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

4 days 8 hours 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 4 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."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

THE BLACK & WHITE ISSUES OF FERGUSON - 10/13/2014 - 11:06am
STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 40 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.