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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:00 am

It was a year for everyone.

In 2012, there was something for just about everyone. But, the happiest fans were American Legion baseball followers, who celebrated two Washington Post 218 state championships.

Following are some of the highlights of the 2012 calendar year.

• Post 218 Does the Double — It was a summer to remember for Washington Post 218 as two of its three baseball teams earned state championships.

Post 218 had three total state championships (1957, 1989 Seniors and 2005 Juniors) entering the season. All three Post 218 teams won Ninth District regular season titles.

The Post 218 Freshmen (39-2) defeated Ste. Genevieve Post 150 in the winner-take-all game at the state tournament in Branson, 8-0, to capture Washington’s first-ever Freshman Legion state title. Kevin Juergens piloted the team to the state title.

It was only the second time that a Washington team won at the highest tournament offered at its age level.

The Post 218 Seniors, managed by Mike Gardner, captured the Ninth District and Zone 1 titles to reach the state tournament in Sedalia. The 2011 runner-up won its first two games to reach the championship contest. Washington lost to Creve Coeur, forcing a second game, but won 9-1 in the winner-take-all contest to secure the state title.

Post 218 finished the season at 39-10 after falling twice in the Mid-South Regional in New Orleans. The first loss came to eventual national champion Retif Oil, the host team, 6-1. American Legion National Player of the Year Emerson Gibbs pitched against Washington. The second loss was to Columbia, Tenn., Post 19.

Retif Oil and Columbia, Tenn., played each other for the regional title.

Washington’s third team, the Juniors managed by Phillip Kleekamp, also won the Ninth District regular season title and fell in the Zone 1 Tournament.

Daniel Boone Post 262 of Augusta finished second in the Junior Legion state tournament.

• Borgia Wins Golf Title — Borgia’s golf Knights captured the MSHSAA Class 3 state golf title at the Rivercut Golf Club in Springfield by one stroke over MICDS and three strokes over Westminster Christian.

The Knights were third in the standings after the first day with a score of 304, two strokes behind MICDS.

Cameron Stahlman tied for fourth overall with a score of 146. Bryce Dolan placed 10th with a two-day total of 148. Alex Buschman followed in 24th at 155 while Clayton Voss shot 160 to finish 38th and Alex Rennick shot 164 to finish 56th.

In the Class 4 state golf tournament, Washington’s Brad Carpenter finished third.

Rennick later recorded a hole-in-one on a par-4 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club during the summer.

• Cinderella Shamrocks — Nobody gave New Haven’s girls basketball team much of a chance of getting out of their own district, yet making it all the way to the MSHSAA Class 2 championship game.

The top seed for the Class 2 District 4 Tournament, New Haven defeated Viburnum and Bismarck to win the district title.

From there, the Lady Shamrocks edged Meadow Heights in the sectional, 49-48, and then won over South Pemiscot in the quarterfinals and Marionville in the semifinals, 53-52.

Harrisburg defeated New Haven for the state title, 43-32.

• Sullivan Girls Track — Sullivan’s rise to greatness under Pat Burke started well before the football season. Burke’s track Lady Eagles placed third at the MSHSAA Class 3 state track meet in Jefferson City last May.

Macy Ritter won the individual title in the long jump while finishing with four state medals.

The Lady Eagles also captured the Four Rivers Conference, district and sectional team titles.

• Wright, Repp Lead Wrestlers — St. Clair’s Mike Wright and Pacific’s Austin Repp placed second and third, respectively, to lead the area wrestling contingent in Columbia last February. A total of six area wrestlers claimed medals during the three-day state tournament at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

• Sullivan Football Reaches Quarterfinals — Everyone knew Pat Burke had a solid football team at Sullivan High School, but nobody had an inkling just how good the Eagles would be in 2012.

Sullivan went undefeated in the regular season, winning the Four Rivers Conference championship. In the playoffs, the Eagles defeated Pacific, Westminster and St. Clair to win the Class 4 District 3 title. In the quarterfinals at Webb City, the Eagles lost 35-6 to the eventual state champion. It was the closest game Webb City had on the way to winning the title.

Running behind an undersized, but overachieving offensive line, the Eagles were able to control the ball with a variety of players carrying the ball. Justin Biermann and Clayton Mayer both surpassed 1,000 rushing yards during the season.

• Falcons Fly to Titles — East Central College had a record softball season in the spring, winning the NJCAA Division II Region 16 and District titles to reach the national tournament. While the Falcons lost twice in Mississippi, it marked the first time since 1994 that ECC had played beyond the regional level.

Despite suffering the worst season since the program was restarted in 2007, the ECC volleyball Falcons won the NJCAA Division II Region 16 championship. ECC fell in the District O Tournament title contest to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, thus missing out on a trip to the national tournament. Kean Barclay became the latest ECC soccer coach, leading the Falcons to a winning season.

