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COLUMBIA, Mo. - some scores from around the area

Women's High School Volleyball:

Booneville 75, Centralia 28

So. Callaway 52, Harrisburg 41 

Hickman 55, Fort Zumwalt South 35  



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Missouri's Charles Harris declares for the NFL Draft http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-s-charles-harris-declares-for-the-nfl-draft/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-s-charles-harris-declares-for-the-nfl-draft/ Sports Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:01:48 AM Jacob Kornhauser, KOMU 8 Sports Missouri's Charles Harris declares for the NFL Draft

COLUMBIA - Missouri defensive end Charles Harris has played his last snap in the black and gold. The star junior announced today he will skip his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. 

Over three seasons with the Tigers, Harris totaled 136 tackles, 34.5 of them for a loss to go along with 18 sacks. He is ranked as the No. 11 overall NFL prospect for 2017 by Scout Inc. 

Essentially, Harris said he believes he got everything he could from Mizzou. He will graduate in May. 

"I feel like I have used all my resources here at Mizzou, which is what every student-athlete should strive to do," Harris said. 

Harris was a part of the Missouri team that reached the SEC Championship Game in 2014, but has also been a part of two losing seasons with the Tigers in 2015 and 2016. However, it was in those two seasons that he was a leader on the defense. 

If drafted in the first round, he could become the next in a long line of Missouri defensive lineman being taken early in the NFL Draft. Since 2009, four other Tiger defensive lineman have been drafted in the first round.

D Line ZOU: 

  • 2009: Ziggy Hood, Pittsburgh Steelers (32nd overall)
  • 2011: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers (7th overall)
  • 2013: Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets (13th overall) 
  • 2015: Shane Ray, Denver Broncos (23rd overall)
  • 2017: Charles Harris ???

To be lumped in with players like that is an honor for Harris who played alongside Shane Ray for one season. He will get a chance to truly prove he belongs in the same sentence as those guys at the NFL Draft Combine which runs from February 28 through March 6.

"It's an honor to come in. God had perfect timing. I came at the perfect time when D-Line Zou was really erupting. I had some great leaders in front of me: Markus Golden, Shane Ray, Kony Ealy, Michael Sam, the list goes on, but I just came in at a great time," Harris said. 

Despite leaving before his last year of eligibility, Harris said Mizzou would always be a part of him. 

"As I move on, I'm proud to say I'm Mizzou Made."


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UPDATE: Keyon Dilosa dismissed from Mizzou football team after arrest http://www.komu.com/news/update-keyon-dilosa-dismissed-from-mizzou-football-team-after-arrest/ http://www.komu.com/news/update-keyon-dilosa-dismissed-from-mizzou-football-team-after-arrest/ Sports Wed, 30 Nov 2016 8:21:56 AM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 News Digital Reporter UPDATE: Keyon Dilosa dismissed from Mizzou football team after arrest

COLUMBIA — Missouri wide receiver Keyon Dilosa has been dismissed from the team following his recent arrest, team officials announced Thursday.

Dilosa was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of domestic assault. According to the Columbia Police Department, someone reported seeing Dilosa and his girlfriend in an argument downtown shortly before 1 a.m. During the argument, the witness said Dilosa punched his girlfriend in the face.

Other people in the area then restrained Dilosa until police arrived. Dilosa was taken to the Boone County Jail, where he was released on $1,000 bond.

Dilosa caught two passes for seven yards during the 2016 season.

[Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include more information.]

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Tigers Offense Goes Cold in Upset Loss http://www.komu.com/news/tigers-offense-goes-cold-in-upset-loss/ http://www.komu.com/news/tigers-offense-goes-cold-in-upset-loss/ Sports Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:42:27 PM Bobby Perry KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Tigers Offense Goes Cold in Upset Loss

COLUMBIA: The Missouri Tiger Men's Basketball came into Monday night's contest expecting a tough test against an experienced North Carolina Central team according to Coach Kim Anderson.  They got all they could handle and then some, being upset at home against Eagles 62-52.  

In the loss the Tigers combined for an 25 percent shooting from the field, a program low at Mizzou Arena.  

The Tigers were led by sophomore guard Terrance Phillips, who tied for a game high 17 points on 60 percent shooting before fouling out in the second half. Phillips was the only Tiger in double digits, while the remaining Tigers combined to go 11-58 throughout the game for an abysmal 19 percent.

