The South Callaway Bulldogs were able to dodge the possible snare. Senior quarterback Jason Kimminau threw a pair of touchdown passes and also ran for a score, and South Callaway’s defense did its share by tallying its first shutout of the season as the state-ranked Bulldogs toppled Confluence Prep Academy 46-0 on Friday night. South Callaway — playing Confluence for the first time — rebounded from its first loss of the season last week to undefeated, Class 1-ranked Tipton 28-18. The Bulldogs (5-1) are ranked No. 9 in Class 2.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds extended their month-long charge, this time laying waste to the Wright City Wildcats. North Callaway received production in every phase Friday night while obliterating Wright City 55-21 in an Eastern Missouri Conference blowout. The Thunderbirds scored on each of their six first-half possessions, their defense forced four turnovers — scoring on one — and special teams added a touchdown. Coasting into halftime with an authoritative 48-0 advantage, then turning the game over to its backups, North Callaway picked up its fourth straight victory while improving to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the EMO. During the streak, the Thunderbirds have outscored their opponents by a commanding 152-37 margin.
KINGDOM CITY — As the North Callaway Thunderbirds mount momentum, head coach Mike Emmons has an urgent reminder for his squad — don’t relax.
MOKANE — As the sun plunged behind a line of trees on the west edge of their practice field, the South Callaway Bulldogs’ offense was in fast-forward mode.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The William Woods University Lady Owls golf team, led by two individual finishers in the top five, took second overall Tuesday at the Doane College Invitational/NAIA National Preview.
South Callaway sophomore catcher Anna Bartley’s eighth-inning double was the difference in the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-2 win over Iberia on Tuesday night.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ 27-7 Eastern Missouri Conference win over neighboring rival Montgomery County had Vance Allen’s imprint all over it.
For the South Callaway Bulldogs, another close call against the Tipton Cardinals meant little consolation. In Friday night’s showdown between state-ranked, undefeated teams, Tipton wriggled out of an early jam in overcoming a 12-0 first-quarter deficit by answering with 14 points in the second quarter to take a narrow lead into halftime.
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defense continues to cause commotion.
MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Tipton Cardinals both come hurtling into tonight’s showdown between state-ranked, undefeated teams for a second straight year.
AUXVASSE — Junior catcher Kelsey Coil had a double and drove in three runs to help fuel a 13-hit rampage Tuesday night as the North Callaway Ladybirds walloped Wright City 11-1 in an Eastern Missouri Conference romp.
North Callaway rolls in return to EMO
The North Callaway Thunderbirds football team marched back into the Eastern Missouri Conference behind a masterful defensive display.
If the flexbone spread option offense is becoming trendier, the South Callaway Bulldogs football team has been in vogue for some time.
North Callaway head football coach Mike Emmons was content with the Thunderbirds’ previous conference affiliation, so he’s happy that they’re back in that familiar locale.
Junior starter Jaida Gray was practically flawless, throwing a complete-game two-hitter in the North Callaway Ladybirds’ 4-0 Eastern Missouri Conference win over Bowling Green on Thursday night.
WICHITA, Kan. — William Woods University sophomore Julian Taylor shot a 5-under par 66 in Tuesday’s third and final round to share the individual title at Wichita State University’s Diet Pepsi Shocker Invitational.
The Fulton Hornets soccer team’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-4 loss to the Southern Boone Eagles in the championship of the Hannibal Tournament on Saturday.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs weren’t fazed by a three-hour-plus bus ride to the northeast corner of the state and a matchup against an unfamiliar foe.
With fresh opponents on the 2012 schedule a product of its independent status, the South Callaway Bulldogs football team will be getting accustomed to some marathon bus trips.
Westminster College sophomore quarterback Joe Plassmeyer dissected Rockford College for 390 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Jays’ 40-0 victory in Saturday’s season opener.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs compensated for the mud with a motley running attack.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs compensated for the mud with a motley running attack. With weather conditions deteriorating due to the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, five different players ran for touchdowns and South Callaway gained 254 yards on the ground Friday night as the Bulldogs marked their home opener by crushing Crystal City 42-10. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds have no time to dwell, so they’ve wadded up their disappointment, discarded it and moved on.
The South Callaway Bulldogs are taking every precaution to keep a stirring win in perspective.
