Hickman finshed third behind Helias.
Senior Kayla Burri helps lead the Bruins' girls golf team into what she hopes will be the best season of her career.
Rock Bridge's Kelsey Kindernecht beat Hickman's Dina Kaissi 3-6, 6-3, (10-2) on Monday in the Rock Bridge girls tennis team's 9-0 victory against Hickman.
Junior quarterback Sean Rush ran for two rushing touchdowns and Trey Millard ran for 137 yards on 17 carries in the Rock Bridge football team's 22-13 victory Friday night at Lee's Summit North.
The Blue Jays dominated the visiting Kewpies 42-6 on Friday night thanks to an offense that produced five touchdowns on more than 400 yards rushing.
Chase Rome, a senior defensive end on the Rock Bridge football team, has committed to play for Oklahoma State and starts there in December. With his decision behind him, Rome is focused on succeeding in his final high school season.
The Kewpies begin their 2009 footbal season with a difficult game at Liberty, which is ranked No. 5 in Class 6A.
The Hickman softball team won 4-0 Tuesday at Boonville.
The Rock Bridge football team finished the 2008 season with a 1-9 record, but Bruins coach A.J. Ofodile said his team has an opportunity to be competitive in 2009.
The Hickman football team got a chance to to see how it matched up against a real opponent Friday with a preseason jamboree.
The Columbia Public Schools athletics department saw a $17,000 cut to its budget when the School Board approved the 2009-10 district budget in June.
Coaches don’t waste time babying cheerleaders, even though an estimated 16,000 cheerleaders are injured every year in accidents involving dramatic stunts and tumbles. It’s called competitive cheerleading for a reason — the stakes are high and there are always other talented cheerleaders waiting to take your spot on the team.
Not everyone is cheering the rise of competitive cheer — especially those in the fight to expand women's collegiate sports. They say cheerleading is a support activity, like a marching band, and claim calling it a sport just gives universities an excuse to eliminate more recognized women's teams.
Darren Murray and Mark Wilson are rodeo clowns, or as they prefer to be called, bullfighters. Their job this week has been to protect the cowboys at the Missouri High School Rodeo state finals at all costs— even if that means getting run over by the bull.
Missourian sports writer Brian Nordli got closer to the action than most Saturday at the Missouri High School Rodeo state finals.
The 15 competitors sitting on the chutes at the Boone County Fairgrounds ride in rodeos throughout the year. They call each other “roughies” because the events are called the “rough stock events.” This weekend they're competing in the Missouri High School rodeo.
Cody Gregory, 17, is the youngest certified journeyman farrier in the American Farrier Association. A journeyman farrier is the highest level someone can achieve in making and placing horseshoes on horses.
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.
Riders gathered at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday night to open this year's high school rodeo with the Open Barrel Jackpot.
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.