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Tennis Club working to train teens to compete nationally

The Country Club of Missouri has a new program that aims to get youths more serious about tennis.

Seniors strike it big with virtual bowling

A recreation room at the Lenoir Woods retirement community in Columbia functions as a virtual bowling alley once a week when residents gather to play the game on Nintendo Wii.

Old tradition sparks interest at Show-Me Games

This weekend, 44 men and women competed in the Show-Me State Games’ muzzle loading shooting competition.

Father and son spend a day on the greens

Tim and Austin Kuchta competed in the Show-Me State Games in the parent/child golf division.

Family strikes it big at Games

Five-year-old Spencer Robarge and his family traveled from Springfield to compete in the bowling portion of the Show-Me State Games.

Ultimate Frisbee teams play in Show-Me State Games

Teams played ultimate Frisbee in several games at Hinkson Field on Saturday.

Young volunteer pitches in at Show-Me State Games

Eight-year-old Ashleigh McKinley volunteers at the Show-Me-State Games as a “noodler.” She taps wrestling referees with a blue foam pool noodle to remind them when there’s five seconds left in a match.

Missouri Revolution take field for Columbia

The 14 and under team draws players from Lake of the Ozarks, Fulton, Jefferson City, Blackwater, Pilot Grove, Boonville, Lynn, Russellville and Columbia and is only one in its tournament at the Show-Me State Games from this area.

Oddly-named kickball teams compete in Show-Me State Games

Players of all ages teamed up for the two-day kickball tournament at the Show-Me State Games.

Show-Me State Games hosts first weekend of soccer

Soccer teams competed in the first weekend of the Show-Me State Games at Cosmopolitan Park.

Church encourages members to volunteer at Show-Me State Games

Forum Christian Church organizes members to volunteer, emphasizing community and the larger picture.

Woman wins fourth Show-Me gold medal after cancer

Mary Easley started lifting weights after being diagnosed with cancer three years ago and has won four gold medals at Show-Me State Games in power lifting since.

The Show-Me State Games have begun

The Show-Me State Games kicked off Friday after a torch relay and an opening ceremony complete with thousands of athletes from across the state, special guests and the lighting of the torch.

Chiropractor aims to finish 100 triathlons in 100 days

With 50 triathlons down, John Curtin only has 50 races left on his 100 triathlons in 100 days tour. The tour’s purpose is to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of sexual and physical child abuse.

Truman Veterans Hospital patients go fly-fishing

A fly-fishing club from Jefferson City showed patients at the hospital how to fly-fish at Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area on Wednesday.

Couples enjoy monthly golf tournaments

Couples say playing in Columbia’s Whiff and Giggle golf tournaments is an enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Female disc golfers try to increase numbers

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.

Race raises money for track team

Runners of all ages competed in a 5K race/walk to help raise money for the William Woods cross country and track teams.

Sport of geocaching gaining in popularity

The sport requires that participants find boxes full of trinkets using GPS.

Climbing to new heights

Ann Koenig of Columbia, an urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, will compete in the 2008 International Tree Climbing Championship.

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