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Wavro up for the challenge

The top golfer on the Missouri women’s team, junior Stephanie Wavro, became a golfer on her eighth birthday. Her father, Steve Wavro gave her a set of clubs and “was basically like, ‘Here, you play golf now,’” Stephanie Wavro said.

Rock Bridge quietly gets victory

The green grass of the outfield contrasts with the red dirt of the infield. The smell of hot dogs rides the crisp spring breeze that blows through the bleachers at the Rock Bridge baseball field. The ring of aluminum bats breaks through country music played over a scratchy loud-speaker and on Wednesday evening, the constant cheering of the visitors’ dugout joined the sights and sounds of the ballpark.

Tigers’ thrower setting records

One year’s worth of progress can be astounding. For Jason Morris, a year of training has made a world of difference.

Tigers advance with two wins

The Missouri softball team beat Texas Tech and Nebraska Wednesday at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bruins look for rare series sweep

The Rock Bridge baseball team had no idea how big the win against Hickman on April 14 would be until district seeding came back last Saturday and they had the No. 3 seed, leaving the Kewpies at No. 4.

Tigers softball season on brink

After his team completed a two-game sweep of Texas Tech on April 30, Tigers coach Ty Singleton put the achievement in perspective.

Rivalry matchup is district preview

Tuesday night’s matchup between the Hickman and Rock Bridge girls’ soccer teams at Walton Stadium held many perks for both the players and the fans.

Bruins’ Franck grows into top singles spot

It’s been a season of growth for Rock Bridge tennis player Aron Franck.

Varsity Kewpies move over for J.V.

Although Hickman won 6-3, Thursday’s match against Hannibal was still up for grabs after singles.

Football lineman loses bulk to pitch

When Jeff Johanningmeier switched sports, he ran into

Nietzel’s calm belies his competitive fire

Junior Jordan Nietzel did not outwardly celebrate after the Rock Bridge baseball team’s home game Monday, but the rest of his team did.

Bruins’ goalies have easy night

Neither junior Tiffany Harris nor freshman Katherine Harry had much of a chance to show their stuff in net on Monday night.

Extra Points

The Hickman girls’ soccer team defeated host Smith-Cotton 3-0 on Monday. The Kewpies (10-5-4) scored all three of their goals in the second half.

Down and up day for Hickman

The Hickman boys lacrosse team went from feeling elated Saturday afternoon to feeling, well, not so elated Sunday morning.

Transfer trio comfortable with Cougars

Heather Robey, Stephanie Stowe and Stephanie Kababie never planned on crossing paths. But in 2003, they came together at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff to play softball.

MU feels better after cleaning up at Taylor Stadium

Freshman Ryan Lollis swept sunflower seeds and dirt into a neat pile outside the Tiger’s dugout.

Bruck home run can’t stop Nebraska sweep of MU

Nebraska swept the Missouri softball team at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln. Sunday’s 5-3 loss gave the Tiger’s (23-25, 7-11 Big 12) the seventh seed in the Big 12 Conference Championships.

Tigers trounce Delta Devils

Everything went right for Missouri on Saturday when they beat Mississippi Valley State on Saturday 19-2. The Tigers could not have asked for more.

Kewpie pitcher fires shutout

The Hickman baseball team knelt on the outfield grass after beating St. Charles 2-0 on Saturday at home.

Kewpies find positives in hard-fought losses

The Hickman girls’ soccer team might be 1-3-1 in its past five games, but the Kewpies say they are playing better than they have all season. Saturday afternoon, the Kewpies suffered their worst loss of the season in their last game at Cosmopolitan Park. Hickman fell 6-1 to St. Thomas Aquinas, who is ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA/Adidas National High School poll. Despite the loss, assistant coach Stephanie Krawczyk said she was impressed with her team.

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