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MID-MISSOURI- Here's a look at some local scores around the area Thursdy, Feb. 11,2016

Girls High School Backetball

North Callaway 61    Silex 33

St. Elizabeth 55        Linn 39

Hillayas  46              Hickman 40 (overtime)

Jefferson City 40      Rockbridge 36

 

Boys High School Basketball

Prairie Home 106     Higbee 104   


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Missouri Basketball rallies for one of its own http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-basketball-rallies-for-one-of-its-own/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-basketball-rallies-for-one-of-its-own/ Sports Thu, 11 Feb 2016 7:16:55 PM Jenna Baker, KOMU 8 Reporter Missouri Basketball rallies for one of its own

COLUMBIA - For those who know her, Rhyan Loos is another little girl in kindergarten. She likes to do "girl stuff" with her little sister, Charli, and boss around her big brother, Brady. 

"Charli and Rhyan tend to kind of be together, because they're both girls so Rhyan kind of likes to be the mother hen to her, some call it bossy," Jen, Rhyan's mom, said. 

Brady certainly seems to agree, but luckily for him, the beginning of Lent may give him a break from being outnumbered by his sisters.

"I gave up being mean to Brady," Rhyan said. 

Some might say she gets the spunk from her dad. Brad Loos is a Missouri Men's Basketball assistant coach. While Rhyan may never be able to take him on the court, there is a game she will always beat dad at: Staring contests.  

"The staring game. Yeah, she always wins that, because she always blows in my eyes. She cheats!" Brad said. 

Brad might call it cheating, but Rhyan calls it winning. 

"I can just hold my eyes longer, but sometimes when I want to blink I just blow at him, and he blinks," Rhyan said. 

But then, six months ago, just after starting kindergarten, Rhyan's life took a shocking turn. 

"When we dropped her off for kindergarten we didn't think she would have any problem. We just thought we would leave and you know she would be fine. And the first couple of weeks were like that, and then she started getting really clingy. She would cry every time we dropped her off, you know when she'd get home from school she'd be real cranky," Jen said. 

Brad and Jen then noticed Rhyan had developed somewhat of a limp. After the limp worsened, they took her to the hospital. 

In October, Rhyan was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma, cancer of the nervous system. 

Since she was diagnosed, Jen's mom, Laura, has been living with the family semi-permanently from her home in Kansas City. 

"The hardest part has probably been accepting the fact of the that horrible word cancer," Laura said. 

"You know once we got through the initial shock, it took us a little while to get all of our tears out and get a grasp on things, and I think from then on we just kind of picked up and knew that we had to do what we had to do and do what's best for Rhyan." 

Rhyan has been through five rounds of chemotherapy since October, and the main tumor, above her kidney, has decreased in size by more than half. She is scheduled to have surgery at the beginning of March in New York where a team of oncologists plan to remove the tumor in its entirety.

If the surgery is successful it is not guaranteed Rhyan will be cancer free, but it is a huge step in the right direction Brad said. 

"We try to stay as strong as we can constantly in front of her and keep her upbeat, you know we have a lot of faith that she will be just fine," Laura said. 

She said their faith has gotten them to this point, but they also have not fought this battle alone. 

"The community, I mean it just took a stand for them, they've wrapped their arms around this family like no other that I've ever experienced or seen," Laura said. 

In particular, their basketball family has been with them every step of the way. 

"The team has been great. They've been unbelievable, you know, for a lot of them this is their first encounter with cancer as well, so this hit them hard too," Brad said. 

"I mean they come over and they make sure Brad's doing ok, and they text him. And whenever they see Rhyan they always go up to her and give her a fist bump and ask her how she's doing," Jen said. 

To take it a step further, the team, along with the Missouri athletic department, planned a 'Rally for Rhyan' event at their game Saturday.

"I can't say thank you enough," Brad said. 

"Obviously it's big for our family, it's going to show a tremendous amount of support for Rhyan, and we're really excited to see that. But even more so, it's going to help raise awareness and support for a cause that dearly needs it." 

