College Basketball Wrap-Up
In other college basketball action on Saturday, Lindenwood lost to Little Rock 82-73, Missouri State fell to Belmont 93-78, Southeast Missouri State was defeated by UT-Martin 82-72, Eastern Illinois went down against Tennessee Tech 75-67, SIU-Edwardsville suffered a 76-71 loss against Tennessee State, and Western Illinois edged Southern Indiana 82-76. Southern Illinois beat Evansville 65-53 yesterday.
Billikens Edge George Washington
The Saint Louis Billikens snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-91 win over George Washington at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday. Saint Louis nearly lost a 14-point second half lead when George Washington got with two in the final minute, but the Billikens hit their free throws to ice the game. Gibson Jimerson had 19 points in the victory. The Billikens are still in last place in the A-10 with a 3-and-11 conference record and a 10-and-17 mark overall. Saint Louis hosts Richmond on Wednesday.
Mizzou Loses Again
The Mizzou Tigers are on a 14-game losing streak after an 88-73 loss to Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday. The Tigers trailed by just two at halftime before getting outscored 52-39 the rest of the way. Sean East-the-second had 33 points in the losing effort. Mizzou is in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-14 conference record and a 8-and-19 mark overall. The Tigers visit Florida on Wednesday.
Cardinals Blank Astros
The Cardinals gave up just four hits in a 3-0 Spring Training win over the Houston Astros at Cacti Park of the Palm Beaches. Masyn Winn had three hits in the victory, while Drew Rom earned the win with two scoreless innings. Kyle Leahy picked up the save. Sem Robberse mans the rubber for St. Louis against Miami today.
St. Louis City Draws Real Salt Lake
St. Louis City SC began their 2024 MLS season with a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake at CityPark on Saturday. Real Salt Lake scored in the 74th minute, but City tied the match five minutes later when Samuel Adeniran found the back of the net. St. Louis is tied for fifth place in the Western Conference with one point. City takes on Houston in a CONCACAF match tomorrow night.
Blues Get Crushed By Red Wings
A pitiful start doomed the Blues in a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. The Blues surrendered four goals in the first period and never found a way back into the game. Zack Bolduc scored the Blues lone goal in the losing effort. St. Louis is tied for fifth place in the Central Division with 62 points and a 30-25-and-2 record. The Blues visit Winnipeg tomorrow night.
NFL Scouting Combine Begins Today
The future of the NFL will gather at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday. The scouting combine officially kicks off from Indianapolis. Over 300 of the best college football players have a chance to showcase their skills in front of coaches, general managers and scouts. Many players hope to improve their stock ahead of April's draft. After early-week measurements and interviews are conducted, defensive linemen and linebackers will take the field on Thursday, while defensive backs and tight ends are scheduled to work out on Friday. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs hit the gridiron on Saturday and offensive lineman wrap up the event on Sunday.
High School Sports-Monday, February 26th
Fort Zumwalt North at Washington-7:00-KLPW ON AIR.
Fort Zumwalt North at Washington-5:30-Joined in progress at 6:00-KLPW ON AIR.
Class 4 District 3 at Borgia-First Round
St. Clair vs. Sullivan-5:30
Borgia vs. Salem-7:00
KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Wrestler Casey Olszowka-Washington Blue Jays.
Olszowka wrapped up his high school career with a 3rd place finish at the MSHSAA State Championships Saturday in Columbia. He finished with a remarkable 51-1 record.
Casey entered the state tournament undefeated at 47-0, won his first two matches, lost the semifinal, then bounced back to take 3rd with a 2-0 decision over Lucas Parietti of Whitfield.
MSHSAA Wrestling State Championships
Class 3 Boys
Gable Ohm-106-5th Place
Casey Olszowka-157-3rd Place
Tyrese Thurman-215-5th Place
Zayden Teson-106-6th Place
Manny McCauley-113-4th Place
Jeremiah Kassing-126-4th Place
Joshua Kassing-132-5th Place
Jacob Ruff-215-3rd Place
Trey Ladymon-175-6th Place
Nathaniel Knaff-285-6th Place
Class 2 Girls
Annelise Obermark-140-2nd Place
Maggie Ortmann-155-2nd Place
High School Sports-Saturday, February 24th
Class 3 District 7 at New Bloomfield-Championship Game-Montgomery County played lockdown man-to-man defense in a 62-37 win over Hermann. Jacob Stellwagan scored 21 points with Clayton Parker adding 15 and Jay Rodgers 11. Montgomery County improves to 22-6 and will go up against Versailles in the sectional Tuesday, Senior Nolan Brune led Hermann with 12 points. The Bearcats end the season 21-7.
MLB Players Concerned With New Uniforms
Major League Baseball is dealing with a growing list of complaints. The Major League Baseball Players Association is talking to its members to gather feedback on the controversy of see-through pants while hoping changes can be made before Opening Day. The Nike-generated, Fanatics-produced uniforms have been dubbed "performance jerseys" by commissioner Rob Manfred and were used at last year's All-Star Game. An MLB spokesperson said in a statement that adjustments are being made to the jersey size, waist, in-seam, thigh fit and the bottom of pants.
