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High School Baseball-Saturday, May 25th
5/25/2024
Class 5 Quarterfinals

Willard 1 Borgia 0

Fort Zumwalt South 4 Rockwood Summit 2

Webster Groves 4 Festus 0

Kearney 5 Webb City 0





High School Baseball
5/24/2024

2024 Class 5 District 5 All-District Team

 

Name

School

Jackson Basham

Camdenton

 

 

Brock Miles

Capital City

Chase Stieferman

Capital City

Blake Holtmeyer

Capital City

 

 

Sam Wyrick

Helias

Maddox Alfutis

Helias

Myles Gresham

Helias

Calen Jones

Helias

 

 

Mason Wall

Jefferson City

Jackson Koch

Jefferson City

Jordan Martin

Jefferson City

Ethan Lipp

Jefferson City

 

 

Bret Yarger

Rolla

Colton Petersmith

Rolla

Logan Shivers

Rolla

 

 

Jack Nobe

St. Francis Borgia

Reagan Kandlbinder

St. Francis Borgia

Noah Hendrickson

St. Francis Borgia

Drew Eckhoff

St. Francis Borgia

 

 

Kasey Griffin

Union

Gavin Mabe

Union

Aaron Sterner

Union

 

 

Ryan Williams

Washington

 




NBA Playoff Recap
5/24/2024
The NBA Conference Finals are heating up. The Boston Celtics cruised to a 126-110 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden. Jaylen Brown erupted for 40 points to help the top-seeded Celtics jump out to a 2-0 series lead. The two teams will return to the hardwood for Game Three on Saturday in Indianapolis. The Western Conference Finals continue Friday with Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves playing host to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at the Target Center. The Mavs hold a 1-0 series lead.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/24/2024
The Edmonton Oilers have the lead in the Western Conference Final after topping the Dallas Stars 3-2 in double overtime of Game One. Connor McDavid potted the game-winner on a feed from Evan Bouchard just 32 seconds into the second OT. The Stars have now dropped seven straight series openers. Dallas will look to even the series when it hosts Edmonton for Game Two Saturday night at American Airlines Center.



NCAA Agrees To Let Power Five Schools Pay Players
5/24/2024
The NCAA is in agreement with the power five conferences on a historic deal. Schools are now allowed to directly pay players for the first time in the history of college sports. According to ESPN, the NCAA will pay more than 2.7-billion-dollars in damages over 10 years to past and current athletes. The parties have also agreed to a revenue-sharing plan that allows each school to share up to 20-million-dollars per year with its athletes. All Division One athletes dating back to 2016 will be eligible to receive a share as part of the settlement.



Mizzou Poaches South Alabama Linebacker
5/23/2024
The Mizzou Tigers football program is strengthening the second level of its defense. Former South Alabama linebacker Khalil Jacobs announced yesterday that he is transferring to Missouri. Jacobs held offers from Ole Miss and Alabama before choosing the Tigers. He had 56 tackles, eight-and-a-half tackles for loss, three sacks, one interception, and three forced fumbles in 13 games with South Alabama last season.



Cardinals Earn First Sweep Of The Season
5/23/2024
The Cardinals took two from the Orioles earn their first sweep of the 2024 season. The first game of the day was a completion of Tuesday's rain-suspended game. Nolan Gorman hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to lift the Cardinals to a 3-1 win. St. Louis then rallied from down 3-0 to win the series finale 5-4. Masyn Winn hit his second home run of the season, and Brendan Donovan had a two-run double. Reliever John King got his first win with two scoreless innings in relief. Ryan Fernandez allowed a run in the ninth inning but hung on to record his first save. St. Louis is in third place in the NL Central at 23-and-26.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/23/2024
The NBA Conference Finals are ramping up. The Dallas Mavericks surged late to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-105 in Game One of the Western Conference Finals at the Target Center. Luka Doncic led the charge with 33 points, eight assists and six boards to help the Mavs take a 1-0 series lead. Kyrie Irving chipped in with 30 points as Dallas closed out the contest on a 10-3 run. The two teams will return to the hardwood for Game Two on Friday in Minneapolis. The Eastern Conference Finals continue tonight with the Boston Celtics playing host to the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. The Celtics hold a 1-0 series lead.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/23/2024
The Panthers put the clamps down on the best team in hockey to earn a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series. Florida shut out the Rangers 3-0 at Madison Square Garden. Sergei Bobrovsky made all 23 saves, while Matthew Tkachuk, Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Bennett scored goals. Game Two takes place from MSG Friday night.



City Prepare For Seattle
5/22/2024
St. Louis City SC are getting ready for their match against the Seattle Sounders at CityPark on Saturday. City will try to snap a two-match losing streak after losing on the road against FC Cincinnati 3-1 last Saturday. St. Louis is in ninth place in the Western Conference with three wins, seven draws, and three losses for 16 points. Saturday's match kicks off at 7:30PM.



