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MR340 race tests Missouri River paddlers' endurance

The Missouri American Water MR340 began its eighth annual race Tuesday morning. The competition features 526 paddlers in 348 boats racing from Kansas City to St. Charles.

Columbia's Mindy Coyle defends Mid-Amateur title

Columbia's Mindy Coyle held off a charge from Kansas City's Carmen Titus to win the Third Annual Missouri Women's Golf Association Mid-Amateur Title

Show-Me State Games soccer player likes multiple sports

Columbia's David O'Rourke comes from a sports-playing family. His mother played basketball, his father played football and soccer, and his brother plays lacrosse and soccer. 

Show-Me State Games youth softball team boasts multi-sport athletes

The lineup for the 12-and-under Ellisville Cardinals softball team is littered with soccer and basketball players who also like to step up to the plate.

Hallsville 11-year-old joins Show-Me State Games powerlifting competition

Madeline Gresham, 11, competed in her first Show-Me State Games in powerlifting. She trained for about two months before competing Saturday.

With hometown alley closed, Moberly teen wins bowling gold at Show-Me State Games

The Kitchen family hoped for a Moberly bowling alley comeback when their son competed at Show-Me State games Saturday.

Ultimate Frisbee teams vie for Show-Me State Games championship

Eight teams from across the state gathered to share their passion for Ultimate Frisbee at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

Olympic gold medalist helps spark opening of Show-Me State Games

Jordyn Wieber officially opened the Games after receiving the torch from last year's top male and female athletes. Events will occur both this weekend and next.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baseball starts at Show-Me State Games

Baseball games were played on the opening day.

Torch headed to Columbia for Show-Me State Games opening

The lighting of the torch, a tradition that took a more-than-10-year break, will start the games Friday evening at Mizzou Arena.

Blue Thunder Track Club finding success despite hardships

Saturday's track meet at Rock Bridge High School was part of a successful season for the Blue Thunder Track Club, but the team had to persevere through two tragedies to get to this point in the season.

Ashland senior goes to Australia for international track and field competition

Landon Bartel, 17, traveled Down Under to jump over hurdles and bars for an international track and field competition. He competed in the 110-meter hurdles, triple jump, high jump and long jump in the boys' 16-17 age group.

Columbia youth swim teams compete in championship meet

More than 300 children competed at the Show Me Conference Championship swim meet Saturday at the outdoor pool of the Missouri Athletic Center.

FROM READERS: Why I'm coaching Moonlight Hoops at Douglass Park

Coaches and sponsors are still needed to accommodate the number of players who would like to play.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shooters take aim during Missouri State Senior Games

Trap, sporting clays and American skeet shooting were among the events contestants participated in.

Runner brings his love of track and field to senior games

Robert Eade, 77, shows his talents in many sports at the Missouri State Senior Games.

Saddle bronc riders show their skill at Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals

Mason Croy has competed in saddle bronc riding since he was 14 years old. Saddle bronc riding didn't just come to him naturally though.

Athletes dart into the Missouri State Senior Games

Only 12 people competed in the Senior State Games dart competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center.

Team roping partners from Trenton come to High School Rodeo State Finals

Bailey Owen and Trever Ratliff have gone to school together since kindergarten and both got into roping at the high school level, so they teamed up.

Hopper takes top shooting honors

Columbia shooter Brian Hopper tops 142 shooters to win over-all honors at the Rock Bridge Lions Shoot Saturday,