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.
The Lady Hornets painted themselves into a late corner again, but they couldn’t come up with a finishing rally to extend their season.
The Williams Woods University Lady Owls sizzled at the beginning and then had to survive at the end.
Sophomore center Kennedy Volkart, averaging a double-double in the Lady Owls’ conference wins last week over Columbia College and Missouri Baptist University, was named American Midwest Conference player of the week Monday.
DJ Johnson made sure the William Woods University Owls made it to the next round of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.
Junior first baseman Jordan Dey hit four home runs and drove in nine runs last weekend for the Owls and was selected American Midwest Conference player of the week Monday.
Father Tolton’s Michael Porter Jr. put on his normal spectacular show, while the South Callaway Bulldogs showed that they were not in awe of the No. 1-ranked Trailblazers.
New Bloomfield's season ends in District 8 title loss
RUSSELLVILLE — When senior forward Ashley Kelley flipped in the jumper in the lane, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats could see their chance coming into view.
The third-seeded Bulldogs stunned the state-ranked, No. 2 seed Pintos by outscoring them 22-2 in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 60-34 triumph in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team procured the North Central Missouri Conference title with a perfect 6-0 mark, and its dominance was reflected on the 2014-15 all-conference squad. Led by its trio of junior state champions — Josh McClure (138 pounds), Zach Benner (195) and Trenton Clines (145) — Fulton occupied the first-team spots in eight of the 14 weight classes.
The No. 2 seed Lady Blue Jays’ season ended Thursday night when they were ousted by the No. 3 Lady Red Devils 71-58 in the semifinals of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
The Lady Owls, fueled by free throws, logged their fifth straight win by outscoring the Lady Cougars 44-31 in the second half to rally for the 66-59 AMC victory Thursday night.
New Bloomfield will face top-seeded, state-ranked Tipton in showdown for title Friday night
RUSSELLVILLE — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats will get another chance to take down the state-ranked Tipton Lady Cardinals.
The Fulton Hornets were outscored by the state-ranked Moberly Spartans 19-10 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 59-54 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Hornets' McClure, Benner, Clines bring home state titles
Josh McClure, Zach Benner and Trenton Clines collaborated to carry out a remarkable program first for the Fulton Hornets wrestling team. The Fulton juniors’ extraordinary night, though, was almost upstaged by a tense, dramatic sprint to the finish between the Hornets and perennial power Oak Grove for the Class 2 team title.
COLUMBIA — For these three Fulton juniors, one gets his chance at a rare repeat, the second gets his opportunity to rectify and the other gets his first experience.
Fulton leads tight team battle with 31.5 points
The Fulton Hornets profited from their previous presence at the state wrestling championships, and that has them sitting at the front of the pack in Class 2. Fulton — sparked by a skilled group of juniors who are state veterans — moved nine of its 12 qualifiers into this morning’s Class 2 quarterfinals as the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships got underway Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
McClure, Benner are favorites to win titles at 138 and 195 pounds
Fulton head coach Eric Hudson could detect something that set this gifted group apart before it even became an essential component of the Hornets’ wrestling program.
North Callaway trips EMO foe Mark Twain 64-52
The North Callaway Thunderbirds connected on 12-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal a 64-52 Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Mark Twain Tigers on Tuesday night.
Fulton locks up District 2 title in impressive fashion
The state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team will be stacked with strength in numbers, but head coach Eric Hudson cautions that it’s no guarantee. Still, Hudson has to like the odds when it comes to Fulton’s chances for a shot at the Class 2 state title.
Fulton rolls to Class 2, District 2 team title
MEXICO — For the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team, it was a breeze.
Championships start tonight, continue Saturday
With the noteworthy accomplishments the Fulton Hornets wrestling team has accumulated so far this season, it has attracted added attention. Particularly from opponents.
The Ladybirds outscored the Lady Owls 33-14 in the second and third quarters combined, charging their way to a 57-37 Eastern Missouri Conference romp Thursday night.
WRIGHT CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds connected on 4-of-8 free throws in the final 40 seconds to outlast the Wright City Wildcats for a 56-53 Eastern Missouri Conference triumph Tuesday night.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Five players were featured in double figures and the New Bloomfield Wildcats outscored the Chamois Pirates 27-9 in the second quarter of Tuesday night’s 79-52 Show-Me Conference blitz.
Senior guard Cory Hanger directed four players in double figures and the Bulldogs kept themselves in contention for a Show-Me Conference title with Thursday night’s 77-66 win over the Comets.
The Thunderbirds erased an early 14-point deficit but couldn’t complete a late comeback in Friday night’s 61-53 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to the Indians.
The state-ranked Lady Wildcats roughed up the Lady Cats by outscoring them 43-8 in the first half of Saturday’s commanding 63-25 victory at Moberly Area Community College.
