Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

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Jack Caruso

CBC hockey

A 5-foot-10, 160-pound sophomore goaltender, Caruso made 17 saves to lead the Cadets to a 5-2 win over Saint Louis U. High in the Mid- States Challenge Cup championship game at Scottrade Center. He came up especially big in the first two periods, making several key saves to help the Cadets hang on to a 2-1 lead heading into the final period. Caruso took over as the Cadets' No. 1 varsity goalie in late December. He finished the season with a 23-1 record and a 1.83 goals against average.

Derrell Hinkle

Cahokia wrestling

After missing the majority of his senior season because of injury, Hinkle returned to the Comanches' lineup last week and helped them earn a second state trip in three seasons. Competing in the Class 2A dual team sectional at Mattoon, Hinkle defeated Mahomet- Seymour's Hunter Crowley, who placed fourth just a few days earlier in the individual state tournament in Champaign. The Comanches (18- 3) beat the Bulldogs 42-30 but lost 43-27 to eventual Class 2A champion Washington in Saturday's quarterfinals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. In that match, Hinkle was awarded a forfeit at 182 pounds to close out a 14-3 season.

Logan Kohrmann

Breese Central basketball

A 6-foot-2 senior shooting guard, Kohrmann led the Cougars to a regional title. In the regional final against Carlyle, he poured in a game-high 27 points to lift the Cougars to a 56-41 win. He was coming off a 26-point game in a 59-46 win over Piasa Southwestern in the semifinals. Kohrmann is averaging a team-high 17.8 points and has scored more than 1,500 career points. He has been named to all- tournament teams at Effingham St. Anthony, Mater Dei and Nashville this season and was the leading vote-getter as an all-Cahokia Conference selection last season.

Kelly Maeda

Lafayette racquetball

A freshman, Maeda capped a 13-0 season with a Missouri state championship. After drawing a bye in the first round of the state tournament at Vetta Sports in South County, Maeda defeated Abby Hermann of Cor Jesu 15-0, 15-2 in the semifinals and beat Molly Brennan of Visitation 15-3, 15-3 in the championship match. Last fall, Maeda was the No. 2 player on Lafayette's tennis team behind state-champion Caroline Pozo. …

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