North Carolina Central was led in scoring by Patrick Cole, whose 17 points were one of three Eagles scorers in double digits.  

With the loss, Missouri drops to 3-3 on the season.  The Tigers will look to rebound Saturday afternoon, as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers come to town.  Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Mizzou Arena. 

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Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime http://www.komu.com/news/chiefs-beat-broncos-30-27-in-overtime/ http://www.komu.com/news/chiefs-beat-broncos-30-27-in-overtime/ Sports Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:58:24 PM The Associated Press Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime

DENVER — Cairo Santos' 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as the expired Sunday night to give the Kansas Chiefs a 30-27 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

That avoided the third tie in the NFL this season, something that hasn't happened since 1973 before the league introduced overtime.

The winner followed a risky move by Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who sent his kicker out for a 62-yard try with 1:01 left only to see Brandon McManus — who has hit from 70 yards in training camp — come up short.

"It's on me," Kubiak said, explaining he made the move because he had confidence in his kicker.

That gave the Chiefs possession at the Denver 48 with one timeout and just over a minute remaining. The Chiefs reached the Denver 16 before Santos ended the snoozer-turned-thriller in perfect fashion. Even his teammates hesitated as they ran out to celebrate, unsure if the ball had clanked through or not.

The Chiefs (8-3) kept up with the Oakland Raiders (9-2) in the AFC West race and the Broncos (7-4) could find themselves fighting for a wild card now.

Both teams kicked field goals on their opening possession of overtime, McManus from 44 yards and Santos from 37.

That followed Kansas City's amazing tying drive in the final 3 minutes of regulation.

Alex Smith threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tyreek Hill and a 2-point conversion pass to tight end Demetrius Harris with 12 seconds left to tie it at 24.


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Missouri claws back to beat Arkansas, seniors leave Faurot as winners http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-claws-back-to-beat-arkansas-seniors-leave-faurot-as-winners/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-claws-back-to-beat-arkansas-seniors-leave-faurot-as-winners/ Sports Fri, 25 Nov 2016 7:58:44 PM Mitchel Summers, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Missouri claws back to beat Arkansas, seniors leave Faurot as winners

On Senior Night, the emotions ran high for a tight nit group of seniors. These group of seniors have seen it all. The transition to the SEC, two SEC championship appearances, the football team boycotting their play in the wake of the Concerned Student protests and sub par play this current season. 

It was fitting to see this scrappy group of seniors find a way to claw out a victory in their final appearance at Faurot Field.

In the first half, the Tiger offense seemed dead in the water. Missouri had a total of 5 first downs and only 137 total yards. 82 of those yards came on account of a run by Johnathon Johnson. The Tigers struggled to maintain drives as they had possession of the ball for only 5:40 of the first half and failed to convert on a single third down. 

The Razorbacks had little to no problems carving up a lack luster opposing defense. The first play from scrimmage for Arkansas went 66 yards and Rawleigh Williams punched it in the next play. Other scores came from Devwah Whaley ran in a 30 yard score and Austin Cantrell caught a touchdown. 

The Tigers lone score in the first half came on a play where Ish Witter had an easy score, but he tossed the ball before crossing the goal line. Fortunately, J'Mon Moore just happened to pick up the ball before it rolled out of bounds. Missouri went into the locker room trailing 24-7.

Coming back out of the tunnel in the third, a different Tigers team came charging. 

The first drive back, Lock launched a high arcing deep thread into the awaiting arms of J'Mon Moore for 48 yards, then hit Moore again for 18 yards to bring the offense down to the Arkansas 3. Nate Strong ran in his first career rushing touchdown soon after. The score turned 24-14.

Arkansas drove all the way down to the Mizzou 3 yard line before Cale Garrett stepped in front of an Austin Allen pass for his first career pick. 

Lock dropped a dime from deep in the sky when he hooked up with Johnathon Johnson for a 67 yard score. Including that 82 yard run, Johnson has had three plays on offense of 60 or more yards. The rest of the Tiger offense skilled position players don't have more than 2 combined. That brought the Tigers withing a single score at 24-21. 

Mizzou finished the first half with only 137 total yards. They logged 168 yards in their resurgent third quarter.

The next drive, Lock hooked up with J'Mon Moore again for 49 yards, giving Moore over 1,000 receiving yards on the season. That set up a spot knocking on the door and Strong took advantage as he poked into the end zone for his second touchdown on the evening. That gave Mizzou their first lead at 28-24, but they gave over 3 minutes left on the clock for Arkansas to answer. 

The much maligned Tiger defense needed to stand up and their leaders shined in key moments.

Arkansas marched all the way down to inside the Mizzou five yard line. D-Line Zou returned to old form and stopped three consecutive runs on the goal line. On fourth down the Razorbacks rolled the dice and senior Aarion Maxey-Penton stepped up. He jumped in front of a pass and recorded his 10th career interception to halt a scoring opportunity. 

Arkansas would have one more go at taking the lead.

The Razorbacks once again marched down into the red zone, but on fourth down, Marcell Frazier logged his third sack of the game to seal the victory for the Tigers. Missouri pulls themselves back from being down by over 3 scores to get their second conference win of the season.

An up and down season ends for the Tigers as they win 28-24 over Arkansas. They finish 4-8 on the season and 2-6 in conference play. 

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LIVE BLOG: Arkansas at Missouri http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-arkansas-at-missouri/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-arkansas-at-missouri/ Sports Fri, 25 Nov 2016 1:02:55 PM Mitchel Summers and Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter and KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer LIVE BLOG: Arkansas at Missouri

COLUMBIA — It's senior day for the Missouri Tigers in their final game against their SEC East rival, the Arkansas Razorbacks. Follow @MittenSummers and @ChrisLTurner for updates throughout the game.


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Mizzou dismisses assistant coach over conduct issue http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-dismisses-assistant-coach-over-conduct-issue/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-dismisses-assistant-coach-over-conduct-issue/ Sports Wed, 23 Nov 2016 6:24:48 PM The Associated Press Mizzou dismisses assistant coach over conduct issue

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Mizzou has fired defensive line coach Jackie Shipp.

Coach Barry Odom did not detail exactly why, but a statement from the school on Wednesday said it was due to an "internal matter where his conduct didn't meet our expectations for coaches."

Shipp, who was a coach at Arizona State from 2013-15, was hired in February to replace Chris Wilson, who left Odom's staff after one month to serve as defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Shipp's salary for 2016 was $385,000. Neal Renna, a graduate assistant, will assume Shipp's duties for the Tigers' final game of the season at home against Arkansas on Friday.


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NCAA investigating claims of academic fraud in Mizzou Athletics Department http://www.komu.com/news/ncaa-investigating-claims-of-academic-fraud-in-mizzou-athletics-department/ http://www.komu.com/news/ncaa-investigating-claims-of-academic-fraud-in-mizzou-athletics-department/ Sports Wed, 23 Nov 2016 4:06:53 PM Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director NCAA investigating claims of academic fraud in Mizzou Athletics Department

COLUMBIA - The NCAA is investigating reports of academic fraud involving the Mizzou Athletics Department.

A former tutor has leveled allegations of academic rules violations which, according to the Kansas City Star includes taking or assisting with entrance exams and completing classes for student-athletes.

Athletic director Jim Sterk said, "“While we recognize that there will be many questions regarding this situation, these investigations take time to ensure that we do it the right way. As always, our mission is to uphold the highest standard of academic performance and ensure the proper conduct with all of our programs.”

In the same statement, the athletics department said,

The athletics department issued the following statement: "Consistent with our commitment to rules compliance and to operating our athletics program with integrity, we are conducting a review of the allegations.  We also have informed the NCAA who is working with us on this matter.  To protect the integrity of the review process, we will not comment further at this time."

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Local Scores: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-tuesday-november-22-2016/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-tuesday-november-22-2016/ Sports Tue, 22 Nov 2016 9:56:52 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Local Scores: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MID-MISSOURI - Here are some scores from around the area for Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

NCAA Women's College Basketball:

Missouri 77, Indiana State 48

NAIA Women's College Basketball: 

Central Methodist 93, Mt. Mercy 76

No. 13 Baker 91, Missouri Valley 53

Women's College Basketball:

William Woods 73, Westminster 61

NAIA Men's College Basketball:

Central Methodist 90, Mt. Mercy 78

Missouri Valley 87, Baker 83

Lincoln 90, McKendree 81

William Woods 71, Haskell 69

Boys High School Basketball:

Wellsville 71, Community R-VI 51


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UPDATE: MU running back suspended for marijuana possession http://www.komu.com/news/update-mu-running-back-suspended-for-marijuana-possession/ http://www.komu.com/news/update-mu-running-back-suspended-for-marijuana-possession/ Sports Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:25:20 AM Mark Kim and Danielle Katz, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter and KOMU 8 Digital Producer UPDATE: MU running back suspended for marijuana possession

COLUMBIA — Missouri football coach Barry Odom suspended freshman running back Damarea Crockett on Monday after being arrested for marijuana possession.  

