Christopher W. Dwyer

Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer

Stretching before the handball game

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."

Blaine Luetkemeyer

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer

Handball players await competitors

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.

James O. Baker

Republican James O. Baker

Abdul Akram

Democrat Abdul Akram

Richard Tolbert

Democrat Richard Tolbert

Robin Carnahan

Robin Carnahan, Democrat

Water main breaks at Broadway and Ninth Street

Water gushes from under the street at the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. There has been ongoing construction at the site.

Walking to the cave to see bats

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 serves

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.

Leaving the tennis courts

Rusty Crane, left, walks back to the scoring pavilion with Joe Kupersmith after Crane won two sets. "Rusty has a killer serve," said Kupersmith.

Waiting to start the tennis match

From left, Rusty Crane and Joe Kupersmith talk before starting another set during the Show-Me State games on Friday.

Rolla coach takes a break from tennis match

Rolla High School's boys tennis coach Cody Kennedy sits on the court between serves during the Show-Me State Games tennis tournament on Friday. Kennedy lost both sets to Hickman tennis coach Andy Materer, 6-2, and 6-4.

Show-Me State Games tennis tournament

The shadow of a tennis player falls on the crowded court during the Show-Me States games tennis tournament on Friday, July 16, 2010.

Show-Me State Games tennis endures heat

The heat beats down on Maggie Filbert as she plays in her second Show-Me State games tournament. Filbert played against Patti Cole on Friday. "It's super hot, and that's the challenge," Filbert said.

Ready to play

The Rim Rockers from Conway form a huddle before the fourth quarter during their game with the Moberly Ballers on Friday.

Hickman tennis coach plays Show-Me State Games

Hickman Tennis Coach Andy Materer swings at the ball during the Missouri Show-Me State Games on Friday. Materer beat Cody Kennedy, Rolla High School's boys' tennis coach in both sets, 6-2, and 6-4.

Shooting hoops

Jamonta Black takes a shot on the net while his friends attempt a rebound during their own game of basketball, which they played before the next official tournament game on Friday.

Talking to the team

Mike Vavruska talks to his team, the Rim Rockers, during the opening day of the Show-Me State Games basketball tournament on Friday.