If you want to support the Rally for Rhyan, the Loos family, and pediatric cancer, you can visit their Go Fund Me Page or find them on Facebook. 

 


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Former Westminster AD named to SLIAC Hall of Fame http://www.komu.com/news/former-westminster-ad-named-to-sliac-hall-of-fame/ http://www.komu.com/news/former-westminster-ad-named-to-sliac-hall-of-fame/ Sports Thu, 11 Feb 2016 4:52:41 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Former Westminster AD named to SLIAC Hall of Fame

FULTON - Former Westminster College Athletic Director Terry Logue has been inducted into the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

Logue, who entered the Westminster College Hall of Fame last fall, will be the college's sixth representative to enter the SLIAC Hall of Fame. His career at Westminster began as sports information director and radio play-by-play voice for Blue Jays football in 1995 prior to becoming AD in 1998.

During Logue's six-year tenure as the head of Westminster Athletics, the program transitioned from the NAIA to NCAA Division III and won 20 conference championships. He also served as SLIAC president and was a member of the Division III Budget Committee.

 

 


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Schwartz set to return from broken ankle for Blues http://www.komu.com/news/schwartz-set-to-return-from-broken-ankle-for-blues/ http://www.komu.com/news/schwartz-set-to-return-from-broken-ankle-for-blues/ Sports Wed, 10 Feb 2016 3:23:23 PM The Associated Press Schwartz set to return from broken ankle for Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Starving for offense, the St. Louis Blues are about to get one of their top skill players back.

Jaden Schwartz was activated from injured reserve on Wednesday and is expected to be in the lineup at Friday.

The 23-year-old Schwartz has missed 49 games since fracturing his left ankle during practice on Oct. 23. He has four assists and a plus-4 rating in seven games.

Coach Ken Hitchcock cautions not to expect instant results. He says for now Schwartz will only be used in even-strength situations.

Schwartz had 28 goals and 63 points last season.

The Blues were seventh overall in the standings but have been held to one or none goals in five of their last six games. They lost 2-1 in a shootout to Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

 


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Local Scores: February 9, 2016 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-february-9-2016/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-february-9-2016/ Sports Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:44:33 PM Chris Turner, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Local Scores: February 9, 2016
MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores from around the area for Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

 

Boys Basketball

Boonville 69 Hannibal 55

Wright City 59 North Callaway 49

Jamestown 39 St. Paul Lutheran 38

Tuscumbia 49 St. Elizabeth 46

Tolton 99 Battle 69

Jefferson City 54 Hickman 43

 

Girls Basketball

Chamois 34 Russellville 25

South Callaway 73 Wellsville 30

Tolton 48 Battle 42

 


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Mizzou Women's Golf Tied for Third After First Round in Florida http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-women-s-golf-tied-for-third-after-first-round-in-florida/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-women-s-golf-tied-for-third-after-first-round-in-florida/ Sports Sun, 7 Feb 2016 8:33:35 PM Hannah Husmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Mizzou Women's Golf Tied for Third After First Round in Florida

Orlando, Fla. - The No. 23 Missouri women's golf team is tied for third place after the first round of the UCF Challenge. The Tigers are six shots back from the lead out of 16 teams and are tied with Augusta and Iowa State.

Despite Florida's abnormal weather, senior Michelle Butler is tied for first individually (-1).

"Michelle was really good today," said head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer. "Her approach shots were outstanding. She has been so dialed in this year as our only senior. It is a lot of fun to watch her execute."

Butler is one of two players to shoot under par with four birdies during the round, three of which on the front nine.

Junior Jessica Meek is tied for eighth after shooting a 1-over 73 and collectively, Mizzou shot a 301 (+13).

"Relative to the weather today, I believe we competed pretty well," said Priesmeyer. "The wind really affected our putting. We stressed to the team last night about being patient in these conditions and keeping everything in perspective. We handled the adversity pretty well and learned a lot on the day. We are expecting more of the same wind and chilly conditions the next two days and I'm confident we will keep getting stronger."

