Prep Sports

New head coach for swimming teams at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools

After a successful coaching stint in North Carolina, the MU alumna was excited to have the opportunity to return to Columbia.

Defense delivers in Rock Bridge football win over Hazelwood Central

Rock Bridge improved to 3-0 in a 40-3 win over Hazelwood Central on Friday. The Bruins offense put up the points, but their defense made it possible.

Rock Bridge girl's tennis defeats Branson

Rock Bridge fell behind in doubles matches against Branson but came back to win and remained undefeated after a 6-0 finish in singles matches.

Emotions run high after Hickman loss to Jefferson City

Momentum swings — and emotional swings — played a big role in Hickman's loss to  Jefferson City Thursday night. They walked off the court disappointed after the second set, but are looking forward to the game against Rock Bridge on Monday.

Rock Bridge volleyball gets first win of season in Boonville

Sophomore twins Kayla and Chayla Cheadle had a big night for the Bruins in a win against Boonville High School.

Time in Joplin bonds Rock Bridge softball team

The Rock Bridge softball team competed in a tournament in Joplin on Aug. 25 to 27. The damage they saw and the community they served had a much bigger impact on the Bruins than the team's 4-1 tournament record.

Hickman football standout attracts Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12

Alex Keith, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end and defensive lineman for the Kewpies, is counting on continuing his football career in college.   

Rock Bridge receiver eager to be back in game for Bruins

Bruins wide receiver Nate Egharevba has been out all season with his knee injury, and now he is ready for Friday’s game against Hazelwood Central.

Rock Bridge runners gain ESPN preseason ranking

The Rock Bridge boys cross county team was ranked No. 17 in a national preseason ranking and No. 1 in a state poll, but the teammates haven't let that recognition go to their heads.

Extra-large size belies Rock Bridge football player's athleticism

T. J. Smith is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs more than 400 pounds, and his coach calls him an excellent athlete. 

Rock Bridge's Reimler chose golf over soccer

When the time came for the Bruins' Morgan Reimler to decide between the game she was always good at and the game she wanted to be good at, the choice was simple.

Rock Bridge's new volleyball coaches share common bonds

The team's new head coach, Tatum Anderson, and her assistant, Catie Wilson, are closer than most. They played volleyball together at Missouri after first meeting on a club team and as high school rivals in Nebraska.

Hickman, Rock Bridge golfers continue positive rivalry

The Kewpies and the Bruins tied at 178 in a three-way competition with Jefferson City on Wednesday at the Club at Old Hawthorne.

Hickman soccer team overtaken at Jefferson City

After taking an early lead, the Kewpies lost to the Jays 4-1 on Tuesday in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge girls' golf team wins Blue Springs tournament

The Rock Bridge girls' golf team beat Hickman, and eight other teams, at the Blue Springs Jaguar Invitational in Lee's Summit.

Hickman softball team defeats Kirksville

The Hickman softball team improved to 5-3 after beating Kirksville 8-5 on Tuesday night.

11 runners overheated, treated at Jefferson City cross country meet

Some of the girls at the Jim Marshall Cross Country Invitational fell as they crossed the finish line. Three race participants were taken to local hospitals. 

Blomenkamp shows off hitting, singing skills in Rock Bridge softball win

Junior centerfielder Krista Blomenkamp was in jeopardy of losing her place in the lineup before she broke out of an early season slump with three hits in Rock Bridge's 12-2 victory over Smith Cotton. She also sang the national anthem before the game.

Rock Bridge girls' golf sets school record at Jefferson City course

The team played Thursday at Oak Hills Golf Course. Head coach Melissa Melahn says she's relieved to see her team realize its potential and expects even more from them in the future.

Despite sicknesses, Hickman football ready for game against Holt

The Hickman football team has struggled to prepare for its Friday game against Holt. About 20 players came down with the stomach flu this week.