GIBBON, Neb. — As dusk approaches and the evening sun fades over the horizon, thousands of sandhill cranes cover the salmon and scarlet complexion of the Nebraska sky. Moonlight takes over, and the large ancient birds glide into the shallows of the Platte River, bleating their high-pitched call.
After the defense stopped the offense on the last play of Thursday’s scrimmage, Xzavie Jackson was happy. And he let everyone in Memorial Stadium know it.
The Missouri golf team hopes to repeat last year’s first-place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. The tournament, which begins Saturday, will also be freshman Peter Malnati’s first opportunity to prepare for the 2008 NCAA championships.
Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson got a pleasant surprise this season.
Three match tiebreakers went Hickman’s way during its tennis match against Rock Bridge on Thursday. But the Bruins showed when it comes to depth, they still have the edge.
While students prepare to trudge through the last few weeks of class, Missouri volleyball is gearing up for a weekend getaway to San Diego. The fact that the first tournament on the Tigers’ spring schedule is the reason behind the trip only adds to the excitement.
After being separated last week during spring break, the Hickman boys lacrosse team will not be able to get away from each other this weekend.
Missouri outfielder Micaela Minner isn’t impressed with Texas starting pitcher Cat Osterman.
LaToya Bond’s computer picked a heck of a time to crash.
Dejection apparent on his face and wholly unsure of his future, Melvin Watkins steadily vowed to continue working for the Missouri basketball team immediately following an end-of-the-season defeat in the Big 12 Conference tournament.
PHILADELPHIA — While Jimmy Rollins stretched his hitting streak to 38 games, the Philadelphia Phillies remained winless.
The Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team is running out of chances to finish a full home game this season.
There’s home court advantage and then there’s home court advantage.
Jay Spoonhour, a former MU hoops assistant, was busy preparing for a job interview even as his replacements were being named Wednesday. Spoonhour is one of three finalists for the Southeast Missouri State head coaching job and will interview at SEMO Friday.
KANSAS CITY — Jackson County voters split Tuesday on a pair of tax measures to fund upgrades to Kansas City’s sports stadiums, approving a sales tax for renovations and refurbishments but rejecting a separate business tax for a rolling roof at the Truman Sports Complex.
The drill looks simple.
This afternoon, Christelle N’Garsanet could be facing an interesting choice over her plans for the summer.
Growing up, Marcie and Katie McMahon never really got along. They bickered and fought as most siblings do at a young age. Now 20 and 19 respectively, the two are more than just best friends, they’re teammates.
Hickman track and field hosted Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon in the first junior varsity dual of the season. Although the Jays came out ahead in most events, the Kewpies were encouraged with the start.
Seniors Kelsey McClure and Kim Foster were all smiles as they jogged off the soccer field after a 6-1 win over Helias (3-3-1) Monday night. Both Hickman girls matched their scoring totals from last year, scoring three goals apiece in the Kewpies’ seventh game of the season.