Sports Coverage

Missouri State Hosts Belmont
The Missouri State Bears will try to get back in the win column when they host Belmont at Great Southern Bank Arena tonight. The Bears are coming off a 73-53 loss to Southern Illinois on Sunday, and they've lost two of their last three games. Missouri State is tied for sixth-place in the Missouri Valley Conference with an 8-and-6 conference record and a 12-and-12 mark overall.

Jimerson Leads Billikens Past Rhode Island
Gibson Jimerson came up clutch as the Saint Louis Billikens beat Rhode Island 76-71 at Chaifetz Arena. Jimerson broke a 71-71 tie with a three that put the Billikens up with 30 seconds left in regulation. Sincere Parker hit a pair of free throws on Saint Louis' next possession to put the game away. Jimerson had 24 points in the victory. Saint Louis snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 16-and-8 overall and 8-and-3 in the A-10 Conference. The Billikens visit Dayton on Friday.

Mizzou Pulls Away From South Carolina
The Mizzou Tigers used a late rally to beat South Carolina 83-74 at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers were up by just three with six-and-a-half minutes left in regulation before going on a 12-3 run to take control of the contest. Kobe Brown led the way with 19 points, and Sean East-the-second poured in 15 off the bench. Mizzou improved to 18-and-6 overall and 6-and-5 in the SEC. The Tigers visit number-five Tennessee on Saturday.

High School Sports-Wednesday, February 8th
Girls Basketball
Lutheran South at Borgia
Bourbon at St. Clair

Billikens Take On Rhode Island
The Saint Louis Billikens aim to avoid their third consecutive loss when they host Rhode Island at Chaifetz Arena tonight. The Billikens lost to VCU 73-65 in a battle for the top of the A-10 Conference on Friday. Saint Louis is in second-place in the A-10 with a 7-and-3 conference record and a 15-and-8 mark overall. Tonight's game begins at 8:00PM.

Mizzou Hosts South Carolina
The Mizzou Tigers will try to get back in the win column when they host South Carolina at Mizzou Arena tonight. Mizzou is coming off a 63-52 loss against Mississippi State on Saturday. The Tigers are tied for seventh-place in the SEC with a 5-and-5 conference record and a 17-and-6 mark overall. Tonight's game tips off at 8:00PM.

Blues Prepare For Second Half Of Season
The St. Louis Blues are getting ready to start the second half of the NHL season. The Blues will try to start fresh coming out of All-Star Weekend after losing their last five games of the first half. St. Louis is in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-25-and-3 record. The Blues will begin the second half of the season with a home game against the Coyotes on Saturday.

High School Sports-Tuesday, February 7th
Boys Basketball 
Liam Hughes logged 17 points and 5 rebounds leading Union to a 53-49 win over Hermann.  Ryan Rapert added 9 and Ozzie Smith and Kieran Wors chipped in 8 each as the Wildcats improved to 14-8 overall and 4-0 in conference.  Union shot 58 percent on two pointers and 49 percent overall and hit 11-of 16 from the line.  Hermann shot 64 percent on two pointers and 53 percent overall.   Parker Anderson paced the Bearcats with 24 points and 9 rebounds.  Connor Coffey and Nolan Brune added 10 points each.  Hermann drops to 19-4 and 3-1.  

St. James beat Sullivan 50-41 in The Jungle.  The Tigers improve to 6-14 and 2-2.  Sullivan drops to 12-9 and 1-2.  Sam Summers scored 13 for the Eagles.  

Pacific won their fourth straight edging St. Clair 47-46.  The Indians move to 9-13 overall and 3-1 in conference.  St. Clair, now 8-12 and 1-3, was led by Isaac Nunez with 17 and Jordan Rodrigue with 12.  

Borgia outscored Windsor 12-2 in the final quarter for a 52-42 final.  Adam Rickman filled the stat sheet with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks and 3 assists.  Sam Dunard added 11 and Grant Schroeder 9 for the Knights, now 20-3.  The Owls slip to 15-6.  Noah Barnes scored 14 for Windsor.  

Kaner Young pumped in 4 deep and posted 14 points leading the Washington Blue Jays to a 51-43 win at Liberty.  Sam Paule drained 3 outside the arc and finished with 13 points.  Mark Hensley added 12 and Adyn Kleinheider 10 for the Jays, now 11-11 and 3-4.  Liberty drops to 12-9 and 5-3.  

Bryce Payne drained 15 points and Tanner Meyer 8 leading Owensville to a 42-31 win at New Haven.  The win moves Owensville to 4-17 and 1-2.  The Shamrocks drop to 6-14 and 0-4.  Andrew Rethemeyer finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds in the loss.  

Girls Basketball
Gabby Lindemann drained 17 points leading Washington to a 58-19 win at Liberty.  Elizabeth Reed and Cierra Murrell added 14 each.  The Blue Jays are 12-7 overall and 4-2 in the GAC.  Sicily Trost scored 9 for the Eagles, now 4-18 and 0-7.  

Abby Peterson finished with 24 points and Hayli Venable chipped in 12 and Sullivan had no problem with Grandview 47-14.  The win bumps the Eagles to 9-11.  Grandview is 13-12.  

College Basketball Wrap-Up
In other college hoops action on Saturday, Lindenwood beat UT-Martin 80-75, Southeast Missouri State lost to Tennessee Tech 82-80, Eastern Illinois fell to Tennessee State 65-61, SIU-Edwardsville took down Little Rock 84-81, and Western Illinois snuck past Omaha 75-72. Yesterday, Southern Illinois crushed Missouri State 73-53.

Billikens Lose To VCU
The Saint Louis Billikens are on a two-game losing streak following a 73-65 loss to VCU at Chaifetz Arena on Friday night. The Billikens were down by one with six-and-a-half minutes left in regulation before surrendering a 12-2 run that allowed VCU to take control of the contest. Gibson Jimerson poured in 24 points in the losing effort. The Billikens are now 15-and-8 overall and 7-and-3 in the A-10 Conference. They host Rhode Island tomorrow.

