Sports Coverage

Billikens Take On Southern Illinois
The Saint Louis Billikens are back in action tomorrow with a game against Southern Illinois at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens beat Tennessee State 80-63 on Wednesday to improve to 6-and-2 on the season. Tomorrow's game gets underway at 3:00 PM. In other college basketball action tomorrow, Lindenwood visits Kansas City, Missouri State hosts Bradley, Eastern Illinois has a home game against Blackburn College, SIU-Edwardsville welcomes Troy, and Western Illinois hosts Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

Mizzou Hosts SEMO
The Mizzou Tigers will try to stay undefeated when they take on Southeast Missouri State at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. The Tigers are coming off an 88-84 overtime win over Wichita State on Sunday, and they're 8-and-0 in their first season with Dennis Gates at the helm. Sunday's game tips off at 3:00 PM.

Blues Collapse In Third Period
The St. Louis Blues gave up three goals in the third period during a 6-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at Enterprise Center. The Blues took an early two-goal lead after Pavel Buchnevich scored in the first period and Noel Acciari opened the second with a goal. However, the game was tied at three heading into Carolina's three-goal third. Torey Krug and Ryan O'Reilly also lit the lamp in the losing effort. St. Louis is now in sixth-place in the Central Division with 22 points at 11-12-and-0. The Blues visit the Penguins tomorrow night.

High School Sports-Friday, December 2nd
Boys Basketball

Borgia at DuBourg-7:00 on KLPW FM 92.7/AM 1220/


Montgomery County Tournament-7th Place-New Haven vs. Wellsville-7:30.

Sullivan Tournament
Consolation-Sullivan vs. Cuba-4:30
3rd Place-St. James vs. Capital City-6:00
Championship-Steelville vs. Potosi-7:30

Hillsboro at Pacific

Owensville at Salem

Girls Basketball

Marquette Tournament Championship-Owensville vs. St. Joseph's Academy-7:00.

St. Clair at Herculaneum

Girls Wrestling-Washington will compete in the Chip Allison Patriot Classic at Parkway South High School.

High School Sports-Thursday, December 1st
Boys Basketball 
Sullivan Tournament 
Sullivan 61 Farmington 59
Potosi 76 Capital City 60
Steelville 59 St. James 41

Montgomery County Tournament
DJ Long drained four 3 pointers and finished with 28 points leading Mexico to a 66-64 win over Hermann.  The game was tied at 54 going into the 4th quarter.  Parker Anderson logged a double-double for Hermann, 23 points and 10 rebounds.  Reese Rehmert added 15 and Connor Coffey 10 for the 2-1 Bearcats.  

Jace Eskew hit 4 deep and finished with 20 points leading Bowling Green to a 57-32 win over New Haven.  Andrew Noelke scored 9 for New Haven, now 0-3.

Girls Basketball 
Union 88 Gateway STEM 13.  The Wildcats improve to 3-0. 
Teresa Laramie posted 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals leading Notre Dame to a 47-42 win at Borgia.  Borgia drops to 0-3. 
Warrenton 44 Silex 32

New Haven Boys JV Tournament
Sullivan 54 New Haven 28
Washington 48 Owensville 30

Nine Mizzou Football Players Set To Transfer
The Mizzou Tigers football team will have a lot of roster spots to fill at the end of the season. Nine players have already announced their plans to transfer once the window opens on December 5th. Among those leaving is wide receiver Dominic Lovett, who caught 56 passes for 846 yards and three touchdowns this season. Special teamer Zachary Lovett, defensive back DJ Jackson, and quarterback Tyler Macon are also leaving the program. The players that are sticking with the Tigers will learn their bowl game on Sunday.

Blues Host Hurricanes
The St. Louis Blues will try to end a cold stretch when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Enterprise Center tonight. The Blues have lost three of their last four games after suffering a 4-1 defeat against the Dallas Stars on Monday. St. Louis is tied for fourth-place in the Central Division with 22 points and an 11-11-and-0 record. Tonight's game gets underway at 7:00 PM.

Billikens Beat Tennessee State
The Saint Louis Billikens got back in the win column with an 80-63 win over Tennessee State at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens took a ten-point lead to halftime before pouring in 44 points in the second half. Javon Pickett and Javonte Perkins each scored 15 points in the win, and Yuri Collins dished out 20 assists. The 6-and-2 Billikens host Southern Illinois on Saturday. In other college basketball action yesterday, Lindenwood smoked East-West University 103-56, Missouri State beat UIC 66-51, Eastern Illinois fell to Northern Illinois 90-70, Southern Illinois crushed Evansville 80-53, and Western Illinois took down Southern Indiana 86-78.

High School Sports-Wednesday, November 30th
Girls Basketball 
Montgomery County Tournament-Semifinals. 
Montgomery County edged New Haven 40-33.  Malia Rodgers drained 25 points for the Wildcats.  New Haven was led by Brenna Langenberg with 15 points and Alayna Lagemann with 10.

