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Battle boots Lady Hornets from California tourney

CALIFORNIA — The Battle Lady Spartans feasted on Fulton’s mistakes, forcing the Lady Hornets’ premature exit from the 22nd-annual California Tournament.

Bulldogs upend New Haven in first round at South Callaway

MOKANE — The No. 4 seed South Callaway Bulldogs outscored the No. 5 New Haven Shamrocks by a combined 29-5 in the first and fourth quarters Tuesday night in their 69-42 first-round victory at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

Top-seeded Wildcats pound MMA in first-round victory

MOKANE — The top-seeded New Bloomfield Wildcats weathered lackluster play to take control in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's 77-49 first-round victory over the No. 8 Missouri Military Academy Colonels at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

Lady Eagles drop 42-30 loss to Illinois School for Deaf

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Junior center Avalon Saxton produced 19 points, five rebounds and blocked a shot as the Missouri School for the Deaf Lady Eagles bowed to the Illinois School for the Deaf Lady Tigers 42-30 on Tuesday night.

Hornet wrestlers roll past Kirksville

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team raised its season record to 17-1 and remained undefeated in the North Central Missouri Conference at 3-0 with Tuesday night’s 53-21 dual win over the Kirksville Tigers at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Eagles slip up in loss to Illinois School for the Deaf

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles slipped to 0-2 on the season after Tuesday night’s 54-34 loss to the Illinois School for the Deaf Tigers.

Montgomery County races past T-Birds again

MOKANE — The No. 7 seed North Callaway Thunderbirds were manhandled by the No. 2 Montgomery County Wildcats for the second time in four nights in a 76-47 first-round loss Tuesday night at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

Southern Boone trips Hornets in first round at California

CALIFORNIA — The Fulton Hornets were outscored by the Class 3-ranked Southern Boone Eagles 21-16 in the fourth quarter of their 79-71 first-round loss at the 82nd-annual California Tournament late Monday night.

Lady Bulldogs hold off New Haven

MOKANE — The No. 4 seed South Callaway Lady Bulldogs were able to advance by outlasting the No. 5 New Haven Lady Shamrocks 43-41 in the first round of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament on Monday night.

Hornet wrestlers make perfect push to Ste. Genevieve title

STE. GENEVIEVE — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team was a flawless 4-0 to secure the championship of the Ste. Genevieve Duals on Saturday.

Montgomery County thrashes Thunderbirds

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds tumbled to 1-9 on the season and 1-3 in the Eastern Missouri Conference after being overpowered by the Montgomery County Wildcats 80-50 on Friday night.

Arrowood, Lady Bulldogs race past Russellville

MOKANE — Junior center Konnor Arrowood responded with a game-high 24 points as the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs roughed up the Russellville Lady Indians 71-36 in Show-Me Conference play Thursday night.

Gruber, Lady Blue Jays bury Blackburn in SLIAC blitz

Junior guard Payton Gruber came off the bench to tally a game-high 19 points as the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays trampled the Blackburn (Ill.) College Lady Beavers in Saturday’s 88-45 SLIAC home romp.

Fourth-quarter letdown helps wreck Lady Owls' win streak

William Woods falls to No. 13 Freed-Hardeman in 60-45 AMC loss

A crippling fourth quarter played a pivotal part in costing the William Woods University Lady Owls their winning streak.

Pettigrew helps Owls halt two-game skid

Junior guard Deon Pettigrew scored the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds to play as the William Woods University Owls stopped a two-game losing streak with Thursday night’s 71-67 AMC win over Williams Baptist (Ark.) College at Anderson Arena.

Hornet wrestlers hammer Hannibal in NCMC blitz

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team stayed perfect in the North Central Missouri Conference behind plenty of pins.

Lady Wildcats prevail over Eugene, remain perfect in SMC

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats established command by outscoring the Eugene Lady Eagles 35-27 in the second half to stay undefeated in the Show-Me Conference with Thursday night’s 62-51 triumph.

Lady Blue Jays put squeeze on Eureka in SLIAC victory

EUREKA, Ill. — Westminster College limited the Eureka College Lady Red Devils to a meager 28-percent shooting effort as the Lady Blue Jays got back on track in SLIAC play with a 57-42 victory Wednesday night.

Owls suffer second straight AMC loss

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The University of Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx rallied behind a 17-6 run midway through the second half to hand the William Woods University Owls their second straight American Midwest Conference loss 96-91 on Tuesday night.

Hornets bow to Boonville in NCMC home loss

The Fulton Hornets were unable to complete a season sweep of the Boonville Pirates in Tuesday night’s 63-59 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Wildcats overpower New Haven in 65-32 blitz

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Five players finished in double figures as the New Bloomfield Wildcats smashed the New Haven Shamrocks 65-32 in non-conference play Tuesday night.

Lady Eagles tumble at Higbee

HIGBEE — Junior center Avalon Saxton produced a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Missouri School for the Deaf Lady Eagles’ 64-26 loss to the Higbee Lady Tigers’ junior varsity Tuesday night.

Totta becomes Lady Hornets' scoring leader

Senior guard rallies Fulton past Boonville in OT

Sloane Totta had a surplus of memorable moments.

Mann, Lady Bulldogs clip Chamois

CHAMOIS — Sophomore forward Adrian Mann connected for a game-high 15 points and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs relied on strong defense to down the Chamois Lady Pirates in Tuesday night’s 41-36 Show-Me Conference triumph.

Callaway players pick up all-state football accolades

Seven Callaway County football players were recently named to 2015 all-state teams selected by the media and high school coaches.

Wildcats turn back Belle in 76-72 win

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior guard Grant Nichols powered a balanced attack with 15 points Tuesday night as the New Bloomfield Wildcats fended off the Belle Tigers in a 76-72 non-conference victory.

