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Mikayla Logan and Kayla Funkenbusch, both 12, are on similar paths in track and field.
A program at three martial arts studios in Columbia teaches children the basics of tae kwon do and good citizenship.
Darren Murray and Mark Wilson are rodeo clowns, or as they prefer to be called, bullfighters. Their job this week has been to protect the cowboys at the Missouri High School Rodeo state finals at all costs— even if that means getting run over by the bull.
Missourian sports writer Brian Nordli got closer to the action than most Saturday at the Missouri High School Rodeo state finals.
Russ Taft, who studies taekwondo in Columbia, will be competing at the American Taekwondo Association's World Championships from June 22 to 28 in Little Rock, Ark.
Most teams didn't catch as many fish as they had hoped, yet the competition netted a winning team that weighed in 10 fish at a combined weight of 48.6 pounds.
Actor Lucas Black, who competed in the Francis Hagen golf tournament Saturday, says playing golf gets him outside away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and its high-pressure movie sets.
David McDonald has won the Francis Hagan Match Play tournament, played at the Lake of the Woods golf course, four times since it began in 1994. Only one other person has won the tournament at least twice in its 14-year history.
The president of the Wilton Boat Club says he expects the winning fish in this weekend's overnight catfish tournament on the Missouri River to weigh as much as 90 pounds.
The Downtown Optimist Club's Soap Box Derby, set for Sunday, is an annual Columbia tradition cherished by veteran racers of all ages.
Wednesday night's games were cut short by thunderstorms.
The Country Club of Missouri hosted its third annual Knickerbocker Golf Tournament on Saturday. The event serves as an opportunity to wear traditional or crazy golf outfits, inspired by late member Steve Inslee.
Nearly 11 years ago, Columbia Pride soccer coach Rick Hess was approached to be the commissioner of the first Columbia three-on-three soccer tournament, a realm of soccer he knew nothing about. Now the event has grown.
Phil Schaefer, the head pastor at Christian Fellowship Church in Columbia, is a long distance runner who often uses running as an analogy for life in his sermons. But being involved in the sport has also become a way to reach others beyond his congregation.
MU recreation officials said dates have been set to renovate Stankowski Field and the floor in the Jungle Gym at the MU Student Recreation Complex.
American Top Team is one of the top Mixed Martial Arts gyms in America. Former MU wrestler Ben Askren has been training there and will wrestle in his second professional MMA fight Saturday.
The Home School Communicator Basketball league provides fourth- and fifth-grade students an opportunity to play basketball, with strict rules about attendance and grades.
Gerry Moore has only missed one game since he first started buying Missouri football and basketball season tickets in 1970. Although he never attended the university, Moore is also a member of the MU Alumni Association.
The MU club men's basketball team won the the National Collegiate Championship Series title last weekend in Detroit.