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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.

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.

Women's basketball coach Cindy Stein is always full of charisma

They came to see her and to talk about basketball.

Roush Racing now paired with MLB

It may have seemed a little odd on the Wednesday evening before the Daytona 500 to see Columbia’s Carl Edwards and his Roush Racing teammates playing some pickup baseball on a minor league baseball field in their driver’s suits, but thanks to a new partnership with John Henry, majority owner of the Boston Red Sox, Edwards and company will now be associated with Major League Baseball.

MU baseball team set for home opener

After three weekends of up-and-down road trips, the Missouri baseball team (6-5) returns to Columbia to host its home opener at 6:30 tonight at Taylor Stadium against Youngstown State. Only 11 games into their 56-game schedule, the Tigers have relied heavily on several freshman to contribute.

Extra effort not enough for Tigers in home finale

Senior Tiffany Brooks scored the first two points against Kansas with two free throws. She went on to score nine of the team’s first 11.

Tournament should draw more fans

Missouri is hoping to get help from the home crowd when they host the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Hearnes Center. At the same time, the tournament could provide a boost for the entire wrestling community in the area.

Tigers wary of Aggies’ senior point guard

Acie Law is one of those players. It seems like he has been playing college basketball for a while.

Cougars’ Widaman big factor

Columbia College freshman guard Whitney Widaman started playing basketball when she was 5. Her mother was the coach, and she gave Widaman some advice that has stuck with her.

Brown’s hard work pays

STURGEON — It all started with a lie.

Tigers hold on

Big 12 Conference men’s basketball just isn’t that easy.

Kewpies boosted by bench

Senior Kristin Conrad doesn’t see much meaningful playing time for the No. 2 Hickman girls basketball team.

Nash funeral to be held on Monday

ST. LOUIS — The funeral service for former Missouri running back Damien Nash, who collapsed and died Saturday after a charity basketball game, will be Monday in St. Louis.

Roby curious about CU’s new coach

Colorado guard Richard Roby doesn’t always read the sports section to see what writers are saying about his 6-19 basketball team.

Youth contingent helps boost MU student fans

In the second half Wednesday night, when the Tigers’ lead against Colorado started to dwindle, a small contingent of the MU student section at Mizzou Arena started chanting to try to rally the Tigers. Only this time, those starting the chants weren’t MU students.

Cougars roll in overtime after clutch 3-pointer

There was no chance that Louis McCrary was going to give the ball up.

Wrestling with expectations

From the day he began wrestling for Missouri, it was clear that Max Askren took after his older brother Ben, a defending national champion and winner of the 2006 Dan Hodge Trophy awarded to the country’s best wrestler.

Strong rapport benefits Tigers

Bryan Mann takes grief from the Missouri women’s basketball team at just about every practice. The strength and conditioning coach will sometimes shoot around with the players before practice begins.

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