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.
Momentum had one foot on the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ sideline and the other with the Fulton Hornets headed into the second half.
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.
The Fulton Hornets soccer team’s offense has hummed the past two games and senior midfielder Zach Thomas has been a big reason why.
Two weeks ago, the North Callaway Thunderbirds and Fulton Hornets couldn’t have entered the 2012 season on more opposite sides of the spectrum.
Surrounded by 60 or so other baseball players at the USSSA All-American Games in Kissimmee, Fla., Dalton Horstmeier couldn’t help but be a little humbled.
The Lady Bulldogs were held to just five hits in a 4-0 loss to the Southern Boone Lady Eagles on Wednesday. The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 3-3 on the season.
It took the Hornets boys’ soccer team a while to get going Tuesday against the Boonville Pirates. But the offense came alive soon enough.
Westminster College sophomore quarterback Joe Plassmeyer dissected Rockford College for 390 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Jays’ 40-0 victory in Saturday’s season opener.
Lee led all players with 24 carries and 77 yards on the ground with a much improved Fulton run blocking effort says Kelley.
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team was pushed in the second game, but still came away with the victory in its North Central Missouri Conference opener against Marshall on Thursday night.
The Fulton Hornets’ defense was dissected for more than 500 yards of total offense in last week’s 50-14 loss at School of the Osage in the season opener.
Junior pitcher Abby Bartley pitched seven innings and struck out seven Lady Hornet batters in South Callaway’s 2-0 win over Fulton at home on Tuesday night.
Fulton head volleyball coach Megan Youse feared the game might be getting away from her team early on against the Centralia Lady Panthers.
Five minutes in and it looked like the Fulton Hornets football team was all ready out of it.
Two games for the North Callaway Ladybirds, two complete-game wins for Danielle Cassidy. The sophomore allowed one earned run on four hits, striking out six and walking two in North Callaway’s 6-1 win over the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Until the beginning of the third quarter of last year’s season opener against the School of the Osage Indians, Joe Schlemeier figures he had taken about one meaningful varsity snap as a Fulton Hornet quarterback.
Fulton will work to clean up mistakes before opener at School of the Osage
It’s just a practice. A glorified practice. That’s what Fulton Hornets head football coach Pat Kelley emphasized to his players following their final scrimmage against the Kirksville Tigers at the Blair Oaks jamboree Friday night. But it was no excuse.
Westminster received 55 points and three first-place votes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference preseason football poll released on Monday. Greenville College (58 points) and College of St. Scholastica (55 points) matched the Blue Jays’ first-place vote total but finished first and second respectively.
Verneile Jones is a mother of 10, grandmother to 30 and great-grandmother to 30 more.
Before the text message, before cell phones allowed you to send text messages, there were ham radios.
Ryan Shaw stopped the practice. Shaw — the new Fulton High School boys’ basketball coach — halted the proceedings, but not because his players did anything wrong. On the contrary, after his team used a screen, made a crisp pass and finished at the rim, Shaw thought it would be a good way to end Tuesday’s pick-up game at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Alan Mansager wants his message heard.
Fulton’s Jimmy Colbertson is an old pro as far as musical acts at the Street Fair go. When he and his band, Deep Water, take the stage tonight it’ll be his third time drumming at the annual festival.
Debbie La Rue wanted to assist in adding some fun to the upcoming Fulton Street Fair.
Jared Wood had his eye on the high school baseball scene in the mid-Missouri area for quite some time. Then the chance to be a part of it was presented in the form of the head coaching job at South Callaway.
SPRINGFIELD — Jared Wood needed more.
SPRINGFIELD — In a season of firsts for the South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team, it has a chance to play for one more: first place in the state.
Just past noon on Tuesday, South Callaway baseball coach Jared Wood gathers his team in the home dugout of the baseball field at the Fulton High School athletic complex. Wood scheduled practice at Fulton to simulate the field conditions for tonight’s Class 2 state semifinal against the Clever Blue Jays (26-3) at Meador Park in Springfield.
