Reports published Jan. 18, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

BASKETBALL: The Mexico Lady Bulldogs started off the game Thursday night against the Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs by going through the motions and not really focused in areas especially on defense but went on to win 64-33.
"Changing defenses helped with the tempo and forced them to take some bad shots," stated MHS coach Ed Costley.
Remington Greenwell had a well balanced game and found the range from outside. Brooke Costley did a good job of creating plays in the lane. The Lady Dawgs shot 54 percent from the field and 91 percent from the free throw line, making 11 of 12 at the line.
Kelli Ingrum led the Bulldogs in scoring with 16 points. She also led in rebounds with 10. Kelli Ingrum's inside presence to some good outside shooting in second half helped extend the lead said MHS coach. "It was a good win for this young team on the road," added Costley. The Lady Dawgs, 9-5 overall and 2-1 in conference, will play in the Gary Filbert Classic at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. "We have a tough challenge Saturday against state ranked Helias," stated Costley.
Brooke Costley: 12P, 5 assists; 4RB, 2 steals.
Remi Greenwell: 15P, 1 assist, 3RB, 3 steals.
Ashlie Woodruff: 3P, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Kaitlin ingrum: 4 assists.
Karen Baker: 3P, 1 assist.
Kelli Ingrum: 16P, 10RB, 1 steal.
Alison Mudd: 5P, 1RB.
Anne Baker: 8P, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Tori Shaw, 2 P, 1 assist, 2RB.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Harrisburg prevailed in the JV game 36-27. Kaitlin Ingrum led Mexico with 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds and 4 steals. Laura Fischer scored 6 points and had 3 rebounds; Rachel Owings and Riley Greenwell scored 4 points each. Greenwell also had 6 steals. Victoria Shaw scored 3 points, had 2 rebounds and 3 steals; while Carly Abbott scored 2 points and brought down 3 rebounds.
WRESTLING: The Mexcio Bulldogs wrestling team pulled out a close match Thursday night in a dual match against the Fulton Hornets by a score of 39-37. Five of Mexico wrestlers pinned their opponent during the match. The Bulldogs return to action tonight in a dual match against the Centralia Panthers in Centralia.
106: Josh McClure, FULTON, forf.
113: Jadin Taylor, MEXICO, pinned Michael Carlin, FULTON, 1:13. 120: Hunter Smith, MEXICO, pinned Jason Pae, FULTON, 5:12. 126: Jordan Jones, MEXICO, pinned Jared Kaiser, FULTON, 1:27. 132: Cody Pae, FULTON, pinned Scott Speaks, MEXICO, 2:25. 138: Jayde Moran, MEXICO, dec. Trenton Clines, FULTON, 6-5. 145: Jake Vitale, MEXICO, pinned Trey Hudson, FULTON, 1:56. 152: Samuel Fayad, MEXICO, maj. dec. Noah Braun, FULTON, 10-2. 160: Drew Benner, FULTON, pinned Thomas Koppinger, MEXICO, 1:03.
170: Zach Benner, FULTON, dec. Anthony Brower, MEXICO, 11-5. 182: Payton Turner, MEXICO, pinned Kobe Kaminski, FULTON, 4:41.
195: Paul Brooks, FULTON, pinned Thorne Cheney, MEXICO, 3:34. 220: John Kingsley, FULTON, pinned John Lummis, MEXICO, 2:58. 285: Clayton Bristol, FULTON, pinned Zach Manns, MEXICO, 1:42.
NORTH CALLAWAY BOYS: Outscoring the Missouri Military Academy Colonels 26-3 in the first quarter, the North Callaway Thunderbirds went on to a 60-21 victory against MMA Thursday night at home.
For North Callaway, Justin Murphy scored 18 points; Jacob Haubner scored 15 points and brought down 9 rebounds. For MMA D.T. Owens scored 13 points with 3 baskets from the 3-point range.
The Thunderbirds increase their record to 10-4.
MMA is 0-3 for the season.
In the junior varsity game North Callaway won 25-11 in two quarters. Brandon Shramek scored 9 points for North Callaway; and Steven Prinster scored 5 for MMA.
NORTH CALLAWAY GIRLS: North Callaway Ladybirds scored their season high Thursday night with 68, but it was not enough points to beat the Elsberry Indians. The final score was 73-68. With 2:15 left in the game, the score was tied at 66 when the Ladybirds came into foul trouble. Another factor in the game was the 3-point basket. The Indians hit 11 3-pointers. Brittany King for Elsberry scored 23 points including 7 in 3-point range.
For North Callaway Elaine Brinker scored 23 points with 5 baskets from 3-point range; Jaida Gray scored 16, while Maddie Sorrell and Tara Oberlag scored 13 each.
North Callaway is 10-4 overall and 2-2 in conference.
SCORE BY QUARTERS: ELSBERRY: 18-16-18-22; NORCAL: 17-12-1-9-20
North Callaway won the junior varsity game by a score of 34-21.