Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2010 Photo Gallery


1st Team
Adam Brenner - Hickman
Connor Hollrah - Hickman
Andy Atkins - Hickman
Cody Meyer - Smith Cotton
Tommy Lor - Smith Cotton
Dakota Shepard - Smith Cotton
Brady Wulff - Rockbridge
Matt Kelly - Rockbridge
Ryan Schmidt - Rockbridge
Danny Baird - Rockbridge
Ryan Taylor - Rockbridge
Tanner Bone - Jeff City
Nick Anglen - Jeff City
Tyler Luebbert - Jeff City
CJ Loehnor - Jeff City
Anthony Barnhart - Washington
Tyler Schrader - Washington

2nd Team
Pat Moore - Washington
Tanner Kertz - Washington
Cole Baumgartner - Jeff City
Sergio Celada - Jeff City
Adam Luektemeyer - Jeff City
Claude Ruboneka - Jeff City
Kory McDonald-Rockbridge
Sam Stoeckl - Rockbridge
Trevor Davis - Rockbridge
Tyler Griggs - Rockbridge
Jonathan Gunter - Rockbridge
Grahm Meyer - Hickman
Alex Holliday - Hickman
Brian Willcox - Hickman
Austin Anderson - Smith Cotton
Trevor Leary - Smith Cotton
Spencer Howell - Smith Cotton

Honorable Mention
Ricky Bain - Smith Cotton
Justin Biesnicks - Smith Cotton
Matt McKeever - Washington
Jacob Spratt - Washington
Thomas Pekkala - Hickman
Eric Pekkala - Hickman
Eli Sherman - Rockbridge
Ryan Stanowski - Rockbridge
Tyler Brittain - Rockbridge
Austin Powell - Rockbridge
Dylan Brauner - Jeff City
Aaron Crane - Jeff City
Nathan Luebbert - Jeff City

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jefferson City ends Hickman's season

By Nick Snow Columbia Daily Tribune

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SEDALIA ­­— The Hickman soccer team was bigger, stronger and faster than Jefferson City, and despite having similar records, the Kewpies came out showing more confidence than the Jays. After all, they were the defending district champions — reaching the state semifinals last season.

But the right foot of 5-foot-8 midfielder Adam Luetkemeyer proved to be the difference-maker in the Jays’ 1-0 upset of second-seeded Hickman in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

“Those late goals are the ones that kill you,” Hickman senior captain Andy Atkins said. “It just happens. It was a nice throw, and he just put it in a place where we couldn’t get to it in time. ...

“This was rough, but there’s more to life than soccer. It’s been a great four years.”

Jefferson City controlled the tempo for the majority of the first half. Taylor Ray got a decent look at the goal halfway through the first half, but that was stopped by Christian Loehner. Hickman had one more opportunity with 30 seconds left, but Atkins’ free kick sailed wide, ending the half in a scoreless tie.

“We really struggled in the first half,” Hickman Coach Adam Taylor said. “With it being a close game in the second half, I thought that having been in that spot before, it might work to our advantage. All year, we have had problems scoring. We just never really found ourselves.”

After fending off a couple of shots from Jefferson City, Hickman (17-7-1) started to show more fight over the middle of the second half. Once again, Atkins just missed as his shot sailed over the crossbar. Colin Janicek also fought off several defenders on his way to the net, but his shot sailed wide left.

With 7:37 left in the game, a quick throw-in was hauled in by Luetkemeyer. A scramble ensued in front of the net, but as Luetkemeyer was falling he managed to get just enough of his foot on the ball to roll it into the lower right corner. Hickman tried to answer, even getting a couple of shots in the final minute, but Loehner and the Jefferson City defense cleared the ball to preserve the win.

“These guys worked really hard, and I’m going to miss our seniors,” Taylor said. “I didn’t have a speech prepared for if we lost, but I told them that not everything goes as planned. Jefferson City is a very well-coached team, and we just didn’t have enough to overcome their goal. We’re just going to have to regroup and get ready for next year. When August comes around, we’ll be ready.”

