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Bruins revved to play Helias

None of the players on this year’s Rock Bridge football team has beaten Helias. There’s more than that motivating the Bruins, though.

With a win at 7 p.m. Saturday at Helias, the Bruins would win the North Central Missouri Conference. The Bruins (6-0), who haven’t beaten the Crusaders since 1995, won their most recent outright NCMC title in 1994.

Hickman aims for two in a row

After losing three games in a row, Hickman coach Gregg Nesbitt challenged his team.

Tonight the Kewpies (3-3) take on the Webb City Cardinals (4-2) at Hickman High, while attempting to establish a winning streak after last week’s victory against Parkway South.

Losing not an option

Jon Strodtman’s joy for life is on display in everything he does.

He shows it with the smile while he describes the generosity shown him. It can be seen in the humor he uses to tell the story of his ongoing three-year battle with carcinoid tumors, a rare form of cancer.

Two sides to Tigers’ Palmer

Take one look at Tony Palmer and the words intimidating and scary might come to mind. Listen to him talk for five minutes and that perception will almost certainly change.

Palmer, Missouri’s starting weakside guard, is anything but the typical offensive lineman. Among a group of players that prides itself on being mean and having tattoos, Palmer stands out. Not because of body art or size, but because he represents everything that is right about college sports.

One for the HOME TEAM

With one race 12 years ago, Rick Alexander knew his son, Van, was going to be something special.

B happy with Tigers

If you can’t get a feel for how good the Missouri football team is, join the club.

After six games, it’s time for the Tigers’ midseason grades, which look a lot better than they would have a week ago.

Weisenborn shines in sweep

Columbia College’s Katherine Weisenborn limped out of Southwell Arena on Tuesday night with sore feet. She could barely walk.

“I’m not able to move as well,” she said. “I’m getting to the ball part of the time, but hopefully that will come as my feet are getting better.”

Bruins speed past Moberly

Coaches can’t teach speed, and Moberly’s players discovered they couldn’t be beaten Tuesday night, either.

The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Spartans 6-0 at Cosmopolitan Park. Michael Ferguson, a junior forward, scored three goals and added an assist.

Owls sweep struggling Rock Bridge

Injuries have plagued the Rock Bridge volleyball team since the beginning of the season, and it showed in Tuesday’s loss to Marshall.

The Owls defeated the Bruins 25-17, 25-19 at Rock Bridge.

Donor covers cost of posts

Success sometimes comes with a price.

Fortunately for the Missouri athletic department, an anonymous donor thinks the value of the Missouri football team’s win against Nebraska is equal to that price tag.

Williams key in Rams’ shutout

ST. LOUIS — Aeneas Williams made sure Atlanta didn’t score and the Marc Bulger-to-Torry Holt combination took care of the rest.

St. Louis dominated the Falcons in every facet Monday night on their way to a 36-0 win at the Edward Jones Dome. The shutout was the first in the 8-year history of the team’s tenure in St. Louis. The Rams improved to 3-2 with the win and Atlanta dropped to 1-4.

Brand new Big 12

Kansas coach Mark Mangino has been a part of Big Eight and Big 12 Conference football for more than 10 years. This season, though, he has noticed a change in his conference.

“We certainly are not the ‘three yards and a cloud of dust’ conference as we were once called in the Big Eight,” Mangino said on Monday’s Big 12 Conference call.

Soldiers stymie Stars

Stephens’ Freda Runnells could barely use her injured left hand.

Meanwhile, everything St. Louis Christian’s Emily Robinson touched went her way.

Schuenemeyer honors friend in top 10 finish

When Rock Bridge senior Emily Schuenemeyer won a playoff hole Monday afternoon, she did more than medal in the last golf tournament of her high school career. She had honored the memory of a friend.

On the anniversary of the death of Rock Bridge student Kristen Hofen, Schuenemeyer finished ninth to take home a medal in the NCMC Tournament.

On the offensive

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

When Missouri plays Nebraska, MU is supposed to be the team to drop kicks, commit penalties and allow 452 yards.

Tigers struggle, drop under .500

Missouri’s offense couldn’t atone for defensive mistakes.

Kansas handed the Tigers’ women’s soccer team a 2-0 Border War loss on Sunday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium, with the Tigers struggling on both ends of the field.

Runnells determined despite frustrations

Freda Runnells is familiar with playing in pain.

Runnells, a 6-foot sophomore middle hitter from Urbana, Ill., has persevered through almost two seasons of frustrating losses and personal injuries with the Stephens Stars.

Missouri 41, NU 24

A few trick plays were all Missouri needed to stop 25 years of frustration.

The final ploy, a 14-yard pass from holder Sonny Riccio to tight end Victor Sesay on a fourth-quarter faked field goal, gave the Tigers the lead for good.

Turnovers help Tigers pull upset

The momentum at Memorial Stadium changed direction more quickly than a Brad Smith cutback Saturday night.

Missouri and Nebraska exchanged long drives and turnovers for most of the first half, creating nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for the teams and their fans.

Bruins breeze to title

Rock Bridge’s Sarah Seltsam will carry the first-place District 5 Tournament plaque to school Monday.

The Bruins’ tennis won the District 5 Tournament on Saturday at Bethel Park with 37 1/2 points, bettering Rolla, which scored 25½. . Both teams advance to sectional competition Saturday at Bethel Park.

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