Rock Bridge junior Daniel Ni has only been playing tennis on a regular basis since summer 2005. Many of his teammates have been playing since they were 3.
According to Athletic Director Steve Levingston, first-year coach Kelly Gates knew from the beginning of the Rock Bridge Bruins’ soccer season that her team had a chance to be very competitive.
Lauren Borduin was out in front of the pack, several strides in front of the other runners in the last lap of the 1600-meter run. She was alone.
Oklahoma evened the series with Missouri by taking a 5-0 win on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. It was the second time this season that the Tigers have been shut out.
With a purple knit hat covering her long brown hair and dressed in sweats, the keeper defending one of the goals during a Rock Bridge girls’ varsity soccer practice doesn’t look much different than the other athletes running around the field struggling to keep warm in the abnormally cool April weather.
Rock Bridge senior Jack Campbell walked to the plate with the Bruins trailing Hickman by one run.
On a mile-long warm-up jog earlier in the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer season, the team charged at two freshman, Kelsey Reimler and Isabeau Reiske, picking them up and throwing them into the nearby lake.
In the bottom of the seventh inning of Rock Bridge’s 4-3 home victory over Southern Boone on Tuesday, a Gerau scored the winning run for the Bruins (11-7).
In its last game before the district tournament, the Hickman girls soccer team defeated Sedalia 1-0. The goal came early in the second half, when junior Liz Gayer violently headed an Edith Lopez corner kick into the net.
The game took place at Cosmopolitan Park, on a field that overlooked the flowered graves of Memorial Park Cemetery. There was only one set of bleachers, so many fans brought folding chairs, or stood.
With the Class 4, District 10 seed meeting on Monday, the Rock Bridge baseball team needed a big road win on Saturday against Jefferson City to solidify its chances for a No. 2 seed and a first-round tournament bye.
The trophy cases at Belle High School are crammed with reminders of past athletic glories. By any measure, the awards represent a sizable haul for a school with a shade more than 300 students.
After two consecutive ties between the Rock Bridge and Hickman girls soccer teams, something had to give. That something was Kewpies freshman Katie LaRue, fresh from the junior varsity ranks.
John Trecha had to make an important decision in what could have been his last round of golf as a Rock Bridge Bruin. He needed to figure out which set of irons to use in the Class 4 District 5 tournament.
Hickman junior James Hudelson is used to being moved around the infield.
He has been successful playing both first and third base this season even though he rarely stays in either position for more than a few games at a time.
It’s a play that most likely wouldn’t make game highlights, but in Rock Bridge’s 4-3 extra-inning win Monday over Helias in Jefferson City, it proved to be all the difference.
On Monday night, the Hickman girls soccer team dominated Borgia in almost every aspect of the game. The Kewpies attempted 10 corner kicks to Borgia’s one. For the majority of the game, the Kewpies pressed the ball into Borgia territory, while the Knights rarely crossed midfield. Hickman took close to 10 shots, while Borgia had less than five. However, Borgia still won 2-1.
Rock Bridge golf coach Doug Daniels often jokes about an e-mail he received from senior John Trecha last year.
Many young baseball players dream about hitting a walk-off grand slam against an archrival.