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Big 12 tough road for Tigers

Before the Missouri women’s basketball team played Kansas State on Wednesday night, it was one loss away from being tied with Kansas for last place in the Big 12 Conference.

Missouri gymnastics team in full swing at Cat Classic

The Missouri gymnastics team may be preparing for its largest home meet of the year, but that didn’t stop coach Rob Drass from canceling Thursday’s practice.

Little easy for Bruins this time

JEFFERSON CITY — Thirty minutes before the District 10 semifinal game between the Rock Bridge Bruins and the Jefferson City Jays, the gym at Helias High School’s James L. Rackers Fieldhouse was still nearly empty.

Kewpies’ season ends

Having a chance to make the final basket to advance your team in postseason play is what basketball players dream about. Making that crucial free throw or desperately throwing up the 3-pointer at the buzzer are practiced

New rotation revving up Cougars before tourney

The tattoo on Columbia College forward Bryant Chambly’s left biceps reads “B-Nice,” while the matching tattoo on his right biceps says “B-Nasty.” It was fitting that his right arm — the nasty one — recorded his two thunderous blocks Thursday night at Southwell Complex. The most impressive might have been stonewalling Hannibal-LaGrange’s Haakon Skuggedal as Skuggedal went up for a dunk in the first half of the Cougars men’s basketball team’s 64-52 victory.

Gleason shines in overtime win

Douglass sophomore guard Brandon Gleason said he had been waiting to play Slater for over a year. On Thursday night at Smithton Middle School, Gleason finally got his chance.

Selflessness boosts MU

At any given time, Tiffany Brooks has the ability to create her own shot.

Clinic stresses the basics

Six lines of girls and a handful of boys stood facing Tracy Benne, the Missouri coordinator of women’s basketball operations, learning the fundamentals of shooting a basketball.

Tigers trying not to think too much about postseason

Missouri coach Mike Anderson almost acted surprised when asked about the Tigers possibly making the NCAA tournament after winning Tuesday night to improve their conference record to 6-7. It was a question he didn’t seem to enjoy answering, either.

Kewpies cruise into district final

New uniforms, same result.

Rock Bridge gets easy victory in ‘home’ game

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat host Jefferson City 49-34 Wednesday night in the Class 5 District 10 tournament.

MU wrestlers recovering from latest setbacks

As it prepares for the Big 12 Championships on March 3 in Columbia, the Missouri wrestling team’s biggest concern isn’t an Iowa State team that ended the Tigers’ perfect Big 12 Conference record Feb. 11. Nor is MU worried about any of the other three teams in the conference, all ranked in the top 20 in the nation.

Big meet a big draw

The Missouri Grand Prix held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center last weekend was the most well-attended event at the MU Student Recreation Complex, officials from the Department of Recreation Services and Facilities said.

Johnson diverse in roles off Tigers’ bench

Jessra Johnson isn’t known for her defense. In fact, the freshman forward for the Missouri women’s basketball team is almost known for her lack of it.

Lawrence finishes off OU

Stefhon Hannah stuck his head into the doorway to peek out at the reporters waiting for him after Missouri’s win against Oklahoma. For Hannah, it’s been a custom of his to duck back into the hallway to act as if he’s hiding from the reporters.

Lyons brings extra intensity to Oklahoma game

It’s not one that is consistently dependable. But every Lyons jumper isn’t a waste of a Missouri possession either. When Lyons is making his jump shots, he’s even tougher for opposing big men to guard, players who usually aren’t as quick as he is.

Bruins take new focus into district

When the Rock Bridge girls basketball team takes the court tonight at 7:30, Bruin senior Ashley Dressler will be focused.

Extra points: Hickman dominant in first round

No. 3 seed Hickman won its first round game in the Class 5 District 10 Tournament with a 57-27 rout of Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tuesday night in Jefferson City.

Past ugly for OU coach

Mike Anderson doesn’t have a relationship with many of the coaches in the Big 12 yet. But he does have one with Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel.

Elite club preparing for Beijing

Ann Arbor, Mich., is home to Club Wolverine, one of the most prominent swim clubs in the world. Five members of this elite squad competed in the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center this weekend. Four Olympians, plus Davis Tarwater, a member of the U.S National team who hasn’t competed in the Olympics, swam in Columbia.

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