The Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team didn’t end up needing an extra goal anyway.
Midway through the second half, Rock Bridge’s Claire Schaeperkoetter appeared to have scored a goal on a rebound of a shot that opposing goalkeeper Theresa Williams had deflected.
Ashley Hays stood waiting on the University Field dirt before the bottom of the 13th inning Saturday, just a step or two from the chalk of the first-base line.
She had set foot on the field several times in the preceding three-plus hours — to congratulate teammates who scored a run and to play catch with her fellow outfielders before every inning.
Every athlete can attest to its presence.
It’s the tightness in your chest, the trembling in your fingers and the flips in your stomach.
Stephens College tennis freshman Jaclyn Cook faced pressure from all angles Saturday.
In the third set of her singles match, a tiebreaker was needed to decide the victor. But there was more riding on the tiebreaker than just one match.
Quintin Norris, 30, is a self-described “enthusiastic friend” of Columbia College.
He appeared at the school three years ago when women’s basketball coach Mike Davis came to Columbia College and started the basketball program.
A sweep of the three relay events led Hickman to victories over Mary Institute Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) and Blue Springs South in its duel meet on Friday at Hickman.
Rock Bridge defeated MICDS but fell short against Blue Springs South.
The Hickman high school team had the privilege of playing this road game in friendly surroundings.
After the Kewpies' game at Macon was rained out on Tuesday, the Tigers played a home game at Hickman Field Friday because of a scheduling conflict on their homefield.
They never did quite make themselves at home.
This type of pitching will get you noticed.
Hickman starter Steven Boyer pounded the strike zone relentlessly Thursday against Rock Bridge for an 8-0 Kewpies victory at Hickman Field.
Austra Skujyte could break a world record today.
Skujyte, the silver medalist for Lithuania in the women’s heptathlon at the 2004 Olympics and a Kansas State graduate, is one of four women competing in the first official women’s decathlon held in the United States.
Missouri softball coach Ty Singleton has a philosophy he has preached to his Tigers from the start of the year.
“One thing I ask them to do is, ‘I want you to put a curtain in front of that pitcher,’” he told his team after the Tigers’ game against Drake on March 13. “You can’t see the pitcher. All you see is the arm and the ball being released.”
In February, the outlook of Missouri’s gymnastic team wasn’t so hot.
Coach Rob Drass said his team wasn’t performing at the level it should be. His challenge was to make the Tigers believe how good they were and force them to stop coasting at an average level.
The key to the Missouri women’s tennis team’s recent success has been its team play.
In their 5-2 home victory against Kansas on Saturday, every Tiger that played scored a victory for the team. Although Charlotte Bellis and Hana Kraftova did not win their singles matches, they teamed up to win the doubles match and get the Tigers that point.
The Hickman baseball players are taking out the trash to raise money.
The team, with assistance from the Hickman parents’ dugout club, is hosting a rummage sale and a waffle breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at Hickman High School.
It’s normally no big deal when a softball player fouls a pitch behind home plate or over the press box on the third base side of University Field.
The ball makes a loud “clang” on the metal bleachers of adjoining Audrey J. Walton Stadium, home to Missouri soccer and track.
Ten stolen bases.
Rock Bridge coach Terry Whitney had a feeling the number was up there.
Rock Bridge’s Lauren Kelly was finally part of a goal.
Kelly fired a shot that clipped the top of the crossbar in the first half and missed a shot wide right in the second half. She made up for those misses with a centering pass to an uncovered Rachel Mends, who scored in the 19th minute of the second half.
From 100 yards out, the ball sailed high into the air and landed within five feet of the pin.
Rock Bridge’s Thomas Schuenemeyer was having a slow day until this shot on the sixth hole at A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday.
Missouri football fans eager for their first glimpse of the Tigers this year will get the opportunity Saturday when the team holds its annual Black and Gold spring game.
Don’t expect the most familiar faces to see most of the action though.
Justin Jackson was eyeing a starting spot on Hickman’s varsity baseball team when he was in Lange Middle School.
“He was basically like a team manager in seventh grade,” said Hickman coach Dave Wilson, who introduced Jackson to the team six years ago.
ST. LOUIS — Choosing to face Albert Pujols with the bases loaded was a no-brainer for Danny Graves.
Nursing a one-run lead and with runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Cincinnati Reds manager Dave Miley had his closer walk Larry Walker intentionally to load the bases. The move worked out perfectly when the St. Louis Cardinals’ most dangerous hitter grounded into a double play, ending the Reds’ 6-5 victory on Wednesday.