Houlding makes amazing climb, lands in fifth place
The William Woods University Owls golf team stayed stationary but still lost some ground to the leader, while trying to hold off a tight pack.
Postponed championship to be played tonight at South Callaway
NEW BLOOMFIELD — New Bloomfield set the stage for an all-Show-Me Conference showdown between Wildcats for the Class 2, District 8 title.
North Callaway senior Steven Coleman cruised on to sectional competition by winning the boys’ 100 and 200 meters, and 110 and 300 hurdles in Saturday’s Class 3, District 4 championships at Centralia High School.
Junior Madi Tobias was Fulton’s lone sectional qualifier after taking second place in the girls’ high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, in Saturday’s Class 4, District 4 championships at Parkway Central High School.
The William Woods Lady Owls golf team’s scramble on the last day was well worth it.
The Hornets and Wildcats, respectively, will have to wait a couple of days after their district openers were rained out Saturday.
Centralia eliminates Thunderbirds behind late home run
The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t allow themselves to be distracted while easily reaching their next destination.
The Hornets spotted the state-ranked Comets a 7-0 advantage in falling 10-5 in the rescheduled third-place game of the 21st-annual Fulton Tournament on Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.
POOLER, Ga. — At the midway point of the NAIA national women’s golf championships, the fifth-ranked William Woods University Lady Owls are part of the talk when it comes to a title.
BELLEVUE, Neb. — A fast start by Mayville State (North Dakota) University was too much for 24th-ranked William Woods University to overcome, signalling the end of the Owls’ season.
Senior Steven Coleman was selected the conference’s male hurdler and sprinter of the year in directing the Thunderbirds to a fourth-place finish tie at the Eastern Missouri Conference championships Tuesday night.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The surging New Bloomfield Wildcats rallied behind back-to-back big innings to keep their winning streak intact.
VIBURNUM — Sophomore Bennett Hager logged the South Callaway Bulldogs’ only victory in the pole vault to pace them to a third-place finish at the Viburnum Mac Attack Invitational on Tuesday.
The state-ranked Bulldogs preyed on four errors by the Thunderbirds to pile on nine runs in the bottom of the third inning in Tuesday night’s 12-2, consolation-bracket game in the 21st-annual Fulton Tournament.
The third-ranked William Woods University Owls, directed by individual champion Billy McKenzie, easily wrapped up the American Midwest Conference men’s golf title by 25 strokes at the Dalhousie Course on Tuesday.
Lady Hornets post third-place finish
Fulton senior Sam Christensen triumphed in the 110-meter hurdles and high jump, and the Hornets won five events overall in taking second place in their annual Don Dobson Invitational on Friday.
The Hornets improved their season record to 5-11 after Thursday night’s 8-1 non-conference triumph over the Spartans.
The Thunderbirds could only squeeze a single run out of their seven hits in Friday night’s 6-1 non-conference loss to the state-ranked Bulldogs.
The suddenly scuffling Bulldogs produced only one hit and committed five errors in Saturday’s 4-0 non-conference loss to the Falcons.
Junior pitcher Grant Nichols struck out 10 in making his first varsity start of the season as the Wildcats outlasted the Colonels 8-6 in Thursday night’s non-conference victory.
Senior Steven Coleman was victorious in three events and added a second-place finish to spur the North Callaway boys at the California Invitational on Tuesday.
The Thunderbirds were jolted by the Owls’ five-run outbursts in the fourth and fifth innings of Thursday night’s 17-6 Eastern Missouri Conference loss.
Cecil Brandt was a Fulton football standout in the early 1970s, while Tim Echelmeier excelled for the Hornets in both wrestling and baseball in the mid-1980s.
Wildcats follow in third place
EUGENE — The South Callaway Bulldogs golf team came in second and the New Bloomfield Wildcats were a close third at the Show-Me Conference championships Wednesday at Redfield Golf Course.
COLUMBIA — The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team owned the edge in hits, but that did not translate to the ultimate advantage on the scoreboard.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Wildcats tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which proved to be the difference in Tuesday night’s 7-3 non-conference triumph over the Harrisburg Bulldogs.
