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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.

Love fans 14, Lady Wildcats roll past New Haven

Sophomore starter Madison Love scattered four hits and struck out 14 as the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats rolled past the New Haven Lady Shamrocks 9-3 on Tuesday night.

Ladybirds score late to edge Lady Bulldogs

Sixth-inning rally sends North Callaway to 2-1 win

The North Callaway Ladybirds capitalized on a two-out error to manufacture both of their runs in the top of the sixth inning to clip the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Bulldogs use running game to trip T-Birds

The North Callaway Thunderbirds were sapped by the Mexico Bulldogs’ relentless running attack, ruining Kevin O’Neal’s debut as head coach.

No. 4 Bulldogs manhandle Midgets in opener

Hanger, Shoemaker combine for five TDs, defensive unit responds with stout effort

It was easy for South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo to admit that there were still plenty of wrinkles to smooth out after his Bulldogs administered a 49-point demolition.

Bulldogs look to continue recent success

South Callaway has four straight 10-win seasons

MOKANE — Prospects, both internal and external, have progressively trended upward for the South Callaway Bulldogs in each of Tim Rulo’s six seasons as head coach.

Bulldogs debut upgraded facility, new FieldTurf at jamboree

South Callaway opens season at home Friday night against Putnam County

The South Callaway Bulldogs’ four-team jamboree scrimmages were upstaged by the snazzy new surface they were played on.

Westminster men's soccer team draws votes in national preseason poll

The Blue Jays, spurred by their trip to the Sweet 16 last year, received votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Division III preseason rankings released Aug. 8.

Blue Jays picked 7th in UMAC football poll

The Westminster College Blue Jays football team was picked to finish seventh in the 2014 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference coaches’ poll announced Wednesday.

Rudroff to play in Missouri Lions All-Star Game on Saturday

South Callaway graduate Garner Rudroff will play the final game of his high school football career in the 38th-annual Missouri Lions All-Star Game on Saturday night in Warrensburg. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at the University of Central Missouri’s Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field.

William Woods AD Vittone receives AMC’s top honor

William Woods University’s Jason Vittone has been named the 2013-14 American Midwest Conference athletic director of the year, the school announced Tuesday.

McDaniel, Fry power Fins in meet

Mackenzie McDaniel and Hillary Fry picked up blue ribbons in all of their events to spur the Fulton Fins swim team in Wednesday night’s home meet against Boonville and Sedalia at Oestreich Municipal Pool.

Fry, McDaniel lead Fins in home meet

Hillary Fry and Mackenzie McDaniel won blue ribbons in all of their events for the Fulton Fins in their home meet July 2 at Oestreich Municipal Pool.

Fulton plans football camp starting July 14

Fulton head football coach Pat Kelley and his staff of assistants will conduct the second session of their summer camp starting Monday, July 14.

William Woods adding men's, women's tennis

The William Woods University athletics department is about to expand.

Trio win five events apiece to spark Fins

BOONVILLE — Kaylee English, Kaleigh Moore and Dominick Tharp each won all five of their events to guide the Fulton Fins swim team in last Wednesday night’s six-team event.

Owls' Taylor makes All-Nicklaus team

First WWU golfer to earn honor

William Woods University men’s golfer Julian Taylor has been selected to the 2014 All-Nicklaus team, the first player in the program’s history to receive the prestigious honor. The team — created in 2008 and named after Jack Nicklaus, the sport’s most successful player — recognizes standout competitors from NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season. Nicklaus, who won 18 major titles in the PGA, also captured a pair of U.S. Amateur championships and was an NCAA and Big Ten champion at the Ohio State University. Taylor — a York, England, native — capped off his junior season with the Owls by finishing 12th at the NAIA national championships in May. He won six tournaments and compiled an average score of 71.60 in 25 rounds. He is a three-time, first-team NAIA All-American, a three-time American Midwest Conference player of the year and winner of the 2012 Phil Mickelson Award, presented to the top freshman in the country.