Rock Bridge advances to district soccer final: Second seed Hickman lost 1-0 to third seed JC

Rock Bridge advances to district soccer final
Monday, November 1, 2010 10:23 p.m. CDT
BY Missourian staff
The Rock Bridge boys soccer team defeated host Smith Cotton 2-0 Monday night in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 9 tournament in Sedalia.
Senior Danny Baird scored in the first half off an assist by senior Jon Gunter. Junior Matt Kelly sent in another goal in the second half off an assist by senior Trevor Davis.
Fourth-seeded Smith-Cotton (14-12) had advanced to the semifinal against top-seeded Rock Bridge (20-4) by beating fifth seed Washington on Saturday.
Second seed Hickman lost 1-0 to third seed Jefferson City in the late semifinal on Monday to end its season at 17-6-2 and prevent a district final showdown against the rival Bruins.
Rock Bridge is set to play Jefferson City (14-6-1) in the district finals at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Sedalia.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hickman boys soccer squad puts up shutout in its finale

BY THE TRIBUNE’S STAFFColumbia Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Hickman soccer team won at Camdenton 2-0 last night in its regular-season finale.
Taylor Ray scored on a rebound from shot by Colin Janicek in the 72nd minute. Two minutes later, Janicek took a throw-in from Andy Atkins and beat two defenders along the end line to score. Spencer Mills got the shutout in goal for the Kewpies (17-6-1).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hickman wins final regular season soccer game

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:53 p.m. CDT
BY Missourian staff
The Hickman boys soccer team won 2-0 at Camdenton on Tuesday night in the Kewpies' final regular season game.
Taylor Ray and Colin Janicek scored second-half goals for Hickman. Ray put in a rebound of Janicek's shot in the 72nd minute, then Janicek scored off a throw-in from Andy Atkins in the 74th minute. Spencer Mills earned the shutout in goal for the Kewpies (17-6-1).
Hickman plays next Monday against Jefferson City in the opening of district play in Sedalia.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hickman soccer defeats Waynesville and Rolla at the Thomas Whitefield games

Hickman soccer defeats Waynesville
Saturday, October 23, 2010 5:58 p.m. CDT
BY Lauren Omahen
Hickman defeated the Waynesville Tigers 1-0 on Saturday at Rolla's Kiwanis Field.
Taylor Ray scored in the 25th minute, 25 yards from the goal. Kewpie's goalkeeper Chuck Wilson was injured in the 80th min of play and replaced by Spencer Mills.
Hickman is 16-6-1 for the season, while Waynesville is 11-11. Hickman's final regular-season game is Tuesday Oct. 26 at Camdenton at 5 p.m.

Friday night at 4pm 10-22-10 Hickman soccer defeated Rolla 4-2
Goals scored by Colin Janicek, Connor Hollrah, Alex Holliday and Andy Atkins.
Goals assisted by Taylor Ray, Brian Willcox and Connor Hollrah.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hickman grinds out a PK victory over Helias

By Nick SnowColumbia Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Photo by Joshua A. Bickel
Hickman goalkeeper Chuck Wilson blocks a penalty kick during the Kewpies’ overtime victory against the Helias Crusaders Tuesday night on LeMone Field. Hickman won 1-1 (4-2 in PKs).
It wasn’t pretty, but the Hickman boys soccer team survived a scare from Helias last night on LeMone Field.
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Soccer: Hickman 5, Helias 3
After Hickman tied the game at 1 with 24:04 left in regulation, the Kewpies beat the Crusaders in penalty kicks thanks to a pair of saves from goalkeeper Chuck Wilson and a final goal from fellow senior Erik Pekkala to win the penalty kick shootout 4-2.
“We were just happy to come out with a win on senior night,” Wilson said. “The best part was the way we earned it. Heading into the first overtime, Coach” Adam “Taylor said we needed to step up and come away with a W. We knew that Helias was a good team, and I think a win like this will help us build some confidence and take a step in the right direction heading into next week.”
The Kewpies (14-5-1) struggled throughout most of the first half as Helias forced Hickman to settle into a defensive mind-set. Late in the first half, Helias’ Blake Wenzel gave the Crusaders their first major scoring opportunity, turning a turnover into a breakaway. The ball deflected off Wilson’s hands, but Pekkala zipped in and saved a goal, keeping the game scoreless at the half.
“Chuck did his job by coming out, and Eric made a great play,” Taylor said. “That’s just the way this team is — we fight for each other. That would have been a really tough goal because we did everything right.”
After being denied by Pekkala once, Wenzel refused to be denied again, getting behind the defense to give Helias a 1-0 lead with 34:23 left in the second half.
Hickman responded almost instantly, as a low corner kick from senior Andy Atkins created a scramble in front of the Helias net. But after five shots from point-blank range, the Crusaders finally cleared the ball to avoid disaster.
Connor Hollrah scored 10 minutes later. Hollrah sent a blast that bounced off a defender’s foot and into the net to send the game into overtime.
“We started playing a lot better with about 10 minutes left in the second half,” Taylor said. “I told them going into overtime that we couldn’t stop. We had to keep going. We’re a blue-collar team who can grind it out. We definitely saw that in overtime.”
Hickman had a couple of chances on a pair of free kicks from Grahm Meyer but couldn’t come up with anything in either overtime period. Marcus Woodruff almost ended the game for the Crusaders late in the second overtime, but the post was unkind, forcing penalty kicks.
Atkins, Hollrah, Adam Brenner and Pekkala all scored penalty kicks for the Kewpies, while Wenzel and Woodruff scored for Helias.
“We did a good job of fighting back and shipping our seniors off with a win,” Taylor said. “This was the first group I’ve coached all four years. I’ve learned a lot from them, and I’m going to miss their leadership and their humor. Being senior night, there’s so much emotion involved. Sometimes it’s hard to get in the flow.
“We’ve still got three big games left. We’ve got to play better for the full 80 minutes. This is the time for our team to establish their identity.”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hickman boys soccer tops Helias in penalty kicks

