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Fifteen PGA Tour Professionals will be in Columbia on Monday, July 9 for the kick-off of the 17th annual Rainbow House Cornerstone Insurance Golf Classic at the Country Club of Missouri.
Justin Phillips announces strikes with a low, guttural rumble that can be heard from the outfield.
To add a bit of showmanship to his performance, Phillips turns his body to the right, pauses, and then throws up a firm fist to prove his groan indicated, “Strike one.”
What appears to be a menacing medieval structure near Epple Field on the southwest edge of the MU campus is really a tool for personal growth and team building.
Standing atop the 10-foot water slide at Wilson’s Beach Club, 13-year-old Mariah Lucero had butterflies in her stomach — not because she’s afraid of heights or because she had never gone down the slippery track to the pool below.
Young athletes gathered Saturday at Hickman High School in hopes of qualifying for a trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in August.
The comments were overheard constantly.
Everyone involved with the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Golf Tournament brunch Saturday at the Old Hawthorne Golf Course had good things to say about Diana Ash, 41, of Columbia.
Nick Rodriguez finds inspiration in different places. “I’ll find ideas from people walking, music, actors, the ballet. Anything that can relate to dance, really,” he said.
Mudball ’07 was held Saturday to raise awareness for the organization. The mud volleyball tournament featured seven co-ed teams of at least six players ages 18-and-older.
Anybody who says that acrobatic gymnastics is not a sport has never seen the Columbia Acro and Tumbling Team practice in the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.
As a former Olympian, Derrick Peterson is used to hearing the roar of the crowd as he sprints around the track, but on this day he has only one spectator — and she has better things to be doing.
Joe Garrard or Joey as he is better known, hit that tee shot a little more than 100 yards down the fairway, evidence of the practice he has put in to get his game ready. It has been just two years since he first picked up the game, but at about 5 p.m. every Monday night, he and his coach, Dave Houston, hit the course.
Fire heats the street in front of the Living Canvas Tattoo, Piercing, and Art Gallery. Flames shoot high into the summer air. It’s the Sphyres of Prometheus performance June 7 at the District Twilight Festival.
University of Missouri’s John Kelly, who competed in the Masters earlier this year, will be competing in the U.S. Open Thursday in Oakmont, PA. Kelly is one of eight collegians across the country who will be participating in the tournament.
For some people 5:30 a.m. is time to call it a night and head home. But for the 167 participants in Tuesday’s Breaking the Record Run, 5:30 a.m. was the perfect time to go for a jog.
Jacob Schneider, a 17-year-old student from Hickman High School, has been around horses all his life. His entire family competes in barrel racing, a horse racing event where riders have to maneuver their horse around barrels.
While shaving, Howard Wilson, 58, of O’Fallon, noticed a small bump the size of a golf ball on his throat. On Oct. 31, 2006, Wilson found out that he had a life-threatening form of lymph node cancer. Less than two weeks later, Wilson underwent a 61/2-hour surgery to remove the growth.
Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson and his staff hosted the Tigers annual Elite Camp Friday and Saturday. The first day of camp began with team stretching, and then the campers were split into six groups. Each group went to a station with an assistant coach and was taught some of basketball’s most fundamental lessons.
Most couples enjoy doing things together, but this husband and wife takes the concept to another level.
Greg and Jo Ann,56, Schlafer love to compete in bowling leagues together. The couple admits that their competitive natures have led to many arguments.
As a freshman in high school, Kelsey Meyer accomplished something few Missouri golfers have done. She won individual state titles in 2003 and 2005. But, that’s not all. In 2006, she helped lead the Nerinx Hall girl’s golf team to its first state title. “The kid is just amazing,” Nerinx Hall coach Tammie Deschler said. “She’s so level headed and she has a great work ethic.”
The Special Olympics have been part of Shauna Balk’s life for as long as she can remember. Balk is the volunteer coordinator for the Special Olympics, but her involvement began long before she held this position. After being introduced to the games by her grandmother, who was a coach for the athletes, Balk also decided to volunteer, and the athletes kept her coming back.