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Youth Sports

Youth football programs begin concussion prevention work

Videos, coaching exams and other lessons are helping youth football coaches learn about preventing and recognizing concussions.

Skateboard shop hosts Columbia tournament

Parkside Skateshop owners Chris Bailey and Shane Stander are hosting the second Summer Shredfest tournament Saturday night at Cosmopolitan Park to give Columbia skateboarders a chance to show their talent.

Daniel Boone Little League ends season in regional semifinals

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars ended their season with a 15-2 loss to Minnesota in the Midwest Regional Tournament semifinals.

Daniel Boone Little League advances to regional semifinals

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars defeated Nebraska 12-2 on Tuesday at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Indianapolis. The win gave the team the fourth seed heading into Thursday's semifinal.

Daniel Boone Little League falls to 1-2 in regional play

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars lost 7-1 to Iowa on Monday at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Indianapolis. The Columbia team can make the semifinals with a win on Tuesday.

Daniel Boone Little League All-Stars lose for first time in regionals

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Star suffered their first loss in nine games on Sunday at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Indianapolis.

Daniel Boone Little League wins first game of regional in dramatic fashion

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars started the Midwest Regional Tournament off right Saturday with a dramatic come-from-behind win.

Columbia Little League baseball team enters regional play

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars are headed to a regional baseball tournament in Indianapolis, where they could play on national television and qualify for the Little League World Series.

 

Columbia softball team ends season at regional tournament

The Daniel Boone Little League All-Stars competed in the Little League Softball Central Regional Softball Tournament in Carthage, Mo. They were the first team from Daniel Boone Little League to compete in the 11- to 12-year-old age division of the tournament.

Douglass Youth Baseball League visits the Negro League Baseball Museum

Children from the Douglass Youth Baseball League got the chance to learn about some of the greatest players in baseball history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City on Tuesday.

Columbia baseball team edged out against older kids at Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Blaze have dominated summer baseball tournaments in the 13-and-under division, so they moved up an age division for the Show-Me State Games.

Players enjoy Douglass Youth Baseball's fun atmosphere

Douglass Youth Baseball promotes a fun, non-competitive environment for boys and girls ages 5-14. The league finished its 15th season this week.

Nine-year-old makes hole-in-one

Joseph Dye, who will start fourth grade at Midway Heights Elementary in the fall, sank a hole-in-one Saturday at Perche Creek Golf Club. He followed it with his first ever birdie.

Whole family gets involved in Show-Me State Games golf

Kent and Nathan Fandrich played in the parent/child golf tournament at the Show-Me State Games. The tournament meant a weekend of fun for the whole family.

Greyhounds know Show-Me State Games basketball about more than winning

In the three years the Columbia Greyhounds have played Show-Me State Games basketball, they haven't won a game. But that doesn't mean they're not enjoying the experience.

Pitcher leads Columbia Gators to win in Show-Me State Games baseball

The Gators, a Columbia-based baseball team playing in the 9-and-under age division of the Show-Me State Games, won their first game Friday. 

Coach stays involved through Moonlight Hoops league

As a coach in the Moonlight Hoops Summer Outdoor Basketball League, Wale Aliyu has become a part of an effort to keep Columbia youth safe and out of trouble.

Lil' Lady Bulldogs Dance and Cheer Group strives for 'sense of accomplishment'

Part of the Columbia Community Recreation program, the Lil’ Lady Bulldogs Dance and Cheer Group assists young girls in gaining self-esteem and accomplishment through the instruction of cheer and dance skills.

Kids learn basketball fundamentals at Mizzou Arena

Children ages 6 to 10 got the opportunity to play basketball and learn fundamentals of the game at Mizzou Arena.

Coach brings 'infectious passion' to Columbia Swim Club

Columbia native Phil Garverick, who has swam for Hickman and MU, is keeping his love for swimming alive as head coach of the Columbia Swim Club.

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