The Fulton Hornets wrestling team procured the North Central Missouri Conference title with a perfect 6-0 mark, and its dominance was reflected on the 2014-15 all-conference squad. Led by its trio of junior state champions — Josh McClure (138 pounds), Zach Benner (195) and Trenton Clines (145) — Fulton occupied the first-team spots in eight of the 14 weight classes.
The Lady Owls, fueled by free throws, logged their fifth straight win by outscoring the Lady Cougars 44-31 in the second half to rally for the 66-59 AMC victory Thursday night.
The No. 2 seed Lady Blue Jays’ season ended Thursday night when they were ousted by the No. 3 Lady Red Devils 71-58 in the semifinals of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
The third-seeded Bulldogs stunned the state-ranked, No. 2 seed Pintos by outscoring them 22-2 in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 60-34 triumph in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals.
New Bloomfield will face top-seeded, state-ranked Tipton in showdown for title Friday night
RUSSELLVILLE — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats will get another chance to take down the state-ranked Tipton Lady Cardinals.
The Fulton Hornets were outscored by the state-ranked Moberly Spartans 19-10 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 59-54 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Hornets' McClure, Benner, Clines bring home state titles
Josh McClure, Zach Benner and Trenton Clines collaborated to carry out a remarkable program first for the Fulton Hornets wrestling team. The Fulton juniors’ extraordinary night, though, was almost upstaged by a tense, dramatic sprint to the finish between the Hornets and perennial power Oak Grove for the Class 2 team title.
COLUMBIA — For these three Fulton juniors, one gets his chance at a rare repeat, the second gets his opportunity to rectify and the other gets his first experience.
Fulton leads tight team battle with 31.5 points
The Fulton Hornets profited from their previous presence at the state wrestling championships, and that has them sitting at the front of the pack in Class 2. Fulton — sparked by a skilled group of juniors who are state veterans — moved nine of its 12 qualifiers into this morning’s Class 2 quarterfinals as the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships got underway Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
McClure, Benner are favorites to win titles at 138 and 195 pounds
Fulton head coach Eric Hudson could detect something that set this gifted group apart before it even became an essential component of the Hornets’ wrestling program.