Missouri women's basketball rides fast start to victory over Saint Louis


It came in the ninth game of the season, but Missouri women’s basketball finally won a no-doubter.

The first month of the season had been difficult for the Tigers, especially early in games. In its first eight contests, Missouri led after the first quarter just twice, both times by a single point. Even the team’s lone comfortable victory, against SIU-Edwardsville, was tied through 10 minutes of play.

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Irons moving to Community Center after 27 years of coaching


After coaching for the Excelsior Springs School District for 27 years, one life-long Tiger recently decided to embark on the next chapter of her life, with a move to become the operations manager of the Excelsior Springs Community Center.

Terri Irons’ years as one of Excelsior’s most celebrated coaches came with being voted Favorite Coach by the community in The Standard’s Community of Excellence Awards, celebrating 200 career volleyball wins and being voted into the Excelsior Springs Athletic Hall of Fame with her 1998 State Championship softball team.