The second round for Mizzou begins Monday at 9 a.m. CT. For more on Mizzou women's golf, check for updates on MUTigers.com and follow them on Twitter (@MUWomensGolf) or Facebook (Mizzou Women's Golf).


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Missouri Women's Basketball Loses in Starkville http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-women-s-basketball-loses-in-starkville/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-women-s-basketball-loses-in-starkville/ Sports Sun, 7 Feb 2016 6:52:29 PM Garrett Giles, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Missouri Women's Basketball Loses in Starkville

No. 21 ranked Missouri lost 52-42 at No. 11 ranked Mississippi State Sunday afternoon.

Missouri is now 4-2 all-time against Mississippi State and are 0-2 when playing at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville.

The Tigers kept Mississippi State scoreless for the opening 3:37 before the Bulldogs drained six straight shots that put them on an 11-0 run. Missouri struggled offensively and Mississippi State was up 17-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Senior guard Morgan Stock helped pull Missouri within 4 points when they held Mississippi State scoreless for 5:05 The Tigers went on a 7-0 run and Stock shot made a 3-pointer. That was Stock's 114th career 3-pointer which put her in eiegth place over Amanda Hanneman (2006-10) in program history and she made her 115th 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter.

Missouri outscored Mississippi State 12-6 in the second quarter but they trailed the Bulldogs 23-18 at halftime. The Tigers are now 3-6 when trailing at the half this season.

The Bulldogs owned the third quarter as they outscored the Tigers 12-9. At the end of the third quarter the Tigers trailed Mississippi State 35-27.

With 7:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, Missouri cut the Bulldogs lead to 35-34 off a reverse layup from freshman guard Sophie Cunningham. Cunningham lead the Tigers with 13 points and eight of those points came in the fourth quarter.

Mississippi State would close the game on a 7-0 run after converting five of their last seven shots.

Missouri's 42 points are the lowest total for the Tigers this season. The Tiger shot 32 percent (14-for-44) from the floor and 75 percent (12-for-16) from the free throw line.

The Missouri women's basketball team will play Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. against Alabama at Mizzou Arena. The Crimson Tide are 14-9 overall and 3-7 in SEC play.

 


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Mizzou Wrestling Wins MAC Title http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-wrestling-wins-mac-title/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-wrestling-wins-mac-title/ Sports Sun, 7 Feb 2016 5:44:38 PM Garrett Giles, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Mizzou Wrestling Wins MAC Title

No. 5-ranked Missouri wrestling defeated Northern Illinois 26-14 Sunday afternoon to become the Mid-American Conference Regular Season Champions for the second consecutive year.

The Tigers finished their MAC dual schedule with an 8-0 record.

Redshirt junior Lavion Mayes is off to the best start in his career (22-0) after he scored off an escape with 10 seconds left in the third period. Mayes was tied with Gabe Morse at 4-4, but he earned a 5-4 major decision.

After trailing 4-0, Tiger redshirt senior Blaise Butler got the first win for Missouri after pinning Trace Englekes in the first period. Redshirt senior Cody Johnston follwed with another pin against Quinton Rosser with 3:51 in the second period.

Junior 197-pounder J'den Cox improved to 22-1 (12-1 duals) after a 15-1 major decision (his fourth of the season), defeating No. 16-ranked Shawn Scott. That put Mizzou up 16-4.

The Tigers closed the match 26-14 when redshirt senior Le'Roy Barnes earned an 11-2 major decision over Andrew Morse.

The Tigers will finish the regular season with two duals on the road. Mizzou will wrestle Appalachian State on Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mizzou's final match-up against No. 3 ranked and undefeated North Carolina State on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m.

 

 

 


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Billikens Lose At The Buzzer http://www.komu.com/news/billikens-lose-at-the-buzzer/ http://www.komu.com/news/billikens-lose-at-the-buzzer/ Sports Sun, 7 Feb 2016 4:28:53 PM Garrett Giles, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Billikens Lose At The Buzzer

St. Bonaventure used a three-pointer at the buzzer to defeat the St. Louis Billikens 65-62 Sunday.

