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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Spring sports action at Pacific High School begins next week.

Competing this spring at Pacific will be boys and girls track and field, girls soccer, golf and baseball.

Girls Soccer

Pacific has one new head coach this spring as Sarah Schultz takes over the girls soccer program.

“We’re off to a great start despite the snow, cold and rain,” Schultz said. “I’m excited to begin my first year coaching and have a great group of girls to work with.”

Schultz likes the way the varsity team is coming around.

“We have three returning seniors, Morgan Webb, Emiley Frazier and Caili Phillips,” Schultz said. “There also are several returning varsity juniors with some strong sophomores and freshmen rounding out our team.”

The Lady Indians open the season with games Tuesday, March 19, at St. Clair and Thursday, March 21, at home against Washington for a 5 p.m. varsity start.

Baseball

Jeff Reed’s Indians are young, but there’s always high expectations for the Pacific baseball program.

“Practice has been going fairly well. We actually got out on our field last Friday. We got to go over a full infield, outfield practice. We went over cuts and actually hit off live batting practice,” Reed said. “We return three starters from last year’s team, so there will be several new names and faces in our lineup. We have three seniors, five juniors, several sophomores and a few freshmen who will be competing for time at the varsity level.”

Pacific opens the season next week in the Four Rivers Classic.

The Indians have been assigned to Pool C with New Haven and Wright City.

Pacific opens Monday at home against Wright City and visits New Haven Tuesday, March 19. Game times are 4:30 p.m.

The finals are scheduled for Saturday, March 23.

“We have some kids who need to go out and compete hard every day because there is someone on their heels pushing them for their spot,” Reed said. “We are looking forward to being able to get outside a little more hopefully soon.”

Golf

John VanLeer’s golf squad return two state qualifiers from last year, senior Brendan Jett-Kell and sophomore Cullen VanLeer and senior Brendan Jett-Kell.

VanLeer will miss most, if not all, of the season due to a knee injury suffered late in the basketball campaign. There’s a hope he returns for the district tournament.

Other returners from last year include senior Charlie Brinker and junior Logan Armstrong.

“Practice has been tough. We’ve only been able to get out two times in the first two weeks,” VanLeer said. “The days we were out, the players seemed to hit the ball much better than this time last year. I’m not sure who our top five will be yet. Logan and Charlie seem to be striking the ball solid.”

Top players from last season’s junior varsity team are juniors Austin Repp and Danny Nickelson.

Newcomers are seniors Tyler McDonald and Michael Stinson, sophomore Jarrett Harrison and freshmen Brandon Rowbottom and Mycala Kapustka.

Hope meets for Pacific will be played at Birch Creek Golf Club in Union.

Pacific opens the golf season Tuesday, March 26, against Union at Birch Creek at 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Justin Perriguey (girls) and Jim Rutherford (boys) return as head coaches of the Pacific track and field teams.

“We currently have 47 girls out for the track team,” Perriguey said. “We are definitely going to be improved from last year with greater depth. We’ve had pretty good practices, considering the weather.”

The boys team looks to rebuild with youth.

“We are a very young group this year. We have over 20 freshmen. We have a pretty good mile runner coming back in Joon Kim. Joon also will run a strong 800 along with Dan Dieckmann,” Rutherford said. “We have a junior hurdler back in Ben Cates who should be very competitive. We also have a couple of junior sprinters back who will help us, Jeff Hinkle and Justin Moyle. We won’t have near the depth we have had over the last couple of years, but we will be competitive in some races.”

Pacific opens the track and field season by hosting the Pacific Quad Tuesday, March 19, at 4:15 p.m.

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Area Scoreboard

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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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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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