Elizabeth Lawless and Cameron Lyon touch each other with their weapons during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday at Battle Elementary School. When fencing with épée weapons, double-touch points count unless it is the tiebreaking point, a key difference between épée and other disciplines of fencing.
The game referee and owner of Ammo Alley, Doug Alley, talks to Kylie Wells on Sunday at Ammo Alley in Hartsburg. “I really like to see a little more publicity on the shooting sports,” Alley said since there were only two participants in this year's Youth Small Bore Rifle game.
Toni Haselhorst talks to her father, John Haselhorst, before a rifle and pistol event Sunday at Ammo Alley in Hartsburg. Toni Haselhorst has been shooting rifles for 10 years. Rifle and pistol is one of more than 30 events offered at the Show-Me State Games.
Cameron Lyon bows down to his opponent after a bout of fencing Sunday at Battle Elementary School. Lyon began fencing in September and started learning épée, the largest weapon used in the sport of fencing, in January. “I have to thank my coach,” Lyon said, “because I’ve improved a lot because of him.”
Jayna Davison serves the ball on Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Davison’s coach Louis Schnoebelen, who also was her partner in today’s game, said even though they lost, he still felt happy to play tennis in such good weather and get Jayna to see what high-level tennis looks like.
The 38th annual Show-Me State Games hosted various sports Sunday, such as tennis, fencing and shooting. Athletes come from all over Missouri to compete. More than 30 different sports are featured and are often separated into youth and adult competitions. The Games will continue into their second weekend starting Friday.