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USBL gives Bryant another option

Even if he doesn’t make the NBA, Travon Bryant has a future in basketball.

Thanks, in large part, to a stellar senior season, Bryant attracted the attention of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of the USBL. The River Rapids drafted the rights to Bryant with the 32nd pick Tuesday.

Kewpies claim first home meet

For Hickman and Rock Bridge swimmers, it was good to be home again.

After starting the season with six meets on the road, the Kewpies won their first meet at home Friday. The Kewpies won eight events to win with 506 points. Rock Bridge finished fourth with 172.

Second-half rally downs Hickman

After beating its past six opponents by almost 10 goals per game, the Hickman lacrosse team found itself in an unusually tight game Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park.

A second-half letdown sank the Kewpies. Vianney defeated Hickman 9-8.

Tigers enjoying scoring spree

Missouri shortstop Gary Arndt must feel left out.

Arndt was the only Tiger starter who did not score in Missouri’s 16-11 win against No. 15 Nebraska on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. The win gives Missouri a three-game winning streak.

Rock Bridge completes two sweeps

Friday was the perfect day for the Rock Bridge tennis team.

The players left school early. The weather was perfect. The conditions were perfect. Most important, its play was perfect.

Perfect day for Rock Bridge tennis

Friday was the perfect day for the Rock Bridge tennis team.

Kewps win at first home meet

For Hickman and Rock Bridge swimmers, it is good to be home again.

Flanders single downs No. 15 Nebraska

It was a frighteningly familiar scene in the top of the ninth inning Friday night at Taylor Stadium. The Missouri baseball team had allowed another ninth-inning comeback.

The Tigers beat No. 15 Nebraska 3-2, however, battling back in their half of the ninth thanks to a Brad Flanders winning single with the bases loaded. It was the ninth time Missouri has seen a game decided in the last at bat this season.

Kruse powers Bruins

Rock Bridge’s Johnny Kruse wasn’t about to waste a second chance against Hickman pitcher Kyle Smith.

An inning after doubling off the left-center field wall, Kruse hit a two-run home run to give the Bruins a thrilling 7-6 win against the Kewpies on Thursday at Rock Bridge Stadium.

Unrau must play waiting game

Evan Unrau might not know where she will be in a month, but she is certain she will be near a telephone and in front of a computer Saturday afternoon.

Unrau hopes to be one of 39 players selected in the WNBA Draft, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tigers lighten mood before crucial series

Coach Tim Jamieson is willing to endure ridicule from his players if it will help the Missouri baseball team get back on track.

Jamieson took batting practice Tuesday at Taylor Stadium, attempting to lighten the mood of a team that needs encouragement after snapping a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating Southwest Missouri State 5-4 in 10 innings.

Bruins’ Pope frustrated at tournament

Golfers from Rock Bridge, Jefferson City and Helias struggled Thursday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, but Bruins senior Jeff Pope had a particularly hard time.

Jefferson City won the meet with a 302. The Bruins finished second at 308, and Helias finished at 313.

Hickman easily wins the Warrenton Tournament

The Hickman golf team won the Warrenton Tournament on Thursday with a school record 285. The Kewpies were the defending champions at the 21-team tournament.

Francis Howell finished second at 302 and St. Francis Borgia finished third at 316.

The hat's a winner

At Rock Bridge tennis matches, it is hard to ignore a small patch of orange bouncing around in the sea of green and white.

The orange patch belongs to Bruins junior Justin Winner and usually resides on top of his head. It is a University of Illinois hat he received at a tennis camp there a few years ago. Since then, Winner has worn the cap for good luck and does not like to play matches without it.

Swimmers set for home meet

Traditionally, seniors lead their team in and out of the pool, but for the Hickman and Rock Bridge swimming teams, an influx of ability from underclassmen has evened the talent across all the grades.

With freshmen and sophomores dominating the rosters, the younger swimmers are working hard this season to keep their teams afloat.

Kewpies dominate

Payge Pleimann could not let the midfielders and forwards have all the fun.

Late in the second half of Hickman’s game against Raymore-Peculiar on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park, Pleimann, a Kewpies defender, moved up and put a high, arching shot into the top right corner of the Panthers’ goal.

Back in the Fast Lane

Kerry Earnhardt says it without hesitation or bitterness: He didn’t get the same breaks in his racing career as half brother Dale Earnhardt Jr.

It’s hard to win races and woo adoring fans when you’re laboring in a textile mill in rural North Carolina (four years) or working in the service department at your father’s Chevrolet dealership (six years).

Stars align with NAIA affiliation

A process that began in September culminated on Wednesday with Stephens College announcing acceptance to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

President Wendy Libby made the announcement in Windsor Lounge of Stamper Commons in front of several athletes and staff.

Houston stymies St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Wade Miller walked a career-high seven, which usually comes back to haunt a pitcher.

Not this time.

Blues hoping to stave off elimination

SAN JOSE, Calif. — If the St. Louis Blues fail to regain their knack for winning in San Jose, they’re headed home for the summer.

The Blues were among the San Jose Sharks’ least favorite opponents during the past three seasons, largely because St. Louis had big success at the Shark Tank, winning nine of 11 games at one point.

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