Other local sports
Despite the physical toll, many members of the Outlaws, a men's rugby team open to all ages, stay with the sport because of the camaraderie the players share.
In addition to leading the Cougars in scoring, Kelly Ross works with special education children and has dreams of becoming a teacher in the field.
Columbia College's men's team qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet with a win Friday. One cross country member from the Cougar women's team also qualified individually.
Darren Pang, the announcer for the Blues and a former NHL goaltender, has a son, Tyler, who is a senior on the Missouri team.
Eryn Puett won the girls 10 to 11 age group, and Joseph Lucke won the boys 14 to 15 age group. Both are now eligible to advance to team championships in December.
A hat trick from Kelly Ross and two goals apiece from Rylee Bruhn and Stephanie Hale help the Cougars improve to a 5-1 conference record.
A hat trick from junior midfielder Zachary Oppland helped the Cougars defeat the Harris-Stowe State Hornets 7-0 to move to 12-0-3 on the year.
The Senior Sunshine league bowls every Monday throughout the winter.
Missouri and Rock Bridge High football falters, while the Missouri soccer team looks to fight for first place in the SEC East next week.
Mid-Mo Rugby, nicknamed the Black Sheep, plays its season finale Saturday in Columbia.
Rock Bridge senior Shelby Wilson splits his time between varsity football, baseball and the amateur rodeo circuit.
The Cougars women's soccer team defeated Missouri Baptist 4-0 on Tuesday, ending a four-game losing streak and moving to 2-0 in conference play.
It has been 60 years since renowned Olympic historian, John Lucas, ran in the 10K race at the 1952 Olympic Team Trials for the Helsinki, Finland Games.
Runners participated in the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ 10K on Saturday morning in downtown Columbia.
The Columbia College women's soccer team lost 3-0 on Saturday at Graceland (Iowa) University to fall to 2-6 this season.
Omoro Ewharekuko founded and runs the Columbia Premier League to give players a competitive men’s recreational association in Columbia.
Junior forward Rafael Ramos gave the Cougars the lead eight seconds into the match, setting up a 4-0 win.
The Hickman cross country team raced in the Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational.
Liam Cain scored the game winning goal for the Cougars in the 69th minute to defeat Missouri Valley College 2-1. The game featured two top-15 teams, with Missouri Valley ranked 11th and Columbia College ranked ninth.
MU graduate student Steven Mankofsky came up almost two hours short in his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon time while wearing a suit.