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Northwest head coach Justin Wiskur, blue shirt, chats with his district-champion Mustangs during practice on Thursday in Hughesville.
HUGHESVILLE — The hits have kept on coming for the Northwest Mustangs lately.
Cortlen Austin, shown at practice on Thursday in Hughesville, is one of several Northwest Mustangs swinging a hot bat in the postseason.
CONCORDIA — After a scoreless second half and a scoreless first overtime, the St. Paul Lutheran Saints broke through in the second overtime to beat Sacred Heart 2-1 and claim the Class 1, District 9 championship on Wednesday.
CONCORDIA — Sacred Heart erased a 2-0 deficit and scored eight unanswered runs to claim its first district title since 2010, beating Windsor 8-2 in the Class 2, District 15 championship game Tuesday at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Blue Springs South scored six times in the second half to beat Smith-Cotton 7-0 in a Class 3, District 9 girls soccer semifinal Monday at Susie Ditzfeld Field.
TIPTON — Riley Brant steps into the batting cage during practice at City Park.
The Tipton golf team heads into the Class 1 state championships at Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar with a mix of golfers who have been there before and golfers experiencing the state meet for the first time.
Concordia pitcher Cass Heimsoth connects on a Nik Langston pitch in the third inning of the Class 2, District 15 semifinal Thursday in Concordia. Heimsoth went 3 for 3 at the plate and scored a pair of runs.
Sacred Heart pitcher Nik Langston delivers a pitch in the fourth inning of the Gremlins’ Class 2, District 15 semifinal against Concordia Thursday in Concordia. Langston struck out seven in the complete-game victory.
CONCORDIA — Sacred Heart pitcher Nik Langston was able to work his way out of several jams as the Gremlins beat Concordia 8-5 in the Class 2, District 15 semifinal Thursday at Concordia.
Smith-Cotton controlled possession but had trouble finishing in a 3-1 West Central Conference loss to St. Pius X Wednesday at Susie Ditzfeld Field.
The Smith-Cotton girls soccer team could only produce an occasional sustained offense in its 5-0 West Central Conference loss to O’Hara on senior night Tuesday at Susie Ditzfeld Field.
Smith-Cotton’s Derek Kerbo won the triple jump at the West Central Conference meet with a leap of 41-6 1/4 Monday at Warrensburg. Kerbo was also fourth in the long jump.
Smith-Cotton’s Jacob Lamb, right, pulls ahead of Warrensburg’s Alex Burson in the final meters of the 800 to win at the West Central Conference meet Monday at Warrensburg. Teammate Brady Ritzert took third.
WARRENSBURG — The Smith-Cotton boys track and field team won the West Central Conference championship for the first time since 2008, scoring 165 points to beat second place Warrensburg by 17 Monday at the Warrensburg football stadium.
The Smith-Cotton track and field team received a couple extra days to prepare for the West Central Conference meet.
Sacred Heart’s Morgan Bogue brings the ball up the field in the first half of the Gremlins’ game against School of the Osage on Thursday at Clover Dell Park.
Battling strong winds, a driving rain and 35-degree temperatures, the Sacred Heart girls soccer team scored twice in the final 10 minutes to beat School of the Osage 2-1 on Thursday at Clover Dell Park.
COLE CAMP — Down 7-4 against La Monte in the bottom of the sixth inning in the Kaysinger Conference Tournament championship game Wednesday in Cole Camp, Green Ridge loaded the bases with no one out.
LINCOLN — The top-seeded Tipton Cardinals overcame an early 3-0 deficit to beat Northwest 16-3 on the run-rule in the semifinals of the Kaysinger Conference baseball tournament Tuesday.
LINCOLN — In a back-and-forth game, the Windsor Greyhounds scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Cole Camp 6-5 in the semifinals of the Kaysinger Conference baseball tournament Tuesday.
COLE CAMP — Five runs in the first and four in the fifth lifted Cole Camp to a 10-0 run-rule shortened win over Smithton in the first round of the Kaysinger Conference Tournament Monday at Cole Camp.
COLE CAMP — Trey Green shut down the Sacred Heart batting order and Northwest overcame 14 strikeouts from Gremlins pitcher Nik Langston, as the Mustangs beat Sacred Heart 7-2 in the first round of the Kaysinger Conference baseball tournament Monday at Cole Camp.