• Blowing Into Town — The Missouri Cyclones of the Great Midwest Football League came to Washington in 2012 with another successful campaign. The Cyclones defeated the Midwest Chargers in overtime at Borgia to claim the conference title, but lost to the Detroit Ravens in the championship contest in Illinois.

The team has announced plans to stay in Washington in 2013, playing games at Borgia.

• The Fighter — Pacific High School graduate Justin Lawrence fought in UFC 150 as a featherweight, losing to Max Holloway. This came after Lawrence appeared on the FX network’s The Ultimate Fighter series.

• That’s Entertainment — Washington’s cheerleaders and Borgia’s dance team won their respective state championships during 2012. Also at the Missouri Dance Team Association championships, Washington and Pacific won category titles. Borgia’s cheerleaders placed second in their division.

• Near Misses — New Haven’s baseball Shamrocks and Borgia’s volleyball Lady Knights both reached state quarterfinals. Hermann’s girls basketball, volleyball, Borgia’s boys and girls basketball and Pacific’s girls basketball teams made the sectional rounds of their respective state tournaments. Union won a girls soccer district title, beating Borgia in overtime, but lost in the sectional to eventual state winner St. Dominic. Borgia’s boys soccer team won its district title.

• New Boss — Borgia hired Brad Bruns to replace Kurt Russell as its athletic director. Bruns is the fifth person to take the job since Ray DeGreeff. Bruns also was hired to coach volleyball, having a long successful history in that sport after leading ECC to three District O championships.

• Milestones — Borgia basketball Head Coach Dave Neier reached 600 wins by beating St. Dominic in the school’s first-ever Archdiocesan Athletic Association boys basketball game.

The St. Francis Borgia Pepsi Cola Thanksgiving Tournament reached its 60th anniversary this season with St. Louis Christian winning the title over Washington.

Borgia entered the AAA as a full member in the large division in 2012, tying for the girls volleyball title.

• Around the Sports World — Borgia graduate Matt Pickens continued as goalkeeper of the Colorado Rapids during the 2012 season.

New Haven graduate Kathleen Scheer concluded her collegiate basketball career at Duke. She subsequently signed to play pro basketball in Australia, but was ruled out for the season after suffering a knee injury.

Both Johannah Bangert (Washington) and Alyssa Speckhals (Hermann, East Central College) played volleyball in Ljungby, Sweden. Bangert played in 2011-12 while Speckhals is there for the 2012-13 season.

Union graduate Jordan Webb transferred from Kansas to Colorado, where he was named Pac-10 Conference offensive player of the week once during the season.

Former Borgia and Mizzou football standout Brock Olivo was hired as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina.

Washington graduate Scott Suggs returned from missing the entire 2011-12 basketball season due to injury at the University of Washington. He has been one of the top scorers for the Huskies so far in the 2012-13 season.

Borgia graduate Nathan Scheer has started four games and has started at different positions so far this season for the Missouri State University basketball team.

He scored a season-high 15 points against Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Sunday, Dec. 30.

Hermann graduate Shelby Winkelmann transferred from the University of Nebraska to the University of Central Missouri, where she went from playing volleyball in Lincoln to basketball in Warrensburg. She’s off to a red-hot start for the Jennies, averaging 17.6 points per game. She scored 42 points in a win Dec. 8 over Emporia State.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedules

Friday, April 10

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 11 (11 innings)

*Ft. Zumwalt North 10, Washington 4

*Ft. Zumwalt North 3, Washington 2

Saturday, April 11

Borgia 14, St. Clair 0

Crosspoint at Christian Fellowship    1 p.m.

Monday, April 13

Borgia 2, Union 1

Pacific 7, Washington 0

St. Clair at North County, PPD

Hermann 8, New Haven 5

Tuesday, April 14

*Borgia 10, Duchesne 7

*Pacific 5, Owensville 0

Union 4, St. Louis Patriots 3

St. Clair 8, Cuba 7

Liberty Christian at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

New Haven at South Callaway    5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

Pacific 9, Jefferson City 8

Thursday, April 16

Borgia 5, Washington 1

*Union 5, Hermann 0

*St. Clair 9, St. James 6 (8 innings)

*Pacific 14, New Haven 4

Friday, April 17

Crosspoint at Lighthouse Prep    4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 20

O’Fallon Christian 5, Borgia 3

*Union 11, Owensville 0

*Pacific 13, St. James 3

Tuesday, April 21

*Washington at Holt    4:30 p.m.

Salem at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Farmington at Union    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 23

CAGSL at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, April 24

Washington at St. Charles (DH)    4:30 p.m.

Patriots at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

Washington at Chaminade (DH)    10 a.m.

