Youth Sports

After defeating cancer, young athlete returns to Show-Me State Games

Jordon Geiser, 11, won a battle with large B cell lymphoma to return to the sports he loves.

At Show-Me State Games, grandmother, grandson connect through golf

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.


Youth wrestler makes successful return to Show-Me State Games

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.


Mid-Missouri Soap Box racers compete in Akron

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. 

Columbia youth softball team heads to championship in Branson

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.

Blue Thunder Track Club athletes qualify for AAU nationals

Forty-two athletes from Columbia's Blue Thunder Track Club have qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas.

Runners battle heat at Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon

Over 200 children from 13 different states participated in the Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon Saturday.

Soap box competitors race down Broadway for spot in national competition

At the Mid-Missouri All-American Soap Box Derby on Sunday, racers stuck to a simple strategy: Keep the car straight and stay low.

Missouri football players teach youth football camp

First-graders through eighth-graders interacted with Missouri football players, participated in new drills and walked away with a few autographs.

Family involvement puts Columbia Swim Club in good position

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Swim Club benefits from family involvement

Almost half of the youth involved in the Columbia Swim Club have a sibling on the team. Coach Phil Garverick said that the club is strengthened by the sense of support and friendly competition that an abundance of families creates.

Columbia swimmers raise money with 'Wacky Races'

Swimmers competed in 14 different "Wacky Races" on Friday evening as part of a fundraiser for the Columbia Swim Club. The event, which also featured a silent auction, was held at the Hickman High School pool.

Hickman lacrosse loses at Springfield

David Nittler led the Kewpies over the weekend with five goals and one assist.

Tigers' QB helped 9-year-old Columbia girl win NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition

With a little help from Missouri quarterback James Franklin, Eryn Puett won the 8-and-9-year-old girls division of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition over the weekend in Baltimore, Md.

Columbia girl wins national NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Eryn Puett, 9, advanced to the national finals through a regional competition hosted by the St. Louis Rams.

ROCK BRIDGE: Third grader competes in national triathlon championship Saturday

Brynna Williams, a third grader at Rock Bridge Elementary School, is competing in a national championship triathlon this weekend.

Daniel Boone Little League baseball All-Stars help out in Joplin

The 12- and 13- year old little league All-Stars didn't win a state title, but they didn't leave Joplin without making their mark.

Daniel Boone Little League junior softball All-Stars win state

The softball team claimed the state title and moved a step closer to the Junior League World Series by advancing to a regional tournament.

Treating, preventing knee injuries in girls' sports not an exact science

Many agree some injuries, particularly knee injuries, occur more often in females than males. Knowing why and what to do about it is hard to determine, though.

Missouri hosts wheelchair basketball camp

This week's camp was the second annual wheelchair basketball camp led by the Missouri wheelchair basketball players and their coach Ron Lykins.