Foul problems plague Lady Hornets in first loss

The Fulton Lady Hornets couldn’t keep their hands to themselves, which ended up costing them their unbeaten status.

Ladybirds record second straight EMO road victory

LADDONIA — The North Callaway Ladybirds logged their second straight Eastern Missouri Conference road victory of the week by outscoring the Community R-6 Lady Trojans 14-9 in the fourth quarter of Friday night's 55-50 win.

Lady Bulldogs edge Eugene to earn first SMC victory

EUGENE — Four players reached double figures as the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs notched their first Show-Me Conference win by outlasting the Eugene Lady Eagles 63-60 last Thursday night.

T-Birds rally past Community R-6 for first win

LADDONIA — Senior forward Quintin Nichols’ go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left helped send the North Callaway Thunderbirds to their first victory of the season with Friday night’s 37-34 EMO triumph over the Community R-6 Trojans.

Hornets use strong second half to upend Boonville

BOONVILLE — Senior guard Deareyon Estes sparked four players in double figures with 14 points as the Fulton Hornets stayed unbeaten in NCMC play with Wednesday night’s convincing 60-47 win over the Boonville Pirates.

Van-Far wrecks Thunderbirds' EMO opener

VANDALIA — The North Callaway Thunderbirds tumbled to 0-6 on the season after being manhandled by the Van-Far Indians 67-31 in Tuesday night’s Eastern Missouri Conference opener.

Lady Bulldogs pull away in second half, topple Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs broke a 29-all tie at the break by outscoring the Jamestown Lady Eagles 42-29 in the second half of Tuesday night’s 71-58 non-conference victory.

Hornets bump off Boonville behind third-quarter outburst

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Hornets stayed undefeated in North Central Missouri Conference play by outscoring the Boonville Pirates 19-10 in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 60-47 win.

Lady Hornets remain perfect with NCMC win at Boonville

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets were able to gain some long overdue redemption against the Boonville Lady Pirates.

Fulton wrestlers down Smith-Cotton, Rock Bridge in dual sweep

COLUMBIA — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team stayed unbeaten by outlasting the Smith-Cotton Tigers 43-33 and then overwhelming the host Rock Bridge Bruins 62-12 in Tuesday night’s triangular.

Percy, Eagles fall in opener to Wildcats' JV

Junior forward Scotty Percy tallied 16 points to guide the host Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles in Tuesday night’s 49-35 season-opening setback to the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ junior varsity.

Lady Eagles drop opener to Lady Wildcats' JV

Freshman guard Delanzia Hayes finished with a team-high seven points as the host Missouri School for the Deaf Lady Eagles opened their season with a 47-19 loss to the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats’ junior varsity Tuesday night.

Wildcats trip Bulldogs in 67-55 SMC victory

MOKANE — New Bloomfield senior guard Grant Nichols and sophomore forward Jak Kitchens tallied 18 points apiece as the Wildcats fended off the South Callaway Bulldogs 67-55 in Show-Me Conference play Friday night.

Lady Hornets stay unbeaten with NCMC win at Marshall

MARSHALL — Protecting a two-point lead, the Fulton Lady Hornets preserved their perfect record by outscoring the Marshall Lady Owls 11-6 in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 50-43 NCMC triumph.

Lady Hornets clamp down on Blair Oaks

Brandt reaches 1,000-point milestone

WARDSVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets stayed undefeated by breaking an 18-all halftime tie and outscoring Blair Oaks 31-15 in the second half to pull away for Tuesday night’s 49-33 triumph.

Ladybirds exit Centralia Tournament after consolation semifinal loss

CENTRALIA — The No. 4 seed North Callaway Ladybirds remained winless after shooting a dreadful 26 percent in Wednesday night’s 39-28 loss to the No. 8 Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs in the consolation semifinals of the 60th-annual Centralia Invitational Tournament.

Unbeaten Wildcats trip Fatima in SMC opener

WESTPHALIA — The unbeaten New Bloomfield Wildcats established control by outscoring the Fatima Comets 16-4 in the first quarter of their 73-68 win in Monday night's Show-Me Conference opener.

Lady Blue Jays' win streak ends in Missouri S&T loss

ROLLA — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays shot just 36 percent as their four-game winning streak ended in Tuesday night’s 76-57 non-conference loss to the NCAA Division II Missouri S&T Lady Miners.

Hornet wrestlers blow past Boonville in NCMC opener

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team won four matches by pin and four by forfeit in blistering Boonville 56-9 in its North Central Missouri Conference opener Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Lady Bulldogs pick apart Montgomery County in home opener

MOKANE — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs bolted to a 20-2 advantage after one quarter in dismantling the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats 63-37 in Monday night’s home opener.

Wildcats easily advance to Tipton championship

TIPTON — New Bloomfield senior guard Grant Nichols and sophomore forward Jak Kitchens responded with 22 points apiece to steer the top-seeded Wildcats to a 74-50 semifinal win over the No. 4 Jamestown Eagles on Thursday night at the 77th-annual Tipton Tournament.

Lady Hornets get chance at championship repeat

Throttle New Haven 45-25 in semifinals, will play in Montgomery County title game

MONTGOMERY CITY — The Fulton Lady Hornets will get the opportunity to duplicate their title feat.

Owls set 3-point mark in manhandling Haskell

The surging William Woods University Owls knocked down a school-record 16 3-pointers in picking up their fourth straight victory with Tuesday night’s 91-75 win over the Haskell Indian Nations (Kan.) University Indians at Anderson Arena.

Ladybirds falter in fourth quarter of Centralia loss

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds were outscored by the Centralia Lady Panthers 13-4 over the final 5 minutes, 31 seconds in Tuesday night’s 47-38 non-conference loss.