Prep Sports

Connor McCarty, Tolton's first college signee, had trail blazed by grandfather

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.

Tolton boys basketball wins district championship

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 wins last-second thriller on Senior Night

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.

Hickman Senior Night wasn't supposed to happen for Juwan Mahaney

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.

Battle boys basketball not discouraged about losing record

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 boys basketball advances to district championship

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

Hickman girls basketball topples Sullivan despite poor performance

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 boys basketball hangs on to beat Battle

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's Jimmy Whitt balances recruiting process with everyday life

Hickman junior Jimmy Whitt is one of Columbia's most sought-after recruits, but basketball is not always on his mind.

Hickman boys' basketball rolls over Holt into final game

After 10 days off, Hickman had no rust to shake off. The Kewpies made two thirds of their shots while dominating Holt High School.

Tolton coach gives players extra motivation for district tournament

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.

Tolton's Clayton and Tindal, Rock Bridge's Kline win state wrestling

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's Kelley Tackett wins 200- and 500-yard freestyle

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 boys basketball tops Mid Buchanan for fifth win

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.

Tolton, Rock Bridge advance to final round of wrestling championships

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.

Frustrated Bruins hold on to win over Lincoln Prep

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.

Columbia high school wrestlers advance in state tournament

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.

Fr. Tolton scores two points in the fourth quarter, falls by four

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.

Fr. Tolton girls close regular season with a win

The Father Tolton Catholic High School girls basketball team beat the visiting St. Paul Lutheran Saints 44-29 Thursday night.

Tolton topples Helias in Catholic Bowl

Days after a devastating last-second loss, Tolton got itself back on the right track with a win over Class 4 No. 7 Helias. The game was the second installment of a mid-Missouri rivalry between two schools who share one faith.