T-Birds’ season ends with a 57-39 district loss to Winfield
The fourth-seeded Thunderbirds logged just three second-quarter points in their season-ending 57-39 loss to No. 5 Winfield in the first round of the Class 3, District 6 touranment on Tuesday night.
Ladybirds top Wildcats 53-24 in District 6 opener
Junior guard Elaine Brinker led second-seeded North Callaway with 13 points in the Ladybirds’ 53-24 victory over No. 7 Wright City in the first round of the Class 3, District 6 tournament on Monday evening. North Callaway (20-6) will play either No. 3 Christian or No. 6 Montgomery County in semifinal play at 7:30 Wednesday.
Fulton sophomore has desire to be a ‘three-timer’ after winning first championship at 113 pounds
Josh McClure is bound and determined not to be a one-and-done. Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore was already setting his sights on loftier objectives after acquiring his first state wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller at 113 pounds in Class 2 late Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Lady Owls drop first two games at Alabama Artic Blast
The Lady Owls fell to No. 9 Bellhaven 3-1 in their second game at Alabama Artic Blast on Friday. William Woods scored its lone run against Montgomery in the bottom of the seventh inning and already trailing 3-0. Junior catcher Grace Fritz singled in sophomore shortstop Shelby LeCuru, but it would be all the Lady Owls could do.
Ladybirds thump Van-Far 56-20 for share of EMO title
Senior guard Jaida Gray led all players with 19 points as North Callaway locked up a share of the Eastern Missouri Conference title with a 56-20 bashing of Van-Far to close out its regular season on Friday night. They’re conference co-champions along with the Clopton Lady Hawks. “It feels really good,” Ladybirds head coach Matt Miller said. “I’m proud of the team, it was one of our goals we set forth at the beginning of the year. “I’m proud of the team and proud of the seniors.”
For three quarters, the South Callaway Bulldogs traded body blows with the state-ranked Eugene Eagles as a Show-Me Conference championship hung in the balance. But as the fourth quarter unfolded, the Bulldogs ran out of punches and the Eagles came in and landed a couple of knockout swings to capture the league crown. South Callaway was outscored 27-12 in the final eight minutes in bowing to the Eagles 59-42 in Friday night’s regular-season finale.
Fulton sophomore blanks Nevada’s Miller 6-0 at 113 pounds, Benner wrestled for state crown at 182 pounds later Saturday night
Josh McClure exhaled as he made the pronouncement, having just punctuated his perfect season in perfect style. Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore topped off a rare undefeated season at 34-0 by capturing his first state title at 113 pounds with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller late Saturday afternoon in the Class 2 championships at Mizzou Arena.
Brinker scores 32, Ladybirds bounce Lady Bulldogs 51-42
North Callaway junior guard Elaine Brinker was “phenomenal” in the words of her coach Matt Miller, totaling a game-high 32 points and distributing five assists in the Ladybirds’ 51-42 victory over rival South Callaway on Thursday night.
Fulton in ninth place in Class 2 stadnings
Fulton head wrestling coach Eric Hudson made no attempt to mask his dismay. Mind you, five Hornets had just advanced to today’s quarterfinals and three others dodged elimination with victories in first-round wrestlebacks in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 2 state championships at Mizzou Arena.
Ladybirds falter in fourth quarter, suffer first EMO setback
BOWLING GREEN — The North Callaway Ladybirds’ seemingly safe lead disappeared in a disastrous fourth quarter.
Hornets set to get down to Class 2 title pursuit
Josh McClure doesn’t mince words when assessing potential.
Hornets tumble to Kirksville 63-56 in NCMC loss
Junior guard Ricky Dawson guided the Hornets with a game-high 22 points, but Fulton’s flat third quarter was their downfall in a 63-56 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Lady Owls remain unbeaten after pair of Top 25 victories
William Woods toppled No. 15 Oklahoma Baptist and No. 24 Friends University on Saturday to cap off its undefeated run at the Oklahoma Baptist Tournament. The Lady Owls bested Oklahoma Baptist 4-1 to close out the tournament and got past Friends 6-1 in the day’s first contest.
Missouri School for the Deaf are tournament champions once again. Senior guard Nick Jones scored a game-high 25 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field in the Eagles’ 53-46 dispatching of the Minnesota Academy of the Deaf Trojans in the championship game of the 24th annual Great Plains School for the Deaf Tournament on Saturday on the MSD campus.
State championships start Thursday in Columbia
The Fulton Hornets have the pieces in place to be a legitimate part of the conversation again of prospective contenders for a Class 2 state wrestling team title. With senior Paul Books and sophomores Josh McClure and Zach Benner locking up individual titles at the District 2 championships late Saturday afternoon in Mexico, Fulton qualified nine wrestlers for the state championships later this week in Columbia.
MEXICO — The Fulton Hornets qualified nine wrestlers for this week's state meet on Saturday at the Class 2, District 2 championships.
Ladybirds use fast start to sink Silex 49-34
North Callaway took control by going up 22-6 after one quarter and the Ladybirds remained unbeaten in the Eastern Missouri Conference with a 49-34 victory over Silex on Thursday night. North Callaway (16-5, 6-0 EMO) owned a 29-15 advantage at halftime and outscored Silex 10-4 in the third quarter to stretch its advantage to 39-19.
Sizzling second half launches Lady Owls past Missouri Baptist
The William Woods University Lady Owls shot a blistering 57 percent in the second half to key their 74-61 American Midwest Conference win over Missouri Baptist University on Saturday. The game was a 27-all stalemate at halftime, but Missouri Baptist led by as many four points in the early minutes of the second half. Senior guard Andraquay Quinnine’s layup with 14 minutes, 43 seconds left in the game put William Woods (17-8, 10-7 AMC) in front to stay at 43-41. The Lady Spartans closed within 48-46 with 11:35 to go, but the Lady Owls answered with a 9-1 run over the next 4:09 to stretch their advantage out to 10 points. William Woods extended its lead to as many as 19 points on freshman forward Kennedy Volkart’s jumper with 3:24 remaining as the Lady Owls made 17-of-30 shots in the second half and were a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line during that span.
Totta, Lady Hornets halt two-game skid
Fulton sophomore guard Sloane Totta knocked down a game-high 27 points and the Lady Hornets stopped a two-game losing streak with a 61-40 non-conference romp over Montgomery County on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Fulton broke out to a 21-9 advantage after one quarter, carried a 38-16 lead into the break and was in front 53-28 entering the fourth quarter. “We wanted to start off the game on fire, and that’s what we did,” Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick said. “In the last three or four games we’ve been sluggish in the first quarter. “From the (opening) tip, we took it to them …” Totta also grabbed eight rebounds, handed out six assists and came up with five steals as Fulton raised its season record to 7-13. Sophomore forward NaShayla Brandt posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Kelley paces New Bloomfield with game-high 13
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Junior forward Ashley Kelley logged a game-high 13 points and the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats controlled the fourth quarter in rallying for a 44-37 non-conference victory over Bunceton on Wednesday night.