Prep Sports

Battle basketball star plays through seizures

Battle High School sophomore guard Daviante Ostrander started having seizures last summer. Over the past nine months, he's had several more episodes, which, in addition to altering his well-being and worrying his family, have affected his basketball season. Still, Ostrander has averaged more than 16 points per game for the Spartans this season.

The Spartans' leading scorer has faced health problems over the past nine months. Still, sophomore Daviante Ostrander averaged 16.7 points and is set to lead the Spartans in the first game of the playoffs Tuesday.

Rock Bridge boys basketball heads to district championship after overtime win

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team will face Blue Springs South at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the Class 5, District 9 championship game.

Hot-shooting Battle advances to district finals

For the first time, Muriel Williams Battle High School scored over 70 points in a game. The boys basketball team beat Troy Buchanan High School 72-55, earning a spot in the Class 5, District 4 finals.

Hickman's Jimmy Whitt plays final high school game as Kewpies fall

Whitt, who broke almost every Hickman program record, scored 36 points in his final high school game.

Battle girls basketball takes solace in improvement, rising leadership

Cheyanna Weaver, a senior, scored only 5 points for Battle (13-13), but sophomore Maya Mouton added 10 more with 8 rebounds to be a lone bright spot for the Spartans in their 55-27 loss to Wentzville-Holt in the Class 5, District 4 qualifier.

Hickman girls basketball overpowers Blue Springs

Mikayla Logan and Ny'jah White scored a combined 24 points in Hickman's 50-27 win against Blue Springs Tuesday , advancing the Kewpies to the district championship.

Strong performance from Cierra Porter in tournament encouraging for Rock Bridge girls basketball

Porter had a game-high 25 points in the Bruins' 72-45 win over Blue Springs South.

Missouri panel OKs bill for sports for homeschooled students

Republican Rep. Elijah Haahr of Springfield's bill would allow homeschooled high school students to participate in activities sponsored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.

Hickman boys basketball comes away with district tournament win after odd 3rd period

Neither Hickman High School nor Smith-Cotton High School scored a point in the third quarter of the Class 5, District 9 tournament game.

Ryan Kreklow and the Bruins look to start districts with a win

Senior Ryan Kreklow and the Rock Bridge High School Bruins start districts at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday against Blue Springs.

Porter powers Tolton boys basketball to division title

Michael Porter Jr. scored 35 points in Tolton Catholic's 72-60 win over South Callaway in the Class 3, District 8 title game. Tolton opens the state tournament Wednesday against Bowling Green. 

With four-peat in sight, Rock Bridge girls basketball hoping to take playoffs game by game

With another Class 5 state title, the Bruins would be the first program to "four-peat" since St. Joseph's Academy did so from 1991-1994.

Top-ranked Hickman girls basketball prepares for tough district bracket

The No. 1 Kewpies begin district play Tuesday in Blue Springs with their sights on a first state championship.

At Tolton High School, BARF fills the fitness gap

BARF — or Blazer Athletics Running and Fitness — was established at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in 2013 as a way to keep athletes in shape between sports seasons and is now a hit among students. The name was chosen to amuse the students, but it's serious work.

Rock Bridge boys basketball falls to Helias 55-53

Despite Jack Widhalm's last second 3-pointer, Rock Bridge High School lost to Helias Catholic High School Friday.

Hickman boys basketball loses in regular season finale

The Hickman High School boys basketball team lost a tough game at Kickapoo High School on Friday night.

Tolton boys basketball advances to district finals

After a 1 hour and 8-minute game that made observers pine for a faster pace, Tolton walked away with a 40-23 win over Southern Boone.

After tough stretch, Hickman boys basketball looks to district tournament

After beginning the season 12-3, the Hickman High School boys basketball team will enter the district tournament after going on a 2-7 stretch.

Rock Bridge girls beat Helias

Cierra Porter led the Bruins with 20 points.

Smith leads Rock Bridge boys basketball past Battle 77-60

Junior guard Tre Smith scored 17 points, leading Rock Bridge to a 77-60 win over Battle.