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Cox, Pescaglia lead Hickman wrestlers into district meet

Eckenrode's work ethic pays dividends for Rock Bridge girls basketball

Kelsey Eckenrode, a junior guard on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, is a renowned 3-point shooter. Last year as a sophomore, Eckenrode scored just six points a game but shot 46 percent from behind the arc.

Hollins steps up for Tigers

Junior Alyssa Hollins was the only returning member of the Missouri women’s basketball team that averaged 10 minutes per game a year ago, and she's helped carry the team from day one.

With career as Kewpie winding down, Dierkes reflects on lessons learned

Anderson Jr., making the most of his time

Against Kansas, Anderson Jr., made a case that he is more than just the walk-on, coach’s son who plays the final minutes in a big win. He played six minutes, even with scholarship players available on the bench.

Rock Bridge runner signs letter of intent with Georgetown

Carroll’s leadership emerging in wake of suspensions

During the course of the season it has been obvious DeMarre Carroll is important to the Tigers, but since the suspension of five players last week, it has looked more and more like the Tigers are now Carroll’s team.

Columbia swimmers use meet as 'last chance'

When Hickman senior Liz Grant returned from the Greater Kansas City Invitational on Jan. 19, she was sure that she had qualified for the state swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle. It was not until two days later that she found out her 26.34 time was just shy of the state qualifying time, which had been lowered from the previous season.

Now, with the end of the season staring her in the face, Grant and her fellow Columbia swimmers have one last chance to qualify for state.

Energy, attitude stands out against Oklahoma

Despite struggling throughout the Big 12 season, the Missouri women’s basketball team almost sprung a gigantic upset over the No. 10 Sooners on Wednesday.

Columbia College guard far from home

Miroslav Lukic’s journey to Columbia College took two years and 6,000 miles. Now that he’s there, he’s making a name for himself.

Tigers feeling battered after tough stretch

After playing three games over a span of six days, the Tigers returned to practice Wednesday with plenty of time to prepare for Saturday’s game against Texas A&M.

Camaraderie keeps Tigers' Gold in gymnastics

MU vaulter Alex Gold quit gymnastics in ninth grade. The time away only showed her how much the sport meant to her.

Quarterback Gabbert headlines MU’s strong recruiting class

MU signed 23 recruits on Wednesday for the NCAA Signing Day, ranking third in Big 12 recruiting.

Tigers land Pinkel's best recruiting class

The Tigers signed 23 players including seven of the top 10 players in the state of Missouri on national signing day Wednesday, led by the signing of quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Tigers lose close one to Oklahoma

Missouri women's basketball team down by three points with under a minute to go, but Sooners hold out for a 64-57 victory.

DeStephen fueled by historic quest

Greg DeStephen, the top MU male diver, is fueled by an impressive competitive drive and seeks to beat his opposition, including MU divers from the past.

Local high school athletes announce college choices

Student-athletes from three area schools continue their athletic careers at colleges across the country.

Columbia College hopes to stop Missouri Baptist scoring duo

Cougars will try to slow down Brandon Bishop and Bret Wilson in a rematch of a game that Columbia College won in overtime earlier in the season.

Dressler leads Bruins over Liberty

Paris twins figure to be tall order for Tigers

No. 11 Oklahoma comes to Mizzou Arena on Wednesday, led by Courtney and Ashley Paris, a set of impressive junior twins.

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