Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw believed the Hannibal Pirates featured the best post player in the North Central Missouri Conference in junior forward Dylan Powell. However, with the Pirates visiting the Hornets on Thursday night, Powell wasn’t even the best big man on the floor. That distinction went to Hornets senior forward Sam Christensen.
The Fulton Hornets were outscored by the state-ranked Moberly Spartans 19-10 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 59-54 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
New Bloomfield will face top-seeded, state-ranked Tipton in showdown for title Friday night
RUSSELLVILLE — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats will get another chance to take down the state-ranked Tipton Lady Cardinals.
The third-seeded Ladybirds were outscored 15-7 in the third quarter of their 54-44 first-round, upset loss to the No. 6 Lady Bearcats at the Class 3, District 8 tournament on Monday.
The No. 7-seeded North Callaway Thunderbirds’ season came to an end after a 70-36 loss to the No. 2 seed and state-ranked California Pintos in the first round of the Class 3, District 8 tournament on Tuesday night. North Callaway wraps up its season at 9-16.
The Blue Jays’ five-point halftime lead couldn’t hold up in their season-ending 63-55 SLIAC loss to the Golden Eagles on Saturday.
Junior forward DJ Johnson’s double-double lifted the Owls to a 78-72 American Midwest Conference overtime win over the Pirates on Saturday in their home finale.
The Lady Blue Jays went scoreless in the final 2 minutes, 40 seconds of their 91-82 SLIAC overtime loss to the Lady Golden Eagles in Saturday’s regular-season finale.
The Lady Owls erased a 17-point second-half deficit to outlast the Lady Pirates 65-60 in American Midwest Conference play in Saturday’s home finale at Anderson Arena.
The Bulldogs claimed a share of the Show-Me Conference title with a 76-71 overtime win over the Eagles to close the regular season on Saturday.
A good start to the game helped the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats get off to a good start in district play.
Hornets' McClure, Benner, Clines bring home state titles
Josh McClure, Zach Benner and Trenton Clines collaborated to carry out a remarkable program first for the Fulton Hornets wrestling team. The Fulton juniors’ extraordinary night, though, was almost upstaged by a tense, dramatic sprint to the finish between the Hornets and perennial power Oak Grove for the Class 2 team title.
The No. 19 Lady Owls managed just six hits in their 11-0 five-inning loss to the Lady Falcons in the backhalf of a doubleheader on Saturday.
A second-quarter slump tripped up the North Callaway Thunderbirds in their regular-season finale.
Sophomore center Kennedy Volkart led all players with 12 points and eight rebounds in the Lady Owls’ 67-39 American Midwest Conference triumph over the Lady Eutectics on Thursday night.
Paced by sophomore guard Alec Mulvihill’s career-high 27 points, the Owls put away the Eutectics for a 71-57 American Midwest Conference win on Thursday night.
Lady Owls senior Madeline Emme earned her third straight bid to the NAIA Indoor National Championships thanks to her performance at the University of Central Missouri Classic on Friday.
The Lady Owls allowed four unanswered runs in their 8-4 loss to Mid-America Christian University (Okla.) Lady Evangels on Friday. William Woods (1-3) began the day with a 12-0 six-inning loss to University of Science and Arts (Okla.) Drovers.
Fulton leads tight team battle with 31.5 points
The Fulton Hornets profited from their previous presence at the state wrestling championships, and that has them sitting at the front of the pack in Class 2. Fulton — sparked by a skilled group of juniors who are state veterans — moved nine of its 12 qualifiers into this morning’s Class 2 quarterfinals as the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships got underway Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
The North Callaway Ladybirds are entering district play on the right kind of wave. The Ladybirds closed out the regular season with its ninth straight win, a 47-35 Eastern Missouri Conference triumph over the Bowling Green Lady Bobcats on Thursday.