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team was pushed in the second game, but still came away with the victory in its North Central Missouri Conference opener against Marshall on Thursday night.
While the Fulton Hornets football team will be seeking its first win of the season in Friday’s home opener against Versailles, it will also be looking to beat the rain.
KINGDOM CITY — South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo cautioned his team about the coming “blur.”
If the North Callaway football team was feeling a little brash coming off its Class 3 quarterfinal appearance in 2011, the Thunderbirds received a humbling reality check earlier this summer.
MOKANE — After such an impressive run, the South Callaway Bulldogs football team is seemingly starting over.
AUXVASSE — Junior first baseman Maddie Sorell’s two-run double highlighted a five-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night, sparking the North Callaway Ladybirds to a 6-1 season-opening victory over Sturgeon.
For South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo, this was just a preliminary marker in the development of his 2012 Bulldogs.
Led by three selections from Class 2 state champion South Callaway, six Callaway County baseball players have been chosen to their respective 2012 all-state teams by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.
The start of the football season is a little more than two months away, but a pair of Westminster College players are already attracting some national attention.
William Woods University’s Julian Taylor and J.D. Nash were named Tuesday as selections to the Golf Coaches’ Association of America/PING All-America team at the NAIA level.
Sixteen Westminster College student-athletes — representing the spring sports of baseball, softball, tennis and track and field — recently received academic all-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference status.
Six Callaway County baseball players — including three from Class 2 state champion South Callaway — have been named to their respective 2012 all-state teams by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Jada Bennington closed out her career with the William Woods University women’s golf team by becoming the second-ever first-team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American selection for the Owls, it was announced Monday.
Following a solid 36-19 season for the William Woods University baseball team, junior Jacob Harrison and sophomore Matt Thomas were also recognized for success in the classroom this week, earning selection to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American teams.
In South Callaway head coach Jared Wood’s opinion, this type of production is simply essential. The Bulldogs baseball team is averaging a whopping 10.6 runs during a seven-game winning streak that has brought it to this destination — a first-ever appearance in the final four. South Callaway (19-5) clashes with top-ranked Clever (26-3) in the Class 2 semifinals at 7 tonight at Meador Park in Springfield.
JEFFERSON CITY — Fulton junior Jenny McCarty twice ran faster, but unfortunately it didn’t translate into state titles.
SALEM, Ore. — William Woods University, led by freshman Julian Taylor’s eighth-place tie individually, finished ninth overall after Friday’s final round of the 61st-annual NAIA men’s golf national championships.
SPRINGFIELD — Having been immersed in the state tennis experience, Josh Hurt and Trevor Steinbeck now have a blueprint on what will be required to return.
Fulton boys’ head tennis coach Louis Schnoebelen does not have a complicated process when it comes to picking partners for the Hornets’ doubles teams.
LA PLATA — The South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team ensured its first trip to the final four in school history in a familiar setting for head coach Jared Wood.
ST. LOUIS — Fulton junior Jenny McCarty qualified for the Class 3 girls’ state track and field championships after winning both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the Sectional 2 championships Saturday at Mary Institute/Country Day. Senior Corri Hamilton also advanced to the state championships by taking first in the 800 and coming in second behind McCarty in the 1,600.
Now that the South Callaway Bulldogs are making their first appearance in the state baseball playoffs in 18 years, head coach Jared Wood intends to be there for the duration. Translation: Wood fully expects the Bulldogs to be playing for the Class 2 state championship 11 days from now in Springfield. South Callaway reached the postseason in stirring fashion, securing the District 6 title with a breathtaking 5-4 victory in nine innings over Linn on Thursday night in Harrisburg. It was the Bulldogs’ first district championship since 1994.
South Callaway to host Brentwood in Class 2 sectional on Monday night
Now that the South Callaway Bulldogs are making their first appearance in the state baseball playoffs in 18 years, head coach Jared Wood intends to be there for the duration. Translation: Wood fully expects the Bulldogs to be playing for the Class 2 state championship 11 days from now in Springfield.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — William Woods University and sophomore Jamie Palermo are still lurking near the top at the 20th-annual NAIA women’s golf national championships.
HARRISBURG — The South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team continues to make a strong push to reach the state playoffs.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The William Woods University Lady Owls were in striking distance of the top after the first day of the 20th-annual NAIA women’s golf national championships.