Cardinals Game Against O's Gets Suspended
5/22/2024
Game Two of the St. Louis Cardinals series with the Baltimore Orioles was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning due to inclement weather at Busch Stadium. The game was tied 1-1 at the time of the suspension. It will be resumed today at 11:15AM, and the series finale will begin about 30 minutes after the end of the completed contest.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/22/2024
The NBA Conference Finals are underway. The Boston Celtics toppled the Indiana Pacers 133-128 in overtime in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden. Jayson Tatum led the charge with 36 points and 12 rebounds to help the Celtics take a 1-0 series lead. Jaylen Brown hit a game-tying three at the end of the fourth quarter to send the game to OT and finished with 26 points. The two teams will return to the hardwood for Game Two on Thursday in Boston. The Western Conference Finals begin on Wednesday with the Minnesota Timberwolves playing host to the Dallas Mavericks at the Target Center.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/22/2024
The start of the conference final series in the Stanley Cup playoffs begin Wednesday night. The New York Rangers are the top-overall seed in the postseason and battle the Panthers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final from Madison Square Garden. Florida won the regular season series 2-1, which included a shootout victory back in late March. The west gets underway on Thursday. The Stars, owners of the top seed in the conference, face off against Connor McDavid and the Oilers in Dallas for Game One. Edmonton dropped the regular season series 2-1, which included a 5-0 loss in early April.



Cardinals Unveil New Jersey
5/21/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals unveiled a new jersey that they are scheduled to wear this weekend. The Cardinals City Connect jersey features the Birds on the Bat logo with the words "The Lou" in script under the bat. There are other small tributes to the Gateway City including an arm patch with the Fleur De Lis used on the city's flag, old school lettering of the logo and pinstripes to represent St. Louis as a River City. The players are expected to don the new jersey for Saturday's game against the Cubs.



Cardinals Call Up RP Loutos
5/21/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals are getting some help in their bullpen. The team selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Loutos from Triple-A Memphis yesterday. The 25-year-old has been unhittable at Triple-A, going 1-and-0 with four saves, a 1.72 ERA, and 18 strike outs in 15-and-two-thirds innings. Fellow righty Chris Roycroft was optioned to Triple-A, and outfielder Alfonso Rivas was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.



Fourth-Inning Rally Leads Cardinals Past O's
5/21/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth en route to a 6-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Busch Stadium. Masyn Winn doubled in a run during the inning, while Michael Siani added a three-run home run. Siani finished the game with four RBI, while Sonny Gray improved to 6-and-2 after giving up one earned run an two unearned runs in five-and-two-thirds innings. Ryan Helsley picked up his 14th save as the Cardinals remain in fourth place in the NL Central at 21-and-26. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis against the O's tonight.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/21/2024
The NBA Conference Finals are set to tip-off tonight. The Boston Celtics will host the Indiana Pacers for Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden. The Celtics are making their third straight trip to the conference finals and are searching for their second trip to the NBA Finals in the last three seasons. The Pacers are in their first conference finals since 2014. The Western Conference Finals will begin on Wednesday when the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Dallas Mavericks.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/21/2024
The last western hockey club punched their ticket to the conference final. The Oilers scored three times in the second period to edge the Canucks 3-2 in Vancouver. Cody Ceci, Zach Hyman and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all netted goals for Edmonton, which takes on the top-seeded Stars in Dallas for Game One on Thursday. The Eastern Conference Final gets underway on Wednesday. The New York Rangers are the top-overall seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs and battle the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden.



High School Sports-Tuesday, May 21st
5/21/2024
Baseball
Class 3 Sectional-Duchesne 6 Hermann 2.  Jaymeson Forest was 1 for 3 with 1 run and  2 rbi to lead the Pioneers, now 22-10.  Jackson Nikodym struck out 5 with no walks over 6 innings for the win.  Hermann was led by Trace Erfling who went 3 for 4 with a double.  Cole Traub pitched in a complete game in the loss.  Hermann closes the season 12-21.   Duchesne will go up against North Callaway in the quarterfinal.

Class 4 Sectional-MICDS 4 Sullivan 1.  The Eagles end the season 18-10.  The Rams advance to the quarterfinal against Park Hills Central with a 17-6 record.  



KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week
5/21/2024
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Reagan Kandlbinder-Senior Baseball Player-St. Francis Borgia in Washington. 

GPA-3.99 

#19 

P/1B 

Kandlbinder pitched a complete game in the Class 5 District 5 Semifinal leading Borgia to a 5-0 win over Helias. 

Season Stats-BA-340. OBP-421. SLG-457. 5 doubles and 2 home runs with 20 RBI. 5 SB. 

Pitching Stats-Record 7-1. 38-IP. ERA-0.92. 41 K and 5 BB. 

Reagan will continue his career at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.



St. Louis City Loses to FC Cincinnati
5/20/2024
St. Louis City SC have lost their last two matches following a 3-1 loss to FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium on Saturday. St. Louis' only score came on an own-goal by the Orange and Blue in the 56th minute. City are in ninth place in the Western Conference with three wins, seven draws, and three losses for 16 points. St. Louis hosts Seattle this Saturday.



High School Baseball-Saturday, May 18th
5/20/2024
Class 5 District 5 at Borgia

Semifinal-Borgia 5 Helias 0.  Reagan Kandlbinder with the complete game on the mound.

Championship-Borgia scored 2 runs in the 7th and beat Union 6-5.  Kaden Patke with the win in relief.  

Borgia advances to the quarterfinal against Willard-Saturday, May 25th on KLPW Radio.



