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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

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

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

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.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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