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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.

Bruins’ struggles continue

It was another frustrating night for the Rock Bridge volleyball team.

The Bruins again struggled with fundamental play Tuesday night at home in a 25-16, 25-13 loss to California.

New MU soccer players adjusting on, off field

It’s 8:30 on a Tuesday morning. Do you know where you are?

For Missouri freshman soccer players Mallory Ames, Lauren Grice, Melissa Griggs and sophomore Kira Reyes, the answer is different from most.

Wilson silences Hickman

Jefferson City used a No. 1-quality start by its No. 2 pitcher to baffle the Hickman softball team. The Jays defeated the Kewpies 6-0 on Tuesday night at Cosmopolitan Park.

Jefferson City’s Ken-dra Wilson pitched a complete game and allowed one hit, striking out two.

Confidence game

Confidence rules on the golf course.

Payge Pleimann, Hickman’s No. 1 golfer, carries those words with her. They are written on a scorecard from L.A. Nickell Golf Course that she keeps in her golf bag.

Tight end is real McCoy for Tigers

Gary Pinkel has been on both sides of fourth-quarter comebacks many times, but J.D. McCoy’s catch on Saturday was one of the most impressive he has seen.

With 3:12 remaining in No. 23 Missouri’s 41-40 overtime win against Middle Tennessee State, McCoy, a senior tight end, had a fourth-down reception that brought ball to the Tiger’s 39.

Kewps avenge loss

It was a satisfying victory for Hickman.

Hermann swept Hickman last year and the Kewpies remembered that loss well and wanted to return the favor.

Tigers sigh deeply after OT triumph


That could have been the sound of the Missouri football team crashing back to earth on Saturday.

MU can’t beat SEC

The Southeastern Conference continues to dominate the Missouri soccer team.

Missouri lost its third game of the season to an SEC team on Sunday when Florida beat the Tigers 4-0.

Last-minute loss

SEATTLE — Mike Holmgren shuffled to the podium in the interview room and tried to keep a straight face.

“Never in doubt,” he said, making everyone around him burst into laughter.

Hall gets Chiefs going all the way to 3-0

HOUSTON — Dante Hall fed off a trip to Mom’s kitchen.

Hall had a 73-yard punt return for a score in his return to Texas and Priest Holmes had 156 total yards and two touchdowns to lead Kansas City to a 42-14 victory against Houston on Sunday. The Chiefs have gone 3-0 for the first time in seven years.

Over time, Smith saves Tigers

Trailing for most of the second half, the Missouri football team fixed a complicated problem with a simple solution. Give the ball to Brad Smith.

Smith threw for one touchdown to tie the score and ran for another in overtime as the Tigers defeated Middle Tennessee State 41-40 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Matheny makes his point in OT

Michael Matheny lay under a pile of his teammates, having kicked the winning extra point in Missouri’s win Saturday.

Normally that wouldn’t mean too much, but not much earlier, it looked as though Matheny would be the scapegoat for an embarrassing loss. Instead, he had become one of the heroes of No. 23 Missouri’s 41-40 overtime win against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

OU falls to Tigers sooner than later

The match started late, but Missouri made quick work of Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference home opener Saturday at Hearnes Center.

The start time was pushed back because of a late finish in the MU football game, but the Tigers gave their fans an early finish by sweeping the Sooners 30-21, 30-25, 31-29.

No defending Missouri defense

Middle Tennessee State ran at will. It passed at will. It scored at will. In the end, it seemed to lose its will.

Missouri’s new-and-improved defense looked more like its old self Saturday than the unit that had allowed the fourth fewest points per game in the nation through three games.

Outlaw couldn’t pass up big catches

Thomson Omboga dropped a pass. Sean Coffey dropped two. Darius Outlaw dropped zero.

With Missouri down 24-23 to Middle Tennessee in the third quarter, quarterback Brad Smith needed one of his receivers to make a big play. Outlaw, a converted quarterback, came through for Smith and the Tigers.

Tigers prevail in late scoring frenzy

Although the game spanned 102 minutes, most people will remember only one of them.

The Missouri women’s soccer team fit a lot into the 84th minute of its game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Friday night at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.

Rock Bridge gets rolling in big second half

It seemed as if two teams played Kirksville.

In the Bruins’ 47-7 win at Kirksville on Friday, Rock Bridge played much differently in the second half.

Miscues costly to Kewpies

Hickman coach Gregg Nesbitt said he knows there was one reason his team lost Friday night.

“Turnovers,” Nesbitt said. “Period.”

Tigers alumni make a splash

Competition crossed generations at the University Natatorium on Saturday.

The Missouri swimming and diving team held its Alumni Meet where Tom North defeated his son Matt North, a 2004 Olympic trials qualifier.