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Mitchell's timely 3s steer Hornets to 52-51 overtime win over Battle

It didn’t matter that Kalin Mitchell missed his first 11 shots.

New Bloomfield girls clip Linn for 11th straight win

Senior forward Taylor Howard supplied a game-high 18 points to help fuel the Lady Wildcats’ 61-20 Show-Me Conference romp Monday night.

Unbeaten South Callaway claims own title for first time since 2002

The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t have to depend on luck to end a 13-year drought. Top-seeded South Callaway took command by outscoring No. 3 Harrisburg 39-29 in the second half as the Bulldogs locked up the title of their own South Callaway Invitational Tournament with a 70-59 win Saturday night.

New Bloomfield survives to outlast North Callaway for championship

With its once-comfortable lead shrinking, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats had to endure some high anxiety. No. 2 seed New Bloomfield owned a 15-point advantage to open the fourth quarter, but the Lady Wildcats were outscored by the No. 4 North Callaway Ladybirds 17-4 over the last 8 minutes before hanging on for a narrow 48-46 win in the championship of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament on Saturday night.

Lady Owls stretch winning streak to four games

William Woods races past Missouri Baptist in 68-50 victory

The William Woods University Lady Owls used a furious first-half showing to dispatch the Missouri Baptist University Lady Spartans 68-50 in American Midwest Conference play Saturday afternoon at Anderson Arena.

Lady Owls bow to Jefferson City in third-place game

The Fulton Lady Hornets shied away when it came to challenging the Jefferson City Lady Jays. No. 2 seed Jefferson City opened up an 11-point halftime lead and pulled away by outscoring Fulton 15-4 in the third quarter, ultimately downing the No. 4 Lady Hornets 55-41 on Saturday afternoon in the third-place game of the 21st-annual California Tournament.

South Callaway girls earn fifth place at own tournament

The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs claimed fifth place in their own South Callaway Invitational Tournament, establishing control by outscoring the No. 8 Lady Indians 26-16 in the second half of Friday night’s 44-28 win.

North Callaway JV girls move past MSD

Freshman forward Claire Murray tallied a career-high 12 points, all in the second half, to direct the visiting Ladybirds in Thursday night’s 42-23 triumph over the Lady Eagles.

North Callaway boys bow to Russellville, finish sixth at South Callaway Tournament

The No. 8 seed Thunderbirds were unable to recover from a 32-16 halftime deficit in Friday night’s 55-43 loss to the No. 7 Indians in the fifth-place game of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

MSD boys edge out North Callaway

Senior forward Benson Goodwin posted his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the host Eagles’ 30-26 victory over the Thunderbirds on Thursday night.

William Woods men blown out by Columbia College

The Owls led by nine points in the first half, but were then outscored by the No. 20 Cougars 43-17 over the final 20 minutes of Thursday night’s 72-38 AMC setback.

William Woods’ Zink, Smith place at Missouri Invitational

Senior Nick Zink and junior Adam Smith finished in the top 10 in the 400 meters and weight throw, respectively, for the Owls at Friday’s season-opening Missouri Invitational.

Westminster’s Shoemaker places in shot at Missouri Invitational

Blue Jays freshman Logan Shoemaker took 10th place in the shot put with a toss of 43 feet, 5 inches on Friday at the season-opening Missouri Invitational.

Hagedorn, North Callaway boys top Montgomery County

Senior guard Brandon Hagedorn’s career-high 21 points helped trigger the No. 8 seed Thunderbirds’ 65-58 victory over the No. 4 Wildcats on Thursday night in the consolation semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

Top-ranked Hornet wrestlers demolish Centralia, Blair Oaks

The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team finally opened the home portion of its schedule with a pair of runaway dual victories. Fulton — ranked No. 1 in Class 2 by — extended its perfect season record to 19-0 by manhandling Centralia 60-16 and Blair Oaks 68-10 on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Lady Wildcats trip Hermann, reach South Callaway title game

MOKANE — The No. 2 seed New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats advanced to the title game of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament by outscoring the No. 3 Hermann Lady Bearcats 36-26 in the second half of Wednesday night’s 58-50 semifinal win.