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:49 p.m. CDT
BY Blair Weaver
COLUMBIA — The Hickman boys soccer team defeated Helias in overtime penalty kicks Tuesday at Hickman.
After regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods ended in a 1-1 tie, Hickman seniors Andy Atkins, Connor Hollrah, Adam Brenner and Eric Pekkala all had goals to secure a 5-3 victory for the Kewpies.
Connor Hollrah scored the lone regulation goal for Hickman in the second half.
Hickman plays next against Waynesville at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Rolla.

Driving Directions

  • WAYNESVILLE : Take 63 South Towards Jeff City. Take US-54 W thru Osage Beach to Camdenton. Take MO Hwy 5 South to Lebanon , MO.Continue on MO Hwy 5 South to I-44 E towards Waynesville, MO. Take Exit 156, toward WAYNESVILLE/FORT LEONARD WOOD. Turn LEFT onto HIGHWAY H/I-44-BL/MO-H. Continue to follow I-44-BL.Turn RIGHT onto MO-17/W I-44-BL.1001 HISTORIC 66 W.
  • QUINCY TOURNAMENT IN QUINCY ILLINOIS: From Columbia Take 70 West to Kingdom City. Take 54 North to Mexico and then 54 east and north (54/19) to Laddonia. From Laddonia take 19 North to New London and then 61 North to Hannibal. When you get to Hannibal, you will need to take a right at the sign that says Quincy or to Illinois or to Springfield which is hwy 72 across the river. You will then pick up Highway 172 north to Quincy. In Quincy take the Broadway exit and go left.The fields we are playing on are located on State Street. The streets in Quincy that run West to East are numbered streets. The Mississippi River is to the West and the street numbers get higher the further East you go. When you enter from highway 172 the first street you will see is 48th street. Go left. At State St turn right and the park is a few blocks on the right. The Paul Dennis Complex is located on State between 36th and 48th street.
  • JEFFERSON CITY- 179 SOCCER PARK: Take 63 to Jeff City. Across the river take Hwy 50 toward Sedalia. Take the hwy 179 exit and turn right onto 179. The soccer park is about 3 miles on your left.
  • DESMET High school from CBC High school (about 3 miles): leave CBC and turn left (east) onto N Forty Dr. Turn right onto Conway Rd. Follow Conway Rd to left at S New Ballas Rd and it is about 1.2 miles to the high school at 233 N. New Ballas Rd.
  • CBC High school in St Louis: about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Take I-70 east to US40E/US61S just past Wentzville. Head toward Chesterfield/Forrest Park. About 23 miles to Mason Rd exit. Take S Mason Rd north back over the highway. Turn right on N. Forty Dr and the high school is on your left about a mile at 1850 De la Salle Dr.
  • CAMDENTON: Hwy 54 out of Jeff City to Hwy 5 in Camdenton. Turn left (east) on to Hwy 5. Continue on Hwy 5 for 5 or 6 blocks and can see the school campus on your left (north side of road). Turn on to Dare Blvd and the stadium is a block or two behind the schools.
  • SMITHTON TOURNAMENT: I-70 west to Booneville. Exit on Hwy 5 south. From Hwy 5 take Hwy 50 west. Go to Hwy W and turn south. Follow Hwy W into Smithton. Turn east on to E. Washington St. (I think this is a continuation of Hwy W), Turn right (south) on to Myrtle Ave and the school is 550 Myrtle Ave. Games are at the school.
  • ROLLA: Hwy 63 out of Jefferson City. Continue on Hwy 63 into Rolla. Turn left (east) on to 10th St. Continue on 10th St about 8 blocks to N. Cedar St. High School is at corner of N. Cedar and 10th St. Soccer field is behind the high school.