PHOTO GALLERY: Spartans get silver at marching band contest

Bands compete Saturday in the Champion of Champions competition.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Elementary keeps tradition cooking with Chicken BBQ

Rock Bridge Elementary School holds its annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Georgia

Missouri defeats Georgia 41-26 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cardinals win Game 1 over Dodgers in 13th inning

Carlos Beltran's RBI single in the 13th inning early Saturday lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL championship series opener in St. Louis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle football gets rocked by Jackson

Battle football suffered a 58-19 loss to Jackson on Friday night. The Indians went on a 35-point swing to seal the win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Georgia tailgating

Tailgating is serious business in Athens. Spots for RVs at one luxury park sell for nearly $34,000, and many fans bring their English bulldogs to to the party, too.

PHOTO GALLERY: CrossFit gym owners weigh in on controversy

Michael Wuest, owner of Crossfit CoMo, has had to defend his workout since a Huffington Post article drew mass attention to the exercise regimen's ability to cause rhabdomyolysis. "How long has rhabdomyolysis been around? Forever," he said. "But when you hear rhabdomyolysis, what do people think of? CrossFit."

PHOTO GALLERY: Cardinals win over Pirates in Game 5

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 of the National League division series. The Cardinals advanced to the NL championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Midwest woodworkers make toy cars for childrem across the globe

The Midwest Woodworkers' Association attended the Heritage Festival to help children make wooden cars. The association makes as many as 6,000 cars each year for children as close as Columbia and as far away as Costa Rica, Iraq and Afghanistan.

PHOTO GALLERY: Almeta Crayton

PHOTO GALLERY: Almeta Crayton

Almeta Crayton, a community activist and former councilwoman, died Monday, Oct. 21. She was 53.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri cross-country teams prepare for meets

The Missouri men's and women's cross​-​country teams practiced at A.L. Gustin Golf Course Tuesday. At the teams' last meet, Friday's Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., the men finished 11th and the women finished 18th.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School marching band begins season on high note

Battle High School's marching band has placed second at both of its competitions so far, which director Robert Thalhuber said he thinks is an accomplishment considering the band's size and newness.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg football wins 26-0

Harrisburg football defeated Westran 26-0 Monday night at Harrisburg High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Old cars drive enthusiasm for automobile history

Cars from a variety of time periods made an appearance Sunday at the 39th Annual Old Wheels Car Show in Nifong Park. The event attracted car enthusiasts of all ages eager to learn about the historic vehicles.

PHOTO GALLERY: Runners take steps to fight hunger

More than 150 people ran and walked in the 2013 Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty 5K on Sunday to spread awareness of hunger issues both in Columbia and on a global scale. By the end of the afternoon, participants had raised more than $4,000.

PHOTO GALLERY: Libby Cowgill lifts weight, awes strongman fans

Libby Cowgill's feat of strength was one of many at Saturday's Show-Me Strength Strongman and CrossFit Challenge held at CrossFit Fringe in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hootenanny hoots and hollers after a Saturday rainstorm

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture held the fourth annual Harvest Hootenanny Fundraiser on Saturday. Events included a square dance, music and a silent auction.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Vanderbilt

The Missouri football team and its fans traveled to Nashville, Tenn., for the team's first conference game of the season. The Tigers remained undefeated with the 51-28 against Vanderbilt.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman plays Jefferson City in football homecoming

Hickman plays its homecoming football game against Jefferson City on Friday at LeMone Field.