The Fulton Hornets wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season with another crushing win. Fulton secured pinfall victories in seven weight classes Tuesday night as the Hornets opened North Central Missouri Conference competition by blowing past Boonville 53-21 at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. The Hornets — who were coming off a team title at the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament last Saturday — have rolled in their first three duals, winning by an average score of 55-19.
Four Fulton wrestlers captured individual championships and the Hornets secured the team championship in the gold division of the Ft. Zumwalt North tournament on Saturday. Fulton finished with 232.02 points. easily distancing itself from second place McCluer South Berkeley, which accumulated with 126.03 points. McCluer took third place with 119.04, followed by Warrenton and University City, which totaled 114.05 and 77 points, respectively.
For 16 minutes, the Fulton Lady Hornets played on a par and — at times — exceeded the state-ranked Hermann Lady Bearcats. It’s just those other 16 minutes that got away from the Lady Hornets.
Four South Callaway players and one each from Fulton and North Callaway were named to their respective Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams Friday.
Senior forward Alex Cuneio registered 22 points as the third-seeded New Bloomfield Wildcats powered past No. 7 Chamois 61-47 in the consolation semifinals of the 75th-annual Tipton Tournament late Wednesday night.
The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats forced the Smithton Lady Tigers to submit. Second-seeded New Bloomfield outscored No. 7 Smithton 34-12 in the second half of Tuesday night’s 56-29 runaway triumph in the first round of the 75th-annual Tipton Tournament.
Fulton used a trio of double-digit scorers and some timely free throw shooting to start its season off with a victory. The No. 6 seeded Lady Hornets were 7-of-9 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and got a team-high 13 points from sophomore guard Sloane Totta in upending No. 3 New Haven 40-36 in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament on Monday afternoon.
William Woods posted three double-digit scoring efforts, but was dominated by Bellevue (Neb.) University 106-72 in the first round of the Hampton Inn Classic on Friday night
North Callaway junior guard Elaine Brinker splashed home the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 45 seconds to lift the Ladybirds to a 41-38 double overtime win over Father Tolton in its season opener on Monday night.
The Blue Jays’ run through the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament came to an end by way of a 2-0 loss to the No. 6 Loras (Iowa) College Duhawks in the Sweet 16 on Saturday evening. “I’m so proud of everything we did on the field, but it is always sad to lose,” Westminster senior midfielder Michael McDonough said. “It was disappointing, but we all worked hard. We gave it our best shot.” Loras tallied the decisive goal in the 36th minute when Alex Bradley put a shot past Blue Jay freshman goalkeeper Raul Romero off an assist from Kevin Cavers. Westminster (13-9-1) went into halftime down 1-0 and had just one shot on goal in the second half. coming off the foot of McDonough. Tom Fluegel added the final Duhawk tally in the 86th minute thanks to an assist from Johnny Rummelhart as Loras outshot Westminster 11-3 on the day.