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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 3:30 pm

While Pacific has a young wrestling team, hopes for a successful season are still high for the 2012-13 campaign.

A total of 34 wrestlers are in the Pacific program this season.

“We have a few bumps and bruises and are dealing with some injuries, but we’re excited about things,” said Pacific Head Coach Rob Schimsa. “We’re a young team. None of our big guns are seniors. We also have several freshmen who will step in the varsity lineup.”

Pacific returns a pair of juniors who were state medalists last season as sophomores.

Austin Repp placed third in Class 3 at 145 pounds last season. He jumps all the way up to 170 pounds to start this season.

“Austin looks very good. We might see him go down to 160 pounds later in the season. I think he’ll be in the running for a state title,” Schimsa said. “Austin has gotten a lot bigger. His style of wrestling is best suited for the size he is this year. He looked good wrestling at this weight over the summer.”

Jeff Miller finished fifth in Class 3 at 126 pounds last season. He’ll start the season at 138 pounds, but could eventually move down to 132.

“Jeff also looks very good,” Schimsa said. “He was fifth in the state last year and I expect him to at least equal or hopefully improve on that this year.”

Sophomore Joe Rind was a state qualifier at 106 pounds last season. He’ll start at 120 pounds.

“Joe is a lot bigger. I expect him to have another good season,” Schimsa said. “We’ll see how jumping from 106 to 120 affects him. Hopefully it will be a smooth transition.”

Sophomore Dalton Voyles is another top varsity returner. He’ll compete at 160 pounds.

“Dalton had a good season as a freshman,” Schimsa said. “He has a chance to do very well this year.”

Other wrestlers who had varsity experience last season are seniors Joon Kim (145), Zach Schlemper (145 or 152) and Curtis Paglusch (152).

“Zach will be in the mix once he returns from an injury,” Schimsa said. “Joon and Curtis both have varsity experience.”

Filling the 182-pound spot figures to be senior Andrew Cooper.

“Andrew is an athletic kid with good balance and strength,” Schimsa said. “Once he learns a few more moves, he should be solid.”

Senior Ryan Byron (220 or 285) currently is out with an injury suffered during the football season. The Indians hope to have him back after Christmas. “We have some younger kids who can fill the heavier weight classes,” Schimsa said. “I probably won’t throw them in the fire right away.”

The Indians have a promising group of freshmen who will be in the starting varsity lineup.

Leading the way is Josh Franek, who will compete at 106 pounds.

“Josh is going to be a good one,” Schimsa said. “I expect good things from him this season. He’s a solid kid.”

Other freshmen in the starting lineup are Zane Mathena (113), Matthew Schimsa (126) and Lane Smith (132).

“All four of those freshmen have several years of Little League experience,” Schimsa said. “They all might be young, but they’re pretty solid.”

Schimsa likes the potential of the team.

“I think we’re capable of having a very good season,” Schimsa said. “We could get five or six kids to state and have three or four medalists. We’re looking forward to getting started.”

Pacific opens its season at the Westminster Tournament Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The first home meet is Dec. 4 against North County.

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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 vs. Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.), Hidden Valley No. 1, 11:30 a.m.

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

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 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 Union vs. Elsberry, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 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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