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PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games handball competition

Saturday, July 17, 2010 | 7:26 p.m. CDT; updated 11:25 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 17, 2010
Dave Schafer takes a swing at the ball during the handball competition of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Wilson's Fitness Center. He and his handball partner Mark Kohnle, far right, have been playing handball together for more than 30 years and came in second place during the tournament.

Games were played at Wilson's Fitness Center on Forum Boulevard. A group of men from Columbia was among the participants.

Sixteen men from across Missouri played handball in the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Wilson's Fitness Center on Forum Boulevard. The handball players have a strong sense of camaraderie and humor, as shown in a sign someone brought to the tournament.
Wearing a bandage over his injury — the only one of the tournament, Mark Kohnle talks with his wife Sarah, left, and his handball partner's wife Susan Schafer, right, on Saturday during a timeout in the final round. Kohnle and Dave Schafer finished in second place for the Show-Me State Games handball competition.
Bob Gartner, left, of Lohman, stretches as Will Goldstein, right, of St. Louis takes a swing at the ball during the handball competition of the 2010 Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Wilson's Fitness Center on Forum Boulevard. "Any time I play with [the Columbia-based players] it's great fun," Goldstein said. "They're great guys."
Handball players Tom Burnett, left, and Bob Gartner, right, wait for the other two players to return to the court during the handball tournament on Saturday as part of the 2010 Show-Me State Games. The results of the first round of play split the brackets into winners and losers sides, ensuring that everyone would play at least three matches for the day.

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