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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Reports from other Borgia sports teams have come as the teams continue to practice in preparation for the 2012 fall season.

Soccer

The defending district champion Knights made their preliminary roster announcement late Tuesday night with 17 players making the varsity squad.

Of the 17, 16 were on the varsity roster last season for the district tournament.

The Knights (16-6 last year) fell in the sectional round to eventual Class 2 state champion Priory (27-0).

Borgia graduated only two players from its district championship squad. Graduating were goalkeeper Adam Schmitt and midfielder Alex Severino.

Schmitt went 10-3 in goal with a 0.41 GAA while Severino posted 10 goals and two assists to rank second on the team in scoring.

Both are playing college soccer this fall. Severino is at William Woods while Schmitt is playing at East Central College.

The Knights also lost Justin Graham from the roster. Graham missed last season due to knee surgery. He’s playing this fall for the U.S. Development Academy team and will skip his senior season with the Knights.

The team returns its top scorer, Jake Erwin, who recorded 13 goals and six assists last fall. Also back is Alex Smith, who scored seven goals and added six assists.

Kevin Birk, who led the team in assists last year with nine (also scored three goals), is another returning player.

Jordan Miller scored six goals and five assists last season.

In goal, Kelly Mauntel and Joe Scheuler both return and will try to take over for Schmitt.

Borgia hosts Union to start the season Aug. 23. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m.

Softball

Stan Westhoff’s softball squad also lost just two players to graduation, but both were starters.

Hannah Clemons was a four-year varsity standout as a pitcher and hitter. Kim Patke started at second base for the Lady Knights.

“We will have to take care of defense and we will have to manufacture runs this season,” Westhoff said. “We will have to play flawlessly on defense. Hitters will have to be selfless on offense. Anyone might have to sacrifice.”

Westhoff was pleased with the numbers coming out for the team this year. Currently he has 21 players and that number could grow by a couple. Of those players, nine are freshmen.

“Some of the freshmen girls look like softball players,” Westhoff said. “It’s an excellent class.”

With the graduation of Clemons, pitching will be a key spot to fill this season.

He expects Cali Witte and Anna Swoboda to step into the main pitching duties. Freshmen Michaela Mohrhaus and Rachel Boley also could see action if they progress quickly enough, but likely will handle the JV duties.

Westhoff expects Witte and Swoboda to also platoon at third base, which means the Lady Knights need to find a shortstop as well as a second baseman before the season gets under way.

Borgia starts the season Thursday, Aug. 23, at Union. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Brad Bruns and his staff made cuts Wednesday to bring the program to its final roster.

Bruns indicated there was a lot of good competition for spots and the staff agonized over some of the final roster adjustments necessary to get ready for the season.

Bruns also has been getting up to speed on his new position as athletic director and dean of students.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Thursday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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