C-SC men make enough free throws to fend off Baker, qualify for postseason for first time in five seasons

Culver-Stockton College guard Connor Davis, right, defends during Saturday's game against Baker in Heart of America Athletic Conference play at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. | Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball program overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to post a 73-71 victory over Baker University on Saturday at Charles Field House and clinch a postseason berth for the first time since the 2018-19 season. After falling behind 58-48 with 9:16 to play in the second half, the Wildcats…

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Victory in home finale keeps C-SC women in hunt for spot in conference tournament

Culver-Stockton College forward Whynter Waterhouse-Brennan puts up a shot during Saturday's Heart of America Athletic Conference game against Baker at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. | Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team stayed in the hunt for a postseason berth with a 69-60 victory over Baker in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon at Charles Field House. With two games remaining in the regular season, the Wildcats are tied with Peru State for the eighth and…

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C-SC men’s four-game win streak ends on road as Grand View rallies in closing minutes

Culver-Stockton College's Tai Walters-Whitaker made eight 3-pointers in the first half of Saturday's game against Grand View and finished with a season-high 35 points. | Photo courtesy C-SC athletics

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak snapped after a 92-87 loss to Grand View on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Wildcats back to the .500 mark at 12-12 overall and 10-10 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. With Peru State’s victory over Missouri Valley,…

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C-SC women fall into eighth-place tie in Heart following loss at Grand View

Nevaiah Bell-Tenner led the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team with 18 points in Saturday's loss at Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa. | Photo courtesy C-SC athletics

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team suffered a 68-61 Heart of America Athletic Conference loss to 17th-ranked Grand View University at the Charles Johnson Wellness Center on Saturday. The loss drops the Wildcats into a tie with Graceland for the eighth and final playoff spot for the conference postseason tournament with…

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Larson takes advantage of second chance to hit game-winner as C-SC men move into fifth place

CaRondis Harris-Anderson | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

MARSHALL, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team got late-game heroics for the second straight game to claim a 73-72 victory over Missouri Valley College Wednesday night in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game. The Wildcats trailed 72-70 when Seth Larson had his 3-point attempt from the right corner blocked with eight seconds…

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Culver-Stockton women dodge two game-tying 3-pointers to snap six-game road losing streak

Culver-Stockton's Malia Carmack | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

MARSHALL, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team survived two game-tying 3-point attempts in the final 10 seconds to escape with a 60-55 victory over Missouri Valley College Wednesday night in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game. The Wildcats held a 58-55 lead with 15 seconds remaining in regulation and had the ball…

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Culver-Stockton’s Fry named Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week

Robert Fry, a 6-foot-1 junior from Indianapolis, registered 20 points or more in all three Culver-Stockton College victories last week. He averaged 20.7 points, two rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College guard Robert Fry II is the WinWon Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week; the league announced Monday. Fry, a 6-foot-1 junior from Indianapolis, registered 20 points or more in all three Wildcat victories last week. He averaged 20.7 points, two rebounds and 2.3 assists per…

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Culver-Stockton women take defending NAIA champs to overtime before suffering road defeat

Clarke's Mya Merschman goes between Culver-Stockton's Katie Webb, left, and Aaliyah Ortiz during Wednesday night's women's college basketball game in Dubuque, Iowa. | Photo courtesy of Clarke Athletics

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team gave nationally-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Clarke University all it could handle Wednesday night before losing 73-70 in overtime in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game at the Kehl Center. The Wildcats led 52-43 entering the fourth quarter. However, the fifth-ranked Pride outscored the…

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Culver-Stockton’s Ortiz named Heart of America Athletic Conference player of the week

Aaliyah Ortiz averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 5.5 steals in victories over William Penn (Iowa) University and Peru State (Neb.) College. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College guard Aaliyah Ortiz has been named the WinWon Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 21-27, the league announced Monday. Ortiz, a graduate student from Tucson, Ariz., led the Wildcats to two victories. She averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists…

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Former C-SC coach Chris Tabor takes over as interim coach of Carolina Panthers

