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Show-Me State Games serve as reunion for former ballplayers

The Mojo Shirts baseball team, based in Kirksville, has participated in the Show-Me State Games for the past six years. The team is made up of current and former college ballplayers.

Former MU student finds success with World Wrestling Entertainment

Matt Korklan, who performs in World Wrestling Entertainment events with the stage name Evan Bourne, got his start in wrestling while attending classes at MU.

Record-tying round wins women's amateur championship

Chelsea Schriewer, a former MU golfer,  shot a 66 to tie the course record and win the Missouri Women’s Golf Association's Amateur Championship on Thursday at The Club at Old Hawthorne by 12 strokes.

Injured gymnast hopes to prove herself at Show-Me games

Eleven-year-old Stephanie Gregg returns to compete at the Show-Me State Games after she fractured a vertebrae practicing a vault pass in December.

College golfers tied for lead at Missouri Amateur Championship

Former Missouri Tigers golfer Chelsea Schreiwer and Southern Illinois golfer Alisha Matthews are tied for the lead heading into Thursday's final round at the Missouri Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship in Columbia.

Kickballapalooza brings together chamber members

More than 300 people gathered at the Rainbow Softball Center on Wednesday for Kickballapalooza. Fourteen co-ed kickball teams participated in a one-day tournament put on by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Age doesn't slow six-time women's amateur champion

That Ellen Port is almost 30 years older than her closest competition means little. She is a six-time winner of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship and is in contention for her seventh title at his week's event. 

Columbia golf course hosts Missouri women's championship

The Club at Old Hawthorne is hosting the Missouri Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship for the first time, starting Tuesday.

Synchronized swimming team reunites for Show-Me State Games

Several people plan to compete as the Mo-Maids once more for the Show-Me State Games synchronized swimming competition July 26 at Hickman High School.

Recession has varied effects on baseball collectibles market

Dan Imler sells rare and vintage baseball memorabila for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mike French sells baseball cards for a few dollars a pack. Both are feeling the effects of a down economy in different ways.

Columbia swimmer competing in U.S. national championships

Leah Pierce, a former Rock Bridge standout and a member of the Columbia Swim Club, swam a personal best 1:10.87 Thursday morning in the preliminaries of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. national championships.

COMMENT: Cheerleading's thrills make risks worth taking

Coaches don’t waste time babying cheerleaders, even though an estimated 16,000 cheerleaders are injured every year in accidents involving dramatic stunts and tumbles. It’s called competitive cheerleading for a reason — the stakes are high and there are always other talented cheerleaders waiting to take your spot on the team.

Stewart wins at Daytona after last-lap wreck

Tony Stewart sent Kyle Busch into a spectacular last-lap crash that triggered a pile-up, and went on to claim a tarnished victory in Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished fourth.

Softball keeps over-70 pair active

Stan Kline, 70, and Norris Kruse, 73, are the oldest members of the Columbia Parks and Recreation softball league.

Another milestone for Columbia running group

The 5:30 Running Group celebrated another year of existence Tuesday by eclipsing its largest attendance for an early morning run starting at the MKT Trail.

Athletics run in the Hinton family

As part of the Columbia Colts sixth grade football team, K.C. Hinton draws athletic inspiration from his family.

Umpires for Daniel Boone Little League feel summer's heat

Ryan Schmidt, a 15-year-old umpire for the Daniel Boone Little League, is learning how to endure the heat he faces in the course of his job.

Columbia skydivers are first to jump over Mt. McKinley

The skydive, which included the owner of Flat Branch Pub and Brewing and an operating partner of Sirius Hospitality/HuHot Mongolian Grill, involved jumping from an altitude of 23,000 feet.

Runners aim high with Blue Thunder Track Club

Mikayla Logan and Kayla Funkenbusch, both 12, are on similar paths in track and field.

Tiny Tigers learn martial arts, morals

A program at three martial arts studios in Columbia teaches children the basics of tae kwon do and good citizenship.