Barry Odom, a Missouri football staff assistant, has been promoted to director of football recruiting.
Odom, who played linebacker for MU from 1996-99, spent the 2003 season as an administrative graduate assistant on Pinkel’s staff.
CREVE COEUR – Bellerive Country Club might not have the mystique of St. Andrews, the tradition of Augusta National or the allure of Pebble Beach, but it has a small corner in the immense annals of golf lore.
It was here in 1965 that Gary Player, at 29, won the U.S. Open and completed his career grand slam. Player joined Sam Snead and Ben Hogan as the only men to accomplish the feat.
Even though a tougher course was the site of the second day of the Coca-Cola Junior Championship, the challenge didn’t faze Drew Weir.
Weir, 16, shot a par 70 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Wednesday for a two-day 139 total to the 15-17 division by nine strokes
Summer baseball continues for Columbia Post 202.
Post 202 faces Chillicothe Post 25 at 5:30 p.m. today in the first round of the Zone I American Legion Baseball Tournament at Moberly High. It is a four-team, double-elimination tournament.
For someone who finished with a total more than seven times his age, Zachary Cook can golf.
Zachary, 8, shot a 57 for nine holes in the Coca-Cola Junior Championship golf tournament Tuesday morning at L.A. Nickell golf course in his first tournament. His is third in the boys’ 8-10 division.
For the first half of the season, the Mavericks defense was offensive.
Now, it has sparked the Mavericks back to respectability.
Mid-Missouri enter tonight’s game having won of eight of 13, and it can attribute its improved play to the suddenly smooth infield defense.
Things have changed, and the Mid-Missouri Mavericks are no longer to be taken lightly.
The Mavs completed a sweep of the first-place Rockford RiverHawks in convincing fashion with a 10-3 victory Tuesday night at Taylor Stadium.
At this rate, nobody is going to catch St. Louis.
Right-hander Jason Marquis hit a two-run double and pitched seven stingy innings for his eighth straight win Tuesday night, 6-0 against the Cincinnati Reds.
Jay Haas will garner plenty of attention and be a popular man during this week’s U.S. Senior Open at Bellerive Country Club in suburban St. Louis for good reason.
Haas, who in December turned 50, the minimum age to compete on the Champions Tour, is not only No. 22 in the World Golf Ranking and on the cusp of earning a berth on the United States’ Ryder Cup team this fall, but he also is a hometown favorite.
The Ultomatoes were a little too much for the Tiny Dancers on Tuesday night at Epple Field as they battled for the Ultimate Frisbee Championship title.
Playing by the light of the moon, the Tiny Dancers won 17-16 in a game that continued past the normal 13-point limit.
The Columbia Ballers won the boys’ 12-and-under basketball division last weekend at the Show-Me State Games.
The Ballers, who went 7-0, defeated the St. Louis Bulls 40-30 in the final.
In high school, Ray Magruder’s Lamar Consolidated High School basketball team advanced to the Class 5A Texas state championship in 1989. As a forward, he was ranked among the top 15 percent of basketball players in Texas. As a parent, he now wants to give children the opportunity to play sports, particularly those who might not be able to afford to play.
Magruder and Kent Murdock of Columbia formed Rising Stars Sports Association for girls and boys between third and seventh grade. So far, about 45 players play on their five basketball teams, and three teams competed in the Show-Me State Games.
A storm is leaving for Las Vegas.
The Mid-Missouri Basketball Club Storm of Columbia is departing today to compete in the Vision Sports 2004 National Youth Championships in Las Vegas. The tournament ends Saturday.
Brent Metheny came up to the plate looking for the big winning hit. A little one got the job done.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks defeated the Rockford RiverHawks 4-3 on Monday at Taylor Stadium. Metheny drove in the winning run in the eighth with a two-out RBI bunt single.
CINCINNATI — Tony Womack singled with the bases loaded in the 11th inning Monday night, sparking a four-run rally that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-6 win against the fading Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds lost their sixth in a row, not the way they wanted to start a homestand that could determine their season. They blew a pair of leads and fell to .500 for the first time since May 13.
They have played together for four years at Douglass High. Now they plan on playing four more together in college.
Douglass’ Andre Burgess and Anthony Johnson signed letters of intent to attend Lewis and Clark College in Alton, Ill. on Monday.
Experience is important, but it is not always crucial.
Rock Bridge golfers Thomas Schuenemeyer and Mark Kollias enter the Coca-Cola Junior Classic today with different backgrounds. Schuenemeyer, 16, is participating in his fourth Classic. It will be the first time Kollias, 15, will play in the tournament.
Jay Spoonhour will join the staff of the Missouri men’s basketball program. Spoonhour is the son of former UNLV coach Charlie Spoonhour, also a past coach at Southwest Missouri State and St. Louis University.
Jay Spoonhour will assist the MU coaching staff in practice, and help scout and recruit. He spent the past three seasons an assistant at UNLV, the last part of his third season as interim head coach after his father resigned.
PARIS — Lance Armstrong raced onto the crowd-lined Champs-Elysées as a yellow blur, bathed in the shimmering light of a 24-carat, gold-leaf bike, a golden helmet and the race leader’s yellow jersey.
Earlier, he let up on the pedals long enough to sip some celebratory champagne.
Jackie Brunholtz is starting her comeback.
Brunholtz, 20, was one of 64 competitors in her division of the Show-Me-State Games’ gymnastics competition Sunday at Flipz USA. It was her first meet in six years.
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