Chris Tabor, who was the head football coach at Culver-Stockton College in 2001, was named the interim head coach of the Carolina Panthers on Monday. | Photo courtesy Carolina Panthers

CANTON, Mo. — Former Culver-Stockton College football coach Chris Tabor wasted no time taking control of the Carolina Panthers. Tabor, who is in second season as the special teams coordinator for the Panthers, was named the team’s interim coach Monday after Carolina owner David Tepper fired head coach Frank Reich. The Panthers are 1-10 following…

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College notebook: King receives All-MIAA honors, Anderson picks up A-10 all-rookie team plaudits

Central Missouri junior defensive tackle Weston King, a Palmyra, Mo., product, received All-MIAA second-team honors. | Photo courtesy UCM Athletics/Andrew Mather Photography

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A former Clarence Cannon Conference Defensive Player of the Year is now an All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association wrecking ball. Weston King is doing so for one of the hottest teams in the country. The Palmyra, Mo., product was named to the All-MIAA second team this week, one of 16 players on the…

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College notebook: Arnold leads charge for Danville golfers, Stratton sees first action, changes happening at JWCC

The Danville Area Community College men's golf team has been on a roll with three top-three finishes this season with a lineup that includes four West-Central Illinois products. | Photo courtesy DACC men's golf program

DANVILLE, Ill. — The influx of talent from West-Central Illinois is giving the Danville Area Community College men’s golf team a competitive edge. Liberty product Blake Arnold is at the forefront of that. Arnold tied for the individual low score at the Vincennes Invitational last weekend, shooting 4-under 140 over 36 holes at Country Oaks…

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C-SC unable to move ball efficiently in suffering second straight road loss to open season

MARSHALL, Mo. — Struggles offensively led to the Culver-Stockton College football team suffering its second consecutive road loss to open the season. The Wildcats managed just 60 yards rushing and amassed just 268 total yards in a 28-7 loss to Missouri Valley College on Saturday night at Gregg-Mitchell Field. C-SC played without starting quarterback Brock…

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Last-minute drive ends with interception, leaving C-SC football team with loss in season opener

YANKTON, S.D. — Houston Swan nearly engineered a drive to remember Saturday night. Instead, the Culver-Stockton College football team has to figure out how to regroup. Forced into action when C-SC starting quarterback Brock Nellor was ejected after receiving a second unsportsmanlike penalty, Swan, the redshirt freshman backup quarterback, took the reins of the offense…

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Backup goalkeeper emerges to lead C-SC women’s soccer team to season-opening win

CANTON, Mo. — Although she’d earned her spot as the Culver-Stockton College women’s soccer team backup goalkeeper, Rylee Loftus never expected to play in Saturday’s season opener against Avila. She certainly wasn’t thinking she’d start. When junior starting goalkeeper Mackenzie Frizzell suffered an injury during the pregame warmups, C-SC coach Tyler Tomlinson went to Loftus…

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Interim Northwestern football coach began college coaching career at Culver-Stockton

Northwestern interim football coach David Braun spent the 2010 season as the defensive coordinator at Culver-Stockton College. | Photo courtesy Northwestern Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The interim coach responsible for stabilizing the Northwestern football program during a tumultuous offseason began his coaching career at Culver-Stockton College. Last Friday, David Braun was elevated from defensive coordinator to interim head coach by the Northwestern administration. He replaces Pat Fitzgerald, who was fired last week amid a hazing scandal in…

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Culver-Stockton approves minor in athletic coaching for fall 2023

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College is adding an athletic coaching minor to its academic course catalog. The athletic coaching minor track is designed to develop positive teaching and coaching skills in athletics and prepare aspiring coaches with the qualifications needed to work in a variety of environments, including public and private schools, governmental and community…

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C-SC turns to alum to guide men’s soccer program

