Hickman swimmer John Willet emerges from the Hickman weight room draped in a baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants. He’s a head taller than most of his teammates but otherwise blends in with the mass of Rock Bridge and Hickman swimmers going home for the evening after a lifting session.
His easy stride displays the laid-back personality coach John Hamilton said has not changed in the four years he has coached Willet. This is the guy who might be a state champion in two months.
A groin injury limited Columbia College junior forward Nahowan Saxon to a little over four minutes of play the last two games, but Thursday night he made a successful return.
Saxon contributed more than 27 minutes and scored a game-high 18 points, including 11 in the first half to lead the Cougars to a 75-47 win against Maryville at The Arena of Southwell Complex.
If the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball players can keep their momentum, they’ll eclipse last year’s poor performance.
Undefeated, the Bruins extended their winning streak to six by beating California 45-27 Thursday night. It was Rock Bridge’s second home game of the season.
Rock Bridge sophomore Isaiah Warren stole the ball and the game from Hickman.
Warren’s quick defensive instincts sent the Bruins to a 53-51 victory Thursday night at
In many college sports, starting immediately is a selling point. Significant early playing time can make an athlete’s decision on a particular school.
Wrestling is a little different. In the ferociously competitive Big 12 Conference, redshirting early is commonplace. This luxury wasn’t afforded Missouri’s Chris McCormick, though.
It pays to concentrate on all facets of the game.
On a night when shots weren’t falling, the Hickman girls’ basketball team found other ways to produce in a 63-45 win against Helias on Wednesday at Hickman.
When Charliss Ridley signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Indiana in 1999, the highly regarded recruit had never heard of the Columbia College women’s basketball team.
That is because the team did not exist.
Lindsay Hunter, a junior setter on the Missouri volleyball team, was named second team AVCA All-American on Wednesday.
She is the second player at Missouri to be named to an All-American team. Christi Myers was a third-team selection in 2002.
Just when the drama surrounding Ricky Clemons seemed to be finished, another twist in the story has emerged.
Ryan Wolf, a former coach at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan., has been indicted by a federal grand jury on suspicion of providing illegal financial help and false academic credentials to athletes. The list of athletes includes former Missouri point guard Clemons and Randy Pulley, who was brought in to replace Clemons.
For all but a few minutes Tuesday night, the coach’s chair on Hickman’s side of the wrestling mat was vacant.
Coach J.D. Coffman stood for the duration of the dual meet and bark-ed orders and words of encouragement to his wrestlers.
The ACC is touted by many pundits as the best conference for men’s basketball, but this year the Big 12 is giving it a run for its money.
The Big 12 is the only conference with four undefeated teams. The ACC and Big East each have three.
Young basketball players can bring excitement and energy to complement veteran players.
The problem for Douglass High basketball coach Lynn Allen is that he doesn’t have many veterans.
Rock Bridge wrestler Jason Richards described Tuesday’s dual meet against rival Hickman as “the biggest match of the season.”
Although Richards thought the meet was huge, Hickman’s K.C. Pescaglia treated it the same as any other match.
The Hickman boys’ basketball team lost to Hazelwood Central 73-60 in Florissant. The loss dropped the Kewpies to 3-5. Hazelwood improved to 5-0.
The Kewpies were led by senior Kyle Smith, who scored 29 points. Hazelwood was lead by junior Alex Tyus’ 26 points. Hickman assistant coach Dan Bachmeier said Tyus lived up to his expectations.
An MU football player was charged with rape and sodomy Monday.
After a female student at the university accused him of assaulting her early Sunday morning, Alvin D. Newhouse, 19, was charged of forcible rape and forcible sodomy.
The Rock Bridge basketball team showed there is strength in numbers Monday night.
The Bruins defeated Marshall 79-33 at Rock Bridge, replacing the starters with a younger lineup in the second half.
Being a sports official is a lot like being a journalist.
Officials and journalists say they’re objective, but the public is generally quite skeptical of those claims. Also, both often receive more blame than they deserve.
When Amber Cox planned to visit a college friend in Scottsdale, Ariz., during the summer, she had no idea she was visiting her future home state.
But when Cox, the assistant athletic director at Columbia College, saw a job posting in June that said the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury was looking for a Director of Marketing, she decided to apply.
The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team survived a sloppy performance Monday at Marshal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gunther Cunningham knows exactly what he would like to see tonight: Tennessee linebacker Keith Bulluck on Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Cunningham, the Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive coordinator, spent the past three seasons with Bulluck, helping coach him into a star.