Local High School Basketball-Thursday, January 17

Boys...
The St. James Tournament-Consolation Semifinals...
Salem 62 Newburg 48
Blair Oaks 73 Union 49

Elsewhere...

St. Clair 67 Northwest 43

Girls...
Silex 46 New Haven 45. Rachel Steinhoff scored 17 with Kayla Meyer pumping in 12

Owensville 55 Montgomery County 22

Borgia took down Kennedy 64-33. Janie Arand led the Lady Knights with 15 points. Kathleen Lindemann pumped in 12 and Emily Grahl 10

Republic 50 Sullivan 39. Aley Lucas scored 15 and Taylor Lucas added 10 for the Lady Eagles.

Wrestling...

Washington 53 Fort Zumwalt North 15. The Jays improve to 12-3.

Pacific posted two wins in a tri-match at Priory. The Indians defeated the host Rebels 42-27 and the Windsor Owls 52-21.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 9 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

THE BLACK & WHITE ISSUES OF FERGUSON - 10/13/2014 - 11:06am
STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 41 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.