CANTON, Mo. — A Wildcat is coming home, and he has experience coaching on The Hill. Former Culver-Stockton College men’s soccer player Tyler Hamilton, who enjoyed success the last six seasons coaching at the high school level, is returning to his alma mater to become C-SC’s next head men’s soccer coach. Wildcats athletic director Pat…

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C-SC makes change in leadership for track and field programs, reinstates cross country program

Hunter Davis | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Hunter Davis, the track and field and cross country coach at Iowa Wesleyan University, has been hired as the director of the track and field program at Culver-Stockton College. He also will re-start the cross country program after a one-year hiatus. Doug Savage will not return as head coach of the track…

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C-SC’s Erickson is Heart Coach of the Year, six lacrosse players earn all-conference nods

Culver-Stockton College's Caitlin Erickson was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference's Coach of the Year for women's lacrosse. | Photo courtesy C-SC athletics

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College women’s lacrosse coach Caitlin Erickson and six of the Wildcats were honored with mention on the inaugural All-Heart of America Athletic Conference teams. Erickson, in her fourth season at the helm, was named the Heart Coach of the Year, The Wildcats, under Erickson’s direction, finished with a 6-7 record and…

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Doubly grand: Flowerree’s epic series includes two slams in one game, go-ahead three-run homer

Culver-Stockton College first baseman Dax Flowerree hit two grand slams in the same game and delivered a go-ahead three-run home run the next day as the Wildcats took three of four game against Graceland during a series in Lamoni, Iowa.

CANTON, Mo. — Dax Flowerree tried to have a singular focus during his at-bat. “When I got into the box, I wanted to get a pitch to hit hard somewhere,” he said. But the Culver-Stockton College senior first baseman couldn’t ignore everything transpiring around him. With the C-SC baseball team leading Graceland 16-2 in the…

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C-SC women overcome slow start offensively, power way into Heart tourney quarterfinals

Culver-Stockton College guard McKenzie Lathrom scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats to a 61-52 victory over Grand View in the opening round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. | Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team’s ability to find some offensive rhythm enabled it to survive and advance in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. Trailing by a point after shooting just 26.9 percent from the field in the first quarter, the fifth-seeded Wildcats went 8 of 16 from the…

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Triple-overtime loss sinks Culver-Stockton women into fifth place in conference race

Culver-Stockton's Aaliyah Ortiz tries to shoot the ball with her ponytail covering her face during Saturday's triple-overtime loss to MidAmerica Nazarene. The Pioneers' Jordynn Gonzalez defends on the play. | Photo courtesy of Lisa Wigoda

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team started the week with a chance to establish itself as a contender for the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship. Back-to-back losses to two of the Heart’s best teams this week, however, have dropped the Wildcats from second into fifth place in the league. Saturday’s triple-overtime…

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Photo gallery: Culver-Stockton College women vs. MidAmerica Nazarene

Culver-Stockton's Katie Webb (on ground in gray) fights with MidAmerica Nazarene's Bi'Anna Pettis for possession of the ball during Saturday's game at Joe Charles Field House. | Photo courtesy of Lisa Wigoda

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team lost a Heart of America Athletic Conference game 80-74 in three overtimes to MidAmerica Nazarene at Joe Charles Field House on Saturday afternoon. Correspondent Lisa Wigoda captured the action through her camera lens. Check out her photo gallery:

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Culver-Stockton men let 12-point lead in first half slip away in home setback, drop to 2-7 in Heart

Culver-Stockton's Cole Howard grabs a rebound in a crowd of players during Saturday's basketball game against MidAmerica Nazarene. Also going for the ball are C-SC's Adam Moore and MidAmerica Nazarene's Derek Langrehr, left, and Caleb Jones-McCrary. | Photo courtesy of Lisa Wigoda

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but the Wildcats scored just 23 points in the second half in a 64-60 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene 64-60 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at Charles Field House. The Wildcats…

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Photo gallery: Culver-Stockton College men vs. MidAmerica Nazarene

Culver-Stockton College's Jalen Blaize drives to the basket. | Photo courtesy of Lisa Wigoda