Mizzou Softball Advances
5/20/2024
The University of Missouri softball team is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals. The Tigers defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha one-to-nothing yesterday to win the Columbia Regional. Mizzou will make its first NCAA Softball Tournament super regional appearance since 2021.



College Softball World Series Round Up
5/20/2024
The Mizzou Tigers are moving on in the Women's College World Series. Mizzou lost to Omaha 3-1 on Friday before earning wins over Indiana and Washington on Saturday. Yesterday, the Tigers beat Omaha 5-1 and 1-0 to move on to the Super Regionals this weekend. Meanwhile, Southern Illinois beat Cal 5-4 on Friday before losing to LSU and beating Cal again on Saturday. The Salukis were eliminated by LSU with a 9-0 loss yesterday. Southeast Missouri State lost to both Arkansas and Villanova and was eliminated on Saturday.



Cardinals Get Rocked By Red Sox
5/20/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals got knocked around for 14 hits during an 11-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium. St. Louis surrendered three home runs in the losing effort, and Matthew Liberatore was charged with his second loss after giving up four runs on six hits in three innings. Lars Nootbaar hit his fifth home run of the season as the Cardinals dropped to 20-and-26. Sonny Gray starts for St. Louis against the Orioles tonight.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/20/2024
The field for the NBA conference finals is set. The Minnesota Timberwolves downed the Denver Nuggets 98-90 in Game Seven of the Western Conference semifinals at Ball Arena. In the East, the Indiana Pacers crushed the New York Knicks 130-109 in Game Seven at Madison Square Garden. They will challenge the Boston Celtics in the next round, while the Timberwolves take on the Dallas Mavericks.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/20/2024
The bright lights shine on the NHL for a Game Seven on Monday night. The Canucks host the Oilers with a spot in the Western Conference Final at stake. Edmonton blew out Vancouver 5-1 on Saturday to force the deciding game. The winner will play the top-seeded Stars in Dallas on Thursday. The East final has already been set. The Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers host the Panthers in Game One from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.



KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week
5/20/2024
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Reagan Kandlbinder-Senior Baseball Player-St. Francis Borgia in Washington.

#19

P/1B
 
Kandlbinder pitched a complete game in the Class 5 District 5 Semifinal leading Borgia to a 5-0 win over Helias.  

Season Stats-BA-345.  OBP-447.  SLG-483.  6 doubles and 2 home runs with 18 RBI.  5 SB.

Pitching Stats-Record 6-1.  33-IP.  ERA-1.35.  33 K and 5 BB.  



High School Baseball
5/18/2024
Class 5 District 5 at Borgia 
Friday-Semifinal Union 5 Rolla 4 (11 innings) 

Borgia/Helias-Postponed. 


Saturday-Semifinal/Championship-Borgia/Helias-11:30 followed by the Championship game with the winner advancing to face Union-KLPW ON AIR.



High School Sports-Friday, May 17th
5/17/2024
Baseball-Class 5 District 5 Semifinals at Borgia
Union vs. Rolla-1:30

Borgia vs. Helias-4:00

Broadcast on the KLPW SPORTS STREAM.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/17/2024
The road to the NBA Finals continued on Thursday. The defending champion Nuggets are on the brink of elimination following a 115-70 loss to the Timberwolves in Game Six of the Western Conference semifinals. Anthony Edwards paced Minnesota with 27 points to help force a pivotal Game Seven on Sunday in Denver. The action continues tonight when the Knicks aim to lock up a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2000. The Knicks will visit the Pacers in Game Six of their conference semifinal series. New York leads the series 3-2. The Celtics remain the only team to have clinched a spot in the conference finals.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/17/2024
Chris Kreider carried the New York Rangers to the Eastern Conference Final. The forward scored a third-period hat trick in less than 10 minutes to eliminate the Hurricanes 5-3 in Game Six of the second round series from Raleigh. New York won the best-of-seven East series 4-2 and will face the winner of the Panthers-Bruins matchup in the conference final. Out west, the Canucks edged the Oilers 3-2 in Vancouver to take a 3-2 second round series lead. Game Six is Saturday. A pair of Game Sixes are on the schedule tonight. The Panthers will try to eliminate the Bruins in Boston, while the Stars are hoping for the same result against the Avalanche in Denver.



College Softball World Series Round Up
5/17/2024
The Women's College World Series gets going today. Missouri will take on Omaha in Columbia at 4:30PM. Meanwhile, Southern Illinois is in Baton Rouge for an 11:00AM game against Cal, and Southeast Missouri State plays Arkansas in Fayetteville at 7:30PM. All teams will play at least one game again on Saturday, and they could play on Sunday if they don't lose twice earlier in the weekend.



City Visits Cincinnati
5/17/2024
St. Louis City SC look to get back in the win column when they visit FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium tomorrow. City had their five-match point streak snapped with a 2-nil loss to LAFC on Wednesday. St. Louis is in ninth place in the Western Conference with three wins, seven draws, and two losses for 16 points. Tomorrow's match begins at 6:30PM.



Cardinals Host Red Sox
5/17/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals return to Busch Stadium to begin a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox tonight. The Cardinals won two of three during a road series against the Los Angeles Angels earlier this week. St. Louis is in fifth place in the NL Central at 18-and-25. Kyle Gibson takes the mound in the first game of the series tonight. First pitch is at 7:15PM.



