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Rock Bridge football's Twehous seeks championship, Divison I offers

The Bruins went 4-5 in the 2013 regular season and headed into the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. But they caught fire in the postseason, winning four straight before falling to powerhouse Blue Springs at the Edward Jones Dome.

Rock Bridge, Battle football offer first glimpse at new rivalry

Rock Bridge and Battle High School will face off in week three of their seasons for the first time in the two schools' history. Friday's High School Football Jamboree at Rock Bridge offered a glimpse at the potential cross-town rivalry.

Young Hickman football team focused on rebuilding

Senior quarterback Carter Nicoli will step into the leading role for the first time. In order to prepare him for quarterback, the team throws multiple defensive looks at him. He also watches game films, trains with new quarterbacks coach Bo Abbott, and works on building chemistry with wide receivers and running backs.

Battle back ponders his future in football

Battle High School running back Nash Sutherlin's dream is to run under the bright lights of an NFL stadium, but he first needs to finish his senior year.

Tolton football continues to build program

In Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's third year playing varsity football, players and coaches alike are looking for success after enduring some growing pains.

Hickman basketball's Jimmy Whitt includes Missouri in top nine

Hickman High School hoops star Jimmy Whitt has narrowed his list of colleges to nine. He said he cut down his list of colleges by talking to several of his AAU teammates from KC Pump N Run.

Hickman football coach pleads guilty to DWI

Arnel Monroe, 47, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, he was still an employee of Columbia Public Schools, a district spokeswoman said.

Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe returns to practice

Hickman High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

Hickman High School football coach arrested for DWI

Hickman High School's head football coach Arnel Monroe was arrested early Sunday morning on charges driving while intoxicated.

Rock Bridge wide receiver Alex Ofodile commits to Oregon

Alex Ofodile, the top football recruit in Missouri and a top-15 receiving recruit nationally, committed to the Ducks on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Rock Bridge baseball wins its first state championship

Left-hand pitcher Ryan Bernskoetter surprised everyone to help the Rock Bridge Bruins defeat the Francis Howell Vikings 9-6 in the Class 5A state baseball championship Friday.

Logan Twehous' shutout propels Bruins to state baseball title game

Rock Bridge High School shut out Blue Springs South 2-0 in the Class 5A state semifinal Thursday to give Rock Bridge its first shot at the state championship.

Resilient Bruins baseball team peaking just in time

For the first time in 34 years, the Rock Bridge High School baseball team has found itself two wins away from a state championship. It will play Blue Springs South High School at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Battle High School sprinter Ben Brooks wins Spartans' first state title

Battle High School junior sprinter Ben Brooks made history for a freshly-minted school Saturday.

Rock Bridge pair finishes 3rd in state tennis doubles

After Rock Bridge posted a third-place finish in the boys state tennis competition, junior Rohit Rao and senior Raymond Majors earned the Bruins another medal.

Bumgarner, Pence help Giants beat Cardinals 9-4

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings and Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer off Adam Wainwright as the surging San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 on Friday night.

Cain and Gordon homer as Royals beat Blue Jays

Cain went 3 for 4 and matched a career high with four RBIs, and Gordon reached base three times as the Royals won its second straight and handed Toronto its second consecutive loss following a season-best nine-game winning streak.

Rock Bridge tennis duo advances to doubles state semifinals

The duo of senior Raymond Majors and junior Rohit Rao will face Rockhurst's John Lewis Nogalski Jr. and Jacob Moore Saturday at 1 p.m. for the opportunity to play in the state doubles championship.

Rock Bridge boys baseball advances to state semifinals

Strong pitching from junior pitcher Logan Twehous and the postponement of the game between Nixa and Willard from Tuesday to Wednesday helped the Bruins defeat the Eagles.

Rock Bridge boys tennis places third in state tournament

The Rock Bridge High School boys tennis team (19-2) placed third in the Class 2 state team tournament Thursday in Springfield.

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