Westminster's Hughes makes preseason All-America team

Westminster College Blue Jays junior outfielder-pitcher Deion Hughes has been selected to the 2015 preseason All-America team, earning honorable-mention status as a utility player.

Ladybirds surprise top-seeded Harrisburg in 63-57 semifinal win

North Callaway wins fifth straight, will play for South Callaway title on Saturday night

MOKANE — The North Callaway Ladybirds’ surge now features a high-profile victim.

Boonville downs Lady Hornets again, this time in California semifinals

CALIFORNIA — Senior center Morgan Edwards’ game-high 26 points fueled the state-ranked, top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates’ 64-51 semifinal win over the No. 4 Fulton Lady Hornets on Wednesday night at the 21st-annual California Tournament.

Mitchell, Hornets rally to reach California semifinals

CALIFORNIA — Junior guard Kalin Mitchell knocked down two free throws with 1.1 seconds to play as the No. 2 seed Fulton Hornets rallied past No. 7 seed Boonville in the final minute for a 76-73 win late Tuesday night in the first round of the 81st-annual California Tournament.

Nichols, Wildcats make semifinals at South Callaway

MOKANE — Junior guard Grant Nichols connected for a team-high 18 points as New Bloomfield triumphed over Montgomery County 63-59 in a clash between Wildcats in first-round play Tuesday night at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

No. 1 Hornets wrestling team trips Kirksville

The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team, logging 30 points from five forfeit victories, remained undefeated by easing to a 59-15 NCMC win over the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday night.

South Callaway girls fade down stretch of loss to Hermann

The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs were outscored by the No. 3 Lady Bearcats 18-10 in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 44-40 first-round loss at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

Hornets capture team title at Ste. Genevieve Dual Tourney

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team prevailed in its closest call of the season. The Hornets held off the hosting Dragons 35-34 to clinch first place at the fourth-annual Ste. Genevieve Dual Tournament on Saturday.

Lady Hornets weather another third-quarter bump

Fulton forges big first-half lead, resists rival Mexico in 62-47 win

The Fulton Lady Hornets dazzled and frazzled, but still emerged with a double-digit victory over a conference rival.

Miles scores 23, helps Bulldogs stay unbeaten

HERMANN — Senior guard Terry Miles responded with a game-high 23 points to help carry the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs to a pivotal 65-51 road victory over the Hermann Bearcats on Friday night.

Nichols' 3 at buzzer sends Wildcats past Centralia

CENTRALIA — Junior guard Grant Nichols buried a 3-pointer as time expired, punctuating the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ comeback from a 22-point first-half deficit in Friday night’s dramatic 62-59 win over the Centralia Panthers.

Five players hit double figures in T-Birds' triumph

MONTGOMERY CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds featured five players in double figures as they turned back the Montgomery County Wildcats 64-51 in an Eastern Missouri Conference matchup Friday night.

Lady Bulldogs rip Russellville, win fifth straight

RUSSELLVILLE — Three players scored in double figures and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs moved their winning streak to five games with Thursday night’s 58-32 Show-Me Conference rout of the Russellville Lady Indians.

Hornets wrestling team stays perfect with Hannibal win

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team was not slowed by an almost three-week holiday layoff. Fulton broke a 7-all tie by winning five straight weight classes — four by pin — and the Hornets stayed unbeaten with a 49-19 North Central Missouri Conference dual victory over the Hannibal Pirates on Thursday night.

New Bloomfield girls beat Eugene to extend win streak to seven

The Lady Wildcats stayed unbeaten in the Show-Me Conference and won their seventh straight with a dogged defensive presence in Thursday night’s 47-39 victory over the Lady Eagles.

North Callaway girls top Montgomery County, climb back over .500

The Ladybirds climbed back above the .500 mark with a 66-30 Eastern Missouri Conference romp over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.

Unbeaten Bulldogs trample Chamois in 72-17 SMC thrashing

MOKANE — After a narrow escape to keep their season record spotless, the South Callaway Bulldogs followed up with a demolition.

Owls down Harris-Stowe, halt five-game losing streak

Junior guard Jarett Boss came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points and the William Woods University Owls stopped a five-game losing streak with Tuesday night’s 65-56 AMC triumph over the Harris-Stowe State University Hornets at Anderson Arena.

