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Family in the running at Show-Me State Games

The Lockers, from Ludlow, Mo., will have four generations of family, ranging in age from 5 to 73, competing in the Show-Me State Games track and field events this weekend.

Former reservist looks to make up time in Show-Me State Games

After Sept. 11, Fred Clayton went on active duty for seven years with the U.S. Naval Reserves. Now that he is retired, he has taking advantage of the time by participating in state and senior games, including the Show-Me State Games.

Kickball rivalry grows in championship game

The St. Louis Big Ballers and the St. Louis Kickball Association played in the championship game of the Show-Me State Games kickball tournament Sunday at Rainbow Softball Center.

Ultimate teamwork: Missouri eco-villages send Ultimate Frisbee team to Show-Me State Games

For one ecologically-minded team at the Show-Me State Games, the laid-back game of Ultimate Frisbee isn't just a good time — it's a mirror of their community values.

Youth soccer coach brings military experience to his team

Les Shaeffer, an eight-year veteran of the Marines, coaches the Neosho United soccer team, which won a bronze medal in the under-6 division at the ShowMe State Games.

Fitness kick leads to Show-Me State Games triathlon

Karen Knowles, 58, competed Sunday morning in her fourth Show-Me State Games triathlon. Knowles said that five years ago, she was “an overweight couch-potato.”

Setting records easy part for Show-Me State Games powerlifter

Jefferson City's Anchana Heng, who competed in the Show-Me State Games' powerlifting competition Saturday, spent the first 12 years of his life fighting for survival in Battambang, Cambodia.

Show-Me State Games serve as reunion for former ballplayers

The Mojo Shirts baseball team, based in Kirksville, has participated in the Show-Me State Games for the past six years. The team is made up of current and former college ballplayers.

Former MU student finds success with World Wrestling Entertainment

Matt Korklan, who performs in World Wrestling Entertainment events with the stage name Evan Bourne, got his start in wrestling while attending classes at MU.

Record-tying round wins women's amateur championship

Chelsea Schriewer, a former MU golfer,  shot a 66 to tie the course record and win the Missouri Women’s Golf Association's Amateur Championship on Thursday at The Club at Old Hawthorne by 12 strokes.

Injured gymnast hopes to prove herself at Show-Me games

Eleven-year-old Stephanie Gregg returns to compete at the Show-Me State Games after she fractured a vertebrae practicing a vault pass in December.

College golfers tied for lead at Missouri Amateur Championship

Former Missouri Tigers golfer Chelsea Schreiwer and Southern Illinois golfer Alisha Matthews are tied for the lead heading into Thursday's final round at the Missouri Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship in Columbia.

Kickballapalooza brings together chamber members

More than 300 people gathered at the Rainbow Softball Center on Wednesday for Kickballapalooza. Fourteen co-ed kickball teams participated in a one-day tournament put on by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Age doesn't slow six-time women's amateur champion

That Ellen Port is almost 30 years older than her closest competition means little. She is a six-time winner of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship and is in contention for her seventh title at his week's event. 

Columbia golf course hosts Missouri women's championship

The Club at Old Hawthorne is hosting the Missouri Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship for the first time, starting Tuesday.

Synchronized swimming team reunites for Show-Me State Games

Several people plan to compete as the Mo-Maids once more for the Show-Me State Games synchronized swimming competition July 26 at Hickman High School.

Recession has varied effects on baseball collectibles market

Dan Imler sells rare and vintage baseball memorabila for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mike French sells baseball cards for a few dollars a pack. Both are feeling the effects of a down economy in different ways.

Columbia swimmer competing in U.S. national championships

Leah Pierce, a former Rock Bridge standout and a member of the Columbia Swim Club, swam a personal best 1:10.87 Thursday morning in the preliminaries of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. national championships.

COMMENT: Cheerleading's thrills make risks worth taking

Coaches don’t waste time babying cheerleaders, even though an estimated 16,000 cheerleaders are injured every year in accidents involving dramatic stunts and tumbles. It’s called competitive cheerleading for a reason — the stakes are high and there are always other talented cheerleaders waiting to take your spot on the team.

Stewart wins at Daytona after last-lap wreck

Tony Stewart sent Kyle Busch into a spectacular last-lap crash that triggered a pile-up, and went on to claim a tarnished victory in Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished fourth.

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