News Tribune sports writer.
Just let Jordan Clarkson describe him. “That dude is an animal. He’s a machine,” the Missouri point guard said. That person would be Johnathan Williams III, the freshman forward for the 24th-ranked Tigers. The 6-foot-9, 208-pounder leads the Tigers with an average of 8.6 rebounds.
Isiah Sykes put the Helias Crusaders on his back. The junior point guard scored 15 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to help Helias rally for a 61-55 victory against Battle on Tuesday night in the Crusaders’ season opener at Rackers Gym.
LeeAnn Polowy has always enjoyed shooting at the Blair Oaks gym. The Lady Falcons’ senior loved it Monday night.
Missouri fans are used to heartbreak. Yet it never gets any easier. When the Cinderella story came to an end at 7:06 CST, it was just another kick in the pants. But what a ride it was.
Aretha Franklin would be proud. That’s because respect is the tune the Missouri Tigers are singing. As in they’re not getting enough.
It’s time to see what the Missouri Tigers are really made of.
The Missouri defense is still a work in progress.
E.J. Gaines knows what Missouri needs to accomplish to win the Southeastern Conference title.
The Calfornia Lady Pintos are becoming regular participants in the Missouri National Guard Shootout. And they’d like to keep it that way.
As the Missouri National Guard Shootout enters its fourth incarnation, the event will be getting a bit of a makeover. That’s because two teams — Tipton and Belle — will be making their inaugural appearance in the boys portion of the event, and those two will actually square off with one another. They’ll become just the 13th and 14th different boys programs to take part in the Shootout.