Local High School Sports-Wednesday, May 15

Baseball...
The Borgia Knights took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against the top rated class 4 team in the state, but Westminster showed why they've won 29 games this year, rallying with three runs on four hits, including a bad hop single, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat 4-3. Tony Helfrich had held the Wildcats to two hits before the seventh. He was saddled with the loss. Ben Lovell was the winner. Grant Eckelkamp had three hits for the Knights, who end the season with a 15-7 record. Westminster advances to the state playoffs next week with a 29-3 mark. Caleb Hicks had two hits for Westminster including the game winner.

Elsewhere...

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan.
The host Eagles shut out Eldon 10-0 in ten innings. Sullivan will host Logan-Rogersville in the sectional Tuesday at 4:00

Soccer...
Class 2 District 9 at Borgia...
Union took the title with a 5-0 win over the host Knights. Union will host Helias in the sectional Tuesday evening at 5:00.

Photo provided by the Washington Missourian

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 45 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.