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Wildcats rally to record sixth straight victory

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The surging New Bloomfield Wildcats rallied behind back-to-back big innings to keep their winning streak intact.

No. 3 William Woods men surge to AMC golf title

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.

North Callaway bows to Mexico in six innings

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.

North Callaway at to state-ranked Sturgeon

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.

Fulton picks up non-conference win at Battle

The Hornets improved their season record to 5-11 after Thursday night’s 8-1 non-conference triumph over the Spartans.

South Callaway bats silent in loss to Blair Oaks

The suddenly scuffling Bulldogs produced only one hit and committed five errors in Saturday’s 4-0 non-conference loss to the Falcons.

Hornets come in second in own Don Dobson Invite

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.

Coleman directs T-Birds at California Invitational

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.

Brandt, Echelmeier to enter Fulton Wall of Fame tonight

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.

Nichols fans 10 as New Bloomfield tops MMA

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.

North Callaway stumbles to Silex in EMO play

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.

Fulton finishes sixth at NCMC golf championships

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.

Bulldogs take second at SMC golf championships

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.

Wildcats stay on surge, down Harrisburg

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.

Branneky sets RBI mark in Westminster split

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.

Lady Owls look to stave off AMC exit

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.

No. 5 Lady Owls march to 12th straight AMC title

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.

Fulton flattened by rival Mexico

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.

North Callaway can't get past EMO foe Community R-6

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.

Vogel's home run fuels No. 2 Fatima to 3-1 SMC triumph over Bulldogs

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.

North Callaway bows to state-ranked Mexico

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.

South Callaway stuffs Southern Boone in five-inning win

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.

South Callaway offense silent in loss to Tolton

The Bulldogs created little offense with their six hits and committed four errors in falling to the Trailblazers 7-1 on Thursday night.

Westminster splits with Greenville

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.

Fulton tumbles to Tolton in non-conference play

The Hornets dipped to 4-9 on the season after Thursday night’s 6-3 loss to the Trailblazers.

Ladybirds’ Brinker to play in MBCA Missouri Challenge

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.

Hornets come in third in home triangular meet

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.

New Bloomfield thumps Tuscumbia in SMC play

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.

Bulldogs golf team takes fourth at Palmyra Tournament

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.

Lady Owls pull off AMC sweep of Missouri Baptist

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.

Owls’ Houlding, Wells share individual title at Illinois tourney

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.

T-Birds wallop Wellsville in 25-2 EMO runaway win

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.

Eugene's comeback stifles Wildcats' win streak

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.

No. 25 Owls' rally stretches win streak to eight

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.

T-Birds, Ladybirds both place sixth at Montgomery County

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.

Bulldogs ride Peneston three-hitter, 12-hit outburst in rout of Hermann

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.

Fulton tumbles to Marshall 10-2 in NCMC clash

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.

Bulldogs’ Taylor finishes as runner-up at Centralia

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.

Harrison sparks MSD girls to third-place finish at Belle

Sophomore Elizabeth Harrison racked up wins in four events to power the Missouri School for the Deaf girls as they came in third overall at the Belle Invitational on Thursday.

Helsel, Peneston HRs ignite Bulldogs' romp

Senior shortstop Dax Helsel and sophomore first baseman Graysan Peneston both hit two-run home runs as the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs roughed up Russellville in an 11-0 SMC victory Thursday night.

Oestreich paces Hornets to win in home triangular

Junior Gage Oestreich posted a 43 to steer Fulton to a triangular victory over Eugene and Russellville on Friday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Hornets finish third at Marshall Invitational

Fulton split its four dual matches in taking third place at the Marshall Invitational on Friday.

Fulton shuts out Liberty for first win of the season

The Hornets broke into the win column behind their convincing 9-0 shutout of the Eagles on Tuesday.

Errors thwart North Callaway in EMO loss to Clopton

The Thunderbirds were plagued by six errors in Tuesday night’s 4-2 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the unbeaten Hawks.

Hornets stay hot, sink state-ranked Boonville

Fulton has won three in a row, six of its last eight

Fulton head coach Darren Masek and his Hornets baseball team have every reason to be pleased with their present position.

Hornets come in second at Blair Oaks Invitational

Senior Sam Christensen won two events and senior Noah Given and sophomore Jared Eliuk supplied victories Saturday to direct the Fulton boys to a second-place team finish at the Blair Oaks Invitational.

Lady Bulldogs' Oberdiek, Jennings capture victories in field events

South Callaway seniors Hannah Oberdiek and Sarah Jennings triumphed in the girls’ long jump and javelin throw, respectively, at the Northwest Invitational on Saturday.

Lady Owls halt slide in AMC split with Williams Baptist

The William Woods University Lady Owls stopped their four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion.

Coleman’s four wins help T-Birds share MSD title

Senior Steven Coleman collected victories in four events Thursday in powering the North Callaway track and field team to a share of the boys’ team championship at the 28th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational in Fulton.

Defensive breakdown costs T-Birds in loss to Bulldogs

MOKANE — In what proved to be a sharp pitching duel, the South Callaway Bulldogs benefitted from the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defensive hiccup.