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

4 days 1 hour ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 8 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.