Mizzou Falls To Mississippi State
The Mizzou Tigers had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 63-52 loss to Mississippi State at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday. After trailing by six at halftime, the Tigers were only able to get within four points in the second half before Mississippi State pulled away. DeAndre Gholston led Mizzou with 12 points in the loss. Mizzou dropped to 17-and-6 overall and 5-and-5 in the SEC. The Tigers host South Carolina tomorrow night.

Tarasenko Plays Strong In All-Star Tournament
Vladimir Tarasenko had a successful NHL All-Star weekend. The Blues forward led the Central Division to a 6-4 win over the Pacific Division in the division's first game of Saturday's All-Star tournament. Tarasenko had a goal and three assists in the contest. However, he didn't register a point in the Central's loss to the Atlantic Division in the championship game. Tarasenko and the Blues return to action this Saturday against Arizona.

High School Sports-Monday, February 6th
Girls Basketball 
Kelsey Brake logged 19 points and 7 steals leading Union to a 62-41 win over Hermann.  Sophia Helling was one rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and 9 boards.  Union improves to 15-4 overall and 4-0 in conference.  Hermann, now 12-10 and 2-2, was led by Holly Heldt and Kennedie Witthaus with 11 points each.  

Emily Recker posted 18 points leading St. James to a 49-27 over Sullivan in the Jungle.  Livi Herron added 11 and Lydia Kemnitzer chipped in 9 for the Tigers, now 16-4 and 3-1.  THe Eagles drop to 8-11 and 1-2.  Dakayla McClain scored 11 and Abby Peterson 9 in the setback. 

Ali Daniels filled the stat sheet with 23 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals leading Owensville to a 57-44 win at New Haven.  Camryn Caldwell drained 14 points and Emma Daniels finished with a double-double, 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Owensville improves to 15-5 and 3-0.  Brenna Langenberg scored 17 points and Jessica Underwood added 10.  The Shamrocks drop to 10-9 and 1-3.  

The Pacific Indians put an end to their five game losing streak with a 43-26 win over St. Clair.  Lexi Clark posted 16 points and 6 rebounds, Rhyan Murphy added 9 points and 5 rebounds and Molly Prichard pulled down 11 boards.  The Indians improve to 7-14 and 1-3.  St. Clair drops to 3-18 and 0-4.  Vada Moore scored 13 for the Bulldogs.  

KLPW Johnnie Brock's Party Store Student Athlete of the Week
Will Lauth-Senior Guard-Owensville Dutchmen

Lauth currently ranks fourth in the St. Louis Metro on three pointers, averaging 3.65 per game. 

He has connected on 62 of 164 attempts outside the arc for 37.8 percent. 

Will averages 16.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.65 assists and 1.47 steals per game. 

FG percentage on two pointers-55.7.

Coach Cullen Van Leer- "The kid put in off-season work that would give any coach goosebumps. Has been awesome seeing him grow over the last 3 years. No one more deserving of this honor, and the success he is having this year."

Late Run Pushes VCU Past Billikens
Gibson Jimerson scored a season-high 24 points, but VCU assembled a 12-2 run in the final minutes and defeated Saint Louis 73-65 Friday night in front of 9,230 fans at Chaifetz Arena. Jimerson was 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, matching his season high for 3-point field goals. He added five rebounds to tie Francis Okoro and Sincere Parker for the team lead. Jake Forrester (6-of-7 FG) and Javonte Perkins (3-of-6 3-pointers) tallied 12 and 11 points, respectively. Yuri Collins registered 11 assists for his 13th double-digit total of the season while equaling his season high of three steals. Ace Baldwin Jr. led VCU with a career-high 37 points. The game featured 16 lead changes, 11 ties and several scoring runs.

High School Sports-Saturday, February 4th

College Basketball Round Up
In college hoops action yesterday, Lindenwood beat Eastern Illinois 80-67, Southeast Missouri State snuck past Little Rock 99-98, SIU-Edwardsville took down UT-Martin 89-75, and Western Illinois was crushed by Denver 74-44. Tomorrow, Lindenwood hosts UT-Martin, Southeast Missouri State is at Tennessee Tech, Eastern Illinois welcomes Tennessee State, SIU-Edwardsville visits Little Rock, and Western Illinois travels to Omaha. On Sunday, Southern Illinois has a home game against Missouri State.

Billikens Hosts VCU
The Saint Louis Billikens fight for first-place in the A-10 Conference when they host VCU at Chaifetz Arena tonight. The Billikens lost to Fordham 75-65 on Tuesday. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak. However, Saint Louis remains just a half-game behind VCU for first-place in the A-10 with a 7-and-2 conference record and a 15-and-7 mark overall. A win would catapult the Billikens into first-place in the conference. Tonight's game tips off at 6:00PM.

Mizzou Visits Mississippi State
The Mizzou Tigers will try to win their fourth consecutive game when they visit Mississippi State at Humphrey Coliseum tomorrow. The Tigers are coming off an 87-77 win over LSU on Wednesday. Mizzou is in seventh-place in the SEC with a 5-and-4 conference record and a 17-and-5 mark overall. Tomorrow's game tips off at 5:00PM.

Tarasenko Preparing For NHL All-Star Game
Vladimir Tarasenko is getting ready for his fourth All-Star Game this weekend at FLA Live Arena. The Blues forward is St. Louis' only representative in the NHL All-Star Game this season. He'll play on the Central Division team during Saturday's tournament, and he'll participate in the Accuracy Shooting skills competition tonight. Tarasenko has 10 goals and 19 assists in 38 games this season.

High School Sports-Friday, February 3rd
Boys Basketball
Grant Schroeder filled the stat sheet hitting 5 of 6 deep, 8 of 9 free throws, pulled down 8 rebounds and scored 31 points leading Borgia to a 54-47 win at St. Dominic.  Brody Denbow added 8 points and Adam Rickman scored 6 points with 14 rebounds and 7 assists.  Borgia improves to 19-3 and 6-1 in the AAA.  

