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Runner ends long recovery

Last year, Amanda Bales lost something she loved.

Strong teams feud in 8-team tourney

As the world’s best tennis professionals hit the hard courts for the second round of the U.S. Open in New York, Columbia will host its own major of sorts.

Forward back from leg injury

In the 27th minute of Thursday’s home opener against Rolla, Hickman goalie Brent Tegerdine cleared the ball from outside of the penalty box. The ball happened to land at the feet of forward Blaise Parker, and he scored the first goal in Hickman’s 2-1 win.

Rock Bridge dealt first loss of season

According to coach Joe Henderson, the Rock Bridge softball team had never defeated the Jefferson City Jays.

Hickman softball team depending on seniors

With four seniors leading the way, the Hickman softball team hopes that its experience will translate to wins this season.

Extra Points

Missouri freshman wrestler Max Askren is participating in the FILA Junior World Championships in Guatemala. He is competing in the 96-kilogram (211 pound) weight class. Askren’s older brother, Ben Askren, won the 2006 NCAA national title at 174 pounds.

Kewpies lose opener

It took 12 seconds for East St. Louis to score the first points in its football game against Hickman on Friday night.

A Faurot in Racers’ past, too

The name Faurot is synonymous with football in Columbia.

Bruins open with champs

Elite football teams usually spar with lesser opponents to start their seasons.

Bruins recruit ready to play for Bulldogs

The tight end gave his quarterback the signal.

Tigers setting fast pace early

Nearly 45 minutes into their Wednesday afternoon scrimmage, Missouri strength and conditioning coach David Deets spotted a couple players lagging behind on a fast break.

Bruins softball team already meeting goals

Everyone benfited.

Kewpies feel at home with retooled field

In the eight years that Jon Strodtman has been the varsity soccer coach at Hickman, his teams were lucky to play one home game at the school every other year.

Coil’s play helps Bruins stay hot

Rock Bridge senior Anna Coil stepped to the tee at L.A. Nickell Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon and ripped her drive down the middle. Fortunately for coach Melissa Melahn and the rest of the Bruins, it seems to be a clear sign of things to come.

Hamblin, team getting recognition

The 2006 Missouri women’s soccer team is built on speed and athleticism. The individual and team recognition for the Tigers are arriving quickly as well.

Rock Bridge football team wins opener

Rock Bridge wasted no time on Thursday night demonstrating it is one of the top teams in the state.

Tigers win home opener

With her team on the ropes, Missouri senior Jessica Vander Kooi delivered a knock out punch.

Transforming Tony Temple

Tony Temple’s progress on the field entering this season is obvious. Off the field is tougher to measure.

Cougars calling up foreign players

When Columbia College soccer coach John Klein is on the recruiting trail, he does not limit his search to the United States. Klein looks for the best, well-rounded player no matter what side of the Atlantic Ocean he’s from.

Rock Bridge dealt second volleyball loss

The scoreboard glowing behind Lindsey McDaniel as she palmed the ball told the entire story: Jefferson City led McDaniel’s Rock Bridge Bruins 24-23 in the tie-breaking third game of the match. It was game point for the Jays, but McDaniel’s serve.

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