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MARYLAND HEIGHTS — Pattonville’s public address announcer tried it all. Begging the crowd to raise different arms during a play, cheer for a third down stop or stand during the kickoff, but nothing worked.
In the end, Hickman coach Greg Nesbitt was the only person able to stop the Blake Tekotte-to-Scottie Guthrie combination. They paired up for three touchdowns before Nesbitt pulled Tekotte late in the third quarter in favor of Nick Steponovich and an attempt to establish a running game.
Although his words are composed, as always, Missouri quarterback Brad Smith’s eyes light up when he talks about playing Ball State. A road game against a Mid-American Conference team for the second straight year means a chance for Smith to forget about the first year.
“It’s motivation,” Smith said. “I’m very motivated and very excited to play another team...”
The new scoring system didn’t faze the Rock Bridge volleyball team as it took advantage of Mexico’s weaknesses Thursday.
The Bruins beat the Bulldogs 25-2, 25-12 at Rock Bridge to improve to 1-1at Rock Bridge.
It takes more than a car accident to keep Hickman’s Ashley Mansfield from playing in a golf match.
Mansfield was in a serious car accident Wednesday on her way to practice. According to Mansfield, her car was totaled. An ambulance took her to Boone Hospital Center and she was released the same evening.
It’s a familiar matchup waiting to happen.
The Rock Bridge and St. Joseph’s Academy tennis teams have a history of meeting each other for titles, and they might again this weekend.
Experience in football can mean everything or nothing; it depends on whom you ask. Hickman coach Gregg Nesbitt’s opinion is somewhere in the middle.
Few coaches in the state can top his experience. Today’s 7 p.m. kickoff against the Pattonville Pirates in Maryland Heights will mark the beginning of Nesbitt’s 24th season as a coach. His starting quarterback, junior Blake Tekotte, has one pass attempt in his Hickman career. Still, Nesbitt has confidence in him.
James Kinney doesn’t say much. He won’t be found jawing with opponents after a big hit and he won’t get any unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Stefani Worley doesn’t mind pitching out of bases-loaded jams, in fact, she says she enjoys it.
Some drivers celebrate victories with rubber-burning doughnuts, spraying champagne or fence climbing.
Carl Edwards, the latest NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series sensation, scrambles out of his truck after taking the checkered flag and does a backflip.
Make no mistake about it, Pat Daly, Mid-Missouri Mavericks general manager, likes to win.
MU's cross country teams seek improvement over last season and from race to race as their main goal.
If ever there was a classic baseball old-timer, it’s Tony Torchia.
He has the salt-and-pepper hair and the expanded waistline.
It helps to be big and have confidence.
Those are attributes the Hickman Kewpies’ volleyball team used to beat Hannibal 25-6, 25-16 on Tuesday night at Hickman.
Rock Bridge coach Ben Loeb walked to court No. 5 to try to calm Ashley Miles, a sophomore who appeared to be struggling against Hickman’s Kirsten Seaberg.
Loeb reminded Miles to regain composure and refocus. She followed his advice and helped Rock Bridge complete a 9-0 victory against Hickman on Tuesday at Bethel Park.
J.D. McCoy would rather think about Nov. 23, the day the Missouri football team finished an encouraging season with an embarrassing 38-0 loss to Kansas State, than the months that followed.
When he tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee that day, it wasn’t as hard to bear. Everyone else was upset, too.
Despite making five pars and accumulating an impressive strand of “fun” beads, Payge Pleimann couldn’t best Hickman golf teammate Ashley Mansfield.
Unfortunately for the Kewpies, Pleimann and Mansfield’s play wasn’t enough to win the match. Rolla shot a 172 to defeat Hickman and Rock Bridge on Tuesday at L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Hickman finished three shots off the lead and Rock Bridge shot a 190.
Nebraska is back at the top of the Big 12 Conference football standings, and it won’t go anywhere for a while.
The Cornhuskers, also ranked again at No. 23, will reign at the top of the Big 12 for at least four weeks because they opened the season with a 17-7 win against Oklahoma State. Nebraska’s 1-0 conference record is assured of holding up, for there are no Big 12 games scheduled until Sept. 27 when Missouri plays Kansas.
Talking trash doesn’t do any good unless you can prove it.
Jake Whitesides, a Mid-Missouri Mavericks center fielder, can back it up.
For at least one game, the roles were reversed.
When Missouri’s offense struggled, the defense kept the Tigers in the game. When the offense couldn’t close the door on Illinois, the defense did.
After moving to Rochester, Minn., a month ago, Patrick Steward returned to Columbia to pick up some boxes he had packed and to win the Heart of America marathon.
“It was completely unexpected and very humbling,” Steward said. “I did not line up going, ‘This one’s mine.’ It was a complete surprise.”