Offense unable to produce any scoring ahead of opener at School of the Osage
Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley had a full complement of offensive plays outlined when the team bus left for Friday night’s jamboree scrimmages. By the time the Hornets arrived, almost 50 percent of those had been scrapped.
William Woods has officially named Lauren Meier as the head coach of its men’s and women’s tennis teams. The school originally fielded a women’s squad from 1976-1999 while this will be the inaugural season for the men’s team. “She played a major role in building two successful programs at Georgia Gwinnett and I believe she can do the same here at William Woods,” William Woods director of athletics Jason Vittone said.
Local youth will be able to join the Knights of the Round Table in an upcoming production of “The Legend of King Arthur.”
One week ago, a local FFA member walked into The Callaway Bank seeking an $85 loan to put toward starting his own agricultural business.
Interest in World War II and British history brought Amy Cantone to the National Churchill Museum when she had a week off from her job as a curatorial assistant at the Missouri State Museum last summer. Now, she gets to work at the Churchill Museum every day as an archivist-curator. “I’m excited to be around all of it,” Cantone said on Monday. “I love to open boxes and go through all of these photographs. Everything has a story to go with it, and I want to learn it.”
Sun pours in through the windows and rock music bounces off the walls of an empty Fulton CrossFit on Saturday morning. Soon, though, the voices of individuals and families looking for a vigorous workout join the guitar riffs, drum beats and sunshine that’s already present. At the front of the room is Kara Bustrum, co-owner of the gym with her husband, Alex, who is home sick this morning. The Bustrums opened Fulton CrossFit earlier this month and plan to offer these free community workouts 1-2 times a month. It’s a way of getting the word out about their operation, but it also serves to give the uninitiated a sample of what they can expect from a CrossFit workout. “It’s bringing something that’ll help people live well, which is what we’re all about,” Bustrum said.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of robbing the Kingdom City Post Office on Saturday morning. CCSO Sergeant Jeff Harding stated that at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, a man stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Kingdom City Post Office on Old Highway 40.
George Yates loves running, which is to be expected as the head cross country coach at Fulton High School. Now, he’s going to help bring that love to some of Fulton’s youth. Yates will be a consultant for the Fulton Flash, a new competitive running club being offered through Fulton Parks and Recreation.
Pitcher-infielder Drew May recently inked a letter of intent to join the William Woods baseball team for the 2015 season. May — a St. Louis native — was a two-year letterman at (O’Fallon) Christian High School, where he led his team to back-to-back district titles, a sectional championship and a runner-up finish in Class 3 this past spring.
Nine William Woods University athletic teams recently earned NAIA Scholar-Team recognition. To be selected, a team must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as defined by the respective institution. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity athletes. The following William Woods teams were honored: baseball, men’s soccer, softball, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s soccer.
The William Woods University athletic department recently claimed the American Midwest Conference President’s Cup for the third year in a row. The trophy is given to the conference’s all-sports champion. William Woods totaled 557.5 points out of a possible 660 to wrap up the honor. Park University finished second with 492.5 points, while Columbia College (470), Missouri Baptist University (420) and Freed-Hardeman University (375.5) rounded out the top five.
Standing in front of 19 sign-language interpreters in a classroom at the Burton Business and Economics Building, Barbara Garrett is trying to teach the room the difference signing “silly” and “stupid.” There are hand movements, facial expressions, even eyebrow positions that can signal slight differences between these two words or any others in American Sign Language. “What (interpreters) are doing is thinking about, ‘Well if I’m interpreting for a deaf student at a school, how can I take that information and make it make sense for them in a visual language?’” Garrett said Tuesday.
The Callaway Youth Expo got rave reviews its second time around.
Heather Vodnansky’s family was cheering her on as she participated in the Fulton Triathlon last year. Vodnansky’s family decided to get in on the act themselves. Vodnansky teamed with her father, Bruce Carpenter, and her sister, Allison, while their mother — Marta — supported the trio from the sidelines at the sixth-annual Fulton Triathlon on Saturday morning on the campus of Fulton High School. The threesome — known as “Carpenters’ Rallytime” — finished in 40th place with a final result of 59 minutes, 40 seconds.
Ride Buck 1. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin) 2. Robyn Robinson, (Poco) Through the Barrell (timed event) 1. Zeb Meffert, (Fancy), 25.68 seconds 2. Laine Smith, (Sweetie Pie), :28.8 3. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin), :28.98 Egg on Spoon 1. Laine Smith, (Sweetie Pie) 2. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin) 3. Colleen Meffert, (Trigger) • • • • • Some results were not ready by press time. See remaining Fun Horse Show results in Sunday’s edition of the Fulton Sun.
Kingdom Telephone customers will have the option of faster connection to the Internet. Bluebird Network — an internet service provider Kingdom Telephone has a financial stake in — completed the process of laying down 1,300 route miles of fiber optics to its existing network, 38.79 of which are in the area of Kingdom Telephone users.