Union had 11 players in the scoring column in a 75-39 win at New Haven.  Union hit 10 three pointers.  Ryan Rapert led the Wildcats with 13 points, Will Herbst added 11 and Trent Bailey 10.  Union improves to 13-8 overall and 3-0 in conference.  New Haven drops to 6-13 and 0-2.  Andrew Rethemeyer scored 20 points in the setback.  

Parker Anderson netted 27 points and Conner Coffey added 15 leading Hermann to a 63-55  win over Owensville at The Den.  The win bumps Hermann to 19-3 overall and 3-0 in conference.  Owensville drops to 3-17 and 0-2.  Will Lauth scored 19 points and  Bryce Payne and Layne Evans 16 apiece in the setback.  

Gabe Dace drained 15 points and Gavin Dace chipped in 9 leading Sullivan snapped a three game skid with a 42-37 win over St. Clair.  The Eagles improve to 12-8 overall and 1-1 in conference.  Jordan Rodrigue led St. Clair with 13 points.  Isaac Nunez added 10 for the Bulldogs, now 8-11 and 1-2.  

Quin Blackburn and Jack Meyer scored 21 points apiece leading Pacific to a 52-40 win over St. James in the Jungle.  Xavian Cox contributed 9 for the Indians, 8-13 and 2-1.  St. James falls to 5-14 and 1-2.  
Washington snapped a three game skid with a 65-55 win over Fort Zumwalt East at the Bird Cage.  Mark Hensley and Adyn Kleinheider logged 23 points apiece.  Sam Paule added 13.  Washington improves to 10-11 and 2-4 in the GAC.  The Lions slip to 5-14 and 1-6. 

Girls Basketball
Abby Peters drained 16 points and the Sullivan Eagles posted a 62-30 win over St. Clair at the Eagles Nest.  Olivia Witt added 13 and Dakayla McClain 9 for the Eagles, now 8-10 and 1-1.  St. Clair sinks to 3-17 and 0-3.  

Warrenton was balanced in a 55-44 win over Hallsville.  Nevaeh Hill pumped in 16 points with Isabel Benke adding 11 and Zoe Klaus and Audrey Payne 9 points each.  Warrenton improves to 13-9.  

Girls Swimming

Senior Night at the Y tonight.   Borgia 97, Washington 73.  Knights paced by a pair of victories each by senior captain Ava Mohart and freshman Brennan Pfeiffer.. Washington’s Ava Kauffeld, Maddy Henderson and Zoey Ziegler each posted a first place finish for the Blue Jays, as did Bella Richardson for the Knights.

Washington’s 200 medley relay team of Zoey Ziegler, Ava Kauffeld, Maddy Henderson and Ellie Williams finished first for the lady Jays.   Borgia’s 200 free relay team of Sophia Fletcher, Peyton Lackey, Brennan Pfeiffer and Ava Mohart took first, as did the 400 free relay team of Pfeiffer, Mohart. Lucy Schaefer, Sophia Sullentrup.   


High School Sports-Thursday, February 2nd
Boys Basketball
Pacific 46 Newburg 39

Girls Basketball
Emily Recker posted 11 points leading St. James past Pacific 50-37 in the Jungle.  Livi Herron added 9 and Lydia Kemnitzer 8.  The Tigers improve to 15-4 and 2-1.  Lexi Clark led Pacific with 17 points and 6 rebounds.  Molly Prichard pulled down 8 rebounds.  The Indians drop to 6-14 and 0-3.  

Emma Daniels logged 18 points and 4 steals leading Owensville to a 51-50 win at Hermann.  Camryn Caldwell added 15 points and Ali Daniels 9 points and 5 rebounds.  The Dutchgirls improve to 14-5 overall and 2-0 in conference.  Hermann, now 12-9 and 2-1, was led by Holly Heldt with 13, Macy Bader with 11 and Karigan Lane with 10.  

Steelville overcame a 33-19 half-time deficit to beat New Haven 59-57 at The House of Champions.  Brenna Langenberg scored 28 points and Aubri Meyer added 12 for the 10-9 Shamrocks. 

Girls Swimming
Washington finished 2nd at the GAC Championships with multiple personal records and five new school records.  
400 Free Relay team of Zoey Ziegler, Maddy Henderson, Ellie Williams and Ava Kauffeld.
100 Breaststroke-Kauffeld-Champion.  Lexi Perriman-5th.  Emma Braun-8th. Cierra Loepker-11th.  
100 Backstroke-Ziegler-Champion.  Darcy Koch-14th.  
200 Free Relay-Champions-Ziegler, Henderson, Williams and Kauffeld.
500 Free-Dayton Griesheimer-3rd.
100 Free-Ziegler-2nd.  Williams-3rd.  Koch-9th. Braun-13th.
100 Butterfly-Henderson-3rd.  Mia Mahon-6th.
200 IM-Kauffeld-Champion.  Griesheimer-4th.
50 Free-Williams-3rd.  Henderson-4th.  Perriman-12th.
200 Free-Mahon-3rd.
200 Medley Relay-Griesheimer, Perriman, Mahon and Koch-4th. 

Strong First Half Propels Mizzou Past LSU
The Mizzou Tigers are on a three-game winning streak following an 87-77 win over LSU at Mizzou Arena. Missouri outscored LSU 48-35 in the first half and led by double-digits throughout the entire second half. Kobe Brown poured in 26 points to lead Mizzou. The Tigers improved to 17-and-5 overall and 5-and-4 in the SEC. Mizzou is in seventh-place in the conference, and the team takes on Mississippi State on the road on Saturday.

Report: Acciari Could Be Moved
A St. Louis Blues center is drawing the interest of a couple of NHL teams. Sportsnet is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers are interested in trading for Noel Acciari. The report mentions that the Golden Knights have also shown interest in the 31-year-old. Additionally, Vegas is reportedly also interested in Ivan Barbashev. The NHL trade deadline is still over a month away on March 3rd.

Missouri Tops LSU
Missouri rode a dominant first half to a 87-77 win over LSU in Columbia last night. Kobe Brown led all scorers with 26-points in the victory for the Tigers. Mizzou improved to 17-and-five.

