COLUMBIA – This week Missourian photographers captured images of celebratory champions, a local artist, a middle school graduation and storm cleanup.
Photographer Matt McCormack captures the Rock Bridge baseball team in a celebratory dog pile just after the team won the Class 5A state baseball championship at T.R. Hughes Ballpark on Friday in O'Fallon. The Bruins beat the Francis Howell Vikings 9-6 to claim their first state championship.
Rock Bridge outfielder Connor Brumfield dives for a fly ball that he was not able to hold on to during the state semifinals game against Blue Springs South on Thursday in O'Fallon, as captured by Shannon Elliott. The Bruins won the semifinal game and went on to win their first state championship.
Photographer J. Evan Arnold captures teacher April Sarff embracing Nadine Saunoras after she graduated from fifth grade during Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School's graduation ceremony on the last day of classes for Columbia Public Schools on Thursday.
Ross Murdock, left, and Kenny Edwards stand on what is left of the roof of the Prairie Home R-V School after it was torn off by a storm around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, in this photo by Shannon Elliott. Edwards found $2 among the insulation, which was spread around the school and into neighbors' trees. Edwards and Murdoch were part of a group of residents who gathered to clean up the school.
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