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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:00 pm | Updated: 1:36 pm, Wed Dec 18, 2013.

Christmas is a week away.

Good ’ole St. Nick is putting the finishing touches on his gifts for sports figures in our area.

Sorry if this ruins any surprises.

St. Louis Rams: Plans for a new stadium at the old Chrysler plant in Fenton.

St. Louis Blues: To avoid the Kings in the playoffs.

St. Louis Cardinals: To avoid the Red Sox in the World Series.

St. Louis Billikens: An invitation to that new Catholic conference.

Mizzou Basketball: A win over Kentucky.

Mizzou Football: A chance to beat up on Kansas and/or Illinois.

Jim Scanlan, former WHS coach: As much time with the family as possible.

Zach Schneider, WHS football: Another all-state running back.

Dale Gildehaus, Borgia football: Some size up front, to go with the skill players.

Erick Webster, Union football: The preseason team to beat in the area.

Cody McDowell, St. Clair football: Another season with double-digit wins.

Andy Arnette, Sullivan football: No rebuilding, just reloading.

Jeff Duncan, Parkway West football: A less brutal schedule.

Matt Kroeter, WHS coach: No more long wrestling nights.

Tim Rinne, WHS coach: A good scoop.

Dr. Frank Wood, WHS principal: A good quote.

Dr. Lori VanLeer, Washington superintendent: A basketball scholarship.

Gary Leimkuehler, Hermann assistant superintendent: A sweet high school weight room.

Mike Hunter, St. Clair principal: A spot in Jerry Jones’ suite for the Cotton Bowl.

Jeff Hamlett, St. Clair administrator: A personalized golf cart.

Ron Millheiser, WMS administrator: A radio show.

Dave Neier, Borgia basketball: Another shot at Republic.

Grant Young, WHS basketball: A Meramec championship.

John VanLeer, Pacific basketball: His first district championship.

Casey Korn, St. Clair basketball: A healthy team.

Ray Steinhoff, New Haven basketball: A Truman State sweatshirt.

Dino McKinney, Sullivan basketball: Good health for the family.

Tim Spiers, Hermann basketball: The surprise team in the FRC.

Mike Scheer, WHS coach: NCAA Tournament bid for the Bears.

Adam Fischer, WHS basketball: Back-to-back conference champs.

Tim Isgrig, St. Clair coach: A head-coaching gig.

Josh Spuhl, Pacific basketball: A box of sweater vests.

Jena Carroll, St. Clair basketball: A Rolla championship.

Chris Simmons, Union basketball: More depth on the team.

Jason Merkel, Sullivan basketball: A state ranking.

Doug Peirick, New Haven basketball: Two wins in Columbia.

Stacia Parsell, Borgia basketball: AAA champions.

Janel Brown, Pacific volleyball: A new addition to the family.

Scott Brown, Pacific coach: Another male in the house.

Pete Jett, Owensville coach: Continued good health.

Kym Blankenship, WHS volleyball: A third straight GAC Central championship.

Ashley Mims, St. Clair volleyball: A St. Clair Tournament title.

Linda Lampkin, Hermann volleyball: 800 more wins.

Bill Deckelman, WHS AD: A nice vacation far away.

Greg Dunigan, St. Clair AD: More pregame interviews.

Brad Bruns, Borgia AD: Yearly reservations in Cape Girardeau.

Chris Arand, Union AD: Some really cool on-campus athletic facilities.

Andy Herbst, Pacific AD: An SEC road trip.

Todd Anderson, Hermann AD: A trip to Columbia in March.

Sean Erwin, Sullivan AD: A new boys basketball tournament.

Jeff Reed, Pacific baseball: Another double eagle.

Rob Struckhoff, Borgia baseball: A new turf field.

Ryan Bailey, Union baseball: A new on-campus field.

Scott Bray, WHS baseball: Another shot at Howell.

Rob Hauck, St. Clair baseball/softball: A conference title in the spring or fall.

Bill Juengel, Union softball: A fantasy golf championship.

Phil King, Washington softball: A district win over Eureka.

Tonya Lewis, Pacific softball: A state bowling championship.

Josh Ohm, WHS wrestling: A state champion.

Mike Olszowka: WHS track/cross country: A state champion.

Rob Schimsa, Pacific wrestling: Another state champion.

Todd Dempsey, Pacific soccer: Another conference player of the year.

Mitch Figas, Borgia cross country: A pass to the Winter Olympics.

Post 218 baseball: Three state championships.

Cory Cowsert, Pacific Post 320 baseball: A new legion field.

Dr. Bart Coleman, St. Clair trainer: A spot in the Tour de France.

Mike Wood, area referee: A state championship game.

John Covington, KLPW: An ice-hockey rink in Washington.

Dave Marner, Gasconade County Republican: A key to the town of Owensville.

Will Johnson, Gasconade County Republican: Cardinals season tickets.

Derrick Forsythe, Warren County Record: A trip to Pasadena.

Bill Battle, Missourian: Another trip to Salisbury.

Craig Vonder Haar, Missourian: A media parking spot at every school in the area.

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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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