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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:00 pm

One of the area’s most talented girls basketball players over the last several years will continue her career on the college level.

Anna Vogt, a 2012 graduate of Pacific High School, recently signed a letter of intent with Three Rivers Community College.

Three Rivers is a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) school located in Poplar Bluff.

Vogt, a 6-0 forward, picked Three Rivers over William Woods University in Fulton.

“I like the idea of going to a junior college for two years,” Vogt said. “I was getting recruited by a lot of small Division I schools before my knee injury. I don’t want to regret not giving Division I at least a chance. If I can stay healthy for the next two years, maybe I’ll still have a shot to play Division I.”

Three Rivers was the junior college Vogt selected.

“I like the campus. I like the girls I met on the basketball team. It’s a comfortable place for me,” Vogt said. “I also get a dorm room to myself. I get a kitchen to myself. I can cook tacos, my favorite food.”

Vogt’s first two varsity seasons at Pacific were impressive. She averaged 16.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game as a freshman and 21.7 points and 14.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Also a standout volleyball player at Pacific, Vogt reached 1,000 career points just three games into her junior season and was on pace to rewrite the record books at Pacific.

And then the injuries came.

After averaging 21 points and 13.5 rebounds per game through the first seven contests of her junior season, Vogt suffered a torn ACL in her knee during pregame warmups at Rolla, the Lady Indians’ eighth game of the season.

Vogt missed the remainder of the season.

After a successful rehab stint, Vogt suffered a torn ACL in her other knee during her senior season while playing with her club team approximately three weeks prior to the start of the high school hoops season.

Vogt was able to return and play the final five games of her senior campaign.

While Vogt wasn’t 100 percent healthy, she did give the young Lady Indians a boost, which carried over to a district championship.

In her five games as a senior, Vogt scored 50 points and grabbed 47 rebounds. She had 18 points and 15 rebounds in a sectional loss to Miller Career Academy, the final game of her high school career.

“Getting back for districts was a lot of fun. I’m not going to lie, I was in a little pain during those games,” Vogt said. “Our last game was a great game, even though we lost. We played great. My knee didn’t bother me. I finally felt like normal.”

Despite playing just 12 games combined as a junior and a senior, Vogt finished her career with 1,160 points and 806 rebounds.

“Obviously my sophomore and freshman seasons are what I’ll remember the most,” Vogt said. “My senior year was great until I got hurt. We had a great volleyball season.”

Vogt is ready to begin her college basketball career.

“I feel good. My knees don’t bother me. I’m hoping to play right away at Three Rivers, but I know I have to work hard to do that. I just want to play basketball,” Vogt said. “I need to improve my jump shooting from around 15 feet and my defense can always get better.

“I think a big strength of mine is my competitiveness. I hate to lose. On the court, I know I can score, rebound and block shots. I’ll be going against bigger and better players, so I have to improve everything.”

Prior to her injury problems, Vogt heard from Missouri Valley Conference schools, such as Evansville and Creighton, and even Big 12 and Big 10 schools, such as Kansas State and Nebraska, respectively.

“Anna is a great kid and deserves the chance to show how much she has worked to get back to basketball,” said Pacific Girls Basketball Coach Josh Spuhl. “She will do well in any program. I look forward to taking the team down to Three Rivers to see her play next season. She will be greatly missed by the coaching staff and fellow players. We wish her all the best from Pacific.”

Anna has not decided what her major will be at Three Rivers. She is the daughter of Jerome and Vicky Vogt.

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Baseball

Wednesday, April 9

Pacific 14, Borgia 8

Ft. Zumwalt East 7, Washington 2

Union 7, North County 6

Thursday, April 10

Washington 5, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

Union 5, Hermann 4 (8)

St. James 11, St. Clair 4

Pacific 20, New Haven 10

Friday, April 11

*Borgia 6, DuBourg 2

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 2

Saturday, April 12

Borgia 7, St. Clair 0

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, April 9

Windsor Tournament

Washington 2, Windsor 0

Union 4, Pacific 1

Thursday, April 10

Borgia 7, DuBourg 1

St. Clair 9, St. James 0

Windsor Tournament

Third-Place Game — Windsor 8, Pacific 1

Championship Game — Washington 5, Union 4 (2 OT)

Friday, April 11

St. Pius 5, Borgia 0

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1 (PK Shootout)

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Troy Tny, TBA

Hillsboro Tny, TBA

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Troy Tny    TBA

Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Golf

Wednesday, April 9

Borgia 162, Duchesne 182, Lutheran St. Charles 175 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

Sullivan 163, Pacific 181, St. James 201 (medalist P-C. VanLeer 37)

Thursday, April 10

Washington 148, Ft. Zumwalt S 176 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 29)

St. James at Union, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Sullivan Tournament, 8 a.m.

Borgia 196, St. Dominic 214 (Medalist-C. Voss, Borgia, 33)

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Friday, April 11

Central Methodist JV at ECC, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

ECC swept Cottey in doubleheader

Sunday, April 13

ECC at Central Methodist JV, PPD

Monday, April 14

*ECC at St. Louis, PPD

Tuesday, April 15

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

*Conference Games

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