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Hornets tennis team tallies first win of season

MEXICO — The Fulton Hornets tennis team logged its first win of the season by cruising past the Missouri Military Academy Colonels 8-1 in Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup.

Parker, Bulldogs golf team secure Callaway Cup title

Junior Blake Parker captured medalist honors with a 38 to direct the South Callaway Bulldogs to the championship of the Callaway Cup on Monday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Hornets go extra innings to edge Marshall 4-3

Fulton collects first NCMC win

MARSHALL — The Fulton Hornets were forced to put in a little extra work in frigid conditions to obtain their first North Central Missouri Conference win.

Eleven Callaway basketball players pick up media acclaim

Eleven Callaway County players — six girls and five boys — were named to the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters’ 2015-16 all-Central District basketball teams announced Wednesday.

Parker, Bulldogs golf team open with triangular win

TIPTON — Junior Blake Parker earned medalist honors with a 42 in directing the South Callaway Bulldogs golf team to a 21-stroke triumph in Monday’s season opener with Tipton and the Missouri Military Academy.

Fennewald, Wildcats pound Pilot Grove

PILOT GROVE — Senior third baseman Tyler Fennewald had three hits, drove in two runs and scored three times as the New Bloomfield Wildcats tore past the Pilot Grove Tigers 13-3 in five innings Thursday night.

Wildcats track team comes in second at Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — Seniors Charlie Schattgen and Leo Ramirez, and freshman Bailey Crane all picked up victories Tuesday as the New Bloomfield Wildcats track and field team launched its season with a second-place finish at the Russellville Quad.

Horstman, No. 9 Bulldogs easily handle Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — South Callaway sophomore starter Landon Horstman threw five no-hit innings and struck out 10 as the state-ranked Bulldogs overpowered Jamestown in an 8-0 non-conference victory Tuesday night.

Hornets track and field team takes third at Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CITY — Junior Jared Eliuk was victorious in the 400 meters with a time of 55.24 seconds to help spur the Fulton Hornets track and field team to a third-place finish in the season-opening Montgomery County practice meet Tuesday.

Lady Bulldogs track team places third at Russellville Quad

RUSSELLVILLE — Sophomore Adrian Mann took first place in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.67 seconds to help spark the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs track and field team to a third-place finish at Tuesday’s season-opening Russellville Quad.

Ladybirds track team finishes second at Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CITY — Senior Erinn Bush and sophomore Reyna Schmauch each won events to guide the North Callaway Ladybirds track and field team to a second-place finish at the Montgomery County practice meet in Tuesday’s season opener.

T-Birds golf team finishes fourth in opening quad

MONTGOMERY CITY — Junior Tayler Vaughn shot a 49 as the North Callaway Thunderbirds golf team took fourth place in Tuesday’s season opener at Montgomery County Golf Club.

Lady Blue Jays softball team splits doubleheader with Rhodes

Westminster College sophomore second baseman Kim Morrison’s three-run double highlighted a five-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Lady Blue Jays downed Rhodes (Tennessee) College 7-4 on Tuesday at Blue Jay Field.

Hornets tennis team falls short vs. Hannibal

HANNIBAL — The Fulton Hornets tennis team won two singles matches and two in doubles play to launch its season with an 8-4 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Hannibal Pirates on Tuesday night.

Wildcats stumble in loss to Blair Oaks

WARDSVILLE — The state-ranked New Bloomfield Wildcats managed just four hits and committed six errors in Monday night’s 7-2 non-conference loss to the Blair Oaks Falcons.

Lady Owls make fast exit in NAIA first-round loss

No. 1 Our Lady of the Lake rolls to 82-52 victory

INDEPENDENCE — The William Woods University Lady Owls weren’t able to pull off one of those talked-about tournament upsets.

No. 3 Lady Owls golf team wins Missouri Western tourney

ST. JOSEPH — Sophomore Celia Mansour shared individual honors as the William Woods University Lady Owls golf team, ranked third in NAIA Division I, captured the team title at the Holiday Inn Express Classic on Tuesday.

Lady Owls to make eighth straight NAIA appearance

The William Woods University Lady Owls can figure on eight.

Owls golf team ties for second at Texas tourney

DALLAS — William Woods University junior Billy McKenzie collected individual honors as the fifth-ranked Owls golf team tied for second place in the NAIA Contenders Tournament at TPC Las Colinas on Tuesday.

Lady Owls softball team drops pair to Culver-Stockton

CANTON — The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team watched its losing streak increase to four games after combining for just nine hits in Tuesday’s non-conference doubleheader sweep by the Culver-Stockton College Lady Wildcats.

Lady Hornets encounter title heartbreaker

Warrenton prevails in OT, takes District 8 girls' championship

HANNIBAL — The Fulton Lady Hornets appeared to have it in their possession and then it was painfully plucked away.

Owls race into AMC semifinals

ST. LOUIS — The William Woods University Owls made the most of their chances from the foul line in moving forward.

Iberia stuns Lady Wildcats for title

New Bloomfield's season ends with only home loss

NEW BLOOMFIELD — A show of Faith shattered the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats’ impeccable home winning streak and ended their season.

Lady Hornets claim share of NCMC title

The Fulton Lady Hornets ended the regular season by sharing the North Central Missouri Conference title with Boonville after Thursday night’s 50-35 victory over rival Mexico at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Lady Bulldogs fall to Tolton in Class 3, District 8 semifinals

ASHLAND — The second-seeded Father Tolton Lady Trailblazers took control by outscoring the No. 6 South Callaway Lady Bulldogs 27-19 in the second half of Wednesday night’s 45-31 win in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals.

