Josh Hurt has kept it mellow while mounting a flawless run. The Fulton senior will carry a perfect 25-0 record into the Class 1 state singles tournament at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Hurt will square off against Westminster Christian Academy’s Joel Andrew Montgomery in the first round at 9 this morning.
Journey brings them to Class 1 doubles tourney
Scott Strough still tries to fathom how he and Philip Barkho reached this ultimate destination.
MOKANE — Garner Rudroff had his mind on hoops. Specifically, what can be one of the most dazzling plays in the sport.
MOKANE — About 48 hours before its state title would make school history, the South Callaway girls’ 400-meter relay took a short but necessary trip.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The William Woods University Lady Owls, sparked by freshman Alejandra Ferrer, were tied for seventh place after Tuesday’s opening round of the NAIA women’s golf national championships at Wilderness Ridge Country Club.
Missouri School for the Deaf junior Nick Jones could be lining himself up for a big weekend. Jones will be one of the favorites for state titles in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump, when the Class 1 state track and field championships start late this morning at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.
Tim Rulo rattled off the pecking order of priorities. Rulo was referencing the objectives that he and South Callaway co-head coach Bill Frazee have outlined for their qualifiers at the Class 2 state track and field championships, which begin late this morning at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.
BOONVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team endured another near-miss against the Boonville Lady Pirates, this one coming with a trip to the state playoffs on the line.
Fulton will be represented in both the Class 1 singles and doubles state tennis tournaments.
Lady Bulldogs claim sectional title, Bulldogs finish third
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs track and field teams will be sending a record number of athletes to the state championships after a prolific display at the Class 2, Sectional 2 meet.
North Callaway senior Kyle Latham and Fulton junior Kory Masek gave themselves a reasonable chance. Latham shot an 83 to end up in a six-way tie for 30th place after Monday’s first round of the Class 2 state golf championships at Fremont Hills Country Club in Nixa. Meanwhile, Masek carded an 81 to finish in a five-way tie for 43rd in the opening round of the Class 3 state tournament at Sedalia Country Club.
The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team forgot about what was behind it and focused on what was in front. With a dismal regular season in the rear view, Fulton received two goals from senior midfielder Adrienne Ebersole and the Lady Hornets’ defense bottled up Southern Boone in a 3-0 win over the Lady Indians on Monday night in the Class 1, District 8 semifinals.
WARDSVILLE — The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t have any difficulty getting their bearings for an early wake-up call.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Once the New Bloomfield Wildcats got themselves settled at the plate, the New Haven Shamrocks were sunk.
William Woods softball coach Tracy Gastineau compiled a tough schedule to test her team. Add in some dismal weather this spring, and the Lady Owls certainly began this season with a challenge. “I think they always knew that they could do it and they could compete with anybody,” Gastineau said. “But saying that and seeing on paper that they’re not can be a little bit discouraging.”
Branneky chosen conference newcomer of year, Hughes picked as top coach
The Westminster College Blue Jays were taken out again by the Spalding (Ky.) University Golden Eagles, this time for good. No. 2 seed Westminster was unable to survive four errors, leading to four unearned runs, and the Blue Jays were eliminated by No. 3 Spalding 7-2 on Friday night in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason baseball tournament at Glik Park.
Rely on doubles play to rally past Kirksville
Louis Schnoebelen was still giddy, turning somewhat philosophical in comparing the glow to the gloom.
Boonville’s Cali McAreavy tallied the game’s only goal with 6 minutes to go in the first half, lifting the Lady Pirates to a 1-0 North Central Missouri Conference triumph over the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.
Overcome Steinbeck injury in 6-3 semifinal victory over MMA
The Fulton Hornets tennis team had no choice but to show some flexibility after losing a key component.
Westminster College junior Alec Belden on Friday was named to the 2013 all-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s tennis first team at No. 4 singles.
Fatima hangs on for 12-10 win
Turns out, the state-ranked Fatima Comets needed those final three runs. Fatima fended off a frenzied rally by the North Callaway Thunderbirds, who erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning late Wednesday night in the championship of the 19th-annual Fulton Tournament.
The Westminster College Blue Jays’ brother act sparked an eventual doubleheader sweep.
Moberly’s Brittany Kroner produced the game’s only goal in the final minute of play, sending the Lady Hornets to a 1-0 North Central Missouri Conference triumph over the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team Thursday night at the high school athletic complex.
BOWLING GREEN — North Callaway junior Jaida Gray and freshman Skyler Schmauck provided ample evidence to support being named the Eastern Missouri Conference girls’ sprinter and distance runner of the year, respectively.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In the end, the William Woods University Owls couldn’t stop Benedictine University-Springfield’s surprising run.
