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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.

MU pigskin sees a friend in ‘Pig’

COLUMBIA — Don’t call him Cornelius. His name is Pig.

NCAA football installs changes

If the NCAA Football Rules Committee decided to make changes last year instead of this year, we might have a different defending national champion coming into the 2006 season.

Rams release eight players in first cuts

ST. LOUIS — When it’s time to deliver the bad news, Scott Linehan believes in a personal touch.

MU vollyball hoping for another hit

With the best season in Missouri volleyball history now behind them, coach Wayne Kreklow’s Tigers are hoping 2006 will be just as memorable.

Getting good seats requires extra effort

It’s dark. And it’s drizzling. And it’s 5:45 a.m. But as MU juniors Andy Butler and Drew Minert get in Butler’s 1997 Nissan Altima to set out on their mission, none of that matters. It’s football season.

So far, Pinkel not so serious

As it turns out, Gary Pinkel just might have something in common with former French Queen Marie Antoinette.

Coach is keeping things lighter with team, media alike.

ST. LOUIS — Usually, Albert Pujols is the St. Louis hitter opposing teams worry about most. Right now the Cardinals’ most dangerous player may be Gary Bennett, a journeyman catcher playing for his seventh team in six seasons.

A fast start

Ashley Hamblin could only smile at her performance after the Missouri soccer team upset Illinois.

Missouri senior second at U.S. Amateur

As recently as 10 days ago, John Kelly was virtually a nobody in the world of golf. His only tournament victories were July’s Missouri State Stroke Play and a May tournament at Old Warston Country Club near St. Louis. Hardly impressive compared to his peers at the U.S. Amateur Championship. Now, Kelly, a Missouri senior, is the second-best amateur in the country and considered a force to be reckoned with during the upcoming NCAA season.

Hali part of Chiefs’ defensive rebound

KANSAS CITY — Tamba Hali, who missed the Chiefs’ first two preseason games because of sore ribs, sported a stunned smile after his first NFL game.

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