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team lost a Heart of America Athletic Conference game 64-60 to MidAmerica Nazarene at Joe Charles Field House on Saturday afternoon. Correspondent Lisa Wigoda captured the action through her camera lens. Check out her photo gallery:

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The Rundown: Solid debut for Hannibal girls, Pittsfield boys win opener, WIU women earn first victory

Hannibal girls basketball coach Shawn Gaines talks to the Pirates during a timeout in Monday's season opener against Bowling Green at Korf Gym in Hannibal, Mo. | Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

QUINCY — Kicking off Thanksgiving week with a flurry of activity as the Illinois boys basketball season got underway Monday night and the Missouri teams joined in the fun. Oh, college basketball season is in full swing, too. Here are some of Monday’s highlights … • The Hannibal girls basketball team won Shawn Gaines’ debut…

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Orndorff engineers fourth-quarter comeback as C-SC opens North Division play with victory

Culver-Stockton College running back Demarquez Johnson looks for running room during Saturday's game against Graceland at Ellison Poulton Stadium in Canton, Mo. | Photo courtesy Lisa Wigoda, C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — Trailing by a point heading into the fourth quarter of its Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division opener, the Culver-Stockton College football team showed the poise expected of a team that has been in the trenches. Junior quarterback Jase Orndorff directed a pair of crucial scoring drives and the Wildcats clamped…

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Struggles offensively in second half doom C-SC football team in loss at home

Culver-Stockton College quarterback Jase Orndorff scrambles during Saturday night's game against Missouri Valley College in Canton, Mo. | David Adam photo

CANTON, Mo. — A week after turning the ball over 10 times in a loss at Evangel, the Culver-Stockton College football team gave another game away. This time, it was the inability to sustain a second-half drive. Missouri Valley College scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and C-SC was shut out in the second…

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Goalkeepers post shutouts, earn Defensive Player of the Week honors for Hawks, Wildcats

Quincy University goalkeeper Olivia Kindt, left, and Culver-Stockton College goalkeeper Mackenzie Frizzell, right, were named the Defensive Player of the Week in their respective conferences. | Muddy River Sports photo

QUINCY — Olivia Kindt’s stingy play is giving the Quincy University women’s soccer team’s offense all the time it needs to find its footing. Meanwhile, Mackenzie Frizzell made sure the Culver-Stockton College women’s soccer team didn’t have to worry about a sizable lead slipping away. For their efforts, the goalkeepers picked up Defensive Player of…

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WIU’s Houston sticks with Cowboys, while C-SC’s Rupcich gets cut by Titans

Former Western Illinois University wide receiver Dennis Houston made the 53-man roster with the Dallas Cowboys. | Photo courtesy WIU athletics

QUINCY — One undrafted free agent defied the odds. Another’s pursuit of an NFL career isn’t over. The ever-evolving NFL rosters could create unique opportunities for both. Former Western Illinois University wide receiver Dennis Houston made the Dallas Cowboys’ 53-man roster after final cuts were announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, former Culver-Stockton College All-American offensive tackle Andrew…

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C-SC soccer teams open season with pair of victories

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College women’s soccer team’s offense got off to a fast start. Senior forward Kirstin Jannin scored five minutes into Sunday’s season opener against Avila at the Zarda Sports Complex and freshman Alayna Chandler-Gutierrez scored 25 seconds later, propelling the Wildcats to a 4-1 victory. Rachel Iacobellis scored C-SC’s third…

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Atwell’s Hall of Fame honor is product of decades of hard work and tribute to small-town roots

Pat Atwell, right, accepts his Hall of Fame plaque after induction into the New York Section V Baseball Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y. | Photo courtesy Ethan Bissinger, Rochester Red Wings

CANTON, Mo. — Pat Atwell enjoyed a trip down memory lane, and his family went along for the ride. While the stories told may have been embellished just a little, what can’t be overexaggerated is the impact Atwell has had on multiple communities and countless people throughout a career as a standout baseball player, a…

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Culver-Stockton College lands at No. 22 in NAIA preseason football poll