High School Sports-Friday, February 23rd
KLPW ON AIR-Tucker Mabe came off the bench and scored 15 points leading Union to a 70-44 win over Sullivan. Karson Eads added 13 for the Wildcats, now 13-12 overall and 6-1 in the Four Rivers Conference. Sullivan drops to 4-21 and 2-5. Chris Glaser led all scorers with 23 points in the setback and he was 8 for 8 from the free throw line.
Aiden Boone drained 25 points and Nick Gleason added 21 leading St. James to a 62-48 win at North County. The Tigers have won four straight and are now 11-13. The Raiders drop to 2-23.
St. James 71 Camdenton 37. Kendall Costoplos scored 19 points with Emily Recker adding 16 and Lydia Kemnitzer 12. The Tigers move to 19-6. The Lakers drop to 10-15.
Class 2 District 4 at Principia-Championship Game-Principia 46 New Haven 19. Katie Holtmeyer scored 5 points in the loss. New Haven ends the season 12-14. Principia improves to 20-7.
College Basketball Round Up
In college basketball action yesterday, Lindenwood was crushed by UT-Martin 106-82, Southeast Missouri State lost to Little Rock 83-61, Eastern Illinois fell to Tennessee State 78-73, SIU-Edwardsville edged Tennessee Tech 78-77, and Western Illinois was defeated by Morehead State 78-57. Tomorrow, Lindenwood hosts Little Rock, Missouri State visits Belmont, Southeast Missouri State welcomes UT-Martin, Eastern Illinois is on the road against Tennessee Tech, SIU-Edwardsville travels to Tennessee State, and Western Illinois is at home against Southern Indiana. Southern Illinois is at Evansville on Sunday.
Billikens Host George Washington
The Saint Louis Billikens aim to avoid their fourth loss in a row when they host George Washington at Chaifetz Arena tomorrow. The Billikens just fell to Duquesne 81-66 on Tuesday. Saint Louis is in last place in the A-10 with a 2-and-10 conference record and a 9-and-17 mark overall. Tomorrow's contest begins at 2:00PM.
Mizzou Visits Arkansas
The Mizzou Tigers will try to snap a 13-game losing streak when they visit Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena tomorrow. The Tigers are coming off a 72-67 loss against number-five Tennessee on Tuesday. Mizzou is in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-13 conference record and an 8-and-18 mark overall. The Tigers played Arkansas at home earlier in the season, losing 91-84 on January 31st. Tomorrow's game tips off at 11:00AM.
City Opens Regular Season Against Real Salt Lake
St. Louis City SC kick off their second MLS season with a match against Real Salt Lake at CityPark tomorrow night. City finished its inaugural season in the league as the top team in the Western Conference before losing in their first round of the MLS Playoffs. Tomorrow's match kicks off at 7:30PM.
Cardinals Play Split-Doubleheader
The Cardinals begin exhibition play with a split double-header in Spring Training tomorrow. The Cardinals will host the Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet at 12:05PM, and they'll also take on the Mets at Clover Park at 12:10PM. St. Louis hasn't announced a starting pitcher for either game.
Blues Blank Islanders
Jordan Binnington stone-walled the New York Islanders as the Blues earned a 4-0 win at Enterprise Center. Binnington stopped all 38 shots that he faced in the victory. St. Louis scored three goals in the second period to take control of the game. Pavel Buchnevich scored a hat trick, while Brandon Saad also lit the lamp. The Blues are in fourth place in the Central Division with 62 points and a 30-24-and-2 record. St. Louis visits Detroit tomorrow.
Blues Host Islanders
The Blues aim to avoid their third loss in a row when they host the New York Islanders at Enterprise Center tonight. The Blues are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. St. Louis is tied for fourth place in the Central Division with 60 points and a 29-24-and-2 record. Tonight's game starts at 7:00PM.
High School Sports-Thursday, February 22nd
Union lost at Farmington 73-67. Kieran Wors led Union with 20 points, Cameron Servais added 14 and Hayden Parmenter and Ozzie Smith chipped in 10 each. The Wildcats drop to 12-12. Farmington improves to 19-6.
Pacific fell at Hillsboro 73-45. The Indians were led by Gage Clark with 10 points and Kade Collins and Parker Linder with 8 each. Pacific slips to 9-16. The Hawks improve to 18-6.
Tate Gruver posted 19 points and James Perkins added 15 leading the St. James Tigers to a 62-41 win over Owensville. The win bumps St. James to 10-13 overall and 5-2 in the Four Rivers Conference. Owensville drops to 9-15 and 4-3.
Troy Anderson scored 22 points leading Warrenton to a 49-36 win over Wright City. The Warriors improve to 14-11. Wright City drops to 11-14.
Class 3 District 7 at New Bloomfield-Semifinal-Nolan Brune dropped in 21 points leading Hermann to a 48-41 win over South Callaway. The Bearcats improve to 21-6 and will square off with Montgomery County Saturday at 6:00 in the championship game.
Union clocked Warrenton 53-22 behind 19 points from Sophia Helling and 12 from Kelsey Brake. Union wraps up the regular season with a 19-7 record. Warrenton drops to 18-7.
Owensville beat North County 52-23. Emma Daniels pumped in 22 points. Ali Daniels and Camryn Caldwell added 8 each for the 18-7 Dutchgirls. North County drops to 9-17.
Borgia got back in the win column with a 46-37 victory at Visitation. Sydney Kessler delivered 17 points and Addison Carroll added 14. The Knights improve to 12-14.
