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One enough for Cougars

Columbia College’s dormant bats finally came out of hibernation.

The Cougars, scoreless for 21 innings, scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Missouri Baptist 1-0 in the first round of the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Columbia College.

Bruins’ balancing act

Marc VanDover hasn’t settled on a goalie, but for now, he has struck a compromise.

Since the start of last season, Emily Schuenemeyer and Emily Roark have competed to become Rock Bridge’s starting soccer goalkeeper.

Johnson leads Hickman to district championship

The Hickman boys’ golf team shot a 292 and had the top three finishers to win the Class 4, District 5 Tournament on Tuesday at Sedalia Country Club.

Chris Johnson won with a 71, Josh Brady was second with a 72 and D.J. Chung finished third at 73.

Mercy! Kewpies roll

Midfielder Molly O’Connell said Hickman’s game against Hannibal on Monday showed how much the Kewpies have to improve.

“We weren’t really playing up to our full potential,” O’Connell said.

Robyn leaves MU golf team

Tim Robyn has never seen his 8-year-old son Davis play baseball. He hasn’t watched his 11-year-old-daughter Kayla play soccer this year.

His desire to spend more time with his family prompted Robyn to resign as coach of the Missouri men’s golf team Monday. He coached the Tigers for seven seasons.

Error ends Bruins’ rally

Chase Patton provided the drama, but an extra-inning error left Rock Bridge with a broken heart.

Helias scored two runs in the 10th inning to beat the Bruins 11-9 on Monday at Rock Bridge Stadium in a game that lasted more than three hours.

Nedoma takes scorer’s role for Rock Bridge

Persistence paid off in the second half for Rock Bridge and Karissa Nedoma.

Nedoma scored two goals in the second half to lead Rock Bridge to a 4-0 victory against the Smith-Cotton Tigers at Cosmopolitan Park on Monday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak.

Hickman cruises to first shutout

Hickman got its first shutout win of the season on Monday, but it hopes it will not be the high point of the week.

The Kewpies beat Mexico 9-0 at home.

Districts a matter of course

When Hickman and Rock Bridge tee off today, they will contend with more than the area’s best golfers.

Sedalia Country Club, the tournament’s host, is under construction for repairs and improvements. It is the host of the Class 4, District 5 tournament that starts today at 9 a.m. The top two teams will advance to the state tournament May 17-18 at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield.

Not this time

The series between the Missouri and No. 1 Texas was a pitching battle. The Longhorns won that battle Sunday.

Big 12 Conference opponent Texas beat Missouri 16-0 in seven innings in the final game of the three-game series at Taylor Stadium. Missouri won the series 2-1, giving Texas (42-8, 14-6) its first loss in a conference series this season.

Missouri rolls to inspired win

Leave it to a man who nearly entered the seminary, to inspire Missouri to a 10-0 win against Texas Tech on Sunday.

The last game the Tigers (24-23, 11-4) played at University Field this season ended after four and a half innings.

Tigers’ streak ends

The wait left Missouri groggy.

The Tigers appeared sluggish after rain delayed their game against Texas Tech for four hours Saturday, losing 1-0 to the Red Raiders at University Field and ending an 11-game home win streak.

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.

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