Borgia at Fatima    noon

Monday, April 27

*Union at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28

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

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    4:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29

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

Bourbon at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 30

Cuba at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at MCSAA Tny    TBA

Girls Soccer

Friday, April 10

St. Clair 2, Fatima 0

Pacific 3, St. Vincent 2 (Windsor Tny 3rd Place)

Union 2, Seckman 1 (Windsor Tny Championship)

Saturday, April 11

Borgia 3, Pacific 0

Monday, April 13

Borgia 1, Washington 0

*Union 10, St. James 0

St. Clair 2, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Holt 4, Pacific 1 (Troy Tny)

Tuesday, April 14

*Ft. Zumwalt E 3, Washington 1

*Rosati-Kain 2, Borgia 0

Perryville 5, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Pacific at Troy Tny    TBA

Wednesday, April 15

Union 1, Rolla 0

Pacific at Troy Tny    TBA

Thursday, April 16

*Ft. Zumwalt S 2, Washington 0

O’Fallon Christian 2, Borgia 0

Union 10, North County 0

Clayton 4, Pacific 1 (Troy Tny)

Friday, April 17

St. Pius 3, Borgia 0

St. Clair 6, De Soto 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 18

Union 5, Washington 0

St. Clair 3, Cape Central 2 (Hillsboro Tny)

Monday, April 20

Ladue 2, Union 0

*Pacific 11, St. James 1

Tuesday, April 21

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

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22

Lindbergh at Pacific    4 p.m.

St. Charles at Washington    5 p.m.

Incarnate Word at Union    5 p.m.

Thursday, April 23

Warrenton at Washington    5 p.m.

Pacific at De Soto    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

Friday, April 24

Parkway Central at Pacific    4 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. Clair    5 p.m.

Monday, April 27

Washington, Union at CYC Tny    TBA

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Tuesday, April 28

Pacific at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Washington, Union at CYC Tny    TBA

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Wednesday, April 29

Washington, Union at CYC Tny    TBA

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Thursday, April 30

Washington, Union at CYC Tny    TBA

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Boys Golf

Friday, April 10

Sullivan Tny—Sullivan Black 228, Owensville 252, Pacific 255, Hermann 275, St. Clair 290, Union 302, Sullivan Gold 308, St. James 315, Potosi 317. (Medalist P. Weiskopf/Juergens, Sullivan Black)

Monday, April 13

*Pacific 171, St. Clair 186

*St. James/Hermann at Union    4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

*Union at Sullivan    4 p.m.

Pacific Meet    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

Washington at Bulldog Battle    8 a.m.

Warrenton Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, April 20

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Tuesday, April 21

St. James Tny    8 a.m.

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

Wednesday, April 22

Warrenton at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 23

Kennedy at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at St. James    3:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    4 p.m.

Monday, April 27

FRC Meet    TBA

Tuesday, April 28

Borgia at Trinity    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Track

Tuesday, April 14

Union Relays    TBA

Friday, April 17

Pacific at Farmington Inv    2:30 p.m.

New Haven at Cuba Relays    3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18

Washington at Kirkwood Inv    9 a.m.

Tuesday, April 21

Nix Relays    3 p.m.

Friday, April 24

Owensville Relays    4 p.m.

Pacific at De Soto    4 p.m.

Union at Cape Central Relays    TBA

St. Clair at Potosi Inv    TBA

Saturday, April 25

Washington at Brusca/Strohbach Inv    9 a.m.

Union at Cape Central Relays    TBA

Tuesday, April 28

Borgia at Troy Inv    3:30 p.m.

Pacific at Lutheran SC    4 p.m.

Hermann Relays    4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

Saturday, April 11

Cape Notre Dame def. Borgia, 25-15, 25-15

Monday, April 13

Fox def. Borgia, 25-17, 25-14

Tuesday, April 14

*O’Fallon Christian def. Borgia, 25-17, 26-28, 25-23

Thursday, April 16

*St. Mary’s at Borgia (Grade School)    5 p.m.-ppd

Friday, April 17

Borgia at Illinois Tournament    TBA

Saturday, April 18

Borgia at Illinois Tournament    TBA

Monday, April 20

*St. Mary's def. Borgia, 25-18, 25-15

Tuesday, April 21

Borgia at Bayless    5 p.m.

Thursday, April 23

*Duchesne at Borgia    5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28

*Borgia at St. Dominic    TBA

Thursday, April 30

*DuBourg at Borgia    5 p.m.

College Softball

Friday, April 10

Lincoln Land at ECC    PPD

Sunday, April 12

*Three Rivers 6, ECC 2

*ECC 5, Three Rivers 3

Monday, April 13

Central Methodist JV at ECC    2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14

*Three Rivers 9, ECC 6

*Three Rivers 5, ECC 0

Thursday, April 16

*St. Louis 4, ECC 3

*ECC 4, St. Louis 3

Friday, April 17

ECC 8, Missouri Valley JV 0

ECC 9, Missouri Valley JV 1

Monday, April 20

*ECC 15, St. Charles 2

*St. Charles 5, ECC 4

Tuesday, April 21

*ECC at Jefferson    2 p.m.

Friday, April 24

ECC at Region 16 Tournament    TBA

Saturday, April 25

ECC at Region 16 Tournament    TBA

*Conference Games

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