The MSHSAA Wrestling State Championships will run through Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Class 1 Girls
Janessa Avila of St. Clair-105-6th Place.
Jessie Hopkins-St. Clair-130-4th Place.
Audrey DeClue-St. Clair-135-5th Place.
Zoe Fischer-Pacific-125-5th Place.
DORIE RICHARDSON-SULLIVAN-140-STATE CHAMPION-RICHARDSON BEAT RILEY HOWELL OF BROOKFIELD, 4-2 DECISION.
Class 2 Boys
Connor Roach-Sullivan-132-3rd Place.
Colton Brendel-Sullivan-165-3rd Place.
Luke Marlatt-St. James-132-5th Place.
College Basketball Round Up
In college basketball action yesterday, Missouri State was crushed by Bradley 86-62, and Southern Illinois edged Murray State 72-68. Tonight, Lindenwood hosts UT-Martin, Southeast Missouri State welcomes Little Rock, Eastern Illinois visits Tennessee State, SIU-Edwardsville is at Tennessee Tech, and Western Illinois has a home game against Morehead State.
Billikens Get Ready For George Washington
The Saint Louis Billikens are gearing up for their contest against George Washington at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday. The Billikens have lost three games in a row after an 81-66 defeat against Duquesne on Tuesday. Saint Louis is in last place in the A-10 with a 2-and-11 conference record and a 9-and-17 mark overall.
Mizzou Prepares For Arkansas
The Mizzou Tigers are getting ready for their road game against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. The Tigers are on a 13-game losing streak after falling to number-five Tennessee 72-67 on Tuesday night. Mizzou also lost to Arkansas 91-84 when the two teams last met on January 31st. The Tigers are in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-13 conference record and an 8-and-18 mark overall. Saturday's game tips off at 11:00AM.
High School Sports-Wednesday, February 21st
Hayden Bates filled the stat sheet with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals as was 7 of 11 from the free throw line leading Festus to a 70-38 win over St. Clair. The Tigers improve to 14-11 while St. Clair drops to 7-16.
Class 3 District 7 at North Callaway-Semifinal-Montgomery County dominated Hermann 52-35 and advances to the championship game with a 21-5 record. Hermann ends the season 16-12. Couple of individual highlights for Hermann-Ava Hughes scored 15 points and reached one thousand points for her career. Kennedie Witthaus broke Quincy Erickson's single season three point record with 51.
Class 2 District 4 at Principia-Semifinal-Katie Holtmeyer drained 15 points leading New Haven to a 38-27 win over St. Vincent. Alayna Lagemann added 13 for the Shamrocks, now 12-12. They advance to the championship game against top seed Principia Friday night at 7:00.
Sophia Helling pumped in 22 points leading Union past Potosi 70-37. Fallyn Blankenship added 9 points with Kelsey Brake and Ava Sykes chipping in 8 each. The Wildcats improve to 18-7. Potosi drops to 6-18.
Borgia fell at Lutheran St. Charles 65-27. Tatum Scheer scored 8 points with Addison Carroll adding 7. The Knights drop to 11-14. Lutheran improves to 20-4.
St. Clair lost to the Central Rebels 80-59. The Bulldogs have dropped four straight and are now 7-17.
The MSHSAA Wrestling State Championships will run through Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Wednesday-Class 1 Boys
Adam Ashworth-Borgia-150-Alive in wrestlebacks.
Class 1 Girls
Gianna Schreck-Union-170-Alive in wrestlebacks.
Janessa Avila of St. Clair-105-Alive in wrestlebacks.
Lindsay Rampani-St. Clair-125-Alive in wrestlebacks.
Jessie Hopkins-St. Clair-130-Alive in wrestlebacks.
Audrey DeClue-St. Clair-135-won her first two matches to advance to the semifinal.
Zoe Fischer-Pacific-125-Alive in wrestlebacks.
Dorie Richardson-Sullivan-140-won her first two matches to advance to the semifinal.
Bailee Dare-Owensville-170-Alive in wrestlebacks.
College Basketball Round Up
In college basketball action tonight, Southern Illinois hosts Murray State, and Missouri State welcomes Bradley.
Billikens Drop Third Game In A Row
The Saint Louis Billikens got off to a slow start during an 81-66 loss to Duquesne at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. The Billikens were down 41-27 at halftime and trailed by as many as 23 points late in the second half. Terrence Hargrove Jr. had 17 points in the losing effort. Saint Louis is in last place in the A-10 Conference with a 2-and-11 conference record and a 9-and-17 mark overall. The Billikens are at home against George Washington on Saturday.
Mizzou Falters Down The Stretch
The Mizzou Tigers are on a 13-game losing streak following a 72-67 loss to number-five Tennessee at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers led at halftime and were within one with under ten minutes left in regulation before the Vols went on a 14-2 run to put the game away. Sean East-the-second poured in 24 points in the losing effort, while Noah Carter chipped in with 20. Mizzou remains in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-13 conference record and an 8-and-18 mark overall. Missouri visits Arkansas on Saturday.
