FULTON — Though the Fulton Hornets are eager for their home opener, head coach Pat Kelley said his team is thankful just to have another opportunity to redeem itself.
The Hornets opened up their season with a 30-0 road loss to the Centralia Panthers on Thursday.
Lady Wildcats senior Brooke Kelley medaled with a score of 46 while sister Ashley Kelley shot a 48 to earn runner-up honors in New Bloomfield’s one-stroke loss to the Lady Eagles on Wednesday at Redfield Golf and Country Club. It was the Lady Wildcats’ first match of the season after Tuesday’s season-opening duel against Osage at Dogwood Hills was rained out.
Senior middle hitter Madison Murphy had seven kills and blocked seven shots in the Lady Hornets’ three-set loss to the Lady Owls to open North Central Missouri Conference play on Thursday.
Sophomore pitcher Konnor Arrowood struck out seven in five innings and hit a two-run homer as the Lady Bulldogs dominated the Van-Far Lady Indians 16-4 on Wednesday.
The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats exploded for 17 hits and opened Show-Me Conference play with an 18-2, three-inning drubbing of the Tuscumbia Lady Lions on Thursday.
Senior shortstop Elaine Brinker beat up on the Van-Far Lady Indians’ pitching, driving in seven RBIs in the North Callaway Ladybirds' 16-3 five-inning triumph on Thursday.
Senior shortstop Dacrie Depping went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base as Fulton got its first win of the season via a 9-3 decision over the Marshall Lady Owls on Thursday at the high school athletic complex.
Despite an early goal from freshman midfielder Elyssa Cappaert, the Lady Owls were unable to pull off the upset of the No. 24 Lady Ravens in a 5-2 loss in their season opener Monday night.
Senior outside hitter Kristen Bauer and freshman outside hitter Abbi McKnelly shared the team lead with 13 kills as the William Woods Lady Owls bowed to the William Penn Lady Statesmen 25-17, 13-25, 25-23 and 25-21 in Tuesday’s season opener at Anderson Arena.