Ryan Kreklow helped the team with 18 points, seven steals, five assists and five rebounds.
Ryan Kreklow led Rock Bridge with 21 points as the team improved to 2-0.
A win over Kirksville started the season well for Rock Bridge boys basketball in the opening round of the Hannibal Thanksgiving Tournament.
Jeremy Whitt scored 24 points in Hickman's season-opening win.
Rock Bridge defeated Hazelwood Central 36-33 on Friday night in the Class 6 state semifinals. The win advances Rock Bridge to the state championship game where it will face Blue Springs in St. Louis.
Rock Bridge boys basketball returns with only one starter from last season, senior point guard Jackson Dubinski. Coach Jim Scanlon expects Dubinski and junior guard Ryan Kreklow to help lead.
Junior Jimmy Whitt, considered to be the top-ranked player from his class in Missouri, and senior Chris Clark, committed to play at UT-Martin, say their focus is on bringing Hickman its first state title since 1962.
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.
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.
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.
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.