Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell and her teammates console each other after their loss Saturday in the Class 4 state quarterfinals.

Carving chestnut bowls

Leo Roberts watches as Brad Andresen carves bowls out of chestnut wood during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. The event featured food sampling, live music and cooking demonstrations.

A model of concentration

Max Litton decorates a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday.

Texas A&M tailgating truck

An army surplus truck customized for tailgating lends to the military atmosphere found on the Texas A&M campus during football games.

Siblings share artistic efforts

Emily Litton and Max Litton decorate a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday in Columbia. The fair featured activities such as face painting, hay rides and bounce houses.

At the registration tents

A bike lies on the ground in front of the registration tents for the BikeMo Fall Foliage Extravaganza Ride on Saturday in Holts Summit. The sixth annual event had its highest participation ever with 129 preregistrants.

Helping at the clean sweep

Girl Scout April Muench, 13, from troop 30547 stands near a collection of garbage found around Hinkson Creek on Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Volunteers could choose from several locations around Columbia to help in the clean sweep. About 200 people came to Flat Branch Park.

Registering for the ride

Missouri Bike and Pedestrian Federation Treasurer Fred Schmidt, left, signs in registrants with help from Brad Eiffert, right, for the BikeMO marathon on Saturday. Participants had the choice of riding a 17-, 40-, 62- or 100- mile course.

Have bike, will travel

James Hentges smiles moments before the BikeMO Fall Foliage Extravaganza Ride on Saturday in Holts Summit. Hentges planned on riding the 62-mile route.

BikeMo Fall Foliage rider

A rider in the BikeMo Fall Foliage Extravaganza rides a recumbent bike Saturday in Holts Summit. Participants could choose from riding a 40, 62, or 100-mile route.

Quarterback sack averted

Missouri line backer Luke Lambert goes to sack Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson but is held back by Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel during the game Saturday at Kyle Field.

Tigers take the field

Missouri offensive line coach Bruce Walker and the Tigers run onto Kyle Field before their game Saturday against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

A sack attack

Missouri free safety Jasper Simmons runs to assist the sack of Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson at the Fighting Texas Aggie game on Saturday.

Gabbert takes control

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert prepares to throw the ball during the first quarter of the Missouri away game against Texas A&M on Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

MU football player Kevin Rutland vs. Texas A&M

Missouri defender Kevin Rutland closes in on Texas A&M receiver Kenric McNeal in the Tigers' 30-9 victory over the Aggies on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The Missouri defense did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter.

Freshmen get first taste of MU basketball practices

Freshman Phil Pressey runs for the ball during the first MU basketball practice Friday. It was the first practice of the year and the first official practice for Pressey and the other freshmen.

Kim English watches teammates at first practice

Kim English sits on the bench during a scrimmage at the first MU basketball practice Friday.

Missouri practice follows tight schedule

Ricardo Ratliffe looks to pass while John Underwood tries to block at the first MU basketball practice on Friday. After a series of rigorous drills, including three-man weaves with weighted balls, Missouri scrimmages at the end of practice to improve mental and physical endurance.

MU basketball begins two-a-days Saturday

Michael Dixon gets stretched out after cramping at the first MU practice Friday. On Saturday, MU begins practicing twice a day, which will continue into the next week.

MU basketball begins practice

Kadeem Green, Ricardo Ratcliffe and Kim English fight for the ball during the first MU basketball practice Friday