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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.

Challenger Division baseball pairs buddies, children with disabilities

The Daniel Boone Little League Challenger Division offers boys and girls with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to play America’s game in a fun atmosphere.

Tree Climbing 101

St. Louis will host the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championship on July 26. Men and women from around the world will be competing in a variety of events meant to determine who is the overall, best tree climber.

Basketball official a boon to Show-Me State Games

For 20 years, Ron Zetcher has brought his referee clinic to officiate at the Show-Me State Games.

New ballpark named for Country Atkins

The long-awaited baseball complex is nearing completion but can’t open without a name. It is named in honor of Country Atkins, the father of Tom Atkins, who donated the land for the park.

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.