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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.

Truckers flex automotive muscle at Boone County Fair

The Boone County Fair hosted a night of side-by-side mud racing Friday night.

Show-Me State Games tennis part of summer in Missouri

Justin Hsing , 17, competed in singles in the Show-Me State Games' junior tennis tournament on Friday morning in a field of 75 competitors. But Hsing doesn’t live in Missouri; he lives in New York.

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.