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Dews directs Hornets to fifth-place finish at Fayette Relays

Fulton freshman Brandon Dews took second place in both the boys’ 800 and 1,600 meters Friday night, helping steer the Hornets to a fifth-place team finish at the Fayette Relays.

South Callaway track teams roll at Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — Senior Garner Rudroff and juniors Mason Shoemaker and Terry Miles each won two events Monday to steer the South Callaway Bulldogs to the boys’ team title at the Russellville Open.

Callaway Colleges

Owls, Lady Owls golf teams march to WWU Spring Invite titles

The William Woods University men’s and women’s golf teams logged their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, when they swept the championships at their own Spring Invitational on Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

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T-Birds whip Wellsville 12-2 in EMO opener

Freshman right fielder Wyatt Branson was a perfect 2-for-2 with five driven in as North Callaway pulled away from Wellsville Tigers 12-2 in five innings to take its Eastern Missouri Conference opener on Tuesday. Thunderbirds senior starter Tanner Murphy allowed two runs on three of the Tigers’ four total hits in the top of the first inning. North Callaway (2-1, 0-1) saw its first two batters retired in the bottom of the inning before senior shorstop Chance Kee and junior center fielder Brandon Hagedorn strung together back-to-back singles. Branson drove both them in with a two-run single to tie the game at 2-all. Branson scored when junior catcher Michael Early reached base on an error at third base and junior first baseman Paul Zerr tallied the final North Callaway run of the frame on a single by junior third baseman Trevor Crisp.

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Owls offense keys league win over Park

The Owls pounded out 15 hits as a team in easily dispatching the Pirates 12-4 in American Midwest Conference play at home on Tuesday afternoon. Park logged one run in the top of the first off of William Woods senior starter Bubba Bradshaw, but the Owls erased that deficit three at-bats into their half of the first. Senior shortstop Sam Moon was hit by a pitch to lead off the game then moved to second when junior center fielder Cody Stewart reached base via a bunt single. Moon and Stewart scored on a triple to center field by senior first baseman Matt Thomas to go on top by a run. Thomas would score on redshirt junior designated hitter Dustin Kremer’s two-out single to right to make it a 3-1 Owls’ advantage.

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Lady Blue Jays drop 2-of-3 in SLIAC series to Greenville

Greenville blitzed Westminster for 10 runs in the second inning to down the Lady Blue Jays 14-2 in five innings of the second game of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday. Westminster fell in the day’s first game 6-1. The Lady Blue Jays (7-7, 4-2) got a scoreless bottom of the first inning from freshman starter Alyson Hahn, but Greenville pitcher Becca Oldham roped a two-run homer to right field. The Lady Panthers (13-5, 6-0) tacked on eight more that frame and totaling six of their 10 hits.

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Books, Hornets surge late to top Tolton 7-4

Fulton senior designated hitter Paul Books’ two-run double to right field provided the game-winning tallies as the Hornets rallied for a 7-4 win over the Father Tolton Blazers on Monday. Fulton (4-2) trailed by two runs with one out in the seventh when freshman second baseman Devin Masek reached base on a single. Senior shortstop Dalton Horstmeier was hit by a pitch and a single by senior center fielder Kory Masek scored Devin Masek to cut the Hornets’ deficit to 4-3.

Callaway Colleges

Owls drop series finale to Lyon; win streak ends at four

The William Woods University Owls baseball team had its winning streak stopped at four games after Lyon (Ark.) College salvaged the finale of the three-game AMC series with an 8-4 win Saturday at Owls Field. William Woods — which swept Friday’s doubleheader — is now 21-7 overall and 9-5 in the American Midwest Conference. The Owls have won eight of their last 10.

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Horstmeier, Hornets stifle Marshall

Fulton senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier struck out 12 in a complete-game, one-hit effort as the Hornets shut out the Marshall Owls 3-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Friday night. Horstmeier — making his first start of the season — walked three and finished 1-for-4 at the plate as the Hornets (3-2, 1-1 NCMC) ended a two-game skid. “He was very dominant tonight,” Fulton head coach Darren Masek said. “He had good command of his fastball and was able to control his curveball.”

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Scherder chosen as honorable-mention All-American

William Woods University senior guard Katie Scherder was recognized as an honorable-mention NAIA Division I All-American on Tuesday. Scherder is William Woods’ seventh All-American in program history and the fourth in the six-year tenure of head coach Dan Chapla.

Callaway puts 11 players on media all-district teams

Eleven Callaway County players — seven girls and four boys — were named to the 2014 all-district basketball teams announced Wednesday by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s Central District.

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Hornets fall to Boonville in NCMC opener

Fulton committed three errors and gave up 10 stolen bases to Boonville as the Hornets dropped their North Central Missouri Conference opener to the Pirates 7-4 on Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.

Callaway Roundup

Kemper, Hanger spark Bulldogs to win in opener

South Callaway senior pitcher Smith Kemper drove in three runs and junior center fielder Cory Hanger hit a two-run home run as the Bulldogs opened their season under new head coach Heath Lepper by downing Centralia 5-2 on Tuesday night.

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Blue Jays take 2-of-3 in weekend series with Blackburn

The Blue Jays came up short in their attempted series sweep of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Blackburn Beavers as they fell 12-2 on Sunday afternoon at Saucier Field. Westminster (8-3, 2-1) did all its scoring in the bottom of the first inning with RBI singles from sophomore left fielder Deion Hughes and senior shortstop Danton Hughes. The Beavers (1-14, 1-5) tied the game at 2-all by plating a pair of runs off of Blue Jays freshman starter Jake Lund in the top of the third. Blackburn took the lead with a run in the fifth, added one more in the sixth, tacked on three in the sixth and five in the seventh to pad its advantage.

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Hornets beat Battle, toppled by T-Birds

Fulton toppled Battle High School Spartans 9-7 on Monday at the high school athletic complex. The Hornets bowed in their second game of the day to the Thunderbirds 3-2 in Kingdom City.

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Lady Hornets soccer team drops season opener to Dixon 4-1

DIXON — Senior forward Victoria Langley accounted for Fulton’s lone score as the Lady Hornets soccer team opened its season with a 4-1 loss to Dixon on Friday night.

Hornets use hot bats to hammer Wildcats in opener

Horstmeier mashes two home runs, Fulton punishes New Bloomfield 16-6

Dalton Horstmeier’s struggles adjusting to a new batting stance and a tweaked swing led Fulton Hornets head Darren Masek to sit down and have a discussion with his senior shortstop.

Callaway Colleges

Lady Blue Jays take two from Iowa Wesleyan to begin SLIAC play

Senior pitcher Brittany Lee notched two wins from the mound — the second in relief — as Westminster opened its St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep of the Iowa Wesleyan Lady Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Blue Jay Field. Lee (3-2) threw 3 2/3 innings struck out one and allowed three earned runs on six hits in the Lady Blue Jays’ 10-6 win over the Lady Tigers in the second game.

Lady Owls fade in second of season-ending loss

The William Woods University Lady Owls felt they would need to play as cleanly as possible if they wanted to extend their season and upset the third-ranked Westminster (Utah) College Lady Griffins. It worked well for almost the entirety of the first half, before mistakes and missed shots ultimately doomed William Woods.

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Taylor picks up individual honors, No. 6 Owls win Florida tournament

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Junior Julian Taylor captured individual honors in directing the sixth-ranked William Woods University men’s golf team to the championship of the 25th-annual Eagle Invitational on Tuesday.