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

19 hours 3 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 3 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.