By THE HERALD-WHIG
The Hannibal girls soccer team plans to be selfish.
The Lady Pirates secured at least a share of the North Central Missouri Conference championship with Monday's 5-0 win over Fulton at home. With a win in its NCMC finale Saturday at Moberly, Hannibal would claim the conference crown outright.
"We want it for ourselves," Hannibal coach Eric Hill said.
Moberly's only loss this season was a 1-0 March 28 setback to Hannibal. That ended Moberly's 48-game conference winning streak.
Moberly has won the last five NCMC crowns, the last four of which featured conference perfection. Hannibal, which improved to 15-4 overall and 11-0 in the league, now has its shot at perfection. Clinching at least a share of the title gives Hannibal its first conference championship since 2007.
Theresa Sheffer scored two goals for Hannibal, and Jordan Lee, Meghan Grimes and Katherine Allen also found the net.
Rochester 7, Quincy High School 0: The Blue Devils allowed four goals in the first 12 minutes of a non-conference loss at Rochester, Ill.
Rochester outshot QHS 18-4 and led 7-0 at halftime. All seven goals were scored by a different player.
The loss dropped the Blue Devils' record to 6-9-2.
PREP TRACK AND FIELD
Clarence Cannon Conference meet: Monroe City finished second to host Centralia in the final event -- the 4x400-meter relay -- but the Panthers managed to win the boys championship.
Monroe City scored 131 1/2 points, while Centralia was second with 127 and South Shelby was third with 94.
Monroe City had two individual winners. Scott Hoover won the 3,200 in 10 minutes, 28.91 seconds, and Kyle Fulton won the high jump with a jump of 6 feet.
Only one area athlete won two events. Logan Prewitt of Clark County won the 200 (23.76) and the 400 (52.91).
Palmyra won six girls events to win the championship with 140 points. Centralia was second with 132 1/2 points, followed by Macon (92) and Monroe City (86). Five different individuals won events for Palmyra. Katee Hinkle won the 400 (1:02.02), while Evie Miles won the 100 hurdles (16.75) and Audrey Miles won the 300 hurdles (49.31). Megan Hooper won the high jump (5-0) and Hannah Smith won the triple jump (33-5 1/2).
Alexis Van Nostrand, Evie Miles, Emily Bross and Allie Dietrich of Palmyra won the 4x200 relay (1:50.89).
Carly Spalding of Monroe City won three individual events -- the 100 (12.86), the 200 (26.94) and the long jump (18-3) -- and joined Kiette Mundy, Kayla Spalding and Olivia Crager in winning the 4x100 (51.52).
Monmouth-Roseville Invitational: Four West Hancock relay teams medaled in the eight-team boys meet.
The Titans placed fourth in the 4x200- and 4x800-meter relays. Chance Cooper, Jared Dedey, Kolbie Schilson and Tyler Dooley ran a time of 1 minute, 39.05 seconds in the 4x200 relay, while Kyle Adams, Joseph Corvaia, Chase Kirchner and Michael McCartney finished the 4x800 in 9:50.03.
QHS 9, Macomb 0: QHS's Andrew Fauble defeated Tim Mooney 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to help QHS win the dual. Collin Adams and Tom O'Connor earned the victory at No. 1 doubles by defeating Brady Smith and Kevin Zaheg in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
Quincy University 6-0, Maryville 2-1: The Hawks split a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader at St. Louis, Mo., winning the four-game weekend series.
QU's split, coupled with Drury's split with Rockhurst, keeps QU (25-15, 19-11) three games behind Drury for first place in the GLVC West. The teams have four conference games remaining. QU is one game behind Missouri-St. Louis.
Quincy used a three-run third inning to take a 4-0 lead. Joe Williams singled home a run and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Drake Austin's sacrifice fly scored Nick Tindall.Williams went 3 for 3 and scored three runs, while Tindall added two hits. Jake Wehde pitched the first five innings, striking out two, walking one and allowing four hits.
The Saints scored the only run of Game 2 in the bottom of the fifth. The Hawks (25-15, 19-11) had only one extra-base hit -- a double by Zach Knese -- and stranded eight runners.
Brandon Ley went the distance, tossing a four-hitter.
William Woods 1, Hannibal-LaGrange 0: The Lady Trojans dropped the third game of the American Midwest Conference Tournament opening-round series to end their season at Fulton, Mo. The Lady Owls scored the only run in the bottom of the fifth inning. HLGU had five hits in the game -- two apiece from Taylor Lewis and Kristina Strader. HLGU's Kachina Hudson allowed six hits and struck out five.
Wildcats sit in seventh: Culver-Stockton College is in seventh place out of seven teams after two rounds of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament at Mozingo Lake Golf Club in Maryville, Mo. C-SC's Chris Neal is fifth overall at 1-under 151, five strokes behind leader Andrew Moffatt of Graceland.