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Dolan, Westminster eliminate Fort Zumwalt East, advance into Wickenheiser Cup quarterfinals

Westminster senior forward Connor Dolan is 6-foot-3 and many times he is the biggest player on the ice when the Wildcats are playing. Suffice to say glad to have his big body making plays in the postseason. Dolan scored a pair of goals, the first one the game-winner in the second period, and the Wildcats ripped open a close game with a three-goal flurry for a 5-2 victory in the final game of Mid-States Wickenheiser Cup playoff preliminary round pool play on Monday at Hardees Iceplex. Westminster, the top seed in the Wickenheiser Cup bracket, (11-8-3) will begin a quarterfinal ...

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Timberland Wolves win Gateway Athletic Conference wrestling tournament

There have been some big wins for the Timberland Wolves wrestling team so far this winter, but winning the Gateway Athletic Conference Invitational Tournament may be the biggest of the regular season. Timberland captured the team championship by two points over second-place Francis Howell on Jan. 7 at Fort Zumwalt East and the title left the Wolves feeling very good about their season’s direction. “It was big [for us],” Timberland coach Matt Collum said. “They wrestled well, they wrestled hard and they came together as a team and were happy about it.” Heavyweight Cody Brave notched a second-period win in ...

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Fort Zumwalt East steals win from Duchesne on Senior Night

Fort Zumwalt East fought through early penalty trouble, the distraction of Duchesne Senior Night, and an emotional unexpected return of coach Dan Rupp to the bench for Duchesne High School. Behind a four-goal second period and some lights-out goal tending from Anthony Willis, the Lions posted a 6-3 win over their St. Charles Division foe in a  Mid-States Club Hockey match up on Tuesday at Rec-Plex South in St. Peters. “It’s only the third or fourth game back with our whole team and I feel like we’re finally making a playoff push and we’re finally starting to hit our stride,” ...

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Dalton’s clutch three-ball propels Francis Howell past Fort Zumwalt West

Saddled with foul trouble and missing shots for the first half and more against Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell sophomore point guard was told by his coaches to keep on shooting and eventually his luck would change. In the final three minutes, their advice paid off. Dalton drilled a three-ball from the right perimeter that gave the Vikings a 37-36 lead they would not relinquish with 2:52 left. Patrick Schulte and Mike Brohm added a pair of free-throws in the final two minutes and the host Vikings prevailed for a 41-36 GAC South conference victory a tough Jaguars club on ...

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Sports Briefs

Duchesne Varsity Hockey

Prep Hockey Parity has become the operative buzzword in the Mid-States Club Hockey St. Charles Division as the New Year began. Duchesne, Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt East, Fort Zumwalt West and Timberland all entered January with winning records and a chance at the division title. Duchesne leads the pack, with a 9-3-1 record at the start of the second half of the season. At press time, the Pioneers had won three of its last five games and won six of eight games to start the season. Sophomore forward Vinny Conti led the team with 14 goals. Junior Garrett Dryden and ...

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Ladue wears down Francis Howell to win MICDS championship

It had all of the makings of a classic championship battle when sixth-seeded Ladue and fourth-seeded Francis Howell squared off in the Mary Institute Holiday Invitational title game on Thursday at MICDS. For the first 16 minutes, the two clubs traded big shot after big shot and run after run. But in the second half, the bigger and more athletic Rams simply overpowered and wore down the smallish Vikings, and Ladue captured the tournament championship with a dominating 76-56 victory. Ladue (7-2), which beat Parkway South (77-66)  in Wednesday’s semifinal round, got the upper hand early thanks to a 11-3 ...

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