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.
SPRINGFIELD — The problem was simple for the William Woods University Owls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hornets' McClure signs to wrestle at North Carolina
Josh McClure didn’t have to worry about coercion when it came to his decision.
JEFFERSON CITY — North Callaway’s Reyna Schmauch and South Callaway’s Adrian Mann made a splash as sophomores in their debuts.
Westminster clinches third straight trip to Division III national tournament
The Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team is starting to make this a habit.
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.
It will be a baker’s dozen for Callaway County at the 2015 MSHSAA boys’ and girls’ state cross country championships this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
WARRENTON - The Fulton Hornets cross country team is sending a trio to the state meet.
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.
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.
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.
Season ends in loss in District 6 semifinals
PALMYRA — Suddenly without their quarterback, the North Callaway Thunderbirds were out of whack on offense.
KINGDOM CITY — It’s a simple question North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal asks.
The William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team continued its strong surge to close out the regular season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a coaching staff has little information about its foe, it has to carefully scour every resource at its disposal.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds have a proven script that could bode well for them.
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.
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.
BOONVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team didn't go quietly.
MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs discovered that maintaining control can sometimes be like trying to harness a pinball.
North Callaway will host Van-Far in District 6 opener
VANDALIA — The North Callaway Thunderbirds were able to carry out the switch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As far as South Callaway head coach Zack Hess is concerned, the intensity of postseason football is here.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds don’t want to make this same trip again, seven days from now.
Sophomore tops Father Tolton's Selva
CENTRALIA — Reyna Schmauch continues to make a significant impact in her first year running cross country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds weren’t able to withstand the Wright City Wildcats’ late charge.
CENTRALIA — The North Callaway Ladybirds softball team was baffled again by Centralia pitcher Kaili Hines.
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.
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.
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.