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The 2012 St. Francis Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament tipped off Wednesday night with two games...
McCluer North beat St. Clair 60-23
Washington downed Cardinal Ritter 76-63. Ronnie Suggs scored 36 points for the Jays

Thursday evening...
Borgia 61 Carnahan 60. Borgia came back from a 13 point half-time deficit and were led by Joe Helfrich and Casey Kuchem with 12 points apiece. John Baumstark added 11. Borgia Coach Dave Neier needs one more victory to reach six hundred career wins.
St. Louis Christian 59 Pacific 48. The Indians were led by Cullen VanLeer who poured in six three's and finished with 25 points. Tanner Brown chipped in eight.

Friday Scores
Cardinal Ritter 69 St. Clair 60
Carnahan 59 Pacific 51 OT
Washington 56 McCluer North 51
St. Louis Christian 57 Borgia 36

Saturday Schedule
Seventh Place-Pacific 55 St. Clair 48
Consolation-Cardinal Ritter 54 Carnahan 52
Third Place-McClure North 62 Borgia 44
Championship-St. Louis Christian 61 Washington 44

Girls Basketball from the St. James Shoot-Out
Sullivan 50 Park Hills Central 46

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 7 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

2 weeks 1 day ago

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SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 3 min ago

2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.