College Basketball Round Up
In other college hoops action yesterday, Missouri State beat Valparaiso 76-67, and Southern Illinois lost to Bradley 62-52. Tonight, Lindenwood hosts Eastern Illinois, Southeast Missouri State welcomes Little Rock, SIU-Edwardsville is at home against UT-Martin, and Western Illinois visits Denver.

Billikens Prepare For VCU
The Saint Louis Billikens are back in town gearing up for their home game against VCU tomorrow night. The Billikens lost to Fordham 75-65 on Tuesday. The defeat snapped a six-game winning streak. VCU is in first-place in the A-10, but Saint Louis is just a half-game behind them with a 7-and-2 conference record and a 15-and-7 mark overall. Tomorrow's game will get started at 6:00PM.

High School Sports-Wednesday, February 1st
Girls Basketball
Borgia Tournament-First Round
Parkway South dominated Normandy 67-9.  All Patriots scored with Alivia McCulla finishing with 16.  Parkway South is 15-4. 

Gabby Lindemann led a balanced attack with 10 points and Washington posted a 44-40 win over Summit.  Elizabeth Reed, Sydney Harbath and Cierra Murrell added 7 points apiece for the 11-6 Blue Jays.  Washington will go up against Parkway South Saturday.  Summit drops to 13-6. 

Mariah Dallas scored 25 points and Bryn Pawlik 22 leading Fort Zumwalt South past U-City 67-27.  The Bulldogs improve to 12-5.   

Union survived a first round scare, holding on for a 56-44 win over Borgia.  Fallyn Blankenship hit two big three pointers as part of an 11-0 run late in the fourth quarter.  Blankenship finished the game with 11 points.  Kelsey Brake led Union with 13 and Mya Minor added 11.  Union improves to 13-5 and will go up against three seed Fort Zumwalt South Saturday.  Borgia drops to 7-13.  Celia Gildehaus posted 16 points and 9 rebounds and Clara Nowak added 12 points in the setback.  

Cards Single Game Tickets On Sale Friday
St. Louis Cardinals single-game tickets go on sale Friday. There is a special multi-game ticket sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The new balanced schedule means the Cards will play a series against every Major League team. The 2023 season opens at Busch Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 30th.

Mizzou Hosts LSU
The Mizzou Tigers look for their third straight win when they host LSU at Mizzou Arena tonight. The Tigers are coming off a 78-61 upset victory over number-13 Iowa State in a non-conference game on Saturday. Mizzou is tied for seventh-place in the SEC with a 4-and-4 conference mark and a 16-and-5 record overall. Tonight's contest gets underway at 8:00PM.

In other college hoops action tonight, Missouri State hosts Valparaiso, and Southern Illinois is at Bradley.

Second-Half Collapse Dooms Billikens
The Saint Louis Billikens' six-game winning streak has come to an end. Saint Louis lost to Fordham 75-65 at Rose Hill Gym yesterday. The Billikens led by five at halftime but were outscored 44-29 in the second half. Saint Louis was on the wrong side of a 12-2 run in the final three minutes of regulation. Francisco Okoro had 21 points and 11 boards in the loss, but he was the only Billikens player to score double-digit points. Saint Louis dropped to 15-and-7 overall and 7-and-2 in the A-10 Conference. The Billikens host VCU on Friday.

Blues Enter All-Star Break
The St. Louis Blues are hoping to rest and reset as they begin their All-Star break. St. Louis is on a five-game losing streak as they enter the break after a 4-2 loss to the Jets on Monday. The Blues sit in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-25-and-3 record, but they're only eight points out of a playoff spot. Meanwhile, Vladimir Tarasenko will be in Florida as the Blues lone representative in the All-Star Game. The 31-year-old has 10 goals and 19 assists in 38 games this season. The All-Star game will be held at FLA Live Arena on Saturday, and then the Blues will return to the ice to take on the Coyotes a week later.

Caray Officially Named Cardinals TV Voice
The Cardinals have officially announced their newest play-by-play announcer. The team named Chip Caray its primary television announcer yesterday. Caray is a St. Louis-native, and he's been announcing Braves games since 2005. His father Skip and grandfather Harry were both iconic baseball voices, with Harry announcing Cardinals games as far back as 1945. Caray replaces Dan McLaughlin, who resigned after getting arrested for a third DUI allegation in December. Reports that Caray earned the job surfaced as early as last week.

Billikens Visit Fordham
The Saint Louis Billikens go for their seventh win in a row when they visit Fordham in the Bronx tonight. The Billikens are coming off a 74-70 win over Davidson on Friday. Saint Louis leads the A-10 with a 7-and-1 conference record, and they're 15-and-6 overall.

Blues Collapse In Third Period
The Blues lost a two-goal lead in the third period en route to a 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre. The Blues led 2-0 in the final frame before giving up four straight goals to end the game. Jake Neighbours and Nikita Alexandrov both lit the lamp in the losing effort. St. Louis remains in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-25-and-3 record. The Blues' next game will be against the Coyotes on February 11th.

High School Sports-Tuesday, January 31st
Boys Basketball

Justin Hays paced Holt with 24 points and the Indians snapped a three game skid with a 65-62 win over Washington.   Holt improves to 8-13 overall and 2-5 in the GAC Central.  Sam Paule led Washington with 4 deep and 22 points, Adyn Kleinheider and Mark Hensley added 15 apiece.  The Jays drop to 9-11 and 1-4.  

Steelville blew open a close game in the second quarter outscoring Union 22-8 and cruised past the Wildcats 80-58.  The Cardinals, now 16-3, had four players in double figures led by Johnny Brice with 19 points and Wyatt Harris with 16.  Liam Hughes and Ryan Rapert scored 14 each in the setback.  Union drops to 12-8.  


St. James at Licking-Postponed

Quin Blackburn drained 26 points leading Pacific to a 62-43 win over Affton.  Jack Meyer added 17 and Matt Reincke chipped in 8 for the 6-13 Indians.  The Cougars drop to 8-12. 

Festus at Owensville-Postponed

Jordan Rodrigue recorded 23 points leading the St. Clair Bulldogs past the Cuba Wildcats 55-49 at the Dog Pound.   The win bumps St. Clair to 8-10.  

