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The Gateway Athletic Conference Central Division soccer All-Conference first team. Photo courtesy of the GAC Central Conference.

Prep Soccer

The 2016 soccer season will likely go down as the best in school history for the Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs.

Zumwalt South went 22-6-1 and for the second time in three seasons and advanced to the Class 3 state tournament. The Bulldogs ended their watershed season with a third place finish in the Class 3 tournament.

Post season honors also abounded for the Bulldogs as Zumwalt South placed four players on the Gateway Athletic Conference Central All-Conference first team and three players on the second team.

Bulldogs junior forward Joey Spotanski brought home the conference Player of The Year Award.

Here is a look at the players that made the GAC Central All-Conference squad:

First Team – Dylan Bushman, junior goalkeeper, Fort Zumwalt South; Nick Deters, senior forward, Fort Zumwalt East; Andrew Stuhlman, senior forward, Wentzville Liberty; Michael Wade, junior midfielder, Fort Zumwalt South; Matt Rush, junior midfielder, Fort Zumwalt South; Sam Rowan, sophomore midfielder, Wentzville Holt; Ryan Nevins, junior midfielder, Fort Zumwalt East; Matt Bennick, senior defender, Fort Zumwalt North; Joe Haney, senior defender, Fort Zumwalt South; Jack Douglas, sophomore defender, Wentzville Liberty; and Mike Andrews, sophomore defender, Washington.

Second Team – Brendan Sachsenheimer, senior forward, Wentzville Holt; Jacob Ashcraft, senior defender, Wentzville Holt; Ethan Mueller, senior defender, Wentzville Holt; Conlan Jarvis, junior forward, Washington; Bryce Suttory, senior midfielder, Fort Zumwalt East; Sam Kohls, junior defender, Fort Zumwalt East; Nick Heimann, junior defender, Fort Zumwalt East; Bennett Williams, junior defender, Wentzville Liberty; Riley Stevenson, junior midfielder, Wentzville Liberty; Braden Johnson, sophomore forward, Fort Zumwalt South; Jacob Booker, midfielder, Fort Zumwalt South; Colin Walsh, junior defender, Fort Zumwalt South; Evan Hatmaker, goalkeeper, Wentzville Holt; and Tom Bindbeutel, midfielder,Wentzville Liberty.

Sportsmanship Awards – Nick Heimann, Fort Zumwalt East; David Schroeder, Fort Zumwalt North; Joseph Haney, Fort Zumwalt South; Marcus Berariu, Washington; Jake Tompkins, Wentzville Holt; and Collin Page, Wentzville Liberty.

All-Academic Team – Fort Zumwalt East, Nick Heimann, Sam Kohls, Noah Mrazik, Rayn Veins, Logan Podmore, Hunter Studer, Bryce Suttory, Nick Whitling, Eric Wilhelm and Andrew Bass. Fort Zumwalt North, Kyle Coleman, Thomas DeAvilla, Gabriel Green, Luke Lowry, Elijah Quiles, Grant Rapplean, David Schroeter, Jack Schulte, Owen Sears, Cole Sutton and Adam Woodrum. Fort Zumwalt South, Bryson Barkley, Dyland Bushman, Brandon Elledge, Zachary Hampton, Braden Johnson, Devin Livingstone, Brad Manley, Blake Mann, Tyler Marino, Noah Martin, Matthew Rush, Joseph Spotanski, Michael Wade, Colin Walsh and Ryan Wind. Washington, Jake Fregalalette, Dayton Turner, Jared Lopez, Trent Lewis, Noah Bay, Gage Rombach, Zach Subke, Matt Ruth, Marcus Berariu, Andrew Ecklekamp, Gaveyn Novak, Conlan Jarvis, Zach Harms and Ethan Beers. Wentzville Holt, Austin Hobbs, Nate Holmes, Blake Jespering, Steven Marion, Ethan Mueller, Jacob Teater, Jake Tompkins, Cameron Wiese and Bryce Wuebbling. Wentzville Liberty, Jake Anderson, Tommy Bindeutel, James Boyd, Preecha Eamsaart, Isaac Gomez, John Kavanaugh, Seth Kemerer, Branmdon Mancillas-Grillo, Collin Page, Jacob Perryman, Anthany Roellig, Evan Sacks, Riley Stevenson, Andrew Stuhlman, Cameron Tabers and Bennett Williams.

Girls prep basketball

Lutheran St. Charles junior varsity girls basketball began the 2016-17 season with a new coach in the fold as Dan Kreinkamp takes over. Kreinkamp, who also is serving as a theology instructor and spiritual life coordinator at Lutheran, has a rich background in teaching and coaching.

He is a St. Louis area native who graduated from Lutheran South High School. While there, he played baseball and basketball. After high school, Kreinkamp attended Concordia University in Nebraska, where he worked with intramural sports for four years, including being co-head of the program.

Following graduation from Concordia, he did an internship and coached boys and girls basketball at Calvary Lutheran in San Lorenzo, California.

Kreinkamp then came back to the St. Louis area and attended graduate school at Lindenwood University and earned his master’s in school counseling while coaching for his alma mater, Christ Community Lutheran School. Kreinkamp replaces Craig Ernstmeyer, who led the Lutheran girls JV program and served as a varsity assistant last season.

Prep Hockey

Fewer teams are hotter on the ice to start the 2016 hockey season than the Duchesne Pioneers. Closing out November and heading into the first few days of December, the Pioneers are off to a blazing 5-1 start on the slab.

In three of the Pioneers’ five wins, Duchesne registered three shutouts, blanking Clayton (7-0) on Nov. 5, Parkway West (7-0) on Nov. 18 and over Thanksgiving weekend on Nov.  25 over Francis Howell North (8-0). The Pioneers’ lone loss was a 6-3 setback to Holt on Nov. 7.

Danny Barry has been the big scorer with six goals heading into December. Wade Blevins and Vinni Conti have also been major contributors to the Pioneers’ attack with five goals, five assists and 10 points each heading into December.

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