Prep Sports

Senior balances fun, focus for Rock Bridge soccer team

Senior forward Matt Kelly provides the Bruins with leadership and an outgoing personality as the team enters the Class 3 quarterfinal with a game against Nixa on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School.


Win against Rolla sends Rock Bridge boys soccer to state quarterfinals

Rock Bridge junior Ryan Stanowski was involved in all three of his team's goals in the Bruins 3-1 win against Rolla on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge soccer team showcases three talented goalkeepers

Seniors Jonas Gassmann and Andrew Bare along with sophomore Greg Kelly have all seen significant playing time for the Bruins this season.


Hickman's Mello recovers, finishes ninth at girls cross country state meet

Kewpies junior Nicole Mello took ninth place, and senior Devin Sander took 12th in the boys meet, both earning All-State honors at the state cross country championships in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge boys cross country team wins first state championship

The Rock Bridge boys cross country team won the Class 4 state championship Saturday in Jefferson City, and the girls team placed second. Both were firsts for the Bruins' program.

Rock Bridge loses to Rockhurst in final minute of sectional game

The Rock Bridge High School football team lost 10-9 to the Hawklets on Friday night in the sectional round of the playoffs. The Bruins led the Hawklets until late in the fourth quarter, when Rockhurst converted a 30-yard field goal with 1:07 left.

Francis Howell defeats Hickman in sectional game

Hickman High School lost its sectional playoff game Friday 31-0 at Francis Howell to end its season 5-6. Tonight's game marked Hickman's first playoff appearance since 2004.

Injured football player finds niche as Hickman mascot

Jackson Nicoli opted to take the year off from football after experiencing his fourth concussion during practice earlier in the season.

Rock Bridge to battle Rockhurst again in Class 6 football sectional

Rock Bridge lost in its first game against Rockhurst 35-6 on Sept. 23. The Bruins will face the Hawklets again Friday. Rock Bridge team members said their previous encounter with Rockhurst will only improve their confidence in winning.



Rock Bridge cross country teams eyeing state titles

The Bruins boys and girls cross country teams are preparing for the state meet on Saturday in Jefferson City. Both teams are ranked first in the state and feature several strong individual runners.

Three Hickman runners prepare for state meet

Although the entire Kewpies cross country team did not make it to this weekend's state meet, three individual runners were able to qualify.

Matt Kelly shines as Rock Bridge beats Hickman in district final

Rock Bridge senior Matt Kelly scored two goals and had an assist in his team's 3-1 win over Hickman in the Class 3, District 9 championship game Wednesday night at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge soccer player makes impact with his head

Ryan Schmidt scored two goals in his last game against Hickman and will be looking for more when the teams meet Wednesday in the Class 3, District 9 championship.

Hickman soccer team edges Jefferson City to reach district final

Hickman defeated Jefferson City 1-0 in a Class 3, District 9 semifinal Monday night at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge soccer team rolls into district final

Seniors Matt Kelly and Ryan Schmidt scored two goals apiece, and the Bruins defeated Washington 5-0 on Monday night.

Hickman soccer to face familiar foe in district semifinals

Hickman and Jefferson City will meet in the Class 3, District 9 soccer tournament at Rock Bridge High School at 7 p.m. Monday.




Rock Bridge soccer to play Washington in district semifinals

Washington beat Smith-Cotton 1-0 in double overtime Saturday to advance to play district host Rock Bridge in the soccer semifinals Monday at 5 p.m.

Rock Bridge cross country girls, boys clinch first at sectionals

Both the boys and girls cross country teams took first place at the Class 4 Sectional 3 meet on Saturday in Camdenton.

Hickman concludes cross country season at sectional meet

The Kewpies finished their fall cross country season on Saturday at the Class 4 Sectional 3 meet in Camdenton. The boys team placed seventh as a team, and Nicole Mello placed first in the girls 5K race.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge cheerleaders hold Fall Bruin Cheerleading Clinic

The Rock Bridge High School cheerleaders hosted the Fall Bruin Cheerleading Clinic. The cheerleaders have hosted the clinic during the football and basketball seasons for the past two years.