Prep Sports

Hickman football captures first win of season in comeback against Liberty

The Kewpies (1-7) hadn't won a football game since last October before Friday's victory over Liberty High School.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: Kewpie website keeps Hickman alumni close

Charley Blackmore, also known as "Mr. Kewpie," is the mastermind of, a website started in 1998. The page has information about Hickman High School's graduating classes and its unusual mascot, the Kewpie. The site has helped alumni maintain close ties to the high school.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: Kewpie nickname used by places other than Hickman

The Kewpie nickname at Hickman High School was rumored to be the only one of its kind in the world. But is that true?

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: How well do you know the Hickman mascot?

Test your Kewpie IQ — or I-Kewpie — with these trivia questions.

Hickman softball comes up a throw short in district finals

The Hickman High School softball team's season came to an end on Friday, just one night after a 16-inning win against Blue Springs South High School in the district semifinals. 

Tolton football improves to 7-1 behind ground attack

After leading 14-0 at half, the Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School football team scored 21 points in the third quarter en route to a 35-0 win over Cuba High School. The Trailblazers are now 7-1.  

Rock Bridge travels to Ohio for road game this weekend

On Friday, the football team will take a 7.5-hour trek to Cincinnati, Ohio, to play Winton Woods High School.

Hickman softball tops Blue Springs South 3-2 in extra-innings thriller

Senior pitcher Shannon Greene threw 187 pitches through 16 innings. Hickman coach Courtney Haskell said, as far as she knows, the game was the longest in program history.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: A special report

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Hickman Kewpie, the Missourian took a closer look at the history of the unique mascot.

Hickman football looks to snap out of losing streak

The Kewpies football team hasn't lost seven consecutive games in one season since 1948, the second year of longtime coach Bob Roark. 

The long road to Missouri high school football's Show-Me Bowl

The Missouri State High School Activities Association football playoffs are approaching, and the seeding used in the district tournaments is complicated.

Battle football's Brevinn Tyler shows more promise in second year

Although Battle relies on its running game, its sophomore quarterback has grown into his role.

Rock Bridge volleyball gets 20th win against Battle

Rock Bridge volleyball beat in-town rival Battle in two sets Wednesday night.  

Defensive errors end season for Tolton softball

Outs were sometimes hard to come by in Tolton's 14-4 defeat in the Class 2, District 11 Tournament.

Tolton volleyball rallies to defeat Wright City

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School volleyball team defeated Wright City High School 16-25, 25-19, 25-17 Tuesday night. The game turned after the Trailblazers volleyed for a point that changed the game's momentum late in the first set.

FROM READERS: 'Trembling before our mighty Kewpie'

A graduate from the Hickman class of 1969 says he loves when the topic of high school mascots comes up.

Battle volleyball drops match

Battle volleyball looks to final home game Wednesday against Rock Bridge. 

Battle defeats Tolton 6-1 in boys soccer

The Muriel Williams Battle High School boys soccer team defeated Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic 6-1 Monday night. It could be the start of another sports rivalry in Columbia.

Hickman pitcher throws no-hitter on Senior Night

Shannon Greene, a Hickman High School senior, struck out 15 batters, walked one and hit one batter.

Battle football holds opposing offense scoreless for second straight week

On the back of a four turnover performance, Battle's defense has shutout opposing offenses the last eight quarters it has played.