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Racewalkers step it up

Those who tried the racewalking competition at Sunday’s Show-Me State Games 5K race said they found the event invigorating.

Younger players put new spin on sport at Show-Me State Games

The Show-Me State Games table tennis tournament was held at the Helias High School gym Saturday.

Young paintballers gain experience at the Show-Me State Paintball Competition

On Saturday, the Show-Me State Paintball competition took place at Battle Creek Paintball in Kingdom City, Mo. Eight teams competed to win the tournament, the Mid-west Assassins being the youngest of all teams.

Youngsters try disc golf, often for first time, at Show-Me State Games

The event happened Saturday at Oakland Park.

Shooting brings family together at Show-Me State Games

Edward Ruehter, 73, has shot trap his whole life and has inspired his family to shoot, too.

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.