Competitors from around the state went through their final go-rounds Saturday at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
While Kelsey Eitel competed in the pole bending and barrel racing this weekend at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals, her family's trailer became a gathering place for meals and visiting with relatives.
Students competed in the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals on Friday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Competition runs through Saturday with the awards being presented Sunday.
Officials say it will take about 1,000 volunteers, as well as help from commercial sponsors, to pull off the games in each of the next four years.
Corrie Evans, a 15-year-old freshman from Centertown, is competing for the first time in the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals this week at the Boone County Fairgrounds and hopes to see the final round on Saturday in breakaway roping and goat tying.
In a non-qualifier year, the Missouri State Senior Games saw a noticable drop in participation from last year
The Columbia Colts youth football team got a head start on its season this year by participating in this weekend's Show-Me State Games.
Darcy Marlow, 52, learned how to shoot from her husband, Jeff Marlow, 56, who also encouraged her when she completed a 60-mile fundraising walk for breast cancer awareness in November.
Although Dan Clinkinbeard of Columbia competed in several short-distance races at the Missouri State Senior Games, his specialty is long-distance riding.
Columbia's Lorson family enjoys the chance to compete against each other in the Show-Me State Games swimming events.
Jim Howe compares his emotions while running to those when he practices tae kwon do.
Columbia couple Tim and Beth Gladura officiate for several track and field events each year. The two helped out at the Missouri Senior State Games Saturday.
Ty Brewer and Marvin Walter had never met before Saturday's competition at AMF Town and Country Bowling Lanes, but they had a lot in common.
Athletes from all over the state traveled to Columbia to compete in the Missouri State Senior Games this weekend.
Two first-time volunteers to the Missouri State Senior Games were impressed with the athleticism of their elders.
Freddie Walker, who competed in Friday's horseshoes competition, takes part in dozens of events all around the Midwest and enjoys visiting family and friends while traveling with her husband.
MU men's basketball coach Frank Haith has arranged to have his team participate in the One State, One Spirit Classic against the Missouri Southern State University Lions in October to raise money for relief efforts following the May 22 tornado.
Dehydration, hot environment and humidity can be a dangerous mix, MU exercise expert says.
Before he was to begin his first season as the Bearcats' head coach, former defensive coordinator Scott Bostwick was remembered by players and coaches alike Sunday afternoon.
The former Royals left-hander had 166 career victories in a 15-season career.