High School Volleyball State Championships

Class 3
Borgia won the state title with a two set win over Carl Junction 25-23 25-21. The two had split the first round of pool play the day before. Audrey Arand led the way in kills with seven in the title match followed by Sarah Geatley and Emma Kriete with five kills each. Janie Arand finished with 21-assists. Borgia ends the season with a 33-3-2 record under Coach Brad Bruns. It's the 10th state volleyball title in Borgia history.

Class 2
The Hermann Bearcats set the record for most state titles with 12 following a 25-22 25-18 win over St. Pius of Festus. Hermann went in tied with Incarnate Word with 11 state championships each, but the Bearcats overcame a loss to St. Pius in pool play Friday to claim a straight set win in the championship game Saturday. Emilie Diebal finished the match with eight kills. Jamie Gleeson, the Four Rivers Conference Player of the Year, followed with seven. Tesla Ruediger recorded 10-digs. Hermann ends the season with a 26-14 record under Coach Linda Lampkin.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 16 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

2 days 13 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

3 hours 46 sec 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