Local High School Basketball-Tuesday, November 26

Borgia/Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament...
Nick Ziegler scored 39 points and was perfect from the free throw line going 18-for-18 leading the Union Wildcats to a 91-68 win over the O'Fallon Christian Eagles last night. Tanner Bunch drained six three pointers and finished with 20 points.

Borgia shot 57 percent from the floor and 42 percent on three's in a 63-21 win over St. Clair. Joe Helfrich scored 14 with Zac Schweissguth pumping in 13 and Walton Eckelkamp 11. Reno Jones paced the Bulldogs with 11 points.

Elsewhere last night...

Boys...
Fatima outscored St. James 84-77
New Haven beat Belle 48-40. Kyle Ruediger scored 14 for New Haven with Seth Schenck adding 11.
Montgomery County edged out Hermann 71-70. Josh Oetterer scored 20 for Hermann with Craig Winkelmann pumping in 19.
Newburg 58 Owensville 35

Girls...
Washington posted a 44-37 win over St. Clair. Paige Carpenter scored 16 and Kyra Hardesty chipped in 15.
Hermann had no problem with Montgomery County 83-18. Jamie Gleeson drained 27.
Sullivan beat Jefferson City 42-21
St. James beat Waynesville 61-55

Wrestling...
St. Clair defeated Herculaneum 47-35.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 14 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 1 day ago

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 4 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.