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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.

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

Thud.

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.

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