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Pfau does it all for Kewps

Every baseball player’s first home run is memorable. Some may hit it in Little League, others may hit it years later. Many never hit one at all. Few, though, hit their first home run against a state-ranked team to give their team a lead late in the game, all the while pitching a complete game.

Cordial rivals help Kewpies refine skills

If the Hickman golf squad was a pitching staff, senior Chris Johnson would be the opening day starter and junior Nick Wilson would be the younger but equally talented pitcher waiting for his chance to shine.

Old opponents keep it close

Rock Bridge senior Stefan Nosic played a familiar opponent Thursday. Nosic said he has known Hickman senior Justin Guevera, whom Nosic played at No. 2 singles, a long time.

Kelly in elite company

Missouri senior golfer John Kelly shot a 5-over-par 77 on Thursday in the first round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Stuck on bench, MU tailbacks shift to defense

Almost a year ago, in the 2006 spring football game, Connell Davis’ potential as a running back seemed unlimited. Davis, then a redshirt freshman, played in front of the Memorial Stadium crowd for the first time and impressed fans with his speed, strength and elusiveness. He was the game’s leading rusher with 44 yards and scored the only rushing touchdown of the day.

Hickman catches a win

When most pitchers take the mound, they have to think about lots of things.

Wolfert has added confidence

Last year during spring practice, Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert was a walk-on in competition with incumbent kicker Adam Crossett to be the Tigers’ primary field goal kicker.

Bruin, Kewpie golfers battle course, cold

The television inside the Jefferson City Country Club Wednesday featured golfers preparing for today’s Masters Tournament under a warm Georgia sun.

Kababie sets tone in Cougars’ sweep

When an entire offense is clicking the way the Columbia College softball team’s has been lately, no one wants to be the lone hitter in the lineup who is not producing. In Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Missouri Baptist, Stephanie Kababie made sure she wasn’t that person.

Bruins’ 61-meet home streak ends

It’s something you rarely hear Rock Bridge boys tennis coach Ben Loeb say after a home match.

Weather forces cancellations

The Tiger track and field team canceled the Missouri invitational that was slated for Saturday. Officials said the cold forecast, with a possible low of 25 degrees, was the reason for the cancellation.

MU baseball game rained out

The Missouri baseball team’s scheduled game Tuesday at Southern Illinois was rained out and will not be re-scheduled. The Tigers will next play at Kansas State on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Bruins shake off rust in win

Halfway into the national anthem before the Rock Bridge Bruins girls’ soccer game Tuesday night, something odd happened. The music stopped.

MU’s Bracey looks for playing time

Greg Bracey is fast.

Tiebreaker hands loss to Hickman

The Hickman boys tennis team lost its first match of the season 5-4 to Helias on Monday at Hickman.

Shooting for more

Hickman senior Chris Johnson has amassed an abundance of accolades during his golf career.

Blues halt streak of playoff-bound Dallas

Glen Metropolit and Doug Weight scored in a 17-second span in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues stop the Dallas Stars’ four-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory on Monday night.

Rock Bridge offense rolls in Bruins’ season opener

After the Rock Bridge baseball team’s spring break, Bruins coach Justin Towe thought it would take some time for his players to get adjusted at the plate.

Silver ‘Clutch’ in MU victory

For the Missouri softball team, Sunday’s game against No. 10 Texas (26-9, 2-3) saw repeat performances from two of its standouts in Saturday’s come-from-behind victory.

Frey saves Tigers with late heroics

Evan Frey wasn’t even supposed to need to bat in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon.

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