Time for an extra-special edition of the Mid-Week Grades. Break out your favorite college sweater like Cosby used to because we're dealing exclusively with our area college teams now that the fall sports season is (almost) over.
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. Josh Houchins and I go over the grades around 8:15 or so. Listen in a few minutes earlier and try to win a Thickburger compliments of our fine sponsor for WGEM SportsCenter presented by Hardee's
I'm also using a tad bit different scale than usual:
A — Hannibal-LaGrange College men's soccer
. The Trojans are headed to the NAIA Tournament for the first time in school history. The fact the third-ranked Trojans have to go on the road is somewhat baffling, but they still have a great shot to get to Fresno, Calif., for the NAIA finals the week of Dec. 1-6.
B + — Quincy University women's soccer
. The Lady Hawks made the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season and finally won a game in the NCAAs for the first time under coach Dave Musso. Top-ranked Grand Valley State wound up being too much for the Lady Hawks in the Midwest Region semifinals, but it wasn't enough to tarnish another fine season by QU.
C – — Quincy University men's soccer
. Count me among those who severely overestimated the Hawks this season. Jack Mackenzie thought so much of this squad that he took them overseas before the season for some extra training and exhibitions. Unfortunately, it never carried over to the regular season and the Hawks wound up missing the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament
D – — Culver-Stockton College soccer — men's
. The teams combined for just three wins — two by the men and one from the women. At least the men were competitive in most of their games. The women's team, which finished the season with barely enough players to field a team, lost its final 17 matches and was outscored 164-12 on the season.
F — Culver-Stockton College football.
The Wildcats finished 0-11 for the first time in school history and had the program's first winless season since 1982. They showed some signs of life midway through the season, but couldn't find a way to win.
Disclaimer: I'm sure most of these student-athletes are great kids and will be fine citizens. That's why I didn't call any of them out by name. They don't deserve that. However, as a unit, they're free game. If you have a beef with the grades, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here.