September 29, 2014
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Sept. 20 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lonnie Tapia works on his sculpture in Tolton's art room. Tapia said he wants to sell the sculpture when it's finished and plans to donate 20 percent of the earnings to Tolton's art, music and drama departments.
Lonnie Tapia works on a sculpture of two tigers at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. Tapia carved the sculpture from a red maple tree that fell in his yard 12 years ago.
Lonnie Tapia, an art teacher and assistant boys soccer coach at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School, works on a tiger sculpture during his morning art class. Tapia has been working on this piece for about 12 years.
Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws against the Detroit Tigers earlier this month. The team ace will be on the mound Tuesday for Kansas City's wild-card playoff game against Oakland.
September 28, 2014
Paul "Bugle Boy" Hobbs finishes playing taps on Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Taps is a score played by buglers for military funerals, memorials and ceremonies.
Esabella Fisher, 5, hands out flags to attendees of the Gold Star Luminary Lighting Ceremony on Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Esabella attended the ceremony with her mother and grandmother, who is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Matthew Brodersen puts a flag next to bags with candles in them Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. The Gold Star Luminary Initiative held a commemorative service to honor fallen soldiers and their families.
Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough runs for a touchdown early in the first quarter of Missouri's game against South Carolina on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong makes a play for the out on a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Trumbo in the fourth inning on Sunday in Phoenix.
Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko shakes hands with fans after his final baseball game. The team faced the Kansas City Royals on Sunday in Chicago. Kansas City won 6-4.
Three pages that constitute the Missourian's second-place winning entry for Best Front Page in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
September 27, 2014
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand posted at the corner of Chambers Road and West Florissant Avenue Saturday in Ferguson as police search for a suspect in the shooting of a Ferguson police officer. Ferguson has been the scene of unrest since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, by a white police officer.
Missouri linebacker Darvin Ruise, center, and Missouri defensive back Duron Singleton celebrate prior to the final kneel-down play of Missouri's 21-20 win against South Carolina.
Players pray in the center of the field after Missouri's 21-20 win against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.
On third and 10 yards to go, Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough picked up nine yards, putting Missouri within striking distance of a first down during the fourth quarter of Missouri's 21-20 win against South Carolina.
Missouri place kicker Andrew Baggett lifts high the Mayors' Cup after Missouri's 21-20 win against South Carolina.
South Carolina wide receiver Nick Jones evades a tackle from Missouri defensive lineman Charles Harris during the second half of Missouri's 21-20 win against South Carolina.
Alec Pinkscon, an MU alumnus, celebrates a late fourth quarter touchdown that put Missouri up 21-20 after the extra point.
Missouri fans celebrate, some in a state of shock, as the Tigers stop the Gamecocks' final drive during the fourth quarter of Missouri's 21-20 win against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.