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Lady Hornets volleyball teams goes 1-2-1 at Versailles Tournament

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 manhandles Ladybirds volleyball team

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.

Hentges logs another hot performance

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.

Offense bogs down in mud, Thunderbirds bow to Wildcats

The mud made a mess of the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offensive intentions.

North Callaway will pass if Wright City defense gambles

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.

South Callaway still planning on pushing the pace

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.

Love, Lady Wildcats blank Belle in District 10 first round

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.

Ladybirds softball team rolls into District 11 semifinals

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.

New Bloomfield drops regular season, SMC finale to St. Elizabeth

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.

Hornets soccer team topples No. 1 Southern Boone

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.

T-Birds get back on track behind seniors

The North Callaway Thunderbirds leaned on senior leadership to steer them back on course.

No. 3 Bulldogs secure first shutout, pound Wildcats

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.

Defense shining for South Callaway

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.

North Callaway mindful of district seed

Facing Clopton/Elsberry

KINGDOM CITY — With a pivotal district game looming, the North Callaway Thunderbirds don’t have time to dwell.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team sweeps MacMurray

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.

Lady Owls volleyball team stays perfect in AMC

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.

Lady Owls soccer team plays to tie with Missouri Baptist

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.

Owls soccer team blanks Missouri Baptist

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 outlasts Lady Bulldogs softball team

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.

Marshall downs Lady Hornets volleyball team

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.

Lady Bulldogs' Finney claims all-SMC cross country status

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.

Westminster goes 1-1 SLIAC home matches

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.

William Woods sweep Freed-Hardeman for AMC win

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.

William Woods rolls past Williams Baptist for AMC win

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.

Westminster women topple Blackburn SLIAC soccer opener

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.

Sheehan scores twice, Westminster tops Blackburn in SLIAC play

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.

William Woods shuts out Williams Baptist for AMC win

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.

St. Scholastica's third-quarter outburst trips Blue Jays

The Westminster College Blue Jays football team couldn’t compensate for St. Scholastica’s scoring spree.

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No. 3 Bulldogs put on 'optimal' performance, rough up T-Birds

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.

Rulo, O’Neal develop friendship as Bulldogs, T-Birds renew rivalry

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.

Ausfahl, Ladybirds blank Silex for EMO win

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.

T-Birds eighth-grade football team suffers first loss

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.

Lady Bulldogs shut out by Eugene in SMC loss

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.

Lady Wildcats golf team finishes first at Eugene Tournament

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.

Grant Gaines, Hornets cross country team take first at Boonville

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.

Westminster edged out by Simpson

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.

North Callaway tumbles agains EMO foe Wright City

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.

Fulton slips late in NCMC loss to Kirksville

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.

Ausfahl, Ladybirds stay perfect in EMO, pound Community

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, special-teams TDs energize No. 3 'Dogs

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.

T-Birds use balance to take down Tigers

On his scale of satisfaction, this one rated an 11 for North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal.

South Callaway sorting through its options

Heading into game against Wright City

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs’ defensive unit has been doling out harsh lessons for overwhelmed opponents so far, but it has been putting in some extra study time of its own.

North Callaway strives for stability against Mark Twain

In game tonight

North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal wants to see his Thunderbirds exclude the ebbs and fixate on finding more of a smooth, stable flow.

New Bloomfield’s Brooke Kelley shares medalist honors in dual

Senior Brooke Kelley carded a 38 over nine holes to split medalist honors in guiding the Lady Hornets in Wednesday’s dual with Russellville at Redfield Golf Course.

MSD bows to Chamois in three sets

The host Lady Eagles slipped to 0-4 on the season after Thursday night’s 25-9, 25-14 and 25-8 loss to the Lady Pirates.

North Callaway goes down to Centralia in straight sets

The Ladybirds tumbled to 2-5 overall after bowing to the Lady Panthers 25-6 and 25-10 on Thursday night.

Cassidy, North Callaway down Montgomery County

Senior starter Danielle Cassidy threw a two-hitter and set a school record with 19 strikeouts in the Ladybirds’ 6-1 EMO victory over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.

Lady Hornets erupt at plate, end skid with Marshall win

The Fulton Lady Hornets softball team broke out at the plate in bringing a halt to its skid. Freshman pinch-hitter Kendalyn Roesner was 4-for-4 with a triple, four runs batted in and scored once Thursday night, triggering a 13-hit rampage as Fulton stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 15-5 North Central Missouri Conference romp over Marshall.

William Woods women's, men's golf teams sweep CMU Eagle Invitational

BOONVILLE — The William Woods University women's and men's golf teams both set school records for 36 holes in claiming the titles as the Central Methodist University Eagle Invitational concluded Tuesday at Hail Ridge Golf Course.

Arrowood throws perfect game in Lady Bulldogs' romp

FAYETTE — Sophomore starter Konnor Arrowood tossed a perfect game as the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs softball team manhandled Fayette 11-0 in five innings Tuesday night.