NORTH CALLAWAY: North Callaway Ladybirds traveled to Vandalia on Thursday for an EMO conference game against Van-Far Lady Indians. North Callaway prevailed 11-0 in six innings. Jaida Gray (3-0) pitched four innings with 1 hit, no walks and 4 strikeouts. Danielle Cassidy took the mound for the last two innings, struck out 3.
For North Callaway Brynn McGrath, was 3-4 with 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored; Maddie Sorrell was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI; Kelsey Coil was 3-4 with 2 triples and 1 run scored. Makanlea Jones hit a home run and was 1-3 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored.
The junior varsity also won 8-3.
The North Callaway Ladybirds went 2-3 in the Centralia softball tournament Saturday. In the first game, they lost 8-1 to the top rated Centralia Panthers. For the Ladybirds, Casey Huddleston was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI.
In the second game the Ladybirds won 8-1 against Macon Tigers. For North Callaway Jaida Gary (4-0) was the winning pitcher, going all seven innings with 1 unearned run, 2 hits, 2 walks and striking out 9.
Offensively the Ladybirds had 12 hits with Maddie Sorrell going 3-3 with a double, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored; Brynn McGrath his a two-run homerun in the fourth inning; and Huddleston was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
In the third game the Ladybirds were victorious over the Hallsville Lady Indians 13-3. In this game North Callaway produced 21 hits with Jaida Gray going 4-5 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored; Casey Huddleston, 3-5 with double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored; McKenlea Jones was 3-5 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored.
Danielle Cassidy (8-4) was the winning pitcher, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk and 4 strike outs.
"We are coming together at the right time," said North Callaway Coach Sara Baumgartner.
The Ladybirds, 13-4 overall will play New Bloomfield tonight and Clopton on Tuesday.
CENTRALIA: Centralia Lady Panthers continue their winning ways with a 5-0 shutout Thursday night against Clark County.
"Our girls played well again. The top of the lineup is really starting the game off well. Baylee had a great night both offensively and defensively," said CHS Coach Jill Angell. She added "A key is always for us to score in the first inning. After we do that we feel like some of the pressure is off."
Baylee Douglas (21-1) was the winning pitcher, pitching seven innings, with 2 hits no runs, no walks and struck out 14.
Offensively for the Lady Panthers, Kailee Chitwood was 2-3 with a single and triple; Baylee Douglass, 3-3 with 1 stolen base; Alli Massey was 2-3 with 2 singles and 2 RBI, Lacie Milner was 1-1 and K. Roberts was 1-3.
COMMUNITY R-6: Community R-6 Middle School lost on Thursday 16-1 to Mark Twain. Aslissa Curtis pitched two innings with 6 hits, 9 runs, 4 walks and 3 strike outs. Danie Jackson pitched one inning, with 6 hits, 7 runs, 5 walks and 1 strike out. Jackson also had 2 singles; and Amber Harrison had 1 double with 1 RBI.
NORTH CALLAWAY: North Callaway Thunderbirds and the Montgomery County Wildcats, two undefeated conference teams met Friday night with North Callaway winning 27-7. Montgomery County scored in the fourth quarter only.
For The Thunderbirds North Callaway scored all four touchdowns with the first one in the second quarter with a 4-yard run. With 35 seconds left in the half Allen scored a 1-yard TD; and in the third quarter with 44 seconds scored another1-yard TD. With 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter Jacob Haubner threw a 27-yard TD to Allen. North Callaway had 316 rushing yards with Haubner throwing 109 yards. Allen had 24 carries with 117 yards and caught all three passes from Haubner. Allen also had 27 yards on punts and kickoffs. He also had a TD saving tackle in the game.
"The team played really well. This is a big step for our drive for the conference championship," said North Callaway coach Mike Emmons.
VAN-FAR: Van-Far Indians lost 20-6 Friday against Clopton Hawks. For the Indians Ethan Gooch was 7-14 passing for 96 yards and one touchdown and 22 carries for 158 yards. Logan Boyd had 14 carries with 39 yards, four catches including one TD catch from Gooch.
CENTRALIA: Centralia Panthers ended Friday night's game against the Brookfield Bulldogs 31-0. Jesse Arnold scored the first touchdown for the Panthers with Chandler Kovar kicking the point after. Quarterback Zack Etzler completed a 30-yard pass to Dixon Dollens and a 34-yard pass to Chandler Blackwell; before Nate VanBoening scored on a 11-yard inside reverse. Kovar added the extra point making it 14-0. For the offense the Panthers had a total of 358 yards, 133 in the air and 225 rushing. To end the half, Gannon Peavler had a 20-yard run which lead to a one-yard TD by Cullen Ralphs, Kovar made the extra point, with the Panthers leading 21-0 at the half. Topping off the offense was Kovar's first 3 point kick of the season.
Coming into the second half Etzler had a 56-yard gain leading to an 8-yard run making it 28-0 Centralia. On defense Austin Kinkead had a total of 12 tackles while Jason Anders had 11.