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MU basketball's Denmon

Missouri trainer Pat Beckman applies ice to Marcus Denmon's knees after the Tigers beat Clemson in the 2010 NCAA tournament. As a freshman in 2009, Denmon played with a fracture in his left kneecap.

MU gymnast Shire

Senior gymnast Sarah Shire, right, talks with fellow gymnast Becky Scholle during practice Friday at Hearnes Center.

MU softball's Nottelmann

Missouri sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann throws in the first of two games against Northern Colorado on Saturday at Devine Pavilion.

Semi-professional women's football tryouts

Young women from left, Shannon De Clue, Danell Dow and Gina Yarbrough throw a football around at tryouts for Columbia's semi-professional women's football team, the Enforcers. Despite a late snowstorm on Saturday, tryouts were not canceled and none of the women seemed to have any complaints.

Springtime snowballs

Tomas Hopkins throws a snowball into Perche Creek with his sister, Mimi Hopkins, while waiting for their father to pass by during the annual Perche Creek Gutbuster River Race, on Saturday. Around 12 kayaks and canoes made an appearance at the afternoon race despite a steady snowfall throughout the day.

A snowy start to spring

Sylvia Johnson walks her daughter's dog, Turbo, at Stephens Park on Saturday. Johnson thought it would be fun to come out and walk in the snow on the first day of spring.

Sharing fabrics

Quilters go through a suitcase full of fabric brought by a member for the group to share at a semi-monthly meeting of the quilters' guild at the Senior Activity Center in Gadsden, Ala.

A chilly opening day

Columbia residents Amanda Willis and Jordan Hoyt pick up some meat Saturday from Vera Gelder of Walk-About Acres at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Saturday, the first official day of spring, was also opening day for the market.

Snow and spring combined

Knocking snow off the top of vendor's tents was a common sight Saturday morning at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Despite the snow, a steady stream of customers browsed the market throughout the morning.

Passing the ball

Hickman High School's Sami Purdy passes the ball at Hickman's game against Timberland High School on Friday. Hickman won the game 4-1.

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.
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