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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

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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