The youth football community fears for the safety of children, but it also fears for the survival of the game. How exactly do you make football safer without changing the game?
Former Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin led a group of other former Tigers players in a weekend of activities that benefited the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home.
Are you especially proud of your first-time little-leaguer? Do you have words of public thanks for a dedicated coach? Help us tell your stories.
Missourian reader Jen Lee Reeves shares her story about her 7-year-old daughter, Jordan, winning the Women's Intersport Network for Columbia Inspiration Award.
Daniel Boone Little League offers the chance to play baseball and softball for children and teenagers.
Two girls softball teams faced off Monday at Cosmopolitan Park.
Children participated in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program Saturday morning at Cosmopolitan Park. Parents and children enjoyed the annual football event.
Operators of gymnastics facilities expect fall enrollment to jump after a Summer Olympic Games when the sport gets the most media attention and attracts newcomers.
The Columbia Gators 11 and under baseball team took the gold in the Show Me Games on Sunday, July 29.
Despite running for only six months, 14-year-old Johnathon Swymeler won gold and silver medals at Saturday's Show-Me State Games.
Jordon Geiser, 11, won a battle with large B cell lymphoma to return to the sports he loves.
Pat Carl and her grandson, Aidan Liu, competed in the Mother/Son 12 and under division at Sunday's Show-Me State Games. The pair hoped to improve on last year's performance.
Klayton Anderson, a 13-year-old who had missed last year's competition after suffering a brain injury, earned a gold medal in the 91-to 95-pound division of Saturday's competiton.
Charles Neville II from Columbia, Hank Hilderbrand from Fayette, and Haden Singleton from Boonville competed in the Stock, SuperStock, and Masters Divisions of the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday.
The Missouri Stealth 10U softball team goes to Branson on Sunday as the No. 1 seed for the United States Specialty Sports Association 9-and-under/10-and-under Central World Series.
Forty-two athletes from Columbia's Blue Thunder Track Club have qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas.
Over 200 children from 13 different states participated in the Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon Saturday.
At the Mid-Missouri All-American Soap Box Derby on Sunday, racers stuck to a simple strategy: Keep the car straight and stay low.
First-graders through eighth-graders interacted with Missouri football players, participated in new drills and walked away with a few autographs.
Among the 150 to 180 swimmers on the team, almost half compete alongside a brother or sister, and some families have as many as four children in the program.