Local High School Sports-Monday, April 28

Baseball...
Pacific improved to 10-2 overall and 6-0 in the Four Rivers Conference with a 9-3 win over Union Monday afternoon. Pacific jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning with Hunter Finney blasting a two run homer. Hank Vandaveer and James Howie had two hits apiece and Noah Brocato finished with a hit and three batted in. Ryan Howell was the winning pitcher. Nick Schumaker had two hits for Union, now 5-9 and 3-3.
Elsewhere...
St. James 12 Owensville 2

Girls Soccer...
CYC Tournament-First Round...
Washington 4 Columbia 1. Halee Nurnberger scored twice for the Jays.
Union 7 Freeburg 0. Bethany Coons and Kalyn Bigley scored two goals apiece.
Other action...
Warrenton 3 Sullivan 0

Golf...
The Four Rivers Conference Golf Tournament was held at Meramec Lakes in St. Clair.
Sullivan took first with Pacific second and Owensville third.
It's the fifth Four Rivers Conference title and 15th tournament title of the school year for Sullivan athletics.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 18 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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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 21 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.