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.
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.
Children ages 6 to 10 got the opportunity to play basketball and learn fundamentals of the game at Mizzou Arena.
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.
Jeremy Kempker finished third in calf roping in Saturday's Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals. Kempker plans to pursue calf roping professionally instead of going to college.
Racers Thomas Ferguson and Jordan Weltha came away happy at the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby after winning their divisions. The two will get the opportunity to compete at nationals in Akron, Ohio.
Physical education professors from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Truman State University testified against the provision that would've allowed schools to award one unit of physical education credit to students who participated in three years of marching band or interscholastic sports.
Coach Stuart Parnell has been involved with the Columbia Youth Football League for more than 10 years, coaching boys in first through sixth grade. This year, he is theof the third grade Packers team and must work to help the boys transition from flag to tackle football.
The Upward Sports League at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church allows children of all skill levels to get equal playing time in its fall football league. Consequently, the players gain self-esteem and learn the fundamentals of the game.
In his final season in youth football, eighth-grader Zach Reuter is looking to hone his passing skills before he competes for a spot on the Rock Bridge High School team.
A 6 feet 2 inch, 383-pound eighth-grade football player collapsed and died while running a lap at the beginning of practice last week, causing some to ask whether children's hearts should be tested before they are allowed to participate in sports.
The Columbia teen will enter her fourth year of competitive running when she joins the Hickman cross country team this fall. She got her start with the Columbia Colts youth track team in 2006.
The Twister Hockey League, the only hockey league in mid-Missouri, held its playoffs and championship tournament on the evening of Aug. 9 at the Whitney Briggs Memorial Arena.
The Rock Bridge senior is achieving success in summer tournaments.
Les Shaeffer, an eight-year veteran of the Marines, coaches the Neosho United soccer team, which won a bronze medal in the under-6 division at the ShowMe State Games.
Eleven-year-old Stephanie Gregg returns to compete at the Show-Me State Games after she fractured a vertebrae practicing a vault pass in December.
The Missouri Athletic Center's youth swim club, called "The Sharks," concluded its summer meet schedule with the Youth Swimming Championships in Fulton on Saturday.
Unlike other camps in the area, MU basketball camps have seen an increase in the number of participants because of many factors, most notably the success of the team last season.
As part of the Columbia Colts sixth grade football team, K.C. Hinton draws athletic inspiration from his family.