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.
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.
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.
David Nittler led the Kewpies over the weekend with five goals and one assist.
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.
Eryn Puett, 9, advanced to the national finals through a regional competition hosted by the St. Louis Rams.
Brynna Williams, a third grader at Rock Bridge Elementary School, is competing in a national championship triathlon this weekend.
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.
The softball team claimed the state title and moved a step closer to the Junior League World Series by advancing to a regional tournament.
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.
This week's camp was the second annual wheelchair basketball camp led by the Missouri wheelchair basketball players and their coach Ron Lykins.