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Coach helps third-graders transition to tackle football

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 the head coach of the third grade Packers team and must work to help the boys transition from flag to tackle football.

Maclin gathers first NFL touchdowns

Former Missouri football standout Jeremy Maclin scored his first two NFL touchdowns Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Johnson takes over lead in NASCAR Chase

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.

Upward Football League gives everyone playing time

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.

Columbia Colts quarterback prepares for high school football

In his final season in youth football, eighth-grader Zach Reuter is looking to hone his passing skills before he competes for a spot on the Rock Bridge High School team.

Tigers to host free hoops clinic at Douglass Park

Players and coaches from the Missouri basketball team will host a free clinic geared towards elementary and middle school children from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Douglass Park.

Footbag Hall of Famer makes his mark online

Derrick Fogle is using the Internet to showcase the sport he's loved since he was 17-years-old. The MU systems administrator and father of two has held a record, been a world champion and is a member of the Footbag Hall of Fame.

Johnson dominant in Chase race at Dover

Jimmie Johnson won the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Dover International Speedway to accelerate his bid for an unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup title.

Hamlin wins at home but Busch falls short of Chase

The 10-race Chase for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Championship begins next weekend in New Hampshire.

Stephens opens volleyball season against top-ranked Columbia College

A habitual conference leader, Columbia College dominated visiting Stephens, but both sides used the game as a learning experience.

Heart of America won by marathon rookie from Columbia

Ryan Hauser won Columbia's Heart of America Marathon by 9 seconds. It was the first marathon the 28-year-old had ever entered.

Good and bad for Daniel in NFL preseason game

Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel completed 8 of 16 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown Thursday night in the Washington Redskins' preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he also gave up a key fumble. 

Columbia rider wins world quarter horse competition

Melissa Hood of Columbia and her horse Watch This Way captured the reining title on Tuesday at the American Quarter Horse Association's Bayer Select World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas.

Golfer hits second hole-in-one

Forrest Smith, a 73-year-old from Jefferson City, hit his second hole in one at Columbia Country Club on Thursday, on the same hole that he hit his first one.

Daniel helps Redskins rally to victory

The former Missouri quarterback hopes his performance earns him a spot on an NFL roster.

Daniel Boone in Little League regional title game

A 3-2 victory over a team from Nebraska advanced the Daniel Boone National team to Saturday's Midwest Regional Championship, where they will play a team from Iowa with a trip to the Little League World Series on the line. The game is set to be televised on ESPN.

Nicole Mello brings experience to Hickman cross country team

The Columbia teen will enter her fourth year of competitive running when she joins the Hickman cross country team this fall. She got her start with the Columbia Colts youth track team in 2006.

Daniel Boone in semifinals of Midwest Little League regional

Despite an 8-7 loss Wednesday night, the Daniel Boone Little League National team advanced to the semifinals of the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis. If it beats No. 1 seed Nebraska on Thursday afternoon, it will play Saturday for a chance to go to the Little League World Series. 

SLIDESHOW: Twister Hockey League holds championship tournament

The Twister Hockey League, the only hockey league in mid-Missouri, held its playoffs and championship tournament on the evening of Aug. 9 at the Whitney Briggs Memorial Arena.

Missouri River 340 continues to grow in popularity and competiton

After 340 miles and four days, the contestants of the Missouri River 340 reached the finish line to the sweet sound of applause.