Prep Sports

As Columbia's last football team standing, Battle prepares for Waynesville

Battle High School running back Darion Hall runs through and breaks a banner to start a home game Friday.

Despite having the newest football program in Columbia, Battle is the last one standing.

Disappointed Rock Bridge football knows best is yet to come

A high-scoring defeat against Ft. Zumwalt West High School ended the Rock Bridge High School football season. But its coach and star player know that another opportunity to strike awaits them next season.

Arnel Monroe looking to put this Hickman football season behind him

The coach saw shimmers of light throughout the dark season, which ended at 1-9 after the Kewpies' a first-round playoff loss.

After first winning season, Tolton football to improve facilities, schedule area teams

After a successful 8-2 season, Trailblazers coach Chad Masters doesn't want to stop.

Gunn propels Hickman boys soccer to district title over Rock Bridge

Jacob Gunn's eight saves against Rock Bridge High School led the Hickman boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory and the Class 4, District 11 title on Wednesday night.

Hickman, Rock Bridge boys soccer teams advance in playoffs

Hickman High School defeated Battle 4-0, and Rock Bridge defeated Jefferson City 1-0 in overtime during the Class 4, District 11 semifinals Monday.

Tolton boys soccer season ends after 2-1 loss to Canton

The Trailblazers were down six players during their 2-1 loss against Canton High School during Monday's MSHSAA district playoff game.

Rock Bridge cross-country teams take first at district meet

At the Class 4, District 4 meet on Saturday, the Rock Bridge High School boys and girls cross-country teams both took first place.


Christian Fellowship soccer takes second place in state tournament

The Christian Fellowship School boys soccer team took second place in the Missouri Christian Schools Athletics Association state tournament this weekend.

Rock Bridge, Hickman and Battle face off at meet

Rock Bridge and Hickamn combined to produce three state-qualifying times in Saturday's meet at Hickman High School.

Hickman opens new athletic fields, practice rooms

The $4.7 million renovations were funded by a 2010 bond issue combined with local efforts.

Miscues send Rock Bridge football to season-ending defeat

Turnovers, poor defense and bad field position dug a deep hole that Rock Bridge High School football team couldn't climb out of against Fort Zumwalt West.

First playoff victory brings out the boogie in Battle football

The Muriel Williams Battle football team won the first playoff game in the young school's history on Friday against Washington High School, 56-8. The big win inspired the Spartans to turn the football field into a "dance floor."

Hickman football's season ends with shutout loss

Jefferson City dominated all three aspects of the game en route to a 39-0 win over Hickman

Tolton football's season ends with just yards to go

Record-breaking season ends in close heartbreak for the Trailblazers. 

For high school football players, a question of when to return after concussions

In the past four years, two Kansas City-area high school athletes died playing football. Now doctors, parents and schools are facing a life-or-death question: When is a high school player ready to return to the football field after suffering head trauma?

Special teams could make or break Battle football in playoffs

The Spartans have struggled to cover kickoffs this year, and that could haunt them in their first ever district playoff game.

Hickman football sees new opportunity in playoffs

Hickman High School's football team had a disappointing regular season, finishing 1-8. But the Kewpies have a chance to leave their struggles behind them in the playoffs.

Tolton football's defense stocks up before district playoffs

Tolton has allowed just 14 points in its past five games and racked up three shutouts. 

Stalwart offensive line holds Rock Bridge football steady

The Rock Bridge High School football team is anchored by its offensive line, a group that is as talented as it is goofy.