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State wrestling championship

Park Hill junior Alan Waters tries to break down Hickman senior Vince Pescaglia in the title match during the MSHSAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Waters led throughout the length of the match.

Wrestling reversal

Hickman senior Vince Pascaglia attemps a reversal on Park Hill junior Alan Waters in the title match during the MSHSAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Pascaglia lost the match 13-5.

Discussing strategy

Senior Sofia Ayala exchanges a glance with her doubles partner freshman Danielle Day during the meet against Minnesota on Saturday. Ayala and Day lost the match to Karina Chiarelli and Alessandra Ferrazzi.

MU tennis player Jessica Giuggioli

Missouri senior Jessica Giuggioli lines up her return in her match against Minnesota sophomore Alessandra Ferrazzi on Feb. 21 at the Green Center.

Hickman wrestler Vince Pescaglia falls in state final

Hickman senior Vince Pescaglia winces in pain after Park Hill junior Alan Waters landed on his left foot late in the second period of the Class 4 119-pound title match at the MSHSAA state wrestling tournament on Feb. 21 at Mizzou Arena. Pescaglia lost the match 13-5.

Feeling the pressure

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers (21) is pressured by Colorado guard Javon Coney (14) during the second half of the Missouri-Colorado basketball game.

Denmon and Lyons rebound

Missouri guard Marcus Denmon (12) and forward Leo Lyons (5) go up for a rebound as Colorado forward Austin Dufault (33) looks on during the second half of the Missouri-Colorado basketball game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday. Missouri beat Colorado 66-53.

Leo Lyons at Colorado

Missouri's Leo Lyons drives against Colorado's Austin Dufault on Feb. 21 in the Tigers' road victory.

Vince Pescalgia attempting a takedown

Hickman senior Vince Pescaglia attempts to knock Seckman sophomore Denny Kleinschrodtover during the semifinals of the MSHAA state wrestling meet on Friday at Mizzou Arena. Pescaglia defeated Kleinschrodt to advance to the final round, putting one match between him and the title he's tried to capture unsuccessfully twice before.

Vince Pescalgia holding his position

Hickman senior Vince Pescaglia tries to maintain the lock he has on Seckman sophomore Denny Kleinschrodt during the semifinals of the MSHAA state wrestling meet on Friday at Mizzou Arena as match official Lenny Gino makes the count.

Belcher's press conference

New Superintendent Chris Belcher said he hopes to stay with the school district for more than the three years his contract requires.

Answering questions

Newly hired superintendent Chris Belcher answers questions next to school board President Michelle Gadbois, during a press conference at the school district administration building Friday. Belcher expressed his excitement to join the district and said he looks forward to starting on July 1.

The Tiger Hotel on Eighth

The owners of The Tiger Hotel on Eighth Street hopes to receive tax relief so they can begin construction to renovate the hotel's rooms. The hotel previously operated as senior living center. With the renovations, owners hope to reopen once more as a hotel.

The Tiger's applies for tax break

Previously, the rooms of The Tiger Hotel were used as a senior living center. If the recently submitted tax relief application the owners have filed is approved, the rooms will be renovated so that the hotel can operate commercially again.

The Tiger's Decor

If the Tiger Hotel on South Eighth Street receives the tax relief it recently applied for, it will renovate the rooms to match the lower levels and lobby that were renovated before the hotel became a senior living center. The hotel owners submitted for tax-increment financing on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and if approved the hotel would be able to operate commercially after the completion of renovations.

The Zumba workout

Jensen Smith, a freshman majoring in biochemistry, follows along in a Zumba class at the MU Student Recreation Center on Thursday, Jan. 29. Zumba is an aerobic dance workout set to Latin music.

Zumba moves

Jennifer Manian, who became a certified instructor in August, leads an exercise in Zumba class on Thursday.

Exercise in Zumba class

Jennifer Manian leads an exercise in Zumba class, which takes places twice a week at MU Student Recreation Complex on Thursday. Manian became a certified instructor in August 2008.

Cougars men's basketball coach Bob Burchard

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard encourages his team in a victory over William Woods on Feb. 19 at Southwell Complex.

Columbia College women's basketball player Fiona Sparks

Columbia College guard Fiona Sparks drives past William Woods guard Cameo Holly in the Cougars victory on Feb. 19 at Southwell Complax
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