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Owls complete season at NAIA championships

William Woods University senior Nick Zink and juniors Gabriel Dos Santos and Rhett Cook watched their season end Friday after they failed to qualify for the finals at the NAIA outdoor national championships.

Lady Bulldogs' 400 relay finishes third

After sailing to her second consecutive state title in the Class 2 girls’ long jump, South Callaway senior Hannah Oberdiek played a role in helping the Lady Bulldogs earn their other medal.

No. 3 Owls come in second at NAIA golf championships

Houlding adds second-place individual finish

The William Woods University men’s golf team couldn’t quite catch the College of Coastal Georgia, but the Owls still came away with their best-ever finish.

Fulton schedules camp for first two weeks of June

Fulton head football coach Pat Kelley and his staff of assistants will conduct a camp during the first two weeks of June for prospective players entering grades 7-12 this fall.

No. 3 Owls still in second at NAIA golf championships

Houlding makes amazing climb, lands in fifth place

The William Woods University Owls golf team stayed stationary but still lost some ground to the leader, while trying to hold off a tight pack.

New Bloomfield, Linn to tussle for Class 2, District 8 title

Postponed championship to be played tonight at South Callaway

NEW BLOOMFIELD — New Bloomfield set the stage for an all-Show-Me Conference showdown between Wildcats for the Class 2, District 8 title.

T-Birds’ Coleman advances to sectionals in four events

North Callaway senior Steven Coleman cruised on to sectional competition by winning the boys’ 100 and 200 meters, and 110 and 300 hurdles in Saturday’s Class 3, District 4 championships at Centralia High School.

Lady Hornets’ Tobias makes sectional meet in high jump

Junior Madi Tobias was Fulton’s lone sectional qualifier after taking second place in the girls’ high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, in Saturday’s Class 4, District 4 championships at Parkway Central High School.

No. 5 Lady Owls tie for second at NAIA golf championships

The William Woods Lady Owls golf team’s scramble on the last day was well worth it.

Bulldogs easily make District 8 semifinals

Centralia eliminates Thunderbirds behind late home run

The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t allow themselves to be distracted while easily reaching their next destination.

Fulton, New Bloomfield district games rained out

The Hornets and Wildcats, respectively, will have to wait a couple of days after their district openers were rained out Saturday.

Fulton falls in early hole in third-place loss to Fatima

The Hornets spotted the state-ranked Comets a 7-0 advantage in falling 10-5 in the rescheduled third-place game of the 21st-annual Fulton Tournament on Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.

No. 24 William Woods bows out of NAIA Opening Round

BELLEVUE, Neb. — A fast start by Mayville State (North Dakota) University was too much for 24th-ranked William Woods University to overcome, signalling the end of the Owls’ season.

No. 5 Lady Owls tied for third at NAIA golf championships

POOLER, Ga. — At the midway point of the NAIA national women’s golf championships, the fifth-ranked William Woods University Lady Owls are part of the talk when it comes to a title.

North Callaway squads both take fourth at EMO championships

Senior Steven Coleman was selected the conference’s male hurdler and sprinter of the year in directing the Thunderbirds to a fourth-place finish tie at the Eastern Missouri Conference championships Tuesday night.

Wildcats rally to record sixth straight victory

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The surging New Bloomfield Wildcats rallied behind back-to-back big innings to keep their winning streak intact.

South Callaway boys take third place at Viburnum

VIBURNUM — Sophomore Bennett Hager logged the South Callaway Bulldogs’ only victory in the pole vault to pace them to a third-place finish at the Viburnum Mac Attack Invitational on Tuesday.

North Callaway bows to Mexico in six innings

The state-ranked Bulldogs preyed on four errors by the Thunderbirds to pile on nine runs in the bottom of the third inning in Tuesday night’s 12-2, consolation-bracket game in the 21st-annual Fulton Tournament.

No. 3 William Woods men surge to AMC golf title

The third-ranked William Woods University Owls, directed by individual champion Billy McKenzie, easily wrapped up the American Midwest Conference men’s golf title by 25 strokes at the Dalhousie Course on Tuesday.

Hornets come in second in own Don Dobson Invite

Lady Hornets post third-place finish

Fulton senior Sam Christensen triumphed in the 110-meter hurdles and high jump, and the Hornets won five events overall in taking second place in their annual Don Dobson Invitational on Friday.

Fulton picks up non-conference win at Battle

The Hornets improved their season record to 5-11 after Thursday night’s 8-1 non-conference triumph over the Spartans.

North Callaway at to state-ranked Sturgeon

The Thunderbirds could only squeeze a single run out of their seven hits in Friday night’s 6-1 non-conference loss to the state-ranked Bulldogs.

South Callaway bats silent in loss to Blair Oaks

The suddenly scuffling Bulldogs produced only one hit and committed five errors in Saturday’s 4-0 non-conference loss to the Falcons.

Nichols fans 10 as New Bloomfield tops MMA

Junior pitcher Grant Nichols struck out 10 in making his first varsity start of the season as the Wildcats outlasted the Colonels 8-6 in Thursday night’s non-conference victory.

Coleman directs T-Birds at California Invitational

Senior Steven Coleman was victorious in three events and added a second-place finish to spur the North Callaway boys at the California Invitational on Tuesday.

