Fulton head coach TJ Quick sees the change in her team. Fulton was blown out at Kirksville 71-31 on Dec. 14. The Lady Hornets entered that game with just a single win in their first six games. Tuesday night, Fulton — having won four straight and seven of its last nine — took the court at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium against that same Kirksville squad, now ranked No. 10 in Class 4.
Sophomore guard Sydni Bedsworth scored a game-high 14 points, including a trio of 3-pointers as New Bloomfield finished off its regular season with a 50-29 win over the Community R-6 Lady Trojans on Monday night.
MONTGOMERY CITY — Freshman guard Sloane Totta tallied a game-high 16 points and the Fulton Lady Hornets continued their upward trend by easily disposing of Montgomery County 54-19 on Thursday night.
A frustrated Ryan Shaw leaned against the wall. Shaw is 20 games into his first season as the Fulton Hornets’ head basketball coach and he has to ask a question of his team that shouldn’t be required this late in a campaign. “We’ve got to work on what makes them click and what makes them get going,” Shaw said.
Junior forward Maddie Sorell’s double-double guided the Ladybirds, helping them cruise to a 43-19 Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats on Monday night.
Five Westminster College players scored in double figures Saturday as the surging Lady Blue Jays edged out the Eureka (Ill.) College 79-76 in SLIAC play at Iba Court.
The Fulton Hornets were manhandled last Tuesday night. Yes, Fulton was playing state-ranked Mexico, but losing 90-41 — at home and to a rival — is far from ideal. So when asked which hurt more — falling in the manner the Hornets did against Mexico or dropping a game they led by double digits against the Boonville Pirates — head coach Ryan Shaw didn’t hesitate.
Senior forward Jacob Haubner totaled a team-high 15 points — No. 4 seed North Callaway’s only double-digit scoring effort — in the Thunderbirds’ 53-43 loss to top-seeded Fatima in the semifinals of the Southern Boone Classic on Thursday night.
It took the Fulton Hornets 6 minutes, 47 seconds to register their first field goal against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. The basket — a 3-pointer from sophomore forward Devin Gibson — cut the Hornets’ deficit to 21 points. To put it bluntly, it was one of those nights for Fulton.
After the Moberly Lady Spartans drubbed her team 50-29 last Friday night, Fulton Lady Hornets head coach T.J. Quick had, what she termed, as a heart-to-heart with her players. She wanted to see more resolve and fight in her team. The talk seemed to work.
No. 20 William Woods couldn’t muster much of a defense against the No. 24 Columbia College Lady Cougars in the second half.
The Thunderbirds survived a shaky final minute to stop their three-game losing streak with Friday night’s slim 54-53 win over the Cardinals.
The No. 20 William Woods University Lady Owls held Missouri Baptist University without a basket for almost 11 minutes in the second half Thursday night, ultimately coasting to a 69-43 AMC victory at Anderson Arena.
Fulton Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick had many things to say to her team during halftime of Tuesday night’s North Central Missouri Conference game against the Hannibal Lady Pirates at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Junior guard Taylor Howard did the bulk of the scoring for the No. 6 seeded South Callaway Lady Bulldogs, logging a game-high 24 points in a losing effort to the No. 3 New Franklin Lady Bulldogs at the 29th Annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament on Monday night.
The Fulton Hornets made it interesting and tense late in Friday night’s game against the Helias Crusaders. But the Hornets’ late surge wasn’t enough in a 48-41 loss to the Crusaders.
The heavyweights exerted their influence for the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team in its North Central Missouri Conference battle against rival Mexico.
When a play designed to end in an alley-oop layup manages to bank off the backboard for a 3-pointer, one usually takes that as a good sign for the rest of the game. Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw wasn’t convinced just yet, though. “I knew that (the shot) went in,” Shaw said with a chuckle. “I don’t know if it indicated if it would be a good game, but it was pretty entertaining.”
North Callaway senior guard Justin Murphy scored a game-high 18 points, including six in the extra frame to help the Thunderbirds secure a 55-49 overtime Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Community R-6 Trojans on Monday night.
Freshman guard Sloane Totta’s 14 points led the Lady Hornets as they outlasted the Boonville Lady Pirates 43-40 in the third-place game of the California Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The North Callaway Ladybirds won’t get another shot at a state-ranked showdown against Hermann, which this time would have been with a tournament championship on the line.
The state-ranked North Callaway Ladybirds didn’t need long to remove any possibility of suspense.
North Callaway senior guard Zac Eads scored a career-high 22 points, including the game-winning bucket as the fourth-seeded Thunderbirds bested the No. 5 Hermann Bearcats 62-61 in overtime.
KINGDOM CITY — South Callaway head coach Tony Brandt decided to tweak the defensive approach for the Bulldogs as they opened the second half against the rival North Callaway Thunderbirds on Friday night.
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds had a full two weeks of vacation to think about their lost opportunity.
No. 18 William Woods ran its winning-streak to five games with a 66-57 victory over the AIB College of Business at the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic on Sunday at Columbia College.
The Fulton girls basketball team used the Lebanon Central Bank Holiday Tournament to find its offensive groove. And now that they have that, they’re finding some victories.
