The Battle boys basketball team closed out their inaugural season on Tuesday night with an opening round loss in Districts, 81-78.
Jerry McCarty had been there for every step of grandson Connor McCarty's golf career. Now, the young golfer is the first athlete in the history of Tolton to sign a letter of intent to play college sports.
No. 2 Tolton beat No. 1 Harrisburg 73-51 to claim the Class 2 District 7 championship in Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon. This is Tolton's first athletic district championship.
Rock Bridge came back from a 16-point deficit in the first half to beat Helias Catholic High School 55-54 on the Bruins' senior night.
An ankle injury just days before his sophomore season didn't hold back Hickman senior Juwan Mahaney, who played the most minutes of his varsity career in win over Eldon.
The Battle High School boys basketball team finished its first regular season 5-18. But head coach John Burns said there are more important things than winning, such as being a good person on and off the court.
Tolton took down defending state champion Salisbury 80-69 on Thursday night in class 2 district 7 semifinals. Michael Porter Jr.'s 34 points led the Trailblazers to the school's first district championship game
The Hickman Kewpies (23-1) finished off their one-loss season with an uninspired 56-45 win over the Sullivan Eagles (21-6).
Rock Bridge watched their 20 point lead slip down to 6 late in the fourth quarter, but the Bruins hung on to beat Battle in the Spartans final game of the regular season.
Hickman junior Jimmy Whitt is one of Columbia's most sought-after recruits, but basketball is not always on his mind.
After 10 days off, Hickman had no rust to shake off. The Kewpies made two thirds of their shots while dominating Holt High School.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School begins district tournament play Tuesday against Fayette High School. If the Trailblazers win their district, they will get more than just a trophy. Head coach Tyler Clark will shave his head.
Rock Bridge finished second in the Class 4 team competition, Fr. Tolton placed 13th in Class 1, and Battle finished 32nd in Class 3.
Rock Bridge sophomore Kelley Tackett won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle state championship heats on Saturday. Tackett won the 200-yard freestyle by 2.45 seconds and the 500-yard freestyle by 2.69 seconds.
Battle scored just eight points in the first quarter but picked up the tempo in the second half with major contributions from guards Trey Smith and Daviante Ostrander to beat Mid Buchanan.
Rock Bridge has four wrestlers competing for championships Saturday. Fr. Tolton has two wrestlers, including Jaydin Clayton, who is attempting to win his third state title.
Ryan Kreklow and Jackson Dubinski led Rock Bridge in the Bruins' victory over Lincoln Prep, despite several frustrating moments in the second half. The final score was 60-51.
Rock Bridge advanced all seven of its state qualifying wrestlers in the first round on Friday night. Tolton's Jaydin Clayton, who is going for his third state title, also advanced.
The Father Tolton Catholic High School boys basketball team scored just two points in the fourth quarter and suffered a 61-57 loss Thursday to St. Paul Lutheran.
The Father Tolton Catholic High School girls basketball team beat the visiting St. Paul Lutheran Saints 44-29 Thursday night.