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

4 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am

SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 30 min ago

Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday homered in the first and the Cardinals held on for a 2-1 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. John Lackey tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball while Seth Maness notched his third save. St. Louis maintains a two-and-a-half-game lead on the Pirates atop the NL Central. David Holmberg gave up two runs in six frames for Cincinnati to take the loss.