PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys soccer team wins over Rock Bridge

The Hickman Kewpies win 1-0 over Rock Bridge during the Class 4 final on Wednesday night at Battle High school. Hickman advances to play Lee's Summit on Nov. 4.

PHOTO GALLERY: Purple handprints spread awareness

MU students, staff and faculty made handprints with purple paint on a banner on Wednesday to show their support for sexual assault prevention. The color purple is symbolic of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is October.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College announces baseball and track and field teams

Bob Burchard, Columbia College director of athletics, announced the additions of baseball and indoor and outdoor track and field teams to the college's sports lineup during a media luncheon on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens volleyball team takes on Calvary Warriors

The Stephens College Stars faced the Calvary Bible College Warriors in Silverthorne Arena on Tuesday. It was a special match for Star Samantha Phegley, who was celebrating her senior night.

PHOTO GALLERY: People protest an execution

People gather in downtown Columbia Tuesday to protest the scheduled execution of Mark Christeson. The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution late Tuesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kansas City Royals fans react to Game 6

Royals fans cheered for their team Tuesday while watching Game 6 of the World Series at the Kansas City Live! Block in the Power & Light District in Kansas City, Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Contestants dress as Smurfs in fundraising effort

Four people dressed as Smurfs rallied for donations on the streets of downtown Columbia on Tuesday to raise money for Job Point, an economic development organization. The effort was part of Job Point's fifth annual Local Celebrity Apprentice Fundraiser.

PHOTO GALLERY: Eugene Richards talks with journalism students

Documentary photographer Eugene Richards, a Missouri Honor Medal recipient, speaks to journalism students as part of an informal Q&A session Tuesday. Award recipients were asked to speak to MU students as part of a series of master classes.

PHOTO GALLERY: 3-year-old Keller Garcille copes with autism

Keller Garcille, 3, of Rolla, Missouri, was diagnosed with autism earlier this year. He is just one of an increasing number of children diagnosed with the disorder, which affects the development of social and communication skills.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge, Hickman win, Battle loses in district soccer playoffs

Rock Bridge won 1-0 in overtime, and Battle beat Hickman 4-0 in the district high school soccer playoffs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cougars shut out Stephens College 10-0, clinch regular season title

The Columbia College women's soccer team shut out Stephens College 10-0 Monday at Cosmopolitan Park to clinch the regular season American Midwest Conference championship.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU professors work to assist other adoptive, interfaith, transracial or non-traditional families

Seth and Colleen Colaner adopted both 11-month-old Camille and 4-year-old Essie. Now Colleen Colaner is the co-founder of the Family Diversity Institute and is working to create an online hub to help adoptive, interfaith, transracial and other non-traditional families.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children dress in costume for Pretty Princess Pageant

Children in costume participated in a pageant at the Holiday Inn Executive Center on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students clean up after Homecoming weekend

Members of Sigma Phi Lambda removed the paint from the windows of the Heidelberg on Sunday afternoon. Student organizations decorated the windows of businesses downtown on Friday for Homecoming weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Candidates aim to represent Missouri's 4th Congressional District

Republican Vicky Hartzler, Democrat Nate Irvin and Libertarian Herschel Young seek election to represent Missouri's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

PHOTO GALLERY: Truck backs into Addison's Grill

Fourteen emergency vehicles responded to the scene after a truck backed up into Addison's Grill, 709 Cherry St., Saturday night. Multiple people were hospitalized in the accident.

PHOTO GALLERY: Homecoming rocks Memorial Stadium

Homecoming happenings at Memorial Stadium on Saturday included fans coordinating their outfits based on seating sections to form a tiger stripe, the crowning of Homecoming royalty and, of course, the football game between Missouri and Vanderbilt.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU celebrates 103rd Homecoming with a parade

The parade Saturday morning was one of the highlights of the 103rd anniversary celebration of MU's Homecoming.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle football team crushes Washington 56-8

The Battle High School football team crushed Washington 56-8 during the first game of the district playoffs on Friday. Battle will play at Waynesville next Friday in the second round of the district playoffs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Colleges loses 0-3 to the Wildcats

The Stephens College women's soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat against Johnson & Wales University-Denver on Friday.