Culver-Stockton College football coach Tom Sallay has transformed the Wildcats into a nationally respected program as he enters his sixth season at the helm. | Photo courtesy C-SC athletics

CANTON, Mo. — Upon arriving on the Culver-Stockton College campus, Jase Orndorff heard the stories of the bleak days of the football team. He doesn’t want the Wildcats to ever experience that again. “Now it’s my job as the quarterback and one of the captains to keep us playing at a high level,” said Orndorff,…

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C-SC picked to finish second in Heart’s North Division in preseason football coaches’ poll

Senior quarterback Jase Orndorff will lead the Culver-Stockton College football team this fall in pursuit of a Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division championship. | Photo courtesy C-SC athletics

CANTON, Mo. — With success has come respect for the Culver-Stockton College football program. That is obvious with how the Heart of America Athletic Conference coaches voted in the league’s annual preseason poll. The Wildcats, coming off an historic 8-3 season last fall, were picked second in the Heart’s North Division. Three-time defending division champion…

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‘I don’t want to miss Maggie growing up’: Schrage puts family first, resigns as C-SC men’s golf coach

Tim Schrage, left, resigned Monday after 11 seasons as the head coach of the Culver-Stockton College men's golf team. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — Tim Schrage marvels at his 3-year-old daughter’s ever-present smile. “She’s the happiest kid I’ve ever seen,” he said. Schrage doesn’t want to squander the chance to see that smile as often as possible. That explains why he resigned Monday as the Culver-Stockton College men’s golf coach after 11 seasons at the helm. “I…

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Assistant coach promoted to head coach for Culver-Stockton women’s volleyball team

Levi Pollreisz joined the men's and women's volleyball programs as an assistant coach at the start of the 2021-22 school year. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College announced Tuesday afternoon the promotion of assistant Levi Pollreisz to head women’s volleyball coach. “During the interview process Levi presented a vision for the women’s volleyball program that was impressive,” Athletic Director Pat Atwell said in a press release. “He has the support of the current students on the team…

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Culver-Stockton’s Rupcich signs free-agent contract with Tennessee Titans

Culver-Stockton College offensive tackle Andrew Rupcich celebrates with family and friends after signing a free-agent contract with the Tennessee Titans. Photo courtesy Chris Duerr

CANTON, Mo. — Once his deal to sign a free-agent contract with the Tennessee Titans was finalized, Culver-Stockton College offensive tackle Andrew Rupcich readied himself to rejoin his family and friends in the lounge of the Oak Hill Inn. Never did he expect the kind of reaction he received. “Everyone was screaming for the first…

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C-SC men’s golf team takes second, QU ties for fourth in Quincy Invitational

Quincy University's T.J. Wensing sets himself to tee off during the second round of the Quincy Invitational at Quincy Country Club. Photo courtesy Max Bennett, QU athletics

QUINCY — The William Woods and Culver-Stockton College men’s golf teams flipped spots on the final day of the Quincy Invitational with the Wildcats finishing four strokes behind the Owls on Tuesday at Quincy Country Club. The Owls were the only team in the field to break 300 both days, shooting a 295 in the…

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Crim: With NFL draft looming, Culver-Stockton College’s Rupcich ready to see dream come true

Culver-Stockton College left tackle Andrew Rupcich could have his name called during the NFL draft, which takes place April 28-30 in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The list of football players with ties to Culver-Stockton College who have been selected in an NFL draft begins and ends with Bob Hendren. The offensive lineman, who enrolled in C-SC before transferring to the University of Southern California, was chosen by Washington in the seventh round in 1946, when the league…

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Palmyra’s Kroeger, Culver-Stockton’s Applewhite earn weekly honors from respective leagues

Palmyra native Jacob Kroeger, a sophomore at Maryville University, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week. Photo courtesy Maryville athletics