Principia hands Blue Jays fourth straight loss

ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Blue Jays shot just 35 percent (22-of-63) as a team in stumbling to their fourth straight loss in Tuesday night’s 75-57 SLIAC setback to the Principia College Panthers.

Lady Blue Jays stretch SLIAC win streak to three

ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays used a critical 10-2 run with under 10 minutes remaining to secure their third straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Tuesday night, 63-52 over Principia College.

Lady Owls drop fourth straight AMC contest

The William Woods University Lady Owls shot a dreadful 25 percent in the first half and trailed by 13 points at halftime in suffering their fourth straight AMC loss, 69-62 to Harris-Stowe State University on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.

Hornets go undefeated at Moberly Spartan Duals

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team went a perfect 8-for-8 at the Moberly Spartan Duals this past weekend at Moberly Area Community College.

Hornets dig down on defense, stay unbeaten

Fulton controls third quarter in 78-67 victory at Kirksville

The Fulton Hornets had to change their defensive mindset to keep their perfect record intact. Fulton broke a 37-all halftime tie by outscoring Kirksville 20-8 in the third quarter, launching the undefeated Hornets to a 78-67 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Tigers on Friday night.

South Callaway boys top Harrisburg to stay perfect

Senior guard Troy Hentges responded with a game-high 24 points to help keep South Callaway unbeaten in Thursday night’s 80-70 non-conference clash between Bulldogs.

Fulton girls post rebound for NCMC win over Kirksville

The Lady Hornets steadied themselves after suffering their first loss of the season, fending off the Lady Tigers down the stretch in Friday night’s 59-55 NCMC victory.

Four Bulldogs earn spots on media all-state football team

South Callaway’s Rulo chosen Class 2 coach of year

South Callaway senior Cory Hanger and junior Dillon Stone were both first-team picks in Class 2 on the media’s 2014 all-state football teams announced this past week. Hanger — who was a slot receiver for the Bulldogs — was selected on offense at running back, while Stone was chosen on defense at linebacker. Both players were also first-team picks on the Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams, with Hanger being named Class 2 offensive player of the year.

Kelley steers balanced approach, Lady Wildcats down Belle

New Bloomfield senior forward Ashley Kelley knocked down 25 points to power a balanced scoring attack as the Lady Wildcats toppled Belle in a 73-50 non-conference win Thursday night.

Allen, Eagles rally in fourth quarter to edge Malta Bend

MALTA BEND — Junior guard Joseph Allen connected for a game-high 12 points and the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter to slip past the Malta Bend Tigers 38-35 on Thursday night.

No. 10 Freed-Hardeman topples Owls

The William Woods University Owls shot a dismal 33 percent as a team and trailed by 19 points at halftime in falling to the 10th-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tennessee) University Lions in Tuesday night’s 74-53 AMC loss at Anderson Arena.

No. 1 Freed-Hardeman halts Lady Owls' win streak at seven

The William Woods University Lady Owls’ seven-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Tuesday night when they suffered their first AMC loss to the No. 1-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tennessee) University Lady Lions 91-58 at Anderson Arena.

Goodwin, Eagles hold off Wildcats' JV

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior forward Benson Goodwin registered a team-high 13 points and eight rebounds as the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles held on for Tuesday night’s 39-37 victory over the New Bloomfield Wildcats' junior varsity.

T-Birds drop EMO opener to Van-Far in 2OT

KINGDOM CITY — The Van-Far Indians spoiled the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ Eastern Missouri Conference opener by outscoring them 12-5 in the second overtime of Tuesday night's 81-74 loss.

Mann helps steer Lady Bulldogs to 45-40 win over Jamestown

MOKANE — South Callaway freshman point guard Adrian Mann produced a team-high 15 points to guide the Lady Bulldogs to a 45-40 non-conference win over Jamestown on Tuesday night.

Brinker, Ladybirds rally past Southern Boone to take third place at Centralia Tournament

Elaine Brinker fueled the North Callaway Ladybirds’ final push. North Callaway’s senior guard supplied nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Ladybirds rallied past No. 2 Southern Boone 42-38 to take third place at the Centralia Tournament on Friday night.