High School Basketball-Saturday, March 15

Boys Class 4 Quarterfinal...
The season ended for the Borgia Knights with a 57-44 loss to the Republic Tigers at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar Saturday afternoon. Republic senior guard Dylan Bekemeier scored the first seven points for his team and the Tigers never trailed in posting their 25th win of the year against four losses. Cody Geiger scored 18 and Bekemeier finished with 15 as the Tigers advanced to the MSHSAA State Championships next weekend in Columbia. Joe Helfrich capped off his basketball career at Borgia with 15 points followed by sophomore Luke DeLine with 13. Borgia ends the season with a 20-9 record under Coach Dave Neier. Republic advances to state looking for a repeat performance of their title run a year ago.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 days 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

8 hours 1 min ago

Ben Stephens pitched into the ninth inning leading Warrenton to a 5-0 win over Washington at Ronsick Field. Stephens struck out 10 and walked three before leaving the game. Washington loaded the bases in the ninth, but the game was called when heavy rain and lightning moved in. Warrenton scored single runs in the first, sixth, and seventh and added two insurance runs in the ninth.