Hermann beat Wellsville 45-39 behind 19 points and 4 rebounds from Ava Hughes.  Kennedie Witthaus drained 8 points with Holly Heldt chipping in 4 points and a team leading 8 rebounds.  Hermann moves to 2-0.  Janelle Bockelman scored 10 for Wellsville.  

Marquette Tournament-Semifinal-Owensville needed overtime to slip past Fort Zumwalt West 53-48.  Camryn Caldwell posted 16 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds.  Ali Daniels added 15 points and 4 assists.  The Dutchgirls advance to the championship game with a 4-0 record.  

Fatima Tournament-Semifinal-Fatima beat St. James 52-39.  Ali Robertson pumped in 16 for the Comets.  The Tigers were led by Emily Recker with 12 and Livi Herron with 9.  St. James, now 3-1, will go up against Moberly in the 3rd place game Saturday.   


Summit 50 Sullivan 46.  Sullivan was led by Abby Peterson with 24 points.  Dakayla McClain and Hayli Venable chipped in 6 each for the Eagles, now 0-2. 

New Haven Boys JV Tournament
Owensville 43 Sullivan 38
Hermann 64 Union 57
St. James 39 St. Clair 35

USMNT Advances In World Cup; Wins 1-0 Over Iran
It's on to the Round of 16 for the U.S. men's soccer team. The U.S. beat Iran 1-0 in their final group game at the World Cup in Qatar. The only goal was scored by Christian Pulisic [[ poo-lis-ick ]], who was subbed out at halftime after injuring himself on the play. U.S. soccer announced the star winger has a pelvic contusion and his status is day-to-day. The team will face The Netherlands on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m Eastern time.

Week 14 College Football Playoff Rankings
A new top four has been revealed in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia maintains its spot as the top-ranked team in the nation as it heads into the SEC championship game against LSU this weekend. Michigan climbed to Number-2 after last week's impressive win over Ohio State. The Buckeyes fell to fifth in the rankings. TCU rose to Number-3, while USC was the newcomer at the fourth and final spot in the Playoff. Alabama, Tennessee, Penn State, Clemson and Kansas State rounded out the top-10 of the rankings.

Billikens Host Tennessee State
The Saint Louis Billikens look to get back into the win column when they host Tennessee State at Chaifetz Arena tonight. The Billikens lost to number-19 Auburn 65-60 on Sunday to fall to 5-and-2. Tonight's game gets underway at 8:00 PM. In other college basketball action yesterday, SIU-Edwardsville crushed St. Ambrose 89-54. Today, Lindenwood hosts East-West University, Missouri State visits UIC, Eastern Illinois welcomes Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois is at Evansville, and Western Illinois is at home against Southern Indiana.

Mizzou Sneaks Past Wichita State
The Mizzou Tigers are still undefeated following an 88-84 overtime win over Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena. D'Moi Hodge hit a game-tying free throw with under 15 seconds left in regulation to send the game to an extra period. Missouri began overtime with a 6-0 scoring run and was able to hold off the Shockers the rest of the way. Noah Carter poured in 20 points in the victory, while Hodge chipped in with 19. The 8-and-0 Tigers host Southeast Missouri State this Sunday.

Wainwright Joins Team USA For WBC
Adam Wainwright will begin is final season of baseball as a pitcher on Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The MLB announced yesterday that Wainwright will join Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt on the squad. The 41-year-old pitcher went 11-and-12 with a 3-point-71 ERA in 32 stars with St. Louis in 2022, and 2023 will be his last season in the league.

High School Sports-Tuesday, November 29th
Boys Basketball 
Union held off Washington 48-43 to improve to 3-1 on the season.  The Blue Jays drop to 2-2.  

Adam Rickman drained 20 points and Grant Schroeder added 18, including 9 of 11 from the line, and Borgia gutted out a 44-41 win at Eureka in overtime.  Both teams played tough defense.  Mason Dunlap led the Wildcats with 13 points.  Borgia improves to 4-0 and Eureka drops to 1-1.

Sullivan Tournament 
Farmington 44 Cuba 43. 

Montgomery County Tournament 
Colby Lancaster pumped in 19 points leading Fulton to a 63-21 win over New Haven.  Andrew Noelke scored 9 for the Shamrocks, now 0-2. 
Conner Coffey led Hermann with 24 points, including 7 of 8 from the line, as the Bearcats knocked off Clopton 62-51.  Parker Anderson added 20 points and Reese Rehmert hit 4 three pointers and finished with 12 points.  Hermann is 2-0.  Kane Eivens paced Clopton with 17 points.  

Winfield Tournament
Winfield dropped Warrenton 54-41 to move to 1-2.  Warrenton drops to 1-1.  

Blair Oaks downed Owensville 61-21.  Bryce Payne and Charles Hazelwood scored 6 points each for the Dutchmen.  Owensville is 1-3. 

