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

5 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 1 day ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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