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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.

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.

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