The Billikens tied the game 62-62 with 16 seconds left on the clock after guard Mike Crawford scored a layup. Guard Jaylen Adams would hit the game winner off an assist from guard Marcus Posley.

Adams had 19 points, Posley had 15 points and forward Dion Wright had his 11th double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for St. Bonaventure. Wright leads the Atlantic 10 in double-doubles.

The St. Louis Billikens fell to 8-14 after the loss. Guard Jermaine Bishop lead the Billikens in scoring with 17 points. Guard Davell Roby had 12 points and guard Ash Yacoubou had 11 points.

St. Louis lead most of the second half until the final two minutes of the contest. St. Louis is now ranked 11th in the Atlantic 10 and will face Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

 


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Competition runs in the family http://www.komu.com/news/competition-runs-in-the-family/ http://www.komu.com/news/competition-runs-in-the-family/ Sports Sun, 7 Feb 2016 12:40:33 AM Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Competition runs in the family

KINGDOM CITY - Sophie and Lindsay Cunningham are usually the ones performing in the spotlight. This time around, however, it was their mother and aunt's moment to shine.

Paula Cunningham and Stacey Hoffman were inducted into the first annual North Callaway High School Hall of Fame class Friday night as a result of their athletic achievements. Although the stage may not have been as big as the one Sophie and Lindsay play basketball on, Cunningham and Hoffman said walking on their high school's court to receive the honor was a great feeling.

"It was very fun to be here and walk in front of my friends and family and also get the award with my sister," P. Cunningham said. "Just to look around and see the gym and realize how much time we had spent playing games and practices on the very floor we were walking on. It was very nice."

"It was a really nice honor," Hoffman said. "It's been many years since I've been back. In fact, I graduated in 1987 and I think I've been back one time. After going to Mizzou and then moving to the Kansas City area, I just haven't been back but it was very much an honor to get the email saying I was inducted in that first year along with Paula. It's been a lot of fun to see a lot of old faces."

Sophie Cunningham, a freshman guard on the Missouri Tigers, said seeing her mother and aunt be recognized at their old stomping grounds was an incredible thing to witness.

"For them to have the glory they deserve tonight, I think that's awesome because they are good athletes," S. Cunningham said. "They've inspired me and Lindsay ever since we were really little."

Paula and Stacey did receive a lot of praise, but Sophie said that doesn't mean there isn't some bragging rights to be fought for within the family.

"They came in and they were like 'You guys are on hold it's our night tonight,'" S. Cunningham said. "'We get all the fame.'"

The family's competitive streak, however, doesn't appear to get in the way of respecting each other's work. 

"She [Paula] has a killer mentality when she used to play sports," S. Cunningham said. I mean you see at our games she still has that mentality, but she's a really supportive and loving mom, and Lindsay and I couldn't have asked for anyone better." 

Paula said that mentality came from her high school track coach.

"I threw the shot put, and to get height my coach, Coach Marshall, would make me throw the shot put up over the goal post, and so I remember throwing that shot put over the goalpost like a million times," P. Cunningham said. "It was a good memory."

 

When asked if being inducted into the school's Hall of Fame sent a message to their kids, Paula and Stacey were not afraid to throw a playful jab.

"I think it tells them that we were pretty good athletes too, not just them," P. Cunningham said. "I think it shows that if you work hard and do your best, it will mean something to you for the rest of your life. You have to make the most of the moment that you're in and later I think there will be times where you look back and appreciate those times."

"I think the key message for my sons who are both 10 and 12 is they really don't realize I played sports and that I was pretty good at sports," Hoffman said. "It's like 'See Mom was pretty decent in different sports playing basketball, track, and softball. But no it's an acknowledgment by the high school of the hard work a lot of us put into it and representing your high school back in the day. It means a lot to get this award."

Paula and Stacey both said the North Callaway community means everything to them. 

