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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Trenton Sun Page 8 - Sports League Champs THE MIDWEST MUSTANGS GIRLS' HOCKEY team wrapped up their season as the Heartland Tier II Girls Hockey Regular Season Champions with a record of 14-3-3. Wesclin freshman Cait- lyn Picard, daughter of Dan and Christy Picard of New Baden, is a member of the team. Mus- tangs' players are from St. Louis and Central/Southern Illinois. Their division included teams from Omaha, Kansas City, Springfield, Nashville and Northern Kentucky. Front row, from left, Brittney Dlugos, Halli Kirkpatrick, Kylah Krause and Elizabeth Hamilton; back row, Hannah Schaljo, Alaina Evanoff, Taylor Lancaster, Kateri Heithaus, Caitlyn Picard, Ruby Brown, Lauren Bublitz, Mikayla Oberlag, Alexis Early and Autumn Bates. Not pictured, Megan Rubenstein and Tori Schaljo. FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Alex Smith, Michael Thoele, Quinn Belva, Justin Goff, Jarad Steen- bergen; second row, Nick Thoele, Nathan Powers, Jared Timmermann, Darrell Combs; back row, Austen Koerkenmeier, Michael Klein, Jake Stephens, Kyle Eversgerd, Cameron Cathcart. Warriors overcome adversity in 2013-14 by Daniel Chamness At the end of last season, Wesclin Head Coach Andrew Wilson thought the 2013-14 campaign would be a 20-win year for the Warriors. But given the circumstances that have occurred since then, Wilson is proud of the War- riors' 12-17 record, 4-6 in the Cahokia Conference. "We battled so many things this year," said Wilson. "We had some major losses to this team. Some because of injury and various other reasons. With the challenges that we faced, I would call this a successful year. This group, especially the senior class, was very special to me. I will always remember them." Kyle Eversgerd, a 6-foot-4 se- nior, averaged 14.7 points per game. 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Powers is such a smart player. If I was picking a team based on work ethic and basketball intelli- gence, those two would be on every team." While he lost those four se- niors, the cupboard is not bare. Sophomore Jarad Steenbergen returns for his junior season, while Justin Goff will be a se- nior next year. Sophomore Jake Stephens played significant varsity minutes in the post this season and should be back. Steenbergen scored 303 points this year, 210 of them, from treys. He hit over 50 per- cent of his shots from beyond the arc. "Steenbergen is one of the best three-point shooters in the state," said Wilson. "Hopefully, he will get a bit bigger, both weight-wise and height-wise. I need all these young men to hit the weight room this year. The Warriors lost their six games in conference play to Breese Central, Carlyle and Freeburg. They downed Red Bud and Columbia twice. "We lost to those teams for different reasons," said Wil- son. "Central is a team that most teams in the state could not handle. We kept improving against Carlyle, but they were very good also. Freeburg had a 6-foot-10 kid and we did not have an answer for him. I am looking forward to next year. We will definitely be a different team.' Wesclin senior Michael Klein was out for most of the year re- covering from a broken ankle, but managed to play in the fi- nal home game of the season, and scored the last varsity point that is likely to be scored in the old gym. Stephanie Long, DMD I Kort Herman, DMD General Dentists 12605 Troxler Ave., Highland, IL 62249 L.ocated at the lnter'ect/on of 143 & Trox!er Avenue I [] Find us on facebook.. Cal| Today! 618-882-5718 Seated, Kendra Westbrook and Lindenwood coach Kelly Prince; standing, Kendra's dad, Scott Westbrook of Trenton. Westbrook inks Lindenwood letter Wesclin High School and Kaskaskia College product Kendra Westbrook, daughter of Scott and Kim Westbrook of Trenton, will begin the next leg of her soccer career as a Lindenwood Lynx. Westbrook recently signed a letter of in- tent to attend Lindenwood and play for coach Kelly Prince.. Westbrook is a midfielder with a knack for assists, according to Prince, who be- lieves Westbrook will provide immediate help for the Lynx. "I think Kendra's size is going to be an instant asset to our team," said Coach Prince. "Because of her aggressive na- ture on the field, I think she will be great to have up and around the box for balls in the air. I see herplaying an outside mid position for us, or possibly even a forward. She is known for her strength in assists and it is always great to add an unselfish player to a squad." Westbrook is the first Kaskaskia play- er Prince has landed since becoming the coach. "I am hoping she will not be my last," said Prince. Wesclin's eighth grade volleyball team after winning the Germantown Tournament recent- ly. Front row, from left, Madeline Oelrich, Hannah Arentsen, Karlie Macke, Kaitlyn Hagarty, Heather Kniepmann, Brooklyn Goings; back row, Ellie Wessel, Alyssa Lightfoot, Melanie Wesselmann, Riley Polimann, Madison Voss, Julia Friederich, Emily O'Brien, and Coach Wes Wright. Jr. High volleyball teams shine Wesclin's junior high volleyball teams are having excellent seasons. Both sev- enth and eighth grade teams recently won tournaments. Wesclin's eighth grade girls were 11-4 on the season as of Friday, including a recent championship of the Germantown Invitational Tourna- ment, where Wesclin's girls posted a per- fect 4-0 record. The seventh grade girls are 9-5 on the season, and battled through the losers' bracket to win their own tournament a couple' of weeks ago. BRIEFS All Loop Wesclin girls basketbal] players Carrie Rakers and Zoe Christopher, and boys basketball players Alex Smith and Kyle Eversgerd aI1 were named to the All Ca- hokia Conference basketball team that was recently released. County pair spark Lynx Wesclin graduate Stephanie Cath- cart and Breese Central product Shelby Kohrmann sparked Lindenwoo'd Uni- versity-Belleville in a recent conference tournament game. Kohrmann led all scorers with 33 points, while Cathcart scored a season-high 15 to go with six rebounds. Cathcart was especially valu- able in the clutch, scoringthe game-tying basket to send the contest into overtime before Lindenwood scored an 86-80 win over WVU Tech. 0 ggglg'g Travel&nter ..... Whe. do you like to wi00? Morning? Lunchtime? How about all .ight 10.g?! Visit our roomy, I00EIVMI; video gaming lounge anytime, night or day. Nestled between the Huddle House & Eddie's Deli, both 24/7, anytime is a great time to win!