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Bulldogs hammer Hermann, push winning streak to seven

The South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team continues to punish the ball, as well as its opponents. Senior starter Smith Kemper, senior right fielder Gordon Arthaud and junior left fielder Mason Shoemaker combined for eight hits and nine runs batted in as South Callaway stretched its winning streak to seven games with a 15-0 blitz of non-conference foe Hermann on Tuesday night.

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Owls sweep Mid-Continent, extend win streak to five

The Owls scored all their runs in the first three innings as the downed the Cougars 7-2 to secure a doubleheader and series sweep on Saturday. William Woods (32-9, 17-7 American Midwest Conference) prevailed 17-3 in the the day’s first game 17-3 while triumphing in the series opener 7-2 on Friday as its now won five game in a row.

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Jensen hurls five-hit shutout, strikes out nine as Wildcats rip Belle

Sophomore starter Clay Jensen threw a five-hit shutout and struck out nine Thursday night, powering the New Bloomfield Wildcats to a 12-0, five-inning blitz of non-conference foe Belle. New Bloomfield (5-5) took control in the early going, erupting for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Wildcats added a run in the third and tallied four more in the fourth as the game was called on the mercy rule. Jensen issued just one walk and needed only 62 pitches to complete the impressive victory.

Murphy stays unbeaten, T-Birds perfect in EMO

MONTGOMERY CITY — Senior starter Tanner Murphy remained unbeaten with his third win of the season and the North Calllaway Thunderbirds stayed perfect in the Eastern Missouri Conference with a 6-3 win over Montgomery County on Wednesday night.

S. Callaway boys, girls sweep SMC track titles

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs encountered little resistance in rolling to a sweep of the Show-Me Conference track and field championships.

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Hornets suffer 5-4 NCMC loss after Boonville scores late run

Boonville center fielder Jacob Francis singled home what proved to be the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting the Pirates to a 5-4 NCMC win over the Hornets on Tuesday night. The Hornets (8-4, 4-3 North Central Missouri Conference) — who fell to Boonville 7-4 in Fulton on March 26 — suffered their second straight loss after winning six in a row.

Coleman wins 110, 300 hurdles, T-Birds finish third at MSD Invite

Gray triumphs in 400 as Ladybirds take fifth place

The North Callaway Thunderbirds — sparked by junior Steven Coleman’s victories in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles — took third place at the 27th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational on Thursday. With senior Nick Jones bolting to wins in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump, the host MSD Eagles finished seventh.

T-Birds make title game at Montgomery County

Will meet South Callaway for championship

AUXVASSE —The North Callaway Thunderbirds reached the championship of the Montgomery County Tournament after a pair of narrow home wins Wednesday.

NAIA moving women's national championship to Independence

William Woods will be host school, receive automatic berth in 2015 and '16

William Woods University women’s head basketball coach Dan Chapla has guided the Lady Owls to the national tournament in each of his six seasons at the school.

Callaway Roundup

Gaines wins 3,200, Hornets take second at Bowling Green meet

Junior Grant Gaines provided Fulton with its only victory by prevailing in the 3,200 meters, but it was enough to help spur the Hornets to a second-place team finish at the Bowling Green Mini Medal meet Tuesday. In the girls’ division, seniors Hayley Tobias and Madison Washington, and sophomore Madi Tobias each won events as Fulton came in third overall. Gaines triumphed in the 3,200 in 10 minutes, 57 seconds. He was part of Fulton’s 3,200 relay — along with freshman Tanner Steffen, sophomore Luke Lohmeyer and junior Ian Shoemaker — that took third in 9:51.

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Dews directs Hornets to fifth-place finish at Fayette Relays

Fulton freshman Brandon Dews took second place in both the boys’ 800 and 1,600 meters Friday night, helping steer the Hornets to a fifth-place team finish at the Fayette Relays.

South Callaway track teams roll at Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — Senior Garner Rudroff and juniors Mason Shoemaker and Terry Miles each won two events Monday to steer the South Callaway Bulldogs to the boys’ team title at the Russellville Open.

