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Sibling camaraderie

Growing up, Marcie and Katie McMahon never really got along. They bickered and fought as most siblings do at a young age. Now 20 and 19 respectively, the two are more than just best friends, they’re teammates.

Young Kewpies learn from loss

Hickman track and field hosted Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon in the first junior varsity dual of the season. Although the Jays came out ahead in most events, the Kewpies were encouraged with the start.

Seniors push Kewpies to dominating victory

Seniors Kelsey McClure and Kim Foster were all smiles as they jogged off the soccer field after a 6-1 win over Helias (3-3-1) Monday night. Both Hickman girls matched their scoring totals from last year, scoring three goals apiece in the Kewpies’ seventh game of the season.

Kewpies are second at Columbia Classic

High school golfers from throughout the state met in Columbia on Monday to compete in the Columbia Classic. Hickman and Rock Bridge host this annual tournament.

Bruins bats come alive in victory over Mexico

The intensity was back and so were the bats for the Rock Bridge baseball team.

Frustrated Missouri drops fourth straight

Minutes after her team lost 11-1 to Baylor in five innings Sunday at University Field, Missouri assistant coach Autumn Eastes lingered in the dugout mulling the Tigers’ fourth straight defeat. Before entering the team room to meet with her players, Eastes stood on the top step and leaned on the railing in front of the bench, occasionally closing her eyes or shuffling the dirt around her feet.

Alford says he never talked to MU

INDIANAPOLIS — After speculation he might leave Iowa to coach Missouri or Indiana, Steve Alford said he has never talked to either school.

Extra Points

Hunched over after her match, Erika Josbena could not contain the tears. With her elbows on her knees and head buried in her hands, she stayed courtside after everyone else had left. When her face finally reemerged, it was bright red. It wasn’t from embarrassment, but because she had just lost a heartbreaking three-set tiebreak that lasted more than three hours.

Package deal

When Missouri hired Mike Anderson as its new men’s basketball coach, Athletic Director Mike Alden beamed that it was a “great day” for the university. That day, March 26, could also turn out to be a memorable date for the girls’ basketball program at either Hickman or Rock Bridge.

Extra points

Blue Springs South pitcher Matt Morgan made it tough on Rock Bridge.

Tigers lose cool, late lead in loss to rival Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Missouri baseball team stumbled late in a 3-2 loss Saturday at Kansas.

And they’re off

Halfway through the collegiate men’s 400-meter run on the second day of the Missouri Relays, all running and jumping in the Audrey J. Walton Stadium ceased and a mass of fans rose to face the American flag.

Offensive struggles continue to baffle MU in third straight defeat

At the west side of the Sports Park at MU, University Field and Walton Stadium are connected. The two facilities share bathrooms, food carts and concourses. During most softball games, the occasional foul ball that flies over University Field’s bleachers bounces off the empty seats at Walton Stadium.

Back in stride

Until recently, there have been holes in the Missouri track and field team’s roster. Seniors Amanda Bales and Tim Ross were injured early in the cross country season and have not competed. However, today’s Missouri Relays will give them a chance to test their legs and prepare for the rest of the outdoor track season.

Shorthanded Kewps set for season

The Hickman track and field team’s first meet without former coach Steve Luetjen will also be without a lot of key runners. This weekend’s Missouri Relays coincides with spring break and vacation time for many of the competing high schools.

Crowd loves to see Globetrotters deny Nationals first win

The New York Nationals received a beastly “boo” from fans at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night as they ran onto the court against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Cougars’ win streak reaches 11

The Columbia College softball team continued its hot streak in Arizona on Thursday at the Tuscon Invitational, winning two games to push its winning streak to 11.

Wheelchair basketball gives outlet to MU student

Tom Knaus never thought his life would change so quickly.

MU loses to SEMO on ninth inning HR

The Missouri baseball team fell to Southeast Missouri State 3-2 Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau.

Track meet held for high school, college teams

Most of the Missouri track and field team will be staying in Columbia during the university’s spring break, gearing up for the Missouri Relays at Audrey J. Walton stadium. The two-day open competition begins Friday and will attract athletes from high school and collegiate teams.

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