City Gets Blanked By LAFC
5/16/2024
St. Louis City SC had their five-match point streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to LAFC at CityPark. St. Louis out-shot LAFC 7-3, but the club surrendered two second half goals and couldn't find the back of the net. City are in ninth place in the Western Conference with three wins, seven draws, and two losses for 16 points. St. Louis visits Cincinnati on Saturday.



Joe Buck To Join Chip Caray In Cardinals Booth
5/16/2024
Joe Buck is returning to the St. Louis Cardinals announcer's booth for one more game. The legendary play-by-play announcer will join Chip Caray for the television broadcast when St. Louis takes on the Cubs on May 24th. It will be Buck's first time calling a baseball game since 2021, and his first local Cardinals broadcast since 2007. The broadcast will honor the legacies of both Buck and Caray's lineages. Buck's father Jack called Cardinals games for 47 years, while Caray's grandfather Harry did games for both the Cardinals and Cubs.



Cardinals Fall To Angels
5/16/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals couldn't complete a three-game sweep of the Angels thanks to a 7-2 loss at Angel Stadium yesterday. The Cardinals surrendering four runs in the bottom of the first and trailed the rest of the game. Paul Goldschmidt went deep in the losing effort, and Lance Lynn was charged with his second loss after surrendering four runs on eight hits in five innings. The loss ended the Cardinals three-game winning streak. St. Louis remains in last place in the NL Central at 18-and-25. The Cards host Boston tomorrow.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/16/2024
The road to the NBA Finals continued on Wednesday. The Boston Celtics locked up their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals for the third straight year with a 113-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five at TD Garden. Jayson Tatum had 25 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Celtics win the series 4-1. In the West, the Dallas Mavericks downed the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder 104-92 in Game Five of the conference semifinals. Luka Doncic had a triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 boards as the Mavs grabbed a 3-2 series lead. The action continues on Thursday when the reigning champion Denver Nuggets aim to clinch a spot in the Western Conference Finals when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game Six in Minneapolis.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/16/2024
The Avalanche are staying alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Colorado took down the Stars 5-3 in Game Five of their best-of-seven series from Dallas. Cale Makar netted a pair of goals, which included the eventual game-winner in the third period. The Stars still lead the series 3-2 with Game Six taking place in Denver on Friday. The puck drops for two games on Thursday. The Rangers will try to eliminate the Hurricanes in Game Six from Raleigh, while The Oilers and Canucks square off in a 2-2 series from Vancouver.



2024 PGA Championship Preview
5/16/2024
Brooks Koepka is hoping to defend his major title when the 2024 PGA Championship tees off from Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. The LIV golfer won last year's tournament after finishing atop the leaderboard at nine under par. The 34-year-old will be alongside Max Homa and Jordan Spieth for the first and second round. Tiger Woods is seeking his 16th career major championship. Woods is in a group with Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley. Michael Block, Luke Donald and Shaun Micheel will be among the first group of players teeing off the opening round.



High School Sports-Thursday, May 16th
5/16/2024
Girls Soccer
Class 3 District 5 at Washington-Championship-Julia Eickhorn scored on a header off a free kick from Catherine Lawler with 13 seconds to go in overtime lifting Rockwood Summit to a 1-0 win over Union.  The Falcons advance to the quarterfinal with an 11-9-1 record.  Union ends the season 15-4.  Summit outshot Union 13-4.  


Baseball
Class 5 District 4-First Round
Warrenton outscored Hannibal 9-7 to improve to 22-5-1.  The Warriors will go up against top seeded Zumwalt South in the semifinal Friday after the Bulldogs beat St. Charles 6-0.  


Local College Baseball
Parkland College 15 East Central 5 in the NJCAA Central District Tournament at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois.  The double elimination tournament continues Friday.  

 The No. 14 Parkland College Baseball team continued its postseason run with a 15-5 win in six innings over East Central College (MO) in the NJCAA Division II Central District Championship on Thursday, May 16th. The Cobras (41-13) started strong and outpaced the Falcons (37-20) down the stretch, outhitting the Region 16 champions 13-3 to advance. Starting pitcher William O'Gorman (8-1) pitched a six-inning complete game on Thursday, striking out 10 batters in the win, and first baseman Luke Parmentier (3-4, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, BB) led the Cobras in RBI and runs against the Falcons.



Four Rivers All Conference Baseball Selections
5/15/2024
First Team 
Jake Collier* 11 P Pacific
Kasey Griffin* 11 P Union
Gavin Mabe* 12 C Union
Gavin Schmidt* 12 SS Sullivan
Jayden Fitzgerald* 12 3B St. Clair
Trey Kulick 11 SS Pacific
Aaron Sterner 12 SS Union
Gavin Moore* 12 OF Hermann
Ethan Broser* 12 OF Pacific
Colton Kossuth* 10 OF Pacific
Drake Gawer* 12 P/1B Sullivan
Nick D’Onofrio 12 P/OF Union
Chase Weirich 10 P/3B Owensville
Zaiden Gates 11 SS Owensville
Landon Ely 12 OF Owensville
(*) Denotes Unanimous Selection
Four Rivers Conference Player of the Year-Jake Collier - Pacific

Second Team
Xavian Cox 12 3B Pacific
Connor Curnutte 12 SS Union
Ardell Young 12 P/OF Union
Joey Mach 12 C Pacific
JV Meurer 10 P St. James
Cole Traub 11 P Hermann
Cambrian Koch 12 P Sullivan
Nathan McReynolds 11 P Sullivan
Trevor Hinten 9 P New Haven
James Perkins 12 1B St. James
Ryan Steinbeck 11 SS New Haven
Jordan Heying 12 1B Hermann



Clark Struggles Early, Finishes Strong In WNBA Debut
5/15/2024
Indiana Fever number one draft pick Caitlin Clark had an up-and-down WNBA debut. The former Iowa superstar started slow in the Fever's 92-71 loss at the Connecticut Sun but finished with a decent stat line. She had 20 points, three assists and two steals. Clark did not shoot well from the field, going 5-for-15, but did hit 4-of-11 three-pointers. She was 6-for-6 from the free throw line but had 10 turnovers.



High School Sports-Wednesday, May 15th
5/15/2024
Baseball
Class 5 District 5-First Round
Union jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first inning and cruised past Washington 12-2 in 5 innings.  Gavin Mabe was 3 for 3 and Aaron Sterner and Karson Eads added 2 hits each.  Kasey Griffin was the winning pitcher.  The Wildcats advance with a 21-9 record.  Ethan Roewe posted 2 hits for Washington, 5-26.  

Jack Nobe got it done on the mound and at the plate leading Borgia to a 1-0 win over Capital City.  Nobe pitched a complete game 1 hitter with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks.  He was also 2 for 3 with a double and drove in Cohen Jasper with the only run of the game.  Borgia improves to 20-8.  Capital City drops to 21-12.  

Helias 3 Camdenton 1
 
Rolla 5 Jefferson City 1


Class 4 District 4 at St. Clair-Semifinals
Sullivan 5 St. Clair 2. 

Owensville 5 Salem 1

Championship-Sullivan 3 Owensville 2.  The Eagles improve to 18-9 and advance to the sectional against MICDS Tuesday, May 21st.  


Class 3 District 6 at Montgomery County-Championship-Hermann 6 Elsberry 4.  The Bearcats improve to 12-20 and will go up against Duchesne in the sectional Tuesday, May 21st.  


Class 5 District 3-First Round
Parkway Central scored 2 runs in the 7th to walk-off Pacific 4-3.  Romy Wamhoff pitched 3 1/3 innings for the win and Evan Schnatmeier was 2 for 3 with 2 rbi for the Colts, now 16-14.  Pacific ends the season 18-7.  Jake Collier went the distance for the Indians and suffered the loss.  Xavian Cox was 3 for 3.  



Girls Soccer-Class 2 District 3 at Borgia-Championship-St. Charles West 2 Borgia 1. Haylee Stieffermann scored for Borgia.  The Knights end the season 10-14.  



Cardinals Rally Past Angels In Seventh
5/15/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 at Angel Stadium. The game was tied at five entering the inning before Alec Burleson hit a two-run shot to put St. Louis up for good. Pedro Pages added three RBI in the victory, and Sonny Gray earned his fifth win after surrendering five runs on eight his in six innings. The Cardinals are on a three-game winning streak, but they remain at the bottom of the NL Central at 18-and-24. Lance Lynn starts for the Cardinals against Los Angeles tonight.



NFL Schedule Release Preview
5/15/2024
The entire 2024 NFL regular season schedule releases Wednesday night. Football fans have already been given a sneak peak into some of the matchups that will highlight the early part of the season. Week One begins on Thursday, September 5th with the back-to-back defending Super Bowl champion Kansas Chiefs hosting the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of the 2023 AFC Championship Game. Tom Brady makes his broadcasting debut in Cleveland when the Browns host the Dallas Cowboys in Week One. The first week of the season wraps up with the return of Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets visiting the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/15/2024
The Bruins are living to see another day. Boston edged the Panthers 2-1 from Sunrise to stave off elimination in Game Five of their best-of-seven East second round series. The B's trail 3-2 with Game Six taking place at TD Garden on Friday. Out west, the Oilers knotted up their series with the Canucks at two games apiece following a 3-2 win in Game Four from Rogers Place. The series heads back to Vancouver for Game Five on Thursday. One matchup is on the slate for Wednesday. The Stars hope to eliminate the Avalanche in their second round series from American Airlines Center. Dallas has a 3-1 advantage heading into Game Five.



KLPW Athlete of the Week
5/15/2024
Trigg Lindhahl-Senior-Class 2 State Champion Golfer-Hermann High School. 

Trigg won the Class 2 State Championship at Paradise Point in Smithville with a 2-day total of 149. 

He shot 76 Monday and followed up with a 73 Tuesday. 

GPA: 3.83. 

Favorite Subjects: Physics and Math. 

Trigg ran cross country his freshman and sophomore year and joined a soccer club his junior and senior year. 

