The Rock Bridge High School football team will play Hickman High School in the Providence Bowl on Friday, but there is noticeably less buzz surrounding this year's game from the Rock Bridge student body.
Hickman coach Arnel Monroe took a quiet, supportive approach at practice Monday following his team's fourth loss in a row Friday to Helias High School.
After a shutout victory over Excelsior Springs, the Spartans believe their defense will face a big test Saturday against the Helias Crusaders.
Bruins freshman Zach Lorson fares well as Rock Bridge finished first out of 19 teams and produced more state qualifying times over the weekend.
For Battle coach Jack Rubenstein, the game was a chance for his team to see how they stacked up against a difficult opponent.
Hickman High School softball fell to Fox High School 5-2.
The Kewpies had a productive sixth-inning to secure the win
Hickman High School's boys soccer team broke an eight-game losing streak to city rival Rock Bridge High School on Tuesday night. The Kewpies won on penalty kicks after tying 2-2 in regulation.
The Spartans are now 1-6 on the season.
Tuesday night's win brings the Knights to 4-1.
Katherine Kadlec went 3-4 and scored three runs, while Courtney Blount added five RBIs to the Trailblazers' outing. But a six-run seventh inning by Salisbury put the game out of reach.
Against the Excelsior Spring Tigers, the Spartans did something they never did before in team history – shut out an opponent. In front of a crowd that stayed loud and energetic throughout a cold night the Spartans defeated the Tigers 36-0.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School lost its second and third games of the Moberly Invitational on Saturday to fall to 1-6 on the season, but coach Lonnie Tapia was pleased that his team finally developed a physical style of play.
Lucas Harrington led the boys with a 20th-place finish and a time of 16:14:70, followed by Adam Sandstedt who finished 34th in 16:30:80.
On the girls team, Kayla Funkenbusch led the Bruins with a 10th-place finish in 18:46:00, and Rebecca Rubenstein finished 29th in 19:30:50.
The Bruins finished with a combined 349 points, which put them atop the leaderboard in the 19-team event.
Tolton High School rolled all over Central, a home-school team in its first season, in the first quarter, going up 69-0 and not allowing Central positive yardage.
A 48-7 loss to Helias Catholic High School left the Hickman High School football team angry, and its coaching staff disappointed.
The Bruins fell 48-34 to Lee's Summit West on Friday.
The Tolton boys soccer team lost 8-0 to Moberly on Thursday night. The Trailblazers nearly matched Moberly in the second half, coming close to scoring before ultimately being shut out.
The Central Panthers are in their first year of existence and have a team of 18 home-schooled students. They are taking on Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School on Friday at Tolton in one of their biggest tests this season.