The Hickman softball team fell short of its fourth straight victory Monday.

The Kewpies lost to Eugene 4-1 at Cosmopolitan Park.

Dallas hosts ‘Shootout’

Dallas is home to the biggest college football matchup of the week with Texas playing Oklahoma in a game with Big 12 Conference and Bowl Championship Series implications.

The No. 2 Sooners (4-0, 1-0) have beaten the No. 5 Longhorns (4-0, 1-0) in the past four Red River Shootouts, including a lopsided 65-13 win last year when Texas was No. 11 in the nation and Oklahoma was No. 1.

Tigers overcome mistakes to end CU’s domination

Big plays, big calls and combinations of the two were the determining factors in Missouri’s win Saturday against Colorado.

The Tigers won 17-9, snapping a five-game losing streak against the Buffaloes, but for the second straight year controversial calls by the officials and penalties were integral to the outcome.

Some heads-up play

Sophomore midfielder Elyse Nikonchuk’s ankle injury didn’t prevent her from doing what she does best: use her head.

Nikonchuk headed junior forward Jennifer Nobis’ throw-in into the goal to give Missouri a 1-0 victory against No. 23 Colorado on Sunday at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Complex.

Kewps’ Pleimann no newcomer

Golf is a way of life for Hickman senior Payge Pleimann.

Even before her first birthday, she had been around golf courses. Her father Dale Pleimann’s love of the sport influenced Payge Pleimann, her brother Wayde, 19, and her sister Taylor, 21.

Injury can’t stop Fischer

Leslie Fischer tried other sports, but golf provided the challenge she sought.

“It really tests your knowledge,” she said.

Fischer’s knack for the sport didn’t hurt either. When other sports began to have an effect on her golf game, they had to go.

Soccer: Tigers lose to Nebraska

Senior forward Melissa Peabody scored her first goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the 17th ranked Nebraska on Friday at the Audrey J. Walton Soccer Complex. The Huskers beat the Tigers 2-1 in the second sudden death overtime to bring the Tigers record to 4-6-1, 1-2 in Big 12 play.

After spending the first part of the season on the sidelines due to a knee injury, Peabody eagerly rejoined the MU line-up last weekend. Peabody scored late in the second half after a shot by senior forward Kristen Heil was deflected by the defender.

Rose in Bloom

Most 12-year-old girls would rather hang out with their friends, go shopping for new clothes or talk about boys.

Don’t let the shy smile with braces and her love of instant messaging fool you: Rose Weston is not like most 12-year-old girls.

Defensive domination

After a quick start by Missouri’s offense, it was the Tiger’s defense that dominated Colorado.

Missouri scored on its first possession and the Buffaloes got two scores in the first half, before a stingy Tiger defense shut out Colorado in the second half of Missouri’s 17-9 win Saturday at Memorial Stadium.