Other local sports
The 24th Mid-America Open disc golf tournament has tried to increase its number of women competitors, and the women themselves are starting leagues in their hometowns.
Runners of all ages competed in a 5K race/walk to help raise money for the William Woods cross country and track teams.
The sport requires that participants find boxes full of trinkets using GPS.
Ann Koenig of Columbia, an urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, will compete in the 2008 International Tree Climbing Championship.
The Daniel Boone Little League Challenger Division offers boys and girls with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to play America’s game in a fun atmosphere.
St. Louis will host the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championship on July 26. Men and women from around the world will be competing in a variety of events meant to determine who is the overall, best tree climber.
For 20 years, Ron Zetcher has brought his referee clinic to officiate at the Show-Me State Games.
The long-awaited baseball complex is nearing completion but can’t open without a name. It is named in honor of Country Atkins, the father of Tom Atkins, who donated the land for the park.
Under a new plan, MU students will be able to attend many sporting events for free. The All-Sports Pass will also be replaced by a new Student Season Ticket Combo.
Even though diabetes makes it difficult for her to dance at times, Eureka High School senior Danielle Scheetz refuses to give up her craft.
The race, which drew about 370,000 spectators last year, will not go through Columbia.
The competition could include participation from Olympic medalists of the Beijing Games.
Competitors in this weekend’s Missouri State Senior Games shooting competition said they were there more for each other than winning medals.
Competitors at the Missouri State Senior Games say there are several reasons they enjoy spending time at the bowling alley.
Although 88-year-old Ed Burnham’s 15-minute mile pace would have put him last place in the Missouri State Senior Games’ 10K run, he says he doesn’t care. He runs because of his love for it.
Both the game and the venue changed this year.
The Missouri State Senior Games held a darts competition Saturday morning at Hearnes Center.
Only one women’s team registered for the 3-on-3 basketball competition. Three men’s teams agreed to play them so they could participate in the Missouri State Senior Games.
In 1978, Carroll Walker lost his right arm in a farming accident. Since then, he has had to learn how to shoot his bow and arrow by using his mouth.
A small group of 14 participated in the Missouri State Senior Games horseshoe division Friday at Cosmopolitan Park.