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Prep Sports

Unique experience bolsters new Hickman basketball coach

New Hickman boys basketball coach John Burns had the unique opportunity to travel around the country to observe some of the coaching that goes on at some of the nation's premier basketball programs.

Hickman ties in state soccer consolation game

Hickman tied Park Hill in the third-place game of the Class 3 state boys soccer tournament Saturday in Fenton.

Hickman boys soccer team loses in state semifinals

Seniors George Plakorus and Taylor Cox scored goals, but the Kewpies' boys soccer team fell 6-2 to Christian Brothers College on Friday in the semifinals of the Class 3 state tournament.

Competitiveness shows at Rock Bridge girls basketball scrimmage

Thursday's annual preseason Green and Gold scrimmage saw both teams in the double bonus for fouls and required an overtime to be decided.

Lewis family shows affinity for football

Leo Lewis II played football in the Canadian Football League for 12 seasons and lives in Columbia. His son Leo Lewis III starred for Hickman and MU before playing 11 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team keeps goals high

After a disappointing loss to Chaminade in the state semifinals last season, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team is seeking another run to the state tournment.

Hickman boys soccer team advances to state semifinals

The Hickman boy's soccer team defeated Kickapoo 1-0 in the state quarterfinals Saturday. The Kewpies move on to the semifinals on Friday in Fenton.

Pair of Columbia athletes shine at state swim meet

Six swimmers from Hickman, and 10 from Rock Bridge, competed in the preliminary rounds of the state swim meet Friday. The final rounds are on Saturday.

Hot streaks helping Hickman in state soccer tournament run

Senior midfielder George Plakorus and junior goalkeeper Chuck Wilson have found success at just the right time for the Hickman soccer team.

Hickman boys soccer team wins sectional

The Hickman boys soccer team beat Camdenton 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night in Jefferson City to advance to the state quarterfinals. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia high schools start basketball season

Basketball practice started Monday for boys and girls teams at Hickman and Rock Bridge.

Rock Bridge boys runners third at state cross country championship

The Rock Bridge boys cross country team was third at Saturday's state championships, the first time Rock Bridge has left the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City with a trophy.

Hickman wins boys soccer district championship

The Kewpies boys soccer team recorded its third-straight shutout in a 2-0 victory over Jefferson City on Thursday night to claim its first district championship since 2001. 

Henderson resigns as Rock Bridge softball coach

He has accepted a position as assistant softball coach at Lincoln University.

Win over Rock Bridge advances Hickman to district boys soccer final

Hickman defeated Rock Bridge 1-0 in the Class 3, District 9 semifinal Tuesday behind George Platokus' early goal. Hickman advances to take on Jefferson City on Thursday in the final.

New Hickman soccer coach leads Kewpies to district championship

Adam Taylor became Hickman's head soccer coach when Larry Thornburg resigned at the beginning of October. He has led his team through a tough transition period into the district finals.

Rock Bridge, Hickman runners qualify for state cross-country race

Hickman and Rock Bridge will be represented in the Class 4 boys and girls races at the MSHSAA Cross Country Championships.

Hickman soccer team wins opening game of district tournament

The Hickman boys' soccer team defeated Smith-Cotton High School 7-0 Saturday in the opening round of the the Class 3, District 9 soccer tournament. Hickman dominated the match. Its goalie didn't need to make a save until last in the second half.

Rock Bridge football season ends with loss at Blue Springs

The Rock Bridge football team lost 49-14 Friday night at Blue Springs. The loss ended the Bruins' hopes of making the playoffs.

Hickman's season ends with loss to Jefferson City

The Hickman football team ended its season Friday night with a 28-9 loss to visiting Jefferson City.

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