Callaway Colleges

Owls, Lady Owls golf teams march to WWU Spring Invite titles

The William Woods University men’s and women’s golf teams logged their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, when they swept the championships at their own Spring Invitational on Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Callaway Colleges

Owls drop series finale to Lyon; win streak ends at four

The William Woods University Owls baseball team had its winning streak stopped at four games after Lyon (Ark.) College salvaged the finale of the three-game AMC series with an 8-4 win Saturday at Owls Field. William Woods — which swept Friday’s doubleheader — is now 21-7 overall and 9-5 in the American Midwest Conference. The Owls have won eight of their last 10.

Callaway puts 11 players on media all-district teams

Eleven Callaway County players — seven girls and four boys — were named to the 2014 all-district basketball teams announced Wednesday by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s Central District.

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Hornets fall to Boonville in NCMC opener

Fulton committed three errors and gave up 10 stolen bases to Boonville as the Hornets dropped their North Central Missouri Conference opener to the Pirates 7-4 on Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.

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Lady Hornets soccer team drops season opener to Dixon 4-1

DIXON — Senior forward Victoria Langley accounted for Fulton’s lone score as the Lady Hornets soccer team opened its season with a 4-1 loss to Dixon on Friday night.

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Taylor picks up individual honors, No. 6 Owls win Florida tournament

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Junior Julian Taylor captured individual honors in directing the sixth-ranked William Woods University men’s golf team to the championship of the 25th-annual Eagle Invitational on Tuesday.

Owls sweep Park in AMC doubleheader

The William Woods University Owls baseball team combined for four doubles and eight stolen bases in sweeping Tuesday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader with the Park University Pirates. William Woods (16-5, 5-3 AMC) prevailed in the opener 4-2 and took the second game 9-4. The losses dropped Park to 7-10 on the season and 5-3 in conference play.

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Four Fulton wrestlers earn all-NCMC honors

Fulton sophomores Zach Benner and Trenton Clines were both first-team selections at 182 and 138 pounds, respectively, on the recently announced 2013-14 all-North Central Missouri Conference wrestling team.

Callaway Colleges

Lady Owls sneak into NAIA tourney, receive 15th and last at-large bid

It involved some suspense, but the William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team is returning to the NAIA national tournament.

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Freed-Hardeman topples Lady Owls in AMC semis

The William Woods University Lady Owls had one impressive streak come to an end, and another is in serious jeopardy. Cynthia Woodward delivered a career-high 23 points and connected on seven of Freed-Hardeman University’s 12 3-pointers as the top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Lady Lions raced past No. 4 seed William Woods 70-53 on Friday night in the semifinals of the AMC postseason tournament.

Lady Owls make AMC semifinals; will play Freed-Hardeman

The William Woods University Lady Owls will get a third chance to try and take down Freed-Hardeman. No. 4 seed William Woods outscored No. 5 Park 8-0 over the final 53 seconds Wednesday night as the Lady Owls pulled out a 71-63 victory in a quarterfinal game of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament at Anderson Arena. With the win, William Woods (22-9) moves on to a semifinal matchup at top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Freed-Hardeman University at 7 p.m. Friday in Henderson, Tenn. The Lady Lions (30-1) advanced with an 86-55 rout of No. 8 seed Missouri Baptist University in quarterfinal play Wednesday night.

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Lady Owls can't finish rally in AMC loss to No. 2 Freed-Hardeman

HENDERSON, Tenn. — William Woods University answered second-ranked Freed-Hardeman University with a carbon-copy second half, erasing a 20-point deficit, but the Lady Owls couldn’t complete the remarkable rally.

Fulton district games moved back to tonight

The Fulton Hornets and Lady Hornets’ first-round games at the Class 4, District 8 basketball tournament in Kirksville were postponed Monday night and moved back a day because of weather conditions.

Hermann torments Ladybirds again

North Callaway's third loss to Lady Bearcats comes in District 6 championship

HERMANN — The North Callaway Ladybirds still couldn’t alter the outcome in their favor against the Hermann Lady Bearcats.

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Bulldogs battle Montgomery Co. for District 6 title

For the South Callaway Bulldogs, it was their most meaningful basketball game in almost 20 years.

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Lady Blue Jays' comeback falls short in semifinal loss at SLIAC tournament

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays’ furious second-half comeback simply ran short on time.

Callaway Roundup

Lady Hornets fall in regular-season finale

Sophomore guard Sloane Totta paced Fulton with a game-high 16 points as the Lady Hornets fell to rival Mexico 48-34 in Thursday night’s regular-season finale at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

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Ladybirds get another chance at Hermann, will battle for District 6 title

HERMANN — The North Callaway Ladybirds will get their third shot to break through against the Hermann Lady Bearcats, this time in the most important game of the season.