Odom says with Crockett's arrest, he's staying true to his team policy of a minimum one game suspension for in-season arrests. Ish Witter and Naterance Strong will get a majority of his carries in Crockett's place. 

MUPD officers arrested Damarea Crockett at 4:43 a.m. this past Sunday morning after they found him in a car with a few other people in a parking lot. MUPD arrested Crockett and accused of having 35 grams or less of marijuana. Major Brian Weimer said Crockett was the only one accused of having marijuana, so he was the only person arrested.

Crockett's arrest comes hours after a record-breaking performance against Tennessee on Saturday. He rushed for a freshman single-game record 225 yards and a single-season freshman record 1,062 yards. Crockett also scored a touchdown in Missouri's 63-37 loss to Tennessee.

The Missouri football team faces Arkansas this Friday at 1:30 p.m.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the most recent information.]

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Chelsea Thomas and Ashley Fleming return to watch one who watched them http://www.komu.com/news/chelsea-thomas-and-ashley-fleming-return-to-watch-one-who-watched-them/ http://www.komu.com/news/chelsea-thomas-and-ashley-fleming-return-to-watch-one-who-watched-them/ Sports Sun, 20 Nov 2016 9:55:51 PM Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Chelsea Thomas and Ashley Fleming return to watch one who watched them

MOKANE, MO - Missouri Tiger softball fans grew used to seeing stars Chelsea Thomas and Ashley Fleming on the diamond, but now they are back in mid-Missouri. However, they are the ones doing the watching now.

"I was watching Chelsea Thomas and Ashley Fleming when they were at Mizzou, and now they were watching me. I couldn't believe this was happening. It was surreal," South Callaway Pitcher Konnor Arrowood said.

Arrowood dominated this season for the Bulldogs both from the plate and from the mound as her play helped lead South Callaway. Her skills caught the attention of a former pitcher in Thomas. Both Thomas and Fleming are now coaches at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. after taking the job in 2015, and they have been captivated by Arrowood's talent.

"I was really impressed with just her size and raw athletic ability, and I saw a little of myself in her. She's raw and not that polished pitcher yet with so much potential. I like to go after those types of recruits, because they remind me of myself." Thomas said. 

The Arrowood and Thomas connection on the mound seemed to take hold early in Arrowood's life as she plays with the number 18, Thomas's number at Missouri, because she too hoped to be like Thomas one day.

"It happened when I was young. I think I was 12, and I had to pick a new number. I was like you know what, I want to be just like Chelsea Thomas and she pitches at Mizzou, and she wears number 18. Form there it kind of just stuck."

For the new Bearcats coaching duo, Arrowood caught on with them as well.

Fleming said, "I fell in love with her and what she is like on the field, and she was just kind of somebody I kept in my back pocket until I got a head coaching job."

After months of scouting and tough decisions. That dream became a reality on Nov. 11 as Arrowood officially signed her commitment to play for McKendree next year.

"It felt amazing. Growing up everyone wants to hit like coach Fleming, and everyone wants like Chelsea Thomas. All my dreams are coming true," Arrowood said as she smiled ear to ear.

"She's worked really hard. It's always been a dream of hers, and we are just fortunate it is working out," her father, Ryan Arrowood said, "I can remember when she was little and taking her to watch the games and taking her to every came that the then players were participating in. To now have them sitting across the table telling Konnor how much they wanted her was pretty special."

Arrowood wanted to play for Thomas and Fleming, but she also wanted to make sure something else was all hers as well.

Thomas said, "She's like 'is 18 open I really want number 18,' and I was like you know what we can definitely keep that open for you."

It's not every day you get a chance to play for your childhood idol, someone you looked up to all those years, but Arrowood says she is taking it in stride.

"It's like holy crap you know. It's kind of scary, but at the same time I want to show them it was worth it," Arrowood said.

"Has she opened up more than when she first stepped on campus here? Definitely, and I think she is really going to find her rhythm on this team," Fleming said.

