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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 6:30 pm

Area basketball fans should easily be able to recognize the new girls basketball coach at Washington High School.

Adam Fischer, a 1999 Borgia graduate and former standout basketball player for the Knights, takes over as the Lady Jays’ head coach, replacing Greg Traffas.

Fischer, who also played basketball at Fontbonne University, graduating in 2003, previously was the head golf coach and assistant boys basketball coach at St. Clair High School. He’s also spent time as an assistant boys basketball coach at Washington.

“I’m very excited to be back coaching in the Washington community,” Fischer said. “The girls have shown a great interest to improve their basketball skills. They have done everything I have asked them since I was offered the job last year. We have spent countless hours working in the gym and weight room to prepare for this season. The girls at Washington are due to have a great season.”

Washington returns two starters from last season’s team that had a 6-17 overall record.

Returning starters are 5-11 senior forward Kirstie Leslie and 5-6 junior guard Courtney Kedroski.

Seven other players on the roster have varsity experience.

According to Fischer, other varsity returners are 5-4 junior guard Megan Bauche, 5-8 sophomore guard Megan Freitag, 5-6 junior guard Alex Ready, 5-9 senior forward Kaitlin Evans, 6-2 junior forward Rachel Kackley, 5-11 senior forward Hannah Leslie and 5-10 senior forward Helena Ballmann.

The top varsity newcomer is freshman Paige Carpenter.

Practice sessions have been going well.

“The girls have had a great two-and-a-half weeks of practice,” Fischer said. “We have worked extremely hard in practice with putting in the new system and learning how each other operates.”

Fischer likes the makeup of his team.

“We are going to be a very athletic team that puts a lot of pressure on the ball,” Fischer said. “We believe we can improve on their record from last year.”

Washington opens its season Monday, Dec. 3, at home against New Haven.

The Lady Jays will play in tournaments at Sullivan, Union and Borgia.

Washington has been assigned to Class 5 District 10 with Northwest, Rolla, Lebanon and Waynesville.

This season’s district tournament will be played at Rolla High School.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


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

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)


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.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

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

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

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

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

NCAA Men's Basketball News