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Young volunteer pitches in at Show-Me State Games

Eight-year-old Ashleigh McKinley volunteers at the Show-Me-State Games as a “noodler.” She taps wrestling referees with a blue foam pool noodle to remind them when there’s five seconds left in a match.

Missouri Revolution take field for Columbia

The 14 and under team draws players from Lake of the Ozarks, Fulton, Jefferson City, Blackwater, Pilot Grove, Boonville, Lynn, Russellville and Columbia and is only one in its tournament at the Show-Me State Games from this area.

Oddly-named kickball teams compete in Show-Me State Games

Players of all ages teamed up for the two-day kickball tournament at the Show-Me State Games.

Show-Me State Games hosts first weekend of soccer

Soccer teams competed in the first weekend of the Show-Me State Games at Cosmopolitan Park.

Church encourages members to volunteer at Show-Me State Games

Forum Christian Church organizes members to volunteer, emphasizing community and the larger picture.

Woman wins fourth Show-Me gold medal after cancer

Mary Easley started lifting weights after being diagnosed with cancer three years ago and has won four gold medals at Show-Me State Games in power lifting since.

The Show-Me State Games have begun

The Show-Me State Games kicked off Friday after a torch relay and an opening ceremony complete with thousands of athletes from across the state, special guests and the lighting of the torch.

Chiropractor aims to finish 100 triathlons in 100 days

With 50 triathlons down, John Curtin only has 50 races left on his 100 triathlons in 100 days tour. The tour’s purpose is to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of sexual and physical child abuse.

Chase Daniel named Preseason All-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Daniel, along with Chase Coffman, Jeremy MacLin and a few more Tiger football players, received national recognition from the media when they were named preseason all-conference players.

Truman Veterans Hospital patients go fly-fishing

A fly-fishing club from Jefferson City showed patients at the hospital how to fly-fish at Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area on Wednesday.

Couples enjoy monthly golf tournaments

Couples say playing in Columbia’s Whiff and Giggle golf tournaments is an enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Female disc golfers try to increase numbers

The 24th Mid-America Open disc golf tournament has tried to increase its number of women competitors, and the women themselves are starting leagues in their hometowns.

Race raises money for track team

Runners of all ages competed in a 5K race/walk to help raise money for the William Woods cross country and track teams.

Sport of geocaching gaining in popularity

The sport requires that participants find boxes full of trinkets using GPS.

Climbing to new heights

Ann Koenig of Columbia, an urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, will compete in the 2008 International Tree Climbing Championship.

Challenger Division baseball pairs buddies, children with disabilities

The Daniel Boone Little League Challenger Division offers boys and girls with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to play America’s game in a fun atmosphere.

Wellness Resource Center gathers information about MU fan behavior

The center sent a survey to MU football season ticket holders asking for their opinions on tailgating and fan behavior before football games.

Tree Climbing 101

St. Louis will host the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championship on July 26. Men and women from around the world will be competing in a variety of events meant to determine who is the overall, best tree climber.

Basketball official a boon to Show-Me State Games

For 20 years, Ron Zetcher has brought his referee clinic to officiate at the Show-Me State Games.

New ballpark named for Country Atkins

The long-awaited baseball complex is nearing completion but can’t open without a name. It is named in honor of Country Atkins, the father of Tom Atkins, who donated the land for the park.

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