For Fleming and Thomas, they said their connection to mid-Missouri will be a positive for finding and connecting to other softball recruits in Missouri in the future.

"That's something I think that stands out to people in Missouri that we both came from a high division-one program of Mizzou that's obviously been in the past few years a top team in the country. So, I think a lot of people are seeing we are doing a lot of those same things, and they want to be a part of that," Fleming said.

For Arrowood, she will be a starting pitcher for McKendree as well as play a big role hitting.

"We're going to want someone that says 'I want the ball,' and I think that is Konnor," Thomas said.

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No. 19 Tennessee pulls away late to put away Missouri http://www.komu.com/news/no-19-tennessee-pulls-away-late-to-put-away-missouri/ http://www.komu.com/news/no-19-tennessee-pulls-away-late-to-put-away-missouri/ Sports Sat, 19 Nov 2016 3:05:42 PM Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter No. 19 Tennessee pulls away late to put away Missouri

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Even though the Missouri Tigers football team totaled 740 yards of total offense, which was one yard shy of a school record, it fell short to No. 19 Tennessee by a score of 63-37.

After the loss, Missouri falls to 3-8 on the season and 1-6 in the SEC.

The Tigers were committed to the run early as Missouri finished with 420 yards after starting with 112 yards in the first quarter. The Tigers' highest rushing total against a SEC opponent going into the game this season was 265 against Florida.

Damarea Crockett and Ish Witter carried the load on the ground. Crockett finished with a freshman Missouri school record of 225 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown while Witter finished with 163 yards on 31 carries and his first multi-touchdown game of the season with two scores. Crockett topped the freshman season rushing record at Missouri, the single-game freshman record and the first 200-yard rusher since Henry Josey gained 265 against Western Illinois in 2011.

Drew Lock finished with 343 yards on 21 for 43 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions while his Tennessee counterpart, Josh Dobbs, was unstoppable with 413 all-purpose yards.

Both offenses got rolling early as the two teams combined for 700 yards of total offense in the first half and finished with 1,352 total yards.

On the Monday leading up to the game, Missouri Football Coach Barry Odom did not list a starting kicker. This came after Tucker McCann struggled making just two of five kicks against Vanderbilt. Senior transfer Ben Tesson started the game as place kicker, but failed to make his first extra point.

On the first drive of the game, J'Mon Moore dropped a touchdown pass bringing up 3rd and 6 deep in Volunteer territory. Moore redeemed himself with a seven-yard catch on the ensuing play to keep the drive going.

The next play, Damarea Crockett ran and end around for 22 yards into the end zone giving the Tigers a 6-0 lead capping off a 12 play, 88-yard drive after Tesson missed the point after attempt.

Tennessee stormed back on its second drive of the game with a 98-yard drive for a touchdown after Aarion Penton tripped as he attempted to turn and swat the ball out of Jauan Jennings's hands. Jennings took it 49 yards to make it 7-6 Vols with 6:01 left in the first quarter.

With the kicking game in limbo, Odom's game plan on offense changed. Early in the second quarter, the Tigers elected to go for it on 4th and 12 from the Tennessee 21-yard line. Lock's pass went high into the crowd intended for Emmanuel Hall as Missouri came away empty handed.

The Vols doubled down on the pass game after Missouri turned the ball over on downs. Dobbs launched a 57-yard pass to Josh Malone who beat Anthony Sherrils for the touchdown making it 14-6 with 13:50 left in the first half. 

Issues in Tennessee territory continued as Missouri decided to go for it on 4th and 1 on the Tennessee 29-yard line. Once again, the Tigers failed to convert as Josh Augusta fumbled leaving Missouri, once again, empty.

Drew Lock and the Tigers stormed down the field on the ensuing drive after a 47-yard field goal miss by the Vols. Crockett rushed for 69 yards on the drive as Lock capped it off with a two-yard rushing touchdown. This time it was McCann in for the point after attempt, and he put it through the upright making it 14-13 Tennessee with 8:00 left in the first half.

Alvin Kamara punched the ball in the end zone from one yard out with five minutes left in the quarter halting the momentum of the Tigers. The score made it 21-13 Tennessee.

However, the Tigers came back the game once again went back and forth. The Tigers marched down the field as Ish Witter capped off the drive with a two-yard rushing score. McCann made the point after attempt as the Tigers once again trailed by one heading into half time.

