Fatima hangs on for 12-10 win
Turns out, the state-ranked Fatima Comets needed those final three runs. Fatima fended off a frenzied rally by the North Callaway Thunderbirds, who erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning late Wednesday night in the championship of the 19th-annual Fulton Tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In the end, the William Woods University Owls couldn’t stop Benedictine University-Springfield’s surprising run.
BOWLING GREEN — North Callaway junior Jaida Gray and freshman Skyler Schmauck provided ample evidence to support being named the Eastern Missouri Conference girls’ sprinter and distance runner of the year, respectively.
Three North Callaway players combined to go 9-for-9 with four runs batted in Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds stayed unbeaten in the Eastern Missouri Conference by punishing Wellsville 13-3 in five innings. Sophomore first baseman Paul Zerr finished 3-for-3 with a double, drove in two runs and scored once as part of North Callaway’s 12-hit attack. Junior third baseman Chance Kee and junior second baseman Tanner Murphy were also 3-for-3, both with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
The William Woods University Owls advanced in the American Midwest Conference postseason baseball tournament after squeezing all it could out of a dramatic first-round win.
Also comes in second in 800
Senior Jenny McCarty won the girls’ 1,600 meters and took second in the 800 on Friday in Fulton’s annual Don Dobson Invitational at the high school athletic complex.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds golf team definitely made its mark in its first appearance in the Eastern Missouri Conference championships.
Despite its No. 3 seed, the William Woods University Owls would appear to be the hottest team entering the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.
Sophomore right fielder Sam Christensen drove in the winning run on a two-out single in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday night as the Fulton Hornets clipped the Eldon Mustangs 2-1 at the high school athletic complex.
William Woods University baseball player Jacob Harrison — a Fulton native — has been honored with the NAIA Dr. Leroy Walker Award.
The William Woods University Owls baseball team continued to move the needle forward on its winning streak.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds baseball team needed a gritty effort to halt its slide.
BOONVILLE — The nationally-ranked William Woods University Lady Owls golf team extended its impressive streak.
MOBERLY — Fulton junior Kory Masek and senior Justin Vann both medalled Tuesday to guide the Hornets golf team to a third-place finish in the large-school division at the Moberly Invitational.
Senior pitcher Bradley Smart struck out nine in six innings to power South Callaway to a 5-0 win over Montgomery County in the title game of the Montgomery County Tournament on Saturday.
LINN — The South Callaway girls’ and boys’ track and field teams, paced by junior Taylor Howard and sophomore Mason Shoemaker, respectively, both took second place at the Show-Me Conference championships Tuesday.
William Woods University junior shortstop Stephen Kohler’s two-out single drove home the decisive run to top off a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Owls clipped Lindenwood-Bellville 6-5 on Tuesday afternoon. William Woods completed a sweep of the non-conference doubleheader at Owls Field after accumulating 15 hits and taking advantage of four errors by the Lynx in a 16-7 romp in the first game. The Owls extended their winning streak to five games while raising their season record to 17-14.
North Callaway senior starter Justin Murphy tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 on Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds toppled Eastern Missouri Conference rival Montgomery County 4-0.
The Fulton Hornets golf team continues to whittle strokes. Senior Justin Vann provided a 2-over par 38 to claim medalist honors and the Hornets fought past rival Mexico by four strokes — 174-178 — in a North Central Missouri Conference dual at Tanglewood Golf Course on Friday.
North Callaway made it a matching pair of titles. Seniors Zac Eads and Ryan Pezold, junior David Jones and sophomore Steven Coleman each won events Thursday to help carry the Thunderbirds to the boys’ team championship at the 26th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational. Meanwhile, juniors Baylie Borman, Jaida Gray and Maddie Sorell also posted first-place finishes and the Ladybirds followed suit by securing the girls’ team title.
South Callaway junior starter Smith Kemper and sophomore reliever Luke Horstman combined on a one-hitter Thursday night as the Bulldogs stifled Southern Boone 4-1.
Fueled by senior medalist Kyle Latham’s 5-over par 41, the North Callaway Thunderbirds eased to the team title of the annual Callaway Cup on Thursday at Tanglewood Golf Course.
CANTON — Gene Nanney’s grand slam with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 2-2 tie and sent Culver-Stockton College to a 6-2 win over the William Woods University Owls on Wednesday night.
SILEX — Senior catcher Jake Kee and his brother, junior third baseman Chance Kee, both had two hits and drove in two runs apiece Wednesday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds slammed Silex 12-2 in an EMO matchup.
South Callaway senior starter Bradley Smart tossed a one-hitter Tuesday night and the defending Class 2 state champion Bulldogs used an 11-hit attack to flatten Calvary Lutheran 11-0 in five innings.
