May 22, 2011
Missouri softball players celebrate after coming back to beat DePaul in a double elimination doubleheader on Sunday at University Field. Missouri won 7-3 in the first game and 8-0 in the second.
May 21, 2011
Missouri pinch hitter Marla Schweisberger gives designated hitter Kathryn Poet a slap on the hand after Poet scored in the Tigers' eight-run third inning against Illinois State on Saturday afternoon at University Field.
Missouri pinch runner Brianna Corwin slides but is called out trying to score in the Tigers' 2-1 extra-inning loss to DePaul on Saturday at University Field.
Missouri shortstop Jenna Marston makes contact in an at-bat against DePaul on Saturday afternoon at University Field. Marston's shot was caught for an out and the Tigers went on to lose to the Blue Demons 2-1 in 11 innings.
Missouri junior pitcher Kristin Nottelmann makes her delivery against Illinois State on Saturday afternoon at University Field. Nottelmann was winning pitcher in both the Tigers' victories Saturday.
Rock Bridge High School Valedictorian Warren Szewczyk gives a commencement address to his fellow students graduation on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The 2011 graduating class had a record number of valedictorians, with nine students earning the honor.
Rachel Law hugs graduate Robert Cheadle after the Rock Bridge High School graduation ceremony on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
The Missouri softball team gathers at home plate to congratulate Ashley Fleming after she hit a two-run home run against Illinois State in NCAA regional competition Saturday afternoon at University Field. Fleming's home run helped the Tigers earn a 12-3 win over the Redbirds in both team's regional opener. But the Tigers lost to DePaul in their second game, forcing an elimination game against Illinois State on Saturday night. Missouri won that game 8-4 to advance to Sunday's championship round against DePaul.
Randy Santel pauses before giving up a burger-eating challenge at Stadium Grill on Saturday, May 21. Santel had 1.2 pounds of food left.
Randy Santel shoves onion rings, bacon and eggs into his mouth as he begins his challenge to eat an entire 5.6 pound burger and one pound of fries at Stadium Grill on Saturday, May 21.
The 5.6 pound burger used for the "Hail Mary Challenge" waits in the kitchen of Stadium Grill to be served to competitive eater Randy Santel.
Stadium Grill cook Craig Hindelang, places a bun on top of a 5.6-pound burger that Randy Santel took the challenge to eat in less than an hour. The burger includes ground beef, bacon, pulled pork, three cheeses, onion rings, fried eggs and one pound of fries on the side.
Fishing rods await use in the fishing derby at Philips Park Lake on Saturday. The fishing derby took place following the park's dedication ceremony.
Mayor Bob McDavid cuts the ribbon at the Philips Park dedication ceremony as members of the Columbia City Council, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department look on. The dedication ceremony was followed by a recreational fishing derby.
Hickman High School graduating seniors listen to fellow senior Zophia McDougal speak at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
Family and friends of Hickman High School graduating seniors listen to Tracey Conrad as she presents the class of 2011 at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
Antoine Harris addresses the senior class at the Douglass High School graduation ceremony on Saturday.
Guidance counselor Katherine Corey gives Christian Gladura a medal before the start of the Douglass High School graduation ceremony outside the doors of Launer Auditorium at Columbia College.
Mikhail Williams' tassle hangs on the right side of his cap as he waits for his name to be called at the Douglass High School graduation ceremony on Saturday in Launer Auditorium at Columbia College.
May 20, 2011
Columbia’s wards are being redrawn to equalize the population sizes within their boundaries.