William Woods’ junior varsity unit bested the field by 37 strokes at the Illinois College Fall Inivtational on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Owls posted a team score of 15-over-par 591 (297-294) to ease to victory. Indiana Tech shot 52-over-par to claim second place, Illinois Wesleyan earned third at 73-over-par, while their “B” team (+82) and Rend Lake Community College (+106) rounded out the top five.
The William Woods women placed eighth and the men finished 10th in the 12th-annual Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday.
William Woods closed out its run at the Bellevue University Tournament with losses to the fifth-ranked Northwestern (Iowa) College Lady Eagles and the Baker University Lady Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Owls (3-4) fell in three sets to the Lady Eagles 25-16, 25-5 and 25-23. Senior outside hitter Kristen Bauer put away a team-high eight kills as William Woods converted 5.7 percent of its attacks.
Westminster dropped all four of its season-opening matches at the Elmhurst Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Blue Jays bowed in 3-1 decisions to the Luther College Lady Norse and the Dominican University Lady Stars on Saturday while being swept in three sets by the Edgewood College Lady Eagles and the Coe College Lady Kohawks in Friday night’s opening matches.
The Lady Blue Jays managed just two shots on goal in a 4-0 season-opening loss to the Nebraska-Wesleyan Lady Prairie Wolves on Saturday.
Owls senior defenseman Alan Matthew produced his team’s only goal on a second-half penalty kick as William Woods played the Avila University Eagles to a 1-1 tie on Saturday.
Westminster did all its scoring after halftime, earning its first win of the year in a 2-1 decision over the Rhodes College Lynx on Sunday at Westminster Field.
The Lady Bulldogs had no hits and just one base runner in a 1-0 loss to the Liberty North Lady Eagles in the championship game of the War on the Battlefield Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
South Callaway runners occupied the top three spots in the girls’ race, boosting the squad to a first-place showing at the Callaway County Meet on Saturday at Fulton High School.
William Woods swept the host Lady Bruins 26-24, 26-24 and 25-23 to close out opening play at the Bellevue College Tournament on Friday night.
Westminster sophomore midfielder Tripp Sheehan logged the Blue Jays’ only goal in their 3-1 season-opening loss to the Culver-Stockton Wildcats on Friday night.
Fulton senior goalkeeper Craig Latty came up with two crucial saves and the Hornets soccer team turned back the Mexico Bulldogs 2-1 on penalty kicks in their North Central Missouri Conference opener Thursday night.
Fulton head coach Pat Kelley wasn’t wild about the six penalties for 53 yards that his Hornets racked up Friday night against the Versailles Tigers.
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.
Freshman outside hitter Kate Pani paced the Fulton Lady Hornets with four kills and two aces in a 25-19 and 25-20 loss to the Centralia Lady Panthers in Tuesday night’s season opener at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Fulton Lady Hornets had as many errors (six) as they did hits in a 14-0, five-inning loss to the Eldon Lady Mustangs in their home opener Tuesday night at the high school athletic complex.
The Lady Hornets just couldn’t find cracks in the opposing defense in a 6-0 season-opening loss to the Lady Blazers on Monday.
North Callaway junior second baseman Madison Ausfahl’s eighth-inning single drove in the decisive tally to vault the Ladybirds to a 2-1 season-opening win over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs on Monday evening.
Senior forward Austin Wilson erupted for five goals as the Fulton Hornets soccer team dispatched Warrenton 6-2 in their season opener Friday night at the high school athletic complex.
Less than three minutes into the season and the Fulton Hornets had stood up to their first test.
Hornets to kick off season at School of the Osage
There’s one word Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley kept coming back to when describing his 2014 squad. Athletic.
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.