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Success continues for MU pitchers

If it has done nothing else in the first 15 games of the season, the Missouri baseball team has certainly silenced any doubts about its young pitching staff.

Freshman Hanneman gains experience in loss

OKLAHOMA CITY – Freshman Amanda Hanneman sat between Marissa Scott and Tiffany Brooks, biting her thumbnail as senior Carlynn Savant made two free throws during the loss against Texas on Tuesday night.

New league formed for children with disabilities

For years, 17-year-old Greg Abbott watched from his wheelchair while his brothers played baseball. But in May it will be their turn to cheer for him.

Substance trumps style

She may not be the gymnast that grabs the headlines, the one with the sky-high tumbling or nail-biting beam flips. But when you tally Missouri’s team score at the end of every competition, there is one name that will always count — that of senior Amanda Pezzullo.

Nash’s charm touched many

ST. LOUIS — Damien Nash was remembered Monday as a charismatic man with a captivating smile who died as he lived, competing in sports and helping his community.

Hard play of MU’s Volkus frustrates friends, foes

Missouri forward Vaidotas Volkus doesn’t mind contact. In fact, he admits at times he enjoys it during basketball games. Maybe that’s why most of the time, he is the one creating the rough play.

Texas-sized task

OKLAHOMA CITY — At Monday’s practice at the Cox Convention Center, Bryan Mann wasn’t thinking about jump shots or hustling.

Rock Bridge earns national dance title

Rock Bridge High School dance coach Tracey Pfeiffer wasn’t able to make the trip to Orlando, Fl., where her team competed in the national championships.

No holding back

Missouri senior gymnast Whitney Crater never practices an ending pose for her floor routine. Instead, she prefers to wait for competition and let her emotions guide her.

Quinn waiting his turn

It’s usually easy to tell when one of the Missouri baseball team’s practices has finished.

Newcomer award given to Hannah

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah calls his rivalry with Iowa State guard Mike Taylor a “friendly one, at least most of the time.”

Tigers dominant in doubleheader

Waiting out mother nature proved to be a good decision for the Missouri baseball team over the weekend.

Missouri softball team falls to No. 2 Arizona

The Missouri softball team lost 8-7 to No. 2-ranked Arizona on Sunday. With the loss, Missouri falls to 14-9. Senior outfielder Leanne Bowers

Super subs key for Hickman

SEDALIA — In basketball, the “Sixth Man” is a name given to the first player off the bench. Usually, the sixth man is a team’s best bench player, one who coaches rely on to provide scoring, defense and intensity once they enter the game. Many coaches struggle to find one player who fits this role consistently.

Hanging by a thread

LeAnn Fossum didn’t want to feel that way again.

Douglass falters in championship game

STURGEON — The Douglass boys basketball team scrapped until the end, but ultimately fell 54-46 to Harrisburg (22-4) in the Class 2, District 5 championship game Saturday at Sturgeon High School.

Bruins in nationals

The state dance championship that took place last weekend at Francis Howell Central in St. Peters involved 65 high school teams. Two of the teams that performed well are from Columbia.

Wrestling championship out of reach

All season, the Missouri wrestling team has depended on strong performances in the upper weight classes. And most of the time, Ben and Max Askren and Raymond Jordan have delivered everything it needed.

Tigers’ inability to slow down Law another example of his top skills

Anyone who has seen Texas standout Kevin Durant play this year knows of his immense capabilities.

Dunham backs up coach’s decision with singles win

For the first time, Missouri freshman tennis player Kaitlin Dunham played No. 4 singles Saturday against Kansas State. Before Saturday, in her previous seven matches, she played No. 5 six times and No. 6 once.

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