Split twinbill with Benedictine on Friday
Junior left fielder Zach Nichols had four hits and drove in three runs, helping the William Woods University Owls halt a five-game losing streak with an 8-2 AMC win over visiting Benedictine University-Springfield (Ill.) on Friday.
Three players from South Callaway and two from New Bloomfield have been named to their respective 2012-13 all-Show-Me Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. New Bloomfield senior Justice Richards and South Callaway sophomore Troy Hentges were selected to the boys’ second team, while South Callaway junior Garner Rudroff was an honorable-mention pick. South Callaway junior Taylor Howard and New Bloomfield junior Bethany Craighead were both chosen to the girls’ second team.
JEFFERSON CITY — Sparked by the senior quartet at the front end of its singles lineup, the Fulton Hornets tennis team obtained its first win of the season by downing Helias 6-3 on Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS — Sophomore Hannah Oberdiek won the long jump and came in second in the 200 meters to spur the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs to an eighth-place team finish at the Gateway Invitational last Saturday.
Southern Boone produced the game-winning goal 5 minutes into overtime to spoil the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team’s season opener in a 2-1 loss Wednesday night at the high school athletic complex.
Priscila Santos humbly deferred all credit, while William Woods University head coach Dan Chapla noted that her dazzling performance transcended description.
The North Callaway Ladybirds and Thunderbirds recently had five players named to their respective Class 3, all-District 6 girls’ and boys’ basketball teams. Selected to the District 6 girls’ team from the Ladybirds were junior forward Madison Sorell, junior guard Jaida Gray and sophomore guard Elaine Brinker. Chosen to the District 6 boys’ squad from the Thunderbirds were senior guard Justin Murphy and senior forward Jacob Haubner.
The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team is going back to the NAIA Division I women’s national tournament for the fifth straight year.
BATESVILLE, Ark. — Fueled by junior guards Priscila Santos and Katie Scherder, the William Woods University Lady Owls fashioned some sweet redemption behind a remarkable rally.
INDIANOLA, Iowa — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays simply couldn’t weather this particular Storm.
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. — LaCharleston Tumblin’s basket with 3 seconds to play Thursday night lifted No. 4 seed Williams Baptist College to a dramatic 70-68 win over No. 5 William Woods University in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference men’s postseason tournament.
Having easily handled Harris-Stowe State University, the William Woods University Lady Owls now get another shot at payback against Lyon College.
The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team opens play in the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament when it hosts a quarterfinal matchup against Harris-Stowe State University at 7 tonight at Anderson Arena.
The winter storm that was expected to hit mid-Missouri today has forced the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to push back the schedule for its women’s postseason tournament.
KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway junior guard Jaida Gray broke out for a career-high 26 points and the No. 2 seed Ladybirds advanced to the Class 3, District 6 championship with a 59-40 semifinal win over No. 3 O’Fallon Christian on Wednesday night.
Fulton senior, junior capture state titles; Hornets take second in Class 2
Cody Pae and Paul Books both procured memberships into some small, very exclusive clubs. In doing so, Pae and Books were the primary influences in helping the Fulton Hornets acquire some exalted status as a whole at the 83rd MSHSAA Wrestling Championships.
Pae, Books, McClure all go for state titles at 132,195,106 pounds
Cody Pae showed his selfless side while needing precious little time to put his overmatched opponents in quick predicaments.
COLUMBIA — Fulton head coach Eric Hudson wanted his squad to “place and score like a team that brought 10 kids” to the 83rd MSHSAA Wrestling Championships.
KIRKSVILLE — Fulton outscored Kirksville 10-6 in overtime Tuesday night and the Hornets halted a six-game losing streak with a 57-53 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the Tigers.
Cody Pae and Drew Benner both have enjoyed the prized view from the top of the podium. The Fulton seniors are hoping to climb there, simultaneously, one final time.
After a shaky first half, the North Callaway Thunderbirds corrected their shooting aim over the final 16 minutes.
The Fulton High School Wall of Fame will expand by a pair when Dara Digh-Lowe (Class of 1989) and David Sanderson (Class of 1991) are inducted Friday night.
ST. CHARLES — The Fulton Hornets’ presence at the state wrestling championships later this week will be abundantly apparent.
SULPHUR, Okla. — Senior guard Kijuan Monroe generated half of Missouri School for the Deaf’s output, delivering a game-high 17 points Friday night in the Eagles’ 34-20 semifinal win over New Mexico at the 24th-annual Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Tournament.
MONTGOMERY CITY — Freshman guard Sloane Totta tallied a game-high 16 points and the Fulton Lady Hornets continued their upward trend by easily disposing of Montgomery County 54-19 on Thursday night.