Local High School Sports Scoreboard-Thursday, October 10

Softball...
Class 3 District 9
Union jumped out to a 5-0 lead, then held on to beat the Borgia Knights 5-3 in the semifinal game last yesterday afternoon. Janna Ruether went the distance with five strike outs and no walks and Shelby Miller finished the game with four hits and a run scored. Borgia was lead at the plate by Katelyn Gratza who finished with four hits. The Knights end the season with a 15-10 record. Union advances to the championship game with a 19-6 record and will face top seed Sullivan at 4:30 this afternoon. Sullivan had no problem with Salem in a 10-0 five inning game last evening. Tessa Johanning pitched a no hitter, improving her record to 15-4 on the season.
Elsewhere...
Class 4 District 3
Washington had the season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to Lafayette in the semifinal.

Class 3 District 7
Warrenton beat Fulton 5-1

Soccer...
St. Dominic 2 Borgia 0
Union 4 Sullivan 0
Pacific 5 St. Clair 0

Volleyball...
Pacific over Sullivan in three sets 25-12 18-25 26-24
Hermann topped Owensville in two 26-24 25-14
Union defeated St. Clair 28-26 25-9
New Haven downed St. James 25-6 25-10
Borgia beat Rosati-Kain 25-13 25-18

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 6 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.

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2 weeks 1 day ago

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SPORTS CORNER

7 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.