The sixth annual Fulton Triathlon has 30 participants and two teams so far and is looking for more entrants.
Bernice Oliver combined her love of quilting with her late husband’s affinity for beekeeping to produce a new addition to her garage.
The Auxvasse Police Department is trying to have a few more eyes on the street, but it won’t be uniformed officers.
Fireworks in Holts Summit and the third-annual Fulton Independence Day Parade will highlight local Fourth of July celebrations.
After a 15-year hiatus, Jim Buffington said he was “thrilled to death” with the the turnout at the Tebbetts Fiddle Contest on Saturday.
When it comes to the College for Kids program, there’s a reason behind everything, says director Sue Craghead.
Cleaning, clippings and micro-chippings are just some of the things on the docket at the second-annual “Barks and Bubbles” pet wash.
The Missouri Municipal League is using a symbol of warmth and comfort to remind citizens of the importance of local government.
A Callaway County jail inmate died on Friday after being taken off of life support at University Hospital in Columbia.
Hamm’s “Lessons in Ruin” a chronicle of life in the Midwest
Life as a fan of baseball’s supposed “lovable losers” informs Justin Hamm’s baseball-themed poetry.
The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Fulton High School will host a fan zone to watch the three scheduled games being played by the United States men’s soccer team at the World Cup in Brazil. The games will be shown on a large screen in the high school commons and fans of all ages are invited. The U.S. national team begins Group G play against Ghana at 5 p.m. on Monday. They’ll return to the pitch against Portugal at 5 p.m. on June 22 and will wrap up group competition against Germany at 11 a.m. on June 26.
Five Fulton Fins swimmers collected a blue ribbon in every event they competed at their season-opening swim meet on June 4 in California. The feat was accomplished by Tia Bastian, Hillary Fry, Kaleigh Moore, Mackenzie McDaniel and Dominick Tharp.
William Woods senior pitcher MacKenzie Bowden picked up another honor for her strong final season as she was named to her first NAIA All-America team. Bowden — a second-team selection — finished the season 20-9 overall with a 1.23 ERA and 275 strikeouts in 182 innings of work. The ERA, win and strikeout totals were new career highs for Bowden, who picked up American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Year honors for the second time in her career.
Fulton High School head football coach Pat Kelley has scheduled a pair of free camps over the next two weeks for prospective players. Kelley and his coaching staff will conduct the camps — open to interested players entering grades 7-12 this fall — through Thursday and continue from June 9-12. Daily sessions will be from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the high school.
Junior Steven Coleman and sophomore Skyler Schmauch were North Callaway’s lone representatives on the All-Eastern Missouri Conference track and field team.
Senior Cameron Edwards and junior Sam Niedergerke guided four other New Bloomfield players who garnered Class 2, All-District 8 recognition. Edwards and Niedergerke were both slotted on the first team. Sophomores Clay Jensen and Grant Nichols were second-team picks while senior Ethan Massman and junior Tucker Lane were honorable mentions.
South Callaway senior Gordon Arthaud and junior Cory Hanger picked up Class 3, All-District 13 honors. Bulldogs senior Smith Kemper was a second-team pick while junior Dax Helsel grabbed a spot on the honorable mention team.
Three Fulton baseball players — led by senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier — garnered Class 4, All-District 8 recognition. Horstmeier — a four-time All-District honoree and first-time pitching selection — was joined on the all-district team by senior outfielder Kory Masek and freshman catcher Isaiah Pani.
Fulton High School head football coach Pat Kelley has scheduled a pair of free camps over the next two weeks for prospective players. Kelley and his coaching staff will conduct the camps — open to interested players entering grades 7-12 this fall — from June 2-5 and June 9-12. Daily sessions will be from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the high school. For more information about the camps, Kelley can be contacted at 590-8100 or by email at email@example.com.
North Callaway junior Steven Coleman’s return to the state meet produced improved results. Coleman placed fifth in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 state track and field championships on Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Members of championship squad celebrated 50th anniversary in St. Louis on Memorial Day
Charlie James has a particular World Series recollection of Bob Uecker shagging fly balls with a musical instrument during batting practice.
MSD's Jones, South Callaway's Rudroff repeat as state champs; Lady Bulldogs' Oberdiek wins long jump
Missouri School for the Deaf's Nick Jones and South Callaway High School's Garner Rudroff repeat as champions in the Missouri High School Athletic Association state track and field championships Saturday. Lady bulldog Hannah Oberdiek wins gold in long jump, beating the second place jumper by more than eight inches.
Blue Jays sophomore Deion Hughes was recently recognized as a second-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
William Woods’ men’s 1,600-meter relay team of seniors Tanner Edwards and Terrell Shannon, junior Nick Zink and sophomore Rhett Cook ran the the event’s third-fastest preliminary time at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The Owls’ foursome ran a season-best time of 3 minutes, 12.49 seconds, earning NAIA All-American honors for a second straight season and qualifying for Saturday night’s championship race.
