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Synchronized swimming

From left, Emma Mrkonic, 18, Sarah Dunalewicz, 17, and Hillary Lewis, 18, perform their trio synchronized swimming routine Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The members of the Kansas City Sea Sprites recently competed in a national competition in New York, earning seventh place.

Waiting for Dad at softball

Lauren Willmann, 5, plays on the softball fields at Cosmo Park Sunday after her dad, Kevin Willmann, and his team finished their game. Willmann's team, Piccadilly at Manhattan, won the slow-pitch softball championship game against the Sedalia Stings at the Show-Me State Games.

Waiting for the pitch

Atu Gilmore of the Sedalia Stings waits to swing at a pitch thrown by Jim Guljum of Piccadilly at Manhattan in the Show-Me State Games slow-pitch softball division D championship game. Piccadilly at Manhattan won the championship for the third time since they started to play in the late 1990s. "We play every year at the Show-Me State Games because it's tradition," Piccadilly at Manhattan coach Matt Giljum said.

Basketball layup

Mike Edwards of the Brooklyn Cats lays up a ball before the start of the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level championship game Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. The Cats beat the Mineral Area Panthers 62-70.

Show-Me State Games basketball rebound

Keith Wiley, left, of the Brooklyn Cats, tries to steal for the ball from Brock Walker of the Mineral Area Panthers while Blake Walker moves in to assist during the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level basketball championship game Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

Wiping away sweat

Britt Bradley of the Brooklyn Cats wipes the sweat from his face after defeating the Mineral Area Panthers 70-62 Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex during the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level basketball finals.

Show-Me State Games basketball layup

Jay Raulston, left, of the Mineral Area Panthers, pushes past Marshall French of the Brooklyn Cats at the MU Student Recreation Complex during the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level championship game on Sunday. The Cats beat the Panthers 70-62.

Unloading goods at the Really, Really Free Market

Hilary Matney unloads a pickup truck full of goods to be given away Sunday at the Really, Really Free Market outside the Boone County Courthouse. Clothes, toys, dishes and magazines were all free for the taking at the event, and participants had a variety of reasons for bringing their goods. "We'd rather take it here than leave it on the side of the street," Matney said.

Toys wait for new owner at Really, Really Free Market

A box worth of toys sits outside the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday during the Really, Really Free Market. Chuck Neal, who brought the box, said he heard about the market through postings and word-of-mouth. "Since we don't need it, it'd be nice to give it to somebody who does," he said.

Fighting for soccer ball

Brian Jacobson from Florissant OBG and Josh Wideman from Ellisville PNH United play in the adult coed recreational soccer final Sunday for the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park.

Looking through jewelry at Really, Really Free Market

J.C. Berg sorts through jewelry at the Really, Really Free Market on Sunday outside the Boone County Courthouse. The goal of the market was to promote an alternative to more common money-based commerce, and the only rules were "No Cash, No Bartering, No Soliciting, No Dumping."

Show-Me State Games soccer final match celebration

From left, Brian Jacobson, Tony Vaughn, Tim Carbol, Missy Larko and EJ Olson from Florissant OBG celebrate their win 6-4 over Ellisville PNH United in the adult coed recreational soccer final Sunday for the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park. Carbol's final penalty kick secured the OBG's win. The team has been playing at the Show-Me State Games off and on for about eight years, but this was its first victory.

Show-Me State Games soccer finals

Kristen Caleo, left, from the Florissant OBG dribbles past Alexis Bartelt from the Ellisville PNH United in the adult coed recreational soccer final Sunday for the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park. The OBG, which stands for the One Black Guy and is named for team captain Jerald Jackson, won 6-4 in penalty kicks.

Volleyball blockers

Patrick Ream of the Bangers of Columbia hits the ball against blockers Julie Flanner, left, and Rusty Jones of Team Quinn of Columbia during a bracket match Sunday in the open coed division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at Columbia College.

Show-Me State Games volleyball spikers

Rusty Jones, center, of Team Quinn of Columbia hits the ball against Carrie Myears and Katrina Boss, left, and David Owens of the Bangers of Columbia during a bracket match Sunday in the open coed division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at Columbia College.

Volleyball celebration

Nicole Murphy of Team Quinn of Columbia cheers after scoring a point during a bracket match Sunday in the open coed division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at Columbia College.

Boone County Fair hosts 19th Annual Boone's Lick Trail BBQ Contest

Forty-three teams competed in the 19th Annual Boone’s Lick Trail BBQ Contest Friday and Saturday at the Boone County Fair. The teams were judged based on chicken, pork, pork ribs and beef brisket entries. Chris Duff and Rob Keeney of Border War Smokers won the title of Grand Champion for having the highest combined score.

Walking with a blue ribbon

Taylor Hulen, 14, pats her horse, Misprint, after winning first place in the Walk/Trot Showmanship competition at the 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Sunday.

Waiting with a horse at Boone County Fairgrounds

Bill Pollock waits with Hunter Shilling's horse, Red, at the Boone Country Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Waiting at Boone County Fair horse show

Guillermo Hernandez, 10, watches as participants in the 4-H/FFA Horse Show exit the arena on Sunday. Hernandez and his horse, Sugar, won third place in the Walk/Trot Showmanship competition.
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