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Hornets finish third at Marshall Invitational

Fulton split its four dual matches in taking third place at the Marshall Invitational on Friday.

Errors thwart North Callaway in EMO loss to Clopton

The Thunderbirds were plagued by six errors in Tuesday night’s 4-2 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the unbeaten Hawks.

Hornets stay hot, sink state-ranked Boonville

Fulton has won three in a row, six of its last eight

Fulton head coach Darren Masek and his Hornets baseball team have every reason to be pleased with their present position.

Fulton shuts out Liberty for first win of the season

The Hornets broke into the win column behind their convincing 9-0 shutout of the Eagles on Tuesday.

Lady Bulldogs' Oberdiek, Jennings capture victories in field events

South Callaway seniors Hannah Oberdiek and Sarah Jennings triumphed in the girls’ long jump and javelin throw, respectively, at the Northwest Invitational on Saturday.

Hornets come in second at Blair Oaks Invitational

Senior Sam Christensen won two events and senior Noah Given and sophomore Jared Eliuk supplied victories Saturday to direct the Fulton boys to a second-place team finish at the Blair Oaks Invitational.

Hornets tennis team falls at Moberly

MOBERLY — The Fulton Hornets tennis team dropped five of six doubles matches in succumbing to the Moberly Spartans 9-3 in Friday’s North Central Missouri Conference encounter.

Missouri Valley blanks Blue Jays tennis team

The Westminster College Blue Jays tennis team tumbled to 1-7 on the season after Thursday’s 9-0 non-conference home loss to the Missouri Valley College Vikings (8-5) at the Elder Tennis Courts.

Wildcats’ Withers picks up Montgomery medalist honors

MONTGOMERY CITY — New Bloomfield sophomore Gannon Withers shot a 2-over par 37 to collect medalist honors in Friday’s quad match with host Montgomery County, Silex and Wright City.

Oberdiek, Mann spark Lady Bulldogs to third-place finish at Versailles Invite

VERSAILLES — Senior Hannah Oberdiek and freshman Adrian Mann each won events Thursday as the South Callaway girls' track and field team came in third overall at the Versailles Invitational.

Stewart’s slam, eight RBIs fuel Owls’ thrashing of Hannibal-LaGrange

Cody Stewart’s mammoth display demolished Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Bulldogs finish first in quad at Eugene

EUGENE — Steered by a pair of 41s from junior Logan Taylor and sophomore Blake Parker, the South Callaway Bulldogs golf team narrowly took first place in Thursday’s quad matchup at Redfield Golf Course.

Defensive breakdown costs T-Birds in loss to Bulldogs

MOKANE — In what proved to be a sharp pitching duel, the South Callaway Bulldogs benefitted from the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defensive hiccup.

Coleman’s four wins help T-Birds share MSD title

Senior Steven Coleman collected victories in four events Thursday in powering the North Callaway track and field team to a share of the boys’ team championship at the 28th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational in Fulton.

Lady Owls halt slide in AMC split with Williams Baptist

The William Woods University Lady Owls stopped their four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion.

Fulton bows to Boonville to open NCMC tennis play

The Hornets slipped to 0-3 on the season after dropping their North Central Missouri Conference opener to the Pirates 8-4 on Thursday night.

Martin directs Wildcats in quad meet at Eugene

Senior Ridge Martin shot a 36 to guide New Bloomfield in a quad matchup with host Eugene, South Callaway and Fatima on Thursday at Redfield Golf Course.

William Woods’ Rushworth, Mansour add national golf honors

Will Rushworth and Celia Mansour — a pair of William Woods University freshmen — were named the NAIA national men’s and women’s golfers of the week, respectively, on Wednesday.

Shoemaker, Bulldogs take second at Owensville meet

OWENSVILLE — Senior Mason Shoemaker was victorious in the boys’ 100 and 200 meters to spur the South Callaway Bulldogs track and field team to a second-place finish at the Owensville Quad on Tuesday.

Bowling Green baffles T-Birds in 4-1 EMO loss

BOWLING GREEN — The North Callaway Thunderbirds mustered just two hits in a 4-1 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the Bowling Green Bobcats on Wednesday night.

Principia shuts out Lady Blue Jays tennis team

ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays tennis team remained winless in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at 0-3 after being blanked by the Principia College Lady Panthers on Tuesday.

Chirstensen, Hornets go second-place finish at Bowling Green Meet

Fulton also comes in fourth in girls' division

The proof of progress made here by the Fulton Hornets and Lady Hornets track and field teams was plain to see in the medal count. Senior Sam Christensen prevailed in both the boys’ high jump and 110-meter hurdles, and was part of Fulton’s winning 400 relay to help steer the Hornets to a second-place team finish at the Bowling Green Mini Medal meet Tuesday night.

Withers directs New Bloomfield to quad win

Sophomore Gannon Withers carded a 44 to lead the Wildcats to their first victory of the season in Wednesday’s quad meet with host Hallsville, Missouri Military Academy and Harrisburg.

WWU golf teams sweep Spring Invite championships

No matter the hue, the William Woods University men’s and women’s golf teams dominated their own WWU Spring Invitational.

Wright City buries Thunderbirds with late outburst

AUXVASSE — Wright City broke the game open with a nine-run outburst in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night, pulling away for a 15-5 Eastern Missouri Conference romp over the North Callaway Thunderbirds.

