Rizzo Powers Cubs Past Cardinals

Anthony Rizzo stroked a two-run single and a solo homer to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-5 in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Welington Castillo went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Chicago, which built an early 5-2 lead against Adam Wainwright. Travis Wood pitched seven innings of three-run ball for his second win. Hector Rondon worked the ninth for his second save. Wainwright allowed all six runs in five innings of work to fall to 5-and-2 with the loss. Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI for St. Louis, which has lost three of its last four games.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 5 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

4 days 3 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

1 day 16 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas