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Eight Fulton players earn media all-district football recognition

Seven players from South Callaway, five from North Callaway honored

Twenty Callaway County players — highlighted by eight from the Fulton Hornets in Class 3 — were named to the media’s 2015 Central Missouri all-district football teams announced this past week.

Shooting woes cripple William Woods in 77-56 exhibition loss to Missouri State

SPRINGFIELD — The problem was simple for the William Woods University Owls.

Hornets open season by toppling Mexico in Gilmore's debut

MEXICO — Fulton senior guard Kalin Mitchell put up 20 points Tuesday night to guide the Hornets to a 68-54 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the rival Mexico Bulldogs in their season opener.

Kitchens' breakout effort fuels Wildcats' rout to launch season

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Sophomore forward Jak Kitchens erupted for a game-high 38 points as the New Bloomfield Wildcats demolished the Calvary Lutheran Lions 83-45 in Tuesday night’s season opener.

Totta, Lady Hornets roll past rival Mexico to start season

MEXICO — Fulton senior guard Sloane Totta produced a game-high 22 points Tuesday night as the Lady Hornets kicked off their season by throttling the North Central Missouri Conference rival Mexico Lady Bulldogs 52-36.

Craighead, Lady Wildcats hammer Calvary Lutheran in opener

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Sophomore guard Madi Craighead connected for a game-high 24 points, marked by four 3-pointers, to spark the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats’ 58-23, season-opening blitz of the Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions on Tuesday night.

Owls hold off Missouri Valley for third straight win

William Woods University junior guard Deon Pettigrew and senior guard Austin Lowery combined for 49 points to fuel the Owls’ third straight win in Tuesday night’s 85-79 non-conference triumph over the Missouri Valley College Vikings at Anderson Arena.

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Hornets' McClure signs to wrestle at North Carolina

Josh McClure didn’t have to worry about coercion when it came to his decision.

Schmauch, Mann secure all-state cross country status

JEFFERSON CITY — North Callaway’s Reyna Schmauch and South Callaway’s Adrian Mann made a splash as sophomores in their debuts.

Blue Jays soccer team wins SLIAC postseason tourney title

Westminster clinches third straight trip to Division III national tournament

The Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team is starting to make this a habit.

Lady Owls soccer team's season ends in AMC quarterfinals

Kathryn Blomenkamp scored an unassisted goal with 48.5 seconds left in regulation as fifth-seeded Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) jolted the No. 4 William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament Friday night at Firley Field.

Four Callaway schools to showcase 13 runners at state cross country meet

It will be a baker’s dozen for Callaway County at the 2015 MSHSAA boys’ and girls’ state cross country championships this weekend.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team sweeps MacMurray in regular-season finale

The host Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team stopped a four-match losing streak with a 25-12, 25-14 and 26-24 SLIAC triumph over the MacMurray (Ill.) College Lady Highlanders in Tuesday night’s regular-season finale.

Owls basketball team drops opener to Tabor

The William Woods University Owls were outscored by the Tabor (Kan.) College Blue Jays — ranked No. 20 in NAIA Division II — 44-30 in the second half of Tuesday night’s 81-70 season-opening loss at Anderson Arena.

Blue Jays flatten Fontbonne in SLIAC soccer semifinals

No. 1 seed Westminster will host No. 3 Webster for tournament title Friday night

The Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team put on another dominating display to move closer to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament championship.

Hornets send three runners to state cross country meet

WARRENTON - The Fulton Hornets cross country team is sending a trio to the state meet.

North Callaway’s Schmauch makes state cross country championships

BOWLING GREEN - Sophomore Reyna Schmauch will compete at the state meet for the North Callaway Ladybirds cross country team after taking second at the Class 2, District 3 championships Saturday.

Schattgen, New Bloomfield boys advance to state cross country meet

Lady Wildcats also send three runners

BOWLING GREEN - Senior Charlie Schattgen secured the individual title and the New Bloomfield Wildcats cross country team qualified for state as a team with their second-place finish at the Class 1, District 2 championships Saturday.

South Callaway’s Mann to run at state cross country championships

WESTPHALIA - Sophomore Adrian Mann advanced to the state championships for the Lady Bulldogs by finishing fifth in 22 minutes, 8.92 seconds at the Class 2, District 4 meet Saturday.

T-Bird offense takes hit after Henry injury

Season ends in loss in District 6 semifinals

PALMYRA — Suddenly without their quarterback, the North Callaway Thunderbirds were out of whack on offense.

T-Birds looking to ‘have fun’ in clash with No. 10 Panthers

KINGDOM CITY — It’s a simple question North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal asks.

Lady Owls soccer team wins seventh match in row

The William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team continued its strong surge to close out the regular season.

No. 2 Missouri Baptist sweeps Lady Owls volleyball team

The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team dropped its second match in a row with Tuesday night’s 25-14, 30-28 and 25-20 AMC loss to the second-ranked Missouri Baptist University Lady Spartans at Anderson Arena.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team rallies past Webster

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team overcame a two-set deficit in rallying for a 23-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 15-9 SLIAC home win over the Webster University Lady Gorloks on Tuesday night.

