Local High School Basketball-Friday, February 14

Boys...
The Fort Zumwalt North Panthers forced several turnovers late in a 63-54 win over the Washington Blue Jays. The game was tight in the closing minutes but a few mistakes at mid-court turned into easy baskets for the Panthers as Washington fell to 12-8 overall and 5-1 in the GAC Central. Fort Zumwalt North improves to 13-8 and 4-2. Chaz Glotta led the Panthers with 27 points. Brad Carpenter hit seven three's and finished with 23. Ronnie Suggs followed with 20.

Elsewhere...

Fort Zumwalt South 70 Fort Zumwalt East 35. Zumwalt South and Washington are tied atop the conference standings at 5-1 and will face-off Tuesday night.

St. James 53 St. Clair 46

Warrenton/Winfield-Postponed

Pacific 46 Sullivan 37. It's career win number 300 for Pacific Coach John VanLeer.

Union 41 Owensville 36

Hermann 44 New Haven 42. With the game tied, the Shamrocks held the ball for a last shot, but Collin Hart stole the ball and hit the game winning shot.

Here's how the boys teams stand in the Four Rivers Conference...
Pacific is 5-0
Sullivan 4-1
St. James is 4-1
Hermann 3-2
St. Clair 2-3
New Haven 1-4
Union 1-4
Owensville 0-5

Girls...
Warrenton/Winfield-Postponed

Washington 54 Fort Zumwalt North 34 The Lady Jays are at the top of the GAC Central standings with a 5-0 record. Kyra Hardesty scored 17 and Paige Carpenter hit three three's and finished with 15

Saturday...
Boys Basketball...
St. James 52 New Haven 45 OT. Seth Schenck hit a 60-footer at the end of regulation to tie it up at 42. St. James outscored the Rocks 10-3 in the extra period.

AAA Conference Showcase...
Boys-Borgia 55 Lutheran-St. Charles 53 OT
Girls-Borgia 46 Cardinal Ritter 35

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 10 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

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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

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.