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Young named MIAA Hitter of the Week

Redshirt junior Carter Young received Mules baseball’s first conference recognition of the season, tabbed as the MIAA Hitter of the Week for March 14-20.  The Mules tallied four wins …

Warrensburg baseball shut out by Jefferson City

Warrensburg baseball lost to Jefferson City 9-0 on Tuesday, March 21, at Vivion Field in Jefferson City.  The Tigers (1-1) tallied just two hits, arriving from sophomore Sam Slobaszewski and …

Warrensburg girls soccer loses to Summit Christian

Warrensburg girls soccer lost to Summit Christian Academy 5-1 in its first game of the Panther Cup on Tuesday, March 21, at Oak Grove High School.  Sophomore Melanie Seelinger scored the …

Crest Ridge track and field concludes Mule Relays

A fifth-place showing in boys outdoor shot put from freshman Wesley Taylor highlighted Crest Ridge track and field’s performance in the Class 1-2 Mule Relays Tuesday, March 21, at the Multipurpose Building.

Two Warrensburg athletes win events at Mule Relays

Two Warrensburg track and field athletes received championship t-shirts at the Class 3-5 Indoor Mule Relays on Monday, March 20, at the Multipurpose Building.

Holden’s Campbell earns title at Mule Relays

It only took Holden freshman Adalyn Campbell a single meet to earn the first championship of her high school career.

Littrell named WBCA All-American

Jennies basketball redshirt sophomore Brooke Littrell received a selection to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team.  Littrell …

Crest Ridge baseball run-rules Stover

Crest Ridge baseball beat Stover 16-6 in five innings on Monday, March 20, at Crest Ridge High School.  The Cougars (1-0) briefly trailed after the Bulldogs scored on an unearned run in the …

Holden shuts out, run-rules Sherwood

Holden baseball shut out Sherwood 13-0 in five innings Monday, March 20, at Holden High School.  Senior Garrett Smith earned the win, walking one while striking out 12 through four innings …

Jennies softball swept by Augustana

Jennies softball dropped the second game of its doubleheader with Augustana, losing 11-3 on Monday, March 20, at the UCM South Recreation Complex.

Mules complete sweep of Newman

Mules baseball concluded its series against Newman with an 8-4 win, earning a sweep Monday, March 20, at Crane Stadium.

Middle inning runs help Knob Noster over Wellington-Napoleon

Knob Noster baseball opened its season with a 12-7 win against Wellington-Napoleon on Monday, March 20, at the Knob Noster Sports Complex.  The Panthers (1-0) went into the bottom of the …

Crest Ridge softball shuts out La Monte

Crest Ridge senior Aubrie Dale pitched a complete game shutout as Crest Ridge softball beat La Monte 11-0 on Monday, March 20, in La Monte.  Dale struck out 14 while allowing three hits and …

MBCA releases Class 4, Class 5 All-District teams

Four large class Johnson County athletes received All-District recognition from the Missouri High School Basketball Coaches Association.

Warrensburg boys tennis writing next story

WARRENSBURG — Rather than approaching its state title defense thinking it is the team to beat, Tigers boys tennis is writing its next story.

Mules control first two against Newman

A 16-6 win through seven innings capped Mules baseball’s doubleheader with Newman on Sunday, March 19, at Crane Stadium.

Goodwin named Central Region Indoor Field AOTY

Jennies track and field redshirt sophomore Kayla Goodwin has been named as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Central Region Indoor Field Athlete of the …

Leeton baseball drops season opener to Adrian

Leeton baseball gave up seven unanswered runs while allowing just one hit in a 7-2 loss to Adrian on Friday, March 17, in Deepwater.  The Bulldogs (0-1) initially led 2-0, taking the lead …

Warrensburg routs Smith-Cotton in season opener

WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg baseball went into its season opener against Smith-Cotton anxious to get going.

Warrensburg girls soccer loses to Bolivar in PKs

Warrensburg girls soccer fell to Bolivar 2-1 in penalty kicks on Friday, March 17, at Bolivar High School.  Senior Ellie Wiederhoeft scored the Tigers’ lone goal, coming through an …

MSHSAA releases spring classifications

The spring sports season officially launched with the release of MSHSAA classification and district assignments Friday, March 17.

Grant Gavin signs contract with KC Monarchs

Former Mules baseball pitcher Grant Gavin is set to play professional baseball in the area. Gavin, who pitched at UCM between 2014-16, signed a contract with the Kansas City Monarchs on Wednesday, …

Former UCM assistant in NCAA Tournament

Former Mules basketball assistant Adam Short is in the Big Dance.  Short, who was an assistant coach under Doug Karleskint during the 2020-21 season, is a support staff graduate assistant for …

Jennies sweep doubleheader with Northern State

Jennies softball closed out its doubleheader sweep of Northern State with a 10-2 win Tuesday, March 14, at the UCM South Recreation Complex.

