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Taking the tiger walk

MU football players walk down the stairs during the tiger walk before the football game versus Miami (Ohio) University on Saturday.

Truman trucks along

A toy Truman drives around the tailgates controlled by MU junior Trent Hayor before the Tiger football game versus Miami (Ohio) University on Saturday.

Former quarterback supports his team

Jack Frier sits with his family at their tailgate on Saturday before the MU football game versus Miami (Ohio) University. Frier graduated in 1950 from MU and was a quarterback for the Tigers.

Tailgate games

Myrna Dueker celebrates a winning throw while playing games with her granddaughter Amanda Camp at her family's tailgate on Saturday.

Hickman celebrates homecoming over Helias

Hickman students prepare for the school's homecoming game against Helias of Jefferson City on Friday. Hickman jumped out to a 20-7 early lead with a potent running game, but a "lack of focus" and stagnant offense let Helias back into the game for a close finish.

Hickman Junior catches rest at homecoming game

Hickman junior Betsy Fritsche, a member of the color guard, relaxes during the second half of the homecoming game between Hickman and Helias on Friday. Fritsche was introduced to color guard at Jefferson Junior High and has performed at Hickman for two years.

Sarah Hall announced Hickman homecoming queen

Jay Chase, fullback and strong safety for Hickman, and Sarah Hall smile after Hall was announced queen at Hickman's homecoming game against Helias Friday. Hall was sponsored by the Hickman volleyball team and chose Special Olympics as her charity.

Logan Fitch rushes for TD against

Junior quarterback Logan Fitch scores Hickman's second touchdown during its Homecoming game against Helias on Friday. Fitch also threw for a touchdown in the Kewpies' 20-17 win.

Rock Bridge QB Pickerel struggles against Rockhurst

Rockhurst defensiveman Kevin Berg, left, forces Rock Bridge quarterback Mark Pickerel out of bounds in Rockhurst's 40-21 win Friday. Pickerel threw for two touchdowns and five interceptions and had one touchdown rushing.

Five interceptions too many for Rock Bridge

Rockhurst defensivemen Ryan Karlin, left, and Mark Boushka, right, block a pass intended for Rock Bridge tight end Austin Ray. Rockhurst intercepted the Bruins five times on Friday and returned two for touchdowns.

Missouri beats Kansas in Big 12 opener

Missouri's Alyssa Diggs, battling Caitlin Noble of Kansas, tries to keep the ball in bounds near the Jayhawk goal. Missouri led Kansas 14-2 in shots on goal and won 4-1 in the conference opener at Walton Stadium.

Krista Kruse celebrates go-ahead goal over Kansas

Krista Kruse,center, celebrates the go-ahead goal with teammate Kelsey Mulcahy in the 63rd minute.

Columbia College initiates new alumni association members

New members of the Columbia College Alumni Association stand next to a commemorative stone after completing the ivy chain ceremony on Friday. The ceremony originated at the Columbia campus in 1900, and there is a movement to implement the tradition on all 34 campuses across the country, said Susan Davis, senior director of alumni relations.

Columbia College alumni attend ivy chain ceremony

Lollie Zander Reed, a 1968 graduate of Columbia College, stands during the ivy chain ceremony on Friday. When Reed was a student, Columbia College was a two-year school for women called Christian College. The name changed in 1970.

Ivy chain ceremony initiates new Columbia College alumni association members

Lynne Stuver Baker (left) laughs with Susan Davis (right) during the ivy chain ceremony on Friday in front of Columbia College. Graduates of the college participate in the ceremony each May; a special processional was held Friday to initiate the new alumni association members.

Rock Bridge cheerleaders participate in homecoming parade

Rock Bridge High School cheerleader Courtney McKnight waves to the crowd as the homecoming parade moves down Broadway on Friday.

Hickman marching band performs in homeecoming parade

The Hickman High School marching band marches down Broadway as part of the combined Hickman and Rock Bridge homecoming parade on Friday.

Craftsman has field day at Missouri Samboree

Dean Van Winkle from Barnsdall, Okla., sews together a journal cover at the Missouri Samboree on Friday. Van Winkle has been making leather goods for at least 4 years, and sells them at craft shows and other Samborees around the country. Besides journal covers, Van Winkle also makes photo album covers, purses, jewelry and leather pouches of various sizes.

Missouri Samboree draws large crowd

RVs line up at the Boone County Fairgrounds for the Missouri State Samboree on Friday. Travelers from all over the country came to enjoy crafts, concerts and other activities throughout the weekend.

Matt Kelly leads Rock Bridge soccer on and off the field

Junior Matt Kelly, who scored three varsity goals as a freshman but slumped as a sophomore, is now Rock Bridge's leading scorer with 12 goals in 12 games.
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