QUINCY — Maryville sophomore left-hander Jacob Kroeger, a Palmyra, Mo., native, and Culver-Stockton College outfielder Ronald Applewhite each earned weekly honors from their respective conferences. Kroeger was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week after tossing a seven-inning shutout in a 6-0 victory against Drury last Saturday. Kroeger opened with five hitless…

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Crim: Walton’s journey brings him home, where teaching and coaching made for a fulfilling career

Rod Walton, who coached boys basketball at Payson Seymour and men's basketball and golf at Culver-Stockton College, is back in Canton, Mo., after spending time in Colorado after his retirement. Submitted photo

CANTON, Mo. — Rod Walton quietly moved back to Canton last month, a place he called home during a 30-year association with Culver-Stockton College. He spends his days visiting with old friends, some former high school basketball coaching colleagues, and other old C-SC hands he remained in contact with after retiring in 2012. He tries…

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Four C-SC basketball players earn all-conference honors

CANTON, Mo. — Four Culver-Stockton College basketball players — two from both the men’s and women’s squads — received postseason accolades from the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Senior forward Alonza Ortiz-Traylor was named second-team all-conference on the men’s side, while junior guard Jalen Blaize received honorable mention. On the women’s side, freshman forward Addison…

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Scoreboard for Wednesday, January 26

Men’s basketball At Student Activity Center, Quincy John Wood Community College 86, Illinois Central College 74: The Trail Blazers won their third consecutive Mid-West Athletic Conference matchup with a blistering effort from the perimeter. The Trail Blazers shot 56 percent from 3-point range, going 14 of 25 and making several in a key second-half surge…

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Scoreboard for Wednesday, January 12

Boys Basketball At Winchester, Ill. 99th Winchester Invitational Tournament Brown County 57, Winchester West Central 56: Cole Behymer’s free throw with 12.5 seconds remaining in regulation pushed the sixth-seeded Hornets into the semifinals after they dodged a couple of bullets in the final seconds. Fouled with 5.7 seconds to play, the Cougars’ Gavin Little missed…

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College notebook: QU game gets canceled, C-SC’s Blaize earns honor, JWCC’s Jennings reaches grand milestone

Quincy University's Nate Shockey, left, and Jamaurie Coakley, right, must wait until Saturday to get back on the court after Maryville canceled its trip to Pepsi Arena scheduled for Thursday due to COVID protocols. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The Quincy University men’s basketball team will have to wait a couple of extra days to get back on track. The Hawks were informed Wednesday afternoon that Maryville, which was scheduled to visit Pepsi Arena on Thursday for a Great Lakes Valley Conference game, has to cancel both of its games this week…

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Culver-Stockton’s Rupcich, Huffman receive NAIA All-American honors from AFCA

Culver-Stockton College senior left tackle Andrew Rupcich, left, and senior middle linebacker Dalton Huffman, right, were named to the NAIA All-American team. Photos courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The record-setting and high-profile careers of Culver-Stockton College left tackle Andrew Rupcich and middle linebacker Dalton Huffman were capped Monday with both receiving American Football Coaches Association NAIA All-American honors. Rupcich was a first-team selection for a third straight season, while Huffman was a second-team pick who earned the first All-American honors…

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Perfect 10: Wildcats start December with offensive flurry, keep winning streak alive

Culver-Stockton College guard Jalen Blaize splits two MidAmerica Nazarene defenders on his way to the hoop during Wednesday night's game at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — November was perfect. December is starting that way, too. The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team ran its season-opening winning streak to 10 straight games Wednesday night, building a 15-point lead in the first 10 minutes and opening Heart of America Athletic Conference play with an 86-63 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene at Charles…

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C-SC’s Sallay named Heart North Division Coach of the Year, 21 Wildcats earn all-conference honors

Culver-Stockton College football coach Tom Sallay was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division Coach of the Year. Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College football team’s record-setting season is resulting in a bevy of all-conference honors. The Wildcats had 21 players earn spots on the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s All-North Division team after finishing 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the Heart North. C-SC coach Tom Sallay was named the North Division Coach…

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Scoreboard for Tuesday, November 9