Senior guard Stephanie Hughes poured in a team-leading 22 points and five 3-pointers, but No. 9 seeded Fulton couldn’t overcome the top-seeded Crocker Lady Lions in a 79-64 loss at the Lebanon Central Bank Holiday Tournament on Thursday morning.
North Callaway led by eight points in the third quarter of Monday night’s Eastern Missouri Conference tilt with the Silex Lady Owls with a few chances to lengthen that lead. Unfortunately, they couldn’t break the game open and they couldn’t hold off the Lady Owls.
Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw got to the point with many words. Junior guard Jerome Mandley took a more direct route. Either way, when summing up the Hornets’ performance against the Kirksville Tigers, both could settle at the same place. “It’s like (Shaw) said before the game, it’s execution, and we didn’t have it,” Mandley said.
MOKANE — Heading into their Show-Me Conference game against Eugene, it had been three years and one conference move since the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs’ last conference win.
A double-digit deficit wasn’t enough to keep the Fulton Hornets down in a 51-48 win at Marshall last Friday night. Unfortunately, that resolve wasn’t enough to help Fulton overcome another sizeable deficit in their home opener against the Eldon Mustangs.
North Callaway girls basketball coach Jack Peace was worried his team’s recent Centralia Tournament championship win might inspire overconfidence in the Ladybirds’ Eastern Missouri Conference opener against Clopton on Monday. Luckily, there’d be no such occurrence for North Callaway. The Ladybirds jumped out early and didn’t let up in a 64-46 EMO win over the Lady Hawks on Monday night.
Junior guard Dalton Horstmeier tied for a game-high 14 points, helping the Hornets chip away at a pair of 10-point second-half deficits for a North Central Missouri Conference win over the Marshall Owls on Friday night.
The Fulton Lady Hornets are five games into the season and, after Thursday night’s North Central Missouri Conference opener against the Marshall Lady Owls, excuses are no longer welcome. Freshman guard Sloane Totta led Fulton with 16 points and added eight rebounds in the Lady Hornets’ 55-46 loss to Marshall. The loss was the fourth in a row for Fulton, which tumbled to 1-4 overall.
Fulton Hornets wrestling coach Eric Hudson stressed to his team the importance of being aggressive in their North Central Missouri Conference match with the Marshall Owls on Tuesday.
By the end halftime of Monday’s game against the Hallsville Lady Indians, North Callaway Ladybird junior guard Jaida Gray had outscored the Lady Indians all by herself.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — North Callaway head coach Jack Peace wishes his Ladybirds would play, well, a little meaner. Free-throw shooting is an area New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats head coach Brett Craighead thinks his squad can improve upon.
In just his second game at the helm and with four minutes of extra basketball in front of his team, Fulton head coach Ryan Shaw hoped percentages would be in the Hornets’ favor. “In overtime I think I saw a statistic in college basketball that the team that scores first wins about 70 percent of the time, because, then, they (opponent) are still fighting to come back,” Shaw said.
Junior forward Dalton Horstmeier knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 15 points in the Fulton Hornets’ 59-51 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament.
The Blue Jays continued their undefeated start, notching a 65-57 win over the Edgewood Eagles on Saturday night at Westminster Gymnasium. Westminster featured a trio of double digit scorers to up their record to 4-0 for the season.
Junior forward Maddie Sorell led the Ladybirds with a team-high 18 points for North Callaway in a season-opening 48-18 victory over Father Tolton Catholic on Monday night.
Senior guard Logan Decker poured in a team-high 16 points for a second-straight game, but once again, the total came in defeat. The Owls fell to Mount Mercy University 82-75 in the finale of the Bosch Financial Shootout on Saturday.
The North Callaway Ladybirds and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs each had a player earn all-state and all-region softball honors. In the Missouri Fastpitch Coaches Association Class 3 all-state team, Ladybirds junior shortstop Jaida Gray garnered a second team selection as an infielder. Gray was also a first-team all-region honoree in the infield while sophomore Danielle Cassidy grabbed a second team nod as a pitcher. South Callaway junior third baseman Karli Leeper was the lone Lady Bulldog to earn all-state recognition as she was named a Class 2 second-team selection. Leeper added a first-team all-region honor to her postseason haul and she was joined by her teammate, senior pitcher Michaela Nolting. Junior second baseman Bailey Ward was named second team all-region as an infielder while junior Abby Bartley earned similar recognition as a utility/designated player.
The South Callaway Bulldogs were edged out by less than a touchdown by the Blair Oaks Falcons for a district championship in 2011. This time around, the Bulldogs wouldn’t get so close.
The fourth-seeded William Woods Lady Owls were torched by Park University forward Dana Hemmingsen’s hat trick in a 5-0 loss in the American Midwest Conference tournament semifinals on Monday. The loss to No. 1 seed Park ends William Woods’ season at 10-8-1.
Fulton senior Jenny McCarty capped off her high school career with a fourth-place finish at the Class 3 girls’ state cross country championships Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center.
What started as something to keep her in shape for the spring soccer season is now Jenny McCarty’s main focus. For McCarty, a Class 3 state cross country championship is the objective.
MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs would miss on a fourth-and-8 pass from junior quarterback Jason Kimminau to junior tailback Garner Rudroff in the end zone to start the second half.
Senior Randall Cole earned unanimous first-team, all-North Central Missouri Conference honors on both sides of the ball, one of five Fulton players to earn postseason league honors.