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Depth plays major role as Kewpies run to titles

Rolla’s few runners stood out among Hickman’s on Saturday. Although the Kewpies won the meet and had almost twice as many runners, Rolla’s Kim Shank and Jake Garner were the individual winners at Bethel Park.

Hickman’s girls scored 23 points and Rolla’s had 39. Hickman won the boys’ meet 38-43 after a tiebreaker that added each team’s six runner.

Cougars repeat as conference champs

Offensive superstars often determine the outcome of important matches, but for Columbia College on Friday, the defense made the difference.

The Cougars upset Illinois-Springfield 2-1 at Owens Stadium to repeat as American Midwest Conference champions.

Kewpies defeat Cardinals

Cedric Alvis wished he could get back in the game. Not because he had scored two touchdowns and intercepted a pass, but because he was cold.

“At first it was fun to watch the other guys get a chance to play,” Alvis said. “Then it really started to get cold.”

Sooners defensive about Tigers’ Smith

When Dusty Dvoracek thinks of last year’s Missouri-Oklahoma football game, two words come to mind: Brad Smith.

By the time the Sooners visited MU in 2002, Smith had played four games, including a brilliant debut against Illinois. Dvoracek, a junior defensive tackle, said game tape was not enough to prepare Oklahoma for the barrage that was about to hit it.

Lineup change key to MU win

A lineup change is all that Missouri needed to end its losing streak to Nebraska on Wednesday night.

Missouri defeated the Cornhuskers 28-30, 24-30, 30-25, 31-29, 15-9 at Nebraska Coliseum in a Big 12 Conference match.

Clemons didn’t cheat, BYU says

After three weeks of inquiry, a Brigham Young University investigation concluded Oct. 10 that Ricky Clemons, a former Missouri basketball player, did not cheat on three correspondence courses in summer 2002.

To be eligible for play at MU last fall, Clemons pulled together a two-year degree from Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan., with 24 credit hours, including nine through Brigham Young’s independent study program, in two months.

The chase for Chase

Last week was a big stepping-stone for the team. By coming out and playing a very well-rounded game against Hannibal and putting up some good numbers on offense and defense, we are starting to get the ball rolling. But we have a long way to go.

Tigers start with high expectations

With the first tip-off of the regular season six weeks away, the Missouri basketball team will host Mizzou Madness, the Tigers’ celebration of the first day college teams can practice, Saturday morning.

Mizzou Madness, the team’s first late-night scrimmage since the 2000-01 season, begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday at Hearnes Center. The doors open at 10 p.m. for two hours of autograph sessions. After the players are introduced at midnight, the team will hold a short practice and run through a few drills, then scrimmage for two 20-minute periods. The Tigers will put on a dunk exhibition after the first period. Admission is free.

Bruins serve up win against Lady Falcons

When Kadie Marler goes back to serve, she holds the ball out in her right hand, gives it a hard slap with her left, pauses, cocks back and lets fly.

“That’s just how we got taught,” she said. “Slap the ball until I get good hand contact so it can get off. I don’t know, it’s just what I do.”

Relays will test Tigers

The Missouri swimming teams are looking to make a statement in the Big 12 Conference.

The Tigers are participating in the annual Big 12 Conference Relays today in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State hosts Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M.

Bruins revved to play Helias

None of the players on this year’s Rock Bridge football team has beaten Helias. There’s more than that motivating the Bruins, though.

With a win at 7 p.m. Saturday at Helias, the Bruins would win the North Central Missouri Conference. The Bruins (6-0), who haven’t beaten the Crusaders since 1995, won their most recent outright NCMC title in 1994.

Hickman aims for two in a row

After losing three games in a row, Hickman coach Gregg Nesbitt challenged his team.

Tonight the Kewpies (3-3) take on the Webb City Cardinals (4-2) at Hickman High, while attempting to establish a winning streak after last week’s victory against Parkway South.

Losing not an option

Jon Strodtman’s joy for life is on display in everything he does.

He shows it with the smile while he describes the generosity shown him. It can be seen in the humor he uses to tell the story of his ongoing three-year battle with carcinoid tumors, a rare form of cancer.

Two sides to Tigers’ Palmer

Take one look at Tony Palmer and the words intimidating and scary might come to mind. Listen to him talk for five minutes and that perception will almost certainly change.

Palmer, Missouri’s starting weakside guard, is anything but the typical offensive lineman. Among a group of players that prides itself on being mean and having tattoos, Palmer stands out. Not because of body art or size, but because he represents everything that is right about college sports.

One for the HOME TEAM

With one race 12 years ago, Rick Alexander knew his son, Van, was going to be something special.

B happy with Tigers

If you can’t get a feel for how good the Missouri football team is, join the club.

After six games, it’s time for the Tigers’ midseason grades, which look a lot better than they would have a week ago.

Weisenborn shines in sweep

Columbia College’s Katherine Weisenborn limped out of Southwell Arena on Tuesday night with sore feet. She could barely walk.

“I’m not able to move as well,” she said. “I’m getting to the ball part of the time, but hopefully that will come as my feet are getting better.”

Bruins speed past Moberly

Coaches can’t teach speed, and Moberly’s players discovered they couldn’t be beaten Tuesday night, either.

The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Spartans 6-0 at Cosmopolitan Park. Michael Ferguson, a junior forward, scored three goals and added an assist.

Owls sweep struggling Rock Bridge

Injuries have plagued the Rock Bridge volleyball team since the beginning of the season, and it showed in Tuesday’s loss to Marshall.

The Owls defeated the Bruins 25-17, 25-19 at Rock Bridge.

Donor covers cost of posts

Success sometimes comes with a price.

Fortunately for the Missouri athletic department, an anonymous donor thinks the value of the Missouri football team’s win against Nebraska is equal to that price tag.

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