Local High School Basketball-Tuesday, January 14

Boys...
Borgia jumped out to an early lead, then trailed briefly before rallying back to finish the first quarter with a 16-10 lead and never trailed again in a 58-41 win over Howell Central in first round action from the Washington Tournament. Walton Eckelkamp hit four three pointers and finished the game with 20 points. Joe Helfrich added 12. The Spartans were paced by Marc Crawford with 11. The Knights improve to 8-2 while Howell Central dips to 6-5.
In the other first round game, St. Charles beat Fort Zumwalt East 77-25.

Elsewhere...

Sullivan 71 Salem 48. Justin Biermann scored 20 and Heath Schatz 19 for Sullivan

Orchard Farm 70 Warrenton 59

Owensville dropped to 0-10 with a 54-46 loss to Steelville

Cuba 69 Union 59

Girls...
Union Tournament-First Round
Sullivan 61 Union 19
Washington erased a 10 point deficit in the final minute and forced overtime against St. Charles West, but the Lady Warriors prevailed 55-49.

South Callaway Tournament-First Round
Hermann 77 Montgomery County 32
New Haven 54 New Bloomfield 32. Rachel Steinhoff scored 15 with Emily Kallmeyer, Stephanie Gerling and Kayla Meyer in double figures as well.
North Callaway 47 South Callaway 29
Russelville 48 Harrisburg 45

Elsewhere...

Owensville downed Cuba 55-38

Wrestling...
Washington 66 Warrenton 18

St. Clair tied Principia at 36 and lost to MICDS 36-33

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 10 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

11 hours 33 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.