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Wright City topples Thunderbirds' JV football team

WRIGHT CITY — Freshman quarterback Garrett Dodge was responsible for the North Callaway Thunderbirds junior varsity's lone score in Monday night’s 28-8 loss to Wright City (1-1).

Westminster cross country teams both take second at CMU

FAYETTE — Westminster College junior Glenn Teubner and senior Jesse Edwards came in first and second, respectively, to steer the Blue Jays cross country team to a second-place finish in Saturday’s season-opening Central Methodist Eagle Invitational.

Lady Wildcats softball team takes second place at Hallsville Tournament

New Bloomfield falls prey to late Hallsville rally

HALLSVILLE — The host Hallsville Lady Indians rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats softball team 8-7 in the championship of the Hallsville Tournament on Saturday.

Lady Owls volleyball team goes 3-1 at Oklahoma tournament

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team swept Langston University (25-16, 27-25, 25-15) and Manhattan Christian University (25-19, 25-19, 25-21) on Saturday to finish 3-1 at the Oklahoma Wesleyan Tournament.

Lady Owls soccer team shut out by No. 6 Benedictine

ATCHISON, Kan. — The William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team was outshot by a decisive 28-1 margin in falling to 0-2 on the season after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to sixth-ranked Benedictine College.

Lady Bulldogs softball team finishes third in Battle tourney

COLUMBIA — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs softball team managed just one hit in taking third place in the second-annual War on the Battlefield Tournament after a 10-0 loss to Helias on Saturday.

Eagles easily manhandle No. 7 Bulldogs

The South Callaway Bulldogs have not been roughed up to this extent in a while, so head coach Zack Hess cautioned his players to not let it fester.

T-Birds ride late-game drama in collecting first win of season

Henry, Reno hook up on 50-yard go-ahead score with 2:12

The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ prospects for their first win of the season were a matter of time — and it was draining away.

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Prep Football: South Callaway looks to continue strong play from offensive line

MOKANE — Zack Hess was blown away by the blocking.

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Prep Football: North Callaway working to straighten out defense

KINGDOM CITY — This could be a good week for the North Callaway Thunderbirds defense to get right.

Lady Bulldogs profit from errors, rally to pick up first win

MOKANE — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs softball team capitalized on two errors in the bottom of the seventh inning, rallying for two runs to clip Van-Far 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Fulton cross country teams sweep opening Callaway meet

The Fulton Hornets and Lady Hornets cross country teams both collected first-place finishes in Tuesday’s season-opening Callaway County meet at the high school sports complex.

Ladybirds volleyball team stumbles at Southern Boone

ASHLAND — The North Callaway Ladybirds volleyball team split its nine kills between four players in Tuesday night’s 25-17, 25-12 loss to the Southern Boone Lady Eagles.

Lady Hornets volleyball team starts season with emotional victory

CENTRALIA — Senior setter Kenzie Shaw tallied six aces and handed out eight assists, steering the Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team to a 25-21, 25-21 triumph over the Centralia Lady Panthers in Tuesday night’s emotional season opener.

New Bloomfield golf team takes third at Eugene quad

EUGENE — Senior Hannah Cornman shot a personal-best 46 as the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team finished third in Wednesday’s quad meet with host Eugene, Sacred Heart and Eldon.

No. 7 Bulldogs roll with run game in Hess' debut

Starting fresh is just fine for Zack Hess and his South Callaway Bulldogs football team. South Callaway piled up a mammoth 549 yards rushing in Friday night’s season opener against Putnam County, and the Bulldogs delivered Hess with his first career victory as a head coach in his debut by punishing the Midgets 45-7.

Bulldogs overpower T-Birds to start season

North Callaway manages to put up 41 yards of offense

When there was little promising to glean from a decisively one-sided stat sheet, North Callaway head football coach Kevin O’Neal locked in on the unity shown by his Thunderbirds.

Westminster volleyball team selected third in SLIAC poll

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team was selected to finish third in the 2015 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason poll released Wednesday.

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Hess, South Callaway moving on after Class 2 runner-up finish in 2014

Zack Hess understands the magnitude of his undertaking. The South Callaway Bulldogs experienced their most extraordinary football season in school history in 2014, riding a 14-1 record to a Class 2 state runner-up finish.

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T-Birds switching things up

New coordinators in place at North Callaway

In an effort to be more efficient, North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Kevin O’Neal is doing more delegating when it comes to reassigning duties among his assistants.

Bulldogs battle uncertainty at QB at jamboree

With the 2015 season opener looming, the South Callaway Bulldogs suddenly find themselves in a predicament with their quarterback situation.

Westminster volleyball team adds trio of freshmen to roster

Westminster College head volleyball coach Curtis Madson has announced the addition of three freshmen — outside hitters Micha Frasher and Nikki Testerman, and defensive specialist Bridget Ringwald — to the Lady Blue Jays’ 2015 roster.

Westminster chosen fourth in UMAC football poll

The Westminster College Blue Jays football team is hoping to be better than middle of the pack.

WWU names McAndrews as baseball coach

The William Woods University baseball program’s search for its next head coach didn’t extend any further than its own dugout.

Munns departing after 10 seasons at William Woods

Will become head baseball coach at Columbia College

Columbia College is hoping Darren Munns can replicate the remarkable run of success he had with the William Woods University baseball program.

