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.
On his scale of satisfaction, this one rated an 11 for North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ladybirds tumbled to 2-5 overall after bowing to the Lady Panthers 25-6 and 25-10 on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats softball team watched its seven-game winning streak halted in a 6-1 Show-Me Conference loss to the Fatima Lady Comets on Tuesday night.
The Thunderbirds’ seventh- and eighth-grade squads both improved to 2-0 on the season with respective 42-0 and 26-6 wins over the Bobcats on Tuesday night.
Junior third baseman Tyler Fennewald had four hits and drove in three runs Tuesday night as the Wildcats easily handled the Hornets 12-1 in six innings.
Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball coach Coleman Lee received his birthday wish. Junior right-side hitter Maddie Tobias logged five kills and five service aces Tuesday night, helping Fulton mark Lee’s birthday with a 25-20, 25-19 win over Bowling Green at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds made the second half all about themselves.
When state-ranked South Callaway showered 20 points on Van-Far before the Bulldogs’ offense even took a snap, it was a crazy sampling of what was in store.
Unbeaten start features runaway wins for Bulldogs
MOKANE — For a South Callaway squad that has wrecked the early portion of its schedule, head coach Tim Rulo’s toughest task right now might be in keeping his state-ranked Bulldogs engaged.
Thunderbirds to face Bowling Green
KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal understands how a handful of plays can weigh on the end result. O’Neal is trying to convey that message to his Thunderbirds’ offense.
Fueled by medal finishes from sophomores Caitlyn Chapman and Kallie Guthrie, the Lady Bulldogs came in third overall at the Vienna Invitational on Wednesday.
The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team watched its four-match winning streak come to an end as MidAmerican Nazarene (Kansas) University rallied for a 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 25-14 and 15-12 victory Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team raised its season record to 2-6 with a 25-21, 25-9 and 25-13 triumph over Robert Morris-Springfield in Tuesday night’s home opener.
Fernanda Ramirez and Kelsey Vanzant both had late goals Tuesday night as Central Methodist University blanked the William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team 2-0 at Firley Field.
COLUMBIA — Sophomore forward Drew Cook was responsible for the Blue Jays’ lone goal, off an assist from sophomore midfielder Tripp Sheehan, in the 54th minute of Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to Columbia College.
William Woods University freshman goalkeeper Conor Cable was named the NAIA national men’s soccer defensive player of the week Tuesday.
VIENNA — Missouri School for the Deaf sophomore Chris Scott finished fourth with a time of 23 minutes, 12 seconds in the boys’ junior varsity race at the Vienna Invitational on Wednesday.
MOBERLY — After two lightning delays, extra innings and 3 1/2 hours, the Fulton Lady Hornets softball team came up just short in Tuesday night’s 6-5 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Lady Spartans.
The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team evened its North Central Missouri Conference mark at 1-1 with Tuesday night’s 22-25, 25-15 and 25-14 victory over Kirksville at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Fulton Hornets soccer team suffered a narrow, gut-wrenching 4-3 loss when Helias' Dane Haugen delivered the decisive goal with 2 minutes left in the second overtime Tuesday night at the high school athletic complex.
Kelley sisters produce medal performances
OSAGE BEACH — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team took home a title this time around.
For a North Callaway offense that staggered into halftime without any points, a meager 89 net yards and a quarterback gathering grass stains, the contrast was striking. Emphasis on striking.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t let a little lightning slow them down while making an emphatic debut in the Eastern Missouri Conference. Senior quarterback Troy Hentges tossed three touchdown passes and also ran for two scores Friday night, helping propel unbeaten South Callaway to a 53-14 dismantling of the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks.
The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs are no longer adrift when it comes to a conference affiliation.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ first home game of the season will coincide with a stern test in their conference opener.
The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team slipped to 2-5 on the season after Culver-Stockton College (3-2) completed a 17-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22 and 15-12 comeback win Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
CANTON — Freshman goalkeeper Conor Cable responded with six saves to earn his first career shutout Tuesday in the William Woods University men's soccer team's 3-0 victory over Culver-Stockton College.
SUNRISE BEACH — Senior Stan Gautier and sophomore David Houlding shared individual honors to guide the William Woods University men's golf team to the Missouri Intercollegiate Championship title for the fourth year in a row Wednesday.
BOONVILLE — The Boonville Pirates tallied two second-half goals to take control Tuesday night in sending the Fulton Hornets soccer team to a 3-1 North Central Missouri Conference loss.
Junior middle hitter Bethany Bloss totalled five kills Wednesday night as the North Callaway Ladybirds volleyball team notched its first win in program history, 25-11 and 25-23 over host Missouri School for the Deaf.
Kelley sisters finish in top two individual spots
The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team is starting to show signs of hitting its stride.
Sophomore quarterback Milo Henry rushed for 142 yards and had touchdown runs of 38 and 17 yards Tuesday night in the Thunderbirds’ 28-0 shutout of the Colonels.
Sophomore quarterback Devin Masek threw four touchdown passes Tuesday night as the Hornets blistered the Bulldogs 38-6 for their first win of the season.
Senior Ashley Kelley shot a 50 as runner-up Tuesday in directing the Lady Wildcats to a second-place finish against Southern Boone and Eldon at Eagle Knoll Golf Course.
South Callaway sophomore starter Konnor Arrowood tossed a one-hit shutout Tuesday night as the Lady Bulldogs toppled the Fulton Lady Hornets 5-0.
The state-ranked South Bulldogs dismantled an overwhelmed opponent for the second straight week. Senior quarterback Troy Hentges threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score Friday night as South Callaway — ranked No. 4 in Class 2 — slammed the Southern Boone Eagles in a 52-10 blitz.
Cole Branson runs for score, throws three TD passes to brother Wyatt
For a North Callaway offense that staggered into halftime without any points, a meager 89 net yards and a quarterback gathering grass stains, the contrast was striking.
KINGDOM CITY — This may not be one of those powerful Tipton Cardinals football teams of recent memory, but that doesn’t matter to Kevin O’Neal.
South Callaway, Southern Boone to meet
MOKANE, Mo. — Tim Rulo and Trent Tracy are more than just casual coaching acquaintances.
The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team rallied to take the final two games and edged Central Methodist University 25-11, 21-25, 18-25, 27-25 and 15-10 on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
JOPLIN — Senior defender Jacob Hawes recorded his first career hat trick and assisted on another goal, helping trigger the William Woods University Owls’ 6-0 season-opening romp over Ozark Christian College on Tuesday night.