North Callaway stumbles to Silex in EMO play

The Thunderbirds were jolted by the Owls’ five-run outbursts in the fourth and fifth innings of Thursday night’s 17-6 Eastern Missouri Conference loss.

Brandt, Echelmeier to enter Fulton Wall of Fame tonight

Cecil Brandt was a Fulton football standout in the early 1970s, while Tim Echelmeier excelled for the Hornets in both wrestling and baseball in the mid-1980s.

Bulldogs take second at SMC golf championships

Wildcats follow in third place

EUGENE — The South Callaway Bulldogs golf team came in second and the New Bloomfield Wildcats were a close third at the Show-Me Conference championships Wednesday at Redfield Golf Course.

Lady Owls look to stave off AMC exit

COLUMBIA — The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team owned the edge in hits, but that did not translate to the ultimate advantage on the scoreboard.

Wildcats stay on surge, down Harrisburg

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Wildcats tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which proved to be the difference in Tuesday night’s 7-3 non-conference triumph over the Harrisburg Bulldogs.

Fulton finishes sixth at NCMC golf championships

KIRKSVILLE — The Fulton Hornets golf team accumulated a 373 team total in taking sixth place at the North Central Missouri Conference championships Wednesday at Kirksville Country Club.

Branneky sets RBI mark in Westminster split

ELSAH, Ill. — Junior third baseman Tyler Branneky set a single-season school record with his three runs batted in during the Westminster College Blue Jays’ 8-1 victory over Principia College in the first game of Tuesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.

Vogel's home run fuels No. 2 Fatima to 3-1 SMC triumph over Bulldogs

Second baseman Logan Vogel broke a 1-all tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, sending state-ranked Fatima to a 3-1 SMC win over the South Callaway Bulldogs on Tuesday night.

North Callaway can't get past EMO foe Community R-6

The Thunderbirds were limited to five hits and the Trojans established control behind a five-run outburst in the bottom of the third inning of Tuesday night’s 7-2 EMO matchup.

No. 5 Lady Owls march to 12th straight AMC title

Freshman Celia Mansour locked up the individual title in directing the fifth-ranked William Woods University women to their 12th consecutive American Midwest Conference championship Tuesday at Redfield Golf Course.

Fulton flattened by rival Mexico

The No. 1 doubles pairing of freshman Haydon Windsor and sophomore Grant Hendricks supplied the host Hornets with their lone victory in Tuesday night’s 11-1 NCMC loss to the rival Bulldogs.

South Callaway stuffs Southern Boone in five-inning win

The Bulldogs broke out for seven runs in the top of the first inning and capitalized on the Eagles’ nine total errors in breezing to the 10-0, five-inning romp Friday night.

North Callaway bows to state-ranked Mexico

The state-ranked Bulldogs went in front to stay behind a six-run outburst in the top of the fourth inning to stop the Thunderbirds’ three-game winning streak 13-2 Friday night.

South Callaway offense silent in loss to Tolton

The Bulldogs created little offense with their six hits and committed four errors in falling to the Trailblazers 7-1 on Thursday night.

New Bloomfield thumps Tuscumbia in SMC play

Junior shortstop Grant Nichols had three extra-base hits and knocked in six runs to fuel a 15-hit attack as the Wildcats chalked up their first SMC victory 12-0 Thursday night.

Hornets come in third in home triangular meet

Paced by a pair of 45s from seniors Matt Henry and Austin Wilson, Fulton finished third in a triangular with Mexico and Fatima at Tanglewood Golf Course on Thursday.

Westminster splits with Greenville

Sophomore starter Alyson Hahn’s RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the host Lady Blue Jays over the Lady Panthers 6-5 in the opener of Wednesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.

Ladybirds’ Brinker to play in MBCA Missouri Challenge

North Callaway senior guard Elaine Brinker will cap off her high school career when she takes part this weekend in the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Missouri Challenge.

Fulton tumbles to Tolton in non-conference play

The Hornets dipped to 4-9 on the season after Thursday night’s 6-3 loss to the Trailblazers.

T-Birds wallop Wellsville in 25-2 EMO runaway win

WELLSVILLE — The North Callaway Thunderbirds rapped out a season-high 22 hits in Wednesday night’s 25-2 Eastern Missouri Conference dismantling of Wellsville in five innings.

No. 25 Owls' rally stretches win streak to eight

The No. 25 William Woods University Owls relied on a rousing rally to preserve their winning streak with Tuesday’s 8-7 non-conference victory over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kansas) University at Backer Sports Complex.

Eugene's comeback stifles Wildcats' win streak

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Wildcats watched their four-game winning streak snapped after the Eugene Eagles rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 7-6 win in Tuesday night’s SMC clash.

Lady Owls pull off AMC sweep of Missouri Baptist

ST. LOUIS — The William Woods Univrsity Lady Owls needed a dramatic five-run comeback in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over Missouri Baptist University in the opener of Tuesday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader.

Owls’ Houlding, Wells share individual title at Illinois tourney

MACOMB, Ill. — With sophomores David Houlding and Matt Wells splitting the individual championship, the third-ranked William Woods University men's golf team came away with the team title at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational on Tuesday.

Bulldogs golf team takes fourth at Palmyra Tournament

PALMYRA — The South Callaway Bulldogs golf team manufactured a 365 score to finish fourth out of eight teams in the Palmyra Tournament at Jackson Park Golf Course on Wednesday.

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