Local High School Basketball-Friday, March 14

Girls Class 3 Third Place Game
Hermann rebounded from Thursday's semifinal loss to beat Saxony Lutheran 68-53 Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. Hermann shot 52 percent from the floor and hit eight three's and finished 18-of-25 from the line. Karianne Lane scored 26 and Tesla Ruediger added 18 as Hermann ends the season 28-2 under Todd Anderson.

Girls Class 2 Third Place Game
New Franklin pulled down 16 offensive rebounds in a 51-38 win over the New Haven Shamrocks Friday evening. Rachel Steinhoff led the way for New Haven with 14 points followed by Stephanie Gerling with 10. The game was tied at 18 at the half, but the Bulldogs outscored New Haven 33-20 in the second half. Jasmyne Boggs paced New Franklin with 19 points and 12 rebounds. New Haven was in double digits in turnovers for the second day in a row with 10 while the Bulldogs committed just six.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 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 hours ago

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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 2 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.