The Hickman and Rock Bridge football teams are certainly familiar with each other, but that hasn't prevented them from working hard to prepare for tonight's game against each other at Memorial Stadium. Hickman even called on a hero from its 1966 team to give a pep talk to this year's squad.
Rock Bridge's Wilson Pfeiffer, a junior cornerback, quit football last year to focus on baseball, but after some recruiting, he returned and is starting for the Bruins.
Not many fans stayed to see the Rock Bridge football team's 26-0 victory over Hickman on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium, but those that stuck around said they had a good time.
Despite a knee injury, Sydney Washington has driven herself to continue playing both on the high school varsity softball team and a gymnastics team.
Odon Logan helped Hickman defeat highly favored Jefferson City in 1966.
The Hickman softball team lost 1-0 on Tuesday to visiting Jefferson City.
After swimming together for five years, three Hickman swimmers have discovered another way to spend time together. United by the Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association, the swimmers have fun learning about what it takes to be a part of NASA.
Despite a 1-4 record thus far, the Rock Bridge boys soccer team and its coach hope that a tournament in St. Louis this week will put them on the right track.
The Rock Bridge softball team's home game against New Franklin on Monday was postponed because of rain.
The Bruins tennis team improved to 14-0 this season.
The Hickman Kewpies (2-2) gained 201 yards in the second half to defeat Timberland 20-9.
Rock Bridge failed to find the endzone in the first half of its 41-14 loss to Jefferson City despite 306 yards of offense. The loss dropped the Bruins to 2-2 on the year.
The Rock Bridge offensive line has played together for three years. That longevity has led to a close-knit group, one aching for a break-out season.
Hickman wide receiver Anthony Oetting suffered a dislocated hip last year in his first varsity practice. He decided to return to football because the injury was so rare in football.
Home runs by Paige Nelson and Katherine Steponovich helped Hickman beat New Franklin 8-2 on Wednesday.
The Kewpies lost Tuesday at Helias.
Defending Class 2A state champions Hermann beat the Bruins in two games.