Class 2 state title game encounters another delay

The start time for today's Class 2 state baseball championship between New Bloomfield (17-9) and Valle Catholic (29-5) has been pushed back again due to ongoing rain in the St. Louis area. First pitch is now scheduled for 6 p.m. at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon.

Wildcats looking to pad title record

New Bloomfield covets eighth championship

Now that he’s fully immersed in it, Justin Forsythe understands the firm roots of New Bloomfield’s storied baseball heritage.

Bulldogs fall in Class 3 quarterfinals

Lutheran St. Charles scores nine in fifth, stuns South Callaway 15-11

ST. PETERS — In a playoff clash marked by momentous innings, Lutheran St. Charles struck with the one that mattered most.

Wildcats earn spot in Class 2 semifinals

MEMPHIS — Having more than redeemed themselves after an 0-6 start to the season, the New Bloomfield Wildcats will now get the chance to add to their rich baseball legacy.

Bulldogs edge Palmyra in Class 3 sectional

Clash with Lutheran South in quarterfinals this afternoon in St. Peters

MOKANE — Kaden Helsel supplied the South Callaway Bulldogs with a sensational pitching effort and just a smidgen enough of offense.

Owls complete season at NAIA championships

William Woods University senior Nick Zink and juniors Gabriel Dos Santos and Rhett Cook watched their season end Friday after they failed to qualify for the finals at the NAIA outdoor national championships.

No. 3 Owls come in second at NAIA golf championships

Houlding adds second-place individual finish

The William Woods University men’s golf team couldn’t quite catch the College of Coastal Georgia, but the Owls still came away with their best-ever finish.

Lady Bulldogs' 400 relay finishes third

After sailing to her second consecutive state title in the Class 2 girls’ long jump, South Callaway senior Hannah Oberdiek played a role in helping the Lady Bulldogs earn their other medal.

Fulton schedules camp for first two weeks of June

Fulton head football coach Pat Kelley and his staff of assistants will conduct a camp during the first two weeks of June for prospective players entering grades 7-12 this fall.

No. 3 Owls still in second at NAIA golf championships

Houlding makes amazing climb, lands in fifth place

The William Woods University Owls golf team stayed stationary but still lost some ground to the leader, while trying to hold off a tight pack.

New Bloomfield, Linn to tussle for Class 2, District 8 title

Postponed championship to be played tonight at South Callaway

NEW BLOOMFIELD — New Bloomfield set the stage for an all-Show-Me Conference showdown between Wildcats for the Class 2, District 8 title.

T-Birds’ Coleman advances to sectionals in four events

North Callaway senior Steven Coleman cruised on to sectional competition by winning the boys’ 100 and 200 meters, and 110 and 300 hurdles in Saturday’s Class 3, District 4 championships at Centralia High School.

Lady Hornets’ Tobias makes sectional meet in high jump

Junior Madi Tobias was Fulton’s lone sectional qualifier after taking second place in the girls’ high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, in Saturday’s Class 4, District 4 championships at Parkway Central High School.

No. 5 Lady Owls tie for second at NAIA golf championships

The William Woods Lady Owls golf team’s scramble on the last day was well worth it.

Fulton, New Bloomfield district games rained out

The Hornets and Wildcats, respectively, will have to wait a couple of days after their district openers were rained out Saturday.

Bulldogs easily make District 8 semifinals

Centralia eliminates Thunderbirds behind late home run

The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t allow themselves to be distracted while easily reaching their next destination.

Fulton falls in early hole in third-place loss to Fatima

The Hornets spotted the state-ranked Comets a 7-0 advantage in falling 10-5 in the rescheduled third-place game of the 21st-annual Fulton Tournament on Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.

No. 24 William Woods bows out of NAIA Opening Round

BELLEVUE, Neb. — A fast start by Mayville State (North Dakota) University was too much for 24th-ranked William Woods University to overcome, signalling the end of the Owls’ season.

No. 5 Lady Owls tied for third at NAIA golf championships

POOLER, Ga. — At the midway point of the NAIA national women’s golf championships, the fifth-ranked William Woods University Lady Owls are part of the talk when it comes to a title.

North Callaway squads both take fourth at EMO championships

Senior Steven Coleman was selected the conference’s male hurdler and sprinter of the year in directing the Thunderbirds to a fourth-place finish tie at the Eastern Missouri Conference championships Tuesday night.

Wildcats rally to record sixth straight victory

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The surging New Bloomfield Wildcats rallied behind back-to-back big innings to keep their winning streak intact.

South Callaway boys take third place at Viburnum

VIBURNUM — Sophomore Bennett Hager logged the South Callaway Bulldogs’ only victory in the pole vault to pace them to a third-place finish at the Viburnum Mac Attack Invitational on Tuesday.

No. 3 William Woods men surge to AMC golf title

The third-ranked William Woods University Owls, directed by individual champion Billy McKenzie, easily wrapped up the American Midwest Conference men’s golf title by 25 strokes at the Dalhousie Course on Tuesday.

North Callaway bows to Mexico in six innings

The state-ranked Bulldogs preyed on four errors by the Thunderbirds to pile on nine runs in the bottom of the third inning in Tuesday night’s 12-2, consolation-bracket game in the 21st-annual Fulton Tournament.

South Callaway bats silent in loss to Blair Oaks

The suddenly scuffling Bulldogs produced only one hit and committed five errors in Saturday’s 4-0 non-conference loss to the Falcons.