Fulton juniors Travis Dean and Clayton Bristol each earned all-North Central Missouri Conference football honors for a second straight year recently.
North Callaway senior Michael Pezold grabbed his second all-Eastern Missouri Conference selection in as many years recently. Pezold was a unanimous first-team pick on the offensive line, while taking home first-team defensive honors at linebacker.
South Callaway’s first season in the Eastern Missouri Conference was a successful one as the Bulldogs’ undefeated conference-title squad finished with nine first-team all-EMO selections.
New Bloomfield's Bedsworth, Granich compete in Class 1 races
Fulton brothers Grant and Mason Gaines finished in 44th and 49th place, respectively, at the Class 3 boys’ cross country championships on Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center.
Defensive specialist Abbie O’Mara etched her name into the school’s record books in the Lady Owls’ 25-11, 25-21 and 27-25 AMC win over the Lady Bulldogs in Wednesday night’s regular-season finale. O’Mara logged 16 digs, increasing her career total to 2,216 and putting her ahead of Amanda Henley, who collected 2,207 digs from 2009-12.
Sparked by three top-10 individual finishes, the William Woods University women placed second at the American Midwest Conference cross country championships Thursday.
The Westminster women logged five top-20 finishes to finish third in the team standings at the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships on Saturday. The Lady Blue Jays posted a team score of 72, finishing behind champion Greenville (41) and runner-up Spalding.
Westminster finished its stay at the Washington University Invitational with a straight-set loss to 19th-ranked Millikin Big Blue on Saturday. The Lady Blue Jays (17-12) bowed to the Big Blue 25-18, 25-22 and 25-20. Westminster defeated the Transylvania (Kentucky) Pioneers 28-26, 22-25, 25-19 and 25-21 in its first game on Saturday.
Junior outside hitter Emily Becker collected a team-high 10 kills in the Lady Owls’ 25-17, 25-16 and 25-18 loss to the No. 2-ranked Lady Pirates in AMC play on Saturday.
The Lady Blue Jays outshot the Lady Highlanders on goal 20-1 to secure the 5-0 SLIAC shutout in Saturday’s regular season finale.
Freshman midfielder Daniel Barone scored twice as the Blue Jays blanked the Highlanders 5-0 in SLIAC play to close the regular season on Saturday.
Midfielder Rael Beneit netted the game-winning goal eight minutes into the second overtime of the No. 8-ranked Vikings' 2-1 win over the Owls in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Firley Field.
The Blue Jays received 63 points, good for third place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason poll released last Friday.
Westminster was outgained in total yardage 626-170 in its 42-14 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference loss to the Greenville Panthers in Saturday’s home finale at Priest Field.
McKenzie Ausfahl logged a team-high 17 points to push the Ladybirds to a season-opening 33-21 win on Monday night.
Freshman Adrian Mann sparked the Lady Bulldogs with a 21st-place finish at the Class 2, District 4 championships on Saturday in Linn.
Senior Steven Coleman finished in 44th as the Thunderbirds’ lone runner at the Class 2, District 3 championships on Saturday at Bowling Green.
Lady Wildcats senior Sydni Bedsworth will return to the Class 1 girls’ cross country championships after her performance at the District 3 championships on Saturday at Bowling Green High School. New Bloomfield junior Nicolas Granlich finished 13th in the boy’s run to earn his first-ever state meet qualification.
Brothers Grant and Mason Gaines have earned tickets to the Class 3 cross country championships. The Hornet siblings finished in sixth and 12th place, respectively, at the Class 3, District 4 championships on Saturday at Warrenton High School. The two will run in the MSHSAA Class 3 boy’s cross country championships at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.
Raeghan Meyer’s 23-point performance sparked the Lady Bulldogs to a 42-20 victory in Thursday’s season opener.
The Bulldogs finished with four double-digit scorers in the “A” team’s season-opening 65-54 win Thursday night.
The Owls blanked their 10th opponent of the season in Thursday’s 2-0 American Midwest Conference triumph over the Lions.
The Lady Owls set a school record with their eighth AMC victory after blanking the Lady Lions 2-0 on Thursday.
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team converted just 1.9 percent of its attacks in a 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20 loss to No. 5 Washington at the Washington University Invitational on Friday.
Nothing seemed to work for the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offense. North Callaway managed just 210 net yards and committed four turnovers Friday night as the No. 2 seed Thunderbirds were shut out by No. 3 Palmyra 36-0 in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals.
