Maybe the 14th hole was the turning point for Rock Bridge junior golfer Dan Kohnle.
Taped on the far wall of the gym, past the uneven bars caked with chalk, the piles of royal blue mats and the rows of sturdy balance beams, is a huge paper speedometer surrounded by speeding tickets.
After playing the 2006-2007 season with six new players, the Missouri men’s basketball team will probably be adding only two newcomers next season. One of them, DeMarre Carroll, sat out last season after transferring from Vanderbilt last spring but practiced all season with the Tigers. The other was confirmed Thursday.
After breaking out with a 194-yard, two-touchdown performance in last year’s Sun Bowl, and emerging from a crowded backfield as the clear starter going into the 2007 season, one might think Tony Temple can relax a little bit. But the senior tailback says he isn’t taking anything for granted.
At the end of Tuesday’s practice, Rock Bridge coach Justin Towe was upset with the batting practice effort of his 5-0 Bruins. He admonished them for not taking quality swings in the batting cage as if they were struggling to score runs.
During scrimmage on Tuesday, quarterback Chase Daniel found receiver Will Franklin between the safety and the cornerback in the flat for a big completion.
In long-sleeved maroon jerseys and huddled under a royal blue tent, the Jefferson City Jays came prepared for the cold, rainy weather and the soccer competition on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge Field.
Even when Rock Bridge found itself in trouble early Monday night against Kirksville, senior first baseman Erik Darkow stayed calm.
Maybe the Hickman and Rock Bridge girls soccer teams were confused by the permanent football lines on the artificial turf. Or maybe it was the chilly, fall-like weather during Monday night’s scoreless tie at Hickman.
Rock Bridge boys’ tennis player Jay Kinderknecht showed his resilience to battle back and win Monday against Quincy’s (Illinois) Isaac Fee at the No. 3 singles match, 5-7, 6-1, (10-5).
JEFFERSON CITY — Every member of the Hickman baseball team has been fielding baseballs for years.
Taking a line drive off of the pitching arm hurts. For many pitchers, a comebacker is enough to rattle their confidence, and make them take extra time before getting back on the mound.
Missouri senior golfer John Kelly shot his second consecutive 77 on Friday, missing the cut at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. His 10-over par, two-round score of 154 was good enough, however, to make Kelly the low amateur at this year’s tournament, finishing in a tie for 66th.
For Missouri’s No. 6 singles player Raquel Wagner, it doesn’t get much better than winning the decisive point against Kansas.
The parents of Rock Bridge tennis players out to watch the Bruins’ matches Saturday knew they were in for a long, cold day, so they created their own warming area. They tied a tarpaulin to two poles to block the wind while Pete and Donna Buchert rented two portable 165,000 BTU kerosene forced air heaters.
After Brian Smith’s college career ended when he broke his hip against Kansas State on Oct. 21 last year, the Missouri defense just wasn’t the same.
One day after finding itself on the wrong side of a 12-0 thumping by Kansas State (22-9, 4-4 Big 12), the Missouri baseball team’s offense continued to struggle Saturday, managing only three runs off of six hits in support of starter Rick Zagone. But, thanks to Zagone’s nearly perfect day, one run would have been enough to secure the win.
Roy Oswalt pitched a five-hitter and Carlos Lee and Lance Berkman hit home runs to lift the host Houston Astros to their first victory of the season 5-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Trisa Nickoley seems very unimposing. She has an easygoing, almost goofy, attitude.
I know the source of that chill that has overcome mid-Missouri this week.