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Lady Blue Jays put squeeze on Eureka in SLIAC victory

EUREKA, Ill. — Westminster College limited the Eureka College Lady Red Devils to a meager 28-percent shooting effort as the Lady Blue Jays got back on track in SLIAC play with a 57-42 victory Wednesday night.

Owls suffer second straight AMC loss

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The University of Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx rallied behind a 17-6 run midway through the second half to hand the William Woods University Owls their second straight American Midwest Conference loss 96-91 on Tuesday night.

Hornets bow to Boonville in NCMC home loss

The Fulton Hornets were unable to complete a season sweep of the Boonville Pirates in Tuesday night’s 63-59 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Wildcats overpower New Haven in 65-32 blitz

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Five players finished in double figures as the New Bloomfield Wildcats smashed the New Haven Shamrocks 65-32 in non-conference play Tuesday night.

Lady Eagles tumble at Higbee

HIGBEE — Junior center Avalon Saxton produced a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Missouri School for the Deaf Lady Eagles’ 64-26 loss to the Higbee Lady Tigers’ junior varsity Tuesday night.

Totta becomes Lady Hornets' scoring leader

Senior guard rallies Fulton past Boonville in OT

Sloane Totta had a surplus of memorable moments.

Mann, Lady Bulldogs clip Chamois

CHAMOIS — Sophomore forward Adrian Mann connected for a game-high 15 points and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs relied on strong defense to down the Chamois Lady Pirates in Tuesday night’s 41-36 Show-Me Conference triumph.

Callaway players pick up all-state football accolades

Seven Callaway County football players were recently named to 2015 all-state teams selected by the media and high school coaches.

Wildcats turn back Belle in 76-72 win

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior guard Grant Nichols powered a balanced attack with 15 points Tuesday night as the New Bloomfield Wildcats fended off the Belle Tigers in a 76-72 non-conference victory.

Foul problems plague Lady Hornets in first loss

The Fulton Lady Hornets couldn’t keep their hands to themselves, which ended up costing them their unbeaten status.

Ladybirds record second straight EMO road victory

LADDONIA — The North Callaway Ladybirds logged their second straight Eastern Missouri Conference road victory of the week by outscoring the Community R-6 Lady Trojans 14-9 in the fourth quarter of Friday night's 55-50 win.

Lady Bulldogs edge Eugene to earn first SMC victory

EUGENE — Four players reached double figures as the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs notched their first Show-Me Conference win by outlasting the Eugene Lady Eagles 63-60 last Thursday night.

T-Birds rally past Community R-6 for first win

LADDONIA — Senior forward Quintin Nichols’ go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left helped send the North Callaway Thunderbirds to their first victory of the season with Friday night’s 37-34 EMO triumph over the Community R-6 Trojans.

Hornets use strong second half to upend Boonville

BOONVILLE — Senior guard Deareyon Estes sparked four players in double figures with 14 points as the Fulton Hornets stayed unbeaten in NCMC play with Wednesday night’s convincing 60-47 win over the Boonville Pirates.

Lady Bulldogs pull away in second half, topple Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs broke a 29-all tie at the break by outscoring the Jamestown Lady Eagles 42-29 in the second half of Tuesday night’s 71-58 non-conference victory.

Lady Eagles drop opener to Lady Wildcats' JV

Freshman guard Delanzia Hayes finished with a team-high seven points as the host Missouri School for the Deaf Lady Eagles opened their season with a 47-19 loss to the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats’ junior varsity Tuesday night.

Fulton wrestlers down Smith-Cotton, Rock Bridge in dual sweep

COLUMBIA — The Fulton Hornets wrestling team stayed unbeaten by outlasting the Smith-Cotton Tigers 43-33 and then overwhelming the host Rock Bridge Bruins 62-12 in Tuesday night’s triangular.

Lady Hornets remain perfect with NCMC win at Boonville

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets were able to gain some long overdue redemption against the Boonville Lady Pirates.

Van-Far wrecks Thunderbirds' EMO opener

VANDALIA — The North Callaway Thunderbirds tumbled to 0-6 on the season after being manhandled by the Van-Far Indians 67-31 in Tuesday night’s Eastern Missouri Conference opener.

Hornets bump off Boonville behind third-quarter outburst

BOONVILLE — The Fulton Hornets stayed undefeated in North Central Missouri Conference play by outscoring the Boonville Pirates 19-10 in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 60-47 win.

Percy, Eagles fall in opener to Wildcats' JV

Junior forward Scotty Percy tallied 16 points to guide the host Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles in Tuesday night’s 49-35 season-opening setback to the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ junior varsity.

Wildcats trip Bulldogs in 67-55 SMC victory

MOKANE — New Bloomfield senior guard Grant Nichols and sophomore forward Jak Kitchens tallied 18 points apiece as the Wildcats fended off the South Callaway Bulldogs 67-55 in Show-Me Conference play Friday night.

Lady Hornets stay unbeaten with NCMC win at Marshall

MARSHALL — Protecting a two-point lead, the Fulton Lady Hornets preserved their perfect record by outscoring the Marshall Lady Owls 11-6 in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 50-43 NCMC triumph.

Unbeaten Wildcats trip Fatima in SMC opener

WESTPHALIA — The unbeaten New Bloomfield Wildcats established control by outscoring the Fatima Comets 16-4 in the first quarter of their 73-68 win in Monday night's Show-Me Conference opener.

Ladybirds exit Centralia Tournament after consolation semifinal loss

CENTRALIA — The No. 4 seed North Callaway Ladybirds remained winless after shooting a dreadful 26 percent in Wednesday night’s 39-28 loss to the No. 8 Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs in the consolation semifinals of the 60th-annual Centralia Invitational Tournament.

