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Hickman bull rider aiming for national rodeo competition

After the completion of the bull riding competition Saturday at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals, Hickman sophomore Justin Smith has a good chance to make the national high school finals. He will find out Sunday if he made it.


GALLERY: Calf-roping at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals.

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.

State high school rodeo a family gathering for the Eitels

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day two of the High School State Rodeo Finals

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.

UPDATE: Special Olympics Summer Games to return to Columbia

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.

Family rallies around young cowgirl at state high school rodeo

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.

Attendance at Missouri State Senior Games down

In a non-qualifier year, the Missouri State Senior Games saw a noticable drop in participation from last year

Show-Me State Games youth football offers another chance to play the game

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.

Senior Games shooting events just one activity Columbia couple shares

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.

Senior cyclist's passion is long-distance riding

Although Dan Clinkinbeard of Columbia competed in several short-distance races at the Missouri State Senior Games, his specialty is long-distance riding.

Multiple generations enjoy Show-Me State Games swimming events

Columbia's Lorson family enjoys the chance to compete against each other in the Show-Me State Games swimming events.

Missouri State Senior Games athlete participates in sprinting, tae kwon do

Jim Howe compares his emotions while running to those when he practices tae kwon do.

Columbia couple officiates events at Missouri Senior State Games

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.


Bowlers enjoy new and old friends at Missouri State Senior Games

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.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State Senior Games

Athletes from all over the state traveled to Columbia to compete in the Missouri State Senior Games this weekend.

MU sport management students volunteer at Missouri State Senior Games

Two first-time volunteers to the Missouri State Senior Games were impressed with the athleticism of their elders.

For Arkansas couple, traveling, Missouri State Senior Games go well together

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 team to play in Joplin for relief efforts

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.

Hot weather brings risks for senior athletes

Dehydration, hot environment and humidity can be a dangerous mix, MU exercise expert says.

Northwest Missouri State's head football coach Scott Bostwick dies

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.