July 24, 2010
Shannon Patterson plays with Gabriella and Lillian Bonge, both 22 months, at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday. Patterson started "comokidsfun.com," a site to help parents with family events and play dates. "It's nice to meet other parents who've got kids the same age," said Mary Bonge, mother of Lillian and Gabriella.
From left, Melanie Lising, Erin Keys and Kelly Gates from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange watch from the bench as their second game comes to a close during the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park. MAC United Coed Orange won their first game 3-2, but lost their second game, 0-2.
Neil Huckla from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange and Andrew Sperry, 17, from the Ellisville PNH United try and get a head on the ball during the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park.
Sarah Ferling from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange and Becki Wideman, 12, from the Ellisville PNH United struggle for control of the ball during the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park. Columbia's team gets its name from the Missouri Athletic Center where many of the women on the team play indoor soccer together.
Stephen Shinn, right, from the Columbia MAC United Coed Orange and Randy Sexton from the Ellisville PNH United get trapped in the corner during their second adult coed recreational game for the soccer Show-Me State Games Saturday morning at Cosmo Park.
Shooters sit around a table playing cards Saturday afternoon at Prairie Grove Shooting while they wait to hear final scores from various shooting competitions for the Show-Me State Games.
Chase Fitzgerald, 16, Trevor Shockley, 16, and Nick Bond, 16, take a break from the wobble trap shooting competition for the Show-Me State Games Saturday afternoon at Prairie Grove Shooting. The boys are from Washington, Missouri, where they shoot for the Clay Busters and attend high school together. Shockley and Bond have gone to school together since kindergarten.
Nick Bond, 16, takes aim during the wobble trap shooting competition for the Show-Me State Games Saturday afternoon at Prairie Grove Shooting. Bond shoots for the Washington Clay Busters in Washington, Missouri.
DJ Hogue takes a long drink after the first football game his team, Domination, played during the Show-Me State Games 7 v 7 Adult Football tournament, held at Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday. Domination is a team of 13 friends from Jefferson City, some of whom played high school and college football together, the team's quarterback, Jacob Hopkins said.
Darryl Coles breaks through a line of defenders during a football game in the 2010 Show-Me State Games 7 vs. 7 Adult Football tournament, held at Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday.
Ray Williams, right, jumps above his defenders to make a catch while DJ Hogue, left, and Kendrick Levi, center, look on.
Curtis Coots (yellow jersey) reaches to make a successful catch as his team, Domination, plays a game of 7 vs. 7 Adult Football against team The Big Red. Domination defeated The Big Red in this game of the Show-Me State Games tournament.
Hannah Eynard, front, of the Jefferson City Elites volleyball team, hits the ball against Haley Samson, left, Madalyn Safley, center, and Katlyn Farris, right, of the Sizzles from Jefferson City.
Before the volleyball game between the Elites of Jefferson City and the Sizzles of Jefferson City, Jayme Baumgartner of the Elites gives out high-fives to her teammates.
Brooke Straub, second from left, and Suzie Kuensting, right, of the Jefferson City Elites volleyball team defend the ball against Alaina Valdes, left, and Madalyn Safley, center, of the Sizzles from Jefferson City during the Show-Me State Games in the fifth/sixth grade division volleyball matches Saturday at Columbia College. For this pool match, the Sizzles won 29 to 27 after a very tight match.
Joan Cather, fourth-degree black belt, performs during the form category of the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament. A majority of the competitors came from different American Taekwondo Association schools. "ATA is a family, no matter where you go," Cather said.
Tiger Cubbie Dominic Pendino, 2, shows his stuff at the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament.
Third-degree black belt Corbin Howard, 13, performs in the weapons portion of the Show-Me State Games. There are three categories in the martial arts tournament: form, weapons and sparring. Corbin took first place in the weapons portion of his age group.
Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, practices the form portion of the Show-Me State Games at Helias High School in Jefferson City on Saturday. After competing, Geiser said: "I feel pretty good. I saw some different styles, but they had the same basics behind them."
Dan Cassidy is the chief administrative officer for the Missouri Farm Bureau.