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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:00 am

Athletic projects around the area remain on schedule as the summer moves toward the start of fall sports practices.

And you can add one more project to the list. Borgia Wednesday approved a plan by the Borgia Athletic Association to place turf onto the school’s baseball and softball infield. The outfield will remain grass.

Borgia President George Wingbermuehle stressed that the funds for the project are coming completely from the Borgia Athletic Association.

“We are thankful that the athletic association is donating this turf baseball field to us,” Wingbermuehle said. “It is a donation from the athletic association to the high school. There isn’t any money from the high school going toward this. This was something the athletic association thought was a need. There was an opportunity to get a very good price on it and they put together a package to work it all out. To me, this is a phenomenal show of support by the athletic association.”

Borgia Athletic Director Brad Bruns lauded the Borgia Athletic Association.

“From my standpoint, it’s amazing that the athletic association would do such a thing for the high school,” Bruns said. “It’s wonderful for our baseball and softball athletes. The softball team will be able to play their games on campus now.”

Jay Schroeder of the Borgia Athletic Association said this is part of the annual projects the association has undertaken for the school.

“From an athletic association standpoint, we try to take a bigger project every 7-10 years,” Schroeder said.

Those projects have included a concession stand and storage buildings at the top, the soccer field, reworked the baseball field, the practice fields and the backstop for the baseball field. The track and field and press box projects were done in conjunction with the school.”

It is hoped the field upgrades, which also include the installation of a scoreboard (First Community Bank donated it), will be ready in time for the district softball tournament.

Bruns indicated the scoreboard was donated last year, but due to the wet weather this spring, it could not be installed until this summer.

Borgia will host the event in October.

“Our goal is to have this project done by the district tournament,” Bruns said. “That could change with weather and other situations.”

For softball, the baseball mound will be moved (it’s portable with the new field) and temporary fencing will be brought in to shorten the dimensions.

The school credited Don Bollinger of ATG and Pasta House for helping to make the baseball field project happen.

Lights for the baseball field are a future project for the baseball and softball complex.

“This will be the only field within about a 60-mile radius which will have a turf infield,” Schroeder said.

Borgia’s track will be closed next week as it receives a respray to address warranty issues.

“We’re closing the track next week,” Bruns said. “When ATG was here for the baseball field, they noticed there was some premature wearing on the track. They took pictures and sent them to the manufacturer of the spray coating and they’re going to come back and respray and restripe the entire track to make sure it’s done up to standards. After that, we’ll have another seven-year warranty on the track.”

Wingbermuehle stressed that the athletic association is taking care of everything.

“This is not reflected at all in tuition or any of the fund-raising we do here at Borgia,” Wingbermuehle said. “This is a gift from the athletic association.”

Schroeder added, “There is no school money going to this enhancement.”

Washington

Turf is going down at the Scanlan Stadium/Rauch Field project. So far, the project has been running pretty much on schedule. Articles on the Washington High School project have appeared in the news section of The Missourian throughout the summer.

Union

Union Athletic Director Chris Arand reports the Union High School turf project is on track.

“It’s going good,” Arand stated. “They should be laying turf probably early next week.”

The turf upgrade is part of a project to improve Stierberger Stadium. Union has played its football games there since the fall of 1990 and also plans to move soccer games to the new surface.

Union is scheduled to host Poplar Bluff in its varsity football season opener Friday, Aug. 30.

Owensville

Gasconade County Republican Sports Editor Will Johnson had two updates on the athletic situation at Owensville High School.

First, the Owensville turf and track project is on schedule. The Dutchmen are scheduled to open the season at home Friday, Aug. 30, against Borgia.

Second, Steve Tappmeyer will serve as the interim athletic director for Owensville this school year. Josh Hoener took a job as principal at New Haven High School and is leaving Owensville.

Hoener is an Owensville graduate. His wife, Jaime, is a New Haven graduate and is in her second stint as the school’s volleyball head coach.

By the end of the 2013-14 school year, all but one area school (Pacific) is slated to have a turf football/soccer field in place. St. James will retain its grass field for the fall season, but as soon as the last game is played, the school will start its conversion project. That’s expected to be completed in the spring.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Week 10 Schedule Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Washington at Battle    7 p.m.

Kennedy at Borgia    7 p.m.

Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Priory at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Salem at St. James    7 p.m.

Southern Boone at Owensville    7 p.m.

Transportation and Law at Hermann    7 p.m.

Moberly at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at O’Fallon Christian    7 p.m.

Jefferson at Cuba    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 25

St. Clair at Westminster    2:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Francis Howell N 24, Washington 20

Westminster 35, Borgia 14

*Union 35, Hermann 32

*St. Clair 26, Owensville 12

*Pacific 34, St. James 22

Helias 56, Sullivan 3

Ft. Zumwalt East 42, Warrenton 0

*Clopton-Elsberry 20, Wright City 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Cuba at Hogan Prep    2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Holt 21, Washington 14

Borgia 42, St. Clair 7

Union 68, St. James 20

Hermann 32, Pacific 24 (OT)

Sullivan 38, Owensville 12

Orchard Farm 28, Warrenton 3

Wright City 22, North Callaway 18

Father Tolton 35, Cuba 0

Friday, Oct. 3

*Ft. Zumwalt East 62, Washington 35

*Borgia 49, St. Mary's 11

*Union 56, Owensville 16

*Hermann 38, St. Clair 0

Festus 39, Pacific 14

*Sullivan 40, St. James 10

Cuba 46, Lincoln 38

*Warrenton 47, Winfield 6

*Van-Far 24, Wright City 18

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

Monday, Oct. 13

De Soto def. St. Clair, 25-20, 25-14

Warrenton at Union    5:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt North def.  Pacific, 25-19, 25-21 

Fatima at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Hermann, 25-15, 25-11

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Panthers Home School at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt East, 25-23, 25-10

*Pacific def. St. Clair, 25-20, 25-20

*Sullivan def. Union, 25-14, 25-22

*St. James at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*New Havent def. Owensville

*Rosati-Kain def. Borgia, 25-22, 25-21

Wednesday, Oct. 15

ECC at Culver-Stockton JV    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 16

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt S, 25-10, 25-12

Hillsboro def. St. Clair, 25-12, 25-21

Villa Duchesne def. Borgia, 23-25, 25-13, 26-24

Friday, Oct. 17

ECC at Illinois Central Tny    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 18

Crosspoint at MAC All-Star Match    TBA

ECC at Illinois Central Tny    TBA

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka vs. (5) Pacific, 5 p.m.

(2) Northwest vs. (7) Parkway South, 6:15 p.m.

(3) Washington vs. (6) Rockwood Summit, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette vs. Eureka-Pacific winner, 5 p.m.

Northwest-Parkway South winner vs. Washington-Rockwood Summit winner, 6:15 p.m.

Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Union vs. (5) St. Clair, 5 p.m.

(2) Sullivan vs. (7) Salem, 6:15 p.m.

(3) Owensville vs. (6) St. James, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia vs. Union-St. Clair winner, 5 p.m.

Sullivan-Salem winner vs. Owensville-St. James winner, 6:15 p.m.

Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat vs. (5) Wright City, 5 p.m.

(2) Hermann vs. (7) Bowling Green, 6:30 p.m.

(3) Whitfield vs. (6) Montgomery County, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles vs. Barat-Wright City winner, 5 p.m.

Hermann-Bowling Green winner vs. Whitfield-Montgomery Co. winner, 6:30 p.m.

Championship, 8 p.m.

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton vs. (5) Otterville, 6 p.m.

(3) Chamois vs. (6) Bunceton, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven vs. Smithton-Otterville winner, 6 p.m.

(2) Calvary Lutheran vs. Chamois-Bunceton winner, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship, 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 18

Washington 1, Borgia 0 (Penalty kicks)

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland vs. (4) Washington, 5 p.m.

(2) Troy vs. (3) Holt, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit vs. (3) Pacific, 5 p.m.

(1) Webster Groves vs. (4) Windsor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton vs. (4) Union, 5 p.m.

(2) Helias vs. (3) Rolla, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia vs. (4) Winfield, 4:30 p.m.

(2) O’Fallon Christian vs. (3) Elsberry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Oct. 18

Borgia Inv, 9 a.m. Varsity races at 9:45 a.m. (boys), 10:15 a.m. (girls)

Boys Swimming

Friday, Oct. 17

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt N    3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W Inv    10:30 a.m.

*Conference Games

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