Instead of hanging out with friends and trying to fight off senioritis, Michael Keck and Luke Lambert were practicing at Faurot Field on Wednesday, hoping to impress the Missouri football team’s coaching staff and earn playing time in the fall.
Darrell Foster is laughing.
Joe Neal is not the same golfer that made the Rock Bridge varsity squad as a freshman. He’s not quite like the golfer that qualified for the state tournament last year as a sophomore either.
Emily Young won the 1600-meter race Tuesday night, leading the race for all four laps around the Hickman track. Young may have been even faster, if she would have been racing in her usual event.
Like a typical younger sibling, Katie McMahon did her best to imitate her older sister Tuesday.
Near the end of the Hickman boys tennis practice, first-year coach Andy Materer yelled to his team, “What’s next?”
For the first half of Rock Bridge’s soccer game Tuesday night, it seemed that the spectators might have braved the rainy and windy 45-degree weather for nothing.
Both the Missouri men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams received recognition by the College Swim Coaches Association of America by being named to their academic All-American lists for the fall 2006 semester.
When Hickman junior Chris Pfau put on a Kewpies uniform for the first time his freshman year, he set a goal for himself.
Putting a left-handed spin on a serve is something not many tennis players can do. For Rock Bridge senior Stefan Nosic, playing tennis as a lefty is a clear advantage.
Missouri junior Elisha Hunt was seeded 15th in the women’s weight throw last week at the indoor NCAA championships, but surprised everybody by finishing fourth.
Although the results weren’t good, the Columbia College softball team enjoyed the experience of playing in the Mizzou Invitational. The Cougars, an NAIA program, got to play on MU’s University Field and play against Northwestern, the 2006 NCAA runner-up and current No. 7 team, as well as Missouri and Western Illinois.
This season was supposed to be different for the Missouri women’s basketball team.
Stefhon Hannah at least had the look of a satisfied person on Wednesday.
Maybe it was the strain of playing five games in five days. Perhaps it was a case of looking ahead rather than focusing on the game at hand. Or, it might simply have been time for the Missouri baseball team to face a challenge.
It wasn’t a season burdened with high expectations.
Paul Bolerjack doesn’t know where his daughters found their love for basketball. But he does know where they got their skills. And while their skills aren’t necessarily from his genetics, they are of his influence.
If you venture onto a Missouri football message board, you’re likely to see complaints from Missouri fans about the type of offense that the Tigers run.
If freshman Jessra Johnson were allowed to participate in postseason NCAA bracketing, Duke’s loss to Virginia Commonwealth would have ruined her predictions.
One last time, wrestling fans got to see what they had seen so many times before. The last match of Ben Askren’s career ended the way most did: with style, flair and a victory.