July 29, 2007
Green belt Larry Barker from Kirksville practices outside the Rock Bridge gym before his turn in the tae kwon do competition. Last year he took part as a white belt.
Lane Bates, 5, gets help from his dad, Jody, after competing in the 4-5 year old division of Taekwon-Do. Bates is competing for the Kumite Dragons, and said "I can't win without my mohawk." This is his second year competing in the Show-Me State Games.
Todd Hohenstreet gets serious about a putt in the disc golf tournament Saturday at the course at Albert-Oakland Park.
Todd Hohenstreet, left, finishes the 16th hole in Saturday’s disc golf tournament before moving on to the next tee with friend Stuart Howeser. Hohenstreet said he took up disc golf after playing ultimate in college.
Cole McCutchan, 12, removes his arrows after warming up for the target archery competition Saturday at Stephens Lake Park.
Matt McCowan of Auxvasse takes his place on the line and prepares to take his shot in Saturday’s target archery competition.
Katelyn Sterchi serves against Britni Norfolk in the championship match of the junior division singles tournament Saturday at the Green Tennis Center.
Britni Norfolk, left, and Katelyn Sterchi, 15, get ready for their match during the juniors round of Tennis at the Show-Me State Games, Saturday, July 28, 2007.
Katelyn Sterchi, left, and Britni Norfolk walk onto the court to play the championship match of junior singles competition.
The impact from hit-and-run collision left an imprint of the other car’s license plate on the front of Marci Mitchell’s car.
Thursday, July 26, 2007--On one of the final evenings before closing for restoration, the Missouri Theatre was packed with an estimated 250 guests plus forty symphony musicians and their staff for the Ala Carte event, a Missouri Symphony performance followed by a feast of dishes from all over the world prepared by Symphony musicians and volunteers.
Jomoke Sanusi introduces members of Egbe Omo Oduduwa in front of the friends and family who gathered in the American Legion Hall on Saturday evening to celebrate their southern Nigerian heritage. From left are Fela Amos, Olawale Ibitoye and Moyosola Ibitoye.
July 28, 2007
Coach Kyle Hawkins talks with some members of the lacrosse club team during a timeout in a game against Illinois in April 2006 at MU. Hawkins came out as a gay man just before the start of the 2006-07 season.
In 1975, former San Francisco 49ers running back David Kopay became the first athlete in a professional team sport to announce his homosexuality.
Cyd Zeigler co-founded outsports.com, the Web site where Kyle Hawkins first posted about being a gay coach of the Missouri men’s club lacrosse team.
School: Oregon State
Position: Softball coach
Kirk Walker became the first openly gay male coach of a Division I program when he came out to his team in September 2005.
Oregon State softball coach Kirk Walker screams from the dugout to his team on the field. He says his players and OSU administration have been supportive since he came out.
Oregon State softball coach Kirk Walker giving instructions during a game. He adopted a child with his partner, Randy Baltimore.
School: University of North Carolina
Position: Athletic communications director
Dave Lohse said the first openly gay male coach of a prominent men’s team will surface somewhere in the Northeast or on the West Coast.