"This is our home so it means everything," P. Cunningham said. "My parents live not too far away where we grew up near Williamsburg on a farm, and we spend a lot of time here at the school and we know a lot of families and friends and still keep in touch with a lot of people."

"It's still everything," Hoffman said. "I think I had a little over 100 kids in my graduating class and we were all close. Everybody knew each other, and I think we still stay in touch with a lot of people from high school and have good friends. Even though you move on to other things in life, college and careers, there's still a lot back here to come back to."

The family can argue about who was better at a certain sport, but there was no time for argument on this night. Only time for recognizing a job well done.   

 

 


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Jefferson City Disc Golf Club holds Ice Bowl to combat hunger http://www.komu.com/news/jefferson-city-disc-golf-club-holds-ice-bowl-to-combat-hunger/ http://www.komu.com/news/jefferson-city-disc-golf-club-holds-ice-bowl-to-combat-hunger/ Sports Sat, 6 Feb 2016 4:36:43 PM Haley Hughes, KOMU 8 Sports Jefferson City Disc Golf Club holds Ice Bowl to combat hunger

JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Disc Golf Club held its 9th Annual Ice Bowl Saturday. The event benefits the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City. 

Tournament Director Stan Balke said Ice Bowls are held worldwide during the months of January and February in countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada. 

Ice Bowls are not an ordinary disc golf event. Balke said there is a rule that Ice Bowls cannot be canceled or postponed because of weather conditions; however, he says it's understandable if some people miss because they can't make it there safely. 

Balke said they will play no matter what the weather is.

"In 2011, we had a blizzard and we were out here throwing in 3 feet of snow," Balke said. 

He said this year they got really lucky with weather in the low 50s. 

Balke says through donations, they have raised more than $25 thousand for the Samaritan Center over the past 9 years. 

"The Samartian Center has given a lot to the community and I feel it's a small thing I can give back to," Balke said.

He said he played in Columbia's Ice Bowl and thought it was a fantastic idea and decided to try it in Jefferson City. 

Balke isn't the only one with a love for the game and a good cause. 

Player Dennis T. Clark Jr. said, "It was awesome, it's a great event and it's always great to come out and support something local." 

Balke said last year they raised more than $3,500 ranking Jefferson City 17th out of more than 220 Ice Bowls.

His wife said it's something he looks forward to every year.  

 

 

 


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Moody gets 23 in Mississippi's 76-73 win over Missouri http://www.komu.com/news/moody-gets-23-in-mississippi-s-76-73-win-over-missouri/ http://www.komu.com/news/moody-gets-23-in-mississippi-s-76-73-win-over-missouri/ Sports Thu, 4 Feb 2016 3:45:51 PM The Associated Press Moody gets 23 in Mississippi's 76-73 win over Missouri

COLUMBIA (AP) — Stefan Moody had 23 points and hit two free throws to put Mississippi ahead by a point with 13.4 seconds left in a late-game rally that led to a 76-73 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night.

Moody also matched his career best with eight rebounds and had five assists for the Rebels (14-8, 4-5 SEC), who won for just the second time in seven games. Tomasz Gieldo had 16 points including two 3-pointers in the final 1:33 to help Mississippi rally from a five-point deficit and Rasheed Brooks had 15 points.

Wesley Clark had 20 points including 10 for 10 at the free-throw line for Missouri (8-14, 1-8 SEC), which has lost seven in a row. The Tigers have a pair of three-point losses in the slump and squandered a five-point lead in the final 1:52.

 


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Missouri Football signs 2016 recruiting class http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-signs-2016-recruiting-class/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-signs-2016-recruiting-class/ Sports Wed, 3 Feb 2016 6:18:15 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Missouri Football signs 2016 recruiting class

COLUMBIA - Missouri Football signed 20 new student-athletes Wednesday, marking the first recruiting class for new head coach Barry Odom.

In a Mizzou Athletics press release Odom said, "I'm excited about what we have in place."

