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MARSHALL — Senior Garrett Johnson and juniors Aiden Petterson and John Adams received all-conference honors Friday at the North Central Missouri Conference championships, hosted by Marshall High School.

Petterson finished second at No. 1 singles, Johnson placed third at No. 3 singles and Adams was fourth at No. 2 singles.

Petterson, the No. 2 seed, received a first-round bye in his bracket, then defeated No. 6 Caleb Mason of Mexico 10-0 in the semifinals. In the championship match, Petterson lost 10-4 to top-seeded Bennett Hoshaw of Kirksville.

Johnson, who was the No. 6 seed at No. 3 singles, began his conference tournament with an 11-9 upset win of third-seeded Noah Walker of Kirksville in the first round. Johnson lost 10-6 to No. 2 seed Nathan Destefane of Hannibal in the semifinals, but he bounced back with an 8-4 win against Marshall's Jerome Likorio-Alex, the No. 5 seed, in the third-place match.

Adams, the No. 4 seed, opened with a 10-6 against fifth-seeded Muhammad Waheed of Mexico. Adams then lost back-to-back matches: 10-6 to top-seeded Alex Fincher of Moberly in the semifinals and 8-5 to Marshall's Kolton King, the No. 6 seed, in the third-place match.

Other results for the Hornets include: senior Shane Edwards, who finished in sixth place at No. 6 singles, and senior Isaac Paup and junior Zach Frazee, who also took sixth place at No. 1 doubles.

The NCMC championships conclude the regular season for Fulton. The Hornets, the No. 2 seed in the Class 1 District 8 Tournament, will host either No. 3 Richland or No. 6 Father Tolton at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals.

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