Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weather strikes again

Columbia public schools are having early dismissal Monday. Hickman students will be released at 12:15 p.m., followed by Rock Bridge students at 12:30 p.m. All after school activities, including basketball practice, are canceled. With over a foot of snow expected … Continue reading

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Same old story

Before the Rock Bridge-Hickman boys basketball game Friday night Trib reporter Rus Baer, whom I’m guessing covered the previous 16 contests between the two teams, predicted Hickman would finally break that 16-game losing streak. At halftime it looked like Rus … Continue reading

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Finding new ways to cover a rivalry

I spent the week reporting a story about the relationship between Rock Bridge basketball player Manuale Watkins and Hickman basketball coach David Johnson. Watkins, who is the son of Missouri associate men’s basketball coach Melvin Watkins, played for Johnson’s Midwest … Continue reading

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In case you’re wondering…

My blog title, Stuck in Second Grade, is based off the famous quote by former Indiana University coach Bobby Knight, who said about sportswriters, more or less, “All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us … Continue reading

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Getting into a flow

When the semester started last week I thought, “Here we go.” Last Monday night (MLK Day) I talked to assistant sports editor Grant Hodder about a few story ideas I had. One was a Columbia College womens basketball game story … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m Andrew.

This “famous five-minute set-up” took a lot longer than that.

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