Five Westminster College players scored in double figures Saturday as the surging Lady Blue Jays edged out the Eureka (Ill.) College 79-76 in SLIAC play at Iba Court.
Senior forward Jacob Haubner totaled a team-high 15 points — No. 4 seed North Callaway’s only double-digit scoring effort — in the Thunderbirds’ 53-43 loss to top-seeded Fatima in the semifinals of the Southern Boone Classic on Thursday night.
ASHLAND — Obviously affected by some disheartening news, the North Callaway Ladybirds made a shocking, early exit from the Southern Boone Classic.
North Callaway senior forward Zac Eads put up a game-high 20 points and the fourth-seeded Thunderbirds forced 17 turnovers in their 54-42 first-round win over No. 5 Linn on Tuesday night at the Southern Boone Classic.
The Thunderbirds survived a shaky final minute to stop their three-game losing streak with Friday night’s slim 54-53 win over the Cardinals.
The No. 20 William Woods University Lady Owls held Missouri Baptist University without a basket for almost 11 minutes in the second half Thursday night, ultimately coasting to a 69-43 AMC victory at Anderson Arena.
ASHLAND — Junior guard Jaida Gray and junior forward Maddie Sorell combined for 43 points Wednesday night to spark the North Callaway Ladybirds to a 62-45 victory over Southern Boone.
The Fulton Hornets were staggered by a slow start. Dalton Powell put up a game-high 22 points and Hannibal led by as many as 25 in the first half before settling for a 59-44 North Central Missouri Conference victory over Fulton on Tuesday night.
The Fulton Hornets made it interesting and tense late in Friday night’s game against the Helias Crusaders. But the Hornets’ late surge wasn’t enough in a 48-41 loss to the Crusaders.
The heavyweights exerted their influence for the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team in its North Central Missouri Conference battle against rival Mexico.
The William Woods University Owls sustained their best conference start in the program’s history with a prolific effort.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Morgan Brandt scored a game-high 19 points and Fatima toppled New Bloomfield’s three-game winning streak with a 57-27 Show-Me Conference romp over the Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night.
North Callaway senior guard Justin Murphy scored a game-high 18 points, including six in the extra frame to help the Thunderbirds secure a 55-49 overtime Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Community R-6 Trojans on Monday night.
Freshman guard Sloane Totta’s 14 points led the Lady Hornets as they outlasted the Boonville Lady Pirates 43-40 in the third-place game of the California Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The North Callaway Ladybirds won’t get another shot at a state-ranked showdown against Hermann, which this time would have been with a tournament championship on the line.
MOKANE — Kyle Ruediger and the New Haven Shamrocks were responsible for slowing the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ surge.
The state-ranked North Callaway Ladybirds didn’t need long to remove any possibility of suspense.
Junior guard Priscila Santos delivered a game-high 23 points Saturday afternoon to help fuel the No. 18 William Woods University Lady Owls to a 68-57 AMC victory over Harris-Stowe State University. William Woods — which took a 28-20 advantage into halftime at Anderson Arena — pushed its winning streak to seven games. The Lady Owls are now 11-1 overall and 2-0 in the American Midwest Conference.
BOWLING GREEN — Ricky Dawson served up a stirring finish to stamp out the Fulton Hornets’ six-game slide.
It should come as no surprise that Fulton native and Olympic champion Helen Stephens heads up the inaugural class in the William Woods University Athletics Hall of Fame.
KINGDOM CITY — Junior center Brett Metcalf came off the bench to score seven of his career-high 18 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, helping the North Callaway Thunderbirds hold off Silex in a 60-59 EMO victory.
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs gave themselves a chance with a deliberate offensive approach. In the end, Miranda Brandt and Allison Mehmert both scored 13 points and state-ranked Chamois outlasted South Callaway in a 30-27 Show-Me Conference victory over the Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
MOBERLY — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team, with six individuals going unbeaten, extended its season record to 10-0 by prevailing in all seven of its matches at Moberly’s Spartan Duals on Friday and Saturday.
Sarah Rhine broke out for a game-high 33 points Tuesday night, powering Eldon to a 66-53 victory over the slumping Fulton Lady Hornets at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
North Callaway turns back Macon in 43-38 win
North Callaway head coach Jack Peace is doing his best to enjoy the Ladybirds’ unbeaten status at this early stage of the season.
The Fulton Lady Hornets are five games into the season and, after Thursday night’s North Central Missouri Conference opener against the Marshall Lady Owls, excuses are no longer welcome. Freshman guard Sloane Totta led Fulton with 16 points and added eight rebounds in the Lady Hornets’ 55-46 loss to Marshall. The loss was the fourth in a row for Fulton, which tumbled to 1-4 overall.
CENTRALIA — Junior forward Maddie Sorell supplied a game-high 21 points Wednesday night, steering the unbeaten North Callaway Ladybirds to a 50-38 win over Salisbury in the semifinals of the 57th-annual Centralia Invitational Tournament.
Fulton Hornets wrestling coach Eric Hudson stressed to his team the importance of being aggressive in their North Central Missouri Conference match with the Marshall Owls on Tuesday.
It was a football sweet 16 for Callaway County.
A pair of Callaway County linemen — North Callaway senior Zac Eads on offense and South Callaway senior Dylan Atterberry on defense — have been named to the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s 2012 Class 2 all-state football team announced today.
O’FALLON — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team, featuring three individual champions, took first place in the Gold Division at the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament on Saturday.
Junior guard Leigh Ann Lutz scored 13 points Saturday afternoon to help fuel the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays to a 70-62 win over visiting MacMurray (Ill.) College in their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener.
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays shot just 29 percent as a team — with no players reaching double figures — in Thursday night’s 59-41 loss to NCAA Division II Missouri S&T.
Junior forward Dalton Horstmeier knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 15 points in the Fulton Hornets’ 59-51 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament.
The Westminster College Blue Jays produced the game’s first nine points and rolled from there Friday night, breezing to a 90-54 home victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering.
FAYETTE — Despite limiting Central Methodist University to 33-percent shooting, the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls suffered their first loss of the season in being edged by the Lady Eagles 61-60 on Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD — Senior guard Ashlee Taylor delivered 16 points Friday night and the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls remained unbeaten by battling past Evangel University 60-54.
Three members of the Fulton Hornets soccer team were recently named to the Class 1, all-District 7 squad.
Junior guard Priscila Santos put up a game-high 14 points Tuesday night as the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls raced past No. 20 Avila University 63-49 at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton High School and Fulton Middle School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will preview the upcoming 2012-13 season with a series of scrimmages Thursday night at the high school’s Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
It was a definite dozen for the North Callaway Thunderbirds.
The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team — bolstered by a pair of double-double performances — is back in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament for a second straight year.
The William Woods University men’s soccer team’s season came to an end after a 3-0 loss to Hannibal-LaGrange University on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.
South Callaway has made headway in its recent football history against Blair Oaks, but Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo still sees the Falcons as the standard-bearer.
The William Woods University Owls — receiving double-double efforts from senior forward Roy McElroy and junior guard Blake Burgess — opened the 2012-13 season by coasting past St. Louis Christian College 72-49 on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
The South Callaway Bulldogs and North Callaway Thunderbirds normally tussle over a travelling trophy as the prized possession when they clash in their annual Callaway Cup football rivalry.
If you have a rich tradition of running the football like the North Callaway Thunderbirds during head coach Mike Emmons’ tenure, there is no reason to fiddle with the formula.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs were never in any particular trouble in Friday night’s Class 2, District 6 opener against the Lutheran (St. Peters) Cougars.
MOKANE — South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo can envision the state’s new playoff system creating the possibility of a wild scramble capable of producing all sorts of entertaining scenarios.
KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway wingbacks Vance Allen and Justin Menard combined for 208 yards rushing and four touchdowns Thursday night, and the surging Thunderbirds opened Class 2, District 6 play by easily handling Hermann 34-14.