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 North Tech in the third place game at 1:40 Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

State Championships run through Saturday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 35 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.