Local High School Sports

Boys Basketball...
Washington defeated Marquette 40-38 in the quarterfinal of the Meramec Christmas Tournament Friday afternoon. The Jays will play CBC in the semifinal at 7:00 Saturday night.

Girls Basketball...
Park Hills Central Holiday Tournament-First Round....
St. James defeated Bismark 73-36. MJ Buschmann scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Lady Tigers. St. James will play Arcadia Valley in the semifinal Saturday at 4:00.

Seckman Holiday Tournament...
Pacific beat Lindbergh 49-40 in the championship game Friday afternoon. Ashley Hill, Kya Hill and Lizza Almo were named to the All-Tournament team

Rolla Holiday Tournament...
St. Clair 43 Sedalia 28.
Friday
Hickmann 57 St. Clair 13.
St. Clair will play Rolla for third place Saturday at 3:30

Basketball away from the tournaments Thursday...
Girls-Hermann 77 Versailles 50
Boys-Versailles 74 Hermann 51

Wrestling...
Washington took second place in the Lindbergh Tournament.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 23 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 5 days ago

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 29 sec ago

The Washington Seniors will play in the Central Plains Regional this week, despite taking second in the state tournament in Sedalia over the weekend. With Iowa unable to put together the required 12-man roster for the tournament, two teams from Missouri get to go.