Tuesday night’s American Midwest Conference quarterfinal featured possibly the most nerve-racking 29-point game in the history of college volleyball.
Late in the second game of Columbia College’s 30-10, 30-1, 30-2 victory against Harris-Stowe at Southwell Arena, Cougars outside hitter Tracie Ford stood behind the service line, the same spot she had been since the game’s first serve. Ford had served all of Columbia College’s 29 points, and with one more she would have a perfect game.
Eager for the comfort of game time, the Missouri men’s basketball team got its first taste of competition Monday night. The Tigers left feeling anything but satisfied.
After touting the Tigers’ newfound depth throughout the preseason, Missouri coach Quin Snyder said this year’s team wouldn’t face the same leadership questions it has in years past.
Whether running through plays in practice on a rainy Tuesday afternoon or running through opposing defenses on Friday nights, Hickman running back Brandon Kendrick never takes a down off.
On Saturday, Kendrick and Hickman (7-3) will travel to O’Fallon to play the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars (4-6) in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs at 1:30 p.m.
First, Missouri had to get healthy. Then it could get down to business.
The women’s soccer team stunned the Big 12 Conference at the league tournament last weekend, becoming the first eighth seed to advance to the championship game, where it lost to Oklahoma State 3-2 in double overtime in San Antonio.
Size is critical to a volleyball team’s success.
Lindsey Noll, 6 feet 5, fills that role for Missouri. Noll is the tallest player in team history.
Playing an exhibition game against a foreign team presents some interesting situations.
You might not know what style your opponent plays. You’re not sure how you will match up against that style.
The regular season did not live up to expectations, but the Missouri women’s soccer team is making sure the postseason does.
The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history, joining seven other Big 12 Conference teams. Before this season, the most the conference has sent has been four.
Brad Smith isn’t accustomed to taking the blame for Missouri losses.
Coach Gary Pinkel almost always asks for the blame, even if the situation was out of his control.
She is 6 feet, plays at the front of the hardest hitting lineup in the American Midwest Conference and never forgets her teddy bear on road trips.
Columbia College’s Jaime Diestelkamp, a senior middle hitter and self-described teddy bear fanatic, has not one but two teddy bears. She has one for short trips and another that stands 2 feet tall and wears a “Cougars Volleyball” jacket that she brings on overnight trips.
Columbia College focused on coming out of halftime with intensity. Brescia didn’t let it, though.
The Bearcats changed the momentum and defeated Columbia College 80-74 on Monday at the Arena of Southwell Complex in women’s basketball.
It was a long night for Missouri guard Jimmy McKinney.
Junior Randy Pulley did not suit up for Missouri in its 85-76 win against Inter Hoop on Monday at Hearnes Center, because he has not been certified for competition, the Tigers said in a release.
There is no sibling rivalry for the Bolerjacks, at least not on the basketball court.
Both are guards on the Hickman girls basketball team, but twins Jodi and Amy Bolerjack said they wanted to play with, not against, each other in college.
ST. LOUIS -– For three quarters, the Rams played about as ugly as possible Sunday night.
Fortunately for St. Louis, the Baltimore Ravens played uglier for a full four.
BOULDER, Colo. — Missouri seemed headed to a destination unknown. With big wins against Nebraska and Texas Tech, it appeared that destination could be one the Tigers had not seen in a long time.
MU dreamed of partying at the Fiesta Bowl or heading to Miami for the Orange Bowl. Those dreams might have ended on Folsom Field on Saturday with a stunning 21-16 loss to Colorado.
For the first time this season, the Missouri men’s basketball team will play an opponent other than itself.
The Tigers host Inter Hoop, a Lithuanian team of players that are 18-35 in an exhibition game at 7 tonight at Hearnes Center.
BOULDER, Colo. — Almost every game in Missouri quarterback Brad Smith’s highlight reel displays something he hasn’t done before.
Personal highs to school records and conference and national player of the week awards are included.
BOULDER, Colo. — Gary Pinkel prides his team on many things, but intensity is always first on the list.
After Missouri dominated the likes of Nebraska and Texas Tech, the Tigers looked as if they had found a passion to match Pinkel’s. After the Tigers’ loss to Colorado on Saturday, though, Pinkel grasped for words about MU’s schizophrenic performance.
The season continues for the Hickman Kewpies.
The Kewpies won their first District 6 championship in three years by defeating the Jefferson City Jays 42-16 on Friday night at Hickman. It was Hickman’s first home victory against the Jays since 1984.
JEFFERSON CITY — He thrust his fists into the air as he crossed the finish line, grinning as the race officials handed him his official place card. No. 1.
At the state cross country meet on Saturday, Hickman junior Tim Cornell finished in 16 minutes, 1.33 seconds to win the Class 4 boys’ race.
Breaking a play for big yards is great for momentum, and it’s even better when one play can yield that success multiple times.
Hickman used the play it calls "48" several times in its 42-16 win against Jefferson City, including the first play, in which Brandon Kendrick broke for a 52-yard touchdown to give the Kewpies a lead and momentum.