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Tolton football looks to build on foundation at Harrisburg game

The Tolton High School football team will face Harrisburg on Friday for its first game of the season. Tolton beat Harrisburg 41-0 last year, one of two victories in the 2013 season.

Hickman football looks to break in young team Friday at Christian Brothers College

The Kewpies face a challenge in fielding a team that includes only 14 returning seniors, a new starting quarterback in junior Carter Nicoli and a backfield with only one running back who saw playing time last season.

Battle football's backfield plans to run past Jackson

The first game of Battle High School's football season is Friday night, and a productive offseason and experienced backfield are two ingredients that could lead the Spartans to victory against Jackson High School.

Rock Bridge football looks to move on from last season's championship defeat

The Bruins finished the regular season 4-5 only to win four consecutive playoff games to make it to the Class 6 state championship game. The team lost 35-14 in that game, but head coach A.J. Ofodile says he wants the team to shift its focus to this season.

Hickman's Jimmy Whitt commits to Arkansas: from decision to announcement

Hickman basketball star Jimmy Whitt said his decision came down to Arkansas and Missouri, but ultimately his heart was in Arkansas.

Tarnue Tyler leads charge for Rock Bridge soccer

In Tarnue Tyler's world, soccer is kind of a big deal. When it comes to soccer in Columbia, Tyler is a big deal, too.

Hickman basketball star Jimmy Whitt chooses Arkansas over Missouri

Hickman senior Jimmy Whitt visited Fayetteville over the weekend..

Rock Bridge football's Twehous seeks championship, Divison I offers

The Bruins went 4-5 in the 2013 regular season and headed into the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. But they caught fire in the postseason, winning four straight before falling to powerhouse Blue Springs at the Edward Jones Dome.

Rock Bridge, Battle football offer first glimpse at new rivalry

Rock Bridge and Battle High School will face off in week three of their seasons for the first time in the two schools' history. Friday's High School Football Jamboree at Rock Bridge offered a glimpse at the potential cross-town rivalry.

Young Hickman football team focused on rebuilding

Senior quarterback Carter Nicoli will step into the leading role for the first time. In order to prepare him for quarterback, the team throws multiple defensive looks at him. He also watches game films, trains with new quarterbacks coach Bo Abbott, and works on building chemistry with wide receivers and running backs.

Battle back ponders his future in football

Battle High School running back Nash Sutherlin's dream is to run under the bright lights of an NFL stadium, but he first needs to finish his senior year.

Tolton football continues to build program

In Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's third year playing varsity football, players and coaches alike are looking for success after enduring some growing pains.

Hickman basketball's Jimmy Whitt includes Missouri in top nine

Hickman High School hoops star Jimmy Whitt has narrowed his list of colleges to nine. He said he cut down his list of colleges by talking to several of his AAU teammates from KC Pump N Run.

Hickman football coach pleads guilty to DWI

Arnel Monroe, 47, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, he was still an employee of Columbia Public Schools, a district spokeswoman said.

Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe returns to practice

Hickman High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

Hickman High School football coach arrested for DWI

Hickman High School's head football coach Arnel Monroe was arrested early Sunday morning on charges driving while intoxicated.

Rock Bridge wide receiver Alex Ofodile commits to Oregon

Alex Ofodile, the top football recruit in Missouri and a top-15 receiving recruit nationally, committed to the Ducks on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Rock Bridge baseball wins its first state championship

Left-hand pitcher Ryan Bernskoetter surprised everyone to help the Rock Bridge Bruins defeat the Francis Howell Vikings 9-6 in the Class 5A state baseball championship Friday.

Logan Twehous' shutout propels Bruins to state baseball title game

Rock Bridge High School shut out Blue Springs South 2-0 in the Class 5A state semifinal Thursday to give Rock Bridge its first shot at the state championship.

Resilient Bruins baseball team peaking just in time

For the first time in 34 years, the Rock Bridge High School baseball team has found itself two wins away from a state championship. It will play Blue Springs South High School at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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