Prep Sports

Rock Bridge football looking forward to upcoming tests

Their .500 record aside, the Bruins are confident their talent and playoff experience will take them into November. 

Battle football's Jerrion Nelson versatile on the field

The Spartans have used Jerrion Nelson at five positions this year

Hickman boys soccer enjoys Senior Night success against Battle

The Hickman High School boys soccer team posted a 2-0 victory Wednesday over Muriel Williams Battle High School. A key assist from Tyler Robinson led to a headed goal from Nathan Haile, which set the Kewpies on the road to victory.

Samantha Farmer leads Rock Bridge golf to finish seventh in state

The Rock Bridge girls golf team battled the weather to finish seventh in the state tournament Tuesday, which was held at the Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin.

Tolton boys soccer game postponed

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School boys soccer team's home game against Kirksville High School scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed.


Battle volleyball wins in 3 sets

Montgomery County won the first set, but Battle came back to win the match.

New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policies

Advocates say New Jersey, which passed an anti-bullying law in 2002 and has added to it since then, is among the leaders nationwide in dealing with the problem. But the laws do not specifically address sports teams.

Sam Farmer leads Rock Bridge girls golf team back to state tournament

Senior Rock Bridge golfer Sam Farmer is excited for another opportunity at a state title.

Rock Bridge football loses to Winton Woods 41-20

The Rock Bridge High School football team lost to Winton Woods (Ohio) on Saturday night, but coach A.J. Ofodile said he thinks his team can learn from its mistakes.

Rock Bridge boys soccer wins dramatically

Carter Gerling scored the game-winning goal for the Rock Bridge High School boys team to defeat Francis Howell High School 4-3. It was the third goal in four games for Gerling after moving from midfield to forward.

Defensive miscues hurt Battle football in loss to Jefferson City

Battle was trying a new system of defensive play-calling in the first half. Instead of using a system of hand signals, coaches held up white boards with various pictures and numbers on them.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: Hickman High School embraces unusual mascot

Hickman High School — formerly Columbia High School — is celebrating its 100th year as the Kewpies. The mascot might seem odd to outsiders, but students, faculty and alumni embrace the naked baby.

Hickman football captures first win of season in comeback against Liberty

The Kewpies (1-7) hadn't won a football game since last October before Friday's victory over Liberty High School.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: Kewpie nickname used by places other than Hickman

The Kewpie nickname at Hickman High School was rumored to be the only one of its kind in the world. But is that true?

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: Kewpie website keeps Hickman alumni close

Charley Blackmore, also known as "Mr. Kewpie," is the mastermind of, a website started in 1998. The page has information about Hickman High School's graduating classes and its unusual mascot, the Kewpie. The site has helped alumni maintain close ties to the high school.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: How well do you know the Hickman mascot?

Test your Kewpie IQ — or I-Kewpie — with these trivia questions.

Hickman softball comes up a throw short in district finals

The Hickman High School softball team's season came to an end on Friday, just one night after a 16-inning win against Blue Springs South High School in the district semifinals. 

Tolton football improves to 7-1 behind ground attack

After leading 14-0 at half, the Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School football team scored 21 points in the third quarter en route to a 35-0 win over Cuba High School. The Trailblazers are now 7-1.  

Rock Bridge travels to Ohio for road game this weekend

On Friday, the football team will take a 7.5-hour trek to Cincinnati, Ohio, to play Winton Woods High School.

Hickman softball tops Blue Springs South 3-2 in extra-innings thriller

Senior pitcher Shannon Greene threw 187 pitches through 16 innings. Hickman coach Courtney Haskell said, as far as she knows, the game was the longest in program history.