THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: House fire, falconing and a new season for Missouri softball

Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 6:21 p.m. CST; updated 12:20 p.m. CST, Monday, January 28, 2013

COLUMBIA— Last week's best images by Missourian photographers included a house fire in Harrisburg; the Missouri softball team getting back into the swing of a new season; and a local man trains his falcons to hunt.

In this photo by Missourian photographer Showkat Nanda, firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District try to extinguish flames emerging from a house in Harrisburg on Wednesday. No one was home at the time of the blaze. The house was considered a total loss. 

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, Members of the Columbia Public Schools' Long-range Facilities Planning Committee view a 30-acre site on High Point Lane, just off Route K, on Saturday. The site is one of three in southwest Columbia being considered as the location of a new 600-student elementary school to be opened in 2016. 

In this photo by Whitney Hayward, Missouri forward Alex Oriakhi celebrates after a successful rebound Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Oriakhi had 12 rebounds and 18 points, helping lead the Tigers to an 81-59 victory over the the Vanderbilt Commodores.

In this photo by Roxana Pop, Missouri shortstop Corrin Genovese stretches during a warmup before practice Friday at Devine Pavillion. The Missouri softball team's roster has remained largely the same from last year, but players say that the team has matured as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Amy Stroth captured this image of Maine Koon, a 6-month-old Aplomado falcon, sitting atop a quail she just caught and killed on Wednesday in an open field near Cooper's Landing. Justin Robertson takes Maine Koon and another Aplomado falcon, Jefe, out to practice hunting

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