Girls Basketball
Kelsey Brake led a balanced attack with 10 points and Union took out Washington 54-18.  Sophia Helling and Ava Sykes added 9 each and Ava Eagan chipped in 8 as the Wildcats improved to 2-0.  The Blue Jays, now 1-2, were led by Cierra Murrell with 8 points and Gabby Lindemann with 6.  

Pacific posted a 41-34 win at Borgia and improved to 1-1.  Borgia, now 0-2, was led by Clara Nowak with 11 points and Celia Gildehaus with 8.  

Mizzou Basketball Visits Wichita State
The Mizzou Tigers go for their eighth-straight win when they visit the Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena tonight. New head coach Dennis Gates has led Missouri to an undefeated 7-and-0 start. The Tigers dominated Houston Christian in a 105-69 victory over the weekend. Tonight's game begins at 7:00 PM. In college basketball action yesterday, Southeast Missouri State lost to Milwaukee 84-68. Tonight, SIU-Edwardsville hosts St. Ambrose.

St. Louis City SC Signs Free Agent
St. Louis' newest major sports franchise is making a splash in free agency. St. Louis City SC signed former Vancouver defender Jake Nerwinski to a two-year contract yesterday. The deal also includes an option for the 2025 campaign. Nerwinski started 20 of his 24 appearances for the Whitecaps last season and had four scoring attempts during the season.

Blues Fall To Stars
The St. Louis Blues gave up three goals in the third period of their 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars at Enterprise Center. St. Louis never led in the game, but Brandon Saad got the Blues within one with less than seven minutes left in regulation before the Stars pulled away. The Blues have dropped three of their last four, but they remain tied for fourth-place in the Central Division with 22 points and an 11-11-and-0 record. St. Louis hosts Carolina on Thursday night.

KLPW Student/Athlete of the Week
Carter Short-Junior Forward-St. Clair Basketball.


Carter posted a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds leading St. Clair to a season opening 61-48 win over Newburg last week. 

He was 7 for 9 from the floor and 3 for 4 from the free throw line. 

Carter also posted 1 steal.

His Sophomore year, Short averaged 8.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.  

Mizzou Football Earns Bowl Eligibility
The Mizzou Tigers held off the Arkansas Razorbacks in a 29-27 win at Faurot Field on Friday. Luther Burden caught a 23-yard touchdown from Brady Cook early in the third quarter to take a five-point lead. The Tigers defense forced a couple of three-and-outs in the fourth quarter, and Arkansas ran out of time on its final possession. Cook picked up 138 rushing yards and a score on the ground, and he also passed for 242 yards and a touchdown. Dominic Lovett caught six passes for 130 yards. The win was Mizzou's sixth of the season, and it grants the team bowl eligibility. The Tigers finish the 2022 regular season tied for fourth-place in the SEC East with a 3-and-5 conference record. They'll find out which Bowl Game they'll play in next month. In other college football action over the weekend, Southeast Missouri State lost to Montana 34-24 in the first round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday.

Mizzou Basketball Crushes Houston Christian
The Mizzou Tigers remain undefeated in the Dennis Gates-era following a 105-69 victory over Houston Christian at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Missouri took a 24-point lead to halftime and never looked back. DeAndre Gholston poured in 22 points, while Kobe Brown added 19. The 7-and-0 Tigers visit Wichita State tomorrow night. The Saint Louis Billikens put up a good fight during a 65-60 loss to number-16 Auburn at Neville Arena yesterday. Francis Okoro scored with under five minutes left in regulation to give Saint Louis a five-point lead, but Auburn ended the game with a 12-2 run. Javon Pickett scored 16 points in the losing effort. The 5-and-2 Billikens host Tennessee State on Wednesday night. In college basketball action on Friday, Lindenwood was crushed by number-14 Illinois 92-59, Missouri State fell to UNC-Wilmington 68-54, and Eastern Illinois went down against Ohio 78-67. On Saturday, Missouri State was defeated by Ball State 67-64, Southeast Missouri State beat Boston 63-52, Eastern Illinois lost to Alabama State 67-58, SIU-Edwardsville took down Kansas City 64-54, and Western Illinois was crushed by Youngstown State 88-64. Yesterday, Missouri State earned a 76-64 win over Oakland, and Southeast Missouri State fell to UC-Davis 73-71. Tonight, the Redhawks take on Milwaukee at 7:00 PM.

Blues Come Back To Beat Panthers In OT
The St. Louis Blues overcame a three-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime at FLA Live Arena on Saturday. Ryan O'Reilly and Jordan Kyrou each scored in the final frame of regulation to pull the Blues within one before Vladimir Tarasenko netted the game-tying goal. Kyrou lit the lamp in the second minute of overtime to secure a the victory. The Blues are tied for fourth-place in the Central Division with 22 points and an 11-10-and-0 record. St. Louis hosts Dallas tonight.

High School Sports-Monday, November 28th
Girls Basketball 
Montgomery County Tournament. 
Holly Heldt pumped in 17 points leading Hermann to a 56-44 win over Fulton.  Karigan Lane added 12 for the Bearcats.  Fulton was led by Kier Henderson with 11.   
New Haven 40 Clopton 39.  Alayna Lagemann drained 18 points and Brenna Langenberg added 12.  Braya Smith led Clopton with 12.  