Senior guard Elaine Brinker delivered a perfect performance in eclipsing the 1,000-point career plateau in the Ladybirds’ 55-31 Eastern Missouri Conference romp Friday night.
Fulton to meet state-ranked California in Southern Boone semifinals
ASHLAND — The Fulton Hornets didn’t wilt under the circumstances.
MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges broke out for a game-high 31 points to fuel the South Callaway Bulldogs’ 91-58 Show-Me Conference rout of the Russellville Indians on Tuesday night.
MEXICO — Three players scored in double figures and the New Bloomfield Wildcats pulled away in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 62-44 victory over the Missouri Military Academy Colonels.
The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles fell behind the Chamois Pirates 15-4 after one quarter in dropping their second straight home game in a 49-25 loss Tuesday night.
MOKANE — The state-ranked New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats weathered shooting difficulties and rallied by outscoring the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs 21-12 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 50-45 Show-Me Conference triumph.
Fulton easily overpowers NCMC foe Marshall 69-6
Fulton head coach Eric Hudson is hoping that his state-ranked Hornets wrestling team is getting closer to being back at full strength. With a sizable group of Fulton wrestlers returning to the lineup despite dealing with a variety of injuries, the Hornets ended the regular season in perfect style with a 69-6 dismantling of NCMC foe Marshall on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Bulldogs bounced back from a title-game loss to Salisbury by possibly setting a school record for their prolific point total in Monday night’s 104-46 manhandling of the Colonels.
The Eagles shot just 27 percent (10-of-37) as a team and committed 34 turnovers in Monday night’s 55-22 home loss to the Panthers.
New Bloomfield prevails behind free-throw shooting in fourth quarter
The state-ranked New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats showed they were deserving of the premier billing.
No. 5 seed North Callaway scores game's first 18 points, dumps No. 2 Bowling Green
The North Callaway Ladybirds proved that projections sometimes mean very little.
Fulton hits 12-of-14 from line in fourth quarter to clinch NCMC victory
Shackled by shooting difficulties in their offensive sets, the Fulton Lady Hornets profited from what was freely made available. Fulton outscored Moberly 21-11 in the fourth quarter, making 12-of-14 free throws during that span, as the Lady Hornets turned back the Lady Spartans 57-48 in a North Central Missouri Conference win Friday night.
The No. 3 seed Lady Bulldogs were outscored by the No. 5 Lady Coyotes 22-12 in the second half of Friday night’s 39-30 loss in the third-place game of the 31st-annual Sturgeon Tournament.
The No. 2 seed Bulldogs moved on to a much-anticipated showdown in the championship after fending off the No. 3 Trojans 73-61 in Thursday night’s semifinals.
STURGEON — The state-ranked, top-seeded New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats straightened out their shooting issues in the second half, giving themselves a chance to contend for a championship.
BOWLING GREEN — Senior guard Elaine Brinker made all eight of her free throws in the last 1 minute, 31 seconds Wednesday night as the No. 5 seed North Callaway Ladybirds toppled the No. 1 Clopton Lady Hawks 50-47 in the semifinals of the 90th-annual Bowling Green Tournament.
STURGEON — Senior forwards Jacob Smith and Luke Horstman combined for 36 points in the No. 2 seed South Callaway Bulldogs’ 87-57 first-round throttling of the No. 7 New Bloomfield Wildcats on Tuesday night at the 31st-annual Sturgeon Tournament.
BOWLING GREEN — The No. 7 seed North Callaway Thunderbirds were outscored by the No. 2 Louisiana Bulldogs 38-29 in the second half of Tuesday night’s 61-53 first-round loss at the 90th-annual Bowling Green Tournament.
The host Westminster College Blue Jays halted their nine-game losing streak by outscoring the Principia (Illinois) College Panthers 44-33 in the second half of Tuesday night’s 67-56 SLIAC triumph on Henry P. Iba Court.
Bristol's pin punctuates 41-33 victory at Moberly
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team showed some gutsy resolve in bringing home the North Central Missouri Conference championship in dramatic fashion. Senior Clayton Bristol won the final match of the night with a pin at 285 pounds, locking up Fulton’s 41-33 victory over the Moberly Spartans on Tuesday night and allowing the unbeaten Hornets to clinch the NCMC title.
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team and head coach Eric Hudson traded some playful banter when it came to the significance of winning its own Jim Wallace Classic. With bigger aspirations looming as the district and state championships are now less than a month away, unbeaten Fulton locked up the title of its home tournament — named after the longtime Hornets head coach — for the third straight year Saturday at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Fulton Lady Hornets have been knocked around pretty good lately, but head coach TJ Quick is optimistic her squad’s fortunes are going to improve.