COLUMBIA – This week Missourian photographers captured images of twins sisters who love the rodeo, a new friendship, girls who rock, and rink hockey national champions.
Morgan Williams, right, helps her twin sister, Hannah Williams, by tightening her bootstraps during the 2014 Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals at the Central Missouri Events Center on Thursday, in this photo by Matt McCormack.
Hannah Williams, left, jokes with her twin sister, Morgan Williams, as she fills up a water bucket for their three horses at the Central Missouri Events Center on Thursday, in this photo by J. Evan Arnold. The twins, who just finished their sophomore year of high school, have been training for rodeos since they were 5. Both competed in the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals this weekend.
Hannah Williams pins down a goat Thursday while practicing to compete in the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals at the Central Missouri Events Center, in this photo by J. Evan Arnold. Each goat that is used in competition must be tied down seven times.
Missouri High School Rodeo queen competitor Jessy Maddux readies herself in the saddle before the horse handling portion of the competition on Wednesday at the Central Missouri Events Center, in this photo by T.J. Thomson.
Jim Cade, left, flies around on the rink during warm-ups as, from left to right, Columbia Rogues' Mike Trent, Greg Cook and Devin Whitesides put on their rink hockey gear at Empire Roller Rink, in this photo by J. Evan Arnold. The Rogues were founded at the rink in 1957 by Trent's father. The team will be competing for a fifth national championship title in July.
Rachel Allison, center, mentors Star Pluschke-Gerard, 15, with a chord while Raven Buckley, at right in back, 13, plays a bass riff for Pluschke-Gerard to play along to at the CoMo Girls Rock camp Tuesday at the Columbia Career Center, in this photo by Shannon Elliott. Before the camp, these girls had never played in a band together, but Star, Raven and and their drummer, Abigail Davis, 15, knew each other from last year's camp.
Dakari Williams, left, and Savanah Gould, both 6, fish during a Camp Adventure activity, in this photo by Kylee Gregg. The two became friends on the first day of the camp. After the first round of tag, the duo participated in every activity side by side.
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