The Missouri baseball team lost 8-6 to Oklahoma State on Saturday in Norman, Okla., after falling 6-4 in Friday’s series opener. The loss marks the third consecutive Big 12 Conference series that Missouri has dropped.
Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools have had a rivalry since 1973, when Rock Bridge opened its doors for its first school year.
Fourteen men crouched at the line, waiting for the heart-stopping sound of the starter’s gun to begin the 1500-meter race. It was the final event of the men’s decathlon of the 3rd Annual Audrey Walton Combined Event Carnival, and the pressure was on. Although each competitor used everything they had left, only one was going for a record.
Stephen Taylor had been waiting, and training, for this day for six months. He and his girlfriend, Rachel Biber, rose at 5 a.m. on April 9 in the city of Tempe, Az. The two were going to compete in one of the toughest Ironman competitions in the country, the Ford Ironman Arizona.
The Missouri football team will have one returning starter in the defensive backfield this season. But if Alex Woodley had kept himself on the field last season, that number might be two.
WWE wrestler Gene Snitsky was in attendance at Saturday’s game. Snitsky, who was an offensive tackle with Missouri from 1988 to 1992, was shown on the video board at Memorial Stadium before the start of the second half. Wearing a red “Raw is War” tank top, Snitsky flexed his pectoral muscles for the crowd. He was in the process of taking his shirt off before the video board switched to other subjects.
Chase Daniel was upset. He really only had one reason.
Heather Carver is laughing about her cancer treatment.
Temperatures soared to 88 Thursday, which was nearly a record high, but the Missouri football team had a cooler practice. The team practiced without pads.
Making his yearly visit to discuss the health of the athletic department with members of the university’s faculty, MU Athletic Director Mike Alden spent much of his time Thursday apologizing for the perceived mishandling of former basketball coach Quin Snyder’s resignation and addressing questions about several seemingly subjective clauses in new coach Mike Anderson’s contract.
A black and white pirate flag hangs on the back wall of the Missouri bullpen during baseball games at Taylor Stadium.
The bleachers were overflowing and fences along both sides of the Rock Bridge baseball field were lined with people on Thursday night for the Bruins game against rival Hickman. The Hickman purple and Rock Bridge green blended together in the stands as old friends talked.
Joe Neal was struggling. The Rock Bridge sophomore found the front nine at Lake of the Woods golf course difficult in Thursday’s match, and mistakes hampered his play.
Although the Audrey Walton Combined Events Carnival is a relatively new event, it has quickly gained international recognition and attracted several world class athletes. With its underlying mission of promoting equality in track and field, that’s not surprising.
Ken Ash was hired as the new boy’s basketball coach for Hickman High School on Friday.
After four straight state semifinals appearances, the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team is often the favorite during regular season matches. But on Friday, the Bruins found themselves in the position of underdog for the first time this season.
On the last play of the Missouri softball team’s 4-0 win over Kansas on Wednesday at University Field, Jayhawks pinch hitter Ashley Goodrich tapped a ground ball between home plate and the pitcher’s circle. Missouri pitcher Jen Bruck rushed off the mound and grabbed the ball with her right hand, then tossed it over to first. The throw, though a little soft, got Goodrich at first to end the game.
When the Hickman baseball team takes the field a familiar name appears on the lineup at catcher: Steponovich. Only now, Bart Steponovich has taken the place of his older brother, Nick Steponovich.
The question on the minds of fans of the Rock Bridge baseball team is whether or not the Bruins finally have the team to beat Hickman, which has been seemingly unstoppable in recent years.
Zane Taylor’s 200th hit came as a surprise.