High School Basketball-Saturday, March 8

Class 4 District 9 at Borgia High School...
Girls Championship-Borgia 55 Sullivan 29. Janie Arand scored 25 for the Lady Knights.
Boys Championship-Borgia 69 Pacific 66 in overtime. Borgia was led by Walton Eckelkamp with 18 points. Zac Schweissguth and Joe Helfrich added 16 apiece. Cullen VanLeer paced Pacific with 26 followed by Tanner Brown with 16.
Borgia advances to the sectional Wednesday and will face Marshfield at Missouri S&T in Rolla. The girls play at 6:00 and the boys at 7:45.
The Washington girls will play Rock Bridge Wednesday at Camdenton High School at 6:00. We'll broadcast live from both locations on KLPW-AM 1220.

Other basketball Saturday...
Girls Class 2 Quarterfinal
New Haven 42 Neelyville 34. Rachel Steinhoff scored 18 for New Haven. The Shamrocks will play Skyline in the semifinal at 3:20 Thursday at Hearnes Center.

Girls Class 3 Quarterfinal...
Hermann 54 Palmyra 39. Hermann advances to state and will face Ash Grove in the semifinal Thursday at 8:20 at Mizzou Arena

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 19 hours 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

1 day 8 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas