Two days before the Big 12 Conference Championship, Yelena Olshanskaya isn’t sure whom Missouri will face in the first round. She knows coach Blake Starkey has told her, but she can’t quite remember.
“I don’t even care who we’re playing, I’m just going to go out there and try,” she said. “We can be playing a No. 1 seed or No. 23 seed; we just have to go out there and do our thing.”
Missouri is heading into unfamiliar territory. Most of the team, that is.
The Tigers will compete in the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championships today through Saturday in Norman, Okla. It is Missouri’s first trip to Norman since 1992.
When Hickman’s Stuart Denson took the baton from Steven Broadus for the third leg of the 4x100-meter relay, the Kewpies were well behind Jefferson City.
When Denson reached Josh Sallee for the final leg, they were even.
It was a fitting end for what seemed inevitable.
Pinch runner David Wagganer scored on a wild pitch, and Rock Bridge beat Marshall 18-8 in sloppy, six-inning slugfest Tuesday at Rock Bridge Stadium that ended because of the 10-run rule.
Most normal people usually avoid having objects hit them at 90 mph. Chris Johnson is not a normal person.
Johnson, the goalie for the Rock Bridge lacrosse team, loves what he does. Almost every day, a rubber ball that can reach speeds of 90 mph or more hits him. It takes a special kind of person to want to take such punishment day in and day out.
On Tuesday, the Hickman tennis team showed a lot can change in two weeks.
The Kewpies beat the Jefferson City Jays 8-1 at Hickman. The win avenged a 5-4 loss April 13 at Jefferson City.
Rock Bridge struck first, but Quincy Notre Dame scored last.
The Raiders reeled off the last three goals to defeat the Bruins 3-1 on Tuesday at Cosmopolitan Park.
A week before the district tournament is a bad time for a golfer to shoot his worst round in three years, but don’t tell that to Josh Brady. A day after shooting 94 in Jefferson City, Brady rebounded to lead Hickman in a 150-165 victory against Mexico on Tuesday at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.
The dual outing pitted Hickman pairings against Mexico pairings in nine holes. The five best individual scores were totaled for a team score.
The Missouri men’s golf team finished 11th at the Big 12 Conference Championships in Hutchinson, Kan., on Tuesday.
Texas was the wire-to-wire winner with a three-day 865 total. The Longhorns have won the event three years in a row. MU finished at 920.
If the nickname “Windy City” isn’t enough for residents of Chicago, perhaps “Missouri North” would be a suitable replacement.
With the NFL Draft completed, six former Tigers went looking for NFL teams to play for as undrafted free agents. Three of them, Rob Droege, A.J. Ricker and Zack Abron, chose to attempt to join another former Tiger, wide receiver Justin Gage, and the Bears.
Maybe Hickman should have stayed in bed Monday.
Nothing went right for the Kewpies in Monday’s 10-0 loss to Francis Howell at Hickman Field. The Kewpies made seven errors that led to six unearned runs in a game that ended in five innings because of the 10-run rule.
The Columbia College bats made a windy day even windier.
The Cougars often swung and missed and failed to score any runs for Central Missouri State swept a doubleheader Monday at Columbia College.
Missouri just got back to Columbia, but it can’t wait to leave again.
Monday’s invitation to the three-day NCAA Central Regional gives the Tigers a chance to bounce back from a disappointing end in the Big 12 Conference Championship.
Hickman coach Steve Luetjen knew he had some stars this season.
Kaela Rorvig, Shannon Butler and Tim Cornell have been top performers for Hickman for a few years.
After five years of tugging a Missouri jersey over their pads, a number of former Tigers are ready to trade in the Black and Gold for a new look, but some might have to wait longer than others.
The NFL Draft concluded Sunday without any Missouri players hearing their names called, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get a chance to play at football’s highest level.
Numbers always seem to lie regarding Skip Walther.
Take his age: His birth certificate says he is 51, but Missouri tennis coach Blake Starkey says watching Walther play at Green Tennis Center brings that number into question.
When Kyle Hawkins arrived in Columbia in 1998, few in the city had ever heard of lacrosse, let alone played it.
“I came to Columbia just six years ago and there weren’t any stores in town that carried lacrosse equipment,” Hawkins said. “Most people didn’t know what the sport was.”
A select group of Missouri high school basketball players traded their uniforms for business-casual Sunday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association recognized the best athletic and academic performers at the Academic All-State Banquet on the MU campus.
When there are six courts available, the average tennis dual takes more than two hours to finish. On Saturday, four tennis teams needed 2 ½ hours to play two dual matches on four courts.
Rock Bridge coach Ben Loeb had fun figuring out how to make a tennis match so short. Time was not wasted. When one match finished, the next players were waiting to warm up and warm-ups lasted no more than 10 minutes.
It was a routine pass for Missouri tight end Josh Barbo, but for Wesley Leftwich it was the biggest reception of his career.
Leftwich, 10, was one of about 70 Columbia children who attended the Mike Jones Youth Activity Day on Saturday on the MU campus.