Local High School Basketball

The Washington Blue Jays ended up going 2-2 in the 35th Meramec Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament. The Jays led De Smet 31-24 at the half in the third place game Sunday evening, but were outscored 36-20 in the second half to fall 61-51 to the Spartans. John Barron scored 24 for De Smet while three Jays hit double figures, Brad Carpenter, Luke Schroepfer and Ronnie Suggs with 12 apiece. Washington drops to 9-4 while the Spartans improve to 8-3. Washington will play again Friday at home against Holt.

The girls championship game of the Park Hills Central Holiday Tournament was postponed Monday night and is rescheduled for Wednesday evening. A JV game is scheduled for 6:00 with the varsity teams playing for the championship at 7:30.


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Cross Country Runner Mikayla Reed from Washington High School. Mikayla has already accumulated a lost list of accomplishments in the first couple of years of her high school career. As a Freshman, she was fifth in the 3200 Meter Run at the state track and field championships and had the third fastest time ever by a Freshman. Highlights this year in cross country include first place at the St.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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No matter how many years pass, few of us old enough to understand the scope of what happened on September 11, 2001 will ever forget those video images of planes flying through skyscrapers, which then crumbled into dust. Perhaps out of psychological necessity, we have distanced ourselves from the visceral emotions of that day.



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District Tournaments...
Class 3 District 9 at Union
Sullivan 16 St. James 4
Salem 12 St. Clair 0
Semifinals Thursday
Union vs. Sullivan at 2:15
Owensville vs. Salem at 4:30

Class 4 District 4 at Northwest
Lafayette 4 Rolla 1
Semifinals Thursday
Lafayette vs. Eureka at 4:15
Washington at Northwest at 4:15