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U3|I "~,! ~ ~Jl~qnNl Nlllli IR roll h I I INI r m N~ IN]I~ NI.~ Wednesday, December 17, 2008 .......... " ......................................................... ~ ~ :i~ ~ '.~ ~ ~.i ~ .~;~ Trailing by just six at half- time, Wesclin's boys fell vic- tim to a third-quarter lull that allowed Columbia to capture a 59-39 home vic- tory in Cahokia Conference action Friday night. Sophomore center Phil Kunz scored 28 for the War- riors, but only two other Wesclin players reached the scoring column. Kyle Emig added six, and Chad Klein five for the Warriors. Columbia's Tory Arzola scored 16 and Brad Buettner 15. The Eagles used an 18-6 third quarter advantage to put the game away. Wesclin will play two con- ference games this week, traveling to Red Bud Fri- day and hosting Freeburg Saturday. The Warriors will compete in the Vandalia Holiday Tournament after Christmas. Look in next week's Sun for pairings. WESCLIN FRESHMAN POINT GUARD ALEX WlLKEN slashes past Columbia's Tory Arzola Friday night at Columbia. WESCLIN JUNIOR AMY FORD had 11 points in the Lady Warriors' 80-20 win over Red Bud last week. Here, Ford maneuvers around a Red Bud defender on her way to the basket. Wesclin's girls ran their winning streak four, and Stephanie Cathcart three for to eight games and stayed perfect at 4-0 Wesclin. in conference action last week. before los- ing a close one to Knoxville Saturday in~ Knoxville 62, WeSclti~59 the Riverton Shootout. The Lady Warriors lost a cl0se one at the Riverton Shootout when Chelsea- - Wesclin 80, Red Bud 20 Klein's three-point bid to send the game The Lady Warriors dismantled an over- matched Red Bud squad by sprinting to a 54-10 halftime lead before cruising to the win. Chelsea Klein poured in 22; Amy Ford and Paige Laird had 11 points each: and Emily Weinberg also reached double fig- ures with 10 for Wesclin. Abby Schmitt netted seven, Alison Koerkenmeier and Blair Turner six each. Erica Johnson into overtime was just long. The game was decided at the free throw line. as Knoxville converted 23 of 28 attempts to Wesclin's 15 for 21 per- formance. Knoxville was a perfect 10-for- 10 from the charity stripe in the decisive fourth frame. Klein had 22 points to lead Wesclin. Emily Weinberg scored 17. and Paige Laird had nine. Wesclin's bowling teams con- tinued a busy schedule last week with matches against Cahokia, Columbia, and Waterloo. CAHOKIA Wesclin hosted Cahokia at New Baden December 9, with the boys' varsity and jayvee both winning and both girls' squads losing. For the boys' varsity, Kevin Kunz topped the 600 mark (156- 224-221) to lead the way. Sam Wilhelm rolled high games of 205 and 188. and Joe Deimeke rolled games of 200 and 195. The girls' varsity lost despite Cassie Wolters (555) and Kris- ten Zgonina (508) both rolling 500 series. Liz Spihlman had a high game of 209. Ryan Sleeper's high game of 168 and Shawn Rakers' 153 led the boys jayvee to victory. For the jayvee girls, Savana Bedolla rolled a 137, and Elexus Lohman and Alyssa Forsyth 129 each in the losing cause. COLUMBIA The Warriors traveled to Co- lumbia last Wednesday and were swept by the host Eagles. The boys' varsity roared back from 110 pins down to win the total pin count by three, but still lost the match. All five varsity bowlers exceeded the 500 mark. Kevin Kunz rolled a 597 series, Joe Deimeke 593, Sam Wilhelm 568, Curtis Brandmeyer 527, and Tyler Feist 506. Wilhelm had the team's high game, a 243. Kristen Zgonina rolled a 257 first game and went on to a 573 series to lead the girls' varsity, followed by Cassie Wolters (517 series). Bekah Brennan had a high game of 184, and Liz Spihl- man rolled a 179. Austin Crouch put togeth- er games of 184 and 160,and Shawn Rakers rolled a 154 to lead the jayvee boys. High games for the jayvee girls included Elexus Lohman's 142. Courtney Gilley's 132, Sa- vana Bedolla's 130. and Ericka Ervay's 130. WATERLOO The boys' varsity lost at Wa- terloo on Thursday, despite a 683 series from Kevin Kunz (223-234-226). Tyler Feist had a high game of 210, Joe Deimeke 202, Sam Wilhelm 181, and Cur- tis Brandmeyer 179. The girls' varsity won behind a 614 series from Kristen Zgonina (193-258-163),and a high game of 199 from Cassie Wolters. The jayvee boys won a close match, with high games from Austin Crouch (172), Shawn Rakers (159), Ryan Sleeper (156), and Austin Jeanneret (156). There was no girls jayvee match at Waterloo. Wesclin trio on all-area volleyball team Wesclin volleyball players Erica Johnson. Liz Fuhler, and Kelsey Boeser have all been named honorable men- tion on the Belleville News-Democrat's Small School All- Area Volleyball team. Boeser is a senior at Wesclin. Johnson and Fuhler are both sophomores. Winter baseball camps at McK McKendree University has announced its sched- ule for their annual Winter Baseball Camps in 2008- 09. A fundamental camp for third to eighth graders will be held December 29, 30 and 30 from noon to 2:30 p.m. each day. The camp is designed for younger players and will provide instruction in all facets of the game. Hitting, field- ing, throwing, pitching, catching and base running techniques will be taught. The second camp is a hitting camp for seventh to 12th graders. Each hit- ter will be evaluated and instructed on ways he can get better individually. The camp will be held January 7, 14 and 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both camps will be in the McKendree Univer- sity Intramural Gym. Jim Boehne, McKendree's head coach, Brad Oster, Dusty Kanter and McKendree University players will be instructing tl e camp. For more information, call Coach Boehne at 537- 6906. Space is limited. WESCLIN SOPHOMORE Abby Schmitt drives the lane in action last week against Red Bud. The girls are off to an 8-2 start on the season.