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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 9:00 am

High school sports are officially over.

The MSHSAA baseball championships fought through the rough weather last weekend at TR Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon.

Among the state champions were Westminster in Class 4 and Francis Howell in Class 5.

Westminster, state champs for the third straight season, defeated Pacific and Borgia in the district tournament.

You’ll remember the Wildcats rallied to beat the Knights 4-3 after trailing 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.

Francis Howell, state champs in two of the last three seasons, knocked off Washington in the district semifinals after trailing early in the game.

Eureka captured the Class 3 girls soccer championship, losing just one game all season.

St. Dominic capped an unbeaten season to take the Class 2 crown over Helias. The Lady Crusaders defeated fellow unbeaten Kearney in double overtime in the state semifinals.

So what do we have to look forward to this summer?

Well, speaking of state champions, the Washington Post 218 Seniors and Freshmen look to defend their state titles this season. The Juniors actually feature many of the players from last season’s Freshman squad.

There’s no reason to believe that all three teams at least won’t be in the running for state championships this summer. Washington Post 218 is one of the top Legion baseball programs in the state. More emphasis is put on Legion baseball in Washington than most, if not all, towns in the state.

This summer, there will be a theme for all of the Post 218 Seniors Friday night home games.

For the game this Friday, June 7, a 7 p.m. start against West, it will be veterans’ appreciation night.

Veterans attending the game will be recognized and will be able to buy one sandwich and get one free at the concession stand. A military ID is required.

“We are very proud to play American Legion baseball and we want to show our appreciation to those who served,” said Post 218 Manager Mike Gardner. “Without them and their support, we would not have the opportunity to play this game we love so much.”

Pacific Post 320 has Legion teams this summer on the Freshman and Junior levels. Both teams are off to good starts. Most home games will be played at Pacific High School.

There’s plenty of football going around.

The Missouri Cyclones are off and running, opening the season last Saturday with a 44-0 win over the Illinois Firehawks. Home games once again are being played at Borgia High School.

The East Central Football Camp is scheduled for June 14-15, which features over 30 high school teams competing in scrimmages over the two days.

The camp, which is run by Borgia’s Dale Gildehaus and Parkway West’s Jeff Duncan, takes place this year at Borgia, Hermann, Parkway West and Ft. Zumwalt East.

Duncan reports that 40 schools will participate.

Borgia faces Washington June 15 at Borgia at 7:10 p.m.

Before we know it, Mizzou and the St. Louis Rams will be kicking off their preseason practices.

There’s been a lot of excitement and hype surrounding the Rams. While I share in the excitement, I still wonder who’s going to carry the ball.

Can Mizzou win more than two SEC games this season? I’m not sure. I wonder who the Tigers’ quarterback will be, James Franklin or Maty Mauk?

And of course, we have the St. Louis Cardinals to follow this summer, who entered June with the best record in baseball.

Can the Cardinals keep things rolling? The Reds and Pirates aren’t making things easy, but you have to like the Cardinals’ chances.

At the very least, they are an entertaining team to watch with that young starting rotation, which includes Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha, not to mention Adam Wainwright.

/sports

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 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

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 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

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 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — Washington vs. St. Charles, 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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