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Kewps survive OT drama

When Helias freshman Danielle Baumgartner’s shot hit the back of the net in the third minute of the second sudden-death overtime, half of Hickman’s team fell to its knees. Others hung their heads and covered their eyes as they welled up with tears.

Gardner officially in 2006 NBA draft

Guard Thomas Gardner won’t be sticking around to help new Missouri men’s basektball coach Mike Anderson attempt to resurrect the Tigers’ program.

Derby losers won’t give in at Preakness

BALTIMORE — A Kentucky Derby loser isn’t necessarily a Preakness loser.

Cardinals pitching prevails under pressure

ST. LOUIS — Matching zeros with the Mets’ Steve Trachsel, Mark Mulder found his stride.

Chiefs happy to have the Wills back on offensive line

KANSAS CITY — If anybody were eavesdropping, Will Shields and Willie Roaf must have sounded like bashful adolescents trying to muster the courage to line up a prom date.

He doesn’t catch the fish; he hunts them.

The wind rustles the grass on the side of the lake.

Tigers snap losing skid

Junior Hunter Mense had four hits and junior Gary Arndt added three, including a home run on Wednesday night for the Missouri baseball team, which snapped its three-game losing skid with a 14-2 win over Illinois at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon.

Hickman finally edges Rock Bridge

Hickman and Rock Bridge met on the soccer field for the third time this year on Tuesday evening. And for the first time this season, Hickman came out ahead. The Kewpies (11-6-4) beat the Bruins (10-7-6) 2-0 at Cosmopolitan Park in the second round of the Class 2 District 10 Championship Tournament.

Rock Bridge ends season for Kewpies

The closer the tennis match, the farther away from the court you can usually find Letty Felix.

Ruth chase has fans confused

“Zach!” I yell to my son, “I think Barry Bonds is up next.”

Royals lose again

CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals as the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday night.

Rodriguez earning keep

ST. LOUIS — Injuries gave John Rodriguez his first big break in the major leagues. A lofty .417 average is helping him carve out a more permanent niche.

Bruins show intensity

The Rock Bridge girl’s soccer team went into Monday night’s game against Smith-Cotton with direct orders to focus on their play.

New coach approves Rams’ rookies

ST. LOUIS — Except for maybe some conditioning issues, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan found a lot to be pleased about with the team’s latest crop of rookies.

Rock Bridge knows what it’s up against

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team will have to defeat some familiar opponents if it wants to make it out of its district this year.

Extra Points

Missouri’s Amanda Bales won the women’s 1500-meter run at the Big 12 Conference Track and Field Championships completed Sunday in Waco, Texas. Bales’ 4 minutes, 21.21 seconds beat Baylor’s Erin Bedell by :0.8.

Cards look klutzy

ST. LOUIS — Another stingy start by Chris Carpenter got wasted by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Bruins serve up district win

As a team, Rock Bridge dominated the Class 2 District 5 tennis tournament Saturday, winning the title by a cushy margin.

Finding his fit

Rod Williams is often the first Hickman baseball player at the practice field after school.

Rock Bridge gets long awaited sweep

It was a first for the players on the Rock Bridge baseball team.

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