New Haven had no problem with Chamois 53-25 behind 20 points from Andrew Rethemeyer.  Andrew Noelke posted 10 points and 8 rebounds for the Shamrocks, now 6-12.  

Parker Anderson and Conner Coffey led Hermann with 14 and 13 points in a 48-32 win at the Eagles Nest in Sullivan.  Nolan Brune and Reese Rehmert drained 9 each.  The Bearcats improve to 18-3 overall and 2-0 in conference.  Sam Summers scored 13 for the Eagles, now 11-8 and 0-1.  

Southern Boone Tournament-Blake Struemph logged 17 points leading Fort Zumwalt South to a 62-38 win over Warrenton.  The Bulldogs move to 15-3 and the Warriors drop to 10-10.  

Girls Basketball
Hermann set a new school record with 13 three pointers in a 71-51 win at Sullivan.  The old record was 11 set back in 2002 against Sullivan.  Kennedie Witthaus pumped in 22 points with Ava Hughes adding 15 and Quin Winkelmann 13.  Hermann improves to 12-8 and 2-0.  Sullivan is 7-10 and 0-1.  

Washington Junior Softball Player Taylor Brown to Attend Texas A&M
Washington Junior Softball Player Taylor Brown announces she will attend Texas A&M. 

Taylor tweeted Monday "I am beyond blessed to announce that I will further my academic and athletic career and Texas A&M University! A big thank you to all of my coaches, teammates, and family who have supported me throughout this journey!!".

Brown helped guide Washington to state the past two seasons with one state title and one third place finish.  

Johnnie Brock's Party Store Student Athlete of the Week
6-6 Junior Forward Adam Rickman-St. Francis Borgia-Washington.

For the Week in three games at the Union Tournament.

Adam posted 64-points, 23-rebounds, 21-assists and 9-steals and was named to the All Tournament Team.  

In the championship game, he surpassed one-thousand points for his high school career.  Adam currently has 1,020 points.  

Season Stats-per game.
19.1 points
9.8 rebounds
5 assists 
4 steals 

Blues Fall To Avalanche
The St. Louis Blues are on a four-game losing streak following a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Saturday. The Blues fought through an early 3-0 deficit to come within one in the third period, but the Avalanche knocked in an empty-netter with three seconds left in regulation. Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev each scored in the losing effort. St. Louis is in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-24-and-3 record. The Blues visit the Jets tonight.

High School Sports-Monday, January 30th
Boys Basketball
Dixon at St. James-Postponed
Southern Boone 63 Warrenton 57.  The loss drops Warrenton to 10-9.

Girls Basketball
Borgia Tournament-First Round-Postponed and Rescheduled Wednesday.
Parkway South vs. Normandy-4:00
Washington vs. Summit-5:30
University City vs. Fort Zumwalt South-7:00
Borgia vs. Union-8:30


Hermann at Sullivan-Postponed
St. Clair at Cuba-Postponed
Blair Oaks at Owensville-Postponed
Fair Grove at St. James-Postponed
Northwest at Pacific-Postponed

Chiefs Advance to Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs are heading back to the Super Bowl. KC defeated the Cincinnati Bengals at home last night in the AFC championship game, 23-20. It will be the Chiefs first trip to the big game since 2021, when they fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles, who punched their ticket by beating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game. Super Bowl 57 is set for February 12th in Glendale, Arizona.

St. Louis City Beats Inter Miami
St. Louis City SC earned its first win as an MLS squad with a 4-nil preseason victor over Inter Miami on Saturday. Indiana Vassilev, Lucas Bartlett, Samuel Adeniran, and Celio Pompeu all scored in the victory. City is back in St. Louis and will hold practices from February 1st until February 5th.

College Basketball Wrap-Up
In other college hoops action over the weekend, Lindenwood lost to Tennessee State 83-66, Missouri State fell to Murray State 74-71, Southeast Missouri beat Eastern Illinois 79-68, SIU-Edwardsville was defeated by Morehead State 55-50, Western Illinois took down South Dakota State 81-73, and Southern Illinois went down against Illinois.

Billikens Take Down Davidson
The Saint Louis Billikens are on a six-game winning streak following a 74-70 win over Davidson at Belk Arena on Friday. Javonte Perkins hit a go-ahead jumper with under seven minutes left in regulation, and the Billikens led for the rest of the game. Javon Pickett led the team with 14 points off the bench. The Billikens are now 15-and-6 overall and 7-and-1 in the A-10 Conference. Saint Louis visits Fordham tomorrow night.

Mizzou Upsets Iowa State
The Mizzou Tigers knocked off number-13 Iowa State with a 78-61 victory at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. The Tigers took a ten-point lead at halftime and led for 39 of the game's 40 minutes. Kobe Brown led the way with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and D'Moi Hodge chipped in 17 points. Mizzou improved to 16-and-5 overall and remained 5-and-4 in the SEC. The Tigers host LSU on Wednesday.

High School Basketball-Saturday, January 28th
Boys Basketball 
Union Tournament
7th Place-Lutheran South 74 Seckman 52
Consolation-Summit 65 Blue Knights 54
3rd Place-Union 51 Washington 42
Championship-Sikeston 71 Borgia 68

All Tournament Team
Dontrez Williams-Sikeston-KLPW MVP
Tristan Wiggans and Lakereon McCray-Sikeston
Grant Schroeder and Adam Rickman-Borgia
Kieran Wors and Ryan Rapert-Union
Adyn Kleinheider and Mark Hensley-Washington
Shane Conner-Rockwood Summit
Michael Berry-Blue Knights. 

Hermann Tournament
Girls 7th Place-Liberty Christian 70 St. Clair 51
Boys-Consolation-St. Clair 46 New Haven 39
3rd Place-California 54 St. James 47
Championship-Hermann 45 Montgomery County 38

All-Tournament 2nd Team

Reese Rehmert - Hermann High School

Andrew Noelke - New Haven High School

Jordan Rodrigue - St. Clair High School

Blake Redburn - St. James High School

Hayden Kilmer - California High School


All-Tournament 1st Team

Tyler Erwin - Montgomery County High School

Peyton Gruver - St. James High School

Conner Coffey - Hermann High School

Clayton Parker - Montgomery County High School

Parker Anderson (MVP) - Hermann High School

Girls Basketball
Camdenton Laker Shootout-Blue Valley, Kansas 46 Union 43.  

