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Cougar translates hockey to softball

As a catcher for the Columbia College softball team, Stephanie Stowe is used to people barreling down the third base line at her so they can get to home plate. But, in the other sport that Stowe grew up playing, physical play was also a part of the game. There were body checks and fighting and spearing, not to mention a frozen puck flying through the air at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Park plan gets positive reaction

City Manager Bill Watkins said the stadium proposal submitted Monday by the Mid-Missouri Mavericks entails “almost zero risk” for the city.

Fire and Ice

Derrick Ming stands at the edge of his dream.

MU faces Chinese squad in exhibition

For the past week, Missouri volleyball has hosted a team from BeiHang University of Beijing. The visit is part two of an exchange system between BeiHang University and MU.

Jefferson City rules at Hickman Relays

On a 45-degree night with scattered showers and chilling wind, Hickman held the fifth annual Hickman Relays, hosting Rock Bridge, Jefferson City, Helias, Mexico and Rolla. The meet turned individual events, such as discus and long jump, into relays by combining the top three scores from one school in each event. Medals were awarded for each event.

Outfielder combines skill, luck in batting

Rock Bridge junior Brandon Gerau may be the luckiest guy on the Bruins’ baseball team. And he’s the first to admit it.

Extra points

Columbia College (36-13) ended its regular season by losing both legs of a doubleheader to NCAA Div. II Central Missouri State in Warrensburg.

Bruins tie, don’t play OT out of courtesy

Despite taking a lead 10 minutes into the second half of their game Monday night against Quincy Notre Dame, the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team is still looking for its first home victory in over a month.

Dreaming of the draft

Calvin Washington has made many tackles during his four-year career as a defensive back at Missouri, but this weekend, Washington will try to tackle his biggest dream: playing in the NFL.

Mavericks propose new stadium deal

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks minor league baseball team made a presentation to the Columbia City Council on Monday night detailing a plan for construction of a stadium on city land.

Extra Points

The Hickman boys’ golf team won the 20-team Jefferson City Invitational at Jefferson City Country Club on Monday, shooting a 306. Helias finished second with a 316, and Camdenton was third with a 317. Nick Wilson led Hickman with a 73 for second. Drew Wier followed in fifth with a 75, and Kyle Kovar shot a 77 for seventh. Rock Bridge finished in 14th with a 339.

Bond catches on for Tigers

The Missouri baseball team had its chances to finish against Oklahoma State on Sunday.

MU water polo club team shows depth of sport

Two years ago, Steve Hughes was not getting everything he wanted out of his college experience.

Bruins claim charmed win

Beau Gambill and Cory Whyers were the only ones left.

Extra Points

The Missouri softball team (20-22, 4-8) lost 8-0 in five innings at No. 15 Texas A&M. The Tigers got just four hits on the day as Jen Bruck (18-16) got the loss. Missouri plays next on Wednesday at Ames, Iowa in a doubleheader against Iowa State.

The fighter and the writer

I was about to decide that an evening of watching movies at home might not be so bad after all.

Runs elusive as MU continues to struggle

In the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, Missouri’s Jacob Priday drilled his 45th hit of the season deep to left field. The single extended his hitting streak to 14 games, which is the longest on the team and a career best for Priday.

Extra Points

The Columbia College softball team’s win streak ended at a record 28 after the Cougars split a pair of games on Friday at the Oklahoma City Classic. Columbia beat Rogers State 4-3 before falling to No. 3 Oklahoma City 8-0 in five innings. Miriam Wegmann posted the Cougars’ only hit of the game, a double.

Defensive problems ruin Kanuckle’s effort

Hickman started and ended well. But during the innings in between, Francis Howell was too much for the Kewpies, who lost 6-3 Saturday at Hickman.

Old habits torment Missouri

High school lacrosse players were among the group of fans gathered Saturday afternoon at Stankowski Field to watch the Missouri lacrosse club team play Illinois. Splashes of Hickman purple filled the crowd that came to see Missouri play just its third home game of the season.

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