Frosh/soph football trounces Fulton
The Hannibal Pirates freshman-sophomore football team trounced Fulton 42-6 Monday night with several players contributing for the Pirates.
Jerry McBride and Colton Gottman both scored twice for the Pirates. McBride's first TD coming on a 14 yard run and then he returned a punt 91 yards for a score while Gottman scored on a 21 yard run and a 4 yard run. Gottman, who led the Pirate running game with 91 yards on 12 carries, also found the end zone on a two-point conversion. Austin Lewton scored on a 5 yard carry for Hannibal. Devon Thomas made four of his five extra point attempts.
Defensively the Pirates dominated. Terry Fishbeck recovered a fumble and ran it back for a 39 yard touchdown. Matt Jaenicke had a team-high 6 tackles while Thomas added 5 for the Pirates as well as sacking the Fulton quarterback once.
The Hannibal freshmen and sophomores will be back on the field next Monday as the Pirates travel to Moberly.
The North Callaway softball team scored all nine of its runs in the fifth inning as the Lady Thunderbirds beat Mexico 9-1 Monday.
Jaida Gray earned the win as she allowed just one run over six innings of work. Gray struck out three and walked none while scattering three hits.
Gray and Jaynie Coffman were the only North Callaway batters to have multiple hits. Gray was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored while Coffman was 2-for-3 and scored twice. The biggest hit of the fifth inning though came from senior Cheyenne Chapin. With the bases loaded, Chapin ripped a bases clearing double in her only hit of the game. Chapin would also come around to score.
Next up for North Callaway is a trip to Wright City on Wednesday where the Lady Thunderbirds will play in the district tournament against tourney host Wright City. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Louisiana blasts Montgomery Co.
Louisiana Lady Bulldogs beat the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats on Monday October 1st by a final score of 16-0 in 3 innings. Megan Painter picked up the win for Louisiana pitching 2 innings. Kaitlyn Vanhooser worked the top of the 3rd.
Louisiana will play Van-Far tomorrow in the district opener. Game time is 5 p.m.
The Hannibal volleyball team played two close matches, but still managed to sweep Troy 25-23, 25-23 Monday. Tessa Bieniek led the Lady Pirates with 12 digs while Carli Watson had 16 assists. Melanie Blasé and Kay Gieseke both had 5 kills apiece while Brooklyn Watson contributed 4 kills for the Lady Pirates.
In JV action, Hannibal beat Troy 25-6, 25-19 while the freshman won 25-13, 25-7.
Page 2 of 3 - Erin Coulter had 6 assists for the JV while Allison DeLaporte had 8 kills. Jennnifer Fohey registered 4 digs and Kaitlyn Edge had 3 aces for the JV squad. Lauren Wheelan (9) and Sydney Bennett (8) combined for 17 assists while Calen Bailey had 5 kills and Savanna Lewis had 3 aces for the Hannibal freshmen.
at cc meet
Jordan Held and Coady Gilbert both earned medals as they finished 13th and 14th to lead the way for Hannibal Middle School Monday night at the Mexico cross country meet. Held finished with a time of 9:54 while Gilbert was just behind him at 9:59.
Evan Lewis (52) finished with a time of 11:08 while Ryan Novak (68) turned in an 11:30 for the Pirates. Kijan Watts (83) finished with a time of 12 minutes and Toby Tobias (86) turned in a time of 12:07. Jared St. Juliana (126) at 18:58 while Tristan Swanson (127) finished at 21:07.
For the girls, Grace Douglas led Hannibal with a 61st place finish and a time of 13:17 while Kylee Johnson was 90th with a time of 14:45.
Hannibal Pirates beat Mexico
The Hannibal seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams both need all three sets, but beat Mexico Monday night in its only game this week. The eight graders won 25-27, 25- 18, 25-16 while the seventh graders won 25-13, 9-25, 25-17.
Kaylee Murphy finished the night with 14 points for the Lady Pirates while Patience Johnson and Jordan Oberstreet both had 8 points for the eighth graders. Skyler Dyke turned in an 11 point night with 3 aces while Shelby Nelson finished with 9 points and 4 aces for Hannibal Middle School. Brittney Nguyen contributed 8 points for the Lady Pirates.
The seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams each won tournament titles this past weekend and the Troy Tournament.
The eighth grade team beat Warrenton 25-27, 25-18, 25-16 and followed that up with a 25-16, 25-23 win over host Troy. The Lady Pirates final match was against Winfield and Hannibal won by identical 25-17 sets.
Hayley Egbert led the Lady Pirates with 24 points and 9 aces. Miranda Frick finished with 18 points and 5 aces while Claire Anderson had 13 points and 4 aces for Hannibal.
In the seventh grade tournament, Hannibal tied with Warrenton 25-13, 23-25, but won the match via most points scored tiebreaker. From there, Hannibal faced Troy (the only team to beat Hannibal this year) and won 26-24, 25-13 and then beat Winfield 25-12, 25-13.
"After splitting the first match, I am pleased they came back and beat the one team that had beaten us earlier this year," Hannibal seventh grade coach Mary Ann St Clair said. "I was very pleased with how they stayed focused all day and did a consistent job of passing and serving the ball all day long."
Page 3 of 3 - Chloe Ebers led the Lady Pirates with 28 points and 9 aces while Shelby Nelson finished with 16 points and 5 aces. Shelby Stine had 13 points and 3 aces as Skyler Dyke turned in 13 points and 7 aces for Hannibal.
Traveling to Warrenton for a cross country invitational meet last Friday, the Hannibal boys' team finished fourth out of 10 teams while the girls' finished seventh out of nine teams.
Only two runners finished in the top 20 for Hannibal. Paul Golian (18:18) led the Pirates with seventh place finish overall while Michael Vaia (18:49) turned in a 15th place finish.
Tyler James (19:22) and Sean Jones (19:23) finished back to back at 27th and 28th for Hannibal while Nigel McIntosh (20:05) was 43rd. Alex Brown and Daniel DeLaporte both turned in times of 20:17 to take 52nd and 53rd place for the Pirates.
"I thought our boys had their best race so far at the Warrenton Invitational," Hannibal coach Charlie Newland said via email. "The boys are gaining some confidence and are running in a tighter pack. Our split between our first runner and our fifth runner this past weekend was under two minutes. Ideally, the kids would be around a minute or less. However, our varsity boys are still very young. … So, we're gaining experience with each meet."
On the girls' side, the Lady Pirates also had two runners break the top 20. Rachel Davis was 9th with a time of 21:28 while Abbey Jefferies was 17th at 22:09.
Bailey Welch (23:30) came in 32nd while Morgan Hall (25:46) was 55th for the Lady Pirates. Cathleen Thorpe finished 62 at 26:46 and Olivia Mack was 63 just three seconds behind Thorpe at 26:49.
"Our girls are also starting to come around," Newland said. "The girls also need to work on their splits from the first runner to the fifth runner. Hopefully, the workouts will keep coming around and the girls will continue to see their times drop. If so, we should be able to run at their best at the conference and district meets."
The JV boys had three runners in the top 10 and all three runners were with27 seconds of each other. Jacob Roisum finished fourth overall (20:34) while Kyle Allen was sixth at 20:59 and Isaac Lichy was seventh (21:01). Brad Curl came in at 20th (22:13) and Joe Meidl was 46th at 25:37.
Hannibal will host its only home meet of the season this Thursday at the American Legion Golf Course. The meet will start at 4 p.m.