Five Rock Bridge and Hickman wrestlers remain undefeated after the frst day of the the high school wrestling district finals. The Bruins and Kewpies traveled to Jefferson City for the competition.
With 1 second left in the third quarter Eric Franklin hit a 3-pointer from half court to help give the Kewpies a 59-54 win.
Junior Jordan Dressler led the Bruins with 18 points in the 76-54 victory Friday night.
The Rock Bridge girls team won 44-37 on Friday night, in part thanks to a tough defense.
Kelsey Eckenrode, a junior guard on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, is a renowned 3-point shooter. Last year as a sophomore, Eckenrode scored just six points a game but shot 46 percent from behind the arc.
When Hickman senior Liz Grant returned from the Greater Kansas City Invitational on Jan. 19, she was sure that she had qualified for the state swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle. It was not until two days later that she found out her 26.34 time was just shy of the state qualifying time, which had been lowered from the previous season.
Now, with the end of the season staring her in the face, Grant and her fellow Columbia swimmers have one last chance to qualify for state.
Student-athletes from three area schools continue their athletic careers at colleges across the country.
Local athletes signing letters of intent to play in college.
Rock Bridge student assistant boys basketball coach Brady Hammond will coach against his former high school Liberty tonight in a top 10 matchup.
Senior guard Yvonne Anderson led the Kewpies with 19 points and junior forward Chasity Prince added nine points.
The Rock Bridge and Hickman swim teams were both defeated by Parkway South, but coach John Hamilton viewed the meet as a way to tune up for the future.
With a roster of mostly juniors and seniors, the Bruins girls basketball team pulled away in the second half on Friday to win 62-50.
The Douglass High School’s boys basketball team defeated Mexico Military Academy 79-61 at Smithton Middle School on Friday.
According to Maxpreps.com, Cameron Scott leads the state in steals per game and eighth best in the nation. But Scott doesn’t seem to want to keep all the glory for himself. He pushes others to excel as well.
A House committee discussed a bill Wednesday that could take control of high school extracurricular activities from MSHSAA and give it to the state Education Department.