When Rock Bridge senior Sam Thompson grabbed the Class 5, District 10 championship trophy from Rock Bridge athletic director Jennifer Mast, Jefferson City fans had to be confused who the 6-foot-4 player with sandy blond hair was.
For most of Rock Bridge’s 53-39 win over the Jays on Sunday at Rock Bridge, Thompson could be found sitting between assistant coaches David Egan and Travis Gable grabbing a forest green towel, sometimes even chewing on it when the Jays (15-11) cut the lead to less than 10 points with three minutes to go.
Despite 43 points by Hickman’s Yvonne Anderson, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team won the district title, 52-50, on Friday night.
The senior, who is in her third year on varsity and first as a starter, is often credited for her dedication to the game.
Rock Bridge escaped with a 42-41 victory Wednesday in the Class 5 District 10 semifinal. The Bruins advance to play host Hickman in the championship at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Hickman girls basketball team wins easily at home against Jefferson City, 58-36.
Articles from the Bruins boys basketball team's most painful losses hang on junior guard Skylar Tolson's bedroom wall. He says they are something he doesn't want to happen again. "It fuels my fire,” Tolson says.
Brandon Gleeson’s experiences as a basketball player have helped him mature as a person.
The Hickman Kewpies defeated the Smith-Cotton Tigers in the opening round of the district tournament 69-46.
Hickman senior Tyler Stevens has been nicknamed Shakespeare for his ability to draw charging calls for his team.
Kevin Bryant is one of Douglass basketball's "biggest fans." He tapes every game and often invites the team over to his house. His Landon Boone has scored over 1,000 points for the Bulldogs.
Not all wrestlers who entered this weekend's state championships with perfect marks left with titles.
The Kewpies were able to limit Wichita State signee Garrett Stutz’s playing time by keeping him off the court in foul trouble.
The Rock Bridge girls swim team had an impressive performance at the state championships Saturday in St. Peter’s.
On the boys' side Rock Bridge is the top seed and receives a bye this week, while Hickman must win on the first day of the tournament to continue. Both Hickman and Rock Bridge's girls teams will have a bye in their tournament.
Hickman wrestler Drae Cox advanced to the finals of his weight class with two wins today.
Chastity Prince was 4-4 from the 3-point line as the Hickman girls basketball team defeated Jackson 57-30. This was the Kewpies final game before the District tournament.
Rock Bridge had three wrestlers lose today in the state finals, with one still having a chance to place as high as third.