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.”
Most people can’t change jobs on a whim.
Frontier League players do it all the time.
Maverick infielder Tim Friedman played in Canton, Ohio, during the 2002 Frontier League season. He knows what it’s like to play in front of nobody.
“I’d rather have a small stadium full of people than a big one with nobody in it,” Friedman said as a he surveyed Columbia’s Taylor Stadium for the first time on day one of spring training.
The first season of Mid-Missouri Mavericks baseball was a roller coaster.
Pat Daly, the Mavericks’ vice president and general manager, says they’re ready for another ride.
There were high expectations.
“The Tigers will start 6-0,” said about three-fourths of message board posts on Internet fan sites in the days before the Missouri-Illinois football game.
Six years ago, Stephen Bourgeois crossed the finish line in his first marathon. Since then, he has completed 21, 14 in the past year. On Oct. 18, he will celebrate his 40th birthday by competing in the Indianapolis Marathon, and then, a day later, drive to Louisville, Ky. for his 25th marathon.
Columbia’s Heart of America was the race that got him started, though. Bourgeois is set to run in this year’s race at 6 a.m. today.
It was the third time in the past eight years that the Northwestern Wildcats have traveled to Audrey J. Walton Stadium for the MU women’s soccer home opener. This time, the result was different.
Missouri won 2-0 against Northwestern on Sunday afternoon in its second game of the season. The Tigers had lost to the Wildcats 4-2 in 1996 and 1998.
ST. LOUIS — Win the turnover battle. Win goal-line and short-yardage situations. Be efficient in the red zone. Convert on third down. Win the fourth quarter.
A sign hanging in the Illinois locker room listed these as the formula to beating Missouri. The Illini accomplished none in a 22-15 loss to the Tigers at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — Michael Harden knew his backfield experience would be important to keeping Missouri’s defense in order Saturday. His play on special teams in the first quarter, though, was more helpful to the offense.
On fourth-and-15 for Illinois on its 18, junior punter Matt Minnes caught the snap at about the 5. Harden rushed in from the right side, and because the rest of the Illini continued to block, it did not look as if a punt fake had been called. Minnes did not punt, though, and Harden ran into him before Minnes stepped a little to the right.
Sometimes a team needs a loss.
Missouri learned this in the third game of its match against Arkansas on Saturday at the Tiger Invitational. The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks 30-15, 30-18. 26-30, 30-16.
While Hickman coach Jerry Price attended the U.S. Open in New York, his team in Columbia proved it doesn’t take professionals to put on a good show.
The Kewpies beat Marquette High 4-3 despite a constant sprinkle at Hickman on Saturday.
Lauren Delaney’sDelaney’s’ pitching masterpiece helped the Helias Crusaders roll to a win against Eureka in the championship of the Columbia College High School Softball Invitational on Saturday at Cougar Field.
Delaney pitched a one-hitter to lead the way to a 7-0 victory.
Several returning Rock Bridge stars did not steal the show at Friday night’s three-team jamboree at Rock Bridge.
Instead, the Bruins received balance on both sides of the ball, defeating Oakville 6-0 and settling for a scoreless 36-play scrimmage with Liberty.
ST. LOUIS - At least when he is at the Edward Jones Dome, Missouri tailback Zack Abron is a slow starter. When he gets going, though, look out.
Much as he did last season, Abron struggled at the outset but had a strong second half to help Missouri to a 22-15 win against Illinois on Saturday.