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

1 day 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 20 hours ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

22 hours 8 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.