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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 Union vs. Elsberry, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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