Coming out of the second half, the mistake-free football Missouri played all fell apart as Micah Abernathy picked off Lock and returned the ball all the way to the Missouri nine-yard line.

The interception set up a five-yard touchdown pass by Dobbs to Jennings uncovered running a slant into the end zone. The score made it 28-20 Tennessee with 13:58 left in the third quarter.

Despite a field goal in the fourth quarter by Missouri, a pair of quarterback keepers by Dobbs for touchdowns as the Volunteers pushed ahead 42-30 early in the fourth quarter.

Tennessee stuck to the ground once the Vols got back on offense as Kamara capped off a drive with a goal line score seemingly putting the game out of reach 49-20 with just over 10 minutes left in regulation.

However, Lock and the Tigers led a seven-play drive resulting in a 50-yard touchdown reception by Dimitrios Mason to cut the deficit to 12. 

But, on the next drive the Volunteers sealed the game with a touchdown run by John Kelly putting the game out of reach for the Tigers.

Missouri will wrap up its season against the Arkansas Razorbacks at home Nov. 25.

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LIVE BLOG: Missouri at No. 19 Tennessee http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-missouri-at-no-19-tennessee/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-missouri-at-no-19-tennessee/ Sports Sat, 19 Nov 2016 2:21:34 PM Andrew Carlson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter LIVE BLOG: Missouri at No. 19 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Missouri football team looks to play spoiler against the No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers as the Vols looks to keep their SEC East hopes alive.

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Davidson shellacks Missouri in round two of the Tire Pros Invitational http://www.komu.com/news/davidson-shellacks-missouri-in-round-two-of-the-tire-pros-invitational/ http://www.komu.com/news/davidson-shellacks-missouri-in-round-two-of-the-tire-pros-invitational/ Sports Fri, 18 Nov 2016 9:56:51 PM Travis Breese, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Davidson shellacks Missouri in round two of the Tire Pros Invitational

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Davidson Wildcats clobbered the Missouri Tigers 70-55 in the loser's bracket of the Tire Pros Invitational on Saturday morning. Davidson will advance to play Arizona State University on Sunday.

On Thursday, a Mizzou team that finished last year 10-21 almost took down No. 11 Xavier's coveted squad, losing by only one. On Friday, that team must have missed the bus. Missouri was out-of-sorts on all fronts and they were not helped by a Davidson team that shot with high efficiency. 

To start the contest, Davidson made five of their first eight 3-point attempts. This allowed the Wildcats to amass a 26-9 lead early. Mizzou would cut into the deficit late in the half to pull within seven. Coming out of the locker room though, Davidson had made enough tweaks in their game to put the final nail in Mizzou's coffin. 

For Missouri (1-2), everything that went well for them against Xavier was not part of their game on Friday. Freshman Frankie Hughes, whose impressive first two games had him looking like their savior, shot just 1-11. In similar fashion, point guard Terrence Phillips, who looked to be coming into his own, did not make a shot. The only thing they remembered how to do from Thursday was turn the ball over, as they commited 15 in this game.

Davidson (2-1) rebounded from a loss to Clemson by shooting 10-30 from downtown. Senior gaurd Jack Gibbs totaled 25 points on 7-16 shooting while also dishing four assists. 

Mizzou will attempt to get their first win of the tournament Sunday against Tulane. Tip-off is at 11 a.m. on ESPN 3. 

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Local Scores: Friday, Nov. 18 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-friday-nov-18/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-friday-nov-18/ Sports Fri, 18 Nov 2016 8:30:59 PM Travis Breese, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Local Scores: Friday, Nov. 18

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Here are some scores from around the area,

Mizzou Volleyball

Mizzou 3 Auburn 1

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Local Scores: Thursday, Nov. 17 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-thursday-nov-17/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-thursday-nov-17/ Sports Thu, 17 Nov 2016 8:56:26 PM Charles Nichelson Local Scores: Thursday, Nov. 17

COLUMBIA, Missouri - sports scores from around the area

Women's College Basketball:

No. 9 Lyon 78, William Woods 64

Men's College Basketball:

No 6. Columbia College 87, Central Baptist 75

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CIS senior signs National Letter of Intent with KU http://www.komu.com/news/cis-senior-signs-national-letter-of-intent-with-ku/ http://www.komu.com/news/cis-senior-signs-national-letter-of-intent-with-ku/ Sports Thu, 17 Nov 2016 4:40:51 PM Mercedes Mackay, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer CIS senior signs National Letter of Intent with KU

COLUMBIA - Columbia Independent School (CIS) senior Khristen Bryant signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Kansas track and field team. Bryant holds the Missouri state pole vault record at 12 feet, 6 inches. She is also preparing to bring her star ability to the KU hurdler team. 

