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.
Missouri Military Academy senior forward Jesus Gonzalez netted a hat trick against the No. 2 seeded Fulton Hornets as the third-seeded Colonels prevailed in the semifinals of the Class 1, District 7 tournament at the high school athletic complex on Monday.
There was no secret, no subtext, no bones about what the Fulton Hornets would see from the Boonville Pirates and who they’d see it from in their Class 3, District 6 opener. Kelsey Callaway running. A lot.
Too many unforced errors were the dagger for the Fulton Lady Hornets’ volleyball season.
BOONVILLE — It was all Kelsey Callaway, all the time and all she wrote for the Fulton Hornets’ football season.
Megan Youse didn’t realize she had made a deal until after the fact.
There’s a lot one can point out when looking at the Fulton Hornets’ recent surge. Timely defense, ball security and an overall decrease in crucial mistakes are just a few reasons.
Four straight victories led to a fourth straight district championship. The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team swept both the Boonville Lady Pirates and the Kirksville Lady Tigers to earn the Class 3, District 9 championship at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
The Fulton Lady Hornets, the host and No. 3 seed in the Class 3, District 9 tournament held court in their first round match with the sixth-seeded Mexico Lady Bulldogs.
“We didn’t want to just win that one big game (Mexico) and then not win anything else,” Kelley said. “Winning conference games back-to-back is always special and our conference is one of the toughest in the state.”
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs medalled a trio of runners and placed third out of seven teams at the Bowling Green Invitational at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Friday.
Head coach Megan Youse felt her Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team might have been a bit more focused on the senior night festivities than it was on its opponent, the rival Mexico Lady Bulldogs. You wouldn’t be able to tell by the final score, though.
For North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Mike Emmons and his assistants, multi-tasking comes with the territory. Emmons and his staff have been busily prepping for tonight’s home opponent, Marionville, in the regular-season finale (kickoff at 7). Meanwhile, North Callaway’s boss and his coaches are also peeking ahead to possible matchups for the onset of district play next week under the state’s new playoff configuration. Emmons, though, doesn’t want the surging Thunderbirds (6-2) to cast a glance beyond their task tonight against the Comets (2-6). It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Senior setter Melissa Hoerber pitched in a team-high 23 assists and four serving aces in the Fulton Lady Hornets’ straight-set win over Wright City on Tuesday night.
Fulton senior Jenny McCarty’s time of 19 minutes, 55.88 seconds earned her a conference championship at the North Central Missouri Conference championships at Green Estates Course on Saturday.
South Callaway Lady Bulldogs head coach Dave Odneal had just one thought in his head when he saw a fourth-inning blast from Palmyra senior catcher Alexis Van Nostrand sail down the left field line. “I was wishing it foul, but it looked like it went just fair over the foul pole,” Odneal said. “It was close. She hit it pretty close.”
The North Callaway Thunderbirds put their offense into hyper drive, pulling away for a perfect dash to the Eastern Missouri Conference championship.
Wide receiver Josh King was the first one there. Running backs Thomas Harrison and Jeff Allison weren’t far behind. In fact, Fulton’s six other seniors weren’t lagging either, especially considering the object they were pursuing.
South Callaway softball coach Dave Odneal says his team’s season has been quite a ride so far. And a victory in the state playoffs made sure the Lady Bulldogs’ campaign will continue.
Sam Christensen attempted two passes for the Fulton Hornets in last week’s 47-21 North Central Missouri Conference loss at the Boonville Pirates. And there’s surely one throw the sophomore quarterback would like back.
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs used a big third-inning to catapult themselves into the Class 2 state softball tournament. South Callaway — the No. 1 seed in the Class 2, District 9 tournament — disposed of the second-seeded Belle Lady Tigers 14-1 in five innings to claim the district title Monday night.
BOONVILLE — There were some welcome firsts for the Fulton Hornets on Friday night against the Boonville Pirates.
LINN — Junior third baseman Karli Leeper’s RBI double in the 12th inning lifted the top-seeded South Callaway Lady Bulldogs to a dramatic 5-4 win over No. 4 Cuba in the Class 2, District 9 semifinals Thursday night.
WRIGHT CITY — By the time the first inning ended, the North Callaway Ladybirds had allowed six unearned runs to No. 2 seed Warrenton. And it was all that was needed to end No. 3 seed North Callaway’s season in a 6-0 loss in the Class 3, District 7 semifinals Thursday night.
Not much worked for the Fulton Hornets in their 42-0 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Hannibal Pirates last week. Not much at all.
Sophomores Brooke Kelley and Ashley Kelley qualified for sectional play during the Class 1, District 2 golf tournament at Dogwood Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.
Baumgartner, Thomsen guide North Callaway into district play tonight
Appointed as co-head coaches of the North Callaway Ladybirds softball team, Brandi Thomsen and Sarah Baumgartner gathered their returning players over the summer to discuss what was what.
