March 8, 2009
Sydney Graf, 14, sews down the snap line of a baby sleeper at the Boone County Extension Center on Sunday. The sleeper will cover the infant's legs and has an attached blanket that allows the infant to be swaddled without the risk of the blanket coming loose and covering the baby's face.
Alejandra Hoyos, 14, uses a serge machine on the seams of a sleeper at the Boone County Extension Center on Sunday. Hoyos' 4-H group is sewing sleepers for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit of Columbia Regional Hospital. The group plans on delivering the sleepers on March 31.
On March 7, the Columbia Trojans held tryouts for their inaugural season. The Trojans, a semi-pro football team, will play their first game later this spring against the Kansas Chaos.
Members of the Maryville Fire Department direct traffic outside the First Baptist Church after the shooting on Sunday.
Bruin junior Ricky Kreklow goes airborne in an attempt for two points against Branson's Tee Helsel. Kreklow scored 10 points in the game.
Women comfort each other in front of the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., where a gunman fatally shot the pastor and injured several others at church on Sunday.
Briton Rudd takes aim at the free throw line at the quarterfinal match up against Branson. Rudd's 15 total points helped the Bruins move past Branson and onto the the final four.
Duke, a 16-month-old St. Bernard, is held by a Billings firefighter after he was freed after being frozen to the ice on a pond at the Peter Yegen, Jr. Golf Club in Billings, Mont. Friday, March 6. Firefighters believed the dog had fallen in during the night, then became frozen to the ice by his tail after climbing out.
The Rock Bridge bench cheers the final seconds of the Bruins Class 5 state quarterfinal victory Saturday over Branson.
March 7, 2009
Athletes stretch prior to the start of tryouts for the Columbia Trojans, a start-up, semi-professional football team. Fifteen players showed up to the team's first tryout on Saturday.
Lawrence Washington runs through a lineman drill at a blocking sled on Saturday morning during the Columbia Trojans' first tryout.
Kendrick Jackson (left), Matt Kenna (middle) and Craig Mullins (middle right) show of their agility to Columbia Trojans coach Jeff Edwards on Saturday during the semi-professional football team's first tryout.
Athletes stretch before the start of the Columbia Trojans tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday morning. The start-up semi-professional football team invited players 18 years and older to tryout.
Purvis Hunt (left) tracks the ball as Matt Kenna tries to put on defensive pressure. The Columbia Trojans, a start-up semi-professional football team, held their first tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday.
Marvin Williams (left) rushes in on Craig Mullins (center) and Quinton Scott during the Columbia Trojans' tryout on Saturday morning.
Lawrence Washington comes out of his lineman's stance during a conditioning drill on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School. Washington founded the Columbia Trojans, a start-up semi-professional football team.
Nate Brinkly (left), Columbia Trojans' defensive coordinator, times Marvin Williams during a drill on Saturday. The start-up semi-professional football team held its first tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday morning.
Matt Kenna (left) works his way through an agility drill at the Columbia Trojans tryout on Saturday as coach Jeff Edwards (right) looks on. The team is a start-up semi-professional football team founded by Lawrence Washington, who plays as well.
David Cammack Jr. sprints out the end of an agility drill on Saturday morning during tryouts for the Columbia Trojans, a start up semi-professional football team. The tryout was open to anyone 18 years and older.
Missouri junior Greg Folgia leads off first base against Ball State on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.