Lady Blue Jays' win streak ends in Missouri S&T loss

ROLLA — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays shot just 36 percent as their four-game winning streak ended in Tuesday night’s 76-57 non-conference loss to the NCAA Division II Missouri S&T Lady Miners.

Lady Hornets clamp down on Blair Oaks

Brandt reaches 1,000-point milestone

WARDSVILLE — The Fulton Lady Hornets stayed undefeated by breaking an 18-all halftime tie and outscoring Blair Oaks 31-15 in the second half to pull away for Tuesday night’s 49-33 triumph.

Lady Bulldogs pick apart Montgomery County in home opener

MOKANE — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs bolted to a 20-2 advantage after one quarter in dismantling the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats 63-37 in Monday night’s home opener.

Hornet wrestlers blow past Boonville in NCMC opener

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team won four matches by pin and four by forfeit in blistering Boonville 56-9 in its North Central Missouri Conference opener Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Wildcats easily advance to Tipton championship

TIPTON — New Bloomfield senior guard Grant Nichols and sophomore forward Jak Kitchens responded with 22 points apiece to steer the top-seeded Wildcats to a 74-50 semifinal win over the No. 4 Jamestown Eagles on Thursday night at the 77th-annual Tipton Tournament.

Owls set 3-point mark in manhandling Haskell

The surging William Woods University Owls knocked down a school-record 16 3-pointers in picking up their fourth straight victory with Tuesday night’s 91-75 win over the Haskell Indian Nations (Kan.) University Indians at Anderson Arena.

Lady Hornets get chance at championship repeat

Throttle New Haven 45-25 in semifinals, will play in Montgomery County title game

MONTGOMERY CITY — The Fulton Lady Hornets will get the opportunity to duplicate their title feat.

T-Birds stumble in fourth quarter of opening loss to Centralia

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ season opener was spoiled in a 51-37 loss Tuesday night when the Centralia Panthers pulled away by outscoring them 16-6 in the fourth quarter.

Bulldogs ride first-quarter lead to opening victory at Van-Far

VANDALIA — The first quarter proved to be the difference for the South Callaway Bulldogs as they outscored the Van-Far Indians 20-13 during that span in Tuesday night’s 53-46 season-opening triumph.

Ladybirds falter in fourth quarter of Centralia loss

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds were outscored by the Centralia Lady Panthers 13-4 over the final 5 minutes, 31 seconds in Tuesday night’s 47-38 non-conference loss.

Mann, Lady Bulldogs prevail in opener at Van-Far

VANDALIA — Sophomore forward Adrian Mann logged a game-high 14 points in the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs’ 51-23 season-opening romp over the Van-Far Lady Indians on Tuesday night.

Shooting woes cripple William Woods in 77-56 exhibition loss to Missouri State

SPRINGFIELD — The problem was simple for the William Woods University Owls.

Eight Fulton players earn media all-district football recognition

Seven players from South Callaway, five from North Callaway honored

Twenty Callaway County players — highlighted by eight from the Fulton Hornets in Class 3 — were named to the media’s 2015 Central Missouri all-district football teams announced this past week.

Hornets open season by toppling Mexico in Gilmore's debut

MEXICO — Fulton senior guard Kalin Mitchell put up 20 points Tuesday night to guide the Hornets to a 68-54 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the rival Mexico Bulldogs in their season opener.

Kitchens' breakout effort fuels Wildcats' rout to launch season

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Sophomore forward Jak Kitchens erupted for a game-high 38 points as the New Bloomfield Wildcats demolished the Calvary Lutheran Lions 83-45 in Tuesday night’s season opener.

Totta, Lady Hornets roll past rival Mexico to start season

MEXICO — Fulton senior guard Sloane Totta produced a game-high 22 points Tuesday night as the Lady Hornets kicked off their season by throttling the North Central Missouri Conference rival Mexico Lady Bulldogs 52-36.

Craighead, Lady Wildcats hammer Calvary Lutheran in opener

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Sophomore guard Madi Craighead connected for a game-high 24 points, marked by four 3-pointers, to spark the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats’ 58-23, season-opening blitz of the Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions on Tuesday night.

Owls hold off Missouri Valley for third straight win

William Woods University junior guard Deon Pettigrew and senior guard Austin Lowery combined for 49 points to fuel the Owls’ third straight win in Tuesday night’s 85-79 non-conference triumph over the Missouri Valley College Vikings at Anderson Arena.

Feeling blue

Hornets' McClure signs to wrestle at North Carolina

Josh McClure didn’t have to worry about coercion when it came to his decision.

Schmauch, Mann secure all-state cross country status

JEFFERSON CITY — North Callaway’s Reyna Schmauch and South Callaway’s Adrian Mann made a splash as sophomores in their debuts.

Blue Jays soccer team wins SLIAC postseason tourney title

Westminster clinches third straight trip to Division III national tournament

The Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team is starting to make this a habit.

Lady Owls soccer team's season ends in AMC quarterfinals

Kathryn Blomenkamp scored an unassisted goal with 48.5 seconds left in regulation as fifth-seeded Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) jolted the No. 4 William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament Friday night at Firley Field.

Four Callaway schools to showcase 13 runners at state cross country meet

It will be a baker’s dozen for Callaway County at the 2015 MSHSAA boys’ and girls’ state cross country championships this weekend.

Blue Jays flatten Fontbonne in SLIAC soccer semifinals

No. 1 seed Westminster will host No. 3 Webster for tournament title Friday night

The Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team put on another dominating display to move closer to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament championship.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team sweeps MacMurray in regular-season finale

The host Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team stopped a four-match losing streak with a 25-12, 25-14 and 26-24 SLIAC triumph over the MacMurray (Ill.) College Lady Highlanders in Tuesday night’s regular-season finale.