The North Callaway Ladybirds used a nine-run bottom of the fifth inning to finish off the Mexico Lady Bulldogs and their regular season in style with a win on Monday night.
Pat Kelley couldn’t say for sure if the Hannibal Pirates represented the best group of offensive and defensive linemen his Fulton Hornets have seen this season. But the head coach is positive about one thing as it pertains to the Pirates’ respective lines. “Well, they whooped us the most,” Kelley said. “I don’t know how to word that, but we were dominated more (Friday night) than we have been all year, and that’s a tribute to (Hannibal).” The Pirates shoved the Hornets around on both sides of the ball up front, shutting out Fulton 42-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Friday night at Robert E. Fisher Jr. Stadium.
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team cruised to a straight-set win over Mt. Vernon at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Fulton took the match 25-14 and 25-19 to improve to 10-5-1 on the season. Senior setter Melissa Hoerber had a game-high 20 assists to direct the Lady Hornets, while senior outside hitter Rachelle Miller registered 11 kills and four aces. Junior outside hitter Tori Brandt and senior libero Allie Pierce both finished with 10 digs.
Thursday’s practice for the Fulton Hornets was heavier on players in street clothes than head coach Pat Kelley might like. The three injured Hornets loom larger when considering tonight’s opponent — the undefeated state-ranked Hannibal Pirates.
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team rebounded from Tuesday night’s loss at Hannibal with a straight-set, North Central Missouri Conference win over Boonville at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium on Thursday night.
South Callaway sophomore catcher Anna Bartley’s eighth-inning double was the difference in the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-2 win over Iberia on Tuesday night.
New Bloomfield junior pitcher Bethany Craighead scored the game-winning run in the fifth and pitched the Lady Wildcats to 5-3 victory with a complete-game effort against North Callaway on Monday. Craighead allowed three earned runs on six hits, two walks, she hit a batter and struck out four.
Fulton fowards Zach Thomas and Kevin Wallace connected on a pair of goals in the opening minutes of the Hornets’ 3-1 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Mexico Bulldogs on Saturday at the high school athletic complex.
Head coach Pat Kelley saw a sullen, beat-up Fulton Hornets team when he gathered his players during halftime of Friday night’s game against the Marshall Owls. But Kelley also saw the same Hornet squad he’d seen at the intermission of Fulton’s previous four games this season: a team that was very much in the game after less-than-ideal, first-half performances.
The Fulton Hornets beat the Marshall Owls 10-8 on Sept. 16, 2011.
Freshman third baseman Baileigh Horstmeier’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored sophomore shortstop Dacrie Depping to lift the Fulton Lady Hornets’ to a 2-1 North Central Missouri Conference win over Hannibal at the high school athletic complex on Thursday night.
The Lady Hornets volleyball team dispatched the rival-Mexico Lady Bulldogs in North Central Missouri Conference action on Monday night. Fulton (7-4-1, 2-1 NCMC) won by scores of 25-13 and 25-17.
Senior Jenny McCarty finished first of 114 runners at the 27th annual Fulton Invitational on Saturday. McCarty finished in a time of 19 minutes, 35.58 seconds to beat out 114 other varsity runners.
For three weeks, the Fulton Hornets were a team held back by their own hold-ups. Horribly-timed mistakes marred the Hornets in their trio of losses to open the season. But at halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game against the Moberly Spartans, it seemed as if the Spartans — not the Hornets — would be done in by their own miscues.
South Callaway Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo says that his defensive line and linebackers have a new face this season. And right now, he likes what he is seeing on that face.
Junior starter Jaida Gray was practically flawless, throwing a complete-game two-hitter in the North Callaway Ladybirds’ 4-0 Eastern Missouri Conference win over Bowling Green on Thursday night.
It’s Thursday afternoon and Fulton head football coach Pat Kelley is reminded of the on-field snafus that have plagued the Hornets the previous two weeks. “The last three weeks, really,” Kelley said with a chuckle. “Let’s just leave it that.”
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team bested Kirksville in straight sets during the Fulton Invitational on Saturday. Three days later, it was the same result.
Senior pitcher Michaela Nolting threw six shutout innings, helping to guide South Callaway to a 13-0 win over New Haven on Monday night. Nolting allowed five hits struck out nine while walking none. Nolting helped her own cause at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Junior shortstop Bailey Ward was 3-for-4 with an RBI, junior first baseman Abby Bartley went 2-for-3 with three RBI and junior catcher Karli Leeper went 2-for-3 from the plate.
One week after cruising to a 44-0 win against Rockford College to open the season, the Westminster Blue Jays were on the other side of a one-sided affair. The Blue Jays opened the home and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference portion of the schedule with a 49-7 loss the Northwestern (Minn.) Eagles at Priest Field on Saturday.
The Fulton Hornets soccer team’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-4 loss to the Southern Boone Eagles in the championship of the Hannibal Tournament on Saturday.
Momentum had one foot on the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ sideline and the other with the Fulton Hornets headed into the second half.