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

Battle High School Spartans beat out Ladue Horton Watkins on Friday night to advance to the state championship game on Nov. 28 in St. Louis. The Spartans won 34-6.

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.

Rock Bridge swimming finishes third at state

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.

UPDATE: Battle football gets help from unlikely sources in district title win

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.

Rock Bridge cross-country teams finish strong at state championships

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.

Debate over home-school participation in public school sports could resurface

Coaches, families and politicians weigh home-schooled students' education, time to practice and athletic prospects.

Columbia boys soccer coaches reflect on the season

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.

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