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.
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team extended its winning streak to six matches with Tuesday night’s 25-17, 25-19, 25-27 and 25-20 SLIAC triumph over visiting Fontbonne University.
STOVER — The Lady Hornets defeated Warsaw (25-8, 25-17), split with School of the Osage (20-25, 27-25), and lost to Stover (25-18, 25-17) and California (25-10, 25-15) at the Versailles Tournament last Saturday.
WRIGHT CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds volleyball team tumbled to 3-10 on the season and 0-5 in the Eastern Missouri Conference after a 25-4, 25-4 loss to Wright City on Tuesday night.
Senior quarterback has 16 TDs in last four games
Trying to apply the appropriate adjective to characterize Troy Hentges’ play over the past month might mean digging deep into the dictionary.
The mud made a mess of the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offensive intentions.
Take what they give you
KINGDOM CITY — If Wright City’s defense takes the risk, North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal likes the Thunderbirds’ chances for reward.
Dynamic Bulldog offense wants to pick up tempo
MOKANE — While the South Callaway Bulldogs’ offense is generating points at a blistering rate, head coach Tim Rulo expects to accelerate the process.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Sophomore starter Madison Love tossed a two-hitter and struck out seven to spark the No. 4 seed New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats in Wednesday’s 5-0 first-round win over No. 5 Belle in the Class 2, District 10 Tournament.
CENTRALIA — North Callaway junior Madison Ausfahl drove in four runs and scored three times Wednesday night, helping fuel the No. 3 seed Ladybirds’ 14-4 victory over No. 6 Father Tolton in first-round play at the Class 2, District 11 Tournament.
The Lady Wildcats were unable to protect an early three-run lead in dropping their regular-season finale 7-4 to the Lady Hornets in a Show-Me Conference loss Monday night.
Hand Eagles first home loss since 2009 season
The Fulton Hornets soccer team made a huge statement with a signature victory. Senior midfielder Kevin Wallace accounted for the match’s only goal and Fulton’s defense stymied Southern Boone on Tuesday night as the Hornets knocked off the top-ranked Eagles in a 1-0 triumph.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds leaned on senior leadership to steer them back on course.
In a season where it has done pretty much as it pleases, South Callaway’s wrecking-ball defense was lacking in one statistical category. There is now a check mark carved in that particular column.
Has scored seven TDs this season
MOKANE — South Callaway Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo knows the knack is a timely mix of meticulous preparation and opportunity.
KINGDOM CITY — With a pivotal district game looming, the North Callaway Thunderbirds don’t have time to dwell.
Sophomore opposite hitter Gabby LaRose tallied 11 kills to fuel the host Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team's 25-12, 26-24 and 25-19 SLIAC victory over MacMurray (Illinois) College on Tuesday night.
The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team remained unbeaten in the American Midwest Conference with Tuesday night’s 25-15, 25-11 and 25-19 triumph over St. Louis College of Pharmacy at Anderson Arena.
The William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team played to a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Missouri Baptist University in American Midwest Conference play Tuesday night at Firley Field.
Senior defender Jacob Hawes came through with the match’s only goal 22 seconds into the second overtime, sending the William Woods University Owls soccer team to the 1-0 AMC triumph over Missouri Baptist University on Tuesday night at Firley Field.
IBERIA — Senior Kaitlyn Loucks drove in the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs’ lone run with a double in the top of the third inning in Tuesday night’s 3-1 non-conference loss to the Iberia Lady Rangers.
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team suffered a 25-22, 25-12 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Marshall Lady Owls on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
WESTPHALIA — South Callaway junior Dariyn Finney earned all-conference honors by taking 10th place in 24 minutes, 56.60 seconds to guide the Lady Bulldogs at the Show-Me Conference cross country championships Tuesday.
The host Lady Blue Jays ended an 11-year, 21-match losing streak to the Lady Gorloks with Saturday’s 25-22, 25-17 and 27-25 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory.
The Lady Owls stayed unbeaten in the American Midwest Conference with Saturday’s 25-22, 25-15 and 25-9 triumph over the Lady Lions on Saturday.
Senior midfielder Amy Faus was responsible for a pair of goals Saturday as the Lady Owls overpowered the Lady Eagles 6-0 in American Midwest Conference play.
Junior midfielder Monica Bittner delivered the match’s only goal and the host Lady Blue Jays triumphed in their SLIAC opener 1-0 by not allowing any shots Saturday night.
Sophomore midfielder Tripp Sheehan accounted for both goals as the host Blue Jays stopped a three-match losing streak by blanking the Beavers 2-0 in Saturday night’s SLIAC opener.
Sophomore midfielder Anthony Moscatello and freshman forward Julian Wells both scored goals in the Owls’ 2-0 American Midwest Conference win over the Eagles on Saturday.
The Westminster College Blue Jays football team couldn’t compensate for St. Scholastica’s scoring spree.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs continue to push their effort to the extreme, and they have another crushing outcome as confirmation. The North Callaway Thunderbirds — South Callaway’s latest victim — can certainly attest.
When Kevin O’Neal expressed interest in replacing longtime head football coach Mike Emmons at North Callaway, he sought the counsel of South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo.
Junior starter Madison Ausfahl threw a two-hitter and also smacked a two-run home run to help trigger the Ladybirds’ 7-0 EMO triumph over the Lady Owls on Thursday night.
HALLSVILLE — Jordan Delashmatt rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns as the North Callaway Thunderbirds eighth-grade football team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night to Hallsville 30-28.
MOKANE — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs softball team managed just three hits in being shut out by the Eugene Lady Eagles in Tuesday night’s 5-0 Show-Me Conference loss.
EUGENE — Senior Brooke Kelley medalled with a third-place 89 total as the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team won the Eugene Tournament with a 402 score on Wednesday at Redfield Golf Course.
BOONVILLE — Paced by individual winner Grant Gaines, the Fulton Hornets cross country team took first place in a five-team field at the Boonville Invitational on Tuesday.
The Blue Jays’ lone score came on own goal as they suffered their third straight loss in Tuesday’s 2-1 setback to the Storm.
The Ladybirds fell to 2-7 on the season and 0-3 in the Eastern Missouri Conference after Tuesday night’s 25-12 and 25-23 loss to the Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Tigers broke open a close game with five runs over the final three innings in Tuesday night’s 7-3 NCMC triumph over the Lady Hornets at the high school athletic complex.
Junior starter Madison Ausfahl tossed a one-hitter and struck out eight as the North Callaway Ladybirds stayed unbeaten in the Eastern Missouri Conference by overpowering Community R-6 15-0 on Tuesday night.
Defensive and special-teams scores aren’t a given, so the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs certainly have to be enjoying this embarrassment of riches.
On his scale of satisfaction, this one rated an 11 for North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal.