Youth Sports

With hometown alley closed, Moberly teen wins bowling gold at Show-Me State Games

The Kitchen family hoped for a Moberly bowling alley comeback when their son competed at Show-Me State games Saturday.

Olympic gold medalist helps spark opening of Show-Me State Games

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.

Blue Thunder Track Club finding success despite hardships

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.

Blue Thunder Track Club set to host track meet

More than 300 athletes between the ages of 7 and 18 are expected to compete Saturday at Rock Bridge High School.

Squirrel hunt encourages youths to get outdoors

At a Missouri Conservation Department sponsored youth hunt, young hunters went looking for squirrels but came up empty.

Chase Daniel's ProCamp for children comes to Memorial Stadium

The two-day football camp is part of the ProCamp program and focuses on the fundamentals of football.

Kim English returns to Columbia, coaches basketball camp

The former Missouri basketball player now plays for the Detroit Pistons.

Youth sports leagues try to rein in 'bad news parents'

Some youth sports leagues are requiring parents to sign codes of conduct or recite pledges before games, promising in front of their children that they'll behave.

Former Missouri basketball player DeMarre Carroll hosts youth camp

Former Tigers standout DeMarre Carroll has found success in the NBA. However, his aspirations go beyond the game.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Columbia T-ball players, it's all in fun

Summer T-ball games provide diversion for both players and parents.

Concussion worries cause tension in Columbia's youth football community

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?

Jeremy Maclin's Mizzou Legends softball game ends charity weekend

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.

TELL US: Who are your youth sports All-Stars?

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.

FROM READERS: 7-year-old wins inspiration award

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. 

Registration for Daniel Boone Little League open until Feb. 28

Daniel Boone Little League offers the chance to play baseball and softball for children and teenagers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Girls softball game at Cosmopolitan Park

Two girls softball teams faced off Monday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition showcases youth football skills

Children participated in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program Saturday morning at Cosmopolitan Park. Parents and children enjoyed the annual football event.

Columbia gymnastics clubs prepare for ‘Olympic boom'

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. 

FROM READERS: Columbia Gators win gold in Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Gators 11 and under baseball team took the gold in the Show Me Games on Sunday, July 29.

Swymeler continues success in first Show-Me State Games appearance

Despite running for only six months, 14-year-old Johnathon Swymeler won gold and silver medals at Saturday's Show-Me State Games.