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Kelley steers balanced approach, Lady Wildcats down Belle

New Bloomfield senior forward Ashley Kelley knocked down 25 points to power a balanced scoring attack as the Lady Wildcats toppled Belle in a 73-50 non-conference win Thursday night.

Allen, Eagles rally in fourth quarter to edge Malta Bend

MALTA BEND — Junior guard Joseph Allen connected for a game-high 12 points and the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter to slip past the Malta Bend Tigers 38-35 on Thursday night.

No. 10 Freed-Hardeman topples Owls

The William Woods University Owls shot a dismal 33 percent as a team and trailed by 19 points at halftime in falling to the 10th-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tennessee) University Lions in Tuesday night’s 74-53 AMC loss at Anderson Arena.

No. 1 Freed-Hardeman halts Lady Owls' win streak at seven

The William Woods University Lady Owls’ seven-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Tuesday night when they suffered their first AMC loss to the No. 1-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tennessee) University Lady Lions 91-58 at Anderson Arena.

Goodwin, Eagles hold off Wildcats' JV

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior forward Benson Goodwin registered a team-high 13 points and eight rebounds as the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles held on for Tuesday night’s 39-37 victory over the New Bloomfield Wildcats' junior varsity.

T-Birds drop EMO opener to Van-Far in 2OT

KINGDOM CITY — The Van-Far Indians spoiled the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ Eastern Missouri Conference opener by outscoring them 12-5 in the second overtime of Tuesday night's 81-74 loss.

Mann helps steer Lady Bulldogs to 45-40 win over Jamestown

MOKANE — South Callaway freshman point guard Adrian Mann produced a team-high 15 points to guide the Lady Bulldogs to a 45-40 non-conference win over Jamestown on Tuesday night.

Brinker, Ladybirds rally past Southern Boone to take third place at Centralia Tournament

Elaine Brinker fueled the North Callaway Ladybirds’ final push. North Callaway’s senior guard supplied nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Ladybirds rallied past No. 2 Southern Boone 42-38 to take third place at the Centralia Tournament on Friday night.

Hanger chosen coaches' best Class 2 offensive player

Bulldogs, Thunderbirds, Hornets pick up MFCA postseason recognition

South Callaway senior slot receiver Cory Hanger recently was named the Class 2 offensive player of the year on the 2014 Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams.

Ladybirds succumb to Boonville in Centralia semifinals

CENTRALIA — The fifth-seeded North Callaway Ladybirds’ offensive prospects were dimmed by 31 turnovers in Wednesday night’s 50-24 semifinal loss to the top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates at the Centralia Tournament.

Hentges, Bulldogs blister Montgomery County

MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges directed the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs with 21 points as they dismantled the Montgomery County Wildcats 89-57 in Tuesday night’s non-conference romp.

Eagles bow to Higbee 63-32 in home opener

The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles shot just 30 percent as a team and were burdened by 34 turnovers in dropping their home opener to the Higbee Tigers 63-32 on Tuesday night.

Westminster men fall at home to Central (Iowa) College

The Blue Jays slipped to 1-6 on the season and suffered their third straight loss after being overpowered by the visiting Dutch 91-68 in Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup.

Hornet wrestlers blast by Boonville 66-12 in NCMC opener

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team prevailed in 11 of 14 weight classes, five by pin and six by forfeit, to hammer Boonville 66-12 in its North Central Missouri Conference opener Tuesday night.

Ladybirds log first win of season at Centralia Tournament

CENTRALIA — The No. 5 seed North Callaway Ladybirds obtained their first win of the season late Monday night by downing No. 4 Centralia 55-42 in the first round of the Centralia Tournament.

Eagles fall at Community R-6 in season opener

LADDONIA — The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles shot a woeful 33 percent overall and committed 21 turnovers in dropping their season opener to the Community R-6 Trojans' junior varsity 58-26 on Monday night.

Salisbury blitzes T-Birds at Centralia Tournament

CENTRALIA — The No. 8 seed North Callaway Thunderbirds tumbled to 0-3 on the season after being pummeled by the top-seeded Salisbury Panthers 73-35 in the first round of the Centralia Tournament late Tuesday afternoon.

