The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team and head coach Eric Hudson traded some playful banter when it came to the significance of winning its own Jim Wallace Classic. With bigger aspirations looming as the district and state championships are now less than a month away, unbeaten Fulton locked up the title of its home tournament — named after the longtime Hornets head coach — for the third straight year Saturday at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Fulton Lady Hornets have been knocked around pretty good lately, but head coach TJ Quick is optimistic her squad’s fortunes are going to improve.
The Thunderbirds led for the better part of three quarters before fading down the stretch in a 44-33 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
The Bulldogs struggled in all phases in suffering their first loss of the season 50-47 to the Wildcats in Show-Me Conference play Thursday night.
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team overcame a ragged performance to stay perfect. Fulton — ranked No. 1 in Class 2 by rankwrestlers.com — raised its season record to 20-0 and moved to 4-0 in the North Central Missouri Conference by rolling past rival Mexico 47-19 on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Ladybirds were outscored by the Lady Hawks 34-10 in the second and third quarters combined in Thursday night’s 50-36 Eastern Missouri Conference loss.
JAMESTOWN — Missouri School for the Deaf broke a 16-all halftime deadlock by outscoring Jamestown's junior varsity 27-21 in the second half of Wednesday night’s 43-37 triumph in a matchup between Eagles.
The William Woods University Lady Owls came in at No. 19 in the 2015 NAIA softball coaches’ preseason Top 25 poll released Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS — Junior guard Kasey Gatson delivered a team-high 20 points and the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays got back on track with Wednesday night’s 78-68 SLIAC victory over the Fontbonne University Lady Griffins.
It didn’t matter that Kalin Mitchell missed his first 11 shots.
Senior forward Taylor Howard supplied a game-high 18 points to help fuel the Lady Wildcats’ 61-20 Show-Me Conference romp Monday night.
The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t have to depend on luck to end a 13-year drought. Top-seeded South Callaway took command by outscoring No. 3 Harrisburg 39-29 in the second half as the Bulldogs locked up the title of their own South Callaway Invitational Tournament with a 70-59 win Saturday night.
With its once-comfortable lead shrinking, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats had to endure some high anxiety. No. 2 seed New Bloomfield owned a 15-point advantage to open the fourth quarter, but the Lady Wildcats were outscored by the No. 4 North Callaway Ladybirds 17-4 over the last 8 minutes before hanging on for a narrow 48-46 win in the championship of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament on Saturday night.
William Woods races past Missouri Baptist in 68-50 victory
The William Woods University Lady Owls used a furious first-half showing to dispatch the Missouri Baptist University Lady Spartans 68-50 in American Midwest Conference play Saturday afternoon at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton Lady Hornets shied away when it came to challenging the Jefferson City Lady Jays. No. 2 seed Jefferson City opened up an 11-point halftime lead and pulled away by outscoring Fulton 15-4 in the third quarter, ultimately downing the No. 4 Lady Hornets 55-41 on Saturday afternoon in the third-place game of the 21st-annual California Tournament.
The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs claimed fifth place in their own South Callaway Invitational Tournament, establishing control by outscoring the No. 8 Lady Indians 26-16 in the second half of Friday night’s 44-28 win.
Freshman forward Claire Murray tallied a career-high 12 points, all in the second half, to direct the visiting Ladybirds in Thursday night’s 42-23 triumph over the Lady Eagles.
The No. 8 seed Thunderbirds were unable to recover from a 32-16 halftime deficit in Friday night’s 55-43 loss to the No. 7 Indians in the fifth-place game of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
Senior forward Benson Goodwin posted his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the host Eagles’ 30-26 victory over the Thunderbirds on Thursday night.
The Owls led by nine points in the first half, but were then outscored by the No. 20 Cougars 43-17 over the final 20 minutes of Thursday night’s 72-38 AMC setback.
Senior Nick Zink and junior Adam Smith finished in the top 10 in the 400 meters and weight throw, respectively, for the Owls at Friday’s season-opening Missouri Invitational.
Blue Jays freshman Logan Shoemaker took 10th place in the shot put with a toss of 43 feet, 5 inches on Friday at the season-opening Missouri Invitational.
Senior guard Brandon Hagedorn’s career-high 21 points helped trigger the No. 8 seed Thunderbirds’ 65-58 victory over the No. 4 Wildcats on Thursday night in the consolation semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team finally opened the home portion of its schedule with a pair of runaway dual victories. Fulton — ranked No. 1 in Class 2 by rankwrestlers.com — extended its perfect season record to 19-0 by manhandling Centralia 60-16 and Blair Oaks 68-10 on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
MOKANE — The No. 2 seed New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats advanced to the title game of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament by outscoring the No. 3 Hermann Lady Bearcats 36-26 in the second half of Wednesday night’s 58-50 semifinal win.
