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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:00 pm

Just in the nick of time.

Artificial turf field installations at area high schools are nearing completion just in time for the start of the fall sports season.

Of the area schools installing new surfaces on their football and soccer fields, Union and Owensville host football games in Week 1 while Washington has a Week 2 debut for the new Scanlan Stadium/Rauch Field.

Washington

Finishing touches to the turf field and the track are under way at Rauch Field at Scanlan Stadium.

Byrne & Jones Construction is doing the work.

Work is expected to be completed in time for Washington’s first varsity football home game on Sept. 6.

“The field basically is done,” Washington Activities Director Bill Deckelman said Monday morning. “G-max testing is being done (Monday) to make sure the field is soft enough. It’s a safety issue.”

Work on surfacing the track was started Monday and will continue during the week.

“There are so many little things that you might not think of that has been done or still needs to be done,” Deckelman said. “They tell us that we’ll be playing on the field for the first home football game, so I’m confident that will happen.”

The installation of bleachers on the visiting sideline has been completed.

Union

Workers from ATG Sports continue to labor on getting Stierberger Stadium’s new surface ready for the opening game Friday, Aug. 30.

Most field work was completed Tuesday, including the end zones and midfield logo. It is expected to be wrapped up in the middle of this week, according to Union Athletic Director Chris Arand.

Workers were working on getting numbers put on the field at the end of last week.

Workers were scheduled to start on the entrance this week with the work expected to be finished prior to the opening game.

Concrete work has been done on the stands and finishing touches are being done on the press box and home stands.

Arand indicated the track may not be ready until after the first football game.

Borgia

Borgia’s baseball/softball field project is expected to start as soon as the Union project concludes as it’s being handled by the same ATG Sports crew.

It is hoped that the work can be completed by the start of the district softball tournament Borgia will be hosting in early October.

The project will only replace the infield with turf. The outfield will be left with grass. The scoreboard also will be installed during the project.

The Borgia track has been resprayed. Painting took place last week. The work was done under warranty as the original coat was not as thick as specified.

Owensville

Construction at Dutchmen Stadium is expected to be finished in time for Owensville’s home game against Borgia Aug. 30.

Work is being done by contractor Byrne & Jones of St. Louis, who also is working on Washington’s turf.

Sources reported the logo was put onto the field Monday.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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