He will continue his career at UMSL 

Career Path: Business



City Hosts LAFC
5/15/2024
St. Louis City SC look to extend their point streak to six matches when they host LAFC at CityPark tonight. City are coming off a 3-1 win over Chicago last Saturday. St. Louis is tied for eighth place in the Western Conference with three wins, seven draws, and one loss for 16 points. Tonight's match kicks off at 7:30PM.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/15/2024
The road to the NBA Finals continued on Tuesday. The Nuggets moved one win away from the Western Conference Finals with a 112-97 win over the Timberwolves in Game Five of their second round series. Nikola Jokic finished with 40 points and 13 rebounds to help the Nuggets take a 3-2 series lead. In the East, the Knicks crushed the Pacers 121-91 in Game Five of the conference semifinals. Jalen Brunson had 44 points as the Knicks grabbed a 3-2 series lead. The action continues on Wednesday with a pair of Game Five's. In the East, the Celtics look to finish off the Cavaliers in Boston. In the West, the Mavericks pay a visit to the Thunder. That series is tied 2-2.



High School Sports-Tuesday, May 14th
5/14/2024
Golf-MSHSAA State Championships
Class 2 at Paradise Point in Smithville.  Hermann-4th Place-695-Cole Camp-1st-677-Trigg Lindahl-149-1st Place, Emory Lindahl-181-48th, Easton Stiers-179-42nd,  Nolan Brune-186-60th,  Max Miller-202-81st.

Class 3 at Rivercut in Springfield.  Sullivan-Easton Purvis-175-71st and Carsen Dudley-174-tied for 68th.  St. James-Jackson Marcee-156-31st and Isaiah Carter-172-66th.  Owensville-Crew Epstein-176-tied for 73rd.  

Class 4 at Dalhousie in Cape Girardeau.  Washington-Alex Fregalette-161-29th.




Baseball
Class 3 District 6 at Montgomery County-Championship-Hermann vs. Elsberry-Rained out-Rescheduled-Wednesday at 6:00.



Girls Soccer
Class 3 District 5 at Washington-Semifinals.
Rockwood Summit 2 Pacific 0.  Maria Domian and Julia Eickhorn scored for the Falcons.  The Indians end the season 14-5-1.  Summit advances with a record of 10-9-1.  

Union 3 Parkway West 0.  Mia Smith, Ava Sykes and Ava Eagan all found the back of the net.  Smith, Mya Minor and Sophia Helling posted 1 assist each.  The Wildcats move to 15-3.  The Longhorns finish 7-13.  

Union and Summit will meet in the championship game Thursday at 6:00.


Class 2 District 4 at Helias-Semifinals
Southern Boone 2 St. Clair 1 in overtime.  St. Clair ends the season 12-8-1. 

Helias 2 Sullivan 1.  Sullivan ends the season 15-8-2.  




NBA Playoff Recap
5/14/2024
The road to the NBA Finals continued on Monday. The Celtics moved one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals with a 109-102 win over the Cavaliers in Game Four of their second round series. Jayson Tatum totaled 33 points and 11 rebounds to help the Celtics take a 3-1 series lead. In the West, the Thunder took down the Mavericks 100-96 in Game Four of the conference semifinals. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 34 points as the Thunder evened up the series. The action continues tonight with a pair of Game Five's. In the East, the Knicks play host to the Pacers. In the West, the Timberwolves pay a visit to the Nuggets. Both series are tied up 2-2.



NHL Playoff Recap
5/14/2024
The Hurricanes aren't going down without a fight. Carolina secured a 4-1, comeback win over the Rangers in Game Six of the East second round series from Madison Square Garden. The Rangers had a 3-0 lead as the best-of-seven series shifts back to Raleigh on Thursday. Out west, the Stars took down the Avalanche 5-1 from Denver to go up 3-1 in their second round series. The Avs will try to avoid elimination in Game Five from Dallas on Wednesday. A pair of matchups in each conference takes place on Tuesday. The Panthers will try to eliminate the Bruins in Game Five from Sunrise, while the Canucks hope to take a 3-1 advantage over the Oilers in Edmonton.



St. Louis Cardinals' Games to be Streamed on Roku
5/14/2024
Major League Baseball has a new deal with a streaming company. MLB announced Monday that it has agreed to an exclusive, multi-year contract with Roku, which will air one Sunday game from now until September 15th. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Sunday Leadoff" consists of 18 games and will start with Sunday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. Games on Roku can be watched for free either through the app, on Roku devices or through Amazon Fire, Samsung and Google TVs.



Softball College World Series Round-Up
5/14/2024
The Women's softball team at Mizzou will be hosting a regional tournament of the College World Series. The NCAA Division One championship bracket announced Sunday shows the number seven-seed Tigers also will also go up against in Omaha in their first game. They'll play Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the game will be shown on ESPN-plus. Meanwhile, Southeast Missouri State will take on number 12 seed Arkansas Friday night at 8:30 at another regional taking place in Fayetteville, Arkansas.



East Central College Baseball
5/14/2024

East Central College Baseball (37-19) captured the NJCAA Region 16 Championship in walk-off fashion with a bottom of the 11-inning single by Jackson Kirn to drive in Jose Alfonso for the 6-5 game winner!

The Falcons will advance to the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Thursday, May 16 being hosted by Heartland Community College in Normal, IL at the Corn Crib.

East Central College will face Parkland College in the 2nd game of the day Thursday, May 16 with time TBA.

 

The East Central College NJCAA Central District playoff games will be played in Normal, IL at the The Corn Crib Baseball Park adjacent to the Heartland CC Campus- 1000 West Raab Road, Normal, IL 62761. Admission will be $5 per day.

