July 17, 2010
Sixteen men from across Missouri played handball in the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Wilson's Fitness Center on Forum Boulevard. The handball players have a strong sense of camaraderie and humor, as shown in a sign someone brought to the tournament.
Wearing a bandage over his injury — the only one of the tournament, Mark Kohnle talks with his wife Sarah, left, and his handball partner's wife Susan Schafer, right, on Saturday during a timeout in the final round. Kohnle and Dave Schafer finished in second place for the Show-Me State Games handball competition.
Libertarian Steven Wilson
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer
Bob Gartner, left, of Lohman, stretches as Will Goldstein, right, of St. Louis takes a swing at the ball during the handball competition of the 2010 Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Wilson's Fitness Center on Forum Boulevard. "Any time I play with [the Columbia-based players] it's great fun," Goldstein said. "They're great guys."
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer
Handball players Tom Burnett, left, and Bob Gartner, right, wait for the other two players to return to the court during the handball tournament on Saturday as part of the 2010 Show-Me State Games. The results of the first round of play split the brackets into winners and losers sides, ensuring that everyone would play at least three matches for the day.
Republican James O. Baker
Democrat Abdul Akram
Democrat Richard Tolbert
Robin Carnahan, Democrat
Water gushes from under the street at the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. There has been ongoing construction at the site.
Participants in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' presentation about bats Friday night walk toward Devil's Icebox Cave, where they watched bats fly out as the sun set.
Hickman tennis coach Andy Materer serves a ball to the Rolla High School boys' tennis coach Cody Kennedy during the Show-Me State games on Friday. "The spirit of competition is better than most, I've known most of these guys for ten years," Materer said.
Rusty Crane, left, walks back to the scoring pavilion with Joe Kupersmith after Crane won two sets. "Rusty has a killer serve," said Kupersmith.
From left, Rusty Crane and Joe Kupersmith talk before starting another set during the Show-Me State games on Friday.