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

3 days 22 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.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.