Prep Sports

Victory advances Rock Bridge girls basketball team to state quarterfinals

Behind the support of a rowdy, green and yellow clad fan base, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team defeated Fort Zumwalt West 56-39 in its Class 5 sectional game Wednesday at Union High School.

Rock Bridge hits road again for Sectionals

The Bruins are comfortable with playing away from home.

Bruins cheer squad finishes fourth in competition

Team finishes first in the Mix routine, and also won the award for the highest overall team GPA.

Douglass guard gives an assist off the court

Senior Landon Boone takes time to tutor after practice at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center.

Thompson's role remains key as Bruins beat Jefferson City for district title

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.

Bruins rout Kewpies in semifinals of district basketball

Rock Bridge wins first district title in 26 years

Despite 43 points by Hickman’s Yvonne Anderson, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team won the district title, 52-50, on Friday night.

Shearrer's passion for the game helps lift Rock Bridge girls basketball

The senior, who is in her third year on varsity and first as a starter, is often credited for her dedication to the game.

Free throw pushes Rock Bridge into district girls basketball final

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.

Kewpies use fast pace to beat Jays

The Hickman girls basketball team wins easily at home against Jefferson City, 58-36.

Rock Bridge guard prefers perfection

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.

Basketball offers lessons off the court for Douglass’ Gleeson

Brandon Gleeson’s experiences as a basketball player have helped him mature as a person.

Franklin and defense key to Kewpie win

The Hickman Kewpies defeated the Smith-Cotton Tigers in the opening round of the district tournament 69-46.

Stevens adds drama to Kewpies' boys basketball

Hickman senior Tyler Stevens has been nicknamed Shakespeare for his ability to draw charging calls for his team.

Father leads off the court, son leads on the court

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.

Undefeated seasons rare feat at high school state wrestling meet

Not all wrestlers who entered this weekend's state championships with perfect marks left with titles.

Cox Fails to Win State Title

Foul trouble key to Hickman win

The Kewpies were able to limit Wichita State signee Garrett Stutz’s playing time by keeping him off the court in foul trouble.

Rock Bridge seventh, Hickman 28th in girls swimming

The Rock Bridge girls swim team had an impressive performance at the state championships Saturday in St. Peter’s.

District basketball tournaments start Monday

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.