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An hour before the final bell rang at Hickman on Wednesday, students were already lining up to see athletic trainer Stephanie West. By 3:30 p.m. her small office outside of the girls’ locker room was filled with athletes, some taping their wrists and ankles before practice, others, seriously injured and out for the rest of the season, waiting to begin physical therapy sessions.

McIntosh gets Kewpies back in win column

Casey McIntosh bounced back.

Henke perseveres to help Hickman

Hickman senior Dillan Henke’s baseball career might have ended three years ago as a freshman.

Leader of the pack finds balance at MU

Chris Wolf will stand at the front of an MU classroom at 9 this morning. He will not give a presentation or make an announcement.

Seniors drive Kewps’ attack

Dirty work by senior attackman J.J. Bennett and dirty jokes by fellow senior attackman Zach Nikin have led to a surge in scoring from the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team.

Doubles tandem notches big come-from-behind win

It didn’t look good for Rock Bridge tennis players Scott Hawf and Eric Sterchi on Thursday. Playing all eight-game pro sets, single set matches where the first to eight wins, the seniors were down 7-4 in their No. 1 doubles match against Glendale.

MU closing in on two basketball recruits

Missouri’s basketball coaches continue to recruit and despite not inking any recruits yet, a couple of prospective players seem close to choosing MU.

Missouri decathlete honored

When Hans Uldal finished second in his first combined events competition in his home country of Norway at 16, he was a little disappointed.

Extra points

The Columbia College softball team broke the record for consecutive wins in a season at 27 Wednesday in a doubleheader sweep at Missouri Baptist. Coach Wendy Spratt was a junior center fielder for Columbia College when the old record was set at 26 in 1989.

Pickled players

Sweat soaked members of the Hickman tennis team Tuesday afternoon. The sun glared down on the players during Hickman’s 6-3 victory over Marshall.

Dennis struggles in Tigers’ rough loss

Missouri pitcher Megan Dennis didn’t take part in fall practices. In the winter of 2005, Dennis tore her right Anterior Cruciate Ligament while playing badminton in high school. The knee was injured so badly that she was not cleared to practice softball with Missouri until January.

ESPNU’s Mike Hall drops anchor at MU

Standing near the MU Columns, Mike Hall still looks like a typical college student. His dirty blond hair is styled to make it look messy. His long-sleeved, purple shirt adorned with white vertical stripes was left unbuttoned at the chest. His sunglasses were pinned to the inside of his collar, despite the bright sun shining over the MU campus.

Extra Points

MU Golf: The women’s team turned in Tuesday’s best performance with a 287 in round two of the Big 12 Conference Championships. With this score, the women jumped four places into third, behind leader Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

Lightning crashes comeback chances

The Hickman girls’ soccer team entered the second half of its home game Tuesday night trailing Jefferson City 2-0.

Columbia men’s runner earns much more than marathon glory

Ted Brandt says he runs marathons to help slow the aging process. Cesar Mello does it because it is another way to stay competitive and keep his mind clear. Brian Evans competes to help orphans in Sudan.

Bruins get knocked out early

At the outset of each game, the starters on the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team shout at each other, each taking their turn to ask one of their teamates if they are ready to play and assuring one another that they are.

Pfau loses grip in sixth

The game was going well for Chris Pfau.

Extra Points

Missouri is in eighth place at 313 after the first round of the 2006 Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Monday in Lincoln, Neb.

Kewpies’ high endurance is key after layoff

Senior Brittany Sharp and the rest of the Hickman girls’ soccer team is ready to get back out on the field. The Kewpies play their first game in ten days tonight against Jefferson City at Cosmopolitan Park. Sharp said the break gave the team time to fine-tune specific plays such as free kicks, so it can “capitalize on those opportunities” during games. But the break was definitely not a time for rest.

Tigers win pair in home finale

Sunday at the Green Tennis Center, matches against Memphis and St. Louis concluded a wearying three days for the Missouri tennis team. The Tigers finished their home season by defeating Memphis 6-1 and St. Louis 7-0.

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