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Tigers besting the best

An extra week of rest was enough for starter Garrett Broshuis to make Missouri the first team to shut out No. 1 Texas.

Broshuis’ strong outing helped the Tigers defeat the Longhorns 8-0 on Saturday at Taylor Stadium in a Big 12 Conference game and gives them a chance for the sweep at noon today.

A Sunday Struggle

Moesel is the Hickman lacrosse team’s captain and leading scorer with 27 goals. His leadership role means he has a responsibility to his team to play his hardest every day.

Moesel also is a Mormon, which means he has a duty to his faith to honor the Sabbath.

Extra Points

11 Tigers earn Big 12 honors:

The Missouri women finished fourth, and the men finished 11th in the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Norman, Okla.

Triumph over fear

For Sean Richmond, rock climbing isn't just another hobby: It’s a way of life. When life is good, this means another chance to match wits with a vertical rock face. Since growing up in a most befitting place, the mountainous north-central town of Mountain Home, Ark., Richmond has had a passion for the sport.

“I absolutely love climbing. … I can’t really explain it,” he says. “There’s no reason really to climb. It’s the fact that you’re surrounded by the outdoors, the fact that you’re on a wall, scaling this vertical wall. You start at the bottom and work your way up to the top. It’s a different sort of challenge, and every climb poses a different challenge.”

Living the Ref life

Life in Columbia is like a layover for Ali Saheli.

During the week, Saheli is a senior programmer and computer analyst at MU. Come Friday, he is off to places such as Los Angeles or Bermuda to referee some of the world’s most high-profile soccer games.

Pope’s new putter brings fresh result

A golfer can always change his swing if he has trouble with his game. Rock Bridge’s Jeff Pope changed his equipment instead.

Pope used a new putter to push the Rock Bridge Bruins to a 165-175 win against the Marshall Owls on Thursday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course. Pope won with a 38.

Angels’ offense stymies Bruins

Despite the sting of each opposing goal, Marc VanDover had to admire the skill in every St. Joseph’s Academy score.

“I hope we got a good videotape of it,” VanDover, Rock Bridge’s coach, said. “They were pretty.”

Consistent Kewpie

Center fielder Blake Tekotte has been Hickman’s most consistent performer during a season that has had its ups and downs.

The Kewpies won their first three games before going into a slump that dropped them to 6-6. Hickman recovered this week, though, winning its past two games to improve to 8-6.

Tiger bats brace for pitching challenge

A difficult conference season for the Missouri baseball team gets a lot more difficult this weekend.

The Tigers play the first of a three-game series at 6:30 tonight at Taylor Stadium against No. 1 Texas in a Big 12 Conference game.

Cool Kruse key to Bruins

After three smooth practice swings, Rock Bridge’s Johnny Kruse rests his bat several inches above his right shoulder.

He adjusts and readjusts his right hand on the barrel as he takes a curveball for strike one. Kruse never flinches. It’s not his pitch.

Bad knees, super arm

Columbia College’s Monica Mueller has been the most dominant pitcher in the American Midwest Conference this season.

She has done it all without her plicas, horseshoe-shaped folds that serve as a divider between the lower and upper part of the knee.

Tigers Take Down No. 1 Texas

The Texas pitching staff did not look like the best in the nation, or even on the field, Friday night against Missouri.

Tigers take Wood Bat Classic

O'FALLON-Missouri designated hitter Bo Davis did something Wednesday night that is near impossible any other game of the season. He broke his bat.

Rock Bridge too fast

Shawnee Mission used size to level Rock Bridge every chance it got.

The Bruins used their speed to sidestep the Raiders.

Jackson’s slam puts Kewps back in swing

After its worse home loss of the season Monday, Hickman was looking for some offensive production Wednesday against Southern Boone.

The Kewpies found it in Justin Jackson, whose two home runs, including a grand slam, led Hickman to a 9-3 win at Hickman Field.

Hickman overcomes Helias ace

Helias’ Todd Schonhardt gave himself a great birthday present Wednesday.

Schonhardt hit a hole in one on his 18th birthday with a pitching wedge on the par-3 10th hole at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

Cardinals fade for ninth loss at home

ST. LOUIS — Pinch-runner Marlon Byrd scored on an infield grounder to snap a tie in the ninth and rookie Ryan Madson threw four innings of one-hit relief, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-3 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Edgar Renteria had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who fell to 3-9 at home. That’s their worst start since they were 3-9 in 1990.

New program receives first commitments

No one can accuse Steve Paxton of procrastinating.

Paxton, the Missouri wheelchair basketball coach, has been on the job for two months and has his first two commitments for the team’s inaugural season next year.

Moving ahead

Two days before the Big 12 Conference Championship, Yelena Olshanskaya isn’t sure whom Missouri will face in the first round. She knows coach Blake Starkey has told her, but she can’t quite remember.

“I don’t even care who we’re playing, I’m just going to go out there and try,” she said. “We can be playing a No. 1 seed or No. 23 seed; we just have to go out there and do our thing.”

Mayes ready for trip home

Missouri is heading into unfamiliar territory. Most of the team, that is.

The Tigers will compete in the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championships today through Saturday in Norman, Okla. It is Missouri’s first trip to Norman since 1992.

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