City Rallies Past Houston
St. Louis City SC began the CONCACAF Champions Cup with a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at CityPark. Tim Parker scored City's first goal in the 61st minute of the match before Houston tied things up 11 minutes later. However, Parker scored his second goal in the 90th minute to carry St. Louis past the Dynamo. St. Louis City will begin the regular season against Real Salt Lake on Saturday before playing Houston in the second leg of the tournament's first round next Tuesday.
Cardinals Play Split-Squad Doubleheader This Weekend In Spring Training
The St. Louis Cardinals will play a split-squad doubleheader this weekend as part of their first games in Spring Training. The team is set to host the Miami Marlins Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. They'll also send players to Port Saint Lucie, Florida to play the Mets. On Tuesday, Cardinals manager Oli Marmol announced two more pitchers that he's looking at for starting positions. But, he says he's not sure which game Zack Thompson and Matt Liberatore will attend yet. Both are said to be candidates for a six-man rotation that the team is reportedly thinking about using.
Mizzou Athletic Director Lured Back to Alma Mater
The University of Missouri's athletic director is leaving to take the same job at the University of Arizona. Desiree Reed-Francois has been at Mizzou less than three years, but has been credited with making good hires as well as bringing in a 62-million-dollar donation for Mizzou's program. She graduated from Arizona's law school and her social media post says she's pleased to be returning to her alma mater. Mizzou's Senior Associate A-D Marcy Girton has been named as the interim director.
Blues Prepare For Islanders
The St. Louis Blues are getting ready for their game against the New York Islanders at Enterprise Center tomorrow night. The Blues are on a two-game losing streak after falling to Toronto 4-2 on Monday. St. Louis is in fourth place in the Central Division with 60 points and a 29-24-and-2 record. Tomorrow's game begins at 7:00PM.
High School Sports-Tuesday, February 20th
Elizabeth Reed connected on 3 three pointers and scored 18 points leading Washington to a 55-44 win at Holt. Cierra Murrell added 14 and Emily McCormack chipped in 6 for the Blue Jays, now 13-12 overall and 7-2 in the GAC Central. Mackenzie Compton hit 3 deep for Holt on the way to 17 points. The Indians drop to 11-13 and 5-4.
There is a three-way tie for the Four Rivers Conference Title after Owensville beat Sullivan 56-27 at the Eagles Nest. Emma Daniels drained 16 and Audrey Quilacio added 13. The Dutchgirls improve to 17-7 and 6-1 and finish in a tie with Union and St. James atop the conference standings. Sullivan drops to 5-19 and 0-7. Liv Barton scored 7 in the loss.
St. Charles West 49 Pacific 27. The Warriors improve to 9-16. Pacific, now 11-14, was led by Rhyan Murphy and Trinity Brandhorst with 8 points each.
Washington battled but came up short in a 53-50 loss at Fort Zumwalt East. Senior Donovan West dropped in 22 for the Lions, 12-12 and 3-6 in the GAC. Adyn Kleinheider logged 26 points for Washington with Jaden Grosse adding 11 and Kaner Young hit 3 deep for 9 points. The Blue Jays drop to 6-19 and 0-9.
Union came up short against Hillsboro in a 66-57 loss at The Palace. The Wildcats were led by Kieran Wors with 22, Hayden Parmenter with 12 and Ozzie Smith with 11. Union slips to 12-11. The Hawks soar to 15-6.
Chase Crosby pumped in 16 points and Layne Evans drained 14 leading Owensville to a 60-42 win at Sullivan. The Dutchmen move to 9-14 overall and 4-2 in conference. Sullivan drops to 4-20 and 2-4. Chris Glaser scored 14 in the setback.
St. Clair fell at Salem 50-41 and drop to 7-16 on the season. Carter Short, Alex Marler and Johnny Chapman all scored 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Class 2 District 4 at Valley Caledonia-Brentwood 52 New Haven 28. Trevor Hinton led the Shamrocks with 11 points and Andy Noelke added 10. New Haven ends the season 5-21. The Eagles, now 13-12, were led by Logan Hawkins with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals.
Local College Softball
Shawnee 4 ECC 0
LP: Addyson Steele
Ryleigh Long: 2 for 3
Shawnee 7 ECC 4
LP: Kylie McDaniel
Avery Little: 2 for 3 w/2 RBI's
Payton Robinson: 2 for 3 w/a double and an RBI
Ryan Stutzman: 2 for 3
Mizzou Hosts Tennessee
The Mizzou Tigers go for their first conference win when they host number-five Tennessee at Mizzou Arena tonight. The Tigers are on a 12-game losing streak after falling to Ole Miss 79-76 last Saturday. Mizzou is in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-12 conference record and an 8-and-17 mark overall. Tonight's game tips off at 6:00PM.
St. Louis City Hosts Houston
St. Louis City SC are back in action with a CONCACAF First Round match against the Houston Dynamo at CityPark tonight. City made the tournament after finishing as the first place team in the Western Conference during their inaugural MLS season in 2023. St. Louis played Houston twice last year, earning a 3-nil win and a 1-1 draw. Tonight's match kicks off at 7:00PM.
NFL Franchise Tag Window Opens Today
NFL teams have some tough decisions to make starting today. The franchise tag window opens at 4PM Eastern. Teams are allowed to "tag" one player scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, which would allow them to play under a one-year contract next season. The value of the deal is based on the average of the top five salaries in that player's position. Several key players are expected to be tagged including New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley, Cincinnati Bengals dynamic receiver Tee Higgins and Carolina Panthers explosive pass rusher Brian Burns. The franchise tag period runs until March 5th.
