Local Hoops-Friday, March 1

The girls semifinals in Class 4 District 9 at Pacific.
Pacific 56 Owensville 35. The Lady Indians were led by Elizabeth Almo and Ashley Hill with 15 points apiece. Emily Ellis scored 10 for the Dutchgirls.

Sullivan beat Borgia 51-42 behind 14 points from Taylor Lucas and 13 from Sierra Pryor. Borgia was led by Janie Arand with 14.

Looking ahead to Saturday....

The Class 4 District 9 Tournament wraps up with the girls final between Sullivan and Pacific at 6:00, followed by the boys title game between Borgia and Sullivan at 7:30.
Both will be broadcast live on AM 1220.

Elsewhere...

Two girls teams from the Four Rivers Conference have state playoff quarterfinal games....

Class 2-New Haven will play Neelyville at the Farmington Civic Center. New Haven is 19-10 and Neelyville is 22-8

Class 3-St. James will face Ash Grove at Drury University in Springfield. St. James is 24-4 while Ash Grove is 24-6.

Games times are 7:45.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 20 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 5 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

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

1 day 23 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.