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Talking up the team

John Kadlec has played, coached and done everything else for the Missouri football team.

For two days, though, he hated MU.

McCoy, Heralds roll past Stephens

Central Christian Bible’s Amy McCoy showed why she earned national honors as Student-Athlete of the Week last month for the Heralds.

On Saturday at Silverthorne Arena, McCoy led her team to a 30-27, 30-17, 30-23 victory against the Stephens College Stars.

Marshall sweeps Hannibal to gain NCMC crown

The gymnasium was filled with echoes of yells, claps and stomps for a thrilling championship.

After three rounds of matches at Rock Bridge High, Marshall defeated Hannibal 25-18, 25-22 to win the North Central Missouri Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Rock Bridge placed fourth, losing to Helias in the consolation match.

Hibbert leads way in upset

After losing three straight road games, the Missouri soccer team got defensive Friday night.

In a 1-0 victory against No. 16 California at Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the Tigers’ defenders stood out.

Cougars’ streak at seven

Offensive domination seems to be the key to Columbia College’s winning streak.

The Cougars’ offense spent another game monopolizing play in its 4-0 win against Central Methodist College on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium. Columbia College (9-2) pushed its winning streak to seven with its fifth shutout.

Rout not enough for Rock Bridge

FULTON — Most teams would be satisfied with an easy victory, but Rock Bridge wasn’t.

The Bruins beat Fulton 49-6 on Friday at Fulton. Despite the victory, Rock Bridge wasn’t happy.

Errors push Kewps’ losing streak to 3

BLUE SPRINGS — In every phase, the Blue Springs South Jaguars dominated the Hickman Kewpies.

The Kewpies continue to struggle, losing their third straight, 24-0, to the Jaguars on Friday at Peve Memorial Stadium.

Cougars’ Hall of Fame set to open

Wendy Mertz Slifka couldn’t believe it.

It was 1990, and Slifka, a Columbia College pitcher, had become the first Cougars’ athlete to have her jersey retired.

Puglis clinches Bruins' win

The last spot in the lineup is often reserved for the offensively-challenged. Fortunately for Rock Bridge, its last hitter, Christie Puglis, played as if she were batting cleanup.

Rock Bridge beat Mexico 2-1 in nine innings Thursday night at Rock Bridge.

Viehmann nursing along coaching goal

A glimpse into Beau Viehmann’s future: In the morning, he will tell kids to lie down and take it easy. In the afternoon, he will tell them to stop being lazy and to run more quickly.

Viehmann, a walk-on tailback for the Missouri football team, is enrolled in MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing. His mom, Kathy, and sister, Claire, want him to be a school nurse. That way, he can coach, like his father, Les Viehmann, a defensive coach at Hermann High.

Pleimann, Jacoby tie for medalist

It was the last time Rachel Jacoby and Ashley Mansfield would play L.A. Nickell Golf Course for Hickman.

The Kewpies beat Marshall 174-204 on Thursday in their final home match.

Late surges carry Kewpies to victory

Sometimes a slow start can be a motivating factor for victory.

Hickman defeated Marshall 6-3 on Thursday night at Hickman with half of the victories coming after the Kewpies dropped the first set.

Kewps need to hang on to ball to succeed

Turnovers continue to end Hickman Kewpie drives, momentum and chances for victories.

The Kewpies, hoping to limit turnovers and end a two-game losing streak, will travel to Peve Stadium to face the Blue Springs South Jaguars at 7 tonight. The Kewpies (2-2) have turned the ball over eight times in their losses. When Hickman keeps its turnovers below two per game, it is 2-0.

Rock Bridge's Kruse keeps opponents guessing

Every team wants versatility. Rock Bridge has Johnny Kruse to make the Bruins multifaceted.

The Bruins, 4-0 and ranked fifth in Class 6, play at 7 tonight at Fulton, and Kruse will play his standard positions: free safety, wide receiver, punt returner and tailback.

Cougars rout Eagles to earn fourth conference shutout

Conference opponents haven’t been able to hold back the Columbia College soccer team.

With their 12-0 win against Williams Baptist College on Thursday at Owens Stadium, the Cougars earned their fourth shutout in American Midwest Conference play in as many games. Steve Williams earned the shutout.

Kewps defeat Bruins

Every so often a team is able to speak with its play.

Hickman’s determination showed Wednesday night in a 3-2 win against Rock Bridge at Cosmopolitan Park.

MU has final say against Kansas

Volleyball is a game of momentum.

Missouri defeated Kansas 30-16, 31-33, 30-28, 26-30, 15-10 in a match that was full of streaks Wednesday at Hearnes Center.

Making snap decisions

Before he leads his team into the huddle, before he takes off running down the sideline or throws a slant to a receiver, Brad Smith must first know where every player on the field is going to be.

Such is the life of a quarterback. Although an offensive lineman must know his blocking assignments or a tailback must know his running lanes, the quarterback must know everything about everyone.

MU player looks to break sack record

Because of his slight frame, Brian Smith often has to work doubly hard to get around opposing offensive tackles. After all, some of them have more than 100 pounds on him.

Stadium re-entry may end

The Big 12 Conference is reviewing Missouri’s longstanding practice of allowing football fans to leave during halftime and re-enter Memorial Stadium.

Security issues and crowd behavior have driven the Big 12 to consider recommending that schools discontinue the so-called “pass-outs.”

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