Blue Jays to play for SLIAC Tournament title

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The third-seeded Westminster College Blue Jays limited the No. 2 Greenville College (Ill.) Panthers to a season-low output and a dreadful 28-percent (25-of-91) shooting effort in Thursday night’s 101-83 semifinal win in the SLIAC postseason tournament.

Owls baseball team drops second straight

POINT LOOKOUT — The College of the Ozarks Bobcats broke a 2-all tie by manufacturing the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand the William Woods University Owls their second straight loss 3-2 Thursday afternoon.

Lady Wildcats reach Class 2, District 8 championship

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats lined themselves up for another shot to make the state playoffs.

Lady Eagles' season ends in Class 1, District 9 loss

JAMESTOWN — No. 8 seed Missouri School for the Deaf’s season came to an end in Monday night’s 46-14 loss to top-seeded Jamestown in a Class 1, District 9 first-round matchup between Lady Eagles.

Moberly sends Hornets to fourth straight loss

MOBERLY — The Fulton Hornets slipped to 13-11 on the season and 5-6 in the North Central Missouri Conference after dropping their fourth straight in Tuesday night’s 86-63 loss to the Moberly Spartans.

Southern Boone ousts Bulldogs in Class 3, District 8 play

ASHLAND — The No. 7 seed South Callaway Bulldogs were outscored by the No. 2 Southern Boone Eagles 42-22 in the second and third quarters combined in Tuesday night’s 83-62 first-round loss at the Class 3, District 8 Tournament.

Prestige and perfection

McClure becomes Fulton's first three-time state champ, Benner captures second straight undefeated state title

COLUMBIA — Josh McClure was surprisingly subdued as he broke new ground and Zach Benner flashed a pose after punctuating another perfect performance.

McClure pursues history, Benner more perfection

Hornets' Class 2 title hopes fade after semifinal collapse

COLUMBIA — The Fulton Hornets were in a promising position entering Friday night’s semifinals at the 86th MSHSAA wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena.

Hornets send nine to state quarterfinals

Fulton just a point behind Smithville for Class 2 lead

COLUMBIA — The Fulton Hornets were exceptional in embarking on their mission to acquire a Class 2 state wrestling title.

Hornets begin chase for elusive Class 2 title

McClure attempting to become Fulton's first three-time champ

The Fulton Hornets are poised yet again to make a strong play for the program’s first state wrestling championship in more than three decades.

Lady Hornets suffer NCMC loss at Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets trailed 16-7 after one quarter and couldn’t catch up in suffering a 53-41 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Kirksville Lady Tigers on Wednesday night.

Nichols, No. 10 Wildcats bury Russellville

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior guard Grant Nichols connected for a game-high 24 points as the state-ranked New Bloomfield Wildcats breezed to the 88-32 Show-Me Conference blitz of the Russellville Indians on Tuesday night.

Hornets taking 11 wrestlers to state championships

Fulton holds off rival Mexico to win second straight District 2 title

ST. LOUIS — The road to a repeat stirred up a little more anxiety for Fulton wrestling coach Eric Hudson, but the state-ranked Hornets calmed his concerns.

Lady Bulldogs falter in SMC loss to Fatima

MOKANE — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs were unable to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit in Friday night’s 48-39 Show-Me Conference loss to the Fatima Lady Comets.

T-Birds halt six-game skid with EMO triumph

KINGDOM CITY — Senior guard Manzell Payne was responsible for 12 of the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ first 18 points as they stopped a six-game losing streak with Friday night’s 58-44 EMO triumph over the Silex Owls.

No. 10 Wildcats trample Tuscumbia in SMC romp

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The state-ranked New Bloomfield Wildcats almost reached the century mark for the second time this past week in throttling the Tuscumbia Lions 98-57 in Thursday night’s Show-Me Conference rampage.

Hornet wrestlers start state quest at District 2 championships today

It’s premature to consider a conversation about the possibilities, given that the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team still has a critical bridge to cross.

Pittmon, Rueter to enter Fulton Wall of Fame

Fulton High School is drawing from the 1990s for its next two Wall of Fame members.

Mitchell's late free throws send Hornets past Marshall

Fulton pulls out 73-69 NCMC victory over Owls

Fulton senior guard Kalin Mitchell connected on four free throws in the final 6 seconds Tuesday night, helping the Hornets clip Marshall in a 73-69 NCMC win at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Bulldogs pound MMA for fifth straight win

MOKANE — Sophomore guard Kaden Helsel produced a game-high 28 points and the South Callaway Bulldogs posted their fifth straight win with Tuesday night’s 83-54 non-conference dismantling of the Missouri Military Academy Colonels.

No. 10 Wildcats throttle Bunceton in 102-41 romp

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Sophomore forward Jak Kitchens directed five players in double figures with 22 points Monday night as the state-ranked New Bloomfield Wildcats crushed the Bunceton Dragons 102-41 in non-conference play.

Lady Bulldogs bury Wellsville in 73-30 blitz

WELLSVILLE — South Callaway sophomore forward Adrian Mann supplied a game-high 21 points Tuesday night as the Lady Bulldogs easily disposed of Wellsville in a 73-30 romp.

North Callaway Hall of Fame celebrates first 10

Inductees honored during ceremony Friday night

KINGDOM CITY — A pair of sisters, part of three valedictorians. Two teammates. A husband and wife.

N. Callaway set to induct inaugural Hall athletes

KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway High School is preparing to celebrate its history of athletic standouts.

Hornets survive in 3OT to make semifinals

Face host Eagles at Southern Boone Classic tonight

ASHLAND — The Fulton Hornets persevered in a late-night marathon.