The Republic-Times is proud to announce the premiere of the Republic-Times All-Local team. The team is chosen through voting by the local coaches of that sport as well as the Republic-Times staff. Pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the award winning Republic-Times newspaper — on stands Wednesday. Or subscribe online today, to see the All-Local team featured in the paper along with the All-Local Basketball MVPs.
2013 Republic-Times All-Local Boys Basketball Team
Wes Degener (Gibault, junior forward) finished with 270 points and was third on the Hawks team in scoring despite missing the last 11 games of the season with a broken finger. Degener charted 107 rebounds and 41 assists on the year, and scored a game-winning lay-up in Gibault’s thrilling Jan. 4 win over Mater Dei.
Michael Hunsaker (Columbia, senior guard) led the Eagles and the area with 382 points on the season. He also had 107 rebounds and 39 assists. Hunsaker was named first team All-Cahokia Conference.
Justin Kretchmer (Waterloo, senior center) led the Bulldogs in scoring, by far, with 315 points on the season. Kretchmer led the area with 230 rebounds on the year — 145 more than the second leading WHS rebounder. The senior was named first team All-Mississippi Valley Conference for 2012-13.
Matt McDonald (Dupo, senior forward) was third in the area with 360 points on the year. McDonald led the Tigers, shooting 71.4 percent from the free throw line, with 155 rebounds, 44 steals and 25 blocks. He was named first team all-conference this year in the Cahokia Conference Kaskaskia division.
Matt Schreder (Gibault, senior forward) was second in the area in scoring with 369 points in 2012-13. Schreder was second on the team with 133 rebounds.
Cole Foster (Columbia, junior center) was second in the area in rebounds with 190. Foster was also second on the Eagles team in scoring with 235 points on the year.
Shane Lenhardt (Waterloo, junior forward) Lenhardt only played 16 games all year due to a season ending knee injury, but carded 167 points and 85 rebounds.
Nick Row (Gibault, junior guard) turned up the heat in the latter part of the season, finishing with 303 points on the season and with a team-high free throw shooting percentage of 78.9. Row also led the team with 43 steals and was second in the area with 122 assists.
Josh Snyder (Red Bud, junior forward) was the No. 1 scorer for the Musketeers in 2012-13 with 374 points on the year, and was second on the team with 105 rebounds. He was named first team all-conference this year in the Cahokia Conference Mississippi division.
Daniel Gardner (Waterloo, junior guard) led the area with 173 assists. He also had 135 points and led the team with 32 steals.
Zach Williams (Valmeyer, sophomore guard) led the Pirates with 283 points on the season. He also led the team in steals and assists with 28 and 37, respectably.
2013 Republic-Times All-Local Girls Basketball Team
Kendra Davis (Gibault, junior forward) led the Hawks with 260 points on the season and led at the free throw line with a shooting percentage of 68. Davis also led her team with 140 rebounds on the season.
Erica Nevois (Waterloo, senior guard) was third in the area and led her team in scoring with 282 points in 2012-13. Nevois was named to the MVC’s all-conference second team.
Ali Ringering (Red Bud, junior guard) took the area by storm with 565 points on the year, 106 steals, 76 assists and 140 rebounds. Ringering led the Metro East with an 88.3 free throw percentage, according to North County News. She was named first team all-conference in the Mississippi division and was a first team All-State selection.
Erika Varel (Columbia, senior guard/forward) was second with 216 points, 162 rebounds and 21 blocks for the Eagles in 2012-13. She was named first team all-conference in the Mississippi division.
Savannah Wittenbrink (Columbia, senior forward) achieved her 1,000 career point mark this season and was second in the area in scoring with 334 points on the year. Wittenbrink was first in the area with 258 blocks in 2012-13. She was named first team all-conference in the Mississippi division.
Kaylee Bastien (Columbia, sophomore guard) missed seven games this season due to a knee injury but still managed to chart 171 points as Columbia’s third leading scorer and led the team shooting 79.4 percent from the foul line. She also was second in assists with 64.
Calli Germain (Columbia, senior guard) was second in the area and led her team with 90 steals in 2012-13. She put up 125 points on the season as well.
Jen Oakley (Red Bud, senior forward) was second in the area and first on her team on the boards with 166 rebounds on the year. Oakley also charted 106 points for the Musketeers this season.
Lauren Prader (Gibault, junior guard) was second on the Hawks in scoring with 220 points on the season. She was also second in steals with 37 and had 88 rebounds behind Davis for 2012-13.
Morgan Redohl (Valmeyer, sophomore guard) led the Pirates with 198 points in 2012-13. Redohl was second in the area and first on her team in steals with 76.
Rachael Donald (Dupo, freshman) led the Tigers with 126 points on the year.
Mia Reed (Waterloo, sophomore forward) led the Bulldogs and was third in the area in rebounds with 165. She also led her team with 17 blocks in 2012-13.