Marquette Tournament-Emma Daniels filled the stat sheet with 36 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists leading Owensville past Orchard Farm 79-52.  Ella Gehlert logged a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  Camryn Caldwell 8 points and 6 assists and Ali Daniels 7 points and 8 assists for the 3-0 Dutchgirls.  Camryn Nelson netted 13 for the Eagles. 

Fatima Tournament-St. James pounded Sedalia Smith-Cotton 90-40.  Livi Herron led the Tigers with 23 points.  Kendall Costoplos added 13 and Rylee Hancock 11.  St. James improves to 3-0.  

Boys Basketball
FCNB Bank It Sullivan Tournament-First Round
St. James edged Cuba 45-42 behind 13 points from Peyton Gruver.  The Tigers improve to 1-1.  Cuba is 0-1.  
Potosi 53 Sullivan 19.  Sullivan was held to 3 points in the second half.  
Steelville 57 Farmington 38.

New Haven Boys JV Tournament
Union 62 St. Clair 26
Hermann 44 St. James 20
Washington 53 New Haven 16

Report: Mizzou's Lovett Plans To Enter Transfer Portal
Missouri's leading receiver this season could be leaving the program. first reported that Dominic Lovett plans enter the NCAA transfer portal on December 5th. Lovett posted a team-high 56 catches for 846 yards and three touchdowns this season for the Tigers, who finished the regular season 6-and-6 overall.

Point scores twice for Lightning in victory against Blues
Brayden Point had two goals and an assist for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Amalie Arena on Friday. Brandon Hagel had a goal and an assist, and Nikita Kucherov had three assists for the Lightning (12-7-1), who have won five of their past six games. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves. "We're starting to gel a little bit more, I think," Point said. "Plays are becoming cleaner, we're breaking out cleaner, pucks are hitting tape and guys are feeling more confident. The execution of the game plan has been much better." Pavel Buchnevich and Jordan Kyrou each had a goal and an assist for the Blues (10-10-0), who have lost consecutive games after a seven-game winning streak. Jordan Binnington made 22 saves. "You've got to have urgency right away in the game," St. Louis coach Craig Berube said. "If you don't, you can get behind. Every individual, it's their job to be ready to go with urgency, doing the right things and making hard plays."

Football Is Bowl Eligible After 29-27 Battle Line Win Over Arkansas
Luther Burden III caught a short pass from Brady Cook on Missouri's first possession of the second half, spun out of an attempted tackle by Arkansas' Quincey McAdoo and sprinted 23 yards for a touchdown to give the Tigers (6-6, 3-5) a 26-21 lead. Harrison Mevis added a 29-yard field goal and the defense made it stand up in a 29-27 victory over the Razorbacks (6-6, 3-5) Friday on Faurot Field. The victory makes the Tigers bowl eligible for the third year in a row, the first time since MU had seven bowl appearances in a row from 2007-2011, and brings trophy in The Battle Line Rivalry presented by Shelter Insurance® back to Columbia.

High School Sports-Saturday, November 26th
High School Basketball 
Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament. 
7th Place-Owensville 73 Metro 45
Consolation-Union 74 Pacific 54
3rd Place-Washington 60 Fort Zumwalt North 56
Championship-Borgia 58 University City 53
All Tournament Team
Amari Faluke-Metro
Will Lauth-Owensville
Jack Meyer-Pacific
Ryan Rapert-Union
Kobe Anderson-FZN
Mark Hensley-Washington
Adyn Kleinheider-Washington
Jayden Creighton-U-City
Miyel Taylor-U-City
Brody Denbow-Borgia
Grant Schroeder-Borgia
KLPW MVP-Adam Rickman-Borgia

Football-Class 3 Semifinal-Reeds Spring 49 Sullivan 20

Girls Basketball
Quincy, Notre Dame 65 Warrenton 34

Mizzou Football Hosts Arkansas
The Mizzou Tigers will try to become bowl-eligible when they take on Arkansas in the regular season finale at Faurot Field today. The Tigers are 5-and-6 overall after a 45-14 rout of New Mexico State last weekend. Mizzou is tied for last place in the SEC East with a 2-and-5 conference mark, but they've never lost to the Razorbacks in Columbia. Today's game kicks off at 2:30PM. In other program news, three-star receiver Daniel Blood announced his commitment to Mizzou yesterday.

Billikens Play Against Auburn
The Saint Louis Billikens seek a big upset when they visit the number-16 Auburn Tigers at Auburn Arena on Sunday. The Billikens crushed Paul Quinn 96-53 on Wednesday to improve to 5-and-1 on the season. Sunday's game begins at 2:00 PM. In college basketball action today, Lindenwood is at number-14 Illinois, Missouri State takes on UNC Wilmington in the Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship, and Eastern Illinois visits Ohio. Tomorrow, Southeast Missouri State goes up against Boston in the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tournament, Missouri State will play either Vermont or Ball State, Eastern Illinois faces Alabama State, Western Illinois hosts Youngstown State, and SIU-Edwardsville is at Kansas City. On Sunday, Missouri State plays in the final round of its Bahamas tournament, and Southeast Missouri State takes on UC-Davis.