 

All games will be broadcast on the following link:

https://heartlandhawks.com/watch/?Archive=448&type=Live

 

 

CENTRAL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT (Double Elimination)

Game 1 – Thursday, May 16 @12:00pm:  Heartland CC vs. Illinois Central College

Game 2 – Thursday, May 16 @3:00pm:    Parkland CC vs. East Central College

Game 3 – Thursday, May 16 @6:00pm:    Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

 

Game 4 – Friday, May 17 @12:00pm:        Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Game 5 – Friday, May 17 @3:00pm:          Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

 

Game 6 – Saturday, May 18 @12:00pm:  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

Game 7 – Saturday, May 18 @3:00pm:     Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary)

 

NJCAA Central District Champion will advance to NJCAA DII College World Series in Enid, OK May 25 -31 and June 1, 2024.




Middleton Begins Rehab Assignment
5/14/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals could be getting one of their key relievers back soon. The team announced yesterday that right-hander Keynan Middleton will begin a rehab assignment with the Springfield Cardinals today. Middleton has not pitched since March 7th after straining his flexor tendon in Spring Training. The offseason acquisition went 2-and-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 51 games between the White Sox and Yankees last season.



Cardinals Rally Past Angels
5/14/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals erupted for eight runs in the top of the seventh during a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The Angels had a four-run entering the inning before Nolan Arenado got the scoring started for St. Louis with a solo home run. Matt Carpenter tied the game with an RBI single later in the frame, and Paul Goldschmidt got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run. Kyle Leahy earned the win in relief. The Cardinals have won their last two games but remain in last place in the NL Central at 17-and-24. Sonny Gray starts for St. Louis against the Angels tonight.



KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week
5/13/2024
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Golfer-Trigg Lindahl from Hermann High School.

Lindahl won the individual title in the district tournament at Norwoods Golf Club in Hannibal with a 5 under par 67.  

He won the state title in 2022 as a Sophomore.  

3 time all state golfer.

Lindahl is a 4 time individual Four Rivers Conference Champion/Player of the Year.

He was even or under par for all 18 hole rounds in 2024.  

Trigg tied for 1st Place in the Helias Invitational at the Jefferson City Country Club.  

Lindahl's average 18 hole score-68.  Average 9 hole score-37.  



NHL Playoff Recap
5/13/2024
The Panthers are on the verge of punching their ticket to the Eastern Conference Final. Florida is up 3-1 in their best-of-seven second round series after fighting back from a two-goal deficit and downing the Bruins 3-2 in Boston. Game Five takes place in Sunrise on Tuesday. Out West, the Canucks are up 2-1 in their second round series following a 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game Three from Edmonton. The puck drops for Game Four at Rogers Place on Tuesday. Two games are on the slate for Monday. The top seed in the East Rangers will try to eliminate the Hurricanes at MSG, while the Stars look for a 3-1 series lead over the Avalanche in Denver.



High School Sports-Monday, May 13th
5/13/2024
Golf-MSHSAA State Championships
Class 2 at Paradise Point in Smithville.  Hermann-2nd Place-341-Palmyra-1st-333-Trigg Lindahl-76-1st Place, Emory Lindahl-87-22nd, Easton Stiers-88-28th,  Nolan Brune-90-41st,  Max Miller-101-79th.

Class 3 at Rivercut in Springfield.  Sullivan-Easton Purvis-86-65th and Carsen Dudley-92-tied for 80th.  St. James-Jackson Marcee-82-50th and Isaiah Carter-84-55th.  Owensville-Crew Epstein-92-tied for 80th.  

Class 4 at Dalhousie in Cape GirardeauWashington-Alex Fregalette-84-45th.

Second and final round competition is Tuesday.  


Baseball
Class 4 District 4 at St. Clair-Semifinals
Sullivan vs. St. Clair-Postponed-Rescheduled Wednesday-3:00

Owensville vs. Salem-Postponed-Rescheduled Wednesday-5:00


Jack Nobe homered in the 9th lifting Borgia to a 3-2 walk-off win over Warrenton.  Nobe finished with 2 hits and 2 runs.  Kaden Patke added 2 doubles with 2 rbi.  Borgia used 4 pitchers.  Caleb Hoss got the win.  Borgia improves to 19-8.  It's career win number 400 for Coach Rob Struckhoff.  Warrenton drops to 21-5-1.  

St. Dominic used 7 pitchers in a 10-2 win at Washington.  Brennan Swindler was the winner.  Jack Roppa and Harrison Wurdack with 3 rbi each. The Crusaders improve to 20-8. Colton Carrier and Andrew Elbert had 2 hits each for the Blue Jays, now 5-25  


Girls Soccer
Class 2 District 3 at Borgia-Semifinals
Borgia 5 Winfield 0.  Madison Lieberoff and Abigail Schutte with 2 goals each.  Haylee Stieffermann with 1 goal.  Borgia improves to 10-13.  

St. Charles West 1 Christian 0


Class 2 District 4 at Jefferson City-First Round
Southern Boone 6 St. James 1

Sullivan 2 Blair Oaks 1.  Eden Lambert and Tessa Newman scored for the Eagles.  Molly Lohden with an assist.  The Eagles improve to 15-7-2.

