New Bloomfield manages only three hits as Warriors win consecutive championships
O’FALLON — Grant Nichols was dealing with a mixed bag of emotions.
The New Bloomfield Wildcats and the Valle Catholic Warriors will have to wait a little longer to clash for the Class 2 state baseball championship. The title game — with first pitch scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon — has been pushed back to 4 p.m. due to excessive rainfall and thunderstorms in the St. Louis area.
New Bloomfield will face Valle Catholic for Class 2 championship this afternoon
O’FALLON — New Bloomfield Wildcats head coach Justin Forsythe didn’t panic as his team faced its first deficit of the state playoffs.
Pulling itself out of 0-6 hole, New Bloomfield has won 16 of its last 19
With the slip of his tongue, Brady Wiler coined a motto for the New Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team.
Hornets' Christensen takes seventh place in high jump
After a less than auspicious start, North Callaway senior Steven Coleman closed out the Class 3 track and field championships by setting new standards for both himself and the Thunderbirds.
New Bloomfield advances with 7-1 win over Scotland Co. in Class 2 quarterfinals
The postseason ride will continue for the New Bloomfield Wildcats. Next stop: about 80 miles east for the Class 2 state semifinals.
Play tonight at state-ranked Scotland Co. in quarterfinals
COLUMBIA — The last three weeks have featured the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ best brand of baseball this season, according to head coach Justin Forsythe.
Steven Coleman will look to cap off his senior campaign with positive returns at the Class 3 track and field championships.
Hornets senior Sam Christensen is on his way to the Class 4 championships after a second-place showing in the boys’ high jump at the Sectional 2 championships on Saturday at MICDS High School.
Wildcats sophomore Zain Culwell hopped 14 feet, 1 inch in the boys’ long jump at the Class 2 boys’ track and field championships on Saturday at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
The South Callaway Bulldogs — winners of the Class 3, District 8 title — will travel to the District 7 champion Palmyra Panthers for a sectional game at 3 p.m. Monday.
Six games into the season, first-year New Bloomfield Wildcats baseball coach Justin Forsythe was winless and questioning his own skills.
South Callaway will play at Bowling Green or Palmyra in sectional matchup on Monday
Graysan Peneston knew it was a matter of when — not if — he would be called upon.
The third-ranked William Woods men’s golf team is sitting pretty and has a share of first place after the first round of the NAIA golf championships on Tuesday at the LPGA International Hills Course.
New Bloomfield Wildcats sophomore Gannon Withers utilized a strong finishing kick to pick up some state hardware.
Bulldogs junior Logan Taylor trimmed three shots off his opening-round effort in the final 18 holes of the Class 2 state championships on Tuesday at Rivercut Golf Course.
Hornets freshman Haydon Windsor’s bowed in straight sets to Mexico’s Jackson Crow at the Class 1, Sectional 4 individual championships on Tuesday.
The second-seeded Bulldogs erupted for nine runs over the final two innings in rolling to an 11-1 five-inning Class 3, District 8 triumph over the No. 6 Panthers on Tuesday night.
Blue Jays juniors Tyler Branneky and Will Miller each received D3Baseball.com All-Central Region second-team recognition as a position player and pitcher, respectively.
Junior tosses three hitter in New Bloomfield's 7-1 District 8 win over Russellville
Junior Brady Wiler’s complete-game, three-hit effort directed the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ opening-round district triumph.
Wildcats sophomore Gannon Withers left himself in prime position to medal after one round at the Class 1 state championships Monday at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.
Missouri School for the Deaf senior Benson Goodwin and freshman Elizabeth Harrison both failed to qualify for the Class 1 state championships in their respective events at Saturday’s Sectional 1 championships at MICDS High School.
Sophomore center fielder Drake Gross’ two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning clipped the No. 5 seed Hornets in a 3-2, season-ending Class 4, District 8 quarterfinal loss to the No. 4 Spartans on Monday afternoon.
Bulldogs junior Logan Taylor posted a 21-over-par 93, tied with five others for 72nd place after Monday’s first round of the Class 2 state championships at Rivercut Golf Course.