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Emmons inducted into MFCA Hall of Fame

Mike Emmons — who spent his entire 24-year career as a head coach at North Callaway — was honored with his induction into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday night at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Bulldogs roll to victory in SMC opener

Senior guard Dax Helsel tallied a game-high 15 points Friday night and the South Callaway Bulldogs opened Show-Me Conference play by easily throttling Tuscumbia 68-37.

New Bloomfield tumbles to Tipton in OT

The No. 4 seed Wildcats were outscored by the top-seeded Cardinals 14-6 in overtime of a 57-49 loss Thursday night in the semifinals of the 76th-annual Tipton Tournament.

Brandt’s buzzer-beater sends Lady Hornets to title game

Fulton to play Hermann tonight for championship at Montgomery County

When the Fulton Lady Hornets received a do-over, junior forward NaShayla Brandt delivered in dramatic style.

South Callaway puts 10 players on media all-district team

Five Fulton players, three from North Callaway also recognized

Fresh off their runner-up finish in the Class 2 state football championship, the South Callaway Bulldogs are picking up additional postseason acclaim.

Hornets wrestling team coasts to pair of convincing wins at Boonville Quad

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team launched the 2014-15 season with a pair of decisive victories.

Bulldogs overpower Van-Far in opener

MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges connected for a game-high 16 points to spur four players in double figures as the South Callaway Bulldogs roughed up the Van-Far Indians 73-44 in Tuesday night’s season opener.

Tamed!

Bulldogs’ perfect season falls short as Tigers collect fourth straight title

Now that the South Callaway Bulldogs have had the experience, head coach Tim Rulo wants it to become a familiar sight. South Callaway’s first-ever appearance in a state football championship didn’t bring about the end result it desired, as the Bulldogs fell to Lamar 30-15 in the Class 2 title game late Saturday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome. The loss was South Callaway’s only one of the season, ending a remarkable ride as the Bulldogs finished at 14-1.

'That's what you want'

Perfect South Callaway, three-time champion Lamar to collide for Class 2 title

MOKANE — This one shouldn’t need any over-the-top promotion.

Bulldogs' defense looks to bring down 'wall' on Tigers

MOKANE — The clash between the South Callaway Bulldogs’ unyielding run defense and the Lamar Tigers’ unique offensive attack will be a prominent story line in Saturday’s Class 2 state title game.

Bulldogs' defense making life on run miserable

South Callaway limits Palmyra to 63 yards on ground in Class 2 semifinal victory

The South Callaway Bulldogs’ disruptive defense doesn’t need any fancy schemes when it comes to disabling an opponent’s running game.

No. 3 Bulldogs' success byproduct of their history

First-ever trip to state title game on the line Saturday in Class 2 semifinal at Palmyra

MOKANE — As the South Callaway Bulldogs ponder the potential and proximity of the opportunity, head coach Tim Rulo thinks back to predecessors and their groundwork.

Owls ride remarkable shooting effort to win at Missouri Valley

Bitner, Hill spark William Woods with 25 points each

MARSHALL — The William Woods University Owls redeemed themselves behind a sizzling shooting performance.

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No. 3 South Callaway overpowers East Buchanan

Will play at Palmyra in Class 2 semifinals next Friday night

First a blackout, then the knockout as the undefeated South Callaway Bulldogs cast out another high-profile opponent. After waiting out a power outage that delayed the start by almost an hour, third-ranked South Callaway ensured that its unprecedented playoff run would continue by suppressing fourth-ranked East Buchanan 21-8 in a Class 2 quarterfinal showdown between Bulldogs on Friday night.

No. 3 South Callaway, No. 4 East Buchanan set to clash in Class 2 quarterfinals

When East Buchanan’s offense is operating at hyper-speed, it is guaranteed that time — and the football — will be flying. South Callaway’s defense has been a menacing maelstrom for opponents all season, and now its sights will be on slowing East Buchanan’s offensive blur when this battle between state-ranked, undefeated Bulldogs plays out tonight in the Class 2 quarterfinals. Kickoff is at 7 in Gower, located southeast of St. Joseph.

