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T-Birds use balance to take down Tigers

On his scale of satisfaction, this one rated an 11 for North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal.

South Callaway sorting through its options

Heading into game against Wright City

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs’ defensive unit has been doling out harsh lessons for overwhelmed opponents so far, but it has been putting in some extra study time of its own.

North Callaway strives for stability against Mark Twain

In game tonight

North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal wants to see his Thunderbirds exclude the ebbs and fixate on finding more of a smooth, stable flow.

New Bloomfield’s Brooke Kelley shares medalist honors in dual

Senior Brooke Kelley carded a 38 over nine holes to split medalist honors in guiding the Lady Hornets in Wednesday’s dual with Russellville at Redfield Golf Course.

MSD bows to Chamois in three sets

The host Lady Eagles slipped to 0-4 on the season after Thursday night’s 25-9, 25-14 and 25-8 loss to the Lady Pirates.

North Callaway goes down to Centralia in straight sets

The Ladybirds tumbled to 2-5 overall after bowing to the Lady Panthers 25-6 and 25-10 on Thursday night.

Cassidy, North Callaway down Montgomery County

Senior starter Danielle Cassidy threw a two-hitter and set a school record with 19 strikeouts in the Ladybirds’ 6-1 EMO victory over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.

Lady Hornets erupt at plate, end skid with Marshall win

The Fulton Lady Hornets softball team broke out at the plate in bringing a halt to its skid. Freshman pinch-hitter Kendalyn Roesner was 4-for-4 with a triple, four runs batted in and scored once Thursday night, triggering a 13-hit rampage as Fulton stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 15-5 North Central Missouri Conference romp over Marshall.

William Woods women's, men's golf teams sweep CMU Eagle Invitational

BOONVILLE — The William Woods University women's and men's golf teams both set school records for 36 holes in claiming the titles as the Central Methodist University Eagle Invitational concluded Tuesday at Hail Ridge Golf Course.

Arrowood throws perfect game in Lady Bulldogs' romp

FAYETTE — Sophomore starter Konnor Arrowood tossed a perfect game as the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs softball team manhandled Fayette 11-0 in five innings Tuesday night.

Lady Wildcats' winning streak ends at seven

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats softball team watched its seven-game winning streak halted in a 6-1 Show-Me Conference loss to the Fatima Lady Comets on Tuesday night.

North Callaway takes pair of football games from Bowling Green

The Thunderbirds’ seventh- and eighth-grade squads both improved to 2-0 on the season with respective 42-0 and 26-6 wins over the Bobcats on Tuesday night.

New Bloomfield stymies St. Elizabeth

Junior third baseman Tyler Fennewald had four hits and drove in three runs Tuesday night as the Wildcats easily handled the Hornets 12-1 in six innings.

Lady Hornets top off Lee's birthday, clip Bowling Green

Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball coach Coleman Lee received his birthday wish. Junior right-side hitter Maddie Tobias logged five kills and five service aces Tuesday night, helping Fulton mark Lee’s birthday with a 25-20, 25-19 win over Bowling Green at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

T-Birds rally to pick up first EMO victory

The North Callaway Thunderbirds made the second half all about themselves.

No. 4 Bulldogs bury Indians in scoring barrage

When state-ranked South Callaway showered 20 points on Van-Far before the Bulldogs’ offense even took a snap, it was a crazy sampling of what was in store.

South Callaway works on staying challenged

Unbeaten start features runaway wins for Bulldogs

MOKANE — For a South Callaway squad that has wrecked the early portion of its schedule, head coach Tim Rulo’s toughest task right now might be in keeping his state-ranked Bulldogs engaged.

North Callaway battling to clean up its execution

Thunderbirds to face Bowling Green

KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal understands how a handful of plays can weigh on the end result. O’Neal is trying to convey that message to his Thunderbirds’ offense.

South Callaway takes third at Vienna Invitational

Fueled by medal finishes from sophomores Caitlyn Chapman and Kallie Guthrie, the Lady Bulldogs came in third overall at the Vienna Invitational on Wednesday.

Lady Owls volleyball team's win streak ends at four

The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team watched its four-match winning streak come to an end as MidAmerican Nazarene (Kansas) University rallied for a 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 25-14 and 15-12 victory Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team rolls in sweep

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team raised its season record to 2-6 with a 25-21, 25-9 and 25-13 triumph over Robert Morris-Springfield in Tuesday night’s home opener.

Central Methodist shuts out Lady Owls soccer team

Fernanda Ramirez and Kelsey Vanzant both had late goals Tuesday night as Central Methodist University blanked the William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team 2-0 at Firley Field.

Blue Jays soccer team tumbles to Columbia College

COLUMBIA — Sophomore forward Drew Cook was responsible for the Blue Jays’ lone goal, off an assist from sophomore midfielder Tripp Sheehan, in the 54th minute of Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to Columbia College.

Owls' Cable earns NAIA soccer honors

William Woods University freshman goalkeeper Conor Cable was named the NAIA national men’s soccer defensive player of the week Tuesday.

Eagles' Scott comes in fourth at Vienna Invite

VIENNA — Missouri School for the Deaf sophomore Chris Scott finished fourth with a time of 23 minutes, 12 seconds in the boys’ junior varsity race at the Vienna Invitational on Wednesday.

Lady Hornets softball team bows to Moberly

MOBERLY — After two lightning delays, extra innings and 3 1/2 hours, the Fulton Lady Hornets softball team came up just short in Tuesday night’s 6-5 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Lady Spartans.

