After a season that started in the balance for the MBU women’s soccer team, with no wins and disagreements even among players, the team pulled together, bonded and ripped off a 10-game winning streak, concluding with a trip to the AMC Championship game.
Photo by Stacy Rohan
Hailey Hickerson, sophomore from O’Fallon, Missouri, attempts to head-ball an incoming high pass in a mini scrimmage during practice. The Spartans finished the 2019 season with an 11-9-1 record, and six Spartans were named to the All-Conference team.
The MBU Spartans took on the St. Xavier Cougars at the university’s annual Homecoming game Oct. 19. The Spartans’ offense was productive, led by quarterback John Lux, who threw 22 completions for 370 yards and four touchdowns.
Photos by Luke Slagle
Quarterback John Lux scrambles in the red zone. The Spartans lost their Homecoming game, 45-34.
Lone Elk Park, covering 546 acres of land and open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset, is a wildlife management area and county park located in Valley Park, Missouri. Home to bison, wild turkey, elk and deer, Lone Elk features up-close animal viewing and several walking trails.
Photos by Stacy Rohan
A doe roams through Lone Elk Park, which opened to the public on Oct. 17, 1971. The park property was once used for testing and storing ammunition during World War II.
In the spring of 2019, MBU Timeline staff members compiled an eight-part series in commemoration of the Columbine Shooting’s 20th anniversary, reflecting on the tragedy and covering various topics related to school shootings in the U.S. Three weeks later, I found myself 45 minutes from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Photos by Stacy Rohan
On April 20, 1999, Columbine seniors Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13, injured 24 and then committed suicide. The high school reopened its doors after four months of extensive remodeling and raised the American flag that had flown at half-staff since the shooting.
Missouri Baptist University’s 2019 Homecoming proved to be bigger and better than ever as alumni, students, faculty and staff members turned out for a beautiful cool and sunny day in the Quad, with free food, games and the annual football game that followed.
Photos by Torrance Littles