After growing in the wrestling world, Chase Rome was forced to make a decision between football and wrestling. Despite choosing football, Rome continued to train at his father's martial arts gym and attributes many of his strengths to his experience in fighting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's Trey Millard and Hickman's Josh Williams have been playing sports against each other since middle school.
The tattoo Rock Bridge senior forward Logan Parks has on his right shoulder represents his devotion to his family.
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.
The Bruins' first home basketball game provided an opportunity for Columbia girls to participate in Rock Bridge's "ball girl" program.
While her stats may not show it, Shaunece Ballenger played a crucial role in Hickman's victory against Rolla.
The Hickman boys basketball team defeated host Jefferson City on Tuesday and is preparing to play at Rock Bridge on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
After mounting a comeback in the second half, the Columbia Cougars faltered and fell to the Robert Morris Eagles 81-58.
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.
The Hickman girls basketball team lost 39-31 to Pembroke Hill on Thursday at the Blue Springs tournament.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team blew out Hazelwood East 93-46 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Troy tournament.
The Hickman boys basketball team lost its second-round game Wednesday at the Blue Springs tournament.