Local College Sports
ECC FALCON SOFTBALL (1-2)
The Falcons flew south to Arkansas to start their 2024
season and were able to play games against Central Nebraska and North Arkansas
in Harrison, AR.
Central (NE) 9
Central (NE) 11
N. Arkansas 2
UPCOMING GAMES: Tues. Feb. 20 at Shawnee
Community College 2PM - Ulin, IL
ECC FALCON BASEBALL ( 6-1)
A trip to Oklahoma helped the Falcons dodge the snow, but
games were delayed due to temperatures. The Falcons were able to split a double
header against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid on Sunday. The Falcons will be
finishing the series this morning and returning back home.
NOC-Enid 9 (8 innings)
UPCOMING GAMES: Tues. Feb. 20 at John A. Logan/
Lincoln Trails – Cancelled
Fri. Feb. 23 Milwaukee Area Tech- 2 x7 at Noon – Union, MO
Sat. Feb. 24 Milwaukee Area Tech- 2 x 7 at Noon- Union, MO
Maple Leafs Edge Out Blues
The St. Louis Blues only found the back of the net twice in last night's home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The final was two to four. Pavel Buchnevich and Brandon Saad were the scorers in St. Louis' losing effort. The Blues have lost three of their last four and are now fourth in Central Division standings.
Billikens Visit Duquesne
The Saint Louis Billikens aim to avoid their third straight loss when they visit Duquesne at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse tonight. The Billikens are coming off a 95-85 loss against VCU last Friday. Saint Louis is at the bottom of the A-10 with a 2-and-10 conference record and a 9-and-16 mark overall. Tonight's game tips off at 6:00PM.
High School Sports-Monday, February 19th
Borgia battled but came up short in a 63-57 loss to Vianney. Junior Guard Luke Walsh hit two deep, was 5 of 7 from the free throw line and finished with 21 points to lead the Golden Griffins, now 19-5. Borgia was led by Adam Rickman with a double-double, 19 points and 11 rebounds along with 6 assists. Tate Marquart added 3 deep and 13 points and Brody Denbow 11. Borgia drops to 23-3.
Gage Clark hit double figures with 12 points leading Pacific to a 40-37 win at St. Genevieve. Kade Collins chipped in 9 points for the 9-15 Indians.
Troy Anderson logged 21 points leading Warrenton to a 50-48 win over Winfield. Deadrick Forrest added 12 and Joe Goldsmith 9 for the Warriors, now 13-11 and 4-5 in the GAC North. Winfield is 12-13 and 2-7.
Class 2 District 4 at Principia-New Haven beat O'Fallon Christian 38-12 behind 13 points from Sophomore Guard Megan Hoerstkamp and 12 from Junior Guard Katie Holtmeyer. New Haven improves to 11-12.
Class 3 District 7 at North Callaway-Kennedie Witthaus posted 22 points leading Hermann to a 69-55 win over North Callaway. Ava Hughes added 18 points and Macy Bader chipped in 14 for the Bearcats, now 16-11.
Borgia fell at Cor Jesu 53-29. Paige Dolrenry led the Chargers with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Cor Jesu improves to 15-8. Borgia, now 11-13, was led by Taylor Scheer with 10 and Sydney Kessler with 8.
KLPW Athlete of the Week
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 5-11 Senior Guard Tate Marquart-St. Francis Borgia Basketball.
Stats-8.8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.46 steals per game.
FG Percentage-44.6. Tate is 27 of 68 on three pointers for 39.7 percent and he is 59 of 74 from the free throw line for 79.7 percent.
Against Tolton Catholic last week, Tate Posted 18 points and 4 assists and was 12 of 14 from the line helping Borgia beat the Trailblazers 66-61.
East Takes Down West In NBA All-Star Game
Damian Lillard and Tyrese Haliburton combined for 71 points to lead the East to a 211-186 win over the West in the 2024 NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Lillard was named the MVP of the game after scoring 39 points and knocking down 11 shots from beyond the arc. Haliburton finished with 32 points and 10 made three's. Jaylen Brown came off the bench to score 36 points as the East became the first team to surpass the 200-point mark. The West was led by Karl-Anthony Towns, who erupted for a game-high 50 points.
NASCAR Postpones Daytona 500 To Monday
NASCAR is being forced to reschedule another race due to rain. The Daytona 500 will take place on Monday at 4PM Eastern. Joey Logano will start from the pole position, while Michael McDowell claimed the second spot following Thursday's Duels. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hopes to defend his Daytona crown after winning the iconic race last season. The NASCAR Cup Series was forced to move the Clash at the Coliseum a day earlier due to bad weather in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Ole Miss Edges Men’s Basketball, 79-76
The Missouri men's basketball team dropped a close 79-76 contest at Ole Miss on Saturday night.
Graduate Sean East II returned from injury to lead the Tigers with 25 points – his most in a Mizzou uniform – to go with a game-high six assists. Junior Tamar Bates added a dozen points with forwards Jordan Butler and Aidan Shaw also scoring in double figures with 10 points apiece. Shaw led MU with five boards, while Butler's 10 points are double his previous high during his rookie campaign.