Mizzou Basketball Takes On Houston Christian
The Mizzou Tigers go for their seventh win in a row when they host Houston Christian at Mizzou Arena tomorrow morning. The Tigers are 6-and-0 in their first year under head coach Dennis Gates, and they're coming off a dominant 89-51 win over Coastal Carolina on Wednesday. Tomorrow's game tips off at 11:00 AM.

Blues Visit Lightning
The St. Louis Blues will try to get back in the win column when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena tonight. The Blues had their seven-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday when they fell to the Sabres 6-2. St. Louis is in fourth place in the Central Division with 20 points and a 10-9-and-0 record. Tonight's game gets underway at 7:00 PM.

Billikens Host Paul Quinn
The Saint Louis Billikens return to the hardwood to host Paul Quinn at Chaifetz Arena tonight. The Billikens are 4-and-1 after earning a 76-73 victory over Providence in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday. Tonight's contest gets underway at 7:00 PM.

Mizzou Hosts Coastal Carolina
The Mizzou Tigers try to stay undefeated when they host Coastal Carolina at Mizzou Arena tonight. The Tigers are 5-and-0 in their first season under head coach Dennis Gates. Mizzou is coming off an 83-62 rout of Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. Tonight's game tips off at 6:00 PM.

Pujols Wins NL Comeback POTY
Major League Baseball is announcing the winner of the 2022 National League Comeback Player of the Year. St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Albert Pujols earned the award in his final big-league season. The 42-year-old hit 24 home runs and posted an .895 OPS in 2022. He also became the fourth player in league history to hit 700 home runs, and he finished second all-time in runs batted in.

Blues Visit Sabres
The St. Louis Blues seek their eighth win in a row when they visit the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center tonight. The Blues have been streaky to begin the year, winning their first three games before losing their next eight. Since then, St. Louis is on a seven-game winning streak following a 3-1 win over the Ducks on Monday. The Blues are in fourth place in the Central Division with 20 points at 10-8-and-0. Tonight's game begins at 6:00 PM.

Week 13 College Football Playoff Rankings
The top four teams are remaining the same in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia is once again leading the nation as the number one team. The Bulldogs are followed by Ohio State, Michigan and TCU. These are the only undefeated teams remaining in the FBS. Tennessee dropped from fifth to 10th after losing to South Carolina. After securing big wins in Week 12, Texas and Louisville are making an appearance in the rankings. The Longhorns are 23rd and the Cardinals are 25th. Oklahoma State and NC State were the only two teams to drop out of the CFP rankings.

High School Sports-Wednesday, November 23rd
Boys Basketball 
Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament-First Round 
Borgia 77 Metro 38
Washington 64 Union 52

Heritage Community Bank 3 for 3.  HCB will donate three dollars to Borgia, Washington and Union for every three point basket this season.
Number of three pointers Wednesday night.
Borgia 7 
Washington 4
Union 6

Schedule Friday night.
Union vs. Metro-3:00-SPORTS STREAM
Pacific vs. Owensville-4:30-SPORTS STREAM.
Borgia vs. Washington-6:00-ON AIR.

49ers Cruise To Monday Night Win Over Cardinals In Mexico
The 49ers have won each of their last three games after blowing out the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 in Mexico City. Jimmy Garoppolo led San Francisco to victory after throwing for 228 yards and four touchdowns. George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk each caught a pair of scores in the win. The Niners are now tied atop the NFC West at 6-and-4. Colt McCoy got the start under center for the injured Kyler Murray. McCoy completed 24 of 34 passes for 218 yards and an interception. Arizona is now third in the division with a record of 4-and-7.

High School Sports-Tuesday, November 22nd
Boys Basketball
Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament-First Round
Fort Zumwalt North had 4 players in double figures in a 60-38 win over Owensville.  Bobby Edwards and Lynden Sanders scored 13 points each with Trent Menke adding 12 and Kobe Anderson 11.  Austin Luecke and Will Lauth led Owensville with 8 points each.  

Lee Williams posted 15 points and 3 rebounds leading University City to a 61-45 win over Pacific.  Jayden Creighton logged a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kobe Jones added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.  Pacific was led by Jack Meyer with 18 points.  

Hermann pounded Wright City 77-34

St. Clair erased an 8 point half-time deficit, outscoring Newburg 39-18 in the second half for a 61-48 victory.  St. Clair outscored Newburg 39-18 in the second half.  Sophomore Johnny Chapman drained 18 points with Carter Short adding 17 and Isaac Nunez 13.  

Belle beat New Haven 55-34.  Andrew Noelke scored 10 points for the Shamrocks. 