Girls Swimming
For the first time in the program's 10-year history, the Borgia girls swim team won the AAA Conference Swimming & Diving Championships in dominant fashion, taking home the plaque despite having no divers.

The Knights swam their way to take first in 2 relays and 4 individual events.

Senior captain Ava Mohart led the way  with event championships in the 50 and 100 freestyle races.  Freshman Brennan Pfeiffer took first in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly.  The 200 and 400 relay teams of Mohart, Pfeiffer, Sophia Fletcher and Sophia Sullentrup took first for the Knights.

The 200 medley relay team of Hunter Mohart, Bella Richardson, Jamie Poepsel and Peyton Lackey medaled second.  Also medaling in the top three for the Knights were Hunter Mohart, who took second in the 100 backstroke; Bella Richardson, who took third in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke; Jamie Poepsel, who took third in the 500 free, and Sophia Sullentrup who took third in the 50 free.  

The final score was Borgia 331, Lutheran Christian 226 and St. Dominic 214.

The Knights are next in action in a cross-town swim meet at the Four Rivers Y to face Washington High School on Friday.  It will be Senior Night for both teams.

Four Billikens scored in double figures and the SLU shot 52.8 percent from the field in a 74-70 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over the Davidson Wildcats Friday night at Belk Arena. It was the sixth win in a row for the Billikens (15-6, 7-1 A-10), who remain tied for first in the Atlantic 10 with VCU. It also was the Billikens' first win at Belk Arena in five tries. Davidson fell to 10-11 overall and 3-6 in the league. Yuri Collins, the NCAA leader in assists, posted his sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 assists. He was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field. Javon Pickett led the Bills in scoring with 14 points, while Javonte Perkins chipped in 13. Also scoring in double figures for Saint Louis was Gibson Jimerson, who turned in 11.

High School Sports-Friday, January 27th
Boys Basketball
Union Tournament-Semifinals
Borgia pulled away in the fourth quarter outscoring Washington 24-14 and closed it out at the line for a 67-51 win over the Blue Jays.   Grant Schroeder drained 26 points and Adam Rickman added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists as Borgia improved to 18-2.  Adyn Kleinheider scored 16, Mark Hensley 13 and Sam Paule 11 in the setback.  Washington drops to 9-9.   

Dontrez Williams scored 21 points leading the Sikeston Bulldogs to a 60-41 win over the Union Wildcats.  Sikeston advances to the championship game with a 13-4 record.  Union was led by Kieran Wors with 11 points and Ryan Rapert with 9.  Union falls to 11-7.  

Hermann Tournament
New Haven lost to California 55-23.  The loss drops the Shamrocks to 5-11.  

Herculaneum Tournament-3rd Place-Pacific fell to Herculaneum 73-55.  The Indians were led by Quin Blackburn with 16 points and Jack Meyer with 15.  Pacific drops to 5-13.  The Blackcats, now 11-7, were led by Gabe Watkins with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals.  

Girls Basketball
Washington Tournament
7th Place-Waynesville 62 Pacific 53.  Breona Hurd scored 41 points in the win and scored 100 points in the tournament.  

Consolation-Ursuline 38 Oakville 31.

3rd Place-Elizabeth Reed scored a career best 22 points leading Washington past Warrenton 50-38.The Blue Jays outscored Warrenton 21-2 in the second quarter to break it open.  Kendall Nix added 10 points and Olivia Reed 9.  Sophie Mueller and Zoe Klaus scored 11 each for the Warriors. Washington improves to 10-6 while Warrenton drops to 12-9.  

Championship-Howell Central 44 Lutheran South 30

Washington All-Tournament Team

Lexi Clark - Pacific

Breona Hurd - Waynesville

Sammi Simokaitis - Oakville

Evelyn Shane - Ursuline

Nevaeh Hill - Warrenton

Elizabeth Reed - Washington

Ellie Buscher - Lutheran South

Briana Mason - FHC

KLPW Radio MVP - Audrey Blaine - FHC

Hermann Tournament
Consolation-New Haven 50 Hermann 33 with Brenna Langenberg dropping in 28 points.  

3rd Place-Battle 56 California 54.

Championship-Owensville 50  Montgomery County 48.  Emma Daniels and Ali Daniels both scored 14 points and Camryn Caldwell chipped in 11. 

All-Tournament 1ST Team

Camryn Caldwell - Owensville High School

Kaelyn Johnson - Battle High School

Lauren Friedrich - California High School

Malia Rodgers - Montgomery County High School

Emma Daniels - Owensville High School (MVP)

All-Tournament 2nd Team

Brenna Langenberg - New Haven High School

Ali Daniels - Owensville High School

Ava Hughes - Hermann High School

Hailey Rademan - California High School

Tayla Robinson - Battle High School 


St. James 47 Licking 46.  Livi Herron scored 18 points and Lydia Kemnitzer added 14 for the 14-4 Tigers.  

Single Tickets Now On Sale for St. Louis Battlehawks Games
Single-game tickets are now available for the return of the St. Louis Battlehawks professional football team. They will begin play once again in March as part of the American football ball league. The Battlehawks' inaugural season with the XFL league was cut short in 2020 due to COVID. The team was founded by Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment and is a member of the new XFL, owned by Dwayne Johnson. The Battlehawks' home opener will be March 12th at The Dome at America's Center.

Lincoln University Changing Sports Conferences
Lincoln University in Jefferson City is changing sports conferences. Officials announced yesterday that the school is switching to the Great Lakes Valley Conference starting in the 2024-25 school year. LU has been a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association since 2010. The university is also adding men's and women's soccer and baseball next fall.

