Local High School Basketball-Tuesday, February 26

Class 5 District 10 at Rolla High School....
Boys Semifinals
Luke Schroepfer scored 21 points leading the Washington Blue Jays to a 58-42 win over the Lebanon Yellowjackets. Ronnie Suggs added 17 and Patrick Menke chipped in six as the Jays improved to 18-9. Lebanon was led by Josh Archer with 11 points. The Jackets end the season with a 2-24 record. Washington advances to the championship game Saturday evening to face Waynesville. The Tigers beat Rolla 56-45.
Championship games are scheduled Thursday night.

Class 4 District 9 at Pacific
Girls opening round...
Owensville beat Union 40-37. Rachel Bassett led Union with 15 points. Owensville was paced by Hailey Diestelkamp with 21 points.
Borgia erased a five point halftime deficit and came back to beat St. Clair 54-44.
The Tournament will resume Thursday evening with the boys semifinals.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

4 sec ago

Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.