July 24, 2010
Brandon Wadlington hands his baton off to teammate Jordan Brewer, both of Springfield, in the 4 x 400 meter race during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field Saturday at Walton Stadium. Wadlington and Brewer, along with teammates Tyler Manes and Lyndon Heard, finished first in the 13- and 14-year-old boys division with a time of 4:19.
Ryan Anderson, of the St. Louis Big Ballers, narrowly evades a ball thrown at him while sliding into home plate during the finals of Show-Me-State Games Kickball on Saturday at the Rainbow Softball Fields at Cosmopolitan Park. The Rad Tank Tops defeated the Big Ballers in the first round of the finals but lost in the second round with a score of eight to two, giving the gold to the St. Louis Big Ballers.
Whitney Enyart leads a pack of runners in the 9- and 10-year-old girls 1500 meter race during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field Saturday at Walton Stadium. Trailing Enyart, who finished 4th, are Gracy Reeter, 5th, white singlet, and Grace Teddy, 3rd.
David Ludeman, 14, of St. Louis, clears the bar set at a height of 4 foot 8 inches in the boys high jump during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field Saturday at Walton Stadium. Ludeman finished 4th in his division with a top height of 5 feet.
Drew Roper, of the Rad Tank Tops, kicks during the finals of Show-Me-State Games Kickball on Saturday at the Rainbow Softball Fields of Cosmopolitan Park.
Hannah Jones, 11, of Chillicothe, leaps into the sand pit for the 11- and 12-year-old girls long jump during the Show-Me-State Games Track and Field events Saturday at Walton Stadium.
As strong winds blow dust from softball fields, players and fans attending various Show-Me State Games events on Saturday flee the Rainbow Softball Fields at Cosmopolitan Park to avoid the torrential storm that hit minutes later.
Beverly Lewis, center, buys peaches from Brad Toellner, left, and his mother Sharron, right, of Bell Fruit Farm on Saturday at the Boone County Farmers Market. "Well, I eat over the kitchen sink and let the juice dribble down my chin," Lewis said. "It really is the best way to eat a peach."
Sharron Toellner and her son Brad sell peaches from their farm, Bell Fruit Farm in Boonville, on Saturday morning at the Boone County Farmers Market. This was the first batch of Red Haven peaches from the farm, harvested Friday. "These are the early ones," Brad Toellner said. "Some are not quite ripe yet."
Russ Walker buys a box of peaches from Diane Knutson, a volunteer seller with Peach Tree Farm, on Saturday at the Boone County Farmers Market. "I'm just going to eat them," Walker said when asked about his plans for all his peaches. He looked at his box and clarified, "Well, my family and friends are."
Shannon Patterson plays with Gabriella and Lillian Bonge, both 22 months, at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday. Patterson started "comokidsfun.com," a site to help parents with family events and play dates. "It's nice to meet other parents who've got kids the same age," said Mary Bonge, mother of Lillian and Gabriella.
From left, Melanie Lising, Erin Keys and Kelly Gates from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange watch from the bench as their second game comes to a close during the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park. MAC United Coed Orange won their first game 3-2, but lost their second game, 0-2.
Neil Huckla from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange and Andrew Sperry, 17, from the Ellisville PNH United try and get a head on the ball during the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park.
Sarah Ferling from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange and Becki Wideman, 12, from the Ellisville PNH United struggle for control of the ball during the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park. Columbia's team gets its name from the Missouri Athletic Center where many of the women on the team play indoor soccer together.
Stephen Shinn, right, from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange and Randy Sexton from the Ellisville PNH United get trapped in the corner during their second adult coed recreational game for the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park.
Shooters sit around a table playing cards Saturday afternoon at Prairie Grove Shooting while they wait to hear final scores from various shooting competitions for the Show-Me State Games.
Chase Fitzgerald, 16, Trevor Shockley, 16, and Nick Bond, 16, take a break from the wobble trap shooting competition for the Show-Me State Games Saturday afternoon at Prairie Grove Shooting. The boys are from Washington, Missouri, where they shoot for the Clay Busters and attend high school together. Shockley and Bond have gone to school together since kindergarten.
Nick Bond, 16, takes aim during the wobble trap shooting competition for the Show-Me State Games Saturday afternoon at Prairie Grove Shooting. Bond shoots for the Washington Clay Busters in Washington, Missouri.
DJ Hogue takes a long drink after the first football game his team, Domination, played during the Show-Me State Games 7 v 7 Adult Football tournament, held at Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday. Domination is a team of 13 friends from Jefferson City, some of whom played high school and college football together, the team's quarterback, Jacob Hopkins said.
Darryl Coles breaks through a line of defenders during a football game in the 2010 Show-Me State Games 7 vs. 7 Adult Football tournament, held at Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday.