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Stewart can’t quit coaching

He is not pacing the court at Hearnes Center anymore, but Norm Stewart is doing his share of coaching.

Bruins keep trophy at home

More than a tournament title was at stake for Rock Bridge in Saturday afternoon’s championship game against Warrenton.

“We just knew we had to win it,” Bruins senior Ashley Selby said. “We had to keep our trophy here. (Coach Vicki Reimler) never really said it, like we didn’t go out to see the trophy case this year, but we knew we had to do it.”

Kewpies’ defense denies Panthers

By the time Cedric Alvis turned around to chase Park Hill South wide receiver R.J. Lawson as he sprinted for the end zone, Alvis had determined he wasn’t about to get beat again.

Solid defense in the second half helped the Hickman Kewpies defeat the Park Hill South Panthers 31-20 on Friday night at Preston Field in Kansas City.

Rock Bridge uses Van in drive to win

It must have seemed like a truck hit Moberly. In this case it was a van – Van Alexander.

Alexander led Rock Bridge past Moberly 37-13 on Friday night at Rock Bridge Field.

State power earns regional triumph

Rock Bridge showed it can dominate more than Missouri tennis.

The Bruins, the defending state champions, defeated Blue Valley North, the defending Kansas state champion, 8-1 on Friday. The Bruins also defeated Joplin 9-0 at Bethel Park as part of the Missouri-Kansas Border War.

Tigers start well in tournament

Missouri has had a successful start to its tennis season.

The Tigers won nine of 14 matches Saturday and seven of nine Friday in the Mizzou Four-Way Tournament at the Green Tennis Center.

Woes leave Alden ‘ticked’

KANSAS CITY — Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden said Thursday he was embarrassed and “ticked off” over controversy surrounding the university’s basketball program, but disputed reports of a rift between him and coach Quin Snyder.

In a speech before the Tiger Club of Kansas City, Alden said investigations that began after basketball player Ricky Clemons was charged with assaulting his then-girlfriend in January have “consumed” the athletic department for months.

Even I-AA teams cost Pinkel sleep

Gary Pinkel’s memory serves him well. That’s why he isn’t sleeping well this week.

Pinkel knows all too well how easily an NCAA Division I-AA team can sneak up on a Division I team, and as he prepares for Missouri’s home opener against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, he has good reason to be nervous.

Bruins expect tougher Moberly

It should be closer than last year.

Tonight’s game at Rock Bridge between the Bruins and Moberly almost has to be closer than the 76-0 pounding Rock Bridge put on Moberly last year.

Rock Bridge squeaks by

Rock Bridge goalkeeper Tanner Mills used more than his hands to help the Bruins earn a victory Thursday night.

Bruins face Kansas champion

High school tennis crosses borders today when two state champions meet for the fourth annual Missouri-Kansas Border War.

Rock Bridge (5-1), the defending state champion, is looking for its fourth victory against Blue Valley North High (4-1), the defending Kansas 6A champion.

Bruins seek third title in a row

As Rock Bridge prepares to host Osage, Tipton and Warrenton in its annual volleyball tournament Saturday, Bruins coach Vicki Reimler said her team will head into this weekend not quite sure what to expect.

Kewpies’ Pleimann extends winning streak to three

Pleimann, a junior, helped Hickman breeze by the Jefferson City Jays 169-197 on Tuesday at L.A. Nickell Golf Course. All five Hickman golfers shot a better score than the lowest Jays round.

Tough games fill schedule for MU women

Tough competition awaits the Missouri women’s basketball team this season in its quest to reach the postseason for the fifth straight year.

The Tigers will face eight teams that appeared in the NCAA Tournament last year and three teams that played in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

Hickman putting it all on the line

For most football teams, the game is fought and won along the line of scrimmage. The Hickman Kewpies’ game tonight at Park Hill South will be no exception.

Kewpies seniors get revenge against Jays

The night ended much better than it began for the seniors on the Hickman volleyball team.

The Kewpies, after falling behind in both games against Jefferson City on Wednesday, rallied to defeat the Jays 25-18, 25-20 at Hickman.

Cougars overcome sloppy play

Not much went right for the Cougars on Wednesday night at Southwell Arena.

In the end, though, the No. 4 Cougars overcame several miscommunications, errant passes and botched hits to hold off the upstart Missouri Valley Vikings 30-15, 25-30, 30-24, 30-25.

Receiving in good hands

Brad Smith had security.

Whenever Smith was in trouble last season, Justin Gage was usually there to bail him out. This season Smith has yet to find a go-to receiver.

Syracuse and Iowa highlight schedule

For the third straight year, the Missouri-Kansas matchup will end the regular season of both basketball teams, but it may not be the best matchup on Missouri’s 2003-04 schedule.

Worley key in Kewps’ win

Hickman’s Stefani Worley called her pitching performance against Smith-Cotton on Wednesday her worst of the season. Fortunately for the Kewpies, her worst was still good enough to win.

“(My) pitching was weaker than usual,” she said. “We’re going to have those. My offense really came through for me today.”

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