Local High School Sports-Wednesday, May 15

Baseball...
The Borgia Knights took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against the top rated class 4 team in the state, but Westminster showed why they've won 29 games this year, rallying with three runs on four hits, including a bad hop single, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat 4-3. Tony Helfrich had held the Wildcats to two hits before the seventh. He was saddled with the loss. Ben Lovell was the winner. Grant Eckelkamp had three hits for the Knights, who end the season with a 15-7 record. Westminster advances to the state playoffs next week with a 29-3 mark. Caleb Hicks had two hits for Westminster including the game winner.

Elsewhere...

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan.
The host Eagles shut out Eldon 10-0 in ten innings. Sullivan will host Logan-Rogersville in the sectional Tuesday at 4:00

Soccer...
Class 2 District 9 at Borgia...
Union took the title with a 5-0 win over the host Knights. Union will host Helias in the sectional Tuesday evening at 5:00.

Photo provided by the Washington Missourian

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

22 hours 21 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

20 hours 6 min ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.