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Awkward moments don't stop Hickman's female wrestlers

The members of Hickman's wrestling team said there were awkward moments when the season started with two girls on the roster, but they have learned to adjust.

Pescaglia brothers return to Hickman wrestling

Brothers Tony, K.C., and Vince Pescaglia were all standout wrestlers for Hickman. Now that they are all students at MU, they have returned to the Kewpies as assistant coaches.

Williams leads Rock Bridge girls basketball team in victory

Rock Bridge senior guard and co-captain Amaya Williams scored 17 points Friday for the Bruins in a victory over against Glendale. However, Williams excels at more than basketball.

Rock Bridge girls basketball's chili supper a sweet event

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team's annual chili supper Thursday before the boys basketball team's rivalry game against Hickman, came with dessert — including a German chocolate cake baked by the coach.

Missouri men's basketball players enjoy Hickman-Rock Bridge rivalry

Players from the Missouri men's basketball team were in the stands to watch Rock Bridge senior guard Ricky Kreklow lead the Bruins to a 60-37 victory over Hickman on Thursday night. Kreklow has committed to join the Tigers' program next season.

Rock Bridge-Hickman rivals revisit childhood rivalry

Rock Bridge's Trey Millard and Hickman's Josh Williams have been playing sports against each other since middle school.

For Rock Bridge boys basketball player, tattoo is more than ink

The tattoo Rock Bridge senior forward Logan Parks has on his right shoulder represents his devotion to his family.

For Rock Bridge wrestlers making weight often the hardest part of season.

For three months of the year, the Rock Bridge wrestlers buckle down to make weight.  They say constantly working out and watching what they eat can take a toll both mentally and physically. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball get small assists in win

The Bruins' first home basketball game provided an opportunity for Columbia girls to participate in Rock Bridge's "ball girl" program.

Hickman point guard does little things

While her stats may not show it, Shaunece Ballenger played a crucial role in Hickman's victory against Rolla.

Hickman boys basketball team starts rivalry week

The Hickman boys basketball team defeated host Jefferson City on Tuesday and is preparing to play at Rock Bridge on Thursday.

Hickman wrestling coaches volunteer with middle schoolers

Hickman wrestling coach J.D. Coffman created a middle school wrestling club last year in hopes that one day the Columbia schools will make wrestling an official sport at that level.

Dressler family bonds over basketball

Mark Dressler, a former Missouri basketball player, has taught his three children to play and love the sport of basketball. His oldest two children play in college, and his youngest plays for Rock Bridge.

Older brother helps Hickman point guard

When he was ruled ineligible to play his junior season, Hickman point guard Lyle Harris looked for help from his brother Lance Harris, a former Kansas State player.

Cougars fall to Robert Morris

After mounting a comeback in the second half, the Columbia Cougars faltered and fell to the Robert Morris Eagles 81-58.  

 

Freshman fills key role for Rock Bridge boys basketball team

In a perfect scenario, freshman Travis Jorgenson would be providing a spark off the bench for the Rock Bridge boys basketball team. That all changed when regular point guard junior Justin Miller was diagnosed with a stress fracture.

Slow start hurts Hickman girls basketball team

The Hickman girls basketball team lost 39-31 to Pembroke Hill on Thursday at the Blue Springs tournament.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team advances to tournament title game

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team blew out Hazelwood East 93-46 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Troy tournament.

Hickman boys basketball team edged at tournament

The Hickman boys basketball team lost its second-round game Wednesday at the Blue Springs tournament.

Hickman girls basketball loses first game

The Kewpies struggled in the first-round of the Blue Springs Tournament, turning over the ball 28 times in a 60-29 loss to Lee Summit.

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