THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Promgoers reluctant to dance, past Missouri baseball champions

Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 9:24 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured images of local sports, Hickman High School's prom, and the closing of the Providence Suites motel.

The dance floor at Hickman High School's prom is mostly empty as promgoers are reluctant to kick off the dancing in this photo by Andrew Schriver. The school's prom was held at the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Saturday. The dance's theme was Midnight in Paris.

Photographer Julie Dimas captured Lloyd Elmore, who was a catcher for Missouri in 1954, as he grasped a replica of the 1954 baseball jersey that was presented to members of the 1954 championship team on Saturday. The players were part of the only Missouri baseball team to win a national championship. 

Missouri's Carlie Rose is tagged out at home by Alabama's Jordan Patterson during a game against Alabama on Saturday at University Field in this photo by Marissa Weiher. The Tigers lost 2-0 to the Crimson Tide. The game was the last regular season game for Missouri. 

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School freshman Michael Turnbaugh, 15, sprints during a team track practice on Friday in this photo by Sarah Rothberg. The team practices five days a week at the school's soccer field and gravel track.

Photographer Andrew Schriver captured Patti Watts, a seventh-grade social studies and information literacy teacher at Jefferson Middle School, smiling at the crowd as she danced Friday evening during the Fabulous Follies. Students and faculty performed in the talent competition, which teachers and administrators hope will grow into a yearly tradition.

Alabama's softball team celebrates a 3-1 victory over Missouri on Friday at University Field in this photo by Alex Scott. With the loss, Missouri is no longer a contender for the SEC regular season title.

A man sits outside Providence Suites after staying one night at the Columbia motel on Thursday in this photo by Melissa Fogarty. Residents were forced to move out by 11 a.m. Thursday after the building announced it was closing after a recent death in one of the rooms. 

A stylized, airbrushed self-portrait hangs on the wall of Glynn Thacker's room as he paints airbrush portraits at the Deluxe Inn in this photo by Alex Scott. "I really like to do art for art's sake," Thacker said.

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