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Show-Me State Games, a weekend in photos

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The Show-Me State Games filled the weekend with over two dozen sports, from archery, to rugby, to volleyball and more. The following gallery features some of the Missourian's favorite photos from our coverage of this weekend's game play.

Photography by India Garrish, Jenna Kieser and Liv Paggiarino

Dennis Dudley of Columbia draws his bow back

Dennis Dudley of Columbia draws his bow back while warming up for the 3D archery competition for the Show-Me State Games on Sunday at the NOMO Bowhunter Club in Moberly. "I've always shot a bow since I was a kid," said Dudley.

Club CoMo's 14-and-under girls team prays before competing

Club CoMo's 14-and-under girls team prays before competing against Club Alliance California, while coach Samantha Tidwell, left, rolls a ball bin onto the court to prepare for warm-ups in the Show-Me State Games tournament on Sunday at Battle High School. The team has been together under Tidwell for three seasons, and five of the eight girls will return to the same team next season.

Courtney Berry and her daughter Kaylee Graves make their way towards the final target

Courtney Berry and her daughter Kaylee Graves, 9, of Macon make their way toward the final target on the 3D archery course on Sunday at the NOMO Bowhunter Club in Moberly. A typical course consists of 20 targets. Archers make their way through the course at their own pace, keeping score as they go.

Elana Wilson warms up with windmill exercises

CRFC Black Sheep Women’s Rugby Club player Elana Wilson warms up with windmill exercises before playing in the Show-Me State Games Rugby 7s on Saturday at Scott Boulevard Fields. Of the seven teams in the tournament, two were women’s rugby teams. Members of the Black Sheep spray-painted their shirts with a sheep motif in honor of their team.

Members of the Ramblers and Columbia Outlaws shake hands at the end of a game

Members of the Ramblers and Columbia Outlaws shake hands at the end of a game at the Show-Me State Games Rugby 7s on Saturday at Scott Boulevard Fields. The Ramblers won 22-15, giving each team one final game before the end of the tournament.

Emma Lea Benney tips the ball over the block

Club CoMo outside hitter Emma Lea Benney tips the ball over the block during a game against H2 St. Louis during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday at Battle High School. Club CoMo won the first set against H2 with a score of 25-23.

Colten and Shelby Barron warm up before competing in 3D archery

Colten and Shelby Barron warm up before competing in 3D archery at the 2018 Show-Me State Games with their 9-month-old daughter, Harper, strapped to Shelby’s back at the NOMO Bowhunter Club in Moberly. This was Shelby’s first time to pick up a bow in two years.

Dan Bellavia tries to free the ball from Terrell Johnson

St. Louis Bomber Dan Bellavia tries to free the ball from Rambler Rugby Club player Terrell Johnson at the Show-Me State Games Rugby 7s on Saturday at Scott Boulevard Fields. The Ramblers won the game 21-17, qualifying for the next round of games.

Club CoMo's Maddie Llewellyn and Ketti Horton cheer their team on

Club CoMo's Maddie Llewellyn and Ketti Horton cheer their team on from the sidelines in the final few minutes of Club CoMo's game against Club Alliance California on Sunday at Battle High School. Llewellyn and Horton will both be incoming freshmen at Rock Bridge High School next year.

  • Former Assistant Director of Photography, Summer 2017-Summer 2019// Education reporter, Spring 2016; Staff Photographer, Fall 2016; Photo Editor, Spring 2017 // Graduate student studying photojournalism // Reach me at opaggiarino@live.com

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