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2018 high school rugby: CBC looks to build on last season’s success

CBC returns five players from last year’s team that finished third in the state high school rugby tournament. There are 10 teams that play high school rugby on the eastern part of the state. There are seven teams from elsewhere in the state from Jefferson City to the Kansas City area. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Many people are familiar with rugby as a fringe sport, but in reality it is actually the second most popular sport in the world behind soccer. In fact, in Europe, Australia and South Africa, the teams and ...

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Marquette graduate Johnson will take part in UFC Fight Night

Michael Johnson is coming home to fight. Johnson, a Marquette graduate, will be fighthing Darren Elkins this Sunday (Jan. 14) in UFC Fight Night at the Scottrade Center. The preliminary bouts begin at 7 p.m. The main events begin at 9 p.m. and will be televised on FS1. Johnson (18-12) is making his first cut to 145 pounds this week. The former lightweight contender will be in with one of the toughest outs at featherweight in Elkins (24-5). Elkins, 33, of Portage, Ind., is one the toughest fighters. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Johnson, 31, is billed as “The Menace.” “It just ...

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Missouri Volleyball Coaches Association 2017 all-state girls volleyball teams

The  Missouri Volleyball Coaches Association have released their 2017 all-state girls volleyball team. Here are the local girls who earned all-state recognition. Class 4  Tara Beilsmith, junior, St. Joseph’s Academy Elizabeth Bichelmeyer,  junior, St. Joseph’s Academy Lily Cooper, senior, Lafayette Merry Gebel, senior, Lafayette Madison Gresham, senior, St. Joseph’s Academy Kailey Kantouth, senior, Lafayette Emma Lattimore, senior, Eureka Claire Ochs, senior, St. Joseph’s Academy Morgan Smith,  senior, St. Joseph’s Academy Staciana Stock, senior, Lafayette Class 3 Ally Reichart, Ally, senior, Incarnate Word Academy Tori Stuart, junior,  Incarnate Word Academy

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High school girls volleyball all-conference teams

Here is a look at the area’s all-conference high school girls volleyball teams: Suburban West Conference FIRST TEAM OH Merry Gebel, sr., Lafayette MB Lily Cooper, sr., Lafayette OH Megan Fortner, jr., Northwest OH Emma Lattimore, sr., Eureka L Kailey Kantouth, sr., Lafayette MB Samantha Reitz, sr., Mehlville OH Staciana Stock, jr., Lafayette RS Kathryn Wesolich, sr., Lafayette L Morgan Hanley, sr., Marquette S Kenzie Meador, jr., Marquette SECOND TEAM L Andrea Zeiser, jr., Eureka MB Karagan Coggin, sr., Lafayette RS Jordan Iliff, fr., Mehlville S Makayla Caruthers, sr., Northwest MB Regan Inglis, jr., Eureka OH Kylee Kinnett, sr., Eureka ...

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