Men’s Basketball At Gaston Arena, Lincoln, Ill. Culver-Stockton College 78, Lincoln Christian 60: The Wildcats improved to 5-0 with their third consecutive road victory, marking their best start since the 2013-14 season when they won their first seven games. A blistering first half in which C-SC shot 64.8 percent from the field spearheaded this effort.…

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Wildcats’ Ortiz-Traylor named Heart Player of the Week

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College forward Alonzo Ortiz-Traylor has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his play during the Wildcats’ four victories during the opening week of the season. Ortiz-Traylor, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior who is a transfer from Georgian Court University, averaged 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and…

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C-SC men’s soccer coach resigns after two seasons

Culver-Stockton College men's soccer coach Brian Davidson, left, resigned Monday after two seasons at the helm. Photo courtesy C-SC athletics

CANTON, Mo. — Brian Davidson’s loyalty to his alma mater led to him taking over as the Culver-Stockton College men’s soccer coach in the midst of a global pandemic. Two seasons later, he’s ready to hand the reins over to someone who can elevate the program to a different level. Davidson resigned Monday, citing the…

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Late interceptions ruin Wildcats’ opportunity to snare division crown

DES MOINES, Iowa — The historic season the Culver-Stockton College football program is in the midst of will wind up lacking a significant accomplishment. There won’t be a division championship to celebrate. Two late interceptions cost the 22nd-ranked Wildcats the chance to capture the slobberknocker Saturday’s Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division championship game…

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Culver-Stockton’s seventh win is most since 1969

Freshman WR Slayton Ochoa hauled in four passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns in C-SC's 52-28 win over William Penn Saturday in Canton, Mo. Culver-Stockton College photo

CANTON, Mo. – The Beatles. A man on the moon. Woodstock. The Miracle Mets. What Culver-Stockton football last did in 1969 may not top those other historic events, but what it has done so far in 2021 has them talking on The Hill. With a 52-28 victory over William Penn at Ellison Poulton Stadium on…

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Schuckman: Tomlinson’s coaching milestone is reflection of program he’s built

The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team celebrated Wildcats coach Tyler Tomlinson's 100th career victory Saturday after beating MidAmerica Nazarene 3-2 in Olathe, Kan. Submitted photo

For a moment Saturday, Culver-Stockton College women’s soccer coach Tyler Tomlinson didn’t know what was happening. After the playing of the national anthem prior to the Wildcats’ game against MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe, Kan., the Wildcats’ starting 11 unexpectedly ran off the field. Situated near a far corner of the facility was C-SC junior midfielder…

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C-SC to add shotgun sports in 2022, use Quincy Gun Club as its home base

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College is hoping to expand its appeal to students from Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois by adding shotgun sports in the fall of 2022. Culver-Stockton made the decision to add competitive shotgun sports to its athletic program for various reasons, but geographic location was a major factor. “Many area high schools…

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Wildcats’ Caparros picks up Heart Offensive Player of the Week honors

Culver-Stockton College senior midfielder Montse Caparros

CANTON, Mo. — Montse Caparros, a senior midfielder on the Culver-Stockton College women’s soccer team, was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, after recording her first career hat trick. Caparros scored three times in the Wildcats’ 6-0 weather-shortened victory over Evangel in Springfield, Mo., last week. Caparros put five…

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Self-described baseball junkie, C-SC’s Gyorkos ready to man Quincy Gems’ reins

Brad Gyorkos, now in his third season as the head baseball coach at Culver-Stockton College, will be the Quincy Gems manager next summer. Photo courtesy Quincy Gems

QUINCY — Brad Gyorkos’ efforts when it comes to building the Culver-Stockton College baseball program never wane. Yet, there are times, especially during the summer months, where the itch to hit fungoes, play catch and be part of the game gets hard to scratch because there aren’t any baseball players on the Canton, Mo., campus.…

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Turnovers haunt Wildcats as four-game winning streak ends

