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Big 12 win possible for Tigers

Mindy Bullard was so excited she almost cried when Phil Mickelson won his first major a few weeks ago.

Imagine how excited Bullard, a junior golfer for Missouri, would be if the Tigers can win the Big 12 Conference Championships, which start today in College Station, Texas.

Always looking to grow

Omeed Latifi has come a long way, but he wants to go farther.

Latifi, a sophomore, is one of Hickman’s most consistent tennis players. Despite that, he always finds something to improve in his game.

Trades make NFL Draft hard to figure

In one of the most active weeks leading up to the NFL Draft in recent memory, there has been one trade.

Most of the action has been in courtrooms and general manager’s offices around the country. The draft starts at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Hickman ends skid

Midfielder Janelle Cordia said Hickman’s recent losing streak has taught it a harsh lesson.

“It showed us we have to be a lot more aggressive,” Cordia said.

Rams not done with Warner yet

ST. LOUIS — Mike Martz, the St. Louis Rams coach, said Kurt Warner’s agent overreacted to a conversation he had with the quarterback, emphasizing there’s still a chance the two-time MVP could stay with the team.

Martz on Wednesday characterized his Monday conversation with Warner as a necessary “first step” in the process after he decided to go with Marc Bulger as his quarterback for next season. He said he had promised Warner and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, he would inform him when he had made a decision.

Tigers eager for NFL Draft results

It wasn’t so long ago that Missouri football players were barely in the discussion when the NFL Draft came around.

After a lengthy drought of first-round talent, Justin Smith was the fourth pick in the draft in 2001 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Two years later, receiver Justin Gage followed his former Jefferson City teammate to football’s biggest stage, going in the fifth round to the Chicago Bears.

St. Louis smacks around Houston

HOUSTON — Scott Rolen and the St. Louis Cardinals put on an impressive offensive display against the Houston Astros.

Rolen had three hits, including one of the Cardinals’ five home runs, in a 12-6 victory Wednesday night in Houston.

Kewpies find patience pays in triumph

Hickman had to wait awhile, but it finally got its first home win of the season.

The Kewpies beat the Marshall Owls 8-1 on Wednesday, a day later than expected. The match was postponed Tuesday when bad weather forced the Owls to stay home. It also was supposed to be Hickman’s third home match. Rain canceled earlier matches against Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit North.

Kewpies energized

Senior Midfielder Andy Mackley did not consult his doctor before stepping onto the field at Cosmopolitan Park on Wednesday. Hickman was glad he didn’t.

Mackley jump-started the Kewpies’ attack in Hickman’s 11-2 victory against Shawnee Mission.

Young coaches bring experience to Missouri

This time last year, Ryan Realmuto was scoring runs against Missouri. Now she is helping the Tigers as a volunteer coach.

After scoring two runs against the Tigers as Oklahoma State swept MU in a two-game series April 12-13, 2003, Realmuto touched base with Tigers coach Ty Singleton to inquire about job openings.

Bruins roll past Marshall

Minutes before the game, goalie Emily Schuenemeyer asked her Rock Bridge soccer teammates whether they were ready for their game against the Marshall Owls.

The Bruins responded with their play.

Conditions no problem for Kovar

Some classmates teased him during school, but Kyle Kovar’s pink, teal, yellow and blue plaid shorts turned out to be good luck Tuesday afternoon.

The Bermuda shorts and Kovar’s solid performance brightened a blustery, wet afternoon at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Despite the conditions, Kovar led Hickman to a 152-173 victory against Marshall.

Kewpies’ Guthrie to play at Washington University

Scott Guthrie, a tight end at Hickman, will play football for Washington University in St. Louis next season.

Guthrie, who plans to major in pharmaceutical medicine, received offers to play at Truman State, Stanford and Cornell, among others, but decided Washington offered the best education and chance to play immediately.

Smith blows past Jays

After 113 pitches, Kyle Smith had to throw one more. A strike would win the game for Hickman, a ball would load the bases, and a hit would most likely tie the game.

With runners on second and third and two outs in the seventh inning, Smith threw a fastball by Jefferson City’s Jimmy Cook to give Hickman a 6-4 win Monday at Hickman Field.

Pinkel expects results

If Missouri is a consensus pick to make a run at the Big 12 Conference title next season, it did not affect how coach Gary Pinkel ran his spring practices.

In a conference call Monday, Pinkel said picking the Tigers to win the Big 12 or ranking them in the top 25 would mean only that national respect for Missouri has grown in the past year.

Report says St. Louis will cut Warner

The St. Louis Rams told Kurt Warner he will be cut after June 1, the quarterback’s agent told the New York Daily News.

Mark Bartelstein, Warner’s agent, told the newspaper that Rams coach Mike Martz informed Warner on Monday of the team’s decision.

’Huskers rally shocks Tigers

Nebraska coach Mike Anderson decided one of his outfielders might be able to stop the Missouri offense Sunday.

With centerfielder Colin Shockey earning the win, the No. 15 Cornhuskers beat Missouri 11-10 at Taylor Stadium to avoid the sweep in the three-game Big 12 Conference series.

Tigers beat Baylor, sweep home series

Not even back-to-back home runs could help Baylor win at University Field.

In a 4-3 win against the Bears on Sunday, Missouri had to hold off a seventh-inning Baylor rally.

Kewps back on track

After a tough loss on Saturday, Hickman wasted no time in returning to its winning ways.

The Kewpies defeated Hazelwood Central 20-2 at Cosmopolitan Park on Sunday.

Rock Bridge tips Vianney

Rock Bridge players threw their lacrosse sticks into the air and stormed the field after their victory against Vianney.

The Bruins defeated the Griffins 5-4.