Prep Sports

Freshman plays key role in Hickman girls basketball team's win

Everyone seemed to know freshman Jade Holly had earned a starting spot on the Hickman girls basketball team but her. She found out just hours before the game and contributed 19 points in a winning effort.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team wins at Rolla

Emily Holt's 16 points led the Rock Bridge girls basketball team in a 50-41 victory Thursday night at Rolla.

Hickman boys basketball advances at Marshall tournament

Lyle Harris' 23 points led the Hickman boys basketball team Thursday night in a 61-51 victory over Smith-Cotton.

Hickman boys basketball wins tournament opener

Football at Missouri good fit for top recruit

Nick Demien, a standout senior offensive lineman at Timberland High School in Wentzville, committed to play football at Missouri on Aug. 15. "In my mind, I was stupid not to go there," he said.

Rock Bridge girls' basketball players get to know one another at retreat

The Rock Bridge girls' basketball team had its annual overnight retreat Tuesday.  The retreat includes setting values and goals, participating in team-building exercises and performing skits.

Millard continues to play basketball despite NCAA football commitment

Some student athletes decide to only focus on one high school sport once they commit to play for a college. This isn't the case for Rock Bridge senior Trey Millard.

Unique experience bolsters new Hickman basketball coach

New Hickman boys basketball coach John Burns had the unique opportunity to travel around the country to observe some of the coaching that goes on at some of the nation's premier basketball programs.

Hickman ties in state soccer consolation game

Hickman tied Park Hill in the third-place game of the Class 3 state boys soccer tournament Saturday in Fenton.

Hickman boys soccer team loses in state semifinals

Seniors George Plakorus and Taylor Cox scored goals, but the Kewpies' boys soccer team fell 6-2 to Christian Brothers College on Friday in the semifinals of the Class 3 state tournament.

Competitiveness shows at Rock Bridge girls basketball scrimmage

Thursday's annual preseason Green and Gold scrimmage saw both teams in the double bonus for fouls and required an overtime to be decided.

Lewis family shows affinity for football

Leo Lewis II played football in the Canadian Football League for 12 seasons and lives in Columbia. His son Leo Lewis III starred for Hickman and MU before playing 11 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team keeps goals high

After a disappointing loss to Chaminade in the state semifinals last season, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team is seeking another run to the state tournment.

Hickman boys soccer team advances to state semifinals

The Hickman boy's soccer team defeated Kickapoo 1-0 in the state quarterfinals Saturday. The Kewpies move on to the semifinals on Friday in Fenton.

Pair of Columbia athletes shine at state swim meet

Six swimmers from Hickman, and 10 from Rock Bridge, competed in the preliminary rounds of the state swim meet Friday. The final rounds are on Saturday.

Hot streaks helping Hickman in state soccer tournament run

Senior midfielder George Plakorus and junior goalkeeper Chuck Wilson have found success at just the right time for the Hickman soccer team.

Hickman boys soccer team wins sectional

The Hickman boys soccer team beat Camdenton 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night in Jefferson City to advance to the state quarterfinals. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia high schools start basketball season

Basketball practice started Monday for boys and girls teams at Hickman and Rock Bridge.

Rock Bridge boys runners third at state cross country championship

The Rock Bridge boys cross country team was third at Saturday's state championships, the first time Rock Bridge has left the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City with a trophy.

Hickman wins boys soccer district championship

The Kewpies boys soccer team recorded its third-straight shutout in a 2-0 victory over Jefferson City on Thursday night to claim its first district championship since 2001.