Prep Sports

Rock Bridge, Hickman runners perform well at state meet

Despite the cold, Columbia cross country teams performed well at the Missouri high school cross country championships Saturday in Jefferson City.

Hickman boys soccer falls in district final

Hickman boys soccer coach Larry Thornburg was right when he said he was expecting a close game. Jefferson City needed overtime to defeat Hickman 2-1 in Wednesday's Class 3, District 9 championship game.

Bruins shelled by Blue Springs

Rock Bridge ends its season at 1-9 after a 49-7 as the Wildcats' Darrian Miller were carried by sophomore running back Darrian Miller.

Football bigger for Easton than he thought

When he was a freshman, Tedder Easton was only going to play basketball for Rock Bridge. Now a senior, Easton ends his football career at Rock Bridge with Friday's game against Blue Springs.

Lack of locker room challenging Kewpies

In a way, the Hickman football team has been homeless this fall as it doesn't have a locker room. Players and coaches say not having the room has hurt team unity and camaraderie.

Hickman, Rock Bridge cross country teams aiming for state

Coming off successful showings in their district meet, the Hickman and Rock Bridge cross country teams are preparing for Saturday's sectional meet.

Kewpies roll past Troy-Buchanan

Behind the stellar play of Spenser Washington, the Kewpies kept their postseason chances alive for another week as they get set to play rival Jefferson City.

Bruins fall to Dalton, Blue Springs South

The Jaguars quarterback and Rock Bridge's Darryn Hill played similarly, but three touchdown passes by Dalton set him apart as the Bruins fall to 1-8 on the season.

Rock Bridge football's family tradition of kickers

Brandon Gerau began his kicking career with the Rock Bridge football team in 2004. When Sheldon Gerau, his youngest brother, graduates, a Gerau will have kicked for the Bruins for six consecutive seasons.

With districts looming, Hickman sweeps Rock Bridge

The Hickman girls volleyball team defeated Rock Bridge in three games Thursday night at Hearnes Center.

Hickman student loves her busy life

Galit Rudelson runs cross-country and participates in gymnastics, all without affecting her studies.

Bruins' Thaler is her own toughest critic

Nici Thaler is the only ninth-grade student playing varsity volleyball in Columbia.

Hickman football getting used to facing state's best

Four of Hickman's five losses have come at the hands of teams ranked in the top five in either Class 5 or Class 6.

Small Hickman cross country team thinks big

Despite obstacles from a realigned district, multiple injuries and having a small team, Hickman's cross country coach believes the at-home advantage at this week's race will give the team a good chance against the competition.

MU recruit Moe too much for Kewpies

The Fort Zumwalt West quarterback had six touchdowns and over 400 yards of total offense against an injury-riddled Hickman squad to open district play.

Rock Bridge player eats to improve his football success

Bruins junior Stuart Eiken says he eats 7,000 calories a day in an effort to add weight for football. He is second on the team in rushing yards.

Multi-position football players necessary for Hickman

Injuries and the lack of players have played a role in forcing the Hickman football team to play around a dozen players on both sides of the football.

Hickman wins softball sectional

The Hickman softball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 4 state softball tournament Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over Wentzville-Holt.

Bruins' trainer busy helping athletes

Greg Nagel, the athletic trainer for Rock Bridge High School, works closely with the Bruins athletes, which means treating dozens of athletes a day.

Hickman runners third in Jefferson City

The Hickman girls cross country team placed third out of eight teams Saturday at a 5K in Jefferson City's Binder Park.