Hannibal softball defeats Palmyra, Palmyra cross country has strong showing at CCC meet and Palmyra tennis competes at district tournament

Hannibal boys soccer downs conference foe Moberly: The Hannibal High School boys soccer team broke a second-half tie with two goals to earn a 3-1 win over North Central Missouri Conference opponent on Tuesday in Moberly.

In the 24th minute of play, senior Heinrich Theune scored on an assist from senior Aaron Fogle.

The scored remained 1-0 until Moberly's Connor Armstrong tied the match in the 45th minute in the second half.

Hannibal (11-7, 5-3) grabbed the lead for good, however, when sophomore Cory Allensworth took a feed from senior Jack Baumann and netted it for a one-goal lead.

Allensworth returned the favor on a corner kick in the 74th minute, as Baumann scored on a header for the final score.

The Pirates had 19 shots on goal to Moberly's eight. Senior goalkeeper Luke Anderson had seven saves for Hannibal.

In junior varsity play, the Pirates won 2-0 behind goals from Collin Poage and Brice Terrill. Austin Taylor had an assist. Gabe Falconer was in goal for the Hannibal shutout and picked up four saves.

Hannibal softball tops Palmyra: The Hannibal and Palmyra High School softball teams ended their regular-season schedules with a head-to-head battle on Monday in Palmyra.

Behind seven strong innings from senior pitcher Rachel Halterman, Hannibal prevailed 3-1.

Halterman allowed one earned run on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Sophomore Olivia Pfeifer had two of the Lady Pirates' four hits, and scored two runs. Sophomore Haley Bautch drove in two runs for Hannibal.

Senior Haleigh Wosman and junior Brettan Stice each had two hits for Palmyra, and Stice was accountable for the Lady Panthers' lone RBI, as she drove in Wosman.

Hannibal moved to 11-12 on the season while Palmyra dropped to 7-16.

Fee, Bond pace Palmyra cross country at CCC meet: The Palmyra High School cross country teams competed in the Clarence Cannon Conference meet on Tuesday in Palmyra, and were paced by a quartet of top-10 finishes.

Senior Riley Fee finished sixth for the Panther boys, finishing the race in 18 minutes, 42.19 seconds. On the girls side, Maddie Bond also took sixth, completing the course in 23:26.16.

Freshman Brett Griesbaum helped the Panthers with an eighth-place time of 19:04.27, and sophomore Gracie Bross gave the Lady Panthers a boost with a seventh-place finish in 23:33.38.

Maples tops Palmyra girls tennis finishes at districts: Junior Tori Maples placed third in the No. 1 singles bracket of the District 8 Tournament on Saturday.

Senior Olivia Hamilton placed fourth in singles action, and Emmy Griesbaum and Kendra Maples placed third in the doubles bracket.