Kicker Nick Kerpash from St. Francis Borgia prepares for a warmup kick before a game against Father Tolton Catholic High School on Friday, Sep. 13, 2019, at Tolton, in Columbia, Missouri. Borgia won the game by 22 points.
Kent Willett, a dentist at Willett Dental Associates, examines a patient on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Columbia, Missouri. Willett got his dental degree in 1980 at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The dentist travels every year on a service trip to help communities in need outside the United States of America, this year they were going to Jamaica.
Children in class talk to their friends over Zoom on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at End of the Rainbow Childcare Center on Old 63, in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order says child care must be carried out in “stable groups” of 10 or fewer people, including caregivers. This means children stay in the same small group all day, every day, led by the same caregiver. End of the Rainbow, which has two locations in town, has seen attendance drop by as much as 60% with more parents working from home.
Missouri’s Aijha Blackwell attempts a layup as Auburn’s Unique Thompson tries to defend her on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Mizzou Arena, in Columbia, Missouri. At the last home game of the season, the Missouri women's basketball team lost to Auburn 95-82. Despite losing, Missouri led in 3-pointers, making 11 out of 30. The lead changed a total of nine times throughout the game
Coaches and players shout and raise their arms at the end of the workout on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at West Middle School, in Columbia, Missouri. Former University of Missouri players L’Damian Washington and Jerrell Jackson held a preseason football training camp for kids from ages 10 to 18 years old that began Aug. 3 and will end Thursday at West Middle School. Staff members and players had their temperatures taken and checked before going into the field. Even though Washington and Jackson were wide receivers as players, the camp welcomed players in any position to prepare them for the upcoming season.
Pedro Ramiro plays the violin on Monday, March 9, 2020, at Sinquefield Music Center, in Columbia, Missouri. The ensemble was playing "dencanso" by David Little, an American composer and drummer form New Jersey. Mizzou New Music Ensemble played their new set Monday for their upcoming tour in South America over the summer. Unfortunately, the tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Capital City dance team cheer during a time out in a football game against Hickman High School on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Adkins Football Stadium, in Jefferson City, Missouri. As soon as the rain started the dancers put on their raincoats.
A student crosses the street as snow falls on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Five to 7 inches of snow was predicted in the forecast.
From left, Sherri Burks(cq) and Bart Perrin(cq) copy information about the patients on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center. Boone Hospital Center opened a coronavirus drive-thru testing center Wednesday. Hospital staff swabbed patients’ noses for collecting and testing from inside the patients’ cars. Patients need to have an appointment with a doctor first before going to the drive-thru. Tests occur from noon to 7 p.m., right next to the emergency entrance.
From left, St. Francis Borgia's Mitchel Gildehaus, Zach Hellebusch and Elijah Humphreys celebrate after their win against Father Tolton Catholic High School on Friday, Sep. 13, 2019, at Tolton, in Columbia, Missouri. Hellebusch was holding Cletus, their deer head mascot, to commemorate the victory.
Herad Coach Cuonzo Martin gets the attention of his players on Saturday, Feb. 08, 2020, at Mizzou Arena, in Columbia, Missouri. Missouri men's basketball beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 83-79. The Tigers were up 36-30 at half, but the Razorbacks cut the margin to tie up the game 67-67 and send it to overtime. Missouri racked up 16 points in the five-minute overtime period to clinch a win.