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Principia topples Lady Blue Jays volleyball team

ELSAH, Ill. — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team stumbled in its regular-season finale Tuesday night and was swept by Principia College 25-19, 25-23 and 25-21 in SLIAC play.

Lady Owls volleyball team upends Hannibal-LaGrange

HANNIBAL — Junior outside hitter Emily Becker logged a match-high 10 kills in the William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team's 25-18, 25-13 and 25-16 AMC win over Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday night.

Lady Blue Jays soccer team falls to Webster in SLIAC semifinals

FENTON — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team proved to be a bit of a handful for Webster University.

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Hanger's six-TD performance sparks No. 3 Bulldogs

South Callaway will host Lafayette County in unbeaten, ranked clash for District 7 title

Cory Hanger casually walked toward the South Callaway sideline, ignoring the punt he didn’t need to pick up.

Panthers put mute on Thunderbirds' offense

Nothing seemed to work for the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offense. North Callaway managed just 210 net yards and committed four turnovers Friday night as the No. 2 seed Thunderbirds were shut out by No. 3 Palmyra 36-0 in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals.

T-Birds look for run game to re-emerge

The North Callaway Thunderbirds will need their running game to resurface. Limited to a season-low 39 yards rushing in last week’s 48-24 quarterfinal victory over Montgomery County, No. 2 seed North Callaway will try to get going on the ground again Friday night when the Thunderbirds (6-4) host No. 3 Palmyra (6-4) in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals. Kickoff is at 7.

No. 3 Bulldogs’ defense digs in for heavy dose of Indians’ Creed

The South Callaway defense expects to see plenty of Hallsville senior running back Skyler Creed. The Bulldogs are just not sure to what extent. Top-seeded South Callaway — undefeated at 10-0 and ranked third in the state — hosts Creed and the No. 4 seed Indians (8-2) tonight in a Class 2, District 7 semifinal. Kickoff is at 7. In tonight’s other District 7 semifinal, No. 2 seed Lafayette County (10-0) — ranked seventh — will be at home against No. 6 seed Cole Camp (9-1).

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team swept by SLIAC foe Webster

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team was taken down by the Webster University Lady Gorloks in Tuesday night’s 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home loss.

Lady Blue Jays soccer team plays to SLIAC tie with Fontbonne

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team battled to a 1-1 standoff with the Fontbonne University Lady Griffins in Tuesday night’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home match.

Seibolt, Blue Jays soccer team down Fontbonne 2-0

Freshman midfielder Dustin Seibolt tallied both goals Tuesday night as the host Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team blanked Fontbonne University 2-0 in a pivotal SLIAC match.

No. 3 Bulldogs shed slow start, still roll

Prepare to host Hallsville in District 7 semifinal showdown

The South Callaway Bulldogs’ normally fast-starting offense wasn’t acting like itself and needed a little time to get going.

Thunderbirds throw down on Wildcats

Will stay home vs. Palmyra in District 6 semifinal game

Montgomery County devoted its defensive resources to diminishing North Callaway’s run game.

North Callaway gets rematch in district football opener

Against Montgomery County

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds will likely have some surprises in store to spice up the second time around.

South Callaway to face winless Knob Noster

The look of a district football mismatch

MOKANE — Do the math. Going by the numbers, the state-ranked and undefeated South Callaway Bulldogs will be a formidable favorite when they host the winless Knob Noster Panthers tonight in the Class2, District 7 quarterfinals. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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Higgins, Branson steer T-Birds' comeback

Climb to No. 2 seed in Class 2, District 6

The North Callaway Thunderbirds rallied behind a pair of remarkable rushing performances to make an upward move in the district standings.

No. 3 Bulldogs finish flawless run to first EMO title

Also secure top seed in Class 2, District 7

The undefeated and state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs plowed a perfect path to the Eastern Missouri Conference title, then received an immediate reward.

Seeds at stake as North Callaway faces Van-Far

Positioning for districts

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds are looking for another peak to propel them.

South Callaway to battle Bowling Green for title

Of Eastern Missouri Conference

MOKANE — The wait appears to be over for the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs to receive a worthy test.

North Callaway blanked by Tolton to end season

The Thunderbirds committed five turnovers in being shut out by the Trailblazers 13-0 on Wednesday night.

North Callaway swept by Tolton to end regular season

The Ladybirds ended the regular season with a 25-22, 25-5 loss to the Lady Trailblazers on Thursday night.

Blue Jays' Plassmeyer picks up UMAC honor

Westminster College senior quarterback Joe Plassmeyer has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for the second time this season.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team stretches win streak to six

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team extended its winning streak to six matches with Tuesday night’s 25-17, 25-19, 25-27 and 25-20 SLIAC triumph over visiting Fontbonne University.

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.