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Battle students rally for football team

In anticipation of its first championship football game on Friday, Muriel Williams Battle High School hosted a pep rally Tuesday with performances by its band and cheer squad.

The Spartans will play for the state title on Friday at the Edward Jones Dome. This is the first year the team has been eligible to compete in the the playoffs.

First-year Hickman coach Dan Pieper shakes off challenges before wrestling season

Dan Pieper is entering his first year as head coach of the Hickman wrestling team. And while the Kewpies' roster is short on experience, Pieper looks forward to the challenge.

Show-Me Bowl still planned to start Friday in St. Louis

After break-ins and burnings last night in and around St. Louis, the Missouri State High School Activities Association still plans to move forward with its seven state football championship games at the Edward Jones Dome.

Hickman girls basketball topples Troy in home opener

Coach Tonya Mirts said her team executed well on offense, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds and turning the ball over only seven times.

Battle Spartans look to build on young team in second year

A young Battle wrestling team returns three state qualifiers as it looks to begin its  second season.

Long runs, defensive pressure help send Battle football to state championship

A dominating defensive performance and run game helped send the Spartans to the state championship game.

BATTLE RISING: Spartan mascot brings energy to team

Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins channels his faith and Battle High School football fans' energy into encouraging the team during playoffs.

Daviante Ostrander leads Battle boys basketball into second year

The Spartans look to improve upon their 5-19 inaugural season.

Battle girls basketball emphasizes defense first

The Spartans feel confident looking toward the 2015 postseason.

Battle football's receivers coming through during playoff run

With defenses focusing on stopping Nash Sutherlin, receivers Jaevon McQuitty and Chyrome Thorpe have accounted for big plays.

Tolton boys basketball not worried about move to Class 3

The Trailblazers will adopt a defensive strategy to aid the move up to Class 3.

Tolton girls basketball wants to capitalize on last year's mistakes

The Trailblazers have every intention of winning the Class 3 title this year.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team eyes another state title

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.

Show-Me Bowl still on for St. Louis despite possible Ferguson unrest

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: 'I don't know much' about season so far

Rock Bridge boys basketball coach Jim Scanlon wouldn't even take a shot at questions about his team's future this year. 

Hickman boys basketball looks to Jimmy Whitt for leadership

The senior shooting guard and University of Arkansas commit will be central to a Kewpies team looking for its first state championship since 1962.

Hickman girls basketball will ride success of its seniors

Kewpies will rely on returning seniors to lead younger teammates on and off the court.

UPDATE: Battle football advances to state semifinal thanks to Jerrion Nelson's 'enormous' stop

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 celebrates district champions in pep rally

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.

Battle football shifts focus from district title

Despite winning its first-ever district title game, Battle remains focused on reaching the state championship game.

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