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Slow shot

Twenty minutes sounds like a lifetime to get off five shots in a target-shooting competition, but when you have to load and fire an old-fashioned gun, that 20 minutes goes by in an instant.

Soccer fan

The U16 Waynesville Hurricanes start strong against the Dixon Bulldogs. Brad Hicks stands watching on the sidelines Saturday morning at Cosmopolitan Park, taking the chance to observe a hometown team.

Rookie roller

The clash of bowling pins could be heard from the parking lot, but the smell of fried food and lane wax, key in the identification of a bowling alley, wasn’t obvious until you enter the doors of AMF Town and Country Lanes. The building was also alive with the cheering of grandparent or parent/child teams.

Plenty of good cheer

The short pause in the cheer for Kaitlin was not because of a lack of spirit or because someone forgot the words.

Lazy days

Wrestling class receives high ranking

The Tigers’ recruiting class was ranked second in the nation by InterMat.com on Wednesday. Ohio State placed first. Hickman’s K.C. Pescaglia leads a group of four in-state athletes including Dom Bradley (Blue Springs), Trever Collins (Nixa) and Brandon Wiest (O’Fallon).

Tigers picked to take North

The Missouri football team has been picked to win the Big 12 Conference North Division in a preseason media poll conducted by the Big 12 office. It is the first time the Tigers have been picked to win the North. Before this year’s poll, the highest that the Tigers have been picked to finish was second, in 2004.

Former Tiger part of Team USA bronze

Lindsey Hunter, a former Missouri volleyball player became the first former Tigers volleyball player to win an international medal on Thursday.

Cards lose Carpenter to Tommy John surgery

Losing Chris Carpenter for 161 games is bad enough. Knowing your ace will miss a considerable chunk of 2008 is far worse.

Wells’ outstanding start paces Cards

Kip Wells grinned, pumped his fist and sprinted to the dugout. He hadn’t won yet — he had only completed a hitless first inning.

Royals continue Red Sox’s woes

Billy Butler doubled in the go-ahead run in a four-run fifth inning and the Kansas City Royals battered Julian Tavarez for a 6-5 victory over the struggling Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.

Grimes kicked off team

Senior forward Kalen Grimes was dismissed from the MU men’s basketball team on Tuesday. The dismissal came after Grimes was charged with second-degree felony assault from an incident earlier this month.

Key assistant returns to MU wrestling

MU assistant wrestling coach Lee Pritts spent six years with the Tigers before taking a job at Old Dominion University in 2004. In August, he’ll return to the team that still has wrestlers whom he recruited.

Scoreless in Miami

MIAMI — Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez was certain Rick Vanden Hurk had accepted his role as a spot starter. But after a strong performance by the young right-hander on short notice Tuesday night, that might not be the case.

Tigers dismiss Kalen Grimes

MU Basketball Coach Mike Anderson dismissed senior forward Kalen Grimes from his program today after he was charged with second degree felony assault stemming from an incident early Saturday morning in Florissant.

Former MU track star, Olympian dies at 81

Dick Ault’s name is synonymous with success, and his accomplishments are well known. At Missouri, the track star won seven conference championships between 1946 and 1949. Ault earned a spot on the 1948 U.S. Olympic Team, and finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in London. He even held a world record, with a 52.2 second 440-meter hurdles in Oslo, Norway in 1952. He has been inducted into the Missouri Hall of Fame, the Westminster College Hall of Fame, and the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame.

Longball, rookie doom K.C.

BOSTON — Rookie Kason Gabbard pitched a three-hitter for Boston’s second shutout of the season as the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 with the help of three home runs Monday night.

Roller rumble

Saturday was the first official bout of the Destruction Junction Derby Dames roller derby league. The Blarney Ban-Shees, donning green, orange and black skated against the Yo Ho Hos in blue and black.

Another lost series

Travis Hafner signed a long-term contract and rediscovered his home run swing, all in a few days.

Phillies numbered vs. Cards

Loss No. 10,000 came Sunday night when Albert Pujols hit two of the St. Louis Cardinals’ six homers in a 10-2 rout of Philadelphia.

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