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Flying high: Douglass’ star center leads by example

When Douglass senior Anthony Massengale tried to recall his favorite basketball memory after Thursday’s 78-33 rout of the visiting Jamestown Eagles, words escaped him.

Coughlin’s golden career

On August 16, 2004 in Athens, Greece, Natalie Coughlin lived out her lifelong dream. Swimming in the finals of the 100-meter backstroke at the Olympic Games, Coughlin touched the wall at the end of the race just ahead of Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry. She had won her first gold medal.

Perry a beaming success

Dressed in a furry white robe adorned with pink and red hearts and a red bow tied around her ponytail, sophomore Missouri gymnast Adrianne Perry came to practice on Wednesday in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Unfamiliar way to win

These were free throws the Missouri Tigers needed to make.

Shooting falters, but Brown turns to other parts of game

Missouri coach Mike Anderson wasn’t even asked about Marshall Brown after the Tigers’ 18-point loss to Kansas on Saturday.

Tigers softball deserves more appreciation

In many ways, college softball can be as exciting as baseball.

End of long Big 12 losing streak sweet for Tigers

The most recent time the Missouri women played Kansas on Valentine’s Day it was 1990 when the Jayhawks beat the Tigers in Columbia. This year in Lawrence Kan., it was a different story.

Unusual location for softball

University Field, home of the Missouri softball team, looked more like a lonely ice skating rink Wednesday afternoon. The stands were empty, the air was cold enough to bite through your coat, and a layer of ice and snow covered the hidden playing surface. The frosty February weather, however, was not enough to keep the Tigers from playing their home opener against Missouri-Kansas City.

Gray, Bruins victorious in home finale

Growing up, Rock Bridge senior Logan Gray dreamed of playing basketball in Rock Bridge’s gym.

MU wrestlers search for answers after latest grind

You could hear the disappointment in the Hearnes Center stands as the Missouri wrestling team’s lineup was announced Wednesday night.

Wrestling with shadows

Last year, as a freshman, Vince Pescaglia sat on the sidelines as his brothers, Tony and K.C., captured state wrestling championships for the Hickman Kewpies. This year, it’s little brother’s turn to share the spotlight. Vince will join his brother K.C. when the state wrestling meet begins today at Mizzou Arena.

MU bonds unbroken for N’Garsanet

After moving 120 miles away from your best friends, there’s nothing like Chinese food to remind you of home after a long day at work.

Wrestlers build off adversity

Raymond Jordan knows all about perseverance.

Hannah seeks balance

After fouling out against Kansas, Stefhon Hannah laid for an extra second on Norm Stewart Court thinking about what had just happened.

Connely shoots Stars to victory

Sheena Connely, a freshman starting guard for Stephens College, had a game she will remember for quite some time Tuesday night in the Stars’ basketball game against Central Christian College.

MU looks for revenge against Texas A&M

At No. 1 nationally, Texas might be the national focus of the Big 12 men’s swimming championships in College Station, Texas, but Missouri is focused on the hometown Aggies.

Gymnasts are all about the team

For much of a competitive gymnast’s life, there is not much concern about a team’s performance. But as the six freshman on Missouri’s gymnastics team learned this year, a team can be found in the Tigers’ chalk-filled gym.

MU softball set to begin home slate

The Missouri softball team will begin its home schedule today with a doubleheader against the UMKC Kangaroos.

Defying gravity

There’s a lot Missouri pole vaulter Brian Hancock has to deal with as he goes about his sport. First there’s the fiberglass pole. At 14 feet 6 inches long, it weighs about 40 pounds more than Hancock. He must hold the pole straight up in the air and sprint as fast as he can. Then, while still running, he must plant the pole so it lodges perfectly into a 12-inch wide, 8-inch deep metal box. Oh, and then he must propel himself over a 16-foot high bar and land safely on an 18- by 20-foot foam mat.

Cancellation adds flavor to district tournament

A month later, fans upset with the cancellation of the Jan. 24 Rock Bridge-Hickman girls basketball game might get some closure.

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