Prep Sports

Wilsons – father, son – find new opportunities with Tolton basketball team

Isaiah Wilson had planned to play basketball at Hickman. But when his father took an assistant coach position at Tolton, his plans changed. Both father and son are happy about the new arrangement.

Battle girls basketball moves on in district

Battle's girls basketball team won the Class 4, District 4 semifinal 54-41 over St. Louis Bishop DuBourg.

Tolton basketball eases past Linn, advances past sectionals

Fr. Tolton Catholic Regional High School beat Linn High School in their sectional playoff game, 69-49, behind Michael Porter Jr.'s 29 points. Tolton is just two wins away from making it to the state championship game in Mizzou Arena.

Rock Bridge boys basketball upset by Jefferson City in semifinals

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team lost 74-62 in the Class 5, District 9 tournament semifinals to Jefferson City on Tuesday, finishing the season 21-4.

Hickman boys basketball escapes Camdenton, advances to district final

Despite an uncharacteristically unenergetic performance, the Hickman boys basketball team edged Camdenton in a 1-point overtime victory to advance to the district finals.

Battle girls basketball wins first game at district playoffs

In its first postseason appearance, the Battle girls basketball team earned its first victory in the opening round of the district playoffs in St. Louis, defeating Roosevelt 69-24.

Battle boys basketball loses in OT in first round of districts

The Battle boys basketball team closed out their inaugural season on Tuesday night with an opening round loss in Districts, 81-78.

Connor McCarty, Tolton's first college signee, had trail blazed by grandfather

Jerry McCarty had been there for every step of grandson Connor McCarty's golf career. Now, the young golfer is the first athlete in the history of Tolton to sign a letter of intent to play college sports.

Tolton boys basketball wins district championship

No. 2 Tolton beat No. 1 Harrisburg 73-51 to claim the Class 2 District 7 championship in Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon. This is Tolton's first athletic district championship.

Rock Bridge wins last-second thriller on Senior Night

Rock Bridge came back from a 16-point deficit in the first half to beat Helias Catholic High School 55-54 on the Bruins' senior night.

Hickman Senior Night wasn't supposed to happen for Juwan Mahaney

An ankle injury just days before his sophomore season didn't hold back Hickman senior Juwan Mahaney, who played the most minutes of his varsity career in win over Eldon.

Battle boys basketball not discouraged about losing record

The Battle High School boys basketball team finished its first regular season 5-18. But head coach John Burns said there are more important things than winning, such as being a good person on and off the court.

Tolton boys basketball advances to district championship

Tolton took down defending state champion Salisbury 80-69 on Thursday night in class 2 district 7 semifinals. Michael Porter Jr.'s 34 points led the Trailblazers to the school's first district championship game

Hickman girls basketball topples Sullivan despite poor performance

The Hickman Kewpies (23-1) finished off their one-loss season with an uninspired 56-45 win over the Sullivan Eagles (21-6).

Rock Bridge boys basketball hangs on to beat Battle

Rock Bridge watched their 20 point lead slip down to 6 late in the fourth quarter, but the Bruins hung on to beat Battle in the Spartans final game of the regular season.

Hickman's Jimmy Whitt balances recruiting process with everyday life

Hickman junior Jimmy Whitt is one of Columbia's most sought-after recruits, but basketball is not always on his mind.

Hickman boys' basketball rolls over Holt into final game

After 10 days off, Hickman had no rust to shake off. The Kewpies made two thirds of their shots while dominating Holt High School.

Tolton coach gives players extra motivation for district tournament

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School begins district tournament play Tuesday against Fayette High School. If the Trailblazers win their district, they will get more than just a trophy. Head coach Tyler Clark will shave his head.

Tolton's Clayton and Tindal, Rock Bridge's Kline win state wrestling

Rock Bridge finished second in the Class 4 team competition, Fr. Tolton placed 13th in Class 1, and Battle finished 32nd in Class 3.

Rock Bridge's Kelley Tackett wins 200- and 500-yard freestyle

Rock Bridge sophomore Kelley Tackett won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle state championship heats on Saturday. Tackett won the 200-yard freestyle by 2.45 seconds and the 500-yard freestyle by 2.69 seconds.