Cards-NL Champs

The magic for rookie Michael Wacha and the Cardinals will continue into the Fall Classic. The season ended with a thud for Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wacha allowed two hits over seven shutout innings and the Cardinals used a bevy of seeing-eye hits to finish off the Dodgers, 9-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. St. Louis is off to the World Series for the second time in three years, thanks in part to a 22-year-old right-hander who has been dominant in the playoffs. Wacha (3-0), who struck out five, lowered his ERA to 0.43 in the postseason. That includes throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings of a 1-0, Game 2 win over Kershaw. Carlos Beltran and Shane Robinson each knocked in two runs.
Wacha also got credit for an RBI during a five-run fifth inning, when the
Cardinals built their lead to nine runs. Kershaw (1-2) surrendered 10 hits and seven runs over four-plus frames for the NL West champions, who haven't been
to the World Series since winning the title in 1988. Making their fourth trip
to the World Series in 10 years, the Cardinals now await the winner of the
ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Boston leads that set 3-2
and can advance to the Fall Classic with a win at Fenway Park Saturday night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 7 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 6 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

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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.