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Adventurer to speak on global travels, overcoming Diabetes

West Junior High student advances to national spelling bee

Eighth-grader Christian Ackmann won the Columbia Regional Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "cybernetics."

Annual St. Pat's run earns certification

This is the first year the route has been certified by the USA Track and Field Commission, which gives runners the opportunity to record their times with professional accuracy.

Breakdown sends Busch past Edwards for victory

When his car started spewing smoke, Carl Edwards relinquished the lead then left the race allowing Kyle Busch to surge to victory, the first for a Toyota in 40 Cup starts.

Penalties take away Edwards' lead in NASCAR Cup series

On Wednesday, NASCAR said Carl Edwards victory Sunday in Las Vegas was tainted and slammed Edwards and his Roush Fenway Racing team with its toughest penalty yet. Edwards was docked 100 points, knocking him out of first place, and stripped of the 10 bonus points he earned for the win.

MU student enjoys coaching youth basketball

The basketball bug is fulfilled at least three times a week for MU junior Daniel Thode, who coaches a Columbia Youth Basketball Association boy’s team. His eighth and ninth-grade team, the Flying Squirrels, practices twice a week and has a game each Saturday.

Carl Edwards wins second straight Sprint Cup race

Carl Edwards raced to his second win in six days, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on a pair of late restarts Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Confused by cricket? Here's some help

Before taking in a game, get a primer on how the game is played and the rules that players must follow.

Cricket finds a home in Columbia

It's like baseball, but not quite. The games can last for days. There is a position called the "bowler." While not widely known or popular, the sport has found a devoted following.

Track club helps offer early exposure to sport on national level

For the Froeses, cycling is no mere hobby

Ethan Froese crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Froze Toes cycling race with a simple fist pump, nearly a minute ahead of his closest competitor.

Froese’s victory is representative of a Columbia family synonymous with cycling in mid-Missouri.

Show-Me State expanding its ranks

Froze Toes race pedals into its nineteenth year

Most riders will complete the 31-mile loop that begins at Two Mile Prairie School off Highway Z in Columbia. Pro racers will tackle the loop twice for a 62-mile race.

Carl Edwards honored at state capitol

Race car driver Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, was honored Monday by Missouri senators for his NASCAR championship.

Grand Prix wraps up, expected to return

The Missouri Grand Prix swim meet concluded its last finals session Monday, but all signs point to the meet being put on again next year.

Olympic hopefuls showing good potential at Missouri Grand Prix

Adam Ritter and Caitlin Leverenz are encouraged about their chances of making the Olympics after their performances thus far at the Missouri Grand Prix.

Record keepers stay busy at Missouri Grand Prix

If the last day of the Missouri Grand Prix swimming meet goes anything like the first two, the record books might have to be completely rewritten. Sunday’s finals session saw meet records fall in nine of 10 events and pool records fall in eight of 10.

Two records fall at Missouri Grand Prix

Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Competitive Swimming

In honor of the Missouri Gran Priz, the Missourian offers assorted facts and tidbits about the sport.

Veteran continues strong run at Grand Prix

Mary Descenza, a swimmer on the U.S. National Team, is less focused on making money and more on having fun.

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