KINGDOM CITY — Elaine Brinker and Brandon Hagedorn will represent North Callaway in the Eastern Missouri Conference’s seventh-annual Basketball Senior Showcase games Friday night at Mark Twain High School.
In terms of Callaway County basketball, it was a dandy dozen.
WINTER HAVEN, Florida — The Westminster College Blue Jays baseball team slipped to 7-4 on the season after Wednesday’s narrow 7-6 loss to Rochester Institute. Further details from the game were not available at press time.
BOONVILLE — The Fulton Hornets baseball team managed only three hits and suffered its third straight loss in dropping its North Central Missouri Conference opener to Boonville 7-0 on Wednesday.
William Woods University senior guard Blake French was an honorable-mention selection on the 2014-15 NAIA Division I All-American women's basketball team announced Wednesday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU — The top-ranked Owls squeezed out a victory while the second-ranked Lady Owls coasted to a convincing win as the Challenge at Dalhousie wrapped up play Tuesday.
The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team stretched its season-high winning streak to six games with Friday’s AMC doubleheader sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange University at Backer Sports Complex.
The William Woods University Owls baseball team easily out-hit the Williams Baptist (Arkansas) College Eagles 9-3, but crippled themselves defensively by committing six errors in Friday night’s 5-1 American Midwest Conference loss at Backer Sports Complex.
The No. 1-ranked William Woods University men’s golf team made a late scramble up the leaderboard in Tuesday’s final round to finish fourth at the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational.
William Woods breaks out for season-high 15 hits
Senior third baseman Austin Clapp had three hits and drove in three runs to spark a season-high 15-hit rampage as the William Woods University Owls ripped Culver-Stockton College 8-1 on Tuesday.
The second-ranked Lady Owls took fifth place with a 42-over par 626 (314-312) as the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational wrapped up Tuesday.
Former New Bloomfield coach led Wildcats to six state titles, died March 6
With Rod Haley involved, Tony Phillips never had any doubt.
IRVING, Texas — The No. 1 William Woods University men's golf team amassed a 17-over par 585 team total (304-281) in taking second place at the NAIA Contender at the TPC on Tuesday.
The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team will face fifth-ranked Bethel (Tennessee) University next week in the first round of the 35th-annual NAIA Division I women’s national tournament.
Tim Rulo, who directed the South Callaway Bulldogs football team to a Class 2 runner-up finish a little more than three months ago, was named the new head coach at Helias in a surprise announcement Monday.
The Lady Hornets painted themselves into a late corner again, but they couldn’t come up with a finishing rally to extend their season.
The Williams Woods University Lady Owls sizzled at the beginning and then had to survive at the end.
DJ Johnson made sure the William Woods University Owls made it to the next round of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.
Sophomore center Kennedy Volkart, averaging a double-double in the Lady Owls’ conference wins last week over Columbia College and Missouri Baptist University, was named American Midwest Conference player of the week Monday.
Junior first baseman Jordan Dey hit four home runs and drove in nine runs last weekend for the Owls and was selected American Midwest Conference player of the week Monday.
Father Tolton’s Michael Porter Jr. put on his normal spectacular show, while the South Callaway Bulldogs showed that they were not in awe of the No. 1-ranked Trailblazers.
New Bloomfield's season ends in District 8 title loss
RUSSELLVILLE — When senior forward Ashley Kelley flipped in the jumper in the lane, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats could see their chance coming into view.
The third-seeded Bulldogs stunned the state-ranked, No. 2 seed Pintos by outscoring them 22-2 in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 60-34 triumph in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team procured the North Central Missouri Conference title with a perfect 6-0 mark, and its dominance was reflected on the 2014-15 all-conference squad. Led by its trio of junior state champions — Josh McClure (138 pounds), Zach Benner (195) and Trenton Clines (145) — Fulton occupied the first-team spots in eight of the 14 weight classes.
The No. 2 seed Lady Blue Jays’ season ended Thursday night when they were ousted by the No. 3 Lady Red Devils 71-58 in the semifinals of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
The Lady Owls, fueled by free throws, logged their fifth straight win by outscoring the Lady Cougars 44-31 in the second half to rally for the 66-59 AMC victory Thursday night.
New Bloomfield will face top-seeded, state-ranked Tipton in showdown for title Friday night
RUSSELLVILLE — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats will get another chance to take down the state-ranked Tipton Lady Cardinals.