There are five Missouri natives in the 2016 recruiting class, including defensive lineman Tre Williams, a Rock Bridge High School graduate. Four of the signees are junior college transfers and wide receiver Chris Black comes to Mizzou as a graduate transfer from the University of Alabama. Black will have one year of eligibility remaining and had 25 career catches for 290 yards during his time at Alabama.

A complete list of the 2016 recruiting class is located at the bottom of this story.

Odom also introduced his coaching staff at the National Signing Day press conference, including the latest addition to the coaching staff, Jackie Shipp who signed on as defensive line coach earlier Wednesday.

"I'm really pleased with our coaching staff and what they were able to accomplish in a very short amount of time after coming together," Odom said. "To see their energy on the road and in the homes, in the schools and their relentlessness as they attacked recruiting, it was a great effort."

Missouri Tigers Football 2016 recruiting class:

(Name, Position, Hometown, High School/Previous College)

  • DeMarkus Acy, safety, Dallas, Texas, Wilmer-Hutchins HS
  • Jared Alton, cornerback, Kirkwood, Missouri, Kirkwood HS
  • Trey Baldwin, linebacker, Houston, Texas, Cypress Falls HS
  • Chris Black, wide receiver, Jacksonville, Florida, First Coast HS/University of Alabama
  • Trystan Castillo, offensive lineman, Webb City, Missouri, Webb City HS
  • Dominic Collins, wide receiver, Fullerton, California, El Toro HS/Saddleback Community College
  • Damarea Crockett, running back, Little Rock, Arkansas, Little Rock Christian Academy
  • Cale Garrett, linebacker, Kearney, Missouri, Kearney HS
  • Christian Holmes, cornerback, Atlanta, Georgia, McNair HS
  • Tyler Howell, offensive lineman, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Bonner Springs HS/Butler Community College
  • Dimetrios Mason, athlete, Loganville, Georgia, Grayson HS
  • Tucker McCann, kicker, O'Fallon, Illinois, O'Fallon HS
  • Albert Okwuegbunam, tight end, Springfield, Illinois, Sacred Heart Griffin HS
  • Brendan Scales, tight end, Wildwood, Missouri, Lafayette HS
  • Tre'vour Simms, offensive lineman, East St. Louis, Illinois, East St. Louis HS
  • Nate Strong, running back, East St. Louis, Illinois, East St. Louis HS/Hinds Community College
  • Greg Taylor, safety, East St. Louis, Illinois, East St. Louis HS/Hinds Community College
  • Markell Utsey, defensive lineman, Little Rock, Arkansas, Parkview HS
  • Tre Williams, defensive lineman, Columbia, Missouri, Rock Bridge HS
  • Micah Wilson, quarterback, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lincoln Christian HS

 

 


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Missouri Football completes coaching staff http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-completes-coaching-staff/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-completes-coaching-staff/ Sports Wed, 3 Feb 2016 4:03:55 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Missouri Football completes coaching staff

COLUMBIA - Missouri Football filled the last opening of head coach Barry Odom's first staff Wednesday, hiring former Arizona State defensive line coach Jackie Shipp to the same position.

Shipp, 53, comes to Mizzou with 25 years of previous coaching experience including stops one season at Alabama (1998), 14 seasons at his alma mater Oklahoma (1999-2012) and most recently three seasons at Arizona State (2013-15). The teams made bowl game apperances in all 18 of those seasons, including four National Championship games at Oklahoma.

During his playing career at Oklahoma, Shipp set the program record for tackles in a game (22) and tackles in a season (189) which both still stand. He was drafted 14th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 1984 NFL Draft, playing in 74 career NFL games over a six-year career.

The hiring of Shipp comes one week after former MU defensive line coach Chris Wilson left the program to take a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.


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Brouwer scores with 1:05 left, Blues beat Predators 1-0 http://www.komu.com/news/brouwer-scores-with-1-05-left-blues-beat-predators-1-0/ http://www.komu.com/news/brouwer-scores-with-1-05-left-blues-beat-predators-1-0/ Sports Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:02:40 PM The Associated Press Brouwer scores with 1:05 left, Blues beat Predators 1-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Troy Brouwer scored with 1:05 remaining in the third period and Brian Elliott made 16 saves to give the St. Louis Blues a 1-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

St. Louis has won all four matchups between the teams this season.