Bulldogs rally past Linn in SMC opener

LINN — South Callaway broke a 4-all tie when two runs scored on senior second baseman Trevor Miller’s suicide squeeze bunt in the top of the seventh inning in the Bulldogs' 6-5 win over Linn in Tuesday night's Show-Me Conference opener.

Fulton’s Pani wins three events in 9th/10th Grade Invitational

Freshman Kate Pani prevailed in the girls’ 100 meters, high jump and long jump to guide the Lady Hornets at their own Fulton 9th/10th Grade Invitational on Tuesday.

Owls push winning streak to six, rally past Avila in extra innings

Second game of doubleheader suspended due to darkness

The William Woods University baseball team was able to build on its winning streak, but nightfall prevented the Owls from adding to it.

William Woods, MidAmerica Nazarene split twinbill

Freshman starter Bre Logan threw a four-hitter in the nightcap and junior shortstop Shelby LeCuru doubled twice and drove in a run as the Lady Owls split Tuesday’s doubleheader with the Lady Pioneers.

Fulton boys drop tennis opener to Osage

Freshman Haydon Windsor was responsible for the Hornets’ lone win in Tuesday’s 8-1 season-opening loss to the visiting Indians.

Westminster trips Keuka to close Florida trip

The Blue Jays broke a 4-all tie with the Wolfpack by putting up three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to halt their three-game losing streak 8-4 on Friday.

Martin paces New Bloomfield in golf season opener at Salisbury

Senior Ridge Martin shot a 43 to direct the Wildcats in Thursday’s season opener against host Salisbury, Glasgow and Fayette.

Brinker, Totta receive coaches' all-state acclaim

North Callaway senior guard Elaine Brinker and Fulton junior guard Sloane Totta continue to add more postseason basketball honors.

Hornets lack offense in 7-0 loss to Boonville

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Hornets baseball team managed only three hits and suffered its third straight loss in dropping its North Central Missouri Conference opener to Boonville 7-0 on Wednesday.

Brinker, Hagedorn to play in EMO Senior Showcase

KINGDOM CITY — Elaine Brinker and Brandon Hagedorn will represent North Callaway in the Eastern Missouri Conference’s seventh-annual Basketball Senior Showcase games Friday night at Mark Twain High School.

Twelve Callaway basketball players earn media honors

In terms of Callaway County basketball, it was a dandy dozen.

French receives honorable mention recognition on NAIA All-American team

William Woods University senior guard Blake French was an honorable-mention selection on the 2014-15 NAIA Division I All-American women's basketball team announced Wednesday.

William Woods golf teams sweep titles at Cape Girardeau tourney

CAPE GIRARDEAU — The top-ranked Owls squeezed out a victory while the second-ranked Lady Owls coasted to a convincing win as the Challenge at Dalhousie wrapped up play Tuesday.

Blue Jays fall by a run in Florida

WINTER HAVEN, Florida — The Westminster College Blue Jays baseball team slipped to 7-4 on the season after Wednesday’s narrow 7-6 loss to Rochester Institute. Further details from the game were not available at press time.

Owls' defense breaks down in loss to Williams Baptist

The William Woods University Owls baseball team easily out-hit the Williams Baptist (Arkansas) College Eagles 9-3, but crippled themselves defensively by committing six errors in Friday night’s 5-1 American Midwest Conference loss at Backer Sports Complex.

Lady Owls move win streak to six with Hannibal-LaGrange sweep

The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team stretched its season-high winning streak to six games with Friday’s AMC doubleheader sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange University at Backer Sports Complex.

No. 2 William Woods takes fifth at Florida tournament

The second-ranked Lady Owls took fifth place with a 42-over par 626 (314-312) as the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational wrapped up Tuesday.

Top-ranked William Woods finishes fourth in Florida

The No. 1-ranked William Woods University men’s golf team made a late scramble up the leaderboard in Tuesday’s final round to finish fourth at the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational.

Clapp, Owls cruise past Culver-Stockton in 8-1 victory

William Woods breaks out for season-high 15 hits

Senior third baseman Austin Clapp had three hits and drove in three runs to spark a season-high 15-hit rampage as the William Woods University Owls ripped Culver-Stockton College 8-1 on Tuesday.

Haley leaves behind rich baseball legacy

Former New Bloomfield coach led Wildcats to six state titles, died March 6

With Rod Haley involved, Tony Phillips never had any doubt.

Lady Owls set to meet Bethel in first round of NAIA tourney

The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team will face fifth-ranked Bethel (Tennessee) University next week in the first round of the 35th-annual NAIA Division I women’s national tournament.

Top-ranked Owls golf team comes in second at NAIA Contender

IRVING, Texas — The No. 1 William Woods University men's golf team amassed a 17-over par 585 team total (304-281) in taking second place at the NAIA Contender at the TPC on Tuesday.

Rulo leaving Bulldogs to become new Helias coach

Tim Rulo, who directed the South Callaway Bulldogs football team to a Class 2 runner-up finish a little more than three months ago, was named the new head coach at Helias in a surprise announcement Monday.

Fulton girls' rally not enough in District 8 semifinal loss to Warrenton

The Lady Hornets painted themselves into a late corner again, but they couldn’t come up with a finishing rally to extend their season.

Lady Owls hold off Park, reach AMC semifinals

The Williams Woods University Lady Owls sizzled at the beginning and then had to survive at the end.