Coming off back-to-back state championships, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team's expectations remain high as they prepare for a competitive season.
With the redistricting for Battle High School, the Hickman's girls basketball team lost seven underclassmen, cutting depth and height to a minimum. Starting center Ellie Johnson was one of those cross-town losses. The varsity roster sits at 10.
John Burns, former Missouri basketball player, returns to Columbia as Battle's first boys basketball coach. Even though Burns doesn't yet know who his starting five will be, he's optimistic about this season laying the foundation for the school's basketball program.
Angie Roberds, Battle High School's inaugural girls basketball coach, isn't worried that half of the Spartans' roster are freshmen. She's used to coaching athletes who are learning to play together for the first time.
In his 30th year overall as a coach, Curt Riley takes over a still-growing Tolton girls basketball program and carries his father's inspiration.
Michael Porter Jr. is one of eight children, all of whom were home-schooled until eighth grade. His parents wanted his high school to be faith-based, and Tolton, being a Catholic school, fit the bill.
The Bruins had high expectations of returning to the semifinals for the fourth straight year. Instead, they were stunned 1-0 on their own turf.
Seven Rock Bridge High School boys competed in the event, along with a swimmer from both Hickman and Battle.
The Rock Bridge football team defeated Fort Zumwalt West 28-19 on Friday night, winning the Class 6, District 3 tournament. The win is Rock Bridge's first district championship since 2005.
The teenager was hospitalized for two weeks after what the MSHSAA calls "a terrible accident" during an Oct. 31 football game. The coroner says the cause of death appears to be a head injury.
The Lawson family shares a passion for volleyball, helping run Club CoMo because 16-year-old Bailey fell for volleyball as a fourth-grader. The family's other passion: food.
Three high school volleyball players signed Wednesday to play for Missouri.
The Rock Bridge sophomore forward wanted to see improvement after last week's district championship, and he got it in a 4-0 win over Jefferson City. The Bruins will host Glendale on Saturday in the state quarterfinals.
The Rock Bridge football team defeated Francis Howell Central 34-13 in the Class 6, District 3 tournament semifinals. Rock Bridge will play Fort Zumwalt West on Nov. 15 in the district finals.
Rock Bridge is scheduled to face Francis Howell Central in a Class 6, District 3 semifinal. Francis Howell Central has one of the top running backs in the state in Kendall Morris.
The Bruins beat Hickman 3-0 in the Class 3 District 9 championship Thursday night. The Bruins are looking to overcome three straight third-place state finishes as they move forward in the playoffs.
Daniel Cardoso, a foreign exchange student from Brazil, scored his first goal of the season to lead to Hickman's 1-0 win over Blue Springs South in district semifinals.
The Rock Bridge boys soccer team defeated Smith-Cotton 4-2 in the Class 3, District 9 semifinal tournament Tuesday. The win advances Rock Bridge to the district finals.
Rock Bridge boys swimming beat Hickman and Battle at a crosstown championship meet.
The Kewpies lost a painful 24-17 game to the Vikings in the first round of the Class 6 District 3 tournament to end the season.