Coming off his first All-Star Game appearance, Pekka Rinne made 22 saves in defeat. The Predators had won a season-best four straight.

On the game's only goal, Robby Fabbri carried the puck around the net and found Alex Pietrangelo just inside the top of the right circle. Pietrangelo fired a one-timer toward the Nashville net, and Brouwer was in front to deflect the puck past Rinne.


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Local Scores: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-tuesday-february-2-2016/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-tuesday-february-2-2016/ Sports Tue, 2 Feb 2016 8:12:02 PM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Local Scores: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
 

MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores from around the area for Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

 

Boys Basketball

Rock Bridge 65 Jefferson City 29

Linn 73 Fatima 70

Southern Boone 58 Hallsville 43

Kirksville 72 Boonville 52

Moberly 77 Marshall 71

Mexico 84 Eldon 54

Tuscumbia 63 Jamestown 54

Sacred Heart 57 Tipton 26

 

Girls Basketball

Chamois 46 Missouri School for the Deaf 28

South Callaway 48 North Callaway 38

Marshall 54 Moberly 42


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Iberia High School boys basketball takes family to new levels http://www.komu.com/news/iberia-high-school-boys-basketball-takes-family-to-new-levels/ http://www.komu.com/news/iberia-high-school-boys-basketball-takes-family-to-new-levels/ Sports Tue, 2 Feb 2016 4:09:38 PM Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Reporter Iberia High School boys basketball takes family to new levels

IBERIA - There is an old saying in sports that one's teammates are like family members.

For the Iberia boys basketball team, that statement is actually true.

Twin seniors, Dexter and Devon Frisbie, as well as brothers Riley Halley and Carter Halley all play on the same team.

"I really can't describe it. It's a great feeling to play with him," Devon Frisbie said. "We always fight, but that can never replace having him on the team."

But, the family ties don't end there. The Halleys and Frisbies are cousins as well.

Dexter Frisbie said, "We're so close to each other. Riley and I have been playing together since day one, as well as Carter and Devon. We're always going at each other, trying to help each other with their shot and everything and trying to improve one another."

The Halleys and Frisbies say the intensity ramps up when they play against each other.

Riley Halley said, "We compete against each other extremely hard. Coach doesn't know this, but me and Dexter have a block party, and whoever has the most blocks at the end of the season wins."

When asked who is winning the "block party," Dexter Frisbie and Riley Halley both laughed and argued over who was actually in front.

But, even though they joke with each other off the court, the chemistry is obvious on the court. Iberia currently sits at 18-3 with the two towering forwards taller than 6'7" leading the way.

"Riley knows what Dexter is going to do and Dexter has figured out what Riley is going to do. They just work really well together," head coach Steve Scholfield said.

During their high school career, Iberia has gone 100-12, with Dexter Frisbie and Riley Halley combining for 32.6 points and 15.5 rebounds last year.

Scholfield has coached the three seniors for six years and Carter Halley for four years now and said they have come a long way.

"They push each other. We still have a way to go with maturity," Scholfield laughed. "They understand things better. We try to talk about family a lot as a team, and it helps having them all around."

The cousins will move their separate ways next season.

Riley Halley will play ball at Jefferson College while Dexter Frisbie goes to Missouri Southern State University.

"It kind of clashes you know. I love them both dearly," Riley Halley said.

The Frisbie brothes will stick together though. Devon Frisbie announced he will also be going to Missouri Southern to play football for the first time ever. Devon Frisbie said he actually has his brother to thank for the opportunity.

"He's a little skeptical about it, everybody is," Devon Frisbie laughed. "I went down there on his college day and met up with the coach, and he liked what he saw and wanted me to be on the team. I'm just grateful right now."

As for Carter Halley, it's going to be on his shoulders to carry on the success of his older brother and cousins that won the Frisco League Tournament last year.

