Bulldogs, Thunderbirds, Hornets pick up MFCA postseason recognition
South Callaway senior slot receiver Cory Hanger recently was named the Class 2 offensive player of the year on the 2014 Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams.
CENTRALIA — The fifth-seeded North Callaway Ladybirds’ offensive prospects were dimmed by 31 turnovers in Wednesday night’s 50-24 semifinal loss to the top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates at the Centralia Tournament.
MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges directed the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs with 21 points as they dismantled the Montgomery County Wildcats 89-57 in Tuesday night’s non-conference romp.
The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles shot just 30 percent as a team and were burdened by 34 turnovers in dropping their home opener to the Higbee Tigers 63-32 on Tuesday night.
The Blue Jays slipped to 1-6 on the season and suffered their third straight loss after being overpowered by the visiting Dutch 91-68 in Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team prevailed in 11 of 14 weight classes, five by pin and six by forfeit, to hammer Boonville 66-12 in its North Central Missouri Conference opener Tuesday night.
CENTRALIA — The No. 5 seed North Callaway Ladybirds obtained their first win of the season late Monday night by downing No. 4 Centralia 55-42 in the first round of the Centralia Tournament.
LADDONIA — The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles shot a woeful 33 percent overall and committed 21 turnovers in dropping their season opener to the Community R-6 Trojans' junior varsity 58-26 on Monday night.
CENTRALIA — The No. 8 seed North Callaway Thunderbirds tumbled to 0-3 on the season after being pummeled by the top-seeded Salisbury Panthers 73-35 in the first round of the Centralia Tournament late Tuesday afternoon.
Mike Emmons — who spent his entire 24-year career as a head coach at North Callaway — was honored with his induction into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday night at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Senior guard Dax Helsel tallied a game-high 15 points Friday night and the South Callaway Bulldogs opened Show-Me Conference play by easily throttling Tuscumbia 68-37.
The No. 4 seed Wildcats were outscored by the top-seeded Cardinals 14-6 in overtime of a 57-49 loss Thursday night in the semifinals of the 76th-annual Tipton Tournament.
Fulton to play Hermann tonight for championship at Montgomery County
When the Fulton Lady Hornets received a do-over, junior forward NaShayla Brandt delivered in dramatic style.
Five Fulton players, three from North Callaway also recognized
Fresh off their runner-up finish in the Class 2 state football championship, the South Callaway Bulldogs are picking up additional postseason acclaim.
BOONVILLE — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team launched the 2014-15 season with a pair of decisive victories.
MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges connected for a game-high 16 points to spur four players in double figures as the South Callaway Bulldogs roughed up the Van-Far Indians 73-44 in Tuesday night’s season opener.
Bulldogs’ perfect season falls short as Tigers collect fourth straight title
Now that the South Callaway Bulldogs have had the experience, head coach Tim Rulo wants it to become a familiar sight. South Callaway’s first-ever appearance in a state football championship didn’t bring about the end result it desired, as the Bulldogs fell to Lamar 30-15 in the Class 2 title game late Saturday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome. The loss was South Callaway’s only one of the season, ending a remarkable ride as the Bulldogs finished at 14-1.
Perfect South Callaway, three-time champion Lamar to collide for Class 2 title
MOKANE — This one shouldn’t need any over-the-top promotion.
MOKANE — The clash between the South Callaway Bulldogs’ unyielding run defense and the Lamar Tigers’ unique offensive attack will be a prominent story line in Saturday’s Class 2 state title game.
South Callaway limits Palmyra to 63 yards on ground in Class 2 semifinal victory
The South Callaway Bulldogs’ disruptive defense doesn’t need any fancy schemes when it comes to disabling an opponent’s running game.
First-ever trip to state title game on the line Saturday in Class 2 semifinal at Palmyra
MOKANE — As the South Callaway Bulldogs ponder the potential and proximity of the opportunity, head coach Tim Rulo thinks back to predecessors and their groundwork.
Bitner, Hill spark William Woods with 25 points each
MARSHALL — The William Woods University Owls redeemed themselves behind a sizzling shooting performance.
Will play at Palmyra in Class 2 semifinals next Friday night
First a blackout, then the knockout as the undefeated South Callaway Bulldogs cast out another high-profile opponent. After waiting out a power outage that delayed the start by almost an hour, third-ranked South Callaway ensured that its unprecedented playoff run would continue by suppressing fourth-ranked East Buchanan 21-8 in a Class 2 quarterfinal showdown between Bulldogs on Friday night.
