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

19 hours 19 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Middle Hitter Amanda Vollmer with the Washington High School Volleyball Team. Amanda currently has 58 kills on the year and is averaging more than two kills per game. She also sports a 97.46 serve percentage with seven aces. Amanda is also a good defender with 30 blocks and 38 digs on the season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 hour 1 min ago

Early Tuesday morning, U.S. fighter jets, armed Predator and Reaper drones, and Navy ships launched airstrike attacks against ISIS, deep within Syria. While it is ironic that it was about a year ago at this time that President Obama was seriously considering strikes against Syrian leader Bashir al-Assad, sometimes threats emerge even greater than the last.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm

SPORTS CORNER

48 sec ago

The Cardinals continue their three-game series against the Cubs with the middle game tonight at Wrigley Field. Shelby Miller takes the mound for St. Louis. He's 10-and-9 with a 3.68 ERA. Kyle Hendricks starts for Chicago. He's 7-and-2 with a 2.28 ERA. The series finale is tomorrow night.