Cullen VanLeer

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Cullen VanLeer of the Pacific Indians. Cullen was named the Most Valuable Player of the Union Tournament last week. He scored 17 points in Pacific's 33-31 overtime win over Borgia in the title game. For the season, Cullen is averaging 23.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, four assists and 1.4 steals per game. He has shot 53.1 percent from the floor and 75.2 on free throws. Cullen was also named the MVP of the Owensville Tournament in early January, leading the Indians to the title. Cullen is also a very good student. He has been a varsity starter since his freshman year and he is capable of playing every position on the floor and he loves playing inside.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 20 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 2 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas