Prep Sports

Rock Bridge advances to Class 4 baseball semifinals

The Rock Bridge baseball team beat Nixa 8-2 in the quarterfinals of Class 4 tournament Thursday at Rock Bridge. It is the first time Rock Bridge has advanced to the semifinals of the tournament.

Rock Bridge tennis team striving for repeat

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team travels Thursday to Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo., looking to repeat as state champions. The Bruins play Rockhurst in the state semifinals in a rematch of last year's Class 2 championship match. The Bruins’ winning streak of 50 consecutive dual matches, dating back to last year’s state title run, will also be tested.

Rock Bridge falls in state boys tennis semifinals

Rockhurst earned 5-4 victory over Rock Bridge in the semifinals of the Class 2 state boys tennis tournament Thursday in Springfield, Mo. The loss ended the Bruins' bid for a second straight state title. 

Columbia College to host high school hoops tourney

Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart was on hand Tuesday at Columbia College to introduce the Missouri Challenge, an all-star high school basketball tournament for boys and girls players from throughout the state.

Rock Bridge wins baseball sectional

Key hits with the bases loaded propelled the Rock Bridge baseball team to a 7-1 victory over host Troy Buchanan on Tuesday in Class 4 sectional play.

Rock Bridge tennis team in eighth straight semifinals

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team beat Springfield Central in its sectional and Jefferson City in the quarterfinals Saturday at Bethel Park to advance to the semifinals of the Class 2 state tournament for the eighth straight time.

Four firsts for Hickman track team at sectional

The Hickman track and field teams won four events Saturday at the Class 4 Lebanon Sectional and qualified several others to the state championships next weekend at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge holds on to beat Hickman for district baseball title

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 golfer ties for title at state tournament

Hickman junior Taylor Cox tied for first place Tuesday at the Class 4 State Boys Golf Championship in Springfield.

Tight race at state boys golf championship

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.

Sport important part of Hickman runners' lives

Hickman distance runners Seth O’Laughlin and Zach Lynn say running has become a habit in their lives.

Rock Bridge pitcher closes out Hickman

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.

Rock Bridge, Hickman baseball teams close regular season

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 golf coach finds job rewarding

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.

Rock Bridge tennis team sweeps Jefferson City

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.

Hickman relay builds on success

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.

Rock Bridge shortstop, second baseman as close on the field as off

Senior Nick Little and junior Zach Kurzejeski have become two of the Rock Bridge baseball team's best leaders.

Rock Bridge tennis team 2-0 at invite

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.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team 2-3 at Quincy Tournament

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.

Hickman track loses to Jefferson City in dual meet

The Kewpies shuffled the lineup in order to give some athletes a break heading into the district meet.