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

4 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings. Carter medalled in several events this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 8 hours ago

"No Justice, No Peace"

Certainly, there was no peace on the streets of Ferguson on the night the grand jury announced it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

The images of a city burning were disturbing, saddening and sickening. Every business torched leaves in its wake families who have lost their source of income, and a community that will find it that much harder to rebuild.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 31 min ago

No. 17 Missouri is going back to the SEC championship. The Tigers scored 18 unanswered points and forced a late turnover to secure a 21-14 win over Arkansas. Missouri, which has won six games in a row, returns to the SEC title game for the second straight season.