Prep Sports

Looking to go pro in rodeo

Jarrel Hewit, 18, is competing in the Missouri High School Rodeo. For him, it's another step toward pursuing a career in the sport. Hewit has already earned several awards and a full rodeo scholarship to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

Barrel racing fundraiser begins state high school rodeo

Riders gathered at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday night to open this year's high school rodeo with the Open Barrel Jackpot.

State high school rodeo finals to kick off Thursday

More than 50 Missouri high school students, including two siblings from Rock Bridge High School, plan to compete in this weekend's state rodeo finals at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Rock Bridge loses in semifinals of Class 4 tournament

Rock Bridge lost 9-1 to Fort Zumwalt South on Friday afternoon in the Class 4 semifinals, ending the Bruins' deepest run in the state baseball tournament.

Father big part of Rose's baseball career at Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge's Jaide Rose has benefitted from the tutelage of his father Rick Rose, a former high school baseball player who even built a field for his son and his teammates to use.

State semifinal a first for Rock Bridge baseball team

Rock Bridge baseball coach Justin Towes said the Bruins have nothing to lose entering Friday's game against Fort Zumwalt South in the semifinals of the Class 4 state tournament at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo.

Relays lift Hickman, Rock Bridge at state track meet

Rock Bridge tied for eighth and Hickman placed 10th Saturday in the Class 4 boys state track and field finals. In the girls meet, Hickman tied for 15th and Rock Bridge finished in a seven-way tie for 39th.

Hickman's Leftwich takes his speed to the track

The Kewpies' Wesley Leftwich qualified to compete in four events at the state track and field competition beginning Friday at Lincoln University in Jefferson City

Rock Bridge track team set for state championships

The Bruins' Lauren Flaker is on track to do well in the girls 100-meter dash.

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.