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Varsity Kewpies move over for J.V.

Although Hickman won 6-3, Thursday’s match against Hannibal was still up for grabs after singles.

Football lineman loses bulk to pitch

When Jeff Johanningmeier switched sports, he ran into

Nietzel’s calm belies his competitive fire

Junior Jordan Nietzel did not outwardly celebrate after the Rock Bridge baseball team’s home game Monday, but the rest of his team did.

Bruins’ goalies have easy night

Neither junior Tiffany Harris nor freshman Katherine Harry had much of a chance to show their stuff in net on Monday night.

Extra Points

The Hickman girls’ soccer team defeated host Smith-Cotton 3-0 on Monday. The Kewpies (10-5-4) scored all three of their goals in the second half.

Down and up day for Hickman

The Hickman boys lacrosse team went from feeling elated Saturday afternoon to feeling, well, not so elated Sunday morning.

Transfer trio comfortable with Cougars

Heather Robey, Stephanie Stowe and Stephanie Kababie never planned on crossing paths. But in 2003, they came together at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff to play softball.

MU feels better after cleaning up at Taylor Stadium

Freshman Ryan Lollis swept sunflower seeds and dirt into a neat pile outside the Tiger’s dugout.

Bruck home run can’t stop Nebraska sweep of MU

Nebraska swept the Missouri softball team at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln. Sunday’s 5-3 loss gave the Tiger’s (23-25, 7-11 Big 12) the seventh seed in the Big 12 Conference Championships.

Tigers trounce Delta Devils

Everything went right for Missouri on Saturday when they beat Mississippi Valley State on Saturday 19-2. The Tigers could not have asked for more.

Kewpie pitcher fires shutout

The Hickman baseball team knelt on the outfield grass after beating St. Charles 2-0 on Saturday at home.

Kewpies find positives in hard-fought losses

The Hickman girls’ soccer team might be 1-3-1 in its past five games, but the Kewpies say they are playing better than they have all season. Saturday afternoon, the Kewpies suffered their worst loss of the season in their last game at Cosmopolitan Park. Hickman fell 6-1 to St. Thomas Aquinas, who is ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA/Adidas National High School poll. Despite the loss, assistant coach Stephanie Krawczyk said she was impressed with her team.

Extra points

Errors hampered the Missouri softball team Saturday in a 3-1 loss to No. 14 Nebraska that dropped the Tigers to 23-24.

Depth is difference for Bruins in wins

Kirkwood defeated the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team in last year’s state semifinals. Three graduates who were part of that 2005 team were on hand when the teams met again on Saturday.

Hickman earns biggest win yet

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team had not beaten a school from the Parkway district or a team ranked in the top 10 in the state this season.

A modified life

A wide-eyed child sits in the race stands at the Lebanon I-44 Speedway. His future is playing out in front of him and he doesn’t even realize it.

On her own

The Missouri softball team’s starting rotation consists of Jen Bruck. And Jen Bruck.

Kewpies proud despite loss

The Hickman girls’ soccer team held off Nerinx Hall for 79 minutes Friday night. And despite a first minute Nerinx goal, the Kewpies were proud of their performance. After the 1-0 loss at Cosmopolitan Park, Hickman is 9-4-4 on the season.

Kewpies nab narrow district win

The scene at A.L. Gustin golf course could not have been more contradictory. Framed by dank, slate clouds and rolling, green hills, Hickman golf coach Clark Swisher stood beaming, with a hunk of polished wood tucked under one arm.

Weekend triathlon chance for rookies to test their ability

Completing a triathlon can be grueling. Tackling three sports at once for the first time, with no time to rest between events, can seem like a brief lapse in sanity. However, it can be addicting to conquer the challenges that each race holds, constantly pushing beyond perceived limits.

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