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Free sports will be available to MU students starting this fall

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.

Diabetes doesn't deter dancer

Even though diabetes makes it difficult for her to dance at times, Eureka High School senior Danielle Scheetz refuses to give up her craft.

Tour of Missouri to add new stage when race returns in September

The race, which drew about 370,000 spectators last year, will not go through Columbia.

Tour of Missouri bicycle race adds extra day of competition

The competition could include participation from Olympic medalists of the Beijing Games.

Senior shooters aim for camaraderie not just competition

Competitors in this weekend’s Missouri State Senior Games shooting competition said they were there more for each other than winning medals.

Senior bowling games breed fellowship with competition

Competitors at the Missouri State Senior Games say there are several reasons they enjoy spending time at the bowling alley.

Runner going strong at 88

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.

Senior Games pool tournament given new look

Both the game and the venue changed this year.

Seniors compete in Missouri State Senior Games darts tournament

The Missouri State Senior Games held a darts competition Saturday morning at Hearnes Center.

Women and men share basketball court at senior games

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.

Archer overcomes the odds to continue competing

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.

Senior Games bring out group of horseshoe pitchers

A small group of 14 participated in the Missouri State Senior Games horseshoe division Friday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Pickleball, a rapidly growing sport, is added to the Senior Games

Pickleball is much like tennis with a smaller court but uses a Wiffle ball. There are 38 registered participants for the competition’s debut at the Senior Games.

Missouri’s best high school rodeo stars compete in state finals

Cowboys and cowgirls from across the state will compete at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals this weekend.

Former Olympian discus medalist part of the field at Missouri State Senior Games

A month after turning 21, Dick Cochran was participating in discus throwing in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Now, the 69-year-old retiree has picked the sport back up again.

Boaters, cyclists wait for Missouri River to drop

The Missouri River has been at flood stage for weeks in Boonville. Boaters, anglers and cyclists are waiting for it to drop this weekend.

Marathon training gives runners confidence boost

Last weekend’s Heart of America Marathon training run allowed runners to experience the course before the big race.

Askren showing lots of confidence

After winning at last week’s Olympic wrestling trials over the weekend, former MU wrestler Ben Askren received a standing ovation Tuesday in Columbia at the Tiger Style Wrestling Camp.

PedNet Pinch Hitters ride bikes to promote active forms of transportation

Players on the PedNet Pinch Hitters co-ed softball team always ride their bikes to games. They hope it shows that using active forms of transportation, instead of driving cars, isn’t difficult to do.

Heart of American Marathon training run to be held Saturday

Columbia runners in training for the Heart of America Marathon will practice covering a 17-mile loop in the course.

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