Hickman boys soccer coach Larry Thornburg was right when he said he was expecting a close game. Jefferson City needed overtime to defeat Hickman 2-1 in Wednesday's Class 3, District 9 championship game.
Rock Bridge ends its season at 1-9 after a 49-7 as the Wildcats' Darrian Miller were carried by sophomore running back Darrian Miller.
When he was a freshman, Tedder Easton was only going to play basketball for Rock Bridge. Now a senior, Easton ends his football career at Rock Bridge with Friday's game against Blue Springs.
In a way, the Hickman football team has been homeless this fall as it doesn't have a locker room. Players and coaches say not having the room has hurt team unity and camaraderie.
Coming off successful showings in their district meet, the Hickman and Rock Bridge cross country teams are preparing for Saturday's sectional meet.
Behind the stellar play of Spenser Washington, the Kewpies kept their postseason chances alive for another week as they get set to play rival Jefferson City.
The Jaguars quarterback and Rock Bridge's Darryn Hill played similarly, but three touchdown passes by Dalton set him apart as the Bruins fall to 1-8 on the season.
Brandon Gerau began his kicking career with the Rock Bridge football team in 2004. When Sheldon Gerau, his youngest brother, graduates, a Gerau will have kicked for the Bruins for six consecutive seasons.
The Hickman girls volleyball team defeated Rock Bridge in three games Thursday night at Hearnes Center.
Galit Rudelson runs cross-country and participates in gymnastics, all without affecting her studies.
Nici Thaler is the only ninth-grade student playing varsity volleyball in Columbia.
Four of Hickman's five losses have come at the hands of teams ranked in the top five in either Class 5 or Class 6.
Despite obstacles from a realigned district, multiple injuries and having a small team, Hickman's cross country coach believes the at-home advantage at this week's race will give the team a good chance against the competition.
The Fort Zumwalt West quarterback had six touchdowns and over 400 yards of total offense against an injury-riddled Hickman squad to open district play.
Bruins junior Stuart Eiken says he eats 7,000 calories a day in an effort to add weight for football. He is second on the team in rushing yards.
Injuries and the lack of players have played a role in forcing the Hickman football team to play around a dozen players on both sides of the football.
The Hickman softball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 4 state softball tournament Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over Wentzville-Holt.
Greg Nagel, the athletic trainer for Rock Bridge High School, works closely with the Bruins athletes, which means treating dozens of athletes a day.
The Hickman girls cross country team placed third out of eight teams Saturday at a 5K in Jefferson City's Binder Park.
The Kewpies won the game on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth inning to beat Jefferson City.