The sixth-ranked William Woods women’s golf team closed out its season with a top-five national finish. The Lady Owls posted a team score of 82-over-par-1204 (307-317-311-299) to claim fourth place at the 2014 NAIA National Championships on Friday at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club. Oklahoma City University and SCAD Savannah each totaled a 57-over-par-1209 to finish in a tie after 72 holes. OCU (304-304-306-295) bested SCAD (304-304-306-296) on the first playoff hole to claim its second consecutive national title. Bellevue University shot a 72-over-par-1224 (314-414-299-297) to finish in third, while the University of the Cumberlands scored an 85-over-par-1237 (310-308—306-313), finishing three shots behind William Woods for fifth place.
Junior third baseman Troy Hentges supplied the fourth-seeded Bulldogs’ only hit in their 2-1 Class 3, District 13 semifinal loss to the top-seeded Falcons on Monday. South Callaway ends its season at 17-6.
New Bloomfield freshman Gannon Withers earned 42nd place, while senior Tyler Grace tied for 44th at the Class 1 boys’ golf championships on Tuesday at Rivercut Golf Course. Withers collected a 43-over-par-185 (97-88). Grace finished a shot behind him, totaling a 44-over-par-186 (89-97) across two rounds to match Michael Hohne of Sacred Heart.
North Callaway senior Justin Menard finished in a four-way tie for 21st place at the Class 2 boys’ golf championships at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. Menard shot a 20-over-par-164 (85-79) to match the two-day totals of Barstow’s Thomas Dunn and Whitfield’s Chase Kinder and Colin Strege.
The Fulton Hornets collected more than enough hits in their Class 4, District 8 semifinal against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. Unfortunately, none of those were the productive type Fulton would ultimately need. The third-seeded Hornets out-hit the No. 2 Bulldogs 13-3, but stranded seven baserunners in a season-ending 7-3 loss at Harley Park on Monday afternoon. Fulton — which throttled No. 6 seed Missouri Military Academy 21-3 in first-round play Saturday — ended its season with a 13-11 record.
New Bloomfield senior reliever Ethan Massman gave up a walk-off, two-run home run to Tipton’s Dylan Tate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the No. 3 seed Wildcats’ 7-5 loss to the No. 2 Cardinals in the Class 2, District 8 semifinals Monday night. New Bloomfield — which made the semifinals after edging No. 6 seed New Haven 6-5 in eight innings on Saturday — finished its season at 9-13. Tipton (19-6) will play either top-seeded Linn or No. 4 Russellville for the District 8 title at 6 tonight.
Freshman reliever Ryan Schmidt gave up the winning run with two outs in the top of the 12th inning Tuesday as third-seeded William Woods’ season ended in a 6-5 loss to No. 4 Westmont (Calif.) in the Lawrenceville (Ga.) bracket of the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round. The Owls — who forced extra innings when they tied the game at 5-all with a pair of runs in the eighth — finished their season with a 39-12 record.
Senior Madison Washington topped the field in the girls’ shot put, the lone victory for Fulton at the North Central Missouri Conference championships last Friday. The Lady Hornets came in fifth overall with 52 points, while the Hornets were sixth in the boys’ division with 76. Kirksville and Hannibal secured the girls’ and boys’ team titles, respectively. Washington had a winning toss of 36 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the shot. Senior Hayley Tobias claimed all-NCMC recognition by taking second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.80 seconds) and third in the 300 hurdles (:49.8). Junior Sam Christensen took second in the boys’ 110 hurdles (:16.26) and third in the high jump with a leap of 5-10. Sophomore Conner Foote came in second in the 400 in :53.1, while senior Tanner Eliuk was second in the discus with a heave of 138-6. Eliuk joined Foote and freshmen Brandon Dews and Jared Eliuk to claim third in the 1,600 relay in 3:36.7. The Hornets and Lady Hornets return to Mexico for the Class 3, District 4 championships at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Fulton sophomore Jacob Hammerstone shot an 87 to finish in a tie for 34th place at the Class 3, Sectional 2 championships Monday at Heritage Hills Golf Course. Hammerstone — the Hornets’ only sectional qualifier — didn’t log the top-15 finish needed to qualify for next week’s Class 3 state championships. However, Fulton head coach Pat Kelley was pleased with what he saw from Hammerstone in his first season on the team.
William Woods’ offense came alive just a little too late. The No. 3 seeded Owls collected 13 hits, but found themselves in a 10-run hole early on in falling to the No. 2 Southeastern (Fla.) University Fire 11-5 to begin play in the Lawrenceville (Ga.) Bracket of the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round on Monday at Grizzly Baseball Complex. William Woods (39-11) will play the fourth-seeded Westmont (Calif.) Warriors in an elimination game at 11 a.m. today. The Warriors (38-19) dropped their opener to the No. 5 University St. Francis (Ill.) Fighting Saints 2-1 on Monday. The winner between the Owls and Westmont continues its stay in the tournament against the Fighting Saints or top-seeded Georgia Gwinnett at 2:30 today.