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Former gymnast talks flipping roles to coach and business owner http://www.komu.com/news/former-gymnast-talks-flipping-roles-to-coach-and-business-owner/ http://www.komu.com/news/former-gymnast-talks-flipping-roles-to-coach-and-business-owner/ Sports Thu, 17 Nov 2016 2:28:53 PM Desiree' Evans, KOMU 8 Reporter Former gymnast talks flipping roles to coach and business owner

COLUMBIA — Goal-setting may seem like a tedious job but for many it’s what helps keep them focused on accomplishing tasks, both short and long term.

Authority Gymnastics and Cheer owner Shari Mann said she can attest to this.

Mann said goal-setting is what took her from being “too old” to start gymnastics at the age of nine to being on the 1981 Gymnastics World Championship team.

“Gymnastics is such a great sport. It teaches you agility, strength, basics...but it also teaches you to prioritize,” Mann said.

Mann teaches her gymnasts the sport goes well beyond tumbling and performing a perfect floor routine.

 “We have a lot of gymnasts who are in the gym for more than 12 hours a week,” she said. “So they need to know that schoolwork comes first. They have to know to do their school work.”

It’s education that got Mann to where she in now. She attended Arizona State University on a full-ride scholarship for gymnastics and graduated with a degree in elementary education. Mann said she knows a lot of her gymnasts come in to her gym with the goal of wanting to go to the Olympics but education is her first priority.

“You know they only pick five gymnasts out of the United States to go to the Olympics and so I think a more reasonable goal is to get a college scholarship,” she explained. “There's a greater likelihood that these gymnasts will get a college scholarship.”

Even though Mann’s goal is to get her gymnasts off to college, she said she still has plenty of time to prep her team before they reach that level.

“We tried to just grow our own and that takes a little while,” she said.

Authority Gymnastics and Cheer has been open for six years.

“We started from scratch, we decided to build our own gym as well as gymnasts. So we didn't take other gymnasts from other clubs,” Mann added.

Mann’s gymnastic team has a slight advantage when it comes to preparation because she is one of the top judges for gymnastics in the country.

“I have an international Brevet rating. I'm one of 40 judges in the states that has that rating. We are the only judges that can judge nationally,” she said.

One of the people included on the roster of people she has judged is 2008 Olympic All-Around Champion Gabby Douglas.

Even though her goal is to train up her gymnasts to be as great and as well-rounded as they can be Mann said it’s what’s not in her job description that matters most.

“My job is to build these kids up. I am all about positive self-esteem and positive coaching and I think I'm their biggest cheerleader. I tell everybody that they're a star.”

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Mizzou alum Max Scherzer named 2016 NL Cy Young award winner http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-alum-max-scherzer-named-2016-nl-cy-young-award-winner/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-alum-max-scherzer-named-2016-nl-cy-young-award-winner/ Sports Wed, 16 Nov 2016 5:40:40 PM Jared Koller, KOMU 8 Reporter Mizzou alum Max Scherzer named 2016 NL Cy Young award winner

On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America named former Mizzou pitcher and current Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer the winner of the 2016 National League Cy Young award.

This is the second Cy Young for Scherzer, who also won it in 2013 as a member of the Detroit Tigers. He is only the sixth pitcher in MLB history to win the award in both leagues, joining Gaylord Perry, Rogers Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and Roy Halladay.

Scherzer finished his 2016 campaign with a 20-7 record, a 2.96 ERA and 228 1/3 innings pitched. He led the National League in wins and innings, as well as all of Major League Baseball in strikeouts, WHIP and WAR.

His overall numbers in 2016 are comparable to his Cy Young season of 2013, when Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA but with fewer strikeouts and innings pitched.

Chicago Cubs starters Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks were the other two finalists, but Scherzer garnerd 25 of the 30 first-place votes.

Scherzer completed just the fourth 20-strikeout performance in baseball history this past May against his former Tiger team.

The Mizzou alum has started 30 or more big league games each of the past eight years, along with five straight 200 plus strikeout years and four straight years of 200 innings pitched.


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