A dominating defensive performance and run game helped send the Spartans to the state championship game.
Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins channels his faith and Battle High School football fans' energy into encouraging the team during playoffs.
The Spartans look to improve upon their 5-19 inaugural season.
The Spartans feel confident looking toward the 2015 postseason.
With defenses focusing on stopping Nash Sutherlin, receivers Jaevon McQuitty and Chyrome Thorpe have accounted for big plays.
The Trailblazers will adopt a defensive strategy to aid the move up to Class 3.
The Trailblazers have every intention of winning the Class 3 title this year.
With eyes set on a fourth-straight state title, the Rock Bridge High School girls basketball team will turn to their strong senior class for leadership on and off the court.
Potential Ferguson-related concerns could prompt the Missouri State High School Athletics Association to move the St. Louis-based Show-Me Bowl. If Muriel Williams Battle High School wins Friday, the Spartans will play for the Class 5 state championship game.
Rock Bridge boys basketball coach Jim Scanlon wouldn't even take a shot at questions about his team's future this year.
The senior shooting guard and University of Arkansas commit will be central to a Kewpies team looking for its first state championship since 1962.
Kewpies will rely on returning seniors to lead younger teammates on and off the court.
Battle will face the winner of Ladue Horton-Watkins vs. Jackson, which face off Saturday at 1 p.m. If Jackson wins, Battle will play at Jackson. If Ladue Horton-Watkins wins, Battle will host the semifinal matchup.
Battle High School's football team prepares to host Fort Zumwalt North on Friday. They won the Class 5, District 4 title when they defeated Camdenton last week.
Despite winning its first-ever district title game, Battle remains focused on reaching the state championship game.
Rock Bridge's third-place finish at the state swim meet is a 12-place jump from last year. The Bruins' young roster sets up for a promising future.
Battle will host Fort Zumwalt North next Friday. The Panthers (10-1) beat Fort Zumwalt East on Friday to win the Class 5, District 3 title.
Both the boys and girls teams finished in the top five at the Missouri State High School Activities Association cross-country state championships on Saturday.
Coaches, families and politicians weigh home-schooled students' education, time to practice and athletic prospects.
After Hickman High School's 3-2 overtime loss to Lee's Summit on Tuesday, the boys soccer season came to an end for Columbia high schools. The 2014 season was filled with interesting developments, including new coaches and emerging programs.