Local High School Basketball-Friday, January 18

Boys...
The Washington Blue Jays have lost two straight, falling to Fort Zumwalt South Friday night 55-40. That follows Tuesday's 63-43 set back at the hands of Zumwalt North. The Jays led the Bulldogs 15-9 after one quarter, but were outscored 46-25 the rest of the way to fall to 13-6 overall and 2-2 in the GAC Central. Zumwalt South improves to 13-4 and 3-0. Luke Schroepfer and Ronnie Suggs led the Jays with 12 points apiece. Brad Carpenter added 11. Preston Whitfield paced the Bulldogs with 20.

Elsewhere...

St. James Tournament...
Seventh Place-Union 47 Newburg 42
Championship Semifinals...
Sullivan 56 Hillsboro 43
St. James 58 Rolla 45

Chamois 31 New Haven 24 (overtime)

Borgia 59 Kennedy 48

Montgomery County 61 Owensville 42

Girls...
Fort Zumwalt South 34 Washington 30

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 4 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

2 weeks 3 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 32 min ago

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.