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Hornets pick apart Mexico in 5-1 win

None of their hits were particularly noteworthy, but the Fulton Hornets were decisive in dictating their duel with Mexico pitchers Dalton Logerman and Steven Smith.

Prep Baseball: North Callaway 7, Sturgeon 6

The Thunderbirds broke a 5-all tie by tallying two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to edge the Bulldogs in Friday night’s non-conference triumph.

Fulton boys take title in own Don Dobson Invite

Track and field results

Sophomore Mason Gaines posted first-place finishes in both the 1,600 (4 minutes, 49 seconds) and 3,200 (10:31) meters to steer the Hornets to the championship of their annual Don Dobson Invitational on Friday.

Lady Bulldogs finish fourth in own South Callaway Relays

Track and field results

Sophomore Kaci Jordan took second place in the triple jump (32 feet, 4 inches) as the Lady Bulldogs came in fourth in their own South Callaway Relays on Friday.

Boys’ Tennis: Fulton 7, Mexico 5

The Hornets won four of six singles matches in turning back the rival Bulldogs in Friday night’s North Central Missouri Conference victory.

T-Birds wrap up EMO win over Wellsville

The North Callaway Thunderbirds finished off a suspended game with Wellsville by handing the Tigers their first Eastern Missouri Conference loss 11-5 on Wednesday night.

Westminster sweeps Blackburn (Ill.) in softball doubleheader

The Westminster Lady Blue Jays improved to 18-15 overall and 11-5 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after sweeping the Lady Beavers, 13-6 and 8-0, in Tuesday night’s home doubleheader.

William Woods splits softball doubleheader with Central Methodist

The WWU Lady Owls took the lead for good by tallying two runs in the top of the fifth inning in the 5-3 nightcap victory to force a split with the No. 21 Lady Eagles in Tuesday night’s regular-season finale.

No. 9 Bulldogs exploit Southern Boone miscues

The South Callaway Bulldogs ganged up on Southern Boone’s generosity.

Prep Baseball: Mexico 6, North Callaway 2

The Thunderbirds managed only four hits and stranded 10 baserunners, seven in scoring position, in Friday night’s non-conference loss to the Bulldogs.

Boys’ Golf: Mexico 171, Fulton 209

Junior Isaac Franklin shot a 41 as the Hornets bowed to the rival Bulldogs in Thursday’s dual at Arthur Hills Golf Course.

Bulldogs’ winning baseball streak ends at 13

A scarcity of offense snuffed out the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs’ spectacular surge.

Prep Baseball: New Bloomfield 2, Tuscumbia 1

Senior shortstop Clay Jensen scored the winning run on junior second baseman Zach Burton’s two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Wildcats to the Show-Me Conference win Thursday night.

Boys’ Tennis: Fulton 8, Father Tolton 1

The Hornets raised their season record to 4-7 with Thursday night’s convincing victory over the Trailblazers at the high school athletic complex.

Eugene shuts down Wildcats’ six-game win streak

The New Bloomfield Wildcats were limited to only three hits and had their six-game winning streak come to a halt in a 2-0 Show-Me Conference loss to Eugene on Tuesday night.

New Bloomfield’s Withers wraps up Show-Me boys golf title

Wildcats junior Gannon Withers shot a 3-over par 75 to win the individual title at the Show-Me Conference championships Wednesday at Redfield Golf Course.

South Callaway finishes third at Centralia tourney

Boys golf results

Senior Logan Taylor carded a 75 to finish second individually as the Bulldogs came in third with a 345 team total at the Centralia Tournament on Monday.

Fulton comes in third in home quad meet

Boys golf results

Freshman Erin Brady shot a season-low 41 as the Hornets placed third in a rescheduled quad meet with Fatima, Boonville and Mexico on Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Fulton’s Pani wins long jump at Osage Invitational

Track and field results

Sophomore Kate Pani prevailed in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5 inches to guide the Lady Hornets at the School of the Osage Invitational on Tuesday.

North Callaway girls take sixth at Montgomery County

Track and field results

Sophomore Reyna Schmauch won the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes, 42.33 seconds to direct the Ladybirds to a sixth-place finish at the Montgomery County Invitational on Tuesday.

Schmauch sparks Ladybirds in own North Callaway Invite

Junior high track and field results

Eighth-grader Daelyn Schmauch was victorious in both the 800 (2 minutes, 40.74 seconds) and 1,600 (5:44.13) meters to pace the Ladybirds in their own North Callaway Thunderbird Junior Invitational on Monday.

No. 10 Bulldogs reel off 10th straight win

Freshman shortstop Peyton Leeper delivered the pop at the plate and sophomore starter Kaden Helsel provided the punch on the mound.

Boys Tennis: Liberty (Wentzville) 6, Fulton 3

The Fulton Hornets dropped to 2-4 on the season after Wednesday night’s non-conference home loss to the Liberty (Wentzville) Eagles.

Helsel, Bulldogs come in second at Show-Me meet

South Callaway sophomore Kaden Helsel took second place in the 100 meters and came in third in both the 200 and long jump as the Bulldogs finished second as a team at the Show-Me Conference championships Tuesday night.

Ladybirds finish second in own North Callaway Invite

Sophomore Reyna Schmauch was victorious in both the 1,600 (5 minutes, 43.74 seconds) and 3,200 (12:26.46) meters to steer the Ladybirds to a second-place finish in their own North Callaway Thunderbird Invitational on Tuesday night.

