LAKE OZARK – Wind ripped through tents that housed makeshift first-aid and food centers. Fathers drank beers and talked over rock music blaring from a series of speakers on the side of the road while their kids guzzled Cokes.
Men in spandex and women in Lycra sipped Red Bull while eating hamburgers and pizza, and those waiting at the massage tent were drawn to open-air barbecue pits. PA announcers tried to keep the crowd entertained while they ran to a tent to wait out sporadic showers, and then back out to the stands to bask in the sunlight several times throughout the day.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Bill Whittemore had a lot of time.
He had a year to think about last season’s loss to Missouri and all game Saturday to find wide-open Kansas receivers and holes in the Tigers’ rush defense.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – When Missouri beat Kansas 36-12 in 2002, the Tigers and their fans charged the field, goal posts fell and general mayhem ensued in Columbia.
Goal posts fell again Saturday, but this time the location and cast were different.
The visiting crowd had too much energy and Stephens College didn’t have enough.
The Stars lost twice in a volleyball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Silverthorne Arena.
Blue Springs South won its first Kewpie Classic championship Saturday night behind Cola Krueger’s dominant pitching.
The Jaguars defeated Blue Springs 7-1 in the title game at Cosmopolitan Park. The Wildcats defeated the Jaguars 2-0 in their previous contest.
Columbia College goalkeepers Steve Williams and Ignacio Recondo have been quite stingy lately.
The Cougars’ 5-0 win Friday night against William Woods at Marvin Owens Stadium was the Cougars’ third straight shutout. Williams and Recondo combined for six saves in the American Midwest Conference contest.
Rock Bridge couldn’t help but enjoy the game.
Rock Bridge beat Marshall 42-6 on Friday at Rock Bridge Field in a game that many said was the Bruins’ best performance of the season.
NORTH KANSAS CITY — Having played the No. 1 team in the state of Missouri in Blue Springs last week, the Hickman Kewpies rationalized this week’s opponent, No. 4 Oak Park, couldn’t be as difficult. Unfortunately for the Kewpies, they were wrong.
Carried by running back Michael Keenan, the Northmen defeated the Kewpies 37-17 on Friday at District Stadium.
Revenge can be sweet.
Rock Bridge got its revenge by beating Marshall 42-6 on Friday at Rock Bridge Field.
The first 50 people Gary Pinkel met at Missouri greeted him the same.
"How ya doin'? Beat Kansas," Pinkel recalls.
All-American Scott Barker has been kicked off the Missouri wrestling team for breaking team policies, coach Brian Smith confirmed Thursday. Smith would not comment further on the situation.
A national runner-up in 2003 at 18-2, Barker helped Missouri finish No. 16 in the nation. In March, he won the Big 12 Conference Championship at 184 pounds, defeating Oklahoma State's Jake Rosholt. Barker qualified for the NCAA Championships, but he lost to Rosholt in the national final.
Victor Sesay isn’t a typical tight end. Everything about him screams wide receiver. He runs quickly, jumps high and catches almost everything within reach.
It was another frustrating night for the Rock Bridge volleyball team.
The Bruins again struggled with fundamental play Tuesday night at home in a 25-16, 25-13 loss to California.
It’s 8:30 on a Tuesday morning. Do you know where you are?
For Missouri freshman soccer players Mallory Ames, Lauren Grice, Melissa Griggs and sophomore Kira Reyes, the answer is different from most.
Jefferson City used a No. 1-quality start by its No. 2 pitcher to baffle the Hickman softball team. The Jays defeated the Kewpies 6-0 on Tuesday night at Cosmopolitan Park.
Jefferson City’s Ken-dra Wilson pitched a complete game and allowed one hit, striking out two.
Confidence rules on the golf course.
Payge Pleimann, Hickman’s No. 1 golfer, carries those words with her. They are written on a scorecard from L.A. Nickell Golf Course that she keeps in her golf bag.
Gary Pinkel has been on both sides of fourth-quarter comebacks many times, but J.D. McCoy’s catch on Saturday was one of the most impressive he has seen.
With 3:12 remaining in No. 23 Missouri’s 41-40 overtime win against Middle Tennessee State, McCoy, a senior tight end, had a fourth-down reception that brought ball to the Tiger’s 39.
It was a satisfying victory for Hickman.
Hermann swept Hickman last year and the Kewpies remembered that loss well and wanted to return the favor.
That could have been the sound of the Missouri football team crashing back to earth on Saturday.
The Southeastern Conference continues to dominate the Missouri soccer team.
Missouri lost its third game of the season to an SEC team on Sunday when Florida beat the Tigers 4-0.