The Mid-Missouri Outlaws are still looking for win No. 1.
The Smith-Cotton had five golfers shoot under 100 and three shoot in the 80s as the Tigers took fourth place in the West Central Conference meet on Thursday at the Sedalia Country Club.
The Smith-Cotton defense withstood a barrage of Jefferson City chances, even after going down a man, but ultimately could not hold off the Lady Jays, falling 3-0 on Wednesday at Susie Ditzfeld Field.
Former State Fair Community College men’s basketball coach Bill Barton will be inducted into the Region 16 Hall of Fame.
Three goals by Morgan Bogue lifted the Sacred Heart girls soccer team to a 3-0 win over Fulton on Monday at Clover Dell Park.
Samantha Unkel retired the first 11 batters she faced and held Sacred Heart to three hits and one unearned run in a complete game victory as the Green Ridge Lady Tigers beat the Gremlins 6-1 in a Kaysinger Conference softball matchup on Friday at Centennial Park.
The Mid-Missouri Outlaws couldn’t quite get over the hump in Week 5. The Outlaws led the Oklahoma Defenders with less than a minute left before KingJack Washington scored on a 10-yard run with 48 seconds left to lift the Defenders to a 36-34 win and send the Outlaws to 0-5.
With more storms rolling through the area this week and more rain making playing fields, tracks and courts unplayable, more games had to be canceled.
The Smith-Cotton tennis team has been cooped up indoors.
The Smith-Cotton girls soccer team is in for a busy week.
Tipton’s Hayden Eichelberger chips onto the green from the fairway on the 18th hole Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.
Tipton’s Ethan Koechner, left, and Cole Camp’s Matthew Van Holten evaluate their second shots from the rough on the 18th hole at the Sacred Heart Invitational on Monday at the Sedalia Country Club. Koechner and Van Holten both carded an 80 to tie for second place.
Sacred Heart’s Patrick Hoffmann takes his second shot on the 18th hole at the Sacred Heart Invitational Monday at the Sedalia Country Club. Hoffmann finished with a 47 on the back nine after shooting a 39 on the front.
The Tipton Cardinals and Cole Camp’s Matthew Van Holten didn’t let a little rain dampen their performances Monday in the Sacred Heart Classic boys golf tournament at Sedalia Country Club.
Two former Smith-Cotton athletes and a long-time coach are being inducted into the Smith-Cotton Athletic Hall of Fame.
After seven seasons, Kyle Middleton is calling it a career.
The Smith-Cotton Tigers nearly dug out of a 7-2 deficit but could not finish the comeback in a 7-5 West Central Conference baseball loss to Warrensburg on Tuesday at Liberty Park Stadium.
Smith-Cotton’s Taylor Mankin tees off on the 15th hole Monday at the Sedalia Country Club. Mankin nearly sank a long birdie putt on the hole before tapping in on the par-3 during the Smith-Cotton Classic boys golf tournament.
Smith-Cotton’s Jacob Carroll chips on the 13th hole Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.
The Smith-Cotton girls soccer team jumped out to a 6-2 lead and held on for a 6-4 win over West Central Conference rival Warrensburg on Monday night at Susie Ditzfeld Field.
After rain and snow at the beginning of the golf season, golfers found a much drier course for the Smith-Cotton Classic boys tournament on Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.
Three different quarterbacks struggled to get the offense on track as the Mid-Missouri Outlaws fell to Kansas 49-18 on Saturday at the Mathewson Exhibition Center.
Entering this season, Steve Goodwin knew he had a lot of holes to fill in his roster.
The Cole Camp Bluebirds lost two of their top four scorers from 2011-12 when Nyklis Farris and Colin Kabler graduated, but what they had returning was 6-5 low-post player and leading scorer Tanner Oelrichs.
Smith-Cotton took advantage of four Belton errors to beat the Pirates 13-2 in six innings in the Tigers’ second game of the West Central Missouri Baseball Tournament on Thursday at Liberty Park Stadium.
Smith-Cotton opened the West Central Missouri Baseball Tournament by rallying to beat Pleasant Hill 6-5 on Wednesday at Liberty Park.