After Ole Miss (19-6, 6-6 SEC) started the game with a 17-8 advantage, the Tigers made their move to take their first lead of the game. Mizzou went on a 15-2 run with East tallying 11 points during the spurt for a 23-19 edge. The teams battled throughout the first half with a late Bates' triple putting the visitors in front by three, 33-30, at the intermission.
The Tigers (8-17, 0-12 SEC) continued their strong start in the game during the second half with Nick Honor (Orlando, Fla.) sinking three triples early In the frame to push the Mizzou advantage to as many as 10 points, 54-44, with over 12 minutes remaining. However, the Rebels would claw their way back into the game at the free-throw line and would eventually use a 22-4 run to move in front by nine points, 69-60, with five minutes left.
Mizzou continued to fight and pulled to as close as a single point, 75-74, only for Ole Miss to sink its free throws late in securing the 79-76 win.
The Tigers finished the game by shooting 46.9 percent with a 5-of-11 performance from 3-point range. The Rebels made 43.4 percent of their field goals, going 11-of-21 from beyond the arc and 22-of-30 from the charity stripe – all 30 attempts coming in the second half.
The Tigers return to Mizzou Arena to host No. 8 Tennessee on Tuesday night. First tip is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Saros makes 35 saves, Predators defeat Blues
Juuse Saros made 35 saves for the Nashville Predators in a 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Saturday.
Saros was coming off a performance on Thursday in which he allowed four goals on 18 shots before being pulled following the first period in a 9-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Ryan O'Reilly and Filip Forsberg each had a goal and an assist for Nashville (28-25-2), which had lost two straight and won for just the second time in seven games (2-4-1).
Jordan Kyrou and Nathan Walker scored, and Jordan Binnington made 28 saves for the Blues (29-23-2), who are 8-3-0 in their past 11.
High School Sports-Saturday, February 17th
Hermann 49 Pacific 38. The Bearcats improve to 20-6 overall and take the Four Rivers Conference title outright with a 7-0 record. Pacific falls to 8-15 and 2-5.
Nate Short and Johnny Chapman scored 12 points each leading St. Clair to a 40-35 win at New Haven. Short added 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. The Bulldogs improve to 7-15 and 2-5 while New Haven drops to 5-20 and 0-7.
Ashton Bell posted 16 points with Brooke Daniels adding 10 and Fair Grove held off Union 45-44. The Eagles improve to 19-7. Sophia Helling led Union with 13 points and Isabelle Gilbert added 8. the Wildcats drop to 17-7.
Wrestling State Qualifiers
Washington-Ty Thurmon, Nolan Hendrix, Casey Olszowka, Couper Deckard,Gable Ohm.
Borgia-Braxtyn Frankenberg, Lincoln Schaefer, Adam Ashworth, Ethen Holland.
Henderson, Carter Blankenship, Oliver Borton, Conner Roach, Eli Peregoy, Dom
Ransom, Adam Peregoy, Colton Brendel, Kane Strehl, Dayton Skaggs, Jeremiah
Pacific-Boys-Brock Webb, Nathaniel Knaff, Lucas Tennyson, Tim Link, Caden Browning/Girls-Zoe Fisher, Marissa Johnson, Maddy Rush
Battlehawks Open More Seats Due To Increased Ticket Sales
More seats are being sold for upcoming Battlehawks games due to increased demand. The United Football League team says ten more sections at the Dome at America's Center will be made available ahead of the team's 2024 season. Promoters say the Battlehawks averaged more than 35-thousand fans per game across five home games at the Dome last season. That was more than double of any other team in the XFL. The Battlehawks' first home game of the season is April 6th.
Parker Drops 30, but Billikens Fall 95-85
Despite another 30-point outing by Sincere Parker, Saint Louis fell 95-85 to VCU Friday night in Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball action at Chaifetz Arena.
The Billikens dip to 9-16 overall and 2-10 in A-10 play, while VCU has now won nine of its last 10 to improve to 17-8 and 9-3 in the league.
Parker finished 10-of-16 from the field, 4-of-6 from the arc and 6-of-9 from the free-throw line. He also posted four steals and dished out two assists. He is the first Billiken to have three-straight 30-point games since Larry Hughes in 1998.
Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 18 points, while Gibson Jimerson and Bradley Ezewiro chipped in 13 points apiece.
VCU's 95 points were a Chaifetz Arena record for a Billiken opponent. Joe Bamisile and Max Shulga led the Rams with 27 points and 26 points, respectively. The Rams out-rebounded the Billikens 39-24.
SLU returns to action on Tuesday night when it heads to Pittsburgh to face Duquesne in a 6 p.m. (CT) tipoff.
Incarnate Is The Word In Girls BBall
The Incarnate Word Red Knights took their dominant hardwood game on the road and set a Missouri Girls High School win streak record at 124 victories in a row. The win streak started in February 2020 and continued with a 75-32 win over Ursuline last night. No player on the current Incarnate roster has lost a high school game. Strafford High School about 200 miles southwest of St. Louis had held the record since 2019.
Local College Softball
1: Central CC-Nebraska 9 ECC 2
Smalling: 2 for 3 w/1 run scored and 1 stolen base
2: Central CC-Nebraska 11 ECC 8
Smalling: 3 for 4 w/a double, two runs scored, and a stolen base
Lewis: 3 for 5 w/2 RBI's, 1 run scored, and 3 stolen bases
Long: 2 for 5 w/2 doubles, 3 RBI's, and a run scored
Stutzman: 2 for 4 w/a run scored.
MSHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving Championships
Two area swim teams headed to MSHSAA Class 1 state
championship finals on Friday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, garnering two individual medals,and a broken
Washington High School senior Ava Kauffeld was the area's
highest point individual finisher scoring 20 points, repeating a trip to
the medal stand with a sixth place finish in the 100 breaststroke. She
also took 10th in the 100 IM.
Borgia sophomore Brennan Pfeiffer medaled 8th in the 100
butterfly, and finished 16th in the 200 IM.
Freshman Addi Pfeiffer topped Borgia scorers with 16
individual points, finishing 9 in the 500 free and 10th in the 200 free.
Borgia's 400 free relay team of Brennan Pfeiffer, Marta
Rodriguez, Sophia Sullentrup and Addi Pfeiffer dropped four and a half seconds
from their qualifying time to set a new Borgia school record of 3:50.53,
finishing 11th in the race.
Washington's 200 medley relay team of Zoey Zeigler,
Kauffeld, Maddy Henderson and Brooke Schoonover tied for 11th place.
Borgia's 200 free relay team of Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer,
Sullentrup and Rodriguez finished 13th.
Borgia finished 17th in the meet with 46 points, a record
finish and point totals for the Knights.
Washington finished 22nd in the class, earning 30 total
2024 Stadium Series Preview
The NHL heads back outside for the return of the Stadium Series. The Metropolitan Division will be taking center stage for this weekend's games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils are kicking off the event when they take on the Flyers Saturday night. A couple of New York teams will be facing each other for the first time this season when the Islanders take on the Rangers Sunday afternoon.
High School Sports-Friday, February 16th
Fort Zumwalt North at Washington-Postponed
Sullivan at Union-Postponed-Rescheduled Friday, 2/23 at 5:30/7:00.
St. Clair at New Haven-Postponed-Rescheduled Saturday, 2/17 at 5:00.
Hermann at Pacific-Postponed-Rescheduled Saturday, 2/17 at 11:00/12:30.
Owensville at St. James-Postponed
Warrenton at St. Charles-Postponed-Rescheduled Friday, 2/23.
Fort Zumwalt North at Washington-Postponed
Borgia at Visitation-Postponed-Rescheduled Thursday, 2/22 at Villa Duchesne.
Warrenton at St. Charles-Postponed-Rescheduled Friday, 2/23.
Borgia District Wrestling is Postponed until tomorrow.
Girls Swimming and Diving
Class 1 State Championship Finals at the St. Peters Rec-Plex
College Basketball Round Up
In college basketball action yesterday, Eastern Illinois beat Southeast Missouri State 71-52, SIU-Edwardsville crushed Lindenwood 91-63, and Western Illinois took down 62-55. Tomorrow, Missouri State hosts Valparaiso, Eastern Illinois welcomes Lindenwood, Southern Illinois is at home against number-24 Indiana State, SIU-Edwardsville has a home contest against Southeast Missouri State, and Western Illinois visits Tennessee State.
Billikens Host VCU
The Saint Louis Billikens look to get back in the win column when they host VCU at Chaifetz Arena tonight. The Billikens were edged by Saint Joseph's 87-86 in their most recent game last Saturday. Saint Louis is in 14th place in the A-10 with a 2-and-9 conference record and a 9-and-15 mark overall. The Billikens were crushed by VCU 85-61 when the two teams last met on January 19th. Tonight's game tips off at 6:00PM.
Mizzou Visits Ole Miss
The Mizzou Tigers go for their first conference win of the season when they visit Ole Miss at the Pavilion tomorrow. The Tigers have lost their last 11 games after falling to Mississippi State 75-51 last Saturday. Mizzou is in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-11 conference record and an 8-and-16 mark overall.
Blues Rally Past Oilers In Second Period
The Blues scored four goals in the second period of their 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Enterprise Center. The Blues trailed by a goal entering the period before Jake Neighbours, Torey Krug, Jordan Kyrou, and Pavel Buchnevich all lit the lamp. Brandon Saad and Robert Thomas also lit the lamp, while Jordan Binnington finished with 36 saves. St. Louis has won three of four. The Blues are in fourth place in the Central Division with 60 points and a 29-22-and-2 record. St. Louis hosts Nashville tomorrow.
NBA All-Star Weekend Gets Underway
The NBA All-Star Weekend is getting underway in Indianapolis. The events kick off Friday night with the Rising Stars Challenge and Celebrity Game. The festivities continue on Saturday with the 3-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest, Skills Challenge and an NBA HBCU Classic game. This year will also feature a 3-point contest between Stephen Curry and WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu [[ yo-NESS-coo]]. The Western Conference led by 20-time All-Star LeBron James will square off against eight-time All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Eastern Conference in the 73rd NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.
High School Sports-Thursday, February 15th
There is a tie atop the Four Rivers Conference standings after Owensville knocked off St. James Thursday night. Union, St. James and Owensville all have one conference loss.