McClure eyes more state titles

Fulton sophomore has desire to be a ‘three-timer’ after winning first championship at 113 pounds

Josh McClure is bound and determined not to be a one-and-done. Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore was already setting his sights on loftier objectives after acquiring his first state wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller at 113 pounds in Class 2 late Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

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McClure's perfect run ends with first state title

Fulton sophomore blanks Nevada’s Miller 6-0 at 113 pounds, Benner wrestled for state crown at 182 pounds later Saturday night

Josh McClure exhaled as he made the pronouncement, having just punctuated his perfect season in perfect style. Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore topped off a rare undefeated season at 34-0 by capturing his first state title at 113 pounds with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller late Saturday afternoon in the Class 2 championships at Mizzou Arena.

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Hornets advance five wrestler's into today's quarterfinals

Fulton in ninth place in Class 2 stadnings

Fulton head wrestling coach Eric Hudson made no attempt to mask his dismay. Mind you, five Hornets had just advanced to today’s quarterfinals and three others dodged elimination with victories in first-round wrestlebacks in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 2 state championships at Mizzou Arena.

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Ladybirds falter in fourth quarter, suffer first EMO setback

BOWLING GREEN — The North Callaway Ladybirds’ seemingly safe lead disappeared in a disastrous fourth quarter.

84th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships

Hornets set to get down to Class 2 title pursuit

Josh McClure doesn’t mince words when assessing potential.

Hornets sending nine wrestlers to seek Class 2 honors

State championships start Thursday in Columbia

The Fulton Hornets have the pieces in place to be a legitimate part of the conversation again of prospective contenders for a Class 2 state wrestling team title. With senior Paul Books and sophomores Josh McClure and Zach Benner locking up individual titles at the District 2 championships late Saturday afternoon in Mexico, Fulton qualified nine wrestlers for the state championships later this week in Columbia.

Hornets qualify nine wrestlers for state championships

MEXICO — The Fulton Hornets qualified nine wrestlers for this week's state meet on Saturday at the Class 2, District 2 championships.

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Ladybirds use fast start to sink Silex 49-34

North Callaway took control by going up 22-6 after one quarter and the Ladybirds remained unbeaten in the Eastern Missouri Conference with a 49-34 victory over Silex on Thursday night. North Callaway (16-5, 6-0 EMO) owned a 29-15 advantage at halftime and outscored Silex 10-4 in the third quarter to stretch its advantage to 39-19.

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Totta, Lady Hornets halt two-game skid

Fulton sophomore guard Sloane Totta knocked down a game-high 27 points and the Lady Hornets stopped a two-game losing streak with a 61-40 non-conference romp over Montgomery County on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Fulton broke out to a 21-9 advantage after one quarter, carried a 38-16 lead into the break and was in front 53-28 entering the fourth quarter. “We wanted to start off the game on fire, and that’s what we did,” Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick said. “In the last three or four games we’ve been sluggish in the first quarter. “From the (opening) tip, we took it to them …” Totta also grabbed eight rebounds, handed out six assists and came up with five steals as Fulton raised its season record to 7-13. Sophomore forward NaShayla Brandt posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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Kelley paces New Bloomfield with game-high 13

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Junior forward Ashley Kelley logged a game-high 13 points and the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats controlled the fourth quarter in rallying for a 44-37 non-conference victory over Bunceton on Wednesday night.

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T-Birds take down Wildcats with late run

North Callaway senior forward Brett Metcalf broke out for a career-high 35 points and the Thunderbirds used a critical 12-0 run down the stretch to topple Montgomery County in a 75-65 EMO win Tuesday night. North Callaway trailed by two points with about 6 minutes, 30 seconds left in the game when it produced the pivotal run over the next 3 minutes to go up by 10. The game was tied at 39-all at halftime and Montgomery County took a 53-51 edge into the fourth quarter, before the Thunderbirds outscored the Wildcats 24-12 to claim the victory. North Callaway committed only 12 turnovers, after piling up 25 in an 83-68 loss to Montgomery County on Jan. 16 in the semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

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Brinker, Ladybirds scramble past Hallsville in OT

