Women's basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 conference, but solid play has lead to a position at the top of the rankings.
On the boys' side Rock Bridge is the top seed and receives a bye this week, while Hickman must win on the first day of the tournament to continue. Both Hickman and Rock Bridge's girls teams will have a bye in their tournament.
Hickman wrestler Drae Cox advanced to the finals of his weight class with two wins today.
Chastity Prince was 4-4 from the 3-point line as the Hickman girls basketball team defeated Jackson 57-30. This was the Kewpies final game before the District tournament.
The Tigers competed in the first day of the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas.
Willa Wang, a 13-year-old from Ann Arbor, easily won her heat of the 200-meter butterfly preliminaries at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday.
The Missouri Grand Prix kicked off Friday with three pool records.
Rock Bridge had three wrestlers lose today in the state finals, with one still having a chance to place as high as third.
Missouri guard Jason Horton and his former teammate, Stefhon Hannah, were charged with third-degree assault Friday in connection with a January fight at a late-night restaurant.
Hansen will swim in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle and the 200-backstroke today. He competes in the preliminaries of the 200-breaststroke Saturday and the 100-breaststroke Sunday. The Grand Prix marks the first long-course meet — the same format as the Olympic trials and the Olympics — that Hansen has competed in since the U.S. National Championships in August.
Columbia has five wrestlers competing in the state finals, three from Rock Bridge and two from Hickman.
Despite being in the middle of one its best defensive performances of the season, the Columbia College men’s basketball team needed a spark on offense. A dunk by Jake Alexander provided the necessary ignition.
In a year where the Tigers have only one conference win and rank at or near the bottom of almost every major statistical category in the Big 12 Conference, the affinity and skill in firing the 3-point shot has kept the team in the thick of most games.
A big key to slowing Beasley in the first meeting on Feb. 2 was double and triple-teaming him each time he touched the ball.
Lori Halvorson and Colleen Gordon will participate in the Missouri Grand Prix, which begins on Friday, hoping for a chance to compete for an Olympic spot.
While road meets tend to produce lower scores because of unfamiliar equipment and hostile crowds, the need for high scores in away meets is essential for regional qualifying.
Ben Askren was selected to be on the USA wrestling World Cup team that is competing at the 2008 World Cup for freestyle wrestling this weekend in Russia.