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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.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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.


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