Other local sports
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 held off a charge from Kansas City's Carmen Titus to win the Third Annual Missouri Women's Golf Association Mid-Amateur Title
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.
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.
Madeline Gresham, 11, competed in her first Show-Me State Games in powerlifting. She trained for about two months before competing Saturday.
The Kitchen family hoped for a Moberly bowling alley comeback when their son competed at Show-Me State games Saturday.
Eight teams from across the state gathered to share their passion for Ultimate Frisbee at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.
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.
Baseball games were played on the opening day.
The lighting of the torch, a tradition that took a more-than-10-year break, will start the games Friday evening at Mizzou Arena.
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.
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.
More than 300 children competed at the Show Me Conference Championship swim meet Saturday at the outdoor pool of the Missouri Athletic Center.
Coaches and sponsors are still needed to accommodate the number of players who would like to play.
Trap, sporting clays and American skeet shooting were among the events contestants participated in.
Robert Eade, 77, shows his talents in many sports at the Missouri State Senior Games.
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.
Only 12 people competed in the Senior State Games dart competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center.
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.
Columbia shooter Brian Hopper tops 142 shooters to win over-all honors at the Rock Bridge Lions Shoot Saturday,