Local High School Basketball-Tuesday, January 14

Boys...
Borgia jumped out to an early lead, then trailed briefly before rallying back to finish the first quarter with a 16-10 lead and never trailed again in a 58-41 win over Howell Central in first round action from the Washington Tournament. Walton Eckelkamp hit four three pointers and finished the game with 20 points. Joe Helfrich added 12. The Spartans were paced by Marc Crawford with 11. The Knights improve to 8-2 while Howell Central dips to 6-5.
In the other first round game, St. Charles beat Fort Zumwalt East 77-25.

Elsewhere...

Sullivan 71 Salem 48. Justin Biermann scored 20 and Heath Schatz 19 for Sullivan

Orchard Farm 70 Warrenton 59

Owensville dropped to 0-10 with a 54-46 loss to Steelville

Cuba 69 Union 59

Girls...
Union Tournament-First Round
Sullivan 61 Union 19
Washington erased a 10 point deficit in the final minute and forced overtime against St. Charles West, but the Lady Warriors prevailed 55-49.

South Callaway Tournament-First Round
Hermann 77 Montgomery County 32
New Haven 54 New Bloomfield 32. Rachel Steinhoff scored 15 with Emily Kallmeyer, Stephanie Gerling and Kayla Meyer in double figures as well.
North Callaway 47 South Callaway 29
Russelville 48 Harrisburg 45

Elsewhere...

Owensville downed Cuba 55-38

Wrestling...
Washington 66 Warrenton 18

St. Clair tied Principia at 36 and lost to MICDS 36-33

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 14 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
Mandatory Voting? - 03/20/2015 - 11:29am

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 1 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.