Fulton junior Jenny McCarty sums up the competitive streak of her teammate, senior Corri Hamilton, rather simply. “I like to win, but I like to be happy,” McCarty said. “She’ll kill someone to win and I’m less likely to kill someone.” Ask the same question of Hamilton and she describes her teammate and frequent opponent in the 1,600 meters in a similarly succinct and humorous manner. “I know Jenny doesn’t like to lose, but at the same time, she’s one of those girls who will talk to you while you’re racing,” Hamilton said. “… No trash talking, no wanting to know your time, she’s just like, ‘I’m here, I’m happy to run, I’m going to talk to you about my puppy at home.’”
The South Callaway Bulldogs left the potential first run at third base after the top half of the first inning. In fact, they stranded two other possible runs out there as well. South Callaway’s first and best chance to break open Monday’s Class 2 sectional game against the Brentwood Eagles, it seemed, hadn’t gone the way it hoped.
The Fulton Hornets tennis team has accomplished a lot this season. But a Class 1 state team title will be one objective that eludes the Hornets.
The William Woods University Lady Owls ended up with a program-best showing at the 20th-annual NAIA women’s golf national championships.
Errors plagued the North Callaway Thunderbirds all season long. And they ended up being their undoing in the end.
Jake Nickelson was positive it would roll foul. The Fulton Hornets senior catcher watched the bunt come off the bat of Fatima junior shortstop Brady Weber and travel down the third-base line, certain it would roll out of play.
HIGHLAND, Ill. — The Westminster College Blue Jays baseball team was one out away from prolonging its season for at least one more game.
North Callaway senior pitcher Collin Brinker pitched six innings, struck out 10 and allowed one run on two hits in the third-seeded Thunderbirds’ 8-2 win over the Montgomery County Wildcats in the Class 3, District 8 quarterfinals on Saturday at the Fulton High School athletic complex.
A win streak heading into district play is nothing to dismiss. And North Callaway Thunderbirds head coach Kevin O’Neal will take his team’s sixth straight victory even if it wasn’t as clean or decisive as he might have hoped. “... I think we’re on the right track right now,” O’Neal said. “Hopefully we can continue to do that.”
The Fulton Hornets tennis team — sparked by the play of juniors Scott Strough and Philip Barkho — put itself in position to capture the Class 1, District 7 title.
The Blue Jays baseball team closed out the regular season on Sunday, losing to Fontbonne 13-12 in extra innings on Saturday.
Fulton senior pitcher Burke Echelmeier threw six innings, struck out six and allowed two earned runs as the Hornets downed the South Callaway Bulldogs 6-4 on Monday night.
For all the runs that North Callaway and Fulton put up in the first two rounds of the 18th-annual Fulton Tournament, Saturday’s championship game between the two teams became a battle between the two starters.
When the number was reached, Zach Lavy had nothing but confidence with North Callaway’s man on the mound, senior Collin Brinker. “Once we got four (runs), I knew it was over,” said Lavy, the Thunderbirds’ senior shortstop. “He’s just been so dominant.”
Even in the early weeks of the season, Fulton Hornets head baseball coach Darren Masek had faith in his pitching.
Fulton tennis coach Louis Schnoebelen says his team still has some stuff to work on. But they’re continuing their winning ways, dispatching the Moberly Spartans 9-3 in North Central Missouri Conference play on Monday at the high school athletic complex.
Westminster kept its hopes for a berth in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament alive with a 1-0 win over Spalding in Sunday’s regular-season finale.
Marques Baldwin was looking to make a move into the college basketball coaching profession. Baldwin has taken that step and he didn’t have to go far to get there.
Jake Abbott tried to will the ball over the fence. Fulton’s senior center fielder belted a 1-1 pitch from Hallsville freshman pitcher Lance Leverenz to the warning track, hoping he caught just enough for it to leave the yard.
Zach Lavy had pitched three scoreless innings of relief, keeping North Callaway in position to pull out a come-from-behind victory over the Sturgeon Bulldogs on Tuesday. In the seventh inning, with the bat in his hands, Lavy made sure both he and his team got the win.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds had been in an offensive slump and a losing skid as of late. Both of those are over for the time being. The T-Birds scored five runs in the sixth inning and managed to stop their two-game losing streak with an 8-0 Mid-Missouri Conference win over the South Callaway Bulldogs on Monday night.