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Struggling for control

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.

Cornered in

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.

Waiting for scores

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.

A break from competing

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.

Taking aim

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.

Rehydrating

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.

Breaking through

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.

A jump above the defense

Ray Williams, right, jumps above his defenders to make a catch while DJ Hogue, left, and Kendrick Levi, center, look on.

A successful catch

Curtis Coots (yellow jersey) reaches to make a successful catch as his team, Domination, plays a game of 7 vs. 7 Adult Football against team The Big Red. Domination defeated The Big Red in this game of the Show-Me State Games tournament.

Defense down in front

Hannah Eynard, front, of the Jefferson City Elites volleyball team, hits the ball against Haley Samson, left, Madalyn Safley, center, and Katlyn Farris, right, of the Sizzles from Jefferson City.

High-fives from down low

Before the volleyball game between the Elites of Jefferson City and the Sizzles of Jefferson City, Jayme Baumgartner of the Elites gives out high-fives to her teammates.

Face-off at the net

Brooke Straub, second from left, and Suzie Kuensting, right, of the Jefferson City Elites volleyball team defend the ball against Alaina Valdes, left, and Madalyn Safley, center, of the Sizzles from Jefferson City during the Show-Me State Games in the fifth/sixth grade division volleyball matches Saturday at Columbia College. For this pool match, the Sizzles won 29 to 27 after a very tight match.

Form category martial arts performance

Joan Cather, fourth-degree black belt, performs during the form category of the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament. A majority of the competitors came from different American Taekwondo Association schools. "ATA is a family, no matter where you go," Cather said.

Pint-sized martial arts competitors

Tiger Cubbie Dominic Pendino, 2, shows his stuff at the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament.

Weapons portion, martial arts tournament

Third-degree black belt Corbin Howard, 13, performs in the weapons portion of the Show-Me State Games. There are three categories in the martial arts tournament: form, weapons and sparring. Corbin took first place in the weapons portion of his age group.

Martial arts form

Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, practices the form portion of the Show-Me State Games at Helias High School in Jefferson City on Saturday. After competing, Geiser said: "I feel pretty good. I saw some different styles, but they had the same basics behind them."

Dan Cassidy

Dan Cassidy is the chief administrative officer for the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Shooting at Fairgrounds

Paramedics tend to a victim's injuries on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Boone County Sherrif's deputies responded to a shots fired call on the grounds shortly after 9:30pm.

Shooting victim at Fairgrounds

Boone County Sherrif's deputies photograph blood on the ground at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday. One person was injured and transported to a local hospital.

Shooting time trials

Rangemaster Jason Snell, lower left, conducts a time trial during the indoor silhouette pistol competition Friday at the Show-Me State Games. Before each heat, competitors are given a practice period of the same time duration to warm up their draw and reloading motions.
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