Helias 5 Owensville 0

St. Clair 2 Osage 1.  Greta Bettinelli and Lucy Moore scored for the Bulldogs, now 12-7-1.  








MSU Pulls Out Of Missouri Valley Conference
5/13/2024
The Missouri Valley Conference, a NCAA Division One athletic league, is set to lose one of its members. Missouri State University officials say the school has accepted an invitation to join the Dallas-based Conference USA, effective July 1st of next year. Missouri State said its decision to switch conferences will allow its football team to compete in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, which is the highest tier of Division One football. The team currently competes in the NCAA's Division One Football Championship Subdivision, which is a tier below FBS.



Softball College World Series Round-Up
5/13/2024
The Women's College World Series bracket was announced over the weekend. The Mizzou Tigers will host a regional in Columbia, and they'll go up against Omaha in their first game. Meanwhile, Southeast Missouri State takes on Arkansas, and Southern Illinois goes up against Cal. The College World Series begins on Friday.



City Rallies Past Chicago
5/13/2024
St. Louis City SC scored a pair of second half goals to beat the Chicago Fire 3-1 at CityPark. Joao Klauss scored in the 56th minute and the 67th minute to give City the win. Rasmus Alm also found the back of the net in the victory. St. Louis is tied for eighth place in the Western Conference with three wins, seven draws, and one loss for 16 points. St. Louis hosts LAFC on Wednesday.



Cardinals Avoid Four-Game Sweep With Win Over Brewers
5/13/2024
The Cardinals avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the Brewers following a 4-3 win in the finale from Milwaukee. St. Louis clawed back from a three-run deficit, and Michael Siani's RBI double in the seventh inning proved to be the game-winning run. Paul Goldschmidt slugged a solo homer and finished with two RBI, while Miles Mikolas earned the win. Ryan Helsley notched his 12th save of the season as the Cards remain at the bottom of the NL Central at 16-and-24. Matthew Liberatore starts for the Cardinals against the Angels tonight.



NBA Playoff Recap
5/13/2024
The road to the NBA Finals continued on Sunday. The Pacers crushed the Knicks 121-89 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tyrese Haliburton had 20 points and six rebounds as the Pacers evened up the series. In the Western Conference, the Nuggets beat the Timberwolves 115-107 in Game Four of their second round series. Nikola Jokic totaled 35 points, seven boards and seven assists as the reigning champions evened up the series. The action continues tonight with a pair of Game Four's. In the East, the Celtics will be aiming for a commanding 3-1 series lead when they visit the Cavaliers. In the West, the Mavericks will be looking to do the same against the top-seeded Thunder.



UFL-Saturday, May 11th
5/11/2024
St. Louis Battlehawks vs. Birmingham-3:00.



MLB
5/11/2024
Friday-Milwaukee 11 St. Louis 2

Saturday-6:15

Sunday-1:10



High School Sports-Saturday, May 11th
5/11/2024
Baseball
Class 4 District 4 at St. Clair-First Round
St. Clair scored 5 runs in the 7th to walk-off St. James 12-11.  Jayden Fitzgerald had a big day at the plate with 2 hits, 1 triple and 4 rbi.  Freshman Liam Laroney started at 3rd and was 2 for 4 with 2 rbi.  St. Clair moves to 7-14.  St. James 3-19.  

Jaden Gerlemann was 2 for 4 with 5 rbi and 2 stolen bases leading Owensville to a 17-4 win over Cuba.  Chase Weirich was 2 for 3 with 3 rbi.  Landon Kramme 3 for 3 and Logan Bailey 3 for 3 with 2 rbi.  The Dutchmen improve to 13-12.  Cuba is 3-21.  

Class 3 District 6 at Montgomery County-Semifinal
Cole Traub pitched a complete game 1 hitter with 10 strikeouts and 2 walks leading Hermann to a 12-2 win Bowling Green in 6 innings.  Hermann scored 7 runs in the 6th to end it early.  Chase Romig posted 3 hits with 3 rbi.  Trent Lampkin 3 hits with 3 runs and Charlie Tyree 2 runs and 2 rbi.  Hermann is 11-20.  Bowling Green 7-14.  


Girls Soccer
Class 3 District 5 at Washington-First Round
Rockwood Summit 4 Capital City 0.  Claire McCarthy with 2 goals.  Summit improves to 9-9-1. 

Pacific 5 Jefferson City 0.  The Indians improve to 14-4-1 and Jefferson City falls to 17-6.  

Union 4 Rolla 0.  Sophia Helling with 2 goals  Jewelle Anderson and Mya Minor added 1 each for the Wildcats, now 14-3.  Rolla ends the season 10-12.

Parkway West 3 Washington 1.  The Longhorns improve to 8-12.  Washington ends the season 14-10.


Class 3 District 4 at Fort Zumwalt East-First Round
North Point 8 Warrenton 0


Local College Baseball
East Central College (37-19) wins the 2024 NJCAA Region 16 DII Baseball Championship 6-5 over North Central Missouri College in 11 innings. Jackson Kirn drove in Jose Alfonso after his leadoff double in the bottom of the 11th inning for a walk-off winner.  East Central advances to the District Playoffs in Region 24 which will get underway Thursday at Heartland in Normal, Illinois.  

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