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Rock Bridge junior brings experience to baseball field

Rock Bridge catch Wilson Pfeiffer looks back to home plate as Helias' Joe Knaup slides in safely. Pfeiffer leads the Bruins with his experience on the field and his strong voice.

Hickman catcher does Yadier Molina impression

Hickman junior Spencer Mills prepares for a pitch in the third inning of Wednesday's game against Smith-Cotton. An inning earlier, Mills did something St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has made a habit of doing, he picked off a runner at first base.

Missouri's Rhea Taylor slides into second base

Missouri's Rhea Taylor slides into second base while SIU-Edwardsville second baseman Taylor Tooley attempts to tag her out on Wednesday at University Field. Taylor was declared safe. Taylor has 28 stolen bases this season.

Kristin Nottelmann pitches in relief for Missouri softball

Missouri's Kristin Nottelmann pitches in relief for starter Chelsea Thomas. In one inning pitched, Nottelmann threw 11 pitches, eight for strikes.

Missouri softball pitchers combine for perfect game

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas pitches to SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday at University Field. Thomas and Kristin Nottelmann combined to throw a perfect game and to strike out 12 of 15 batters.

NFL predraft event with Cam Newton, NFL Commissioner

NFL draft prospect Cam Newton, right, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participate in a predraft event Wednesday in New York. NFL players are urging a federal judge to deny the league's request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers are at stake. Goodell, meanwhile, says owners are preparing for every contingency.

Missouri flood: Day 3

Missouri Flood: Day 2

Missouri flood: Day 1

Danny Brown's backyard floods in Cairo, Ill.

Danny Brown steps through his flooded backyard in Edgewood Park in Cairo, Ill., on Tuesday. Brown said the water came in from the sewer and rose to six feet in his basement before he was able to start four pumps to fight the flood. It's the worst flooding he's seen in the eight years he has lived there.

Cairo residents evacuate flooded farmland

A flooded farm can be seen in the distance from Highway 62 near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers on Tuesday in Cairo, Ill. At least 100 Cairo residents heeded their mayor's plea to voluntarily evacuate the southern Illinois city as the Ohio and Mississippi rivers rose around it, and officials said the evacuations could become mandatory if the Ohio gains a few more feet. Mayor Judson Childs also defended a controversial U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to protect his struggling town of 2,800 by intentionally breaking an upstream levee that now protects about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland.

Kevin Upchurch and Mark Hanners boat down a flooded street

Kevin Upchurch, left, and Mark Hanners navigate down a flooded street Wednesday in Commerce. Powerful storms that swept through the nation's midsection have pushed river levels to dangerous heights and are threatening to flood several towns in Missouri.

Wendy Swetz holds press conference about missing teen Kylan Patrick Stubler

Wendy Swetz talks to members of the media about Kylan Patrick Stubler, who has been missing since April 21, during a press conference held Wednesday at Rock Bridge State Park. A friend of the Stubler family, Swetz held the press conference to clarify details about what she knows about what happened.

Flood victim recounts level of floodwater at his farm

Hill Woods Jr. of Neelyville describes shows how high the water was when he left his 40-acre farm on Tuesday. Woods was evacuated by boat to the neighboring town of Poplar Bluff, where he is staying in the Black River Coliseum until he receives word that it is safe to return to his home.

Flood victim pauses to think in Black River Coliseum

Hill Woods Jr. pauses to think inside the Black River Coliseum on Tuesday. He has never seen floodwater this deep in southeast Missouri. "I can't remember a time when it was like this, not even in the '40s when it flooded," he said.

Flood victim lies awake at Black River Coliseum

Antoinette Jones lies awake after lights-out at the Black River Coliseum on Tuesday. Jones and her grandmother, Terry, are staying at the temporary shelter while they await news about their house in Poplar Bluff, into which floodwater was beginning to seep when they evacuated with few personal belongings on Monday.

Volunteers and tractors work to build a levee in Dutchtown

Volunteers work to place sandbags atop a temporary levee on Tuesday night in Dutchtown.

Lightning strikes as volunteers place sandbags in Dutchtown

Volunteers work to place sandbags atop a temporary levee to fight back floodwaters as lightning from a thunderstorm is seen in the background on Tuesday night in Dutchtown.

Volunteers fill sandbags in Dutchtown

Josh Newby, right, and Mathew Speakman work with other volunteers to fill sandbags in an effort to fight back floodwaters on Tuesday night in Dutchtown. Powerful storms that swept through the nation's midsection have pushed river levels to dangerous heights and are threatening to flood several towns in southeast Missouri.

Blaine Gabbert at Missouri Spring Game

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert laughs with his former teammates during the spring NCAA college football scrimmage game Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Columbia. Mo.
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