Three North Callaway players combined to go 9-for-9 with four runs batted in Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds stayed unbeaten in the Eastern Missouri Conference by punishing Wellsville 13-3 in five innings. Sophomore first baseman Paul Zerr finished 3-for-3 with a double, drove in two runs and scored once as part of North Callaway’s 12-hit attack. Junior third baseman Chance Kee and junior second baseman Tanner Murphy were also 3-for-3, both with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
Also comes in second in 800
Senior Jenny McCarty won the girls’ 1,600 meters and took second in the 800 on Friday in Fulton’s annual Don Dobson Invitational at the high school athletic complex.
The William Woods University Owls advanced in the American Midwest Conference postseason baseball tournament after squeezing all it could out of a dramatic first-round win.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds golf team definitely made its mark in its first appearance in the Eastern Missouri Conference championships.
Despite its No. 3 seed, the William Woods University Owls would appear to be the hottest team entering the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.
William Woods University baseball player Jacob Harrison — a Fulton native — has been honored with the NAIA Dr. Leroy Walker Award.
Sophomore right fielder Sam Christensen drove in the winning run on a two-out single in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday night as the Fulton Hornets clipped the Eldon Mustangs 2-1 at the high school athletic complex.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds baseball team needed a gritty effort to halt its slide.
The William Woods University Owls baseball team continued to move the needle forward on its winning streak.
BOONVILLE — The nationally-ranked William Woods University Lady Owls golf team extended its impressive streak.
MOBERLY — Fulton junior Kory Masek and senior Justin Vann both medalled Tuesday to guide the Hornets golf team to a third-place finish in the large-school division at the Moberly Invitational.
Senior pitcher Bradley Smart struck out nine in six innings to power South Callaway to a 5-0 win over Montgomery County in the title game of the Montgomery County Tournament on Saturday.
LINN — The South Callaway girls’ and boys’ track and field teams, paced by junior Taylor Howard and sophomore Mason Shoemaker, respectively, both took second place at the Show-Me Conference championships Tuesday.
William Woods University junior shortstop Stephen Kohler’s two-out single drove home the decisive run to top off a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Owls clipped Lindenwood-Bellville 6-5 on Tuesday afternoon. William Woods completed a sweep of the non-conference doubleheader at Owls Field after accumulating 15 hits and taking advantage of four errors by the Lynx in a 16-7 romp in the first game. The Owls extended their winning streak to five games while raising their season record to 17-14.
North Callaway senior starter Justin Murphy tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 on Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds toppled Eastern Missouri Conference rival Montgomery County 4-0.
The Fulton Hornets golf team continues to whittle strokes. Senior Justin Vann provided a 2-over par 38 to claim medalist honors and the Hornets fought past rival Mexico by four strokes — 174-178 — in a North Central Missouri Conference dual at Tanglewood Golf Course on Friday.
North Callaway made it a matching pair of titles. Seniors Zac Eads and Ryan Pezold, junior David Jones and sophomore Steven Coleman each won events Thursday to help carry the Thunderbirds to the boys’ team championship at the 26th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational. Meanwhile, juniors Baylie Borman, Jaida Gray and Maddie Sorell also posted first-place finishes and the Ladybirds followed suit by securing the girls’ team title.
South Callaway junior starter Smith Kemper and sophomore reliever Luke Horstman combined on a one-hitter Thursday night as the Bulldogs stifled Southern Boone 4-1.
Fueled by senior medalist Kyle Latham’s 5-over par 41, the North Callaway Thunderbirds eased to the team title of the annual Callaway Cup on Thursday at Tanglewood Golf Course.
CANTON — Gene Nanney’s grand slam with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 2-2 tie and sent Culver-Stockton College to a 6-2 win over the William Woods University Owls on Wednesday night.
SILEX — Senior catcher Jake Kee and his brother, junior third baseman Chance Kee, both had two hits and drove in two runs apiece Wednesday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds slammed Silex 12-2 in an EMO matchup.
South Callaway senior starter Bradley Smart tossed a one-hitter Tuesday night and the defending Class 2 state champion Bulldogs used an 11-hit attack to flatten Calvary Lutheran 11-0 in five innings.
Split twinbill with Benedictine on Friday
Junior left fielder Zach Nichols had four hits and drove in three runs, helping the William Woods University Owls halt a five-game losing streak with an 8-2 AMC win over visiting Benedictine University-Springfield (Ill.) on Friday.
Three players from South Callaway and two from New Bloomfield have been named to their respective 2012-13 all-Show-Me Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. New Bloomfield senior Justice Richards and South Callaway sophomore Troy Hentges were selected to the boys’ second team, while South Callaway junior Garner Rudroff was an honorable-mention pick. South Callaway junior Taylor Howard and New Bloomfield junior Bethany Craighead were both chosen to the girls’ second team.
JEFFERSON CITY — Sparked by the senior quartet at the front end of its singles lineup, the Fulton Hornets tennis team obtained its first win of the season by downing Helias 6-3 on Wednesday.