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Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 7:00 pm

Tuesday will be a special day at Borgia.

That’s because the Borgia swimming Lady Knights will compete in their first-ever meet at Trinity at 4 p.m.

Borgia Coach Jennifer Alferman-Molitor said the team has been working hard to prepare for the meet.

“It has been good,” Alferman-Molitor said. “We shortened practices for finals but now we are hitting it hard. I know that it seems like we have been practicing forever but once we start with swim meets the season will start to fly.”

Indeed, Borgia will have two meets next week. The team swims at MICDS next Friday as well. The starting time hasn’t been announced, but likley will be 6 p.m. That meet originally was scheduled for Dec. 13, but that was called due to poor road conditions.

Borgia now has 16 swimmers on its team after taking a couple of roster casualties. The latest drop has been due to injury.

“The girls are doing well,” Alferman-Molitor said. “I am really impressed with how the new girls are picking up everything. My seniors are also doing really well. I think they are going to have a great season.”

However, those remaining with the program are eager for the season to get going, especially the team’s two home meets.

Borgia will host Lutheran St. Charles and O’Fallon Christian Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 11:30 a.m.

And the second home meet will be Saturday, Feb. 1, against Wentzville Liberty at 11:30 a.m. Both meets will be held at the Four Rivers Area YMCA.

“We are very excited to host two meets and are very thankful for the YMCA for letting us host them,” Alferman-Molitor said.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball Knights will resume their season during the two-day Cardinal Ritter Classic in St. Louis.

Borgia is slated to play during Saturday’s portion of the event at the Cardinal Ritter Classic, a two-day event.

Borgia’s game is scheduled against McCluer South-Berkeley at 1 p.m.

Six games are scheduled for the event. On Friday, Cardinal Ritter plays Chaminade at 4 p.m. Cleveland Naval Junior ROTC takes on Crossroads at 5:15 p.m. and Priory plays Vianney at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday’s action starts with the Borgia-Berkeley game at 1 p.m.

SLUH plays Hales Franciscan out of Chicago at 2:15 p.m. and Cardinal Ritter takes on CBC in a JV game at 3:45 p.m.

Admission to the event is $12 and each fan will receive a program/ad book with their admission.

Berkeley enters Saturday’s game with a 0-4 record. The Bulldogs have lost to Riverview Gardens, Trinity, Madison and Bayless. The first two losses were by a combined 11 points. The last two were blowouts.

Borgia will have to find a way to slow down Ryan Stokes, a 6-3 junior swing player who averages 23.3 points per game so far. Cameron Nelson, a 5-10 sophomore guard, is next at 11 points per game.

Dion Fox, a 6-0 junior forward, is the team’s rebounding leader with six boards per contest.

The Knights are back in action Monday at home, hosting St. Charles West. Junior varsity action begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Warriors enter the game at 8-4 and have posted wins over Lafayette, Ritenour, Francis Howell North (twice), DeSmet, Parkway Central, Marquette and Parkway West.

Losses have been to Kirkwood (twice), Webster Groves and St. Charles.

The Warriors had a long run in the Meramec Holiday Tournament, going 2-2 in the event. St. Charles West beat Marquette, 45-28, and Parkway West, 55-46. St. Charles West then lost to Webster Groves, 52-48, and then to Kirkwood, 50-39.

The Warriors have played another neutral site game, beating Parkway Central at the St. Charles Family Arena Dec. 21, 41-36.

Logan Gonce leads St. Charles West in scoring with 17.4 points per game and is second on the team in three-point shooting.

Davis Soderberg is the top three-point shooter for the Warriors and averages 13 points per game.

So far for Borgia (5-2), sophomore Walton Eckelkamp has been the team’s leading scorer at 13 points per game.

Senior Zac Schweissguth averages 11.4 points per contest while senior Joe Helfrich averages 9.1 points per game.

Helfrich leads the team in rebounds with 7.1 per contest. Senior Kevin Birk is next on that list at 4.4 rebounds per game.

Schweissguth tips the team in assists (5.1) and steals (3.3) per contest.

Girls Basketball

Borgia hosted Bishop DuBourg Thursday in a game delayed from Dec. 13. Details can be found elsewhere in this section.

The game was Borgia’s first Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division game of the season. The Lady Knights are the defending league champion. Senior guard Janie Arand entered that game needing just five points to reach 1,000 for her career.

The Lady Knights (4-1) had a strong start to the season and ended the 2013 portion of the schedule by winning the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic over host Sullivan, 48-31.

Borgia will return to action next Wednesday, hosting St. Clair.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

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

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

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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