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.
Senior Nick Little and junior Zach Kurzejeski have become two of the Rock Bridge baseball team's best leaders.
The Rock Bridge tennis team beat Kirkwood and Clayton on Saturday at the North Central Missouri Invitational at Bethel Park to run its record this season to 20-0.
After losing to University High on Friday night, the Bruins bounced back to win two games Saturday, including a victory against district foe Troy-Buchanan.
The Kewpies shuffled the lineup in order to give some athletes a break heading into the district meet.
The Bruins pulled off a close victory over Belleville (Ill.) West before earning a sweep over Triad High School to move their record to 18-0 this season.
The Bruins' Aaron Skinner and Blake Buchert upset the favorites in the Class 2 state doubles championship last season. Since then, opponents have become more aware of the team's talent.
The Rock Bridge girls soccer team earned its second victory over rival Hickman this season with a 2-0 triumph Wednesday at Rock Bridge.
Hickman lineman Josh Harvey has earned a scholarship to play football at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, next fall. Right now though, he is focusing on returning to the state track and field meet in the shot put.
It has become a tradition for the Rock Bridge girls soccer team to design shirts the night before its last home game against Hickman rival each season. The Bruins (6-11) play the Kewpies (6-10-1) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Bridge.
In the teams' final meeting of the season, the Bruins beat the Kewpies 9-0 for the second time. Rock Bridge dominated most of the matches.
MSHSAA starter Dave Carlson has been officiating track and field meets in mid-Missouri since 1963.