Ali Daniels drained 13 points and pulled down 7 rebounds leading Owensville to a 38-32 win at St. James. Emma Daniels added 12 points and Cam Nowack chipped in with 7 points and 7 rebounds. Owensville improves to 16-7 overall and 5-1 in conference. St. James drops to 18-6 and 6-1. Lydia Kemnitzer scored 9 and Kendall Costoplos 8 in the setback. Owensville wraps up conference play with a game at Sullivan Tuesday.
Sophia Helling poured in 15 and Kelsey Brake 11 leading Union to a 55-27 win over Sullivan. The Wildcats move to 17-6 and 6-1 while Sullivan slips to 5-17 and 0-6. Molly Lohden and Hayli Venable scored 9 each for the Eagles.
Alayna Lagemann connected for 21 points leading New Haven to 45-31 win over St. Clair. The Shamrocks improve to 10-12 and 2-5. The Bulldogs, now 6-16 and 2-5, were led by Emma Thompson with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals.
Hermann posted a 45-24 win at Pacific behind 14 points from Ava Hughes and 12 points from Karigan Lane. Hermann is 15-11 and 4-3. For Pacific, Trinity Brandhorst scored 9 followed by Rhyan Murphy with 5. The Indians drop to 11-12 and 2-5.
Several area swimmers advance to MSHSAA Class 2 state finals
today. Borgia sent a record number of six events to the second round of
action. Washington sends three. Two swimmers will compete in the
Washington senior Ava Kauffeld earns a trip to the medal
round with a sixth place seed.
Borgia sophomore Brennan Pfeiffer finished eighth in the 100
fly to advance to the medal c round.
Both swimmers also made consolation finals of the 200 IM,
Kauffeld as #10 and Pfeiffer as #15,
Borgia freshman Addi Pfeiffer will compete as tenth seed in
both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
Washington's medley team of Kauffeld, Zoey Ziegler, Maddy
Henderson and Brooke Schoonover returns to consolations as the #11 seed.
The Borgia freestyle relay team of Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer,
Sophia Sullentrup and Marta Rodriguez advance to day two as #16 seed in the 200
free relay and #13 seed in the 400 free relay.
Washington senior Zoey Zeigler finished 19th in the 100 free
and 27th in the 100 yard back.
Borgia junior Sophia Sullentrup took 30th in the 50 free and
31st in the 100 free.
Washington senior Maddy Henderson finished 29th in the 100
Washington's 400 free relay of Kauffeld, Zeigler, Henderson
and Mia Mahon finished #21, and the Jays 200 free relay of Henderson,
Schoonover, Mia Mahon and Olivia Mahon was #30.
Borgia's 200 medley relay team of Rodriguez, Bella
Richardson, Faith Rufkahr and Peyton Lackey finished #32.
Class 1 state finals start at 10 am today
Cardinals Finish First Workout
The Cardinals began the long march to Opening Day by holding their first team workout at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium yesterday. The Cardinals had pitchers and catchers in bullpen sessions on the backfields as the team warms up for the 2024 season. After the workouts, manager Oli Marmol told reporters that he believes that the Cardinals have the players to put them back in the postseason after a last place finish in 2023. St. Louis' first exhibition game is on February 24th against the Marlins.
Blues Host Oilers
The Blues begin a four-game homestand with a game against the Edmonton Oilers at Enterprise Center tonight. The Blues are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. St. Louis is in fourth place in the Central Division with 58 points and a 28-22-and-2 record. Tonight's game starts at 7:00PM.
College Basketball Round Up
In college basketball action yesterday, Missouri State lost to Murray State 82-72, and Southern Illinois fell against Belmont 82-68. Tonight, SIU-Edwardsville hosts Lindenwood, Eastern Illinois welcomes Southeast Missouri State, and Western Illinois is at Tennessee Tech.
Mizzou Prepares For Ole Miss
The Mizzou Tigers are gearing up for their road game against Ole Miss on Saturday. The Tigers are on an 11-game losing streak after falling to Mississippi State 75-51 last Saturday. Mizzou is in last place in the SEC with an 0-and-11 conference record and an 8-and-16 mark overall. Saturday's game begins at 7:30PM.
Cardinals Hold First Workout Today
Cardinals players start preparing for the 2024 regular season in Florida today. Pitchers and catchers will have their first Spring Training workouts today after arriving to camp yesterday. The first full-team workout for the ball club will be on February 19th, and the Cardinals have their first exhibition game on February 24th against the Marlins. In other team news, former Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright was hired as an analyst by the MLB Network yesterday.
Blues Lose To Maple Leafs
The Blues didn't have an answer for Bobby McMann during a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. McMann had a hat trick against the Blues, who only mustered 15 shots in the losing effort. Alexey Toropchenko scored St. Louis' only goal. The Blues are in fourth place in the Western Conference with 58 points and a 28-22-and-2 record. They host Edmonton tomorrow night.
Local College Sports
The ECC Baseball Falcons (4-0) found their bats over the
opening weekend of the season at home against the Minnesota North- Hibbing
Cardinals winning all four games of the two double headers. The first day
had ECC winning 20-15, 15-1. The second day had ECC winning 11-8 and 11-1. It
was a successful weekend to set the tone of the season for the Falcons.
ECC vs. State Fair- Tues. Feb.
13 at 1:00PM ( Union, MO) 1 x 9 innings
ECC vs. Northern Oklahoma- Enid