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Racers Thomas Ferguson and Jordan Weltha came away happy at the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby after winning their divisions. The two will get the opportunity to compete at nationals in Akron, Ohio.
Columbia's Raymond Sapp, 63, was the first to cross the finish line for his age group in the 40K road race at the Missouri State Senior Games. His win qualifies him for his fourth National Senior Games.
Bowling duo roll into their third year of competition together in the 2010 Missouri State Senior Games.
The Missouri Senior State Games bowling competition featured teams, singles and doubles events.
At 61, Larry Pauley is finally getting to participate in competitive sports, which is something he's wanted to pursue since he was in high school.
For Johnston Ewing, the Missouri State Senior Games are a place to have fun and meet new people. Ewing, 66, has been participating in Senior Games since he was 50. He loves pole vaulting, high jump, and triple jump.
The finals of the Missouri State Champshionships were held Sunday afternoon with the fastest time of 13.7 seconds.
Ultimate Frisbee kicked off its summer leagues Tuesday. Fresa Jacobs, the league coordinator, started the Ultimate Frisbee summer leagues in 2002 for those who were interested in organized play for the summer. This year, 96 people signed up.
Tiffany Piper is only 16 years old and has already competed in competitions such as Nationals and World Championships for New Zealand.
Phil Strader, last year’s champion in the Practical Event Metallic Division, competed in the Bianchi Cup for the fifth time this weekend in Hallsville.
Competitors and enthusiasts gathered on Saturday morning for the Perche Creek Gutbuster, a race that took canoes and kayaks up 10 miles of the creek and back. The race went on even with a steady afternoon snowfall.
Mark Dressler, a former Missouri basketball player, has taught his three children to play and love the sport of basketball. His oldest two children play in college, and his youngest plays for Rock Bridge.
St. Louis Rams fan Jacob Glazer and Kansas City Chiefs fan Theresa Musket won't be selling their season tickets anytime soon.
Cindy Fotti and Dana Hughes, the coaches for the Columbia chapter of Team in Training, are helping people get in shape to run marathons to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Although they face limited resources with a small group, they have brought runners to races across the country.
Coach Stuart Parnell has been involved with the Columbia Youth Football League for more than 10 years, coaching boys in first through sixth grade. This year, he is theof the third grade Packers team and must work to help the boys transition from flag to tackle football.
Former Missouri football standout Jeremy Maclin scored his first two NFL touchdowns Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jimmie Johnson took over the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead from Mark Martin with a victory Sunday in Fontana, Calif. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished sixth to move into eighth in the standings.
The Upward Sports League at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church allows children of all skill levels to get equal playing time in its fall football league. Consequently, the players gain self-esteem and learn the fundamentals of the game.