Mules baseball breaks loose from Griffons

WARRENSBURG — A double play from second baseman Cole Moore to first baseman Chase Wilcox in the top of the sixth lit the spark Mules baseball needed against Missouri Western.

MBCA releases small class All-District teams

The Missouri High School Basketball Coaches Association released All-District selections for Class 1 through Class 3 schools on Monday, March 13.

Mules win series with Emporia State

Mules baseball took another MIAA series with a 10-2 win against Emporia State on Sunday, March 12, at Glennen Field in Emporia, Kansas.

UCM softball goes 2-2 in first MIAA action

Central Missouri earned its first sweep of MIAA play with a 4-2 win against Pittsburg State in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday, March 12, at the UCM South Recreation Complex.

UCM track finishes with nine indoor All-Americans

Redshirt sophomore Kayla Goodwin accounted for a third of UCM track and field’s nine All-American finishes during the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships Friday, March 10, through Saturday, March 11, at the Virginia Beach Sports Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Leeton girls lose to Platte Valley, finish fourth in Class 1

SPRINGFIELD — Both Leeton and Platte Valley battled foul trouble over the course of the MSHSAA Class 1 Show-Me Showdown third-place game.

Leeton's Jordan Crooks embraces mentor role after injury

SPRINGFIELD — As Leeton girls basketball lined up following the conclusion of its loss to Platte Valley in the MSHSAA Class 1 Show-Me Showdown third-place game, senior Jordan Crooks extended both of her arms around her teammates.

Jennies fall to Minnesota State in regional opener

Jennies basketball experienced a swing of highs and lows over the course of its NCAA Division II Central Region quarterfinal matchup with Minnesota State Mankato.

Leeton’s rally not enough in semifinal loss

SPRINGFIELD — Inside the last five minutes of a semifinal with Meadville, it appeared Leeton girls basketball had a shot of punching its ticket to the MSHSAA Class 1 Championship.

Central Region stacked with competition

The NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Central Region trophy is anybody’s to win.

Slifer reaches 400 wins with Jennies

KANSAS CITY — Jennies basketball head coach Dave Slifer heads into the NCAA Division II Central Regional with another milestone to his name.

UCM forms search committee in AD search

This story has been updated to reflect the proper spelling of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Phil Bridgmon's name. The Star-Journal apologizes for the error. 

Mules split first two games with Northeastern

Mules baseball lost the second game of its series with Northeastern State 11-10 on Sunday, March 5, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

UCM softball goes 4-0 in MIAA/GLVC Crossover

Jennies softball capped off the MIAA/GLVC Crossover with a 8-7 win against Southwest Baptist on Sunday, March 5, at the Gene Bicknell Sports Complex in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Jennies seeded No. 4 in Central Region

KANSAS CITY — Parity across the MIAA is sending the conference’s four NCAA Division II Central Region qualifiers to Duluth, Minnesota.

Jennies lose to Missouri Southern in MIAA Championship

KANSAS CITY — The first 10 minutes of the MIAA Championship game went to plan for Jennies basketball. Soon after, Missouri Southern established its shot. 

Jennies sneak past Hays in OT, advance to MIAA Championship game

KANSAS CITY — Seeding did not mean a single thing in the semifinal round of the MIAA Women’s Basketball Championships.

Leeton girls knock off Macks Creek, advance to Final Four

WARRENSBURG — Travis Fleming rarely, if ever, gets emotional following a Leeton girls basketball win. 

Hoke finishes fourth at Big 12 Championships

Warrensburg High School alumnus Gabby Hoke compiled a fourth-place finish in pole vault during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 24, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, …

Jennies down UCO in MIAA Tournament quarterfinal

KANSAS CITY — Jennies basketball’s core of third-year athletes checked winning a MIAA Basketball Championships game off its list Thursday. The group, which includes Brooke Littrell, …

Warrensburg girls season concludes against Grandview

Warrensburg girls basketball’s season reached an end with a 60-50 loss to Grandview in the Class 5 District 7 quarterfinal round Thursday, March 2, at Webb City High School.  The Tigers …

Jennies remain No. 3 in Central Region rankings

Jennies basketball remains seeded at No. 3 in the final preliminary NCAA Division II Central Region rankings.

Warrensburg boys season ends against Grandview

Warrensburg boys basketball’s season reached an end with a 69-62 loss to Grandview in the first round of the MSHSAA Class 5 District 7 Tournament on Wednesday, March 1, at Belton High …

UCM track and field qualifies nine athletes for indoor nationals

The University of Central Missouri will be represented by nine different student-athletes at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Photos: Julie Carver inducted to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Doug Karleskint out as Mules basketball head coach

WARRENSBURG — The University of Central Missouri and Mules basketball head coach Doug Karleskint have parted ways.

Leeton girls roll Hume in Class 1 sectional

BOLIVAR — For whatever reason, opponents continue to present variations of diamond and 1 junk defense to Leeton girls basketball.
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