The Rock Bridge and Hickman swim teams have dramatically cut their practice distances to prepare for the state meet, a process known as tapering.
The Rock Bridge girls baksetball team defeated visiting Troy Buchanan on Tuesday night by the score of 73-21 behind five scorers in double figures.
Rock Bridge’s Will Evans, Kyle Lewis and Taylor Crane will join Hickman’s Drae Cox and Vince Pescaglia in their quest for a wrestling state titles.
Five Rock Bridge and Hickman wrestlers remain undefeated after the frst day of the the high school wrestling district finals. The Bruins and Kewpies traveled to Jefferson City for the competition.
With 1 second left in the third quarter Eric Franklin hit a 3-pointer from half court to help give the Kewpies a 59-54 win.
Junior Jordan Dressler led the Bruins with 18 points in the 76-54 victory Friday night.
The Rock Bridge girls team won 44-37 on Friday night, in part thanks to a tough defense.
Kelsey Eckenrode, a junior guard on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, is a renowned 3-point shooter. Last year as a sophomore, Eckenrode scored just six points a game but shot 46 percent from behind the arc.
When Hickman senior Liz Grant returned from the Greater Kansas City Invitational on Jan. 19, she was sure that she had qualified for the state swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle. It was not until two days later that she found out her 26.34 time was just shy of the state qualifying time, which had been lowered from the previous season.
Now, with the end of the season staring her in the face, Grant and her fellow Columbia swimmers have one last chance to qualify for state.
Student-athletes from three area schools continue their athletic careers at colleges across the country.
Local athletes signing letters of intent to play in college.
Rock Bridge student assistant boys basketball coach Brady Hammond will coach against his former high school Liberty tonight in a top 10 matchup.