The 66th Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship will be held today through Wednesday at the Country Club of Missouri. This is the third time the tournament will be played at the course.
There are 78 players entered with handicaps ranging from 2 to 28. Ellen Port of St. Louis won last year’s championship at Millwood Golf Club in Springfield, Mo. Barb Berkmeyer of St. Louis won her fifth straight senior championship and was last year’s runner-up. Denise Knaebel of Moberly has one of the lowest handicaps in the competition and placed third last year.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ricky Clemons once told a newspaper he saw an eight-foot moose during a basketball trip to Alaska, but he never visited the state.
Clemons denied Jessica Bunge was his girlfriend. Later, though, he acknowledged the relationship in court, as he pleaded guilty to assaulting her.
The seconds ticked down. I knew that I was sure to remember the following minutes of July 11, 1999, for the rest of my life. Even the ones who had done this before took one last deep breath, and then it got quiet.
I couldn’t recognize the silence. My head was spinning with thoughts.
Christian Cantwell entered the men’s shot put final Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento as the No. 1 shot putter in the world.
He left with a fourth-place finish, and without a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
As easy as it looks, dressage tests the best riders and horses.
Reba Bryson, 58, of Rolla, began competing about 28 years ago.
The Rock Bridge Bruins are bringing Kevin Giese back to Columbia and his family.
Giese, who was hired in May to be the new girls’ basketball coach at Rock Bridge, spent the past year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville while his wife Beth and his two children, Andrea, 8, and Kenneth, 2, stayed in Columbia.
The sixth time proved to be the charm for Rafael Lara Friday night.
Lara singled home the game-winning run as the Mid-Missouri Mavericks defeated the Gateway Grizzlies 2-1 in 13 innings at Taylor Stadium.
On Tuesday afternoon, Conrad Woolsey was en route to the 2004 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif., when he found out he was eligible to compete.
“I was really excited, but at the same time I never thought they wouldn’t let me throw,” Woolsey said.
The chants of U-S-A grow as the crowd rises and welcomes Christian Cantwell into the ring.
Cantwell briefly acknowledges the cheers, readies himself and, in one fluent motion, releases the 16-pound shot put.
The Mavericks’ performance improved Thursday night, but there was plenty of room for it after losing in a one-hitter the night before.
The Gateway Grizzlies routed the Mavericks again at Taylor Stadium, this time 11-3.
In her first year as a U.S. citizen Fiona Asigbee hopes to represent her country as a heptathlete in the Olympics this August in Athens, Greece.
Missouri’s Asigbee, 22, will travel to Sacramento, Calf., to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials today. With 5,669 points, Asigbee is the 16th seed in a field of 27.
Since Michelle Moran was 9, she has competed in road races with her father, Michael.
By the time she reached high school, they had run about 125 races together.
It’s going to be a busy offseason for Arthur Johnson.
Johnson, a former star center at Missouri, who is playing on the rookie team for the expansion Charlotte Bobcats in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Summer League, will also play in the Phoenix Suns’ rookie camp July 10-12. The Timberwolves’ league runs through Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had nothing but good things to say Wednesday about Missouri coach Quin Snyder, a former Blue Devils player and assistant caught up in an NCAA investigation.
“Quin is like a member of my family,” Krzyzewski said. “I love Quin.”
At first glance, Derrick Peterson seems too calm and laid-back to have one of the best qualifying times in the 800-meter run for the U.S. Olympic Trails.
Peterson, a former Missouri runner who graduated in 2000, finished in 1 minute, 45.69 seconds at the Maine Distance Festival in June 2003 to earn the No. 4 seed at the trials, which start Friday and run through July 18 in Sacramento, Calf.
A day after their most dominating performance of the season, the Mid-Missouri Mavericks suffered a reversal of fortune.
Gateway Grizzlies’ starter Brad Drewes shut down the Mavericks in a 10-0 victory Wednesday night at Taylor Stadium.
After 15 years, Missouri’s Rebecca Wolfe hopes to have one last hurrah before she gracefully bows out of competitive swimming.
Wolfe, who holds the school and Big 12 Conference records in the women’s 200-yard butterfly, will swim at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, which start today and run through July 14 in Long Beach, Calif. She qualified with a 2:14.63 in the 200-meter butterfly in August at the U.S. Nationals.
Arthur Johnson will have his chance to play in the NBA.
Johnson, a former star post player at Missouri, joined the Charlotte Bobcats’ summer league team this week. He will play with them during the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League, which began Tuesday and runs through Saturday. Johnson had five points, six rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes off the bench in the opener Tuesday, helping the Bobcats beat the Toronto Raptors 69-53.
ST. LOUIS — Jim Edmonds hit a home run and saved one with his glove, and Edgar Renteria hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning that led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Matt Morris (9-6) overcame a shaky second to work seven solid innings for St. Louis (51-32), which won its fifth straight to improve the NL’s best record.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks defeated the Springfield/Ozark Ducks 8-0 on Tuesday night at Price Cutter Park in Ozark for their seventh win of the season.
Winner Steve Soja (2-3) pitched a complete game, allowing one hit, five walks and striking out four.
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