NFL Championship Games

The San Francisco 49ers are heading back to the Super Bowl after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC Championship Game. The Niners rallied from 17 points down to move to their first Super Bowl since winning the 1995 title following the '94 season. Colin Kaepernick threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, while Frank Gore ran for 90 yards and a pair of scores for San Francisco, which will face the Baltimore Ravens on February 3rd in New Orleans. The matchup pits Niners coach Jim Harbaugh against his brother, John, of the Ravens. Vernon Davis had five catches for 106 yards and the TD. Matt Ryan threw for 396 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for Atlanta. Julio Jones made 11 catches for two TDs and an Atlanta postseason record 182 yards. Tony Gonzalez added eight catches, 78 yards and a score in defeat.

The Baltimore Ravens are headed to Super Bowl 47 after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, 28-13. Joe Flacco threw for 240 yards with three touchdowns as Baltimore outscored the Pats 21-0 in the second half. Anquan Boldin had five catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns while Torrey Smith ended with 69 yards receiving. Ray Rice had 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground while Bernard Pierce added 52 rushing yards. Tom Brady had 320 yards passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. Stevan Ridley had 70 yards on the ground but fumbled as well. Wes Welker made eight catches for 117 yards and a TD in the loss.

The Super Bowl will match Ravens head coach John Harbaugh against his brother, Jim, of the San Francisco 49ers. It's the first time brothers will ever coach against one another in a Super Bowl. The two coached against each other last season in Baltimore, with the Ravens beating the Niners, 16-6.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 19 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

2 hours 32 sec ago

The Royals could have played with just two players and been fine in a 5-0 shutout of the Cardinals from Kauffman Stadium. Chris Young fired six innings of six-hit ball to improve to 4-and-0. Young walked two and struck out two as the Royals picked up their fourth straight win. Kendrys Morales took care of the offense with a five RBI night. Morales belted a three-run and a two-run home run in the first and third innings.