Hickman players console each other

Hickman forward Mason Morawitz,left, is consoled by forward George Plakorus after Hickman lost 2-1 against Jefferson City Nov. 5. Hickman lost halfway through the first overtime.

Hickman midfielder dribbles around Jefferson City defenders

Hickman midfielder Jervis Atagana dribbles around two Jefferson City defenders Nov. 5. For most of the game, the Jays held the one-goal lead they gained on Morgan's shot off a rebound. But with 8:39 left, Hickman's Mason Morawitz scored off a rebound to tie the score.

Zaire Taylor ready to play

Junior guard Zaire Taylor is ready to play for Missouri after sitting out last season as a transfer student from Delaware.

Building faith from the outside

Kristine Key plays a counting game with three of her eight kindergarten students at the Islamic School of Columbia.


Kristine Key, a Christian kindergarten teacher at the Islamic School of Columbia, opts to wear a hijab to set an example for her students. The hijab is a traditional Muslim head covering. Key has also been learning to speak a few phrases in Arabic.

Election reactions

Kansas State football coach Ron Prince

Kansas State football coach Ron Prince will not return for the 2009 season, stepping aside after failing to rebuild the Wildcats into a Big 12 contender. KSU Athletic director Bob Krause announced Prince's resignation Wednesday.

Hickman soccer loses district title

Jefferson City players celebrate as Hickman midfielder Matt Baker, center, hangs his head. Hickman lost 2-1 in overtime of the Class 3, District 9 title game.

MU's Lauren Nuckolls

Outside hitter Lauren Nuckolls serves during an MU women's volleyball practice Wednesday. Nuckolls created a few handshakes that she performs with her teammates during games.

Patricia Powell

Patricia Powell taught at West Junior High School for 20 years but recently added to her list of accomplishments when she won the "2008 Distinguished Retiree" award from Missouri Retired Teachers Association's.

Nixon named Governor-elect

Missouri Democratic Governor-elect Jay Nixon pumps his fist after giving his victory speech to supporters at his election watch party Tuesday in St. Louis. Nixon, Missouri's longest-serving attorney general, won the gubernatorial election Tuesday by turning back Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof.

Obama celebrates

Barack Obama celebrates with supporters in Chicago on Tuesday night.

President-elect Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago on Tuesday night.

Watching the results at Billiards

Bill and Doyne Mackenzie watch election results at Billiards during the Democratic watch party for Chris Kelly and Cathy Richards on Tuesday. Kelly won the race for 24th District representative and Richards for Boone County administrator.

Watching the results for the 24th District

Vicki Hobbs and Jeff Chinn, co-campaign managers for Chris Kelly, call soon after polls closed to tell him of his progress in the election at a watch party for Kelly and Cathy Richards at Billiard's on Tuesday. Kelly won his race for the state House seat in District 24.

Hulfhof supporters watch the results come in

Kenny Hulshof supporters Mike Maurizi, Doug Stone, Scott Peyton, Tim Root, Rosemary Miller and Larry Miller watch the incoming results for Missouri's gubernatorial race Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Renee Hulshof watches husband's speech

Renee Hulshof watches her husband, Congressman Kenny Hulshof, gives the last speech of his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Hulshof concedes to Nixon

Gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof concedes to Jay Nixon on Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

Luetkemeyer TV interview

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer speaks to ABC News late Tuesday night as he awaited the election results from Boone County to come in. Around midnight, Luetkemeyer was announced the winner of the 9th District Congressional seat.

Luetkemeyer, Hobbs celebrate

Blaine Luetkemeyer, center, walks with state Rep. Steve Hobbs, R-Mexico, to give his acceptance speech at his election night party in Columbia.