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The Bruins’ Crystal Chapin leaves fans speechless with her powerful home runs

The scoreboard at the Rock Bridge softball field stands behind the left field fence 200 feet from home plate.

Patience pays off for St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Scott Linehan pleaded patience after the St. Louis Rams’ offense stumbled the first few weeks of the season. Then he outscored Mike Martz’ attack.

Earning their respect

Missouri players said Colorado didn’t respect the Tigers’ defense.

Keeper’s nice stop one of few positives

Minutes into the second half, and down by three goals, Missouri goalkeeper Mallory Forst awaited the penalty kick of Baylor forward Missy McConnell. The penalty kick was the first that Forst has faced this season and could have decided the shape that the soccer game would take in its remaining minutes.

Loss teaches Kewpies about sloppy soccer

The Hickman soccer team lost only one of its first 10 games, but the second loss of the season Wednesday might not have been a positive turn for the Kewpies.

A familiar gallery

Rock Bridge senior Allison Coffelt tapped in on the ninth green at Lake of the Woods Golf Course on Thursday and walked towards the clubhouse. Instead of talking to her coach or asking her teammates how they did, she stopped to talk with her father, Terry. In a sport where crowd participation usually isn’t a factor, Rock Bridge parents are making sure the team knows it has loyal supporters.

Kewpie, like father, likes running

For one of Hickman’s top cross country runners, senior Josh Mantooth, learning to run was as natural as learning to walk.

Fabulous fifth

At the start of the second half Saturday, on the first offensive play, Colorado quarterback Bernard Jackson hit receiver Dusty Sprague for a 63-yard pass. Jackson punched it into the end zone on the next play, immediately draining the energy out of Memorial Stadium.

Guard shoots away slumps

Missouri guard Jason Horton knows the numbers. And shooting 34.6 percent from the floor simply isn’t good enough for a starting point guard. Horton knows that more than anyone.

MU tight ends catch up with hype

When Martin Rucker dropped an uncontested touchdown pass from Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel last week, he took it personally.

Barnett returns to Faurot Field

For Gary Barnett, this week has the same feeling as years past.

Spiezio’s hit brightens Cards’ playoff chances

Before Saturday, Scott Spiezio’s numbers as a pinch-hitter from the left side were just as futile as the St. Louis Cardinals’ record the last few weeks.

Stump the Sandalow

The pasta primavera I had before the show wasn’t sitting well. My tie felt tighter than it ever had. The lights on the set seemed brighter and hotter than before. If I didn’t get this right, I was screwed, and I knew it.

Kewpie's defense shows well

By looking at the scoreboard in Hickman’s 44-6 loss to No. 3 Rockhurst Friday night, it is impossible to see how well the Kewpie defense played.

Looking for first conference win

The Missouri soccer team will attempt to win its first conference game of the season when they take on the Baylor Bears.

Rael Rotich leads Columbia College volleyball

After playing sparingly for the majority of the 2005 Columbia College volleyball season, Rael Rotich is making the most of her starting role in 2006.

Battle on the tennis court

Bethel Park is awfully quiet this Saturday morning. No barking dogs, no laughing children. The only sound audible, save for the distant whirring of twin jet engines overhead, is the soft pop of yellow fuzz on tightened string.

Lives behind Rock Bridge football

Rock Bridge running back Scott Concannon was feeling well enough on Saturday morning to eat a hearty breakfast with seven of his teammates. He devoured his pancakes, hash browns and toast like they were Jefferson City defenders.

Rock Bridge survives first test

Rock Bridge had dominated its previous competition, but Jefferson City was not about to let the Bruins crash its Homecoming celebration.

Buffaloes not extinct yet

When Missouri left Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., on Nov. 5, the team’s body language spoke volumes. Heads were bowed. The Tigers’ confidence was reeling. And there was a sense of urgency to dig deep, and dig fast, in order to salvage at least a bowl game invite.

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