Bulldogs golf team logs third-place finish

Taylor tops South Callaway by taking second at Southern Boone Invite

Senior Logan Taylor took second place individually with an 82 to spark the South Callaway Bulldogs golf team to a third-place finish at the Southern Boone Invitational on Wednesday at Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

Fulton’s Franklin medals at Moberly Invitational

Junior Isaac Franklin medalled with a fifth-place score of 78 as the Hornets finished eighth in the large-school division at the Moberly Invitational on Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

Prep Baseball: North Callaway 10, Clopton 2

Junior catcher Wyatt Branson hit a pair of solo blasts to become the Thunderbirds’ career home run leader in Tuesday night’s Eastern Missouri Conference romp over the Hawks.

Hannibal’s two-run rally in seventh jolts Hornets in 5-4 loss

Hannibal delivered the winning run on a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Pirates rallied past the Fulton Hornets 5-4 in a North Central Missouri Conference matchup Friday night.

South Callaway reaches title game at Montgomery County

The state-ranked Bulldogs advanced to the championship of the Montgomery County Tournament by dismantling the host Wildcats 15-8 and Clopton 17-1 in six and five innings, respectively, on Friday.

Boys Tennis: Fulton 8, Moberly 4

After logging their first victory of the season last week, the Hornets cracked the win column in North Central Missouri Conference play with Friday night’s triumph over the Spartans at the high school athletic complex.

North Callaway girls, boys both take second at MSD

The Ladybirds and Thunderbirds pulled off a pair of second-place finishes at the 28th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational on Thursday.

South Callaway boys finish fifth at Versailles Invitational

Freshman Wyatt Hager took second place in the pole vault at 10 feet, 6 inches as the Bulldogs came in fifth as a team at the Versailles Invitational on Thursday night.

Weather halts T-Birds' game vs. Wellsville

AUXVASSE — The North Callaway Thunderbirds and Wellsville Tigers weren’t able to outlast the elements.

Wildcats struggle at plate, on defense in Hallsville loss

HALLSVILLE — The state-ranked New Bloomfield Wildcats managed only three hits and were crippled by five errors in Wednesday night’s 10-4 non-conference loss to the Hallsville Indians.

Owls, Lady Owls sweep own WWU Spring Invite

Sophomore Celia Mansour and junior Matt Wells directed the third-ranked Lady Owls and No. 4 Owls golf teams to a championship sweep in their own William Woods University Spring Invitational on Wednesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Hornets take third at Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN — Sophomore Ammod Davis posted victories in the 100 and 200 meters to steer the Fulton Hornets track and field team to a third-place finish at the Bowling Green Mini Medal Invitational on Tuesday.

Ladybirds come in third at Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN — Sophomore Reyna Schmauch won the 3,200 meters and senior Bethany Bloss finished first in the shot put as the North Callaway Ladybirds track and field team came in third at the Bowling Green Mini Medal Invitational on Tuesday.

T-Birds lambaste Louisiana in Montgomery County tourney

AUXVASSE — The North Callaway Thunderbirds roughed up the Louisiana Bulldogs 12-1 in a first-round game in the Montgomery County Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

Shikles, New Bloomfield upend Linn

LINN — Senior catcher Derek Shikles’ three-run home run punctuated a five-run uprising in the top of the sixth inning as New Bloomfield tripped Linn 7-2 in a state-ranked clash between Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Steffens smothers Marshall, Hornets win fourth straight

Fulton senior starter Tristan Steffens showed off his typical tenacity in taming the Marshall Owls.

Hornets tennis team tallies first win of season

MEXICO — The Fulton Hornets tennis team logged its first win of the season by cruising past the Missouri Military Academy Colonels 8-1 in Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup.

Parker, Bulldogs golf team secure Callaway Cup title

Junior Blake Parker captured medalist honors with a 38 to direct the South Callaway Bulldogs to the championship of the Callaway Cup on Monday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Fennewald, Wildcats pound Pilot Grove

PILOT GROVE — Senior third baseman Tyler Fennewald had three hits, drove in two runs and scored three times as the New Bloomfield Wildcats tore past the Pilot Grove Tigers 13-3 in five innings Thursday night.

Hornets go extra innings to edge Marshall 4-3

Fulton collects first NCMC win

MARSHALL — The Fulton Hornets were forced to put in a little extra work in frigid conditions to obtain their first North Central Missouri Conference win.

Eleven Callaway basketball players pick up media acclaim

Eleven Callaway County players — six girls and five boys — were named to the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters’ 2015-16 all-Central District basketball teams announced Wednesday.

Parker, Bulldogs golf team open with triangular win

TIPTON — Junior Blake Parker earned medalist honors with a 42 in directing the South Callaway Bulldogs golf team to a 21-stroke triumph in Monday’s season opener with Tipton and the Missouri Military Academy.

Ladybirds track team finishes second at Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CITY — Senior Erinn Bush and sophomore Reyna Schmauch each won events to guide the North Callaway Ladybirds track and field team to a second-place finish at the Montgomery County practice meet in Tuesday’s season opener.

Horstman, No. 9 Bulldogs easily handle Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — South Callaway sophomore starter Landon Horstman threw five no-hit innings and struck out 10 as the state-ranked Bulldogs overpowered Jamestown in an 8-0 non-conference victory Tuesday night.

T-Birds golf team finishes fourth in opening quad

MONTGOMERY CITY — Junior Tayler Vaughn shot a 49 as the North Callaway Thunderbirds golf team took fourth place in Tuesday’s season opener at Montgomery County Golf Club.