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During the summer, Hickman girls’ golf coach Doug Steinhoff asked his team if it wanted to have fun or work hard to earn a state berth. Six matches into the season, the Kewpies are proving they can have both.
The Kewpies beat the Southern Boone County Eagles 165-223 on Tuesday at L.A. Nickell.
Coach Ben Loeb got a look at his future Rock Bridge tennis team.
Four Bruins, including three freshmen, moved up from the junior varsity and helped the Bruins defeat Mexico 9-0 on Tuesday at Rock Bridge.
Hickman’s fluke goal early in the first half got the momentum going in its direction.
The rest of the game was anything but a fluke as Hickman went on to beat Smith-Cotton 5-0 at Cosmopolitan Park on Tuesday.
Sophomore quarterback Brad Smith doesn’t remember what happened in the first half of Missouri’s win against Ball State, but he might have learned an important lesson from it.
MU coach Gary Pinkel will not comment on injuries, but Smith is expected to play Saturday against Eastern Illinois in the Tigers’ home opener.
Nick Tarpoff, a former Missouri defensive lineman, will serve no jail time for his felony conviction and is continuing his football career this season at a Division II school in Texas.
Judge Gene Hamilton suspended the imposition of Tarpoff’s sentence in Boone County Circuit Court on Monday, and Tarpoff received five years of supervised probation for possession of an illegal weapon.
Nobody will call Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops’ a conservative coach any time soon.
Stoops made sure of that Saturday when he called for a fake punt on fourth-and-10 from the Sooners’ 31 against Alabama. The Sooners, leading 13-10, converted when punter Blake Ferguson hit Michael Thompson on a 22-yard pass play. On the next play, quarterback Jason White threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jones, and Oklahoma went on to win 20-13.
The Missouri’s women’s soccer team asserted its dominance early and never looked back.
The Tigers defeated the Arizona Wildcats 3-1 on Sunday to clinch the championship of the Tiger Invitational. Missouri beat the Purdue Boilermakers 2-1 on Friday night giving them two wins this weekend to improve to 4-0.
MUNCIE, Ind. — After a relatively easy win against Ball State on Saturday, Missouri receiver Darius Outlaw sounded quite familiar. Outlaw was his usual, jovial self, but the serious tone of what he was saying sounded much like MU coach Gary Pinkel.
Attitudes are changing around the Tigers, and each week it becomes more evident. Missouri improved to 2-0 with its 35-7 rout, and for the first time since 1975 opened the season with consecutive road wins. Most teams would be thrilled to start the season with a pair of wins and a legitimate chance to start the season 5-0,but not this team.
KANSAS CITY – Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs’ owner, got the game ball Sunday, and he earned it.
The Chiefs’ offseason moves, re-signing running back Priest Holmes and adding defensive end Vonnie Holliday and linebacker Shawn Barber, paid off.
The Missouri women’s golf team is second after the first day of the Illinois State Redbird Fall Classic on Sunday, seven shots behind Illinois State. The Tigers shot a 302 in both rounds, trailing the Redbirds, who tallied a 292 and a 305 to finish at 597.
Junior Maria Ohlsson and sophomore Denise Knaebel led MU with 149s, leaving them tied for third in the individual standings. Laura Cross of Southern Methodist University leads the field with a 143.
MUNCIE, Ind. –- Brad Smith had one of the best halves of his career Saturday. It’s too bad for him he doesn’t remember it.
Smith, Missouri’s “Heisman Trophy Candidate quarterback” according to Ball State’s public address announcer, suffered a mild concussion late in the second quarter of the Tigers’ 35-7 victory and did not play the rest of the game.
MUNCIE, Ind. — It was every Missouri fan’s biggest fear. What happens if Brad Smith gets hurt?
The questions aren’t fully answered, but the Tigers got a good idea of what they can do without No. 16 behind center on Saturday.
This time Rock Bridge couldn’t match St. Joseph’s Academy’s abundance of talent.
Despite making it to the finals of the Great 8 Tennis Tournament for the first time on Saturday, the Bruins fell to St. Joe’s 8-1 once they got there.
MUNCIE, Ind. — The Missouri defense heard the whispers about its inability to stop the run after Illinois tailback Ibrahim Halsey torched the Tigers for 139 yards in the season opener.
Missouri made it a priority to turn the whispers into silence against Ball State on Saturday.
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MUNCIE, Ind. – One play. One touchdown.
Missouri tailback Damien Nash wasn’t exactly taking baby steps in his return to football.
The individual winner was decided long before the finish line. With a mile left in the race, Amanda Bales was merely a figure in black who could not be caught. Bales, a Missouri sophomore, won the women’s race of the Missouri Cross Country Challenge on Saturday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course in 17 minutes, 41.6 seconds.
Ten games into the 2003 season, three new Cougars players have Columbia College looking in midseason form.
The Hickman volleyball team won the St. Charles Invitational on Saturday, defeating St. Charles 25-6, 25-19 in the final.
MEXICO — Friday night was a balancing act for A.J. Ofodile. Ofodile, the Bruins’ new coach, had more to think about than calling plays during Rock Bridge’s 45-9 victory against the Mexico Bulldogs.