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

5 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 19 hours ago

Recently released statistics show that immigration to the United States has accounted for 82% of the population growth over the past 8 years.

This may be an alarming fact to a number of people, especially conservatives who do not trust President Obama on this issue. The fact is, however, that this trend has been going on for decades.

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SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 30 min ago

The Wild established the upper hand in a back-and-forth series with a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Scottrade Center. After the Blues took an early lead, the Wild reeled off four goals. Marco Scandella tied it in the first, and then Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu lit the lamp in the second to put Minnesota up for good. Charlie Coyle iced the cake in the final period, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves as the Wild lead the series, 3-2.