ATCHISON, Kan. — The Culver-Stockton College football team’s four-game winning streak was snapped Saturday afternoon with a 65-24 loss at Benedictine College. It’s the 32nd consecutive loss by the Wildcats against the Ravens. The Wildcats enter their bye week with a 4-2 record and will start Heart of America Athletic Conference divisional play Oct. 16…

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C-SC volleyball team already has tripled victory total from 2020

Culver-Stockton's Ali Scott attempts to hit the ball over the net during Tuesday's match with Graceland. Hannah Menefee

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College women’s volleyball team earned its second Heart of America Athletic Conference victory with a 25-12, 25-12, 29-27 decision over Graceland University Tuesday night at Charles Field House. The Wildcats, who have won two straight matches, improve to 6-10, 2-3 in the conference. C-SC already has equaled the number of…

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Nicks’ fumble recovery for touchdown sparks C-SC to best start since 1975

Culver-Stockton's Darren Jones tackles Central Methodist running back Ashton Bonner during Saturday's football game at Ellison Poulton Stadium. Lisa Wigoda photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College football team won for the fourth time in five games on Saturday, defeating Central Methodist 44-36 on Saturday afternoon during homecoming weekend in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game at Ellison Poulton Stadium.  It’s the best start since the 1975 season, when the Wildcats opened with a 4-1…

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C-SC women win, men fall on pitch

Women’s soccer–Culver-Stockton 3, Baker 1 CANTON, Mo. — Jody Ellis scored two goals and added an assist to help the Culver-Stockton College women’s soccer team defeat Baker University 3-1 Friday night at Ellison Poulton Stadium. The victory evens the Wildcats’ Heart of America Athletic Conference record at 2-2 while improving their overall mark to 6-3 at…

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Wildcats’ Perrine, Robinson earn Heart’s weekly offensive and defensive honors

Culver-Stockton College wide receiver Connor Perrine, left, and linebacker Pat Robinson, right, were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. Photos courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The way in which the Culver-Stockton College football team is piling up victories is making the rest of the Heart of America Athletic Conference take notice. For the second week in a row, the Wildcats received the league’s Defensive Player of the Week honor. They added the Offensive Player of the Week…

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Wildcats end 26-game losing streak against Pioneers behind Orndorff’s five TD passes

OLATHE, Kan. — Jase Orndorff threw five touchdown passes as the Culver-Stockton College football team ended 26 years of frustration with a 37-19 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene University on Saturday afternoon at the Olathe District Activity Center. It was the Wildcats’ first victory over the Pioneers since a 45-43 decision at Ellison Poulton Stadium during…

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Scoreboard for Wednesday, August 25

Girls Volleyball At The Pit, Quincy Notre Dame Quincy Notre Dame defeated Unity 25-17, 25-21. Junior middle Abbey Schreacke led the Raiders with 11 kills, two blocks and three aces. Senior setter Maggie Drew had 27 assists, and junior right side Laela Hernandez-Jones had six kills and nine digs. Men’s Soccer At Ellison Poulton Stadium,…

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Heart of America Media Day: Culver-Stockton College

The Heart of America Athletic Conference recently hosted its media day and here are the interviews with the coaches of Culver-Stockton College. Here’s this week’s schedule of events for Culver-Stockton athletics: Football #7 Baker “Wildcats” at Culver-Stockton “Wildcats” Saturday, August 28, 2021 6:00 p.m. / Canton, Mo. / Ellison Poulton Stadium The Wildcat football team…

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Sit down with the AD: Pat Atwell discusses the future of C-SC athletics

Culver-Stockton College athletic director Pat Atwell hopes the Wildcats can avoid any coronavirus pandemic setbacks this year. Photo courtesy C-SC Athletics

CANTON, Mo. — The most unsettling part of attempting to play collegiate sports during the coronavirus pandemic had to be the daily unknowns. Pat Atwell knows that all too well. With the Heart of America Athletic Conference choosing to proceed with fall sports as planned in 2020, the Culver-Stockton College athletic director tried to keep…

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