Girls Basketball
Owensville moved to 2-0 with a 69-49 win over Capital City.  Emma Daniels logged 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.  Ali Daniels added 9 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals.  Camryn Caldwell 17 points and Ella Gehlert pulled down 8 rebounds. 

Washington 33 Pacific 32.

Mizzou's Hodge Wins Weekly Award
D'Moi Hodge is making an early impact with his new basketball squad. The Mizzou guard was named the SEC Player of the Week yesterday. Hodge scored 24 points per game and averaged five steals a contest in two Tigers wins last week. Hodge transferred from Cleveland State before this season. Hodge and the rest of Mizzou's basketball team are back in action against Coastal Carolina tomorrow night.

Four Former Cardinals Earn Hall Of Fame Nomination
The St. Louis Cardinals are well-represented on the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Four former players appeared on the final ballot, including first-year nominees Carlos Beltran, Jhonny Peralta, and John Lackey. The trio join former third baseman Scott Rolen, who is on the ballot for the sixth time after earning over 63-percent of the vote last year. Rolen was with the team from 2002 until 2007, Peralta was on the Cardinals between 2014 and 2017, and Beltran and Lackey each spent two seasons with the club. The Hall of Fame results will be revealed on January 24th.

Blues Rally Late To Take Down Ducks
The St. Louis Blues scored a pair of third-period goals in their 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at Enterprise Center. Justin Faulk broke a 1-1 tie with under five minutes left in regulation, and Noel Acciari scored an empty-netter in the game's final minute to seal the win. Acciari had two goals in the victory. St. Louis has won its last seven contests to improve to 10-8-and-0. The Blues visit Buffalo tomorrow night.

Mizzou Football Routs New Mexico State
Missouri moved one win away from bowl eligibility with a 45-14 home win over New Mexico State over the weekend. Brady Cook completed 19-of-27 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers. Cook also led the team with 71 yards rushing. The Tigers must win this Friday at home against Arkansas if they hope to keep their hopes for a bowl game alive.

Mizzou Dominates Mississippi Valley State
Missouri improved to 5-and-0 with a dominant 83-62 victory against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. D'Moi Hodge led the Tigers with 18 points. Kobe Brown came up big on the defensive end with three blocks. The Tigers outscored the Delta Devils by 18 points in the second half to take control and pull out the win. Mizzou will face off against Coastal Carolina at home in some non-conference action on Wednesday.

Billikens Hoops Defeats Providence
Saint Louis used a big second half to defeat Providence 76-73 in the third-place game at the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Yuri Collins scored a team-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting for the Billikens in the win. All five starters for Saint Louis finished with double-digit scoring numbers as the Billikens improved to 4-and-1. Saint Louis will return to the court on Wednesday at home against Paul Quinn.

Contreras To Cardinals Rumors Heating Up
MLB insider Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals are pursuing free agent catcher Willson Contreras. Contreras just concluded his seventh season playing for the Cubs and is hitting free agency this winter. The 30-year-old Venezuelan batted .243 with 22 home runs and 55 RBI this past season. He is a three-time All-Star and his potential signing would be both an upgrade for the Cardinals as well as a vital blow to their division rival.

Blues Going For Seventh Straight Win
The Blues are going for their seventh straight win tonight when they face the Anaheim Ducks. St. Louis has won six straight directly following what was an eight-game losing streak. The Blues defeated the Ducks 6-2 on Saturday night in St. Louis and will be aiming to make it two straight against their foes from the west coast. St. Louis has an overall record of 9-8-and-0.

High School Sports-Monday, November 21st
Girls Basketball 
Owensville cruised past Borgia 63-32 with Emma Daniels posting 21 points and 3 steals.  Ali Daniels added 12 points, 7 assists and 5 steals.  Ella Gehlert chipped in 9 points and Camryn Caldwell 8.  Borgia was led by Celia Gildehaus with 14 points and Clara Nowak with 8.  

Malia Rodgers pumped in 20 points leading Montgomery County to a 36-34 home win over Sullivan.  Abby Peterson paced Sullivan with 17.  Dakayla McClain chipped in 7.  

St. James went on the road and returned home with a 69-31 win over Poplar Bluff.  Kendall Costoplos drained 16 and Emily Recker 15 for the 2-0 Tigers. 

Union tipped off the season with a 60-33 win at Saxony Lutheran.  Sophia Helling logged 20 points with Kelsey Brake adding 14.  

Josie Allen posted 22 points, 5 rebounds and 8 steals leading Festus to a 54-45 win at St. Clair.  Mya Curtois added 9 points and Delaney Schmidt 6 steals.  

KLPW Radio Student/Athlete of the Week
For the second straight week, Adam Rickman-6-6 Senior Forward-Borgia Soccer. 

Adam scored scored 3 goals at state Friday and Saturday leading Borgia to the Class 1 State Championship. 

He scored 2 goals in the 6th minute and 79th minute against DuBourg in the semifinal Friday in a 2-1 victory and scored again Saturday in the 78th minute giving the Knights a 1-0 over Summit Christian. 