With one round to go at the NAIA national women’s golf championships, the No. 5 William Woods Lady Owls’ climb toward the program’s first-ever national title is now a little steeper.
Junior starter Dillon Stone tossed a one-hit shutout and drove in the game’s only run as the Bulldogs stymied the Warhawks 1-0 in Wednesday night’s regular-season finale.
One strike away from victory, the No. 3 seed Owls now find themselves on the edge of elimination after a 3-2 NAIA Opening Round loss to the No. 2 Bruins in the Bellevue Bracket on Tuesday at Roddy Field.
North Callaway, New Bloomfield begin district play on Saturday
The North Callaway Thunderbirds used an early cushion to fend off the surging New Bloomfield Wildcats and take some momentum of their own into district play.
After staving off elimination twice, the Westminster Blue Jays’ offense ran out of bullets in its quest for a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship.
New Bloomfield sophomore Gannon Withers will enter the Class 1 boys’ golf championships armed with a top-10 sectional showing.
Hornets junior Gage Oestreich tallied a 33-over-par 104, placing 52nd at the Class 3, Sectional 2 championships on Monday at Quail Creek Golf Course.
Eagles senior Benson Goodwin collected a district championship in the high jump at the Class 1, District 1 championships on Saturday at Festus High School.
Freshman Haydon Windsor got the lone win for the No. 5 seeded Hornets, who wrapped up their team season with a 5-1 Class 1, District 7 loss to the Rebels on Monday.
Bulldogs junior Logan Taylor came in just under the wire of qualifying for the Class 2 boys’ championship with his performance at the Sectional 2 championships on Monday at Kirksville Country Club.
The Wildcats logged at least one run in each of the first four innings in downing the Lions 6-3 in non-conference play on Monday.
Sophomore second baseman Josh Quick singled in a pair of runs, part of a three-run sixth inning for the Hornets in their 5-3, non-conference victory over the Bulldogs on Monday.
A trio of individual wins and just as many relay victories catapulted the South Callaway Bulldogs to a second straight district track crown.
The No. 2 seed Blue Jays couldn’t summon another rally in a wild 10-7 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference quarterfinal loss to the top-seeded Panthers on Thursday at Robert E. Smith Field.
Junior Gage Oestreich won the lone medal for the Hornets at the Class 3, District 4 championships Monday at Eldon Country Club.
Sophomore Donnie Baysinger’s 31st-place effort directed the Thunderbirds to an 11th-place showing at the Class 2, District 3 championships Monday at Norwood Golf Club.
Medal performances by sophomore Gannon Withers and seniors Tyler Grace and Ridge Martin highlighted the Wildcats’ effort at the Class 1, District 2 championships Monday at Tan-Tar-A Resort.
Freshman Haydon Windsor rolled in a second-set tiebreaker at No. 1 singles to supply the Hornets with their only victory in Tuesday night’s 8-1 loss to the Crusaders in the final dual of the regular season at the high school athletic complex.
The Wildcats cranked out 15 hits in rolling to a 13-4 Show-Me Conference rout of the Indians on Monday night.
Bulldogs junior Logan Taylor and sophomore Blake Parker each qualified for Class 2 sectional competition after medalling at Monday’s Class 2, District 4 championship at Redfield Golf and Country Club.
The Bulldogs late charge in the top of the seventh inning couldn’t lift them in a 6-3 non-conference loss to the Wildcats on Monday.
After clawing all the way back from a four-run deficit, the William Woods Owls’ quest for an AMC championship got sunk by a walk-off winner.
Westminster junior Kyle Collins was a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference individual recipient, while senior Nate Connell and freshman Peter Hasenmueller picked up doubles recognition recently.
The South Callaway boys and girls’ track teams each notched second-place finishes at their own relays last Friday.
William Woods senior Kacey Scharnhorst and sophomore Hannah Campbell capped off their respective campaigns by each picking up first-team all-American Midwest Conference honors.
Westminster sophomore Alyson Hahn and freshmen Abby Bartley and Amber Tepen each recently received first-team all-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-team recognition.