Columbia resident Larry Joe Pauley has been participating in the Missouri State Senior Games since he was 50 years old. He is now 73.
“I’m going to to keep doing this until I can’t,” Pauley said.
Pauley competed in the Missouri State Senior Games darts competition Friday evening at the Columbia Armory Sports and Recreation Center along with other athletes. Participants had 24 darts to throw at the electronic board in the hopes of scoring the greatest number of points.
The Missouri State Senior Games will continue Saturday with competitions in many sports, including cycling, archery, soccer, shuffleboard and track and field, among others.
Steve Williams throws a dart
Scott Schwartz pulls darts out of the board
Scott Schwartz talks to Steve Williams
Larry Joe Pauley sits on a bench
Darts sit on a bench
Larry Joe Pauley pulls darts from the board