That gives Rickman a team leading 16 goals on the season with 3 game winning goals.

High School Sports-Saturday, November 19th
Soccer Class 1 Championship Game 
Adam Rickman scored unassisted in the 78th minute leading Borgia to a 1-0 win over Summit Christian. Justin Mort made 6 saves in net for the shutout. Borgia had 5 corners, Summit 6. Both teams were called for 8 fouls. Borgia ends the season 16-9, Summit 16-10. It's the first state title for boys soccer in school history.

Boys Basketball
Vienna Shootout
Pacific beat West County 50-47.   Jack Meyer led the Indians with 16 points followed by Xavian Cox with 12, Connor Lampkin with 10 and Matt Reincke with 9.  

Camdenton 64 St. James 58.

Girls Basketball
Rolla Shootout-St. James 67 Mexico 14

Paul Goldschmidt Wins NL MVP
Paul Goldschmidt is taking home National League MVP honors. The Saint Louis Cardinal hit .317 last season with 35 home runs and 115 RBI. The 34-year-old had a .981 OPS and earned his fifth silver slugger last week. Goldschmidt finished as a runner up in the MVP race twice in his career, once in 2013 and again in 2015. The first basemen beat out fellow teammate Nolan Arenado and San Diego Padre Manny Machado for the award.

Mizzou Aiming To Bounce Back Against New Mexico State
The Tigers are looking to bounce back against New Mexico State after last week's big loss to Tennessee. Missouri has lost two straight games and is looking to keep bowl eligibility alive with a win this weekend. The Tigers are currently 4-and-6. In other team news, fifth-year linebacker Chad Bailey will be returning to Columbia next fall for his sixth college season.

Billikens Hoops Back In Action This Weekend
Saint Louis hoops will be back on the hardwood this Saturday against Maryland. The Billikens are 3-and-0 after defeating Murray State, Evansville, and Memphis so far this season. Sophomore Gibson Jimerson leads Saint Louis with 18.7 points per game. This will be the first meeting between the two programs since 1994. Elsewhere, Missouri will host Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. The Tigers are 4-and-0 to begin the season.

Blues Defeat Capitals In Shootout
The Blues avoided a late blown lead and prevailed over the Capitals 5-4 in a shootout. St. Louis went up 3-to-0 in the first period with goals from Brayden Schenn, Pavel Buchnevich, and Torey Krug. Ryan O'Reilly added a goal in the second period. O'Reilly and Buchnevich found the back of the net in the shootout for the Blues' fifth straight win. St. Louis will return to the ice on Saturday when they host the Ducks.

Paul Goldschmidt Wins NL MVP
Paul Goldschmidt is taking home National League MVP honors. The Saint Louis Cardinal hit .317 last season with 35 home runs and 115 RBI. The 34-year-old had a .981 OPS and earned his fifth silver slugger last week. Goldschmidt finished as a runner up in the MVP race twice in his career, once in 2013 and again in 2015. The first basemen beat out fellow teammate Nolan Arenado and San Diego Padre Manny Machado for the award.

Aaron Judge is being named the American League's Most Valuable Player for the 2022 season.  The Yankee outfielder led MLB in home runs, runs, RBIs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, OPS-plus and total bases.  Judge's 62 homers broke the AL single season record set by Roger Maris in 1961.  The 30-year-old is the first Yankees outfielder to win an MVP since Mickey Mantle in 1962.  Angels' two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani and Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez were also finalists.

Titans Beat Packers On TNF 27-17, Win Seven Of Eight
The Tennessee Titans remain one of the hottest teams in the NFL after their 27-17 Thursday Night Football win over the Packers in Green Bay. Ryan Tannehill was incredibly efficient, completing 22-of-27 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Derrick Henry rushed for 87 yards along with a touchdown. The running back also threw for a TD. The Titans are now 7-and-3 and have won seven of their last eight games. Aaron Rodgers threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat, which dropped Green Bay to 4-and-7. The Pack have lost six of their last seven games.

High School Sports-Friday, November 18th
Soccer-MSHSAA State Championships. 
Class 1-Semifinals
Adam Rickman scored two goals leading Borgia to a 2-1 win over DuBourg in the Class 1 semifinal Friday morning.  Landon Apprill and Zach Mort posted 1 assist each.  Borgia improves to 14-9 and advances to the championship game Saturday morning at 11:00 against Summit Christian Academy.  The game will be broadcast on KLPW FM 92.7/AM 1220/  

Football-Class 3 Quarterfinal-Sullivan 24 St. Charles West 10.  Sullivan has won nine straight games.   The Eagles advance to the semifinal with an 11-2 record. 

Boys Basketball
Warrenton 48 Wright City 26

Blues Defeat Blackhawks
The Blues got a late first period goal and never trailed as they went on to defeat the Blackhawks 5-2 at United Center. Calle Rosen and Jordan Kyrou each scored to put the Blues ahead 2-0 in the second period. Ryan O'Reilly, Tyler Pitlick, and Ivan Barbashev also lit the lamp for the Blues. The Blues have now won four-straight games and improved their record to 7-8-and-0 to conclude their road trip. St. Louis hosts Washington tonight.

