A furious late comeback sent the Kewpies to a 73-68 win over Kickapoo on Saturday in the Class 5 quarterfinals at Drury University in Springfield.
Rock Bridge, the defending state champion, must find a way to limit Nixa, its Class 5 quarterfinal opponent.
The Bruins used Chayla Cheadle's 18 points and strong defensive effort to advance to the Class 5 state quarterfinals, easing past Waynesville 65-32.
Douglas Johnson's late free throws helped the Kewpies avoid a first-round upset and advance to the Class 5 state quarterfinals with a 53-49 overtime victory over Washington.
Tolton Catholic High School participates in a sportsmanship program with the University of Notre Dame. In August, the school conducted a mandatory workshop with officials from Notre Dame.
The defending state champion Rock Bridge girls basketball team is pursuing its third state title in coach Jill Nagel's eight-year tenure.
The Trailblazers recently practiced inside a classroom because of the weather and because they were pushed out of their regular indoor facility.
The Kewpies ground out a 66-62 win against Rock Bridge and gave coach David Johnson his first district title as coach of the school.
Coach Jim Scanlon voiced his frustration with how his team's games have been officiated this season following Saturday's Class 5 District 9 Championship loss.
Rock Bridge girls basketball assistant coach Cameo Holly had to separate herself from her sister, Hickman senior Jade Holly, in anticipation of Saturday's rivalry game in the district final.
A loud, capacity crowd witnessed Rock Bridge defeat Hickman 50-38 Saturday in the Class 5, District 9 girls basketball final.
The Kewpies beat the Lakers and advanced to the Class 5, District 9 championship game.
Sophomore guard Alex Ofodile, an all-state receiver in the fall, looks to avenge the football Bruins' season-ending loss to the Kewpies on the basketball court Saturday night. Rock Bridge beat Jefferson City 73-59 in the district semifinals Friday.
Kewpies point guard Jade Holly reflects on her month-long recovery from a concussion. The senior returned to the lineup last week.
Kendahl Adams scored 18 points and Jordan Matthews added 13 in the 67-48 district tournament semifinal.
Behind suffocating defense and spot-on 3-point shooting, the Bruins put away Jefferson City 63-11 in the semifinals of the Class 5, District 9 tournament.
The Kewpies hope to turn the momentum from a 22-2 regular season record into a district championship.
Rock Bridge High School sophomore Ryan Kreklow is just the latest member of the Kreklow family to excel on the basketball court.
Coach Mike Johnson expects every player to pitch for the first Tolton baseball team this spring.
The Class 5 District 9 tournament resumes Thursday with the girls semifinal games. No. 1 Rock Bridge plays No. 5 Jefferson City at 6 p.m. and No. 2 Hickman takes on No. 3 Camdenton at 7:30. On Friday, the top-seeded Hickman boys basketball team faces No. 4 Camdenton at 6 p.m., and No. 2 Rock Bridge plays No. 3 Jefferson City at 7:30 p.m.