Local High School Sports-Thursday, January 16

Boys Basketball...
Washington Tournament-Consolation Semifinals...
Westminster 63 St. Clair 33. Shane Benes scored 24 for the Wildcats while Reno Jones led St. Clair with 10.
Francis Howell Central 56 Fort Zumwalt East 36

Elsewhere...

Winfield 46 Warrenton 43

Girls Basketball...
Union Tournament-Championship Semifinals...
Eureka 52 Borgia 44. Jessica Moore scored 19 for Eureka. Borgia was paced by Megan Jensen with 14.
Sullivan held on for a 37-34 win over St. Charles West

South Callaway Tournament-Championship Semifinal
Hermann defeated New Haven 53-39 behind 16 points apiece from Karinne Lane and Jamie Gleeson. Rachel Steinhoff scored 13 for New Haven.
Consolation Semifinal...
New Bloomfield 56 Montgomery County 34

Warrenton Tournament-Consolation Final...
Warrenton held on for a 66-60 win over the St. Louis Patriettes.

Away from the tournaments...

Pacific 54 Cuba 33. Kya Hill drained 17 for Pacific and Shelby Whitaker 10 for Cuba

St. Clair knocked off Northwest 34-27

Wrestling...
St. Clair 42 Sullivan 31
Park Hills 38 Sullivan 24

Pacific downed McCluer 42-19
Westminster beat Pacific 42-32

Washington topped Union 52-15. Individual highlight-Union's Dalton Kuenzil pinned Kyle Summers handing Summers his first loss of the season.

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

14 hours 34 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.