Westminster College Blue Jays junior outfielder-pitcher Deion Hughes has been selected to the 2015 D3baseball.com preseason All-America team, earning honorable-mention status as a utility player.
North Callaway wins fifth straight, will play for South Callaway title on Saturday night
MOKANE — The North Callaway Ladybirds’ surge now features a high-profile victim.
CALIFORNIA — Senior center Morgan Edwards’ game-high 26 points fueled the state-ranked, top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates’ 64-51 semifinal win over the No. 4 Fulton Lady Hornets on Wednesday night at the 21st-annual California Tournament.
CALIFORNIA — Junior guard Kalin Mitchell knocked down two free throws with 1.1 seconds to play as the No. 2 seed Fulton Hornets rallied past No. 7 seed Boonville in the final minute for a 76-73 win late Tuesday night in the first round of the 81st-annual California Tournament.
MOKANE — Junior guard Grant Nichols connected for a team-high 18 points as New Bloomfield triumphed over Montgomery County 63-59 in a clash between Wildcats in first-round play Tuesday night at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team, logging 30 points from five forfeit victories, remained undefeated by easing to a 59-15 NCMC win over the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday night.
The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs were outscored by the No. 3 Lady Bearcats 18-10 in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 44-40 first-round loss at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team prevailed in its closest call of the season. The Hornets held off the hosting Dragons 35-34 to clinch first place at the fourth-annual Ste. Genevieve Dual Tournament on Saturday.
Fulton forges big first-half lead, resists rival Mexico in 62-47 win
The Fulton Lady Hornets dazzled and frazzled, but still emerged with a double-digit victory over a conference rival.
HERMANN — Senior guard Terry Miles responded with a game-high 23 points to help carry the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs to a pivotal 65-51 road victory over the Hermann Bearcats on Friday night.
CENTRALIA — Junior guard Grant Nichols buried a 3-pointer as time expired, punctuating the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ comeback from a 22-point first-half deficit in Friday night’s dramatic 62-59 win over the Centralia Panthers.
MONTGOMERY CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds featured five players in double figures as they turned back the Montgomery County Wildcats 64-51 in an Eastern Missouri Conference matchup Friday night.
RUSSELLVILLE — Three players scored in double figures and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs moved their winning streak to five games with Thursday night’s 58-32 Show-Me Conference rout of the Russellville Lady Indians.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team was not slowed by an almost three-week holiday layoff. Fulton broke a 7-all tie by winning five straight weight classes — four by pin — and the Hornets stayed unbeaten with a 49-19 North Central Missouri Conference dual victory over the Hannibal Pirates on Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats stayed unbeaten in the Show-Me Conference and won their seventh straight with a dogged defensive presence in Thursday night’s 47-39 victory over the Lady Eagles.
The Ladybirds climbed back above the .500 mark with a 66-30 Eastern Missouri Conference romp over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.
MOKANE — After a narrow escape to keep their season record spotless, the South Callaway Bulldogs followed up with a demolition.
Junior guard Jarett Boss came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points and the William Woods University Owls stopped a five-game losing streak with Tuesday night’s 65-56 AMC triumph over the Harris-Stowe State University Hornets at Anderson Arena.
ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Blue Jays shot just 35 percent (22-of-63) as a team in stumbling to their fourth straight loss in Tuesday night’s 75-57 SLIAC setback to the Principia College Panthers.
ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays used a critical 10-2 run with under 10 minutes remaining to secure their third straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Tuesday night, 63-52 over Principia College.
The William Woods University Lady Owls shot a dreadful 25 percent in the first half and trailed by 13 points at halftime in suffering their fourth straight AMC loss, 69-62 to Harris-Stowe State University on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team went a perfect 8-for-8 at the Moberly Spartan Duals this past weekend at Moberly Area Community College.
Fulton controls third quarter in 78-67 victory at Kirksville
The Fulton Hornets had to change their defensive mindset to keep their perfect record intact. Fulton broke a 37-all halftime tie by outscoring Kirksville 20-8 in the third quarter, launching the undefeated Hornets to a 78-67 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Tigers on Friday night.
Senior guard Troy Hentges responded with a game-high 24 points to help keep South Callaway unbeaten in Thursday night’s 80-70 non-conference clash between Bulldogs.
The Lady Hornets steadied themselves after suffering their first loss of the season, fending off the Lady Tigers down the stretch in Friday night’s 59-55 NCMC victory.