July 25, 2011
Players names from left to right: No. 1 Jarvis Jennings, No. 35 Kai Tumulty, No. 5 Isiaih Mosley, No. 3 Darin Smalls, No. 0 Jaelin Grant, No. 21 Tamar Sheard, and No. 15 Jameric Pittman, with their coach Cedric Kelly far right.
The Celtics team from Columbia celebrates with a championship photo Sunday night at the MU Student Recreation Complex. The team placed first in the Show-Me State games recreational basketball for fifth-graders.
July 24, 2011
Cars try to move the ball away from their opponents during car soccer Sunday at the Boone County Fair. Organizers have previously gone through four different balls and settled on this one, which is made out of metal. It was very difficult to move around.
Nelson Woods bumps the ball into his own goal during car soccer Sunday at the Boone County Fair. It was the only goal of the match.
Leslie Bradshaw of Centralia's car gets stuck at the edge of the field during the match Sunday at the Boone County Fair. A trailer was used to help her out of the dirt and she went on to win the match.
Fran Davis yells that there was cheating during the first demolition derby match Sunday at the Boone County Fair. The winner, Leslie Bradshaw, was assisted when her car got stuck on the side of the track. Other drivers were not given the same treatment. "I've been coming to these things since I was a baby. That's cheating," Davis said.
Kaitlan Riggs holds her daughter Izabelle Boyd as they wave to Riggs' husband, Nick Boyd, before the derby Sunday at the Boone County Fair. He went on to win second place.
A wheel flies off of car #57L after being hit in the demolition derby Sunday at the Boone County Fair. After this hit, the car was out of commission.
Members of Team USA, including Missouri players Rhea Taylor, center left, and Chelsea Thomas, center right, celebrate a home run by teammate Stacy May-Johnson in the Americans' 10-0 victory over Great Britain on Sunday at the World Cup of Softball. The victory advances Team USA to Monday's championship game.
Morgan Breneman, left, lines up her shot while McKenzie Lute watches during competition Sunday at the Show-Me State Games at Cosmopolitan Park. Injuries in popular girls' sports like soccer have proven to be increasingly common.
Family members photograph and videotape babies they are rooting for in the Boy's Baby Contest at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.
Parents encourage their children to wave to the judges in the Boy's Baby Contest at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.
Alandis Maxwell holds his son, Alandis Maxwell Jr., 11 months, as he is crowned winner in the Boy's Baby Contest at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.
Chase Koeneke, Bryan Edelman, Jordan Allen-Baxter and AJ Hurst (via skype) discuss the talking points for the day's podcast before they record it in Koeneke's living room.
From left, 4-H members Hoke Hoeppner, Noah Terrell, Tad Terrell, Hank Hoeppner and Cyrus Terrell prepare for their first target of the day during the Show-Me State Games 3-D archery competition in Moberly on Sunday morning.
Joe Klink, from Massillon, Ohio, works Thursday as a volunteer with the Mennonite Disaster Service to rebuild a building destroyed by a tornado which hit Joplin on May 22.
Volunteer worker Matt Hallman, from Sugar Creek, Ohio, roofs a building Thursday as he works with the Mennonite Disaster Service to rebuild a building destroyed by a tornado which tore through Joplin on May 22. For more than 50 years Mennonite churches and individuals have volunteered for disaster relief missions around the country.
Former Missouri softball player Rhea Taylor waits to bat Saturday against Canada in the World Cup of Softball at the Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Taylor had no hits in four at-bats.
Chelsea Thomas, who got the save in the Americans' first two World Cup games, wasn't as sharp in her first World Cup start. Thomas, the Missouri ace, got just two strikeouts in three innings, giving up three earned runs in the Americans' 4-3 loss to Canada in their first game Saturday. "I didn't feel like I had a lot of pop on the ball today," Thomas said. "Sometimes you have those days, and you've just got to learn from the experience and see where it can take you next time."
July 23, 2011
Anthony Darevsky, left, and Joseph Konakci compare medals Saturday during the awards ceremony following Saturday's Show-Me State Games judo competition.
James Pegram, left, won his division of the Show-Me State Games judo competition, beating Dan Williams, lower right, during Saturday's Show-Me State Games judo competition at Smithton Middle School.