When East Buchanan’s offense is operating at hyper-speed, it is guaranteed that time — and the football — will be flying. South Callaway’s defense has been a menacing maelstrom for opponents all season, and now its sights will be on slowing East Buchanan’s offensive blur when this battle between state-ranked, undefeated Bulldogs plays out tonight in the Class 2 quarterfinals. Kickoff is at 7 in Gower, located southeast of St. Joseph.
The William Woods University Owls baseball team, coming off its trip to the NAIA national tournament last year, was ranked No. 25 in the preseason NAIA Top 25 coaches’ poll released Tuesday.
Plays at No. 2-ranked, No. 1 seed Park tonight
The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team will get the opportunity to take down the top target.
South Callaway manhandles No. 7 Huskers
The South Callaway Bulldogs were equal to the moment and excelled in it, staking another memorable marker for their football program.
South Callaway, Lafayette County put unbeaten marks on the line for District 7 title
The South Callaway Bulldogs keep bumping into a barrier when it gets to this stage in the postseason. Cory Hanger is eager to bash through it.
Four players reached double figures Tuesday night, helping the William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team launch its season with an 81-69 victory over Missouri Valley College at Anderson Arena.
ELSAH, Ill. — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team stumbled in its regular-season finale Tuesday night and was swept by Principia College 25-19, 25-23 and 25-21 in SLIAC play.
HANNIBAL — Junior outside hitter Emily Becker logged a match-high 10 kills in the William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team's 25-18, 25-13 and 25-16 AMC win over Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday night.
FENTON — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team proved to be a bit of a handful for Webster University.
South Callaway will host Lafayette County in unbeaten, ranked clash for District 7 title
Cory Hanger casually walked toward the South Callaway sideline, ignoring the punt he didn’t need to pick up.
Nothing seemed to work for the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offense. North Callaway managed just 210 net yards and committed four turnovers Friday night as the No. 2 seed Thunderbirds were shut out by No. 3 Palmyra 36-0 in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds will need their running game to resurface. Limited to a season-low 39 yards rushing in last week’s 48-24 quarterfinal victory over Montgomery County, No. 2 seed North Callaway will try to get going on the ground again Friday night when the Thunderbirds (6-4) host No. 3 Palmyra (6-4) in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals. Kickoff is at 7.
The South Callaway defense expects to see plenty of Hallsville senior running back Skyler Creed. The Bulldogs are just not sure to what extent. Top-seeded South Callaway — undefeated at 10-0 and ranked third in the state — hosts Creed and the No. 4 seed Indians (8-2) tonight in a Class 2, District 7 semifinal. Kickoff is at 7. In tonight’s other District 7 semifinal, No. 2 seed Lafayette County (10-0) — ranked seventh — will be at home against No. 6 seed Cole Camp (9-1).
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team was taken down by the Webster University Lady Gorloks in Tuesday night’s 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home loss.
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team battled to a 1-1 standoff with the Fontbonne University Lady Griffins in Tuesday night’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home match.
Freshman midfielder Dustin Seibolt tallied both goals Tuesday night as the host Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team blanked Fontbonne University 2-0 in a pivotal SLIAC match.
Prepare to host Hallsville in District 7 semifinal showdown
The South Callaway Bulldogs’ normally fast-starting offense wasn’t acting like itself and needed a little time to get going.
Will stay home vs. Palmyra in District 6 semifinal game
Montgomery County devoted its defensive resources to diminishing North Callaway’s run game.
Against Montgomery County
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds will likely have some surprises in store to spice up the second time around.
The look of a district football mismatch
MOKANE — Do the math. Going by the numbers, the state-ranked and undefeated South Callaway Bulldogs will be a formidable favorite when they host the winless Knob Noster Panthers tonight in the Class2, District 7 quarterfinals. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Climb to No. 2 seed in Class 2, District 6
The North Callaway Thunderbirds rallied behind a pair of remarkable rushing performances to make an upward move in the district standings.
Also secure top seed in Class 2, District 7
The undefeated and state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs plowed a perfect path to the Eastern Missouri Conference title, then received an immediate reward.
Positioning for districts
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds are looking for another peak to propel them.
Of Eastern Missouri Conference
MOKANE — The wait appears to be over for the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs to receive a worthy test.
The Thunderbirds committed five turnovers in being shut out by the Trailblazers 13-0 on Wednesday night.
The Ladybirds ended the regular season with a 25-22, 25-5 loss to the Lady Trailblazers on Thursday night.
Westminster College senior quarterback Joe Plassmeyer has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for the second time this season.