North Callaway junior guard Elaine Brinker delivered a remarkable effort and the Ladybirds responded with a riveting comeback. Brinker’s game-high 28 points were two shy of a tournament record as No. 2 seed North Callaway rallied to force overtime, then outlasted No. 6 Hallsville for a 58-55 win Thursday night in the semifinals of the Southern Boone Classic. The Ladybirds were down 46-42 with 13 seconds to play in regulation when senior guard Tara Oberlag hit a basket to cut the deficit to two points. North Callaway then forced a turnover, Brinker was fouled with :11 remaining and she sank both ends of a 1-and-1 opportunity to tie the game. Hallsville committed another turnover with :01.1 to go, but the Ladybirds were unable to get off a potential game-winning shot. North Callaway put the game away in overtime at the foul line, hitting 8-of-12 attempts while outscoring the Lady Indians 12-9.

Callaway Colleges

Lutz becomes Lady Blue Jays' all-time scoring leader in win

Senior guard Leigh Ann Lutz tallied a game-high 25 points and became Westminster College’s all-time leading scorer in the Lady Blue Jays’ 81-71 SLIAC home win over Greenville (Ill.) College on Wednesday night.

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Lady Hornets take charge in second half, down Moberly in NCMC win

All it took for the Fulton Lady Hornets was to become fully engaged. Fulton overcame a six-point halftime deficit by outscoring Moberly 17-5 in the third quarter, fueling the Lady Hornets to a 51-40 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Lady Spartans on Friday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. The victory was the second straight for Fulton (6-11, 3-2 NCMC), which outscored Moberly 29-12 in the second half. The Lady Hornets were down 28-22 at the break, but found their rhythm on offense in the third quarter by showing more assertiveness and carried a 39-33 advantage into the final 8 minutes.

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Bulldogs to play for Sturgeon title

The sizzling South Callaway Bulldogs put themselves in position to play for a title. Fourth-seeded South Callaway advanced to the championship of the 30th-annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament by toppling host and top-seeded Sturgeon in an 82-74 semifinal victory Thursday night. The game was tied 20-20 after one quarter and South Callaway — which has won seven straight and 11 of its last 12 — owned slight leads of 42-41 at halftime and 60-59 going into the fourth quarter. South Callaway opened up a 74-64 advantage with 2 minutes, 47 seconds to play.

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Lady Wildcats stumble in second half, tumble in semis

STURGEON — After battling state-ranked and top-seeded New Franklin to a standoff in the first half, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats didn’t react with the required resources to pull off the upset.

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Hornets' rally runs out of time in Hannibal loss

Junior guard Ricky Dawson’s 22-footer at the buzzer fell short as the Fulton Hornets were edged out by the Hannibal Pirates 46-45 in a North Central Missouri Conference matchup Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Dawson accounted for a game-high 29 points as Fulton (5-12, 0-4 NCMC) erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The Hornets led 19-16 at halftime before Hanniball went in front behind an 11-1 run to start the third quarter.

Callaway Colleges

No. 2 Freed-Hardeman hammers Lady Owls

The William Woods University Lady Owls had no answer for the second-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University Lady Lions in a 94-57 American Midwest Conference loss at Anderson Arena on Saturday. William Woods (13-6, 6-5 AMC) led 4-3 with 17 minutes, 19 seconds left, before Freed-Hardeman erupted for a 15-0 run over the next 5:47. The Lady Lions stretched that deficit even further, eventually taking a 51-20 lead into halftime. The Lady Owls shot just 32 percent (18-of-57) from the field (18-of-57) and were led by senior guard Katie Scherder’s 13 points off the bench. Sophomore guard Julia Wells scored 11 points and junior guard Destani Stensrud added 10 as William Woods saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Hornet wrestlers roll to title in own Jim Wallace Classic

Fulton captures seven individual championships

The state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team’s fortunes fell on seven. Directed by unbeaten sophomore Josh McClure at 113 pounds, Fulton collected seven individual titles on Saturday as the Hornets charged to the championship of their own Jim Wallace Classic at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

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Bulldogs outlast Linn for fourth straight victory

The South Callaway Bulldogs made up for an off-night at the offensive end by displaying some defensive resolve. South Callaway took a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter and eventually edged Linn in a 56-53 SMC victory Thursday night despite being outscored by the Wildcats 19-15 over the final 8 minutes.

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