Stories by Brent
ASHLAND — Ranked second in the state in Class 3, Blair Oaks has relied on a mixture of offense, defense and intangibles to reach this point in the season.
In boys basketball
Trailing almost the entire time in its district semifinal against Hallsville, Blair Oaks couldn’t get the key baskets when it needed them the most.
Following a schedule not the most important thing
Schools around the state made wise decisions last week when they canceled classes due to the impending winter weather. But some school districts dropped the ball when it came to extra curricular activities, particularly Friday night when a number of schools did not cancel basketball games.
COLUMBIA — Since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for five games, Missouri forward Laurence Bowers has been looking to regain his form offensively.
Less than 30 minutes after Missouri knocked off fifth-ranked Florida, Missouri coach Frank Haith said he received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding his role in the NCAA’s investigation at Miami. But Haith said there was no unethical conduct reported in his notice, meaning, whatever the allegations are, they could be less severe than once thought.
Trailing nearly the entire game against fifth-ranked Florida, Missouri put it all together in the final minutes and downed Florida 63-60 in front of more than 15,000 fans.
Missouri will try to avenge the loss today at Mizzou Arena (8 p.m. ESPN-TV), a game that sits in the middle of a critical stretch for the Tigers.
It’s no secret Phil Pressey wants the ball in his hands in late-game situations. A dynamic playmaker who can create his own shot or create one for others is a good weapon for the Tigers to have.
When Mike Anderson left Missouri following the 2010-11 season to become head coach at Arkansas after a sticky departure in Columbia, most figured it would be a long time before the Tigers and Razorbacks renewed their rivalry. That was nothing a simple switch in conferences couldn’t take care of. Now a Southeastern Conference matchup, Anderson meets his former team for the first time at 3 p.m. today in Fayetteville, Ark. (ESPN-TV).
Jamaal Tatum is no stranger to being in the spotlight on the basketball floor.
Jefferson City High School activities director Mike McGurk said Thursday he is leaving his post to take a similar position at Lee’s Summit North High School.
After a tough way to end the state tournament last year, John Carter had a little bit of an axe to grind.
Jefferson City’s wrestlers are short on experience when it comes to the state wrestling tournament.
The Tigers head to Starkville, Miss. today (7 p.m. KMIZ-TV) looking for their first road win of the season at Mississippi State.
With only seven scholarship players last season, it didn’t take long for players to find their roles for the Missouri basketball team. If for no other reason, they had no choice.
Once a lock to reach the postseason, Missouri’s play away from Mizzou Arena has caused a sense of panic among fans on whether this team will play itself out of the NCAA Tournament.
Missouri routs Ole Miss on Saturday
Missouri raced out to a 22-point first-half lead and routed Mississippi 98-79 at Mizzou Arena in a game that turned chippy, and nearly ugly, late in the second half.
No. 21 Missouri returns home to take on Mississippi at noon today (KRCG-TV), trying to bounce back after another road loss in a season that could be slipping away from the Tigers.
Without three of their normal starters, there was a lot of uncertainty for the Jays heading into the district tournament. It wasn’t the best-case scenario Jefferson City had hoped for, but four Jays advanced to the semifinals of the Class 4 District 3 Tournament on Friday at Fleming Fieldhouse.
Jefferson City wrestling coach Phil Cagle has the philosophy that wrestling’s regular season is a massive buildup to two weekends in February.
College basketball coaches hope their teams are playing their best basketball in February and March. Missouri is no different.
For many high school football players, the final decision made on National Signing Day can be a gut-wrenching call.
Phil Pressey has had to wear many hats for Missouri this season. In the Tigers’ 73-70 loss to LSU on Wednesday, he scored 25 points while taking 21 shots. Saturday against Auburn, the point guard took two shots and scored four points while dishing out 10 assists in a 91-77 victory. Add the role of defensive preacher to his duties.
With his team not working as hard as he liked, Russellville coach Jamaal Tatum used an old trick to motivate his team.
Missouri’s first tour of the Southeastern Conference has had its share of down moments, most of those coming away from Mizzou Arena.
Missouri hopes to avoid another slow start as it travels to Baton Rouge, La., to take on LSU today.
Rather than see Keion Bell score 20 points a night, Missouri coach Frank Haith wanted some of the intangibles his athleticism could bring to the court.
During Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, Missouri coach Frank Haith had some reminders for his team on how to keep the offense running smoothly.
Missouri used Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt as a way to break out of its recent funk that has taken them through the start of Southeastern Conference play.
Missouri coach Frank Haith has been preaching to his team about the need to overcome adversity.
Blair Oaks led from the onset and defeated Southern Boone 69-34 on Thursday.
With reports the NCAA is ready to come down hard on Frank Haith, the Missouri coach said he’s glad the investigation is coming to a close.
Missouri overcame a 13-point second-half deficit and a difficult shooting effort and survived with a 71-65 victory against South Carolina at Mizzou Arena.
Following a tough opening act, the Lady Falcons didn’t disappoint in the closer.
Not even switching conferences could get Missouri away from Frank Martin.
Trying to figure out a way to describe his team’s recent funk, Missouri coach Frank Haith talked about something a motivational speaker recently told his team.
To overcome hurdles
COLUMBIA — Trying to figure out a way to describe his team’s recent funk, Missouri coach Frank Haith talked about something a motivational speaker recently told his team.
In men's basketball
COLUMBIA — Not even switching conferences could get Missouri away from Frank Martin.
Called into action last year because of an injury to Jamie Garcia, Joe Kelly left a good first impression with the Cardinals. Now, he’s hoping that work lands him a full-time spot in the 2013 starting rotation.
When the schedule was unveiled for Missouri’s first season in the Southeastern Conference, there were just a handful of games that seemed like they might go a long way in deciding the league race.
Five Tigers finished in double figures as the Tigers defeated Georgia 79-62 at Mizzou Arena.
Through the first 15 games of the season, Missouri has won games largely on the strength of the play of Phil Pressey and Laurence Bowers.
If there was one thing that was clear to Missouri coach Frank Haith following the Tigers’ 64-49 loss Saturday to Mississippi, it was the Tigers didn’t handle adversity when it was tossed their way.
Hallsville was keeping things a little too close for comfort in the first half of its game Monday night against Blair Oaks.
As the NCAA reportedly nears the end of its investigation into numerous alleged improprieties at the University of Miami, Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith spoke briefly on the matter Monday, saying he was glad it was nearly finished.
Jefferson City’s John Carter has a history of making quick work of his opponents. That trend continued during Saturday’s Capital City Invitational.
It appears later this week some light will be shed on whether or not Lance Armstrong’s life is everything he’s had the public believe for the past 15 years, or whether or not it’s been nothing more than an act created in some laboratory.
In Capital City Wrestling Invitational
Thanks to a rash of illness and injuries, the Jefferson City wrestling team probably won’t win the Capital City Invitational.
COLUMBIA — Missouri figures to be tested enough as it is in its first Southeastern Conference road game tonight at Mississippi.
Missouri will be without the services of forward Laurence Bowers for at least two games after he sprained the MCL in his right knee Tuesday.