Billikens Get Ready For Hall Of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
The St. Louis Billikens are making their final preparations for this weekend's Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Connecticut. The Billikens will play Maryland on Saturday before taking on either Miami or Providence on Sunday. The Billikens are 3-and-0 to begin the season after a 90-84 win over Memphis on Tuesday. Saturday's game tips off at noon.

Mizzou Basketball Preps For Mississippi Valley State
The Mizzou Tigers are gearing up for their game against Mississippi Valley State at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. The Tigers will look for their fifth-straight win after beating SIU-Edwardsville 105-80 on Tuesday to improve to 4-and-0. Sunday's game gets underway at 6:30 PM.

Goldschmidt Earns Heart And Hustle Award
Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is bringing home yet another award for his incredible 2022 season. The MLB Retired Players Association honored Goldschmidt with the Heart and Hustle Award yesterday. The award recognizes the player who has the best "passion for the game" and "embodies the values, spirit, and traditions of the game." Goldschmidt and teammate Nolan Arenado are both up for the National League MVP Award, which will be announced today.

Blues Visit Blackhawks
The St. Louis Blues go for their fourth win in a row when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center tonight. St. Louis is 6-8-and-0 after beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Monday night. The Blues remain in the cellar of the Central Division with 12 points. St. Louis has not played Chicago in the regular season yet this year, but the team did win two games against the Blackhawks in the preseason. Tonight's game gets underway at 6:30 PM.

St. Louis City Hosts Special Exhibition Game Wednesday
St. Louis City's soccer club opens the gates to its new stadium Wednesday with an exhibition match. The 22-thousand-500-seat stadium at CITYPARK is expected to fill up for the game with Bundesliga team Bayer 04 Leverkusen, which came in from Germany for the match. It's set to start at 7 p.m. The team officially begins its first season in the MLS next year.

Billikens Hold Off Memphis
The Saint Louis Billikens survived a late rally from the Memphis Tigers during a 90-84 victory at Chaifetz Arena. Saint Louis took a 15-point lead with four-and-a-half minutes left in regulation, but the Tigers went on an 18-5 run to make it a two-point game with under a minute left. However, the Billikens knocked down four free throws to lock down the win. Yuri Collins had 22 points in the victory, and Gibson Jimerson poured in 18. The 3-and-0 Billikens take on Maryland in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament this Saturday.

Cardinals Bring Prospect Thomas To 40-Man
The St. Louis Cardinals are ensuring one of their top prospects isn't poached in the upcoming Rule Five Draft. The team added left-handed pitcher Connor Thomas to its 40-man roster yesterday, meaning he won't be eligible for the draft. The 24-year-old is the number-24 prospect in the Cardinals system, and he was named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Year this week. Thomas was 6-and-12 with a 5.47 ERA in 28 games for Triple-A Memphis this past season.

Mizzou Basketball Crushes SIU-Edwardsville
The Mizzou Tigers remain undefeated after a 105-80 win over SIU-Edwardsville at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers sprinted out to a 21-point lead at halftime, and the team added 53 points in the second half. D'Moi Hodge poured in 30 points in the victory, and Sean East the Second chipped in with 14. The 4-and-0 Tigers return to action against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday.

Kentucky Lands Top 2023 Recruit
The Kentucky Wildcats are landing the number-one recruit in the country. Five-star guard D.J. Wagner announced Monday that he is committing to play for the Wildcats. Wagner chose Kentucky over Louisville after the two teams vied to land the coveted guard. His commitment secured Wildcats head coach John Calipari his fourth number-one recruit after landing Shaedon Sharpe, Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis. Wagner currently plays at Camden High School in New Jersey.

Billikens Take On Memphis
The Saint Louis Billikens go for their third consecutive win when they take on Memphis at Chaifetz Arena tonight. The Billikens are 2-and-0 to begin the season after an 83-65 win over Evansville this past Saturday. Tonight's game against the Tigers tips off at 8:00 PM.

Mizzou Basketball Hosts SIU-Edwardsville
The Mizzou Tigers try to stay undefeated when they host SIU-Edwardsville at Mizzou Arena tonight. The Tigers crushed Lindenwood 82-53 on Saturday to improve to 3-and-0 in their first season under new head coach Dennis Gates. Gates will try to keep the winning streak going when the game gets underway at 7:00 PM.

Donovan Finishes In Third Place For Rookie Of The Year
Cardinals utility man Brendan Donovan's terrific first season will not end with the National League Rookie of the Year award. The MLB announced that Donovan finished third-place in the award voting behind a pair of Braves players. Outfield Michael Harris-the-second won the award, and starting pitcher Spencer Strider came in second place. Donovan racked up 24 third-place votes, and no votes for first or second-place. The 25-year-old hit .281 with five home runs and 45 RBI, and he also won a Gold Glove award as a utility player.

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