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Kewps end losing streak

The Kewpies snapped their three-game losing streak Friday night, beating the Parkway South Patriots 37-19 at Hickman High.

Coach Gregg Nesbitt said that he thought his team was fragile coming into the game, but after a quick start the players gained confidence.

History in the making

The Tigers beat the Cornhuskers 41-24 for the first time since 1978. Brad Smith tied a school record of four touchdowns during the game.

The chase for Chase

After coming off a fairly good win against Fulton last week, the sights are now set on a step up in competition, Hannibal. Against Fulton we were able to get some good things done on offense through the air and on the ground and had a fairly good showing by the defense.

This week, (Rock Bridge coach A.J.) Ofodile and the rest of the coaching staff made some corrections on both sides of the ball and added a few things to the offense. It seems as though each week a new threat makes himself known.

Halftime boosts Bruins

Rock Bridge has taken advantage of the third quarter.

The Bruins have outscored opponents 75-0 in the third quarter. Ranked fifth, the Bruins will try to have another impressive third quarter against Hannibal at 7 tonight at Rock Bridge.

Kewpies turning over games

At the midway point of the season, the Hickman Kewpies have learned the hard way that turnovers lose games.

At 7 tonight, the Kewpies will try to create turnovers against the Parkway South Patriots (3-2) at Hickman High.

Trying history

Marcus James knows what he wants for his birthday. He wants Missouri to end the Nebraska jinx.

James, a senior wide receiver, gets his last chance at the Cornhuskers on Saturday, the same day he turns 22, and all he wants is a victory.

Harrington has been a big hit so far

There is something about Dedrick Harrington. As soon as you see him, you recognize it.

A 6-foot-3, 223-pound outside safety from Mexico, Mo., Harrington has what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel calls “the look.”

Injury no obstacle for Buxton

It all seemed so innocent and routine.

Since starting tee-ball when she was 5, Denise Buxton has played countless softball games en route to her senior season at Hickman.

Yet on a day in July, her chance for a fourth straight letter was almost ended.

MU team chaplain changed his ways

One sentence from the person he looked up to most, and Scott Willingham knew what he wanted to do with his life.

Ryan McReynolds, the leader of the Campus Crusade for Christ student group at New Mexico State told Willingham he was “a disgrace to Christianity.” At that moment, everything in Willingham’s world changed. He realized there was a better path for him than the one he was traveling.

Rastovac sets up Cougars for sweep

When the ball is hit to Columbia College setter Nikolina Rastovac, opponents had better beware. She can do much more than set up her teammates.

The McKendree Bearcats learned that the hard way Thursday night. Rastovac passed, served and hit the Cougars to a 30-20, 30-22, 30-18 victory at Southwell Arena.

Williams in rush to make tackles

Demorrio Williams hides behind defensive linemen so his talent can’t hide anymore.

Williams, a wiry senior linebacker who leads Nebraska in tackles, sacks and tackles for losses, has blitzed out of several shadows.

Bruins favored to earn title

Rock Bridge is expected to win Saturday’s District 5 tennis tournament, but Hickman is not far behind.

The Bruins (14-1), the defending state champions, and the Kewpies (8-7) are expected to be serious contenders in the nine-team meet at Bethel Park.

They see everything but the game

Missouri just scored a touchdown to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Thousands of MU fans in the stands leap to their feet, clapping and screaming, even though most are hoarse.

But an MU fan standing on the sidelines, a prime football-viewing location, remains motionless, expression serious, posture straight and tall. He is one of nearly 50 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers called to the duty of football detail.

The Stack Up

Bruins shut out Lady Jays

The victories keep adding up for the Rock Bridge tennis team.

The Bruins defeated Jefferson City 9-0 on Wednesday at Bethel Park and improved to 14-1. It was the Bruins’ third consecutive shutout and ninth this season.

No horsing around

Kevin Millar was tired of excuses.

Millar, the Boston Red Sox’s first baseman, said so in a way that has caught on across the country.

Cougars enthusiastic about starting over

After losing its first home volleyball game in nearly nine years Saturday, Columbia College didn’t sit around and bemoan its defeat. Instead, the Cougars took drastic action.

They redecorated the locker room.

Huskers’ defense centers on Pelini

LINCOLN, Neb. — Bo Pelini is the most popular man in Nebraska. Just ask NU defensive end Trevor Johnson.

“The feeling around Nebraska right now is, Coach Pelini’s the man,” Johnson said.

District play could prove difficult for Kewpies

Coaches often say district tournaments are like the beginning of a new season. Unfortunately for many teams, these seasons will last only one game.

Six softball teams, including Hickman and Rock Bridge, will compete today and Friday for the Class 4 District 10 championship. The single-elimination tournament is at Ber-Juan Sports Complex in Rolla.

Smarr chases record

Rock Bridge’s Stephanie Smarr continued her chase on the Bruins’ record book Tuesday afternoon.

Smarr won her 102nd singles mat-ch, defeating Amy Trae, which helped the Bruins to a 9-0 win at Hickman. Smarr beat Trae 10-0.

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