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Columbia players return home

Fans applauded as soon as the MO-X bus pulled into the Broadway Shopping Center parking lot.

Earleywine takes over for Tigers

The past year was a disappointing time for the Missouri softball team. After entering the season ranked No. 18 in ESPN.com/USA Softball’s Collegiate Top 25 poll, the Tigers finished 26-27 and missed out on the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. Then, on Aug. 3, coach Ty Singleton announced he was leaving MU after four years to take the head coaching position at the University of New Mexico.

Tigers excel in season opener

The offense and defense of the Missouri soccer team benefitted from each other Friday night.

Chiefs end skid against Rams

KANSAS CITY — Trent Green directed two scoring drives and the Kansas City Chiefs snapped an eight-game preseason losing streak Saturday night with a lackluster 16-12 victory over St. Louis.

Team bonding important for Kewpies, Bruins

The teams have been building close bonds since official practice began Aug. 7.

New Hickman coach brings his own style

New Hickman football head coach Jason Wright is focused on continuing a great football tradition, one that includes a state championship in 2004. But he is continuing that tradition with his own coaching style.

New Rock Bridge coach developing his players

It’s just after 5 p.m. Friday and the Rock Bridge Bruins softball team has just finished an intrasquad scrimmage, playing for a day off from practice Saturday. Thursday night the Bruinsshut out Marshall and won via the 10-run rule in their season opener.

Team-by-team breakdown

Coming off an Independence Bowl victory and the departure of quarterback Brad Smith, there are questions about what the Missouri program can do this season. With Chase Daniel at quarterback, a secondary with little

experience outside of safety David Overstreet but 17 starters returning,

the possibilities for this season are many. Keeping that in mind, the

Missourian is taking a look at Missouri’s opponents for the 2006 season.

Hernandez earns first shutout for Royals starter

TORONTO — Runelvys Hernandez picked a perfect time to throw Kansas City’s first shutout by a starter in more than two years.

Cards get unexpected help

ST. LOUIS — The first seven hitters in the St. Louis Cardinals’ order were a quiet 3-for-27. It was the last two that the Chicago Cubs could not handle.

Young receivers vie for spot

Take a quick glance at the Missouri football team’s roster and the similarities between Danario Alexander and Jared Perry will jump right out.

Rivalry match doesn’t make players ignore court manners

When the girls’ tennis teams from Hickman and Rock Bridge meet, rivalry is one of “mutual respect,” coaches say.

Young Tigers not lacking good players

It has not taken long for freshman Kristin Andrighetto to make her mark on the Missouri soccer team. Her old nickname, “Weasel,” a testament to her sneaky approach to stealing the ball, has also followed her to Audrey J. Walton Stadium.

MU senior still alive in U.S. Amateur play

Missouri senior John Kelly played his steadiest round yet in defeating Eddie Olson, 4 and 3, at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Chaska, Minn., on Thursday afternoon.

Cougars can’t sleep through tough early schedule

While many teams prefer to ease into a season by playing against low-level competition, the Columbia College soccer team will be doing the opposite.

Missouri native returns to coach MU softball

Ehren Earleywine was named the new Missouri softball coach Friday morning, replacing former coach Ty Singleton, who left MU for New Mexico on Aug. 3. Earleywine is the program’s eighth coach.

Big welcome for Little League team

They have been on ESPN, but they don’t mind throwing candy from convertibles.

Lineup changes at DE spot

When the week began, the competition for the final starting spot at defensive end was turning into one of the Missouri football team’s most intriguing sidenotes.

Fishing fraternity

Stink bait, consisting mostly of rotten cheese and chicken blood, is not intended for human consumption. That is precisely why eating it becomes a great bet on a boring day at Tombstone Tackle. When the temperature gets extreme, the regulars at the bait and tackle shop on Business Loop 70 West retreat indoors. The shop becomes more of a frat house than a fishing store.

Bruins start promising new season

Though she refused to comment on her expectations for her team, Rock Bridge volleyball coach Beth Newton said that the squad will be worth watching.

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