Local High School Sports-Thursday, January 31

Girls Basketball...
Pacific posted a 67-58 win over St. James. Elizabeth Almo poured in 16 to lead the Lady Indians and Kya Hill added 15. The Lady Indians hit 23 of 33 free throws while St. James hit 9 of 20 from the line. MJ Buschmann led all scorers for the Lady Tigers with 18. It was the first loss of the season for St. James, now 19-1 overall and 2-1 in the Four Rivers Conference. Pacific improved to 15-3 and 2-1.

Hermann topped Owensville 61-40. Tesla Ruediger pumped in 16 and Jamie Gleeson drained 15 for Hermann. The Dutchgirls were led by Hailey Diestelkamp with 10.

Wrestling...
Pacific captured the Four Rivers Conference Championship with a 34-29 win over Union.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 10 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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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 33 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.