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Alden adds mea culpa to Snyder overview

Making his yearly visit to discuss the health of the athletic department with members of the university’s faculty, MU Athletic Director Mike Alden spent much of his time Thursday apologizing for the perceived mishandling of former basketball coach Quin Snyder’s resignation and addressing questions about several seemingly subjective clauses in new coach Mike Anderson’s contract.

Pirates in the bullpen

A black and white pirate flag hangs on the back wall of the Missouri bullpen during baseball games at Taylor Stadium.

Darkow leads Bruins past Kewpies

The bleachers were overflowing and fences along both sides of the Rock Bridge baseball field were lined with people on Thursday night for the Bruins game against rival Hickman. The Hickman purple and Rock Bridge green blended together in the stands as old friends talked.

Tough round for Bruins

Joe Neal was struggling. The Rock Bridge sophomore found the front nine at Lake of the Woods golf course difficult in Thursday’s match, and mistakes hampered his play.

Missouri hosts two track meets today

Although the Audrey Walton Combined Events Carnival is a relatively new event, it has quickly gained international recognition and attracted several world class athletes. With its underlying mission of promoting equality in track and field, that’s not surprising.

Hickman hires new coach

Ken Ash was hired as the new boy’s basketball coach for Hickman High School on Friday.

Rock Bridge scores two victories at home

After four straight state semifinals appearances, the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team is often the favorite during regular season matches. But on Friday, the Bruins found themselves in the position of underdog for the first time this season.

Closer to the mark

On the last play of the Missouri softball team’s 4-0 win over Kansas on Wednesday at University Field, Jayhawks pinch hitter Ashley Goodrich tapped a ground ball between home plate and the pitcher’s circle. Missouri pitcher Jen Bruck rushed off the mound and grabbed the ball with her right hand, then tossed it over to first. The throw, though a little soft, got Goodrich at first to end the game.

New catcher keeps focus on defense

When the Hickman baseball team takes the field a familiar name appears on the lineup at catcher: Steponovich. Only now, Bart Steponovich has taken the place of his older brother, Nick Steponovich.

Rock Bridge looks to end Hickman run

The question on the minds of fans of the Rock Bridge baseball team is whether or not the Bruins finally have the team to beat Hickman, which has been seemingly unstoppable in recent years.

Tigers outfielder collects 200th hit in Missouri’s loss

Zane Taylor’s 200th hit came as a surprise.

Columbia College sweeps doubleheader

Stephanie Stowe and her bat proved to be crucial for the Columbia College softball team in a doubleheader sweep of Culver-Stockton College on Wednesday. However, Stowe and her bat almost didn’t get the chance.

Rock Bridge senior on the attack

Goals come easily to Jake Tillitt. At least, he makes them look easy.

Tigers deal with being on sidelines

Running back Tony Temple hasn’t enjoyed watching Missouri’s spring practices.

Minor changes

After James Boone signed a professional baseball contract, he took a shopping trip looking for some flashy merchandise.

Super Kewp’s family drove her to excellence

Hickman senior Kelsey McClure has sports in her blood. And it shows on the field. McClure leads the Kewpies’ girls soccer team in scoring with nine goals in as many games, matching her total from last year.

Rock Bridge’s Loeb coaches confidence

Fabiola Lopez has become accustomed to watching her son, Daniel, play varsity tennis for Rock Bridge. Now a senior, he’s been a regular in the singles lineup since last season.

Missouri stays close against Canada

“Canada” and “Mizzou” glowed side by side on the Walton Soccer Stadium scoreboard for the first time when the Canadian national team beat Missouri 2-0.

Cougars enjoy good times, best win streak

The music that was blaring over the loud speakers at the end of the Columbia College’s softball games against Harris-Stowe State University Tuesday said it all — “Celebrate good times, come on!”

Proper welcome home

ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take Brian Haines but a split-second to pinpoint what he noticed first. The brick, red of course, that made up many of the pillars, archways and the façade of new Busch Stadium.

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