THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Quizbowl, an engagement and Missouri basketball

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 5:20 p.m. CST; updated 6:50 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 12, 2012

Images of the Rock Bridge Quizbowl, a horse auction and Ricardo Ratliffe's attempted block during a Missouri men's basketball win Saturday were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.  

Grant Hindsley took this photo of two Kirksville residents watching draft horses and Haflingers enter the arena at the Boone County Draft Horse & Mule Sale at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Horses and mules were auctioned off from Thursday through Saturday. 

Nicola Macpherson, the founder of Ozark Forest Mushrooms farm, is working to promote Missouri's truffle industry. In this photo taken by Sam Gause, Macpherson pulls a shiitake mushroom out of a log in a greenhouse. 

During Missouri's 72-57 win over No. 6 Baylor, Parker Miles Blohm captured this photo of Ricardo Ratliffe's attempted block of Baylor forward Quincy Miller. Ratliffe finished the game with 8 rebounds and 6 points. 

The Hickman and Rock Bridge Quizbowl teams competed in the Mort Walker Invitational on Saturday at Middlebush Hall at MU. In this photo by Grant Hindsley, Riaz Helfer uses a buzzer to signal he has an answer for the Rock Bridge team. 

Matt Grevers received a gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the Missouri Grand Prix last Saturday. Colleen Archibald took this photo after his win. Grevers proposed to his girlfriend and USA national swimming teammate, Annie Chandler. She accepted. 

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