KIRKSVILLE — The Fulton Hornets golf team accumulated a 373 team total in taking sixth place at the North Central Missouri Conference championships Wednesday at Kirksville Country Club.
ELSAH, Ill. — Junior third baseman Tyler Branneky set a single-season school record with his three runs batted in during the Westminster College Blue Jays’ 8-1 victory over Principia College in the first game of Tuesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.
Second baseman Logan Vogel broke a 1-all tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, sending state-ranked Fatima to a 3-1 SMC win over the South Callaway Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
The Thunderbirds were limited to five hits and the Trojans established control behind a five-run outburst in the bottom of the third inning of Tuesday night’s 7-2 EMO matchup.
Freshman Celia Mansour locked up the individual title in directing the fifth-ranked William Woods University women to their 12th consecutive American Midwest Conference championship Tuesday at Redfield Golf Course.
The No. 1 doubles pairing of freshman Haydon Windsor and sophomore Grant Hendricks supplied the host Hornets with their lone victory in Tuesday night’s 11-1 NCMC loss to the rival Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs broke out for seven runs in the top of the first inning and capitalized on the Eagles’ nine total errors in breezing to the 10-0, five-inning romp Friday night.
The state-ranked Bulldogs went in front to stay behind a six-run outburst in the top of the fourth inning to stop the Thunderbirds’ three-game winning streak 13-2 Friday night.
The Bulldogs created little offense with their six hits and committed four errors in falling to the Trailblazers 7-1 on Thursday night.
Junior shortstop Grant Nichols had three extra-base hits and knocked in six runs to fuel a 15-hit attack as the Wildcats chalked up their first SMC victory 12-0 Thursday night.
Paced by a pair of 45s from seniors Matt Henry and Austin Wilson, Fulton finished third in a triangular with Mexico and Fatima at Tanglewood Golf Course on Thursday.
Sophomore starter Alyson Hahn’s RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the host Lady Blue Jays over the Lady Panthers 6-5 in the opener of Wednesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.
North Callaway senior guard Elaine Brinker will cap off her high school career when she takes part this weekend in the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Missouri Challenge.
The Hornets dipped to 4-9 on the season after Thursday night’s 6-3 loss to the Trailblazers.
WELLSVILLE — The North Callaway Thunderbirds rapped out a season-high 22 hits in Wednesday night’s 25-2 Eastern Missouri Conference dismantling of Wellsville in five innings.
The No. 25 William Woods University Owls relied on a rousing rally to preserve their winning streak with Tuesday’s 8-7 non-conference victory over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kansas) University at Backer Sports Complex.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Wildcats watched their four-game winning streak snapped after the Eugene Eagles rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 7-6 win in Tuesday night’s SMC clash.
ST. LOUIS — The William Woods Univrsity Lady Owls needed a dramatic five-run comeback in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over Missouri Baptist University in the opener of Tuesday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader.
MACOMB, Ill. — With sophomores David Houlding and Matt Wells splitting the individual championship, the third-ranked William Woods University men's golf team came away with the team title at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational on Tuesday.
PALMYRA — The South Callaway Bulldogs golf team manufactured a 365 score to finish fourth out of eight teams in the Palmyra Tournament at Jackson Park Golf Course on Wednesday.
Sophomore starter Graysan Peneston threw a three-hitter and was one of three South Callaway players to drive in two runs as the Bulldogs throttled Hermann 11-1 in five innings Tuesday night.
Senior Steven Coleman locked up victories in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the 110 and 300 hurdles to pace the North Callaway boys to a sixth-place finish at the Montgomery County Invitational on Monday.
Junior Logan Taylor tallied a 79 to post a second-place individual finish as South Callaway came in fifth out of 11 teams at the Centralia Invitational on Monday.
The Hornets slipped to 4-8 on the season and 0-4 in the North Central Missouri Conference after Tuesday night’s 10-2 loss to the Owls at the high school athletic complex.