A 6-foot-4 junior forward, Moore led Jennings to a pair of wins last week with a triple-double and a double-double. Those victories extended Jennings’ winning streak to three games and lifted its record above the .500 mark at 10-9. Against Confluence, Moore had 12 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in a 55-49 win. He then provided 15 points, 18 rebounds, seven blocks and four steals as Jennings rallied in the second half to beat Lafayette 55-51. An honorable mention all-conference selection last season, Moore is averaging 10.9 points, 10 rebounds and 7.4 blocks. He played defensive end on the Jennings football team.
Karl Moore • Jennings basketball
Taylor Murphey • Northwest Cedar Hill wrestling
A senior, Murphey qualified for the state tournament for the second consecutive season by winning the championship of the 135-pound weight class at the Missouri District 1 Tournament. Her performance helped the Lions capture the team title. She won by fall over all four of her opponents, capping things off by pinning St. Clair junior Makayla Johnson with 35 seconds remaining in the third period. Murphey (39-2) also has finished in first place at the Mehlville Tournament, Washington’s Iron Jay Tournament, the McCluer Tournament and Francis Howell’s Kyle Thrasher tournament. She plays soccer in the spring.
Brooke Punnewaert • Nerinx Hall swimming
A sophomore, Punnewaert won three gold medals to lead the Markers to the team title of the MWAA Championships. She set a school and meet record in the 500 freestyle (5:04.82), won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.77) and swam the breaststroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay. She also was part of the Markers’ 400 freestyle relay that finished third. Last month at Cape Central’s City of Roses Invitational, Punnewaert won the 100 breaststroke and took second in the 200 IM. At the COMO Invitational, she medaled in the 200 IM and 500 free.
Mallory Shetley • Sullivan basketball
A 6-foot senior forward who has committed to play basketball at Columbia College, Shetley led the 18-1 Eagles, who haven’t lost since their season opener in November, to a pair of Four Rivers Conference victories last week. In a 77-69 win at Hermann, she had 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Shetley then piled up 29 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lift the Eagles to a 61-42 road win against St. Clair. The MVP of the Sullivan Tournament and an all-tournament selection at Marquette, Shetley is averaging 18.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, three steals and 2.1 blocks. She also was a standout volleyball player.
Zeke Waltz • Jerseyville wrestling
A senior, Waltz kept his record perfect at 37-0 by winning the championship of the 160-pound weight class at the Illinois Class 2A Mascoutah Regional. After receiving a bye in the first round, Waltz defeated Waterloo’s Brandon Lloyd 6-1 in the semifinals and then dominated the championship, winning by major decision 15-2 over Cahokia’s Jalon Strong. Waltz, who is ranked second in Class 2A at 160 pounds by illinoismatmen.com, also has won tournaments at Civic Memorial, Mascoutah, Lincoln and Rochester this season. Last season, he placed fifth in state at 152 pounds. He also plays football and baseball.
Paige Wehrmeister • Parkway West wrestling
A sophomore, Wehrmeister won the championship of the 125-pound weight class at the Missouri District 1 Tournament by pinning all four of her opponents without allowing a point. She capped off her day by finishing her championship match against Seckman sophomore Madison Conrad with 29 seconds remaining in the second period. A state qualifier as a freshman, Wehrmeister (24-1) also has won tournament championships at Parkway West, where she was named the event’s outstanding wrestler, Lafayette, McCluer and St. Clair. She has also wrestled against boys this season, winning six matches.
Tommie Williams • Belleville West basketball
A 6-foot-4 junior guard, Williams helped the Maroons win a pair of road games last week. He had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds as West slipped past O’Fallon 41-39 in a Southwestern Conference game. The Maroons then traveled to Springfield, Ill., to play Southeast and came away with a 71-65 win as Williams scored a team-high 18 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists. An all-tournament selection at the Washington (Ill.) Tournament of Champions and the Belleville East Classic, Williams is averaging 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. He was the sixth man on the Maroons’ Class 4A state championship team last season.