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Golfers battle heat in second round of Columbia city championship

The second round of the Columbia City Golf Championship featured harsh conditions. Many of the golfers complained of the effects of the wind, which gusted up to 25 mph. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Rookie racer leading her division of Missouri River 340

Hof left the check point leading the women's solo division of the Missouri River 340, a trek for canoeists and kayakers that takes paddlers 340 miles down the Missouri River. It is a remarkable accomplishment for someone who only began paddling in June.

Retired MU professor ready for 35th city golf championship

Hardeep Bhullar, the chairman of the Columbia City Golf Championship, has played in every tournament since the event began in 1975.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri River 340 racers get late but successful start

Race co-director Scott Mansker said the race, a 340-mile trek for canoeists and kayakers down the Missouri River to St. Charles, was delayed for the first time in its short four-year history.

Veteran racer takes on Missouri River for first time

Cami Ronchetto and Linda LaFontaine are two of the many racers participating in the Missouri River 340. Ronchetto has participated in a number of adventure races over the years, but this is her first time tackling the Missouri River competition.

Missouri River race presents daunting challenges

A record-number of competitors will paddle down the Missouri River this week as part of the Missouri River 340. The grueling race presents physical and mental challenges to the participants during its four-day run.

Power wheelchair soccer a boost for former athlete

After a car accident put him in a two-week coma and left him paralyzed from just below the chest down, Chad Kocina came to Columbia to start over. Kocina, who played football in high school, learned about the Driving Force power wheelchair soccer club from his caseworker at Rusk Rehabilitation Center.

Pickleball makes Show-Me State Games debut

Pickleball, "America's fastest growing sport" according to the USA Pickleball Association's Web site, made its Show-Me State Games debut last weekend at New Haven Elementary School.

Buchert claims another singles championship

The Rock Bridge senior is achieving success in summer tournaments.

Former Missouri players reunite at Show-Me State Games basketball competition

Corey Tate's team edges a team with Jason Sutherland, Greg Church and Julian Winfield.

Referee keeps Show-Me State Games soccer match under control

Pete Wilden has been refereeing in the Show-Me State Games for five years, mostly working adult contests.

Heart condition doesn't stop basketball enthusiast

J.T. Jarnegan has played in the Show-Me State Games' basketball tournament every year since suffering a heart attack and undergoing surgery. He is set to make his 12th appearance at the games on Friday.

Sanders captures another Columbia Seniors Invitational Championship

Dee Sanders won his third senior championship in four years in record-breaking fashion.

Twenty seconds of glory: Tractor pull revs up Boone County Fair

The best trucks and tractors can do a "full pull" of 300 feet. Others die trying. That's when the hard work that the crowd doesn't see comes in.

Friendly rivalry helps track athletes fight old age

Steve Terry, 54, of Lexington, and Jack Uhrig, 55, of Marshall, competed in the Show-Me State Games' track and field competition Saturday night. They have been taking part in the event since 1993, but they have been competing against each other since 1967.

Governor competes in Show-Me State Games

Gov. Jay Nixon competed in the Show-Me State Games' men's basketball skills competition Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Olympic archery coach competes in Show-Me State Games

In his 35 years of coaching, Larry Skinner has trained several award-winning archers, including an Olympic medalist.

Derby driver was fan first

Columbia's Jessy Gonzalez saw his first demolition derby in 2000. He liked what he saw, and since 2004 he has competed in five to six derbies per year around Missouri.

Age no deterrent for Show-Me State Games veterans

Experienced competitors and friends, Lyle Pfaff, 77, and Howard Dewell, 86, sqare off in a free-throw shooting contest at the Show-Me State Games Saturday.

Carl Edwards gets come-from-behind victory

Edwards started in second-to-last place in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. He took the lead in the 179th lap and held it until the finish.