Hornets golf team takes seventh place at Moberly Invite

The Fulton Hornets golf team shot a combined score of 330 to finish seventh out of nine large-school teams in the Moberly Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.

Southern Boone took the team title with a score of 321 at Timberlake Golf Course.

Senior Jordan Kelley paced Fulton, shooting a 79 to finish seventh individually. Sophomore Josh King came in 10th with an 80. Junior Glenn Ripsch also shot an 85 for the Hornets and junior JoeRyan Anderson contributed an 86.

Kirksville’s Austin Wheeler captured medalist honors with a 70.

“I was proud of how we bounced back today,” Fulton head coach Pat Kelley said. “It was a tough tourney with every large school breaking 350.”

Tuesday’s performance was a far cry from the Hornets’ outcome Saturday at the Hannibal Invitational. The Hornets finished 14th out of 15 teams with a score of 415 at Norwoods Golf Course.

Ripsch topped Fulton with a 94, Jordan Kelley was next with a 104 and Anderson came in with a 108. Jeff White also shot a 109 for the Hornets.

“It was night and day,” Pat Kelley said. “Saturday was a horrible day, weather-wise; we took a long trip and when things go bad, it’s hard to come back from that.”

Boonville won the team title with a 329 and Jared Dey of Sacred Heart was the medalist with a 77.

The Hornets play Mexico and North Callaway at Tanglewood Golf Course at 4 p.m. today.

Fulton reschedules baseball

game, track and field meet

Fulton’s baseball game at Kirksville and track and field competition at the School of the Osage Invitational have both been rescheduled for today, after being postponed Tuesday because of the weather.

The Hornets baseball team will travel to Kirksville for a North Central Missouri Conference matchup at 5 p.m. Fulton (6-6, 3-4 NCMC) — after christening its new baseball field with a 4-3 win over Fatima on Monday night — will be looking to avenge a 3-2 loss to Kirksville on March 31 in Fulton.

The Hornets and Lady Hornets track teams will compete at Osage at 3:30 p.m. today.

The Lady Hornets soccer team also had its NCMC home game against Boonville postponed because of rain and lightning Tuesday night. A decision has not been made on when the game will be rescheduled.

Fulton (11-2), which won its division at the Lady Spartan Invitational in Moberly last weekend, hosts Jefferson City Helias at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Morgan Soccer Complex. The junior varsity game will be played first.

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ASHLAND — Senior catcher Zak Kee and senior center fielder Grant Cundiff hit back-to-back solo home runs to jumpstart the undefeated Thunderbirds’ five-run outburst in the sixth inning Monday night.

With the victory, North Callaway (12-0, 3-0 MMC) clinched at least a share of the Mid-Missouri Conference championship. The Thunderbirds are tied with Oak Grove for 10th in Class 3 by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.

“It’s nice to at least share the conference title,” North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal said. “We want to win it outright when we play South Callaway (at Auxvasse next Monday).”

The Thunderbirds took a 5-1 lead into the sixth Monday night when Kee and Cundiff went deep on consecutive at-bats with one out. Cundiff finished 3-for-5 as North Callaway collected 12 hits, while Kee was 1-for-2 and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Junior starter Collin Brinker — who logged the win for the Thunderbirds — also went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Sophomore second baseman Justin Murphy was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Freshman third baseman Matthew Popp also finished 2-for-4 and scored a run.

Brinker, staying perfect on the season at 5-0, allowed an unearned run on just two hits in five innings, struck out eight and walked two. Cundiff worked two innings of scoreless relief, giving up two hits, striking out three and issuing a walk.

North Callaway (6-3) triumphed in the junior varsity game 7-3.

The Thunderbirds’ scheduled game at Wright City on Tuesday was cancelled because of rain. It will not be made up.

North Callaway travels to Moberly to square off against the Spartans at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Blue Jays’ Stephenson earns

weekly SLIAC tennis honor

Westminster College’s Tony Stephenson on Tuesday was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s tennis player of the week for April 11-17.

Stephenson — a sophomore from Jefferson City — received the status after capturing his second straight SLIAC player of the year award last weekend at the conference’s individual tournament in St. Louis. Stephenson won the No. 1 singles flight for the second year in a row.


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