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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.

Relieved to be in, Lady Owls look to make impact in national tournament

Face third-ranked Westminster (Utah) in first round this afternoon

One bad step and William Woods University senior guard Andraquay Quinnine’s excitement about her first trip to the NAIA national tournament could have ended before it even started.

Owls sweep Park in AMC doubleheader

The William Woods University Owls baseball team combined for four doubles and eight stolen bases in sweeping Tuesday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader with the Park University Pirates. William Woods (16-5, 5-3 AMC) prevailed in the opener 4-2 and took the second game 9-4. The losses dropped Park to 7-10 on the season and 5-3 in conference play.

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Lady Owls slam Stephens to complete AMC sweep

Three Lady Owls were perfect at the plate as William Woods dispatched the Stephens College Stars 8-0 in five innings on Monday to finish off an American Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep. Freshman center fielder Hannah Campbell, sophomore shortstop Lindsey LeCuru and junior catcher Macy Wierschem all went 2-for-2 with an RBI as the Lady Owls had 14 hits as a team.

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Lady Owls blast Benedictine in AMC doubleheader

William Woods opened up its home schedule in a resounding fashion, sweeping the Benedictine-University Sprinfield Lady Bulldogs in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon. Senior Becca Schemmer threw her sixth complete game of the year as the Lady Owls blasted the Lady Bulldogs 14-1 in five innings in the day’s second game. Schemmer (4-4) allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out two.

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Four Fulton wrestlers earn all-NCMC honors

Fulton sophomores Zach Benner and Trenton Clines were both first-team selections at 182 and 138 pounds, respectively, on the recently announced 2013-14 all-North Central Missouri Conference wrestling team.

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Lady Owls sneak into NAIA tourney, receive 15th and last at-large bid

It involved some suspense, but the William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team is returning to the NAIA national tournament.

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William Woods University used four pitchers and was outhit by visiting Culver-Stockton College 11-6, but the Owls still came away with a narrow 5-4 victory in their home opener Tuesday afternoon.

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Lady Blue Jays swept by UW-Platteville to open season

Westminster opened up its season with a pair of losses to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Monday at Blue Jay Field. The Lady Blue Jays fell 11-1 in the second game while dropping the opener 7-6 in nine innings. Westminster found itself in a 5-0 hole before it was able to get on the board in the second game. Lady Blue Jays freshman starter Alyson Hahn gave up a run in the top of the second inning and two runs each in the third and fourth innings, respectively as Westminster found itself trailing. Senior left fielder Becca Rose singled in the Lady Blue Jays’ lone run in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 5-1 contest. UW-Platteville responded with three runs in the sixth and seventh innings as they limited Westminster to just four hits.

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Freed-Hardeman topples Lady Owls in AMC semis

The William Woods University Lady Owls had one impressive streak come to an end, and another is in serious jeopardy. Cynthia Woodward delivered a career-high 23 points and connected on seven of Freed-Hardeman University’s 12 3-pointers as the top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Lady Lions raced past No. 4 seed William Woods 70-53 on Friday night in the semifinals of the AMC postseason tournament.

Callaway Roundup

Lady Hornets fall to Helias, end season in district semifinals

Head coach TJ Quick feels like her Fulton Lady Hornets gave one away. No. 5 seed Fulton got outscored by top-seeded Helias Lady Crusaders 31-19 in the second half, ending their season with a 43-36 loss in the Class 4, District 8 semifinals on Thursday afternoon.

Lady Owls make AMC semifinals; will play Freed-Hardeman

The William Woods University Lady Owls will get a third chance to try and take down Freed-Hardeman. No. 4 seed William Woods outscored No. 5 Park 8-0 over the final 53 seconds Wednesday night as the Lady Owls pulled out a 71-63 victory in a quarterfinal game of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament at Anderson Arena. With the win, William Woods (22-9) moves on to a semifinal matchup at top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Freed-Hardeman University at 7 p.m. Friday in Henderson, Tenn. The Lady Lions (30-1) advanced with an 86-55 rout of No. 8 seed Missouri Baptist University in quarterfinal play Wednesday night.

Lady Wildcats stumble down stretch

New Bloomfield wears down in fourth quarter as state-ranked Lady Bulldogs take control

New Bloomfield head coach Brett Craighead didn’t feel like his team let the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs hang around. In fact, Craighead couldn’t think of much else his Lady Wildcats could have done except to shoot the ball just a bit better. “I think we did all we could,” Craighead said. “I thought we played really well the first half, we didn’t shoot the ball well the whole game, but we played hard — and the third and fourth quarter we went absolutely cold.” New Bloomfield was knotted in a 24-all tie with No. 5 New Franklin, but faded in the final quarter as it fell to the Lady Bulldogs 46-39 in Class 2 sectional play Wednesday night at Jefferson City High School’s Fleming Fieldhouse.

Callaway Roundup

Lady Hornets surge past Marshall, advance to District 8 semifinals

Fulton Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick said her team would need to be focused from the moment it arrived if it wanted to extend the season. The Lady Hornets did just that. Sophomore guard Sloane Totta scored 18 of her game-high 25 points in the second half as fifth-seeded Fulton topped No. 4 Marshall 47-32 in the first round of the Class 4, District 8 Tournament on Tuesday night.

New Bloomfield looking to shock New Franklin in Class 2 sectionals

Lost to state-ranked Lady Bulldogs in Sturgeon semifinals

Low expecations from the outside are breeding low pressure on the inside for the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats. That’s a welcome sight for head coach Brett Craighead. “I think it’s kind of loosened them up and they’ve been really determined the last week or so,” Brett Craighead said during practice Tuesday afternoon at the high school. New Bloomfield (15-11) — the team nobody thought would be here — now has to take down a team many picked to be at this point in the fifth-ranked New Franklin Lady Bulldogs (26-1) in a Class 2 sectional at 6 tonight at Jefferson City High School. The winner moves on to face either Clopton or Knox County in a state quarterfinal at noon Saturday at Moberly Area Community College.

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Lady Owls can't finish rally in AMC loss to No. 2 Freed-Hardeman

HENDERSON, Tenn. — William Woods University answered second-ranked Freed-Hardeman University with a carbon-copy second half, erasing a 20-point deficit, but the Lady Owls couldn’t complete the remarkable rally.

Fulton district games moved back to tonight

The Fulton Hornets and Lady Hornets’ first-round games at the Class 4, District 8 basketball tournament in Kirksville were postponed Monday night and moved back a day because of weather conditions.