Missouri School for the Deaf junior Nick Jones could be lining himself up for a big weekend. Jones will be one of the favorites for state titles in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump, when the Class 1 state track and field championships start late this morning at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.
BOONVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team endured another near-miss against the Boonville Lady Pirates, this one coming with a trip to the state playoffs on the line.
The William Woods offense had bit more success on Tuesday than it did on Monday.
North Callaway senior Kyle Latham and Fulton junior Kory Masek gave themselves a reasonable chance. Latham shot an 83 to end up in a six-way tie for 30th place after Monday’s first round of the Class 2 state golf championships at Fremont Hills Country Club in Nixa. Meanwhile, Masek carded an 81 to finish in a five-way tie for 43rd in the opening round of the Class 3 state tournament at Sedalia Country Club.
Lady Bulldogs claim sectional title, Bulldogs finish third
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs track and field teams will be sending a record number of athletes to the state championships after a prolific display at the Class 2, Sectional 2 meet.
Fulton will be represented in both the Class 1 singles and doubles state tennis tournaments.
The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team forgot about what was behind it and focused on what was in front. With a dismal regular season in the rear view, Fulton received two goals from senior midfielder Adrienne Ebersole and the Lady Hornets’ defense bottled up Southern Boone in a 3-0 win over the Lady Indians on Monday night in the Class 1, District 8 semifinals.
A second state championship in a row will not take place for the South Callaway Bulldogs. South Callaway — seeded fourth in Class 3, District 13 — was done in by six unearned runs at the hands of the top-seeded Fatima Comets in a 6-0 semifinal loss Monday night.
Darren Masek told his team before the game what it was going to take. For the No. 5 seed Fulton Hornets to move past the top-seeded Kirksville Tigers and into the Class 4, District 8 title game, they’d have to pitch well, hit well and field the ball cleanly. “We outplayed Kirksville in two-of-three phases,” Masek said. “We out-hit them and we outpitched them; we simply just made too many mistakes tonight to beat a good team. “We had lots of opportunities and we lost a tough one.”
In a matchup where offense was scarce, the Belhaven University Blazers had just a tad more than the William Woods University Lady Owls. No. 2 seed Belhaven used three of its four hits to manufacture both of the game’s runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Blazers blanked No. 3 William Woods 2-0 in a pitchers’ duel Monday afternoon in the Belhaven Bracket of the NAIA national softball tournament.
Branneky chosen conference newcomer of year, Hughes picked as top coach
The Westminster College Blue Jays were taken out again by the Spalding (Ky.) University Golden Eagles, this time for good. No. 2 seed Westminster was unable to survive four errors, leading to four unearned runs, and the Blue Jays were eliminated by No. 3 Spalding 7-2 on Friday night in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason baseball tournament at Glik Park.
Two weeks ago, the Moberly Spartans shocked the Fulton Hornets with a two-out, go-ahead grand slam in the first round of the Fulton Tournament. That setback stayed with Hornet players and coaches. “It was in our head, but you obviously can’t think about it too much,” junior Dalton Horstmeier said. “We remember that we kind of had it locked up and they came back and got us.”
William Woods softball coach Tracy Gastineau compiled a tough schedule to test her team. Add in some dismal weather this spring, and the Lady Owls certainly began this season with a challenge. “I think they always knew that they could do it and they could compete with anybody,” Gastineau said. “But saying that and seeing on paper that they’re not can be a little bit discouraging.”
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Once the New Bloomfield Wildcats got themselves settled at the plate, the New Haven Shamrocks were sunk.
WARDSVILLE — The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t have any difficulty getting their bearings for an early wake-up call.
The Fulton Hornets clinched a district tennis triple crown.
Rely on doubles play to rally past Kirksville
Louis Schnoebelen was still giddy, turning somewhat philosophical in comparing the glow to the gloom.
The South Callaway Bulldogs pounded out a season-high 15 hits in dispatching the New Bloomfield Wildcats in a 10-1 romp in Show-Me Conference play Wednesday night.
Boonville’s Cali McAreavy tallied the game’s only goal with 6 minutes to go in the first half, lifting the Lady Pirates to a 1-0 North Central Missouri Conference triumph over the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.
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The Fulton Hornets tennis team had no choice but to show some flexibility after losing a key component.