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Ultimate Frisbee begins its summer league

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.

Bianchi Cup attracts shooter Tiffany Piper from New Zealand.

Tiffany Piper is only 16 years old and has already competed in competitions such as Nationals and World Championships for New Zealand.

Strader aims high at Bianchi Cup

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.

Canoeing in the snow: The 2010 Perche Creek Gutbuster race

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.

Dressler family bonds over basketball

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.

Columbia NFL fans dedicated despite down years for Chiefs and Rams

St. Louis Rams fan Jacob Glazer and Kansas City Chiefs fan Theresa Musket won't be selling their season tickets anytime soon.

Coaches give Columbia group a reason to run

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 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.