The Fulton Hornets were outscored by the state-ranked Moberly Spartans 19-10 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 59-54 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Hornets' McClure, Benner, Clines bring home state titles
Josh McClure, Zach Benner and Trenton Clines collaborated to carry out a remarkable program first for the Fulton Hornets wrestling team. The Fulton juniors’ extraordinary night, though, was almost upstaged by a tense, dramatic sprint to the finish between the Hornets and perennial power Oak Grove for the Class 2 team title.
COLUMBIA — For these three Fulton juniors, one gets his chance at a rare repeat, the second gets his opportunity to rectify and the other gets his first experience.
Fulton leads tight team battle with 31.5 points
The Fulton Hornets profited from their previous presence at the state wrestling championships, and that has them sitting at the front of the pack in Class 2. Fulton — sparked by a skilled group of juniors who are state veterans — moved nine of its 12 qualifiers into this morning’s Class 2 quarterfinals as the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships got underway Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
McClure, Benner are favorites to win titles at 138 and 195 pounds
Fulton head coach Eric Hudson could detect something that set this gifted group apart before it even became an essential component of the Hornets’ wrestling program.
North Callaway trips EMO foe Mark Twain 64-52
The North Callaway Thunderbirds connected on 12-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal a 64-52 Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Mark Twain Tigers on Tuesday night.
Fulton locks up District 2 title in impressive fashion
The state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team will be stacked with strength in numbers, but head coach Eric Hudson cautions that it’s no guarantee. Still, Hudson has to like the odds when it comes to Fulton’s chances for a shot at the Class 2 state title.
Fulton rolls to Class 2, District 2 team title
MEXICO — For the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team, it was a breeze.
Championships start tonight, continue Saturday
With the noteworthy accomplishments the Fulton Hornets wrestling team has accumulated so far this season, it has attracted added attention. Particularly from opponents.
The Ladybirds outscored the Lady Owls 33-14 in the second and third quarters combined, charging their way to a 57-37 Eastern Missouri Conference romp Thursday night.
WRIGHT CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds connected on 4-of-8 free throws in the final 40 seconds to outlast the Wright City Wildcats for a 56-53 Eastern Missouri Conference triumph Tuesday night.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Five players were featured in double figures and the New Bloomfield Wildcats outscored the Chamois Pirates 27-9 in the second quarter of Tuesday night’s 79-52 Show-Me Conference blitz.
Senior guard Cory Hanger directed four players in double figures and the Bulldogs kept themselves in contention for a Show-Me Conference title with Thursday night’s 77-66 win over the Comets.
The Thunderbirds erased an early 14-point deficit but couldn’t complete a late comeback in Friday night’s 61-53 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the Indians.
The state-ranked Lady Wildcats roughed up the Lady Cats by outscoring them 43-8 in the first half of Saturday’s commanding 63-25 victory at Moberly Area Community College.
Senior guard Elaine Brinker delivered a perfect performance in eclipsing the 1,000-point career plateau in the Ladybirds’ 55-31 Eastern Missouri Conference romp Friday night.
Fulton to meet state-ranked California in Southern Boone semifinals
ASHLAND — The Fulton Hornets didn’t wilt under the circumstances.
MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges broke out for a game-high 31 points to fuel the South Callaway Bulldogs’ 91-58 Show-Me Conference rout of the Russellville Indians on Tuesday night.
MEXICO — Three players scored in double figures and the New Bloomfield Wildcats pulled away in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 62-44 victory over the Missouri Military Academy Colonels.
The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles fell behind the Chamois Pirates 15-4 after one quarter in dropping their second straight home game in a 49-25 loss Tuesday night.
MOKANE — The state-ranked New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats weathered shooting difficulties and rallied by outscoring the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs 21-12 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 50-45 Show-Me Conference triumph.
Fulton easily overpowers NCMC foe Marshall 69-6
Fulton head coach Eric Hudson is hoping that his state-ranked Hornets wrestling team is getting closer to being back at full strength. With a sizable group of Fulton wrestlers returning to the lineup despite dealing with a variety of injuries, the Hornets ended the regular season in perfect style with a 69-6 dismantling of NCMC foe Marshall on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Bulldogs bounced back from a title-game loss to Salisbury by possibly setting a school record for their prolific point total in Monday night’s 104-46 manhandling of the Colonels.