Rock Bridge baseball coach Justin Towes said the Bruins have nothing to lose entering Friday's game against Fort Zumwalt South in the semifinals of the Class 4 state tournament at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo.
Rock Bridge tied for eighth and Hickman placed 10th Saturday in the Class 4 boys state track and field finals. In the girls meet, Hickman tied for 15th and Rock Bridge finished in a seven-way tie for 39th.
The Kewpies' Wesley Leftwich qualified to compete in four events at the state track and field competition beginning Friday at Lincoln University in Jefferson City
The Bruins' Lauren Flaker is on track to do well in the girls 100-meter dash.
The Rock Bridge baseball team beat Nixa 8-2 in the quarterfinals of Class 4 tournament Thursday at Rock Bridge. It is the first time Rock Bridge has advanced to the semifinals of the tournament.
The Rock Bridge boys tennis team travels Thursday to Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo., looking to repeat as state champions. The Bruins play Rockhurst in the state semifinals in a rematch of last year's Class 2 championship match. The Bruins’ winning streak of 50 consecutive dual matches, dating back to last year’s state title run, will also be tested.
Rockhurst earned 5-4 victory over Rock Bridge in the semifinals of the Class 2 state boys tennis tournament Thursday in Springfield, Mo. The loss ended the Bruins' bid for a second straight state title.
Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart was on hand Tuesday at Columbia College to introduce the Missouri Challenge, an all-star high school basketball tournament for boys and girls players from throughout the state.
Key hits with the bases loaded propelled the Rock Bridge baseball team to a 7-1 victory over host Troy Buchanan on Tuesday in Class 4 sectional play.
The Rock Bridge boys tennis team beat Springfield Central in its sectional and Jefferson City in the quarterfinals Saturday at Bethel Park to advance to the semifinals of the Class 2 state tournament for the eighth straight time.
The Hickman track and field teams won four events Saturday at the Class 4 Lebanon Sectional and qualified several others to the state championships next weekend at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
Thanks to a strong start from pitcher Clay Leible, Rock Bridge beat host Hickman 5-4 on Wednesday in the Class 4, District 10 championship game. It is the Bruins' first district championship in at least two decades according to Rock Bridge coach Justin Towe.
Hickman junior Taylor Cox tied for first place Tuesday at the Class 4 State Boys Golf Championship in Springfield.
There were several good efforts Monday in the first round of the Class 4 State Boys Golf Championship on Monday at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.
Hickman distance runners Seth O’Laughlin and Zach Lynn say running has become a habit in their lives.
Rock Bridge pitcher Travis Bittle has established himself as the Bruins' closer. He showed why Thursday coming in to shut down rival Hickman in the last inning to give Rock Bridge a 5-3 home victory and a season sweep of the Kewpies.
The Kewpies and Bruins play at 6 p.m. Friday to close the regular season before district tournament play begins Saturday. While the game will take place at Rock Bridge, seniors from both teams will be honored. When they met last month, Rock Bridge beat host Hickman in the 10th inning.
Hickman's Carol Kyd coached middle school gymnastics several years ago, but coaching golf has been a first for her. Kyd said being with the students is the best aspect of coaching.
The Rock Bridge boys tennis team beat Jefferson City 7-0 on Tuesday at Bethel Park to push its record this season to 21-0.
In the eight seasons he has been at Hickman, coach Luke Neal says he hasn't seen a bond like the one between the teammates on the Kewpies' boys 4 x 400 relay, which was third at last season's state track and field meet.