Owls sign Missouri prep basketball player, transfer

William Woods University head coach Nick Totta recently announced the signing of Iberia graduate Darrien Dickey and junior-college transfer Darryin “DJ” Johnson to letters of intent for the 2014-15 season.

Lady Blue Jays’ Lutz receives nomination for NCAA honor

Recent Westminster College graduate Leigh Ann Lutz has been selected as the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference nominee for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Tia Bastian pockets five blue ribbons, guides Fins at Mexico meet

Tia Bastian captured blue ribbons in five events to direct the Fulton Fins swim team in Wednesday night’s meet against Mexico, Boonville and Centralia. The meet consisted of the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, medley and 25-, 50- and 100-meter freestyle relays.

North Callaway's Coleman covets state titles in hurdle events

A year removed from medalling with seventh- and eighth-place finishes in the boys’ 300- and 110-meter hurdles, respectively, Steven Coleman should be a strong contender for state titles this time around. The North Callaway junior will compete in both events when the Class 3 state track and field championships begin today at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

North Callaway’s Coleman makes Class 3 championships

TROY — Junior Steven Coleman qualified for the Class 3 state meet for the Thunderbirds by prevailing in both the boys’ 110- and 300-meter hurdles at the Sectional 2 championships Saturday.

Fulton’s Washington, Tobias qualify for Class 3 championships

TROY — Seniors Madison Washington and Hayley Tobias advanced to the Class 3 state meet for the Lady Hornets during Saturday’s Sectional 2 championships at Troy Buchanan High School.

Oberdiek, Lady Bulldogs place fourth in Class 2

JEFFERSON CITY — Sparked by junior Hannah Oberdiek’s first individual state title in the long jump, the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs finished fourth as a team as the Class 2 state track and field championships concluded Saturday.

MSD's Jones seeks repeat in Class 1 titles in 100, 200

Senior Nick Jones will attempt to add to his mark on the Missouri School for the Deaf’s rich track and field tradition. Jones will cap off his high school career by trying to repeat as state champion in the 100 and 200 meters when the Class 1 state championships begin today at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

South Callaway squads confidently 'expect to get to state'

Will compete in 23 events combined in Class 2

South Callaway’s emergence at the state track and field championships over the past two years is a product of an acceptable amount of boldness. A year removed from qualifying in 17 events, South Callaway will compete in an amazing 23 — 12 in the girls’ division and 11 on the boys’ side — when the Class 2 state championships commence late this morning at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

Bulldogs blitz Eugene 12-4, share SMC title with Fatima

MOKANE — This had to ease some of the sting for the South Callaway Bulldogs.

T-Birds' rally falls short in District 8 semifinal loss to Hallsville

MONTGOMERY CITY — No. 2 seed Hallsville came up with three runs in the top of the eighth inning to trip the No. 3 North Callaway Thunderbirds 11-8 in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals Tuesday night.

North Callaway tops Wright City to advance to district semifinals

Junior starter Paul Zerr threw a four-hitter and struck out eight in the No. 3 seed Thunderbirds’ 7-2 first-round win over the No. 6 Wildcats at the Class 3, District 8 Tournament on Saturday night. Zerr allowed two unearned runs and walked two while raising his season record to 4-2. Helped by four North Callaway errors, Wright City (14-11) tallied both of their runs in the top of the second inning.

Tipton jolts Wildcats on walk-off home run in district semifinals

New Bloomfield senior reliever Ethan Massman gave up a walk-off, two-run home run to Tipton’s Dylan Tate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the No. 3 seed Wildcats’ 7-5 loss to the No. 2 Cardinals in the Class 2, District 8 semifinals Monday night. New Bloomfield — which made the semifinals after edging No. 6 seed New Haven 6-5 in eight innings on Saturday — finished its season at 9-13. Tipton (19-6) will play either top-seeded Linn or No. 4 Russellville for the District 8 title at 6 tonight.