Local High School Sports-Tuesday, January 21

Boys Basketball...
Borgia outscored Pacific 7-5 in overtime to beat the Indians 60-58 in front of raucous crowd at Pacific High School. Pacific's Jeff Hinkle hit a shot to tie the game at 53 at the end of regulation but Adam Meyer drained the game winner with 12 seconds left in the extra session to send Borgia into the win column. The final shot from Cullen VanLeer bounced off the front of the rim as time expired. Borgia was led by Zach Schweissguth with 17 points as the Knights improved to 10-3. Cullen VanLeer drained 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for the Indians, now 9-4. They could meet again next week in the Union Tournament. Borgia and Pacific are the top two seeds in the bracket.

Elsewhere...

At the St. James Tournament-First Round...
Blair Oaks 58 Salem 42
Rolla 52 Newburg 32

Cuba 61 Owensville 31

New Haven 45 Linn 38

Washington 62 Fort Zumwalt North 52. Ronnie Suggs scored 21 for the Jays with Brad Carpenter adding 12.

Park Hills Central 67 St. Clair 61. The Bulldogs were led by Reno Jones with 21 and Damon Arnold with 16.

Hermann 58 Chamois 29 with Josh Oetterer scoring 12 for the Bearcats.

Girls...
Hermann 43 Chamois 36. Karinne Lane scored 15 for Hermann

Sullivan 54 Visitation 39

Waynesville 48 Union 39

Washington 64 Fort Zumwalt North 30. Kyra Hardesty finished with 17 with Rachel Kackley adding 13 and Courtney Kedroski 12.

Wrestling...
Union posted two wins last night, 54-21 over Sullivan and 48-23 over St. James.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 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 3 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

15 hours 36 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.