Less than halfway through the first quarter of their Class 3, District 6 semifinal against the Blair Oaks Falcons, the Fulton Hornets found themselves in a three-score hole and looking for anything to build on. Unfortunately, the Hornets found no such footing against the state-ranked Falcons.
When asked to describe the state-ranked Blair Oaks Falcons offense, Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley had an interesting choice of words. “They’re different,” Kelley said during Tuesday afternoon’s practice. “From an offensive standpoint, (they remind me) a lot of Moberly and a little of Boonville.”
Fulton Hornets soccer coach Brad Oestreich loved the effort, just not the outcome in his team’s season-ending loss. Boonville forward Phillip Udinyiwe logged the game-winning goal in the 9th minute of double overtime, lifting the third-seeded Pirates to a 4-3 win over the No. 2 Hornets in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 9 tournament on Monday night.
Senior Daniel Lindaman’s 34th-place effort guided the Westminster men to a ninth-place finish at the St. Louis Fall Cross Country Classic on Saturday.
Junior outside hitter Emily Becker and freshman setter Brittany Engelbrecht each had a double-double in the Lady Owls’ sweep of the Friends (Kansas) University Fal- cons on Saturday. William Woods (20-14) topped the Falcons 25-23, 25-16 and 25-15 and bowed to the No. 19 Evangel University Lady Crusaders 26-24, 30-28 and 28-26.
Senior midfielder Brittainy German and junior defender Sarah Krispin each scored twice in the Lady Owls’ 6-0 victory over the Lady Wildcats in Sunday’s home finale.
The Owls dropped an American Midwest Conference contest 3-1 against the 21st-ranked Lynx on Saturday.
Sophomore forward Drew Cook netted the game-winning goal in double overtime to push the Blue Jays to a 1-0 SLIAC win over the Panthers in their home finale on Saturday at Westminster Field.
Westminster head coach John Welty picked up his 100th victory with the Blue Jays in their 24-13 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference win over the Northwestern Eagles on Saturday at Priest Field.
Sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Griffin saved 13 shots, but the Lady Eagles snapped the Lady Owls’ four-match winning streak in double-overtime 2-1 Thursday night.
The Owls couldn’t answer the Eagles’ first-half goal in a 1-0 non-conference loss Thursday night.
The Lady Owls rolled to 25-15, 25-14 and 25-12 AMC sweep of the Lady Hornets on Thursday night.
The Lady Blue Jays saw their eight-match winning streak snapped in a 24-26, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13 SLIAC loss to the Lady Golden Eagles on Friday night.
Travel to No. 8 Blair Oaks for District 6 semifinal tilt
The Fulton Hornets had the momentum and a 24-14 advantage over the Eldon Mustangs at halftime of their Class 3, District 6 quarterfinal. Following the break, Fulton head coach Pat Kelley wanted the absolute two best quarters the Hornets had in them.
By hosting district football game
There was time to relax for the Fulton Hornets. After topping the Kirksville Tigers 41-20 to secure a home game and the No. 3 seed in the Class 3, District 6 playoffs, Fulton head coach Pat Kelley said a load was let off the Hornets, that they could take a breath.
The Lady Owls connected on just 3.8 percent of their attacks in a 25-11, 25-11 and 25-15 American Midwest Conference loss to the No. 7-ranked Lady Spartans on Wednesday night.
The host Lady Blue Jays’ five-match unbeaten streak in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was snapped with Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Lady Gorloks.
The Blue Jays finished without a shot on goal in suffering their first SLIAC loss of the season 1-0 to the visiting Gorloks on Wednesday night.
Fulton senior forward Austin Wilson netted two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to spark the Hornets soccer team to a 3-2 victory over the Battle Spartans to close out the regular season on Thursday night.
Lady Blue Jays sophomore setter Kayla Reeg was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Westminster freshman Abby Rockers earned St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for her performance in a pair of Lady Blue Jay wins last week.
The Lady Hornets — seeded No. 5 in Class 3, District 13 — finished their season in a 25-18, 24-26 and 25-13 loss to the top-seeded Lady Panthers on Monday night. Fulton ends its campaign with a record of 9-15-3.
The emotions of Senior Night festivities got the best of the Fulton Hornet soccer team during the first half of its home finale against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. In the second half, the Hornets got the better of the Bulldogs.
Junior outside hitter Emily Becker’s 11 kills sparked the Lady Owls to a 25-17, 25-23 and 32-30 win over the Lady Colonials on Saturday.
The Blue Jays shutout streak ended at four games, but their unbeaten streak has reached five straight matches after tying the Golden Eagles 2-2 in a double-overtime, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match on Saturday.