Lady Hornets volleyball team posts first NCMC win

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team evened its North Central Missouri Conference mark at 1-1 with Tuesday night’s 22-25, 25-15 and 25-14 victory over Kirksville at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Helias trips Hornets soccer team in 2OT

The Fulton Hornets soccer team suffered a narrow, gut-wrenching 4-3 loss when Helias' Dane Haugen delivered the decisive goal with 2 minutes left in the second overtime Tuesday night at the high school athletic complex.

Lady Wildcats golf team captures Osage Tournament title

Kelley sisters produce medal performances

OSAGE BEACH — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team took home a title this time around.

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Thunderbirds unable to bottle up Holt, Bobcats

For a North Callaway offense that staggered into halftime without any points, a meager 89 net yards and a quarterback gathering grass stains, the contrast was striking. Emphasis on striking.

No. 4 'Dogs roll to first win in EMO

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t let a little lightning slow them down while making an emphatic debut in the Eastern Missouri Conference. Senior quarterback Troy Hentges tossed three touchdown passes and also ran for two scores Friday night, helping propel unbeaten South Callaway to a 53-14 dismantling of the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks.

No. 4 South Callaway to start play in EMO with matchup at Clopton/Elsberry

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs are no longer adrift when it comes to a conference affiliation.

North Callaway to start EMO play against Bowling Green

The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ first home game of the season will coincide with a stern test in their conference opener.

Culver-Stockton rallies, dumps Lady Owls volleyball team

The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team slipped to 2-5 on the season after Culver-Stockton College (3-2) completed a 17-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22 and 15-12 comeback win Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.

Owls soccer team shuts out Culver-Stockton

CANTON — Freshman goalkeeper Conor Cable responded with six saves to earn his first career shutout Tuesday in the William Woods University men's soccer team's 3-0 victory over Culver-Stockton College.

William Woods men's golf team wraps up fourth straight Missouri Intercollegiate title

SUNRISE BEACH — Senior Stan Gautier and sophomore David Houlding shared individual honors to guide the William Woods University men's golf team to the Missouri Intercollegiate Championship title for the fourth year in a row Wednesday.

Hornets soccer team bows at Boonville 3-1

BOONVILLE — The Boonville Pirates tallied two second-half goals to take control Tuesday night in sending the Fulton Hornets soccer team to a 3-1 North Central Missouri Conference loss.

Ladybirds volleyball team logs first-ever victory

Junior middle hitter Bethany Bloss totalled five kills Wednesday night as the North Callaway Ladybirds volleyball team notched its first win in program history, 25-11 and 25-23 over host Missouri School for the Deaf.

Lady Wildcats golf team comes in second at Paris tourney

Kelley sisters finish in top two individual spots

The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team is starting to show signs of hitting its stride.

T-Birds' JV squad shuts out MMA

Sophomore quarterback Milo Henry rushed for 142 yards and had touchdown runs of 38 and 17 yards Tuesday night in the Thunderbirds’ 28-0 shutout of the Colonels.

Hornets roll past Bulldogs for first JV football win

Sophomore quarterback Devin Masek threw four touchdown passes Tuesday night as the Hornets blistered the Bulldogs 38-6 for their first win of the season.

New Bloomfield finishes second at Southern Boone golf triangular

Senior Ashley Kelley shot a 50 as runner-up Tuesday in directing the Lady Wildcats to a second-place finish against Southern Boone and Eldon at Eagle Knoll Golf Course.

Arrowood’s one-hitter ignites Lady Bulldogs in 5-0 win over Fulton

South Callaway sophomore starter Konnor Arrowood tossed a one-hit shutout Tuesday night as the Lady Bulldogs toppled the Fulton Lady Hornets 5-0.

No. 4 Bulldogs stay on surge, destroy Eagles

The state-ranked South Bulldogs dismantled an overwhelmed opponent for the second straight week. Senior quarterback Troy Hentges threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score Friday night as South Callaway — ranked No. 4 in Class 2 — slammed the Southern Boone Eagles in a 52-10 blitz.

T-Birds find offensive life in second half, give O'Neal first win

Cole Branson runs for score, throws three TD passes to brother Wyatt

For a North Callaway offense that staggered into halftime without any points, a meager 89 net yards and a quarterback gathering grass stains, the contrast was striking.

North Callaway looks to regroup

Facing Tipton

KINGDOM CITY — This may not be one of those powerful Tipton Cardinals football teams of recent memory, but that doesn’t matter to Kevin O’Neal.

Rulo, Tracy crossing paths again

South Callaway, Southern Boone to meet

MOKANE, Mo. — Tim Rulo and Trent Tracy are more than just casual coaching acquaintances.

Lady Owls volleyball team rallies past Central Methodist

The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team rallied to take the final two games and edged Central Methodist University 25-11, 21-25, 18-25, 27-25 and 15-10 on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.

Hawes has hat trick, Owls rip Ozark Christian 6-0 in opener

JOPLIN — Senior defender Jacob Hawes recorded his first career hat trick and assisted on another goal, helping trigger the William Woods University Owls’ 6-0 season-opening romp over Ozark Christian College on Tuesday night.

Hornets soccer team suffers first loss, falls to Fatima 4-0

Fatima tallied three second-half goals Tuesday night as the Comets took control in handing the Fulton Hornets soccer team its first loss of the season, 1-0 at the high school athletic complex.