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Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 6:30 pm

Active during the break, the Union wrestling Wildcats are enjoying some time off before going to Branson Jan. 17-18.

Justin Cranmer’s Wildcats have been the school’s most successful winter sports team so far, going 10-4 in dual meets. Union recently went 6-3 in the Hillsboro Tournament, a dual meet event.

Union will wrestle twice in Branson, taking on Branson and Rolla in a tri-meet Friday, Jan. 17, before all three schools participate in the Branson Tournament the next day.

While Union doesn’t have any undefeated regulars, it does have a number of wrestlers who are having considerable success so far.

Senior Dalton Kuenzel (182) leads the way with a 22-1 record. His lone loss came in the Hillsboro Tournament to Pacific’s Austin Repp, the defending Class 3 state champion at 171 pounds.

Senior Joe Lasky (220) won a title at Hillsboro and is 15-1 on the season. He started the year at 285, but dropped into the lower weight class for the Hillsboro Tournament.

Ranked second on the team in wins currently is freshman Dawson Sickmeier (106), who carries a 20-5 record into the new year.

Senior Jake Siddens (160) is 7-1, but has missed several meets, as has senior Nick Ciaccio (126), who is 6-2.

Other Wildcats with winning records include senior Devin Mainard, sophomores Dalton Fennessey and Tyler Pace and freshmen Dylan Ahern, Josh Clark, Kyree Hinkle-Hill and Tommy Resnik.

Girls Basketball

Union Girls Basketball Head Coach Dusty Weiskopf hopes the third time will be the charm Saturday when it attempts to play Northwest in Cedar Hill for third place in the Northwest Tournament. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

That event was hampered multiple times by poor road conditions and Saturday’s event will be the latest attempt to conclude the season.

The Lady ’Cats have every reason to see the tournament completed. That’s because Union would like to start 2014 on a positive note and finish out the tournament with a second victory.

The Lady ’Cats enter 2014 at 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the Four Rivers Conference.

It won’t be Union’s first meeting with Northwest. The Lady ’Cats fell 33-32 Dec. 9 in a regular season game in Union.

So far this season, Union has looked to junior Bri Clark for its scoring punch. Clark averages 19.7 points per game. As a team, Union averages 44 points per contest.

Others following Clark in the scoring column include seniors Anna Houston (6.7 points per game), Megan Altemueller (6.0), junior Kayla Kelly (3.1), senior Ali Overstreet (2.8), sophomore Erika Jeffries (2.4), sophomore Cassidy Terrell (1.8) and sophomore Emily Bay (1.8).

Clark leads the team in rebounds per game at 4.4. Overstreet is next at 3.0 with Houston following at 2.9.

Overstreet leads the team with two assists per game. Kelly averages 1.3 and Altemueller averages one per game.

In the steals department, Altemueller leads the way at 1.9 per game while Overstreet and Houston have 1.6 apiece.

Union will continue its schedule Monday in New Haven, taking on the Lady Shamrocks in FRC action starting with the JV game at 5:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

The Wildcats of Chris Simmons are looking to improve on their 2-5 overall and 0-2 record from the 2013 portion of the season.

Union hosts Festus Tuesday to start 2014. Junior varsity action begins at 5:30 p.m.

Rolla comes to Union next Friday with the same schedule for that event.

Union’s two wins so far have been against O’Fallon Christian and Bourbon.

So far, Union’s most consistent players have been junior Nick Ziegler and senior Brian Borgmann.

The two have combined to score 55 percent of Union’s points. Ziegler averages 19.7 points per contest while Borgmann is next at 8.9.

The two have combined for 41 percent of Union’s rebounds as well. Borgmann leads the way with 6.1 boards per game while Ziegler is next at 5.3.

Ziegler is the team’s assists leader with 2.9 per game and Borgmann leads the team with three blocked shots per contest.

Beyond Ziegler and Borgmann, Union has gotten contributions from an number of players.

Junior Kevin Curran is third on the team in scoring at 5.3 points per game and junior Tanner Bunch averages 5.1 points per game.

Junior Andrei Ciot is next at 3.7 points per game. Sophomore Dillon Breeden averages 3.4 points per game.

Ciot is third on the team at 4.7 rebounds per contest. Breeden follows at 3.1 while Curran averages 2.6.

Curran is second in assists at two per game. Ciot averages 1.3 and Breeden is fourth at 1.1.

Ciot leads the team in steals per game at 1.6 and is the only Wildcat to average better than one per contest.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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