T-Birds torment Indians again

North Callaway will play at 10th-ranked Palmyra in District 7 semifinals

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds are moving on after manhandling Van-Far for the second week in a row.

Bluebirds end season early for Bulldogs

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs exulted in an extraordinary 2014 football season that lasted until its final day, punctuating it with a 14-1 mark and a Class 2 runner-up finish.

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Prep Football: South Callaway seeks edge on unfamiliar Cole Camp

When a coaching staff has little information about its foe, it has to carefully scour every resource at its disposal.

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Prep Football: North Callaway gets District 6 rematch with Van-Far

The North Callaway Thunderbirds have a proven script that could bode well for them.

North Callaway runs in EMO cross country championships

ELSBERRY — Sophomore Alyssa Rinehart came in 16th in 25 minutes, 49.64 seconds to direct the North Callaway Ladybirds cross country team at the Eastern Missouri Conference championships Monday.

Allen leads Eagles football team to fifth straight victory

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Senior Joseph Allen accounted for 230 total yards and five touchdowns to steer the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles football team to its fifth straight victory in last Saturday's 54-0 dismantling of the Iowa School for the Deaf Bobcats.

Lady Hornets volleyball team puts up valiant fight in District 13 title loss

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team didn't go quietly.

Bulldogs regain dominant edge in second half of win over Bowling Green

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs discovered that maintaining control can sometimes be like trying to harness a pinball.

T-Birds trade places with Indians after rout

North Callaway will host Van-Far in District 6 opener

VANDALIA — The North Callaway Thunderbirds were able to carry out the switch.

Hornets take third at NCMC cross country championships

HANNIBAL — Sophomore Mason Gaines directed three Fulton medalists as the Hornets cross country team came in third at the North Central Missouri Conference championships Thursday.

Ladybirds volleyball team drops regular-season finale

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds volleyball team closed out the regular season by falling to the Father Tolton Lady Trailblazers 25-9, 25-9 on Thursday night.

Lady Hornets volleyball team downs Mexico

NCMC rivals will see each other again in district play next week

MEXICO — Fulton sophomore middle hitter Jaiden Saunders posted four kills Thursday night as the Lady Hornets ended the regular season with a 25-15, 25-13 NCMC triumph over rival Mexico.

Murphy to join Lincoln Hall of Fame tonight

New Bloomfield graduate will be first golfer for Blue Tigers to be inducted

The honor is special in its own right, but it will have even more meaning for Aaron Murphy.

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Prep Football: South Callaway treating this week’s game against Bowling Green like playoffs

As far as South Callaway head coach Zack Hess is concerned, the intensity of postseason football is here.

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Prep Football: Hosting next week could be on the line when North Callaway faces Van-Far

The North Callaway Thunderbirds don’t want to make this same trip again, seven days from now.

Ladybirds' Schmauch picks up significant win at Centralia Invitational

Sophomore tops Father Tolton's Selva

CENTRALIA — Reyna Schmauch continues to make a significant impact in her first year running cross country.

Ladybirds volleyball team's win streak ends in Wright City loss

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds volleyball team had its five-match winning streak halted in a 25-10, 25-13 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the Wright City Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Lady Hornets volleyball team falls to Fatima

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team slipped to 10-15-2 on the season after coming up short in a 25-16, 19-25, 25-13 non-conference loss Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Lady Wildcats' Morningstar ties for 78th at Class 1 state golf tourney

JOPLIN — New Bloomfield sophomore Alexandra Morningstar shot a 109 in Tuesday’s final round to end up in a tie for 78th place at the Class 1 girls' state golf championships at Twin Hills Country Club.

No. 9 Bulldogs ride run game over Hornets

Mexico keeps possession of Highway 54 Bowl sign

MEXICO — The Fulton Hornets knew exactly what to expect from the state-ranked Mexico Bulldogs’ offense coming into Friday night’s annual Highway 54 Bowl.

Bulldogs battle, but fall to No. 6 Tigers

Unbeaten Mark Twain clinches EMO championship

MOKANE — If the South Callaway offense entertained any notion of matching Mark Twain and its dynamic senior running back, Tyler Elledge, the Bulldogs could not afford any type of stumble.

Wildcats take down Thunderbirds with fourth-quarter comeback

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds weren’t able to withstand the Wright City Wildcats’ late charge.

Hines, Centralia shut down Ladybirds in District 11 title game

CENTRALIA — The North Callaway Ladybirds softball team was baffled again by Centralia pitcher Kaili Hines.

Lady Bulldogs softball team bows in District 10 championship

LINN — The No. 3 seed South Callaway Lady Bulldogs softball team managed just two hits in Friday night’s 5-2 loss to the defending state champion and top-seeded Fatima Lady Comets for the Class 2, District 10 title.

Hornets cross country team finishes third at Hannibal meet

HANNIBAL — Sophomores Mason Gaines and Nathan Quick both medalled as the Fulton Hornets cross country team came in third out of 12 teams at the Frank Lemons Invitational on Thursday.

Lady Wildcats softball team falls to Fatima in District 10 semifinals

LINN — The No. 4 seed New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats managed just four hits and committed five errors in being shut out by the defending Class 2 state champion and top-seeded Fatima Lady Comets 8-0 in the Class 2, District 10 semifinals Thursday night.