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.
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.
News and notes from Friday's high school football action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hickman basketball star Jimmy Whitt said his decision came down to Arkansas and Missouri, but ultimately his heart was in Arkansas.
In Tarnue Tyler's world, soccer is kind of a big deal. When it comes to soccer in Columbia, Tyler is a big deal, too.
Hickman senior Jimmy Whitt visited Fayetteville over the weekend..
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.