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After upset, Missouri softball team stays alive in NCAA regional play

The Missouri softball team gathers at home plate to congratulate Ashley Fleming after she hit a two-run home run against Illinois State in NCAA regional competition Saturday afternoon at University Field. Fleming's home run helped the Tigers earn a 12-3 win over the Redbirds in both team's regional opener. But the Tigers lost to DePaul in their second game, forcing an elimination game against Illinois State on Saturday night. Missouri won that game 8-4 to advance to Sunday's championship round against DePaul.

The Missouri softball team came into NCAA regional play as a heavy-favorite against the three visiting teams. The Tigers looked vulnerable in a 2-1 loss to DePaul, but managed to stay alive in the competition with two wins over Illinois State. Missouri needs back-to-back wins against DePaul on Sunday to advance to super regional play.

Missouri baseball loses both games of doubleheader to Nebraska

The Missouri baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Nebraska on Saturday, ending its season with a pair of losses and snapping a streak of four-straight series wins against Big 12 opponents.

Rock Bridge High School graduation ceremony celebrates class of 2011

Rock Bridge High School sent off 578 seniors, including a record nine valedictorians, at Saturday's graduation ceremony at Mizzou Arena.

Competitive eater fails to conquer the Hail Mary Challenge

Randy Santel tried to eat 6.9 pounds of food in the Stadium Grill's "Hail Mary Challenge." He failed to consume it all, but the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri came out victorious.

Rock Bridge boys tennis team advances to state tournament

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team is hoping to become the first public school to repeat as tennis state champions since 1969.

Hickman says goodbye to senior Kewpies

Hickman High School seniors graduated at Mizzou Arena Saturday morning.

Missouri's Long ties for first at NCAA men's golf regional

Jace Long fired a school-record tying 10-under-par 62 to tie for medalist honors and lead the Missouri men's golf team at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday afternoon in Ocala, Fla.

Carl Edwards rolls to easy win in NASCAR All-Star race

Carl Edwards has picked up a $1 million payday by winning the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

City unveils new, easy to use budget document

The city revealed a newly reformatted budget document at the City Council Mini-Retreat on Saturday.

Philips Park fishing derby brings families outdoors

The fishing derby accompanied the Philips Park dedication ceremony Saturday morning. Winners were recognized for being the first person to catch a fish, reeling in the biggest fish and catching the smallest fish.

Douglass High School seniors become 17th graduating class

Twenty-two students received diplomas during the Douglass High School graduation ceremony Saturday morning.

Adopted adults could gain more access to information about biological parents

A bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon would allow adopted adults to obtain identifying information about their biological parents, including names, dates of birth and last known addresses.

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