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Pembroke Hill runs away with Class 3 state title

Lining up more than an hour and a half before Saturday’s game began, fans from Blair Oaks waited outside Mizzou Arena to see the Jefferson City team’s Class 3 girls’ championship game. The kelly-green shirts most were wearing announced the school’s trip to the state final four, the first in the Falcons’ history.

The tie that binds

A nationally-broadcast television show filmed at his house. Acclaim and admiration from his peers. A chance to teach others about what he loves.

Top Tigers dominate trio of events

While working on her balance beam routine at a recent practice, Missouri senior Jodie Heinicka paused, almost in mid-stride.

“Come on, Whit!” She yelled, looking straight ahead, seemingly at a very important spot on the wall.

Harrisburg defeats Marionville for state championship

The Harrisburg Bulldogs entered Friday’s Class 2 boys’ basketball championship in uncharted territory. The school, with an enrollment of 182, had never finished better than fourth place in the state tournament.

Curator seeks board role in sports

While a second independent investigation into the resignation of former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder came to a close Thursday, UM Curator David Wasinger said he wants to bring more access and input to the athletic department as a whole.

Two Tigers in quarterfinals

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Missouri wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships Thursday.

Baffled Cougars eliminated from postseason

KANSAS CITY — With Columbia College trailing early in the second half, Cougars guard Marcus Bradford had just been called for a loose ball foul that could have gone either way. Instead of arguing the call, he turned his back on the referee and faced media row.

Wentz eager for thrills of racing in whitewater

Emilee Wentz loves to slice through fast-running rivers in her kayak.

Triple threat

When Sarah Zigler, a senior on the Missouri gymnastics team, transferred from Arizona State her sophomore year, she didn’t have a scholarship, didn’t know anyone on the team and was competing in only one event — the uneven bars.

Eye on the goals

The goals the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team shoots at may be small, but the goals the players shoot for are most definitely not.

Track and field coach honored

On Tuesday, during a weekly team “mind-set” meeting, Missouri head track and field head coach Dr. Rick McGuire was presented with the Mick Deaver Memorial Award.

William Woods sweeps Cougars

The Columbia College softball team was one out away from beating No. 9 William Woods on Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader at Cougars Softball Field.

UM System on Snyder report: No comment

The University of Missouri System will have nothing to say today or in the immediate future about a report on the departure of MU men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder. That includes MU and its athletic department, according to a statement this morning from the system.

Investigators release report, speak publicly

Independent investigators Jean Paul Bradshaw and Dalton Wright spoke with the media for nearly an hour Thursday about their findings.

Athletic director says high school turf was chosen for practical reasons

A losing bidder in Monday’s deal to lay artificial turf on football fields at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools issued a complaint the next day to the Columbia Board of Education.

Review of Snyder departure finished

More than a month after Quin Snyder resigned, and as a search for his replacement continues, the results of the second investigation into the circumstances surrounding his departure will be released today.

Preparation key to Missouri win

As part of their warmup, most members of the Missouri softball team take part in the “tip drill.” The drill consists of one player hitting the ball softly at a group of her teammates, with the goal being to keep the ball in the air by tipping it from player to player. But two Tigers, sophomores Amanda Renth and Amy Henke, weren’t enamored with the drill. So, instead, they decided to throw around a football in front of their dugout.

Tigers look to make top 10

Unlike its press conference before the Big 12 Conference wrestling tournament two weeks ago, there was no laughing, no tie-dye shirts and even junior Ben Askren behaved himself at the Missouri wrestling team’s NCAA championship press day.

Former foes now teammates

For three years, Samantha Frevert and Melissa White mainly saw each other in the opposing dugouts of the Rock Bridge vs. Hickman softball games. Now, the two share the same dugout at William Woods University.

Cougars ready for first round

Prior to the Columbia College men’s basketball team’s home games, fans and media are handed an 8 1/2-by-11 inch poster that doubles as a program. The poster, while informative, only has two pages of information and statistics. For the NAIA national tournament, however, Columbia College’s media relations department released an 86-page media guide, complete with pictures and recaps of every game this season.

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