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Kewps defeat Bruins

Every so often a team is able to speak with its play.

Hickman’s determination showed Wednesday night in a 3-2 win against Rock Bridge at Cosmopolitan Park.

MU has final say against Kansas

Volleyball is a game of momentum.

Missouri defeated Kansas 30-16, 31-33, 30-28, 26-30, 15-10 in a match that was full of streaks Wednesday at Hearnes Center.

Making snap decisions

Before he leads his team into the huddle, before he takes off running down the sideline or throws a slant to a receiver, Brad Smith must first know where every player on the field is going to be.

Such is the life of a quarterback. Although an offensive lineman must know his blocking assignments or a tailback must know his running lanes, the quarterback must know everything about everyone.

MU player looks to break sack record

Because of his slight frame, Brian Smith often has to work doubly hard to get around opposing offensive tackles. After all, some of them have more than 100 pounds on him.

Stadium re-entry may end

The Big 12 Conference is reviewing Missouri’s longstanding practice of allowing football fans to leave during halftime and re-enter Memorial Stadium.

Security issues and crowd behavior have driven the Big 12 to consider recommending that schools discontinue the so-called “pass-outs.”

3 players give Bruins fresh start

They haven’t taken a class at Rock Bridge High, but three players are contributing to the Bruins’ football team.

Cornerback Scott Concannon, nose guard Jason Reddy and wide receiver Logan Gray are freshman starters. Although it is early in their high school careers, they have made major contributions.

Defeat magnifies Tigers’ weaknesses

After a blowout loss to Kansas on Saturday, it became apparent that making any kind of accurate predictions about the Missouri football team is nearly impossible. The only safe bet is that the Tigers won’t lose this week.

They won’t lose because they don’t play. MU (4-1) has a bye before an Oct. 11 matchup with undefeated Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that the game will start at 6 p.m. and be televised on TBS. The additional week of preparation might have come at the perfect time for MU.

Kewps struggle again

Stephanie Frevert’s performance at the plate and behind it wasn’t enough to get Hickman a win.

The Kewpies lost 4-0 to Kirksville on Monday night at Cosmopolitan Park. The Tigers out hit Hickman 8-4 and the Kewpies never advanced a runner beyond second base.

After struggles, Rock Bridge relieved to win

Nothing has come easy this season for the Rock Bridge girls volleyball team.

That’s what made Monday night’s 25-16, 25-18 victory against Smith-Cotton special for the Bruins.

Coaches wary of disclosing injuries

College football fans seeking information about injuries might be getting frustrated.

“He has an shoulder thing,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said in August about freshman wide receiver Jason Ray when discussing whether Ray would redshirt this season.

Hickman rolls to another win

Hickman’s girls’ volleyball team continues to build confidence and continues to win.

The Kewpies stayed undefeated Monday with a 25-14, 25-11 win against Eldon at Hickman.

Retooled Rams top Cardinals

It wasn’t St. Louis’ traditional offensive lineup, but it got the job done.

In St. Louis’ 37-13 win against Arizona on Sunday at Edward Jones Dome, Rams quarterback Marc Bulger and running back Lamar Gordon, who didn’t have starting jobs when the season began, accounted for more than 88 percent of the Rams’ offense.

Abron can’t save Tigers from year’s first defeat

Abron was Missouri’s strongest offensive threat in Saturday’s loss against Kansas.

On their walk of shame past Kansas’ student section into the visiting team’s locker room, some Missouri football players looked only to their feet. Some kept their helmet straps fastened and peered around at the Jayhawks’ celebration. Before free safety Nino Williams stepped through the doors, he looked over his shoulder at the students crawling on the south goal post and exhaled sharply.

Hall gets record run at right time

BALTIMORE — Given a second chance by the blundering Baltimore Ravens, Dante Hall sprinted 97 yards into the NFL record book.

Hall’s kickoff return with 5:08 left broke a tie and kept the Kansas City Chiefs unbeaten with a 17-10 victory Sunday.

Back to life

Joe Lueckenott heard it first.

It “sounded like leaves blowing in the winter time,” he says.

He turned around to see Jay Snellen standing at the edge of the roof with fire shooting from electric high-line wires to his hands, through his body and into his legs. Lueckenott raced across the roof and grabbed a 2-by-4 to try to knock Snellen free, but just as Lueckenott grabbed the 2-by-4 he heard a pop.

Tigers get rundown feeling

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A dark cloud passed over Memorial Stadium on Saturday as a Brad Smith pass dropped incomplete on fourth-and-13.

Shortly after, the sound of a bell tolled loudly over the stadium public address system.

KU’s defense keeps close eye on Smith

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Brad Smith passed to himself. That was about the only extraordinary thing he did in Saturday’s loss.

Smith, a sophomore quarterback who has been touted as one of the best in the Big 12 Conference, had an unexpected reception on a fourth-quarter play from MU’s 13. On first down, Kansas defensive end Monroe Weekley batted Smith’s pass backward, and Smith caught the ball and ran 5 yards.

Racing only part of triathlon

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.

Kansas’ Whittemore gets even

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.

Posts torn down after MU torn up

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.

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