William Woods baseball team ranked in preseason NAIA poll

The William Woods University Owls baseball team, coming off its trip to the NAIA national tournament last year, was ranked No. 25 in the preseason NAIA Top 25 coaches’ poll released Tuesday.

Lady Owls volleyball team advances to semis of AMC postseason tourney

Plays at No. 2-ranked, No. 1 seed Park tonight

The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team will get the opportunity to take down the top target.

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No. 3 Bulldogs charge into Class 2 quarterfinals

South Callaway manhandles No. 7 Huskers

The South Callaway Bulldogs were equal to the moment and excelled in it, staking another memorable marker for their football program.

No. 3 Bulldogs seeking to 'get to that 13th game'

South Callaway, Lafayette County put unbeaten marks on the line for District 7 title

The South Callaway Bulldogs keep bumping into a barrier when it gets to this stage in the postseason. Cory Hanger is eager to bash through it.

Lady Owls basketball team triumphs in opener

Four players reached double figures Tuesday night, helping the William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team launch its season with an 81-69 victory over Missouri Valley College at Anderson Arena.

Principia topples Lady Blue Jays volleyball team

ELSAH, Ill. — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team stumbled in its regular-season finale Tuesday night and was swept by Principia College 25-19, 25-23 and 25-21 in SLIAC play.

Lady Owls volleyball team upends Hannibal-LaGrange

HANNIBAL — Junior outside hitter Emily Becker logged a match-high 10 kills in the William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team's 25-18, 25-13 and 25-16 AMC win over Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday night.

Lady Blue Jays soccer team falls to Webster in SLIAC semifinals

FENTON — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team proved to be a bit of a handful for Webster University.

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Hanger's six-TD performance sparks No. 3 Bulldogs

South Callaway will host Lafayette County in unbeaten, ranked clash for District 7 title

Cory Hanger casually walked toward the South Callaway sideline, ignoring the punt he didn’t need to pick up.

Panthers put mute on Thunderbirds' offense

Nothing seemed to work for the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offense. North Callaway managed just 210 net yards and committed four turnovers Friday night as the No. 2 seed Thunderbirds were shut out by No. 3 Palmyra 36-0 in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals.

T-Birds look for run game to re-emerge

The North Callaway Thunderbirds will need their running game to resurface. Limited to a season-low 39 yards rushing in last week’s 48-24 quarterfinal victory over Montgomery County, No. 2 seed North Callaway will try to get going on the ground again Friday night when the Thunderbirds (6-4) host No. 3 Palmyra (6-4) in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals. Kickoff is at 7.

No. 3 Bulldogs’ defense digs in for heavy dose of Indians’ Creed

The South Callaway defense expects to see plenty of Hallsville senior running back Skyler Creed. The Bulldogs are just not sure to what extent. Top-seeded South Callaway — undefeated at 10-0 and ranked third in the state — hosts Creed and the No. 4 seed Indians (8-2) tonight in a Class 2, District 7 semifinal. Kickoff is at 7. In tonight’s other District 7 semifinal, No. 2 seed Lafayette County (10-0) — ranked seventh — will be at home against No. 6 seed Cole Camp (9-1).

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team swept by SLIAC foe Webster

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team was taken down by the Webster University Lady Gorloks in Tuesday night’s 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home loss.

Lady Blue Jays soccer team plays to SLIAC tie with Fontbonne

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team battled to a 1-1 standoff with the Fontbonne University Lady Griffins in Tuesday night’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home match.

Seibolt, Blue Jays soccer team down Fontbonne 2-0

Freshman midfielder Dustin Seibolt tallied both goals Tuesday night as the host Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team blanked Fontbonne University 2-0 in a pivotal SLIAC match.

No. 3 Bulldogs shed slow start, still roll

Prepare to host Hallsville in District 7 semifinal showdown

The South Callaway Bulldogs’ normally fast-starting offense wasn’t acting like itself and needed a little time to get going.

Thunderbirds throw down on Wildcats

Will stay home vs. Palmyra in District 6 semifinal game

Montgomery County devoted its defensive resources to diminishing North Callaway’s run game.

North Callaway gets rematch in district football opener

Against Montgomery County

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds will likely have some surprises in store to spice up the second time around.

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