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Early risers

On a mile-long warm-up jog earlier in the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer season, the team charged at two freshman, Kelsey Reimler and Isabeau Reiske, picking them up and throwing them into the nearby lake.

Bruins win with fresh approach

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Rock Bridge’s 4-3 home victory over Southern Boone on Tuesday, a Gerau scored the winning run for the Bruins (11-7).

Hammering away

Jason Morris takes a deep breath as he readies himself for one of his last hammer throws at practice.

Young Kewps hope to lead teammates

In its last game before the district tournament, the Hickman girls soccer team defeated Sedalia 1-0. The goal came early in the second half, when junior Liz Gayer violently headed an Edith Lopez corner kick into the net.

Tigers take series from Longhorns

The Missouri baseball team will still need some help winning its first Big 12 Conference championship, but the second-place Tigers furthered their cause by defeating division-leading Texas 5-4 on Sunday in Austin, Texas.

MU softball dream spoiled

Needing a win to share the Big 12 title with Baylor, the No. 18 Missouri softball team lost to Nebraska 3-1 on Sunday at University Field, falling below Oklahoma to third in the final regular season standings.

Kincanons take Missouri defeat in stride

Three generations of the Kincanon family came together to watch the Tigers Sunday.

MU athletes lend support

The 20 women that make up the Missouri softball team weren’t the only Tigers looking to win a Big 12 Championship on Sunday.

Riding the rails takes Borel far

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jockey Calvin Borel’s nickname is “Bo-rail,” a moniker he earned by hugging the fence whenever he gets a chance.

Sweeney hits home run, but Royals can’t hold on

KANSAS CITY — While winning a wild ballgame, Detroit may have lost a valuable pitcher before he could even get onto the field.

More details emerge in St. Louis pitcher’s death

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping other players will learn from Josh Hancock’s fatal mistakes.

Cardinals fall apart

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals absorbed another big hit, the news they would be without ace pitcher Chris Carpenter for at least three more months, while getting routed by the Houston Astros.

Edwards’ brief lead not enough to win

RICHMOND, Va. — Clint Bowyer won the race off pit road with about 28 laps to go Friday night and easily went on to his fifth career NASCAR Busch Series victory.

Lacrosse teams face adversity

The game took place at Cosmopolitan Park, on a field that overlooked the flowered graves of Memorial Park Cemetery. There was only one set of bleachers, so many fans brought folding chairs, or stood.

Rock Bridge hurts seeding in big loss

With the Class 4, District 10 seed meeting on Monday, the Rock Bridge baseball team needed a big road win on Saturday against Jefferson City to solidify its chances for a No. 2 seed and a first-round tournament bye.

MU baseball team’s title hopes fading fast

The second-place Missouri baseball team is running out of time to earn its first Big 12 Conference championship. Missouri’s 5-1 loss to conference-leading Texas on Saturday in Austin dropped the

MU on verge of ending title drought

Eleven years ago, the Big 12 Conference came into existence. Ten years ago, the MU softball team won the school’s first Big 12 Championship. Ten years later, the MU athletic program only has that one championship to call its own.

Perfect Sense

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Street Sense showed plenty of that, smartly picking his way through traffic while rallying from next-to-last in a 20-horse field to win the Kentucky Derby.

Missouri's missing out

You can tag your allegiance to any of the nearly two-dozen horses that will be thundering toward the finish line in today’s Kentucky Derby. It doesn’t matter which one you pick.

Baseball psychology book enjoyable, easy to read

When MU associate psychology professor Mike Stadler was growing up, he dreamed of playing major league baseball.

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