Local High School Basketball-Tuesday, December 10

The Washington Blue Jays trailed the Parkway Central Colts from the first basket to the closing seconds of regulation, but manufactured a 61-60 double overtime win at Blue Jay Gym. Brad Carpenter tied the game at 46 with a three at the end of regulation and then Jacob Mulkey won it with a three in the closing seconds of the second overtime. The Jays overcame a lackluster night from the floor shooting just 30-percent. Ronnie Suggs led the way with 30 points followed by Brad Carpenter with 20 and Jacob Mulkey with 11. Nathan Biggs scored 20 for the Colts. Washington improves to 4-0 while Parkway Central dropped to 3-1.

Elsewhere in boys basketball...

Rolla 66 St. James 42
New Haven posted a 57-27 win over Grandview
Hermann topped Wright City 64-52 with Collin Hart draining 32 points. Craig Winkelmann dropped in 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
Sullivan defeated Warrenton 66-42. Justin Biermann and Heath Schatz scored 14 points apiece.

Girls...
Borgia 68 Villa Duchesne 51
Eldon 49 Union 29
Sullivan 60 Waynesville 48

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 15 min 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 23 hours ago

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 1 min ago

2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.