COLUMBIA — Images of competitors at the Missouri High School Rodeo Finals and a Harry Potter trivia night were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.
In this photo taken by Yi Gan, Ashton Glascock, a 16-year-old from Ashland, practices goat tying at her family's outdoor arena. In the goat tying competition, the competitor races down the goat with his or her horse, jumps off and ties three of the goat's legs together. She competed in the Missouri High School Rodeo Finals at the Boone County Fairgrounds last week.
In this photo by Tatiana Fernandez, recent Hickman High School graduate Haley Chapman volunteered to paint signs for the Harry Potter trivia fundraiser that took place Friday night.
In Amy Bruer's photo, Michaela Schmoeger, left, helps her friend adjust her belt before competing in the calf roping event Saturday at the Missouri High School Rodeo Finals.
Bull riders pray during the opening of the 2012 Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals on Thursday in this photo by Caitlin Jones. Competing in the bull riding event comes with big risk as injuries are common.
In this photo by Robert Swain, James Gaeta, 7, drinks lemonade while watching "The Secret World of Arrietty" at the Armory Sports & Recreation Center. The center has been showing movies for children since 2004 and draws about 30 people with each screening.