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Missouri strongman Steve Schmidt, 52, had a room full of broad-shouldered powerlifters stunned as he ripped a license plate in two.
The biggest bench of the day belonged to Ovalta Bell of Louisiana, Mo. Bell put up 510 pounds.
The team is comprised of women hailing from Fort Leonard Wood, whose fathers or husbands are in the military.
Their uniforms bring stares and questions. But they don’t mind. With team names such as The Village Idiots, Chuck Norris’ Left Foot, and V-Necks, this weekend’s Show-Me State Games Adult Kickball competition seemed more like a competition to win the title of the most creative team name.
Twenty minutes sounds like a lifetime to get off five shots in a target-shooting competition, but when you have to load and fire an old-fashioned gun, that 20 minutes goes by in an instant.
The U16 Waynesville Hurricanes start strong against the Dixon Bulldogs. Brad Hicks stands watching on the sidelines Saturday morning at Cosmopolitan Park, taking the chance to observe a hometown team.
The clash of bowling pins could be heard from the parking lot, but the smell of fried food and lane wax, key in the identification of a bowling alley, wasn’t obvious until you enter the doors of AMF Town and Country Lanes. The building was also alive with the cheering of grandparent or parent/child teams.
The short pause in the cheer for Kaitlin was not because of a lack of spirit or because someone forgot the words.
Saturday was the first official bout of the Destruction Junction Derby Dames roller derby league. The Blarney Ban-Shees, donning green, orange and black skated against the Yo Ho Hos in blue and black.
On a sun-splashed, warm afternoon, 52-year-old John Weston showcased his talent on Sunday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, winning the Columbia Seniors Golf Championship over close friend, 51-year-old Dee Sanders.
It’s 6:20 a.m. Friday and she doesn’t seem ready to begin. However, Freude will be competing at 7:27 this morning, and she needs to practice with her partner if their dance is going to be perfect.
“Get a good picture of this birdie I’m about to make,” Zane Cobb said confidently from the green on the fifth hole of L.A. Nickell Golf Course on Friday.
Golf is a tough sport. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way, no matter how hard you try, something Doug Solliday is all too familiar with.
The clunk of rubber wheels on the wooden floor and the smell of sweat. Hot red faces under shining, colorful helmets. These are a few of a roller girl’s favorite things.
This weekend at Midway Exposition Center, about 111 horses and riders from Missouri and various other states will compete in the 2007 Missouri Dressage Classic.
Wakeboarding enthusiasts will have a chance to see some of the best at the fourth annual Midwestcoast Summerfest wakeboard competition on Saturday and Sunday at the Lake of the Ozarks.
An avid cyclist, Summers had seen the Tour of California and the Tour de Georgia, the two most notable cycling events in North America. He mentioned the possibility of a race in Missouri to the governor.
Brittany Haines, 18, was born without a thumb on her right hand. That didn’t stop her from stepping onto the mat when she was 2 years old and beginning her gymnastics career. As her daughter grew older, however, Vivien Haines was confronted with a surgery that would give her daughter more use of her right hand.
One week after failing to make the cut in the U.S. Senior Open, Dee Sanders is back on the golf course and facing a new group of competitors at this year’s Columbia Seniors Championship.