"Player buddy" finds the Daniel Boone Little League program to be just as rewarding for the volunteers as it is for the children.
Hannah and Morgan Williams, 16-year-old twins from Odessa, are among high school students from across Missouri gathered in the Central Missouri Events Center to show off their skills.
The game could get competitive as the police and fire departments help to kick off the Douglass Athletic Association's summer baseball activities.
The short season for Columbia's seventh-grade track and field teams has begun. The teams from the area schools gathered last week at Battle High School for the season opening meet.
The 2014 Heartland Area YMCA Championships will be held in March at the MU Aquatic Facility.
Hickman High School's football field was divided into 10 small soccer fields for the Show-Me State Games SoccerFest tournament Saturday and Sunday.
The Lawson family shares a passion for volleyball, helping run Club CoMo because 16-year-old Bailey fell for volleyball as a fourth-grader. The family's other passion: food.
The initiative began with Maryville dentist Bruce Twaddle, who first saw a children's course during a trip to Scotland before the 2011 British Open at England's Royal St. George's Golf Course (where five-time champion Watson finished with a 6-over-par 286).
Tolton Catholic High School plans to hold a free youth basketball coaching clinic at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The Missouri volleyball program's annual Elementary Youth League starts Sept. 9.
Nine-year-old Brooke Nutter enjoys cheering for other Show-Me State Games swimming competitors, no matter what age or whether she knows them or not.
Anurup Krishna from Kansas City competed in the Show-Me Games on Saturday in Dorsey Gym at Columbia College.
Gymnast Sophie Kennedy, 12, experiences first year without her mother as a coach at the Show-Me State Games.
Columbia winners Blake Holmes, Dylan Soper and Jordan Weltha qualified to compete in the Stock, SuperStock, and Masters divisions respectively in the 76th running of the Soap Box Derby Saturday in Akron.
Today's games took place at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic and Hickman high schools, the MU Student Recreation Complex and the Southwell Complex at Columbia College.
The Daniel Boone Little League's 9- and 10-year-old Nationals won the championship of the Missouri Little League's State Softball Tournament over the weekend.
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.