Thunderbirds baseball team buries Wellsville

Junior shortstop Zach Lavy hit a two-run home run and sophomore third baseman Vance Allen drove in four runs Wednesday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds walloped Wellsville 24-4.

The game was stopped on the 10-run rule after 4 1/2 innings.

Lavy launched his homer during a 14-run eruption in the second inning as North Callaway (2-0) batted around twice. Allen also came through with a pair of two-run singles as part of the outburst.

North Callaway had just five hits in the inning, but preyed on seven of Wellsville’s 10 total errors.

Lavy finished 2-for-2 with three runs scored to help power the Thunderbirds’ 13-hit rampage. Allen went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

North Callaway junior starter Grant Cundiff worked three innings to log the win. Cundiff (1-0) surrendered three earned runs on three hits, struck out six and issued two walks.

“It was a good team win,” Thunderbirds head coach Kevin O’Neal said. “We got to play a lot of players and I saw good things out of everyone.”

North Callaway plays at Blair Oaks at 5 p.m. Monday.

Fulton’s Porter, Hamilton

receive all-NCMC

basketball acclaim

Fulton senior Anthony Porter and junior Corri Hamilton were recent first-team picks on the 2010-11 all-North Central Missouri Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, respectively.

Porter, a 5-foot-8 guard, averaged 13.0 points this season as the Hornets finished with a 12-12 record. Hamilton — a 5-9 guard — averaged 16.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals as the Lady Hornets went 9-16.

Three New Bloomfield

basketball players pick up

all-Show-Me recognition

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Wildcats senior guards Aaron Bedsworth and Kolby O’Dowd have been selected to the 2010-11 all-Show-Me Conference boys’ basketball team.

The 6-foot Bedsworth was a first-team choice, while the 5-9 O’Dowd made the second team. Meanwhile, New Bloomfield junior forward Chelsea Wiler was a second-team pick on the all-Show-Me Conference girls’ squad.

Bedsworth averaged 17.1 points and 4.2 rebounds as the Wildcats finished fourth in Class 2 with a 13-18 mark, reaching the Final Four for the first time since 1995. O’Dowd averaged 10.9 points and 2.5 rebounds.

The 5-8 Wiler averaged 10.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and had 46 blocks to help guide the Lady Wildcats to an 11-15 record. Wiler also was a second-team selection on the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 2, all-District 5 squad, while senior guard Elizabeth Clark was an honorable-mention pick.

Four South Callaway

players collect all-MMC

basketball honors

MOKANE — Bulldogs senior guards Will Brandt and Bryan Lechner, and senior forward Jacob Wolfe have been named to the 2010-11 all-Mid-Missouri Conference boys’ basketball team.

The 6-foot-4 Brandt was a first-team pick, while the 6-2 Lechner and the 6-3 Wolfe were both second-team selections. South Callaway sophomore guard Mackenzie Sconce was an honorable-mention choice on the all-MMC girls’ team.

Brandt averaged 18.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.9 assists as the Bulldogs compiled a 15-11 record. Lechner averaged 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

Five North Callaway

basketball players

claim all-MMC status

KINGDOM CITY — Thunderbirds senior guards Andrew Attebery and Jacob Stafford recently were chosen to the 2010-11 all-Mid-Missouri Conference boys’ basketball team.

The 6-foot-3 Attebery was a first-team pick, while the 6-3 Stafford was an honorable-mention selection. North Callaway senior forward Morgan Brown Emmons was a second-team selection on the all-MMC girls’ squad, while senior guard Kelsey West and junior guard Jordan Gray were both honorable-mention choices.

Attebery averaged 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals as the Thunderbirds ended the season with a 5-18 record. Stafford averaged 12.7 points and 4.2 rebounds.

The 5-8 Brown Emmons averaged 10.0 points and 6.6 rebounds as the Ladybirds finished at 8-15. The 5-6 West averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 steals, while the 5-4 Gray averaged 10.1 points and 2.1 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Brown Emmons and North Callaway junior guard were named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 3, all-District 8 team. The 6-1 Lavy averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 steals.

Bonnett, junior high

Lady Wildcats take

third place at Linn

LINN — Mykaela Bonnett won the 1,600 meters and came in second in the 800 on Monday to help spark the New Bloomfield girls’ junior high track team to a third-place finish at Linn.

In the boys’ division, Sam Niedergerke also took first in the 1,600 and second in the 800 as New Bloomfield came in fourth overall.

Bonnett was victorious in the 1,600 with a time of 6 minutes, 32.98 seconds, and posted a second-place time of 2:59.88 in the 800. Bonnett was also part of the 1,600 relay — along with Nicole Dawson, Halli Jeffries and Becky Bade — that finished first in 5:18.41.

Also placing for the Lady Wildcats were Dawson, third in the 400 (1:14.94); Jeffries, fourth in the 400 (1:17.15) and fifth in the 800 (3:16.01); Taylor Howard, fourth in the shot put (25 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and fifth in the discus (54-7); Bade, fourth in the 1,600 (7:24.19), and Morgan Mattern, fifth in the 100 (:15.22).

Niedergerke triumphed in the 1,600 in 5:26 and logged a second-place time of 2:30.31 in the 800. He was also a member of the 1,600 relay that came in second in 5:01.30.

Other place-finishers for the Wildcats were Nicolas Granich, fifth in the 400 (1:18.31), and Charlie Schattgen — fifth in the 800 (2:38.53).

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