Show-Me Show-Down

The MSHSAA High School Basketball State Championships are underway in Columbia.

Girls Class 2 Semifinal
Rachel Steinhoff scored 21-points with Emily Kallmeyer pumping in 10 leading the New Haven Lady Shamrocks to a convincing 49-33 victory over Marceline Thursday afternoon. Kayla Meyer pulled down eight rebounds and Steinhoff grabbed seven boards. The Rocks shot 44-percent from the floor while Marceline shot a frigid 22-percent in the first half and 33 percent for the game.

New Haven will Meet Crane in the Championship game Saturday evening at 5:00 at Mizzou Arena. Crane took care of Skyline in the other semifinal 70-51. Crane is 29-3 going into the title game while the Rocks are 21-10. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220 with a 4:45 pregame.

In Class 3, St. James lost to Cameron 68-53. The Lady Tigers will play for third place at 1:40 Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena

State Championships run through Saturday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Softball Player Megan Micke. The Junior Shortstop had a terrific start to the season helping the Jays to a second place finish in the Union Tournament Saturday. In three games, Megan had 11 plate appearances, eight official at-bats, four hits, including a double, an rbi, a stolen base with six runs scored, three walks and two strike outs.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 31 min ago

Matt Holliday singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Cardinals rallied past the Pirates 5-4 in the first of three from Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer earlier in the seventh to tie the game at four. Holliday also had a two-run double in the third for the Redbirds, who have won three straight to take over first place in the NL Central. St.