"I'm probably going to have to play post next year because I'm going to be one of the tallest kids on the team," he said. "I'm going to have to work hard over the summer."

The four say they will always be close and their competitive nature will always be a big part of their relationships.

[Editor's Note: The word 'college' was changed to 'high school' in the sentence that begins with: "During their high school career..."]


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Mizzou boosts receiving core with addition of Alabama transfer http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-boosts-receiving-core-with-addition-of-alabama-transfer/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-boosts-receiving-core-with-addition-of-alabama-transfer/ Sports Mon, 1 Feb 2016 5:57:20 PM Joseph Gjata, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Mizzou boosts receiving core with addition of Alabama transfer

COLUMBIA – Mizzou football announced former University of Alabama wide receiver Chris Black will transfer to the program with immediate eligibility.

Black ended his career with the Crimson Tide with 25 catches for 290 yards and two touchdowns. Most of his Alabama career involved the four-star prospect playing behind the likes of Amari Cooper, Christion Jones and DeAndrew White, all of whom are playing in the NFL.

Coming out of high school in Jacksonville, Florida, Black was ranked among the top-50 players nationally.

Already a graduate of Alabama, Black will continue his studies as a post-graduate, fifth-year senior at MU. He has one year of football eligibility remaining.

Black and junior college transfer Dominic Collins, who announced his decision to join the Tigers last week, are among the most experienced receivers on the team.

Juniors Nate Brown and J’Mon Moore are the only other upperclassmen who are part of the Tigers’ receiving core.


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Mizzou Tennis signs two top-50 recruits http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-tennis-signs-two-top-50-recruits/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-tennis-signs-two-top-50-recruits/ Sports Mon, 1 Feb 2016 4:39:07 PM Joseph Gjata, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Mizzou Tennis signs two top-50 recruits

COLUMBIA – Mizzou Tennis signed two top-50 recruits for the fall season Monday. The 2016 Winter Rankings by TennisRecruiting.net named Mizzou as the No. 22-ranked recruiting class in the nation.

Tate Schroeder and Mackenzy Middlebrooks are the new Tiger commits and both received five-star rankings among the top high school tennis players.

Schroeder, ranked No. 32 by TennisRecruiting.net, won a state championship in Colorado before joining the IMG Academy in Florida. She is 6-2 against fellow five-star recruits.

Middlebrooks is ranked No. 41 in the recruiting list and holds a 9-0 record against other four-star recruits this year. The Florida native is 21-15 in all competitions this season.

The new signings will team up with former top-50 recruits in sophomore Clare Raley and freshman Turner Yates. Raley was Missouri’s first ever top-50 recruit. Raley and Yates are 2-0 in doubles matches so far this season and have helped Mizzou to a 4-0 start.

Also, the SEC further improved its tennis conference as LSU, Alabama, Florida and Auburn join Missouri as schools with top-25 recruiting classes for 2016.


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Sacred Heart tops Glasgow 61-53 in finals of the Slater Wildcat Classic Tournament http://www.komu.com/news/sacred-heart-tops-glasgow-61-53-in-finals-of-the-slater-wildcat-classic-tournament/ http://www.komu.com/news/sacred-heart-tops-glasgow-61-53-in-finals-of-the-slater-wildcat-classic-tournament/ Sports Sun, 31 Jan 2016 8:56:44 PM Hannah Husmann, KOMU8 Sports Digital Producer Sacred Heart tops Glasgow 61-53 in finals of the Slater Wildcat Classic Tournament

SLATER - Sacred Heart took 1st place in the Slater Wildcat Classic Tournament with a 61-53 win over Glasgow on Saturday.

Tyler Lyles led the Gremlins with 18 points in a team effort win over the Yellow Jackets. Micah Tanguay contributed with 12 points, Alden Harding had 10, and Will Prenger and Colby Young netted 9 and 8, respectively.

Sacred Heart improves to 16-3 on the season and heads to Tipton on Tuesday. Glasgow falls to 16-2.


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