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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Spring sports practice sessions are under way at Washington High School with all four head coaches back in the mix for the 2013 season.

Games and meets are scheduled to begin next week.

Spring sports offered at Washington are boys and girls track and field, girls soccer, golf and baseball.

Girls Soccer

Chris Lanemann leads the Washington girls soccer program.

“We had about 43 girls out total,” Lanemann said. “Tryouts and the first week of practices went pretty well considering we had weather issues.”

Lanemann likes his team for the spring season.

“We lost a couple of kids from last year, but I think we will be just fine,” Lanemann said. “I’m expecting us to contend for the GAC Central crown and have a very nice record at the end of the season.”

Washington opens the girls soccer season with a GAC Central contest at Ft. Zumwalt North Friday with the junior varsity game starting at 5 p.m. followed by varsity action.

Baseball

Scott Bray and the Washington baseball squad have held mostly indoor practices due to the weather conditions.

“Not being able to get outside very much has really hurt getting us into baseball mode,” Bray said. “Hitting and pitching should be on schedule, but going through defensive coverages in the gym can be trying at times.”

Washington plays next week in the Four Rivers Baseball Classic.

The Blue Jays are in Pool B with St. Clair and Festus. They host St. Clair Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Ronsick Field and visit Festus Tuesday, March 19.

Washington has a team with plenty of varsity experience.

“We return quite a few players with multiple years of experience on the varsity level and we have some younger players who will be pushing the older ones for spots,” Bray said. “We return 12 senior players this year, which is the most I’ve ever had.”

Bray likes the way his varsity team is coming together.

“I look for Jared Walde, Luke Hasenjaeger and Dilan Bollmann to lead us. Each one has their own way of doing that,” Bray said. “We’ve had some players work hard in the offseason and seem poised to make a big contribution this spring. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.”

Golf

Tim Buschmann coaches the Washington golf squad.

The Blue Jays will play their home meets at Wolf Hollow Golf Club.

“The weather last year spoiled us. It’s been a tough start with weather conditions,” Buschmann said. “Thanks to everyone at Wolf Hollow for what they do for us free of charge. The course is in good shape. It held up well during the winter.”

Washington has 17 golfers in the program, including one girl, Aubree Kitchell.

Top varsity returners are junior Brad Carpenter, who tied for third place in Class 4 last year, two-time defending GAC North player of the year Mark Stahlhuth, a senior, and fellow senior Colbey Schuster, a state qualifier last season.

“Everyone looks rough and definitely in preseason form,” Buschmann said. “Hopefully the next few weeks bring better weather.”

Washington begins its golf season Wednesday, March 20, against Borgia and St. Clair at Wolf Hollow at 3:30 p.m.

Track and Field

Mike Olszowka is the head coach of the Washington boys and girls track and field program.

“Practices are starting to come along. Our girls numbers are up a little and the boys numbers are down a little,” Olszowka said. “As we are getting things rolling, we are realizing that what we have lost in numbers, we are making up for by having smaller size groups to work with. The teams have strong groups of returners, including state qualifiers, school record holders and GAC champions. We are going to depend on the older kids’ leadership throughout the season as we work to get the younger kids ready to make a contribution to the team.”

Washington opens its track and field season Tuesday, March 19, at the Pacific quad meet.

The team competes at the Washington University Invitational Saturday, March 23, at 9 a.m.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

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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