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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 5:15 pm

St. Clair High School’s spring sports teams are preparing for the upcoming season.

Spring sports at St. Clair are baseball, girls soccer, golf and boys and girls track and field.

Baseball

Rob Hauck returns as head coach of the St. Clair baseball squad.

“Practices have been going good so far this season. We’ve had some rough conditions and time on the field has been limited, but our boys are making the best of a bad situation,” Hauck said. “Other teams in the area have been stuck in the gym, just as we have, so we are doing the most that we can.”

Hauck likes the makeup of his team.

“The varsity team has seven returning starters, with five of those being seniors,” he said. “We feel confident that this will be a successful season for our team. With all of these returning players, plus some new additions to the team, we think we will be competitive in everything we do.”

St. Clair is scheduled to open the baseball season Saturday at Farmington at noon.

Next week, the Bulldogs play in the Four Rivers Classic. They are in Pool B with Washington and Festus.

St. Clair visits Washington Monday and hosts Festus Wednesday, March 20. Game times are set for 4:30 p.m.

The finals are scheduled for Saturday, March 23.

“It’s been difficult to tell where each player is because of being inside, but there are some great competitions for playing time this year,” Hauck said. “We have a tough start to our season, playing several strong teams right off the bat. We hope to find our groove and play our best ball at the end of the year.”

Golf

Casey Korn begins his first season as St. Clair’s golf coach.

The Bulldogs will play their home meets at Meramec Lakes Golf Course in St. Clair.

“It’s been a cold start to our practices, but we still have been able to get out to the course,” Korn said. “We have a group that is willing to come in and work on their game every day. We’ll see how they progress throughout the year.”

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

Girls Soccer

Ted Koenigsfeld returns as head coach of the St. Clair girls soccer team.

“We have 26 girls in the program. I wish we had a little more, but that’s not bad,” Koenigsfeld said. “We’ll attempt to play a full junior varsity schedule along with our varsity schedule.”

Top varsity returners from last season include senior midfielders Nicole Nardi and Veronica Guerra, junior midfielder/defender Heather Pendegraft, junior goalie Sam Deason and sophomore forward Tori Martin.

“The weather hasn’t been great for our practices, but with our turf, we’ve had more opportunities to be outside than other teams,” Koenigsfeld said. “Hopefully we’ll use that to our advantage early in the season.”

The Lady Bulldogs open their season Friday and Saturday at the Warrenton Round-Robin Tournament.

The schedule for St. Clair at Warrenton is Friday at 4:30 p.m. against Sullivan followed by Saturday games against Kirksville at 11 a.m. and Warrenton at 3 p.m.

St. Clair then visits Union Monday at 5 p.m.

Track and Field

Dave Purviance (boys) and Brent Yule (girls) are the head coaches for the St. Clair track and field teams.

“I’m really excited for this track season,” Yule said. “We have a lot of talent returning and our athletes have been working really hard at practices and throughout our offseason.”

The boys team also has high expectations.

“We have 39 boys out for the track team this year, nine freshmen, nine sophomores, 11 juniors and 10 seniors,” Purviance said. “The weather has slowed our field event work, but we have been able to work hard on the track.”

St. Clair opens the season at its home meet Tuesday, March 19, against Hermann, New Haven, Cuba and Viburnum starting at 4 p.m.

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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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