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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.

Worn-down Stars swept in two home matches

The visiting crowd had too much energy and Stephens College didn’t have enough.

The Stars lost twice in a volleyball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Silverthorne Arena.

Jaguars win Kewpie Classic

Blue Springs South won its first Kewpie Classic championship Saturday night behind Cola Krueger’s dominant pitching.

The Jaguars defeated Blue Springs 7-1 in the title game at Cosmopolitan Park. The Wildcats defeated the Jaguars 2-0 in their previous contest.

Cougars earn another shutout

Columbia College goalkeepers Steve Williams and Ignacio Recondo have been quite stingy lately.

The Cougars’ 5-0 win Friday night against William Woods at Marvin Owens Stadium was the Cougars’ third straight shutout. Williams and Recondo combined for six saves in the American Midwest Conference contest.

Kruse key for Bruins

Rock Bridge couldn’t help but enjoy the game.

Rock Bridge beat Marshall 42-6 on Friday at Rock Bridge Field in a game that many said was the Bruins’ best performance of the season.

Kewpies can’t slow Keenan

NORTH KANSAS CITY — Having played the No. 1 team in the state of Missouri in Blue Springs last week, the Hickman Kewpies rationalized this week’s opponent, No. 4 Oak Park, couldn’t be as difficult. Unfortunately for the Kewpies, they were wrong.

Carried by running back Michael Keenan, the Northmen defeated the Kewpies 37-17 on Friday at District Stadium.

The wrath of Rock Bridge

Revenge can be sweet.

Rock Bridge got its revenge by beating Marshall 42-6 on Friday at Rock Bridge Field.

This time, more at stake for Missouri against Kansas

The first 50 people Gary Pinkel met at Missouri greeted him the same.

"How ya doin'? Beat Kansas," Pinkel recalls.

All-American Barker kicked off wrestling team

All-American Scott Barker has been kicked off the Missouri wrestling team for breaking team policies, coach Brian Smith confirmed Thursday. Smith would not comment further on the situation.

A national runner-up in 2003 at 18-2, Barker helped Missouri finish No. 16 in the nation. In March, he won the Big 12 Conference Championship at 184 pounds, defeating Oklahoma State's Jake Rosholt. Barker qualified for the NCAA Championships, but he lost to Rosholt in the national final.

MU tight end looks to catch on

Victor Sesay isn’t a typical tight end. Everything about him screams wide receiver. He runs quickly, jumps high and catches almost everything within reach.

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