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Lydie van Duersen led the Cougars to wins in four of five matches last week, totaling 169 assists. She earned a spot on the Holiday Inn Invite All-Classic team.
Stephens College rolled out its new athletics logo Thursday, and the volleyball team followed up the unveiling with its first conference win of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Briannica Ponder didn't know she would be starting Thursday's match until just before game time. Amanda Chapman, the starting goalie for Stephens College, didn't play because of what coach Xander Kennedy described as "numbness throughout all of her limbs."
Stars are now 4-4 this season after losing to the Lynx in four sets.
The Stars blanked Lincoln Christian University behind the goalkeeping of Amanda Chapman, who was named the American Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week this week. Stephens improved to 3-1.
Senior Paula Rosa had a team-high 25 kills, including the match winner.
Lindsey Martin has a lot to prove to Columbia in the upcoming cross-country season.
The Stars shut out MacMurray College en route to the program's first winning streak.
Atsushi Kato completed the Heart of America marathon in Columbia on Labor Day morning, finishing his 155th race.
Nearly half of parents said they're uncomfortable with their children playing football, ice hockey and wrestling because of growing concerns of concussions in sports, but only five percent have tried to discourage their children from playing.
Hickman basketball star Jimmy Whitt said his decision came down to Arkansas and Missouri, but ultimately his heart was in Arkansas.
Defending champion Mindy Coyle of Columbia and Ellen Port of St. Louis were disqualified for inadvertently playing from the wrong tees.
Mid-Missouri representatives Kaden Montegue competed in the stock division, Carter Montague in the Superstock division and Breann Standifer in the Masters division.
Tryouts for all Missouri Stealth Fastpitch softball teams will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the softball complex at Scott Boulevard and Chapel Hill Road. The tryouts will be on fields 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Schmidt captured in his third Guinness World Record in nail-lifting with his teeth during intermission at Show-Me State powerlifting event.
On Saturday at Walton Stadium, hundreds of athletes competed in the 90-degree heat in the track and field portion of the Missouri State Senior Games.
Scott Schwartz, 58, of Chesterfield, tallied the highest score for the day at 467. Each competitor threw 24 darts in the competition Saturday.
The annual Missouri High School Rodeo has returned to Columbia and brought with it excited and nervous high schoolers, ready to compete for spots at the national finals.
The Douglass Athletic Association summer baseball program has grown over the past 18 years. The program aims to bring the community together and defy the stigmas that Douglass Park has accumulated.
Lindsey Wright scored two goals to lead the Fr. Tolton Regional High School girls' soccer team to a 3-1 win over Southern Boone in the Class 1, District 8 semifinals.