Prep Sports

Battle football wins shootout against Holt

By halftime, Holt closed the gap to 42-28. But the scoring was just getting started. Holt consistently crept within a touchdown of Battle throughout the second half. The win wasn't decided until an interception by Nash Sutherlin with 1:36 left in the game.

Rock Bridge cross-country aims to live up to high rankings

The girls team finished fifth last year in the state final. However, the team returns two senior runners Sam Farmer and Kayla Funkenbusch — one reason why the team is ranked at No. 1. 

Missouri football commit Drew Lock excited to play under Columbia lights

The Missouri-bound quarterback, now a senior at Lee's Summit High School, will make a visit to Columbia as his team takes on Hickman High School on Friday night.

Tolton volleyball earns first win

The Tolton volleyball team picked up its first win of the season against district foe Eugene.

Rock Bridge football not dwelling on slow start

The Bruins' focus turns to De Smet Jesuit High School after their loss the first week.

Tolton battles week-long heat in practice

The Tolton football team pushed through heat indexes in the triple digits this week as it prepare for Friday's game against Lutheran St. Charles at 7 p.m.

Hickman football emphasizes defense to stop Drew Lock

As Friday's game approaches, Hickman looks to stop Lee's Summit's Drew Lock with a flurry of different coverages and blitz packages..

In first year of playoff eligibility, Battle football looks to grow

In 2013, Battle's inaugural year, the Spartans were not eligible for the playoffs so the team used that time to build the program's foundation, as well as to learn from mistakes.

Battle volleyball falls to Union

The Battle varsity volleyball team lost its season opener to Union High School in two sets, 25-17 and 25-11.

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Nearly half of parents said they're uncomfortable with their children playing football, ice hockey and wrestling because of growing concerns of concussions in sports, but only five percent have tried to discourage their children from playing.

Bruins softball's comeback falls short

Rock Bridge falls 8-7 to Jefferson City in extra innings.

Shannon Greene strikes out 11 as Hickman softball wins first game on new turf

Senior pitcher Shannon Greene allowed just one hit and struck out 11 as the Hickman Kewpies softball team opened the season with a 6-0 win over Booneville.

Tolton beats Harrisburg 63-0 in season opener

The Tolton Trailblazers matched last year's Tolton-Harrisburg score of 41-0 before the first half was even over. The Bulldogs limped off the field Friday night after losing the game 63-0.


High school football roundup

News and notes from Friday's high school football action.

Rock Bridge football loses opener to Rockhurst 49-14

Rock Bridge's star receiver Alex Ofodile only managed a handful of catches, and one touchdown that was too little too late. He has a collegiate career at the University of Oregon to look forward to following his senior season, but there is a lot of high school football to be played before he moves to the college level.

Tolton softball places second at North County Softball tournament

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School softball team started its season with a 2-1 record and a second-place finish at the North County Softball tournament Saturday.

Tolton football looks to build on foundation at Harrisburg game

The Tolton High School football team will face Harrisburg on Friday for its first game of the season. Tolton beat Harrisburg 41-0 last year, one of two victories in the 2013 season.

Hickman football looks to break in young team Friday at Christian Brothers College

The Kewpies face a challenge in fielding a team that includes only 14 returning seniors, a new starting quarterback in junior Carter Nicoli and a backfield with only one running back who saw playing time last season.

Battle football's backfield plans to run past Jackson

The first game of Battle High School's football season is Friday night, and a productive offseason and experienced backfield are two ingredients that could lead the Spartans to victory against Jackson High School.

Rock Bridge football looks to move on from last season's championship defeat

The Bruins finished the regular season 4-5 only to win four consecutive playoff games to make it to the Class 6 state championship game. The team lost 35-14 in that game, but head coach A.J. Ofodile says he wants the team to shift its focus to this season.