College Basketball Round Up
In college hoops action yesterday, Southeast Missouri State beat Tennessee State 92-75, Lindenwood lost to UT-Martin 66-59, Eastern Illinois fell to Southern Indiana 78-74, SIU-Edwardsville was defeated by Tennessee Tech 80-68, and Western Illinois took down South Dakota 75-72. Tomorrow, Lindenwood visits Tennessee State, Missouri State is at Murray State, Eastern Illinois hosts Southeast Missouri State, SIU-Edwardsville travels to Morehead State, and Western Illinois welcomes South Dakota State. On Sunday, Southern Illinois has a road game against Illinois State.

Billikens Visit Davidson
The Saint Louis Billikens go for their fifth win in a row when they visit Davidson in North Carolina tonight. Saint Louis beat La Salle 84-71 last Saturday to improve to 14-and-6 overall and 6-and-1 in the A-10 Conference.

Mizzou Hosts Iowa State
The Mizzou Tigers will try to get a winning streak going when they host number-13 Iowa State in a non-conference showdown at Mizzou Arena tomorrow. The Tigers are coming off an 89-77 win over Ole Miss on Tuesday, and they've won two of their last three games. Mizzou is 15-and-5 overall and 4-and-4 in the SEC.

Blues Get Blanked By Coyotes
The Blues couldn't get the puck past Karel Vejmelka during a 5-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Mullet Arena. The Blues surrendered two goals in the second and three goals in the third despite out-shooting Arizona 33-26. The Blues are in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-23-and-3 record. St. Louis visits Colorado tomorrow afternoon.

High School Sports-Wednesday, January 25th
Girls Basketball
Hermann Tournament-Semifinal-Emma Daniels logged 19 points and Ali Daniels followed with 17 points leading Owensville to a 57-50 win over California.  Ella Gehlert posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win.  The Dutchgirls improve to 12-5.  Fredrich scored 21 in the setback.  

High School Sports-Thursday, January 26th
Boys Basketball
Union Tournament-Consolation Semifinals
Summit 49 Lutheran South 47
Blue Knights 66 Seckman 56

Hermann Tournament
Parker Anderson and Conner Coffey led Hermann with 23 and 22 points in a 73-67 win over St. James.  Reese Rehmert added 14 and Nolan Brune 10 as the Bearcats improved to 16-3.  St. James, now 5-12, was led by Peyton Gruver with 26 and Blake Redburn with 20.  

Clayton Parker pumped in 19 points for Montgomery County and the Wildcats dominated the California Pintos 67-45.  Montgomery County is 13-5. 

Jordan Rodrigue scored 19 points and Hayden Johnson 10 leading St. Clair to a 49-27 win over Wright City.  The Bulldogs move to 6-10.  The Wildcats were led by Jerry Stanford with 7.  Wright City is 2-14.


Capital City 76 Owensville 61.  The Dutchmen drop to 3-16.  Will Lauth drained 21 points in the setback. 

Girls Basketball
Clara Nowak and Kate Snider paced Borgia with 12 points apiece and the Knights posted a 41-39 win at Duchesne.  Snider hit 4 deep.  Borgia improves to 7-12 overall and 1-4 in the AAA.  The Pioneers drop to 8-12 and 2-2.  

Salem 61 Sullivan 43.  The loss drops the Eagles to 7-9.  

Billikens Gear Up For Davidson
The Saint Louis Billikens are getting ready for their road game against Davidson tomorrow. The Billikens are on a five-game winning streak after taking down La Salle 84-71 on Saturday. Saint Louis is 14-and-6 overall and 6-and-1 in the A-10 Conference.

In college hoops action tonight, Lindenwood visits UT-Martin, Southeast Missouri State hosts Tennessee State, Eastern Illinois is at Southern Indiana, SIU-Edwardsville has a road game against Tennessee Tech, and Western Illinois welcomes South Dakota.

Mizzou Prepares For Iowa State
The Mizzou Tigers are gearing up for a non-conference showdown against number-13 Iowa State at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. The Tigers beat Ole Miss 89-77 on Tuesday, their second win in their last three games. Mizzou enters the contest with a 15-and-5 record overall and a 4-and-4 mark in the SEC.

Blues Visit Coyotes
The Blues will try to avoid a third consecutive loss when they visit the Arizona Coyotes at Mullett Arena tonight. The Blues are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at home on Tuesday. St. Louis is in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-22-and-3 record.

Cardinals Great Scott Rolen Joins Baseball Hall Of Fame
Scott Rolen is finally a Hall of Famer. In his sixth year on the ballot, and with just over 76 percent of the vote, the former Cardinals third baseman is getting the call to Cooperstown. Rolen played 17 years in the majors with the, and he spent six of those season with the Cardinals. The eight-time Gold Glover and seven-time All-Star helped St. Louis win the World Series in 2006. Rolen will join Fred McGriff at the induction ceremony for the class of 2023 on July 23rd.

Missouri Makes 16 3's In Road Win Over Ole Miss
Missouri drilled 16 three-pointers in an 89-77 road win over Ole Miss last night. It was the most 3-pointers the Tigers have made in an SEC game since joining the conference in 2012-13. D'Moi Hodge scored a game high 24 points and Isiaih Mosley added 20 in the victory. Mizzou improved to 15-and-5.

St. Louis City Draws With Philadelphia
St. Louis City SC played to a 2-2 draw with Philadelphia in its first exhibition match as an MLS squad in Fort Myers yesterday. Both Joao Klauss and Niko Gioacchini scored in the preseason match. St. Louis is scheduled to play Inter Miami on Saturday.

Mizzou Takes Down Ole Miss
The Mizzou Tigers earned a much-needed 89-77 win over unranked Ole Miss in Oxford. Mizzou never trailed after halftime and led by as many as 16 in the second half. D'Moi Hodge poured in 24 points, and Isiaih Mosley chipped in with 20. The Tigers improved to 15-and-5 overall and 4-and-4 in the SEC. Mizzou is at number-13 Iowa State on Saturday. 

In other college hoops action yesterday, Southern Illinois beat Murray State 68-64, and Missouri State took down UIC 63-59.

Slow Start Dooms Blues
The Blues surrendered three goals in the first period during a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Enterprise Center. St. Louis trailed by four in the second period before rallying back to get within a goal in the third period, but Buffalo scored in the last minute of regulation to seal the deal. Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn, and Ivan Barbashev all lit the lamp in the losing effort. St. Louis remains in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-22-and-3 record. The Blues visit the Coyotes tomorrow night.

Mizzou Visits Ole Miss
The Mizzou Tigers look to get back to .500 in conference play when they visit Ole Miss in Oxford tonight at 6:00.  The Tigers are coming off an 85-64 loss to number-two Alabama on Saturday. Mizzou is 14-and-5 overall and 3-and-4 in the SEC. 

In college hoops action yesterday, Western Illinois beat North Dakota 92-80. Tonight, Missouri State hosts UIC, and Southern Illinois welcomes Murray State.

Cardinals Hire New Play-By-Play Voice
The Cardinals have found the new voice of the club. The team is hiring Braves broadcaster Chip Caray to do play-by-play for Cardinals games on Bally Sports Midwest this year. Caray spent the last 18 seasons calling games for the Braves, but he's a St. Louis native. His father Skip Caray called games for the Braves until 2007, and his grandfather Harry Caray called Cardinals games with Jack Buck between 1945 and 1969. Caray takes over for Dan McLaughlin, who resigned from Bally Sports after being arrested for a DUI in December.

Blues Host Sabres
The Blues will try to get back in the win column when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Enterprise Center tonight. The Blues are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday, which snapped a two-game winning streak. The Blues are in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-21-and-3 record.  Puck drop-7:00.

High School Sports-Tuesday, January 24th
Boys Basketball
Union Tournament-First Round
Sikeston 76 Blue Knights 56.  Dontrez Williams poured in 24 points for the Bulldogs, now 12-4.  

Union connected on 8 deep in an 80-72 win over Seckman.  Junior Guard Ozzie Smith was the Player of the Game with 4 deep and 25 points.  Kieran Wors added 16, Ryan Rapert 14 and Liam Hughes 12.  The Wildcats improve to 11-6.  Junior Guard Colin Debold led all scorers with 26 points for the Jaguars, now 5-11.  

Hermann Boys Tournament-First Round
Parker Anderson poured in 28 points and Conner Coffey added 24 leading Hermann to a 76-30 win over Wright City.  Hermann improves to 15-3.  Wright City, now 2-13, was led by Justin Jones with 9 points. 

Blake Redburn pumped in 22 points leading St. James to a 65-38 win over St. Clair.  Silas Redburn added 16 for the 5-11 Tigers.  Carter Short scored 13 for St. Clair with Isaac Nunez adding 12.  The Bulldogs drop to 5-11.  

Tyler Erwin dropped in 17 points and Clayton Parker 16 leading Montgomery County past New Haven 65-32.  The Wildcats are 12-5.  Andrew Noelke scored 18 for the Shamrocks, now 5-10.  

Herculaneum Tournament-Consolation Semifinal-Pacific posted a 48-41 win over St. Pius with Quin Blackburn logging 23 points.  Jack Meyer added 11 for the 5-12 Indians. 

Sullivan Fell to Hillsboro 63-55 at the Eagles Nest.  Sullivan had three players in double figures, Sam Summers with 13, Drake Gawer with 12 and Aiden Kirk with 10.  The Eagles are 11-7.  Hillsboro improves to 13-5.

Girls Basketball
Washington Tournament
Consolation Semifinals-Ursuline vs. Waynesville-Postponed

Oakville beat Pacific 43-29.  Molly Prichard logged 14 points and Lexi Clark 9 in the loss.  Oakville is 10-5, Pacific 6-12.  

Championship Semifinals-Howell Central 44 Warrenton 30.  The Spartans are 11-6, the Warriors 12-8.    

Lutheran South 55 Washington 46.  Ellie Buscher scored 20 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the Lancers, now 14-3.  Washington was led by Gabby Lindemann with 18 points.  The Blue Jays are 9-6 and will go up against Warrenton for 3rd Place Friday at 7:00. 

Hermann Tournament
Consolation Semifinals-Brenna Langenberg poured in 26 points leading New Haven to a 67-38 win over Liberty Christian.  Liz Luecke added 15 for the 9-8 Shamrocks.   

Hermann bounced St. Clair 51-25 with Macy Bader dropping in 14 points.  Holly Heldt and Ava Hughes added 10 each for the Bearcats, now 11-7.  Emma Thompson scored 8 in the setback.  St. Clair is 3-15.

Championship Semifinals-Montgomery County 49 Battle 41-Malia Rodgers scored 16 in the win.  The Wildcats move to 15-4.  Tayla Robinson dropped in 18 for Battle.  

Owensville vs. California-Postponed.

Sophia Helling hit 4 three pointers and finished with 23 points leading Union to a 60-40 win at St. James.  Fallyn Blakenship also hit 4 deep for 12 points.  The Wildcats hit 10 outside the arc and improved to 12-4 overall and 3-0 in conference.  St. James, now 13-4 and 1-1, was led by Emily Recker and Kenadee Smith with 9 each.  

Girls Wrestling-St. Clair 66 Pacific 6

Girls Swimming-Westminster 170, Washington 74 Principia 51.

Blues Lose To Blackhawks
The Blues fell into an early hole during a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at Enterprise Center on Saturday. St. Louis surrendered three goals in the first 22 minutes of the game to fall behind by three. Jordan Kyrou, Ivan Barbashev, and Nick Leddy all scored to get within a goal late in the third period before the Blackhawks put the game away with another score. The Blues are in sixth-place in the Central Division with 49 points and a 23-21-and-3 record. They host Buffalo tomorrow night.

NFC, AFC Championship Matchups Set
The matchups are set for the NFC and AFC Championship Games.  The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cowboys to advance to their third NFC title game in the last four seasons.  The Niners will face the top-seeded Eagles in Philadelphia with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.  That game will kickoff next Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.  The Bengals and Chiefs will square off in the AFC Championship Game for the second straight season after Cincinnati beat Buffalo in the Divisional round.  Kickoff in KC next Sunday is at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. 

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