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Stopping the ball

Hickman High School's Aubrey Winn stops the ball at Hickman's game against Timberland High School on Friday. The game would remain scoreless until the second half when Hickman would go on to score four goals to Timberland's one.

Jumping for the ball

Timberland High School's Katelyn Lapak and Hickman High School's Nicole Drenton both jump for the ball at their soccer game Friday. Hickman went on to win 4-1.

Pitching to win

MU sophomore pitcher Ryan Clubb throws the ball during the first game of the doubleheader against North Dakota in Taylor Stadium on Friday afternoon. MU won the first game 7-3.

Stuck in the middle

MU junior Brett Nicholas gets caught between North Dakota seniors Jabby Bakhit, left, and Josh Nelson, right, while trying to get to base during the second game of the doubleheader against North Dakota on Friday night in Taylor Stadium. MU won the second game 6-0.

Celebrating home run

MU junior Brett Nicholas celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the first game of the doubleheader against North Dakota in Taylor Stadium on Friday afternoon. MU won the first game 7-3.

Rain barrels

The Missouri River Communities Network held an event featuring hand-painted rain barrels on Friday at Orr Street Studios. The barrels were displayed at various businesses in downtown Columbia in an effort to encourage rain barrel usage. According to the network, the barrels are designed to catch rainfall from gutters that can be used for watering plants or washing cars.

Pitching to Ball State

MU sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Ball State at University Field on Friday. The Missouri softball team lost their first game after a 17-game winning streak to Ball State 2-1.

Sliding into second

MU junior Rhea Taylor slides past University of Northern Colorado second basemen, Jessica McNabb, at University Field on Friday. The MU women's softball team defeated the University of Northern Colorado 7-2.

Hitting a homer

MU sophomore Ashley Fleming hits a home run at University Field on Friday. The MU women's softball team defeated the University of Northern Colorado 7-2.

Marcus Denmon attempts a lay-up

Marcus Denmon attempts a lay-up as Andre Young guards him with hands raised high. Denmon finished the game with eight points.

MU defeates Clemson, advances to 2nd round

Marcus Denmon pushes the full court press against Clemson's Tanner Smith in the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson

MU's Conner Mach celebrates a home run

Missouri's Conner Mach (No. 28) celebrates a seventh-inning home run in Missouri's victory against North Dakota on Thursday at Taylor Stadium.

MU basketball player Michael Dixon's new haircut

Displaying his new haircut, Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon signs an autograph for fan Alan Fredrick on Thursday after media day at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

Roseann Moring

Roseann Moring

Jerry Wade

Columbia Mayor candidate Jerry Wade poses for an in-studio portrait.

Fielding questions

Missouri's JT Tiller, Zaire Taylor and Keith Ramsey were the three players who fielded questions at the press conference prior to practice Thursday in Buffalo, New York. The No. 10 seeded Missouri will play the No. 7 seeded Clemson at 1:35 p.m. Friday.

No buffaloes in Buffalo

There are no buffaloes in Buffalo, N.Y., only in Africa and Asia. “Buffalo Bill” Cody wasn’t a buffalo-hunter. He was a bison-hunter. But there aren’t any bison in Buffalo, either.

Providence Road pedestrian overpass

Cassandra Shafer walks across the Providence Road pedestrian overpass near Douglass High School on Thursday, March 18. Shafer said she uses the overpass to visit her daughter in West Columbia.

Providence Road overpass faces uncertainty

The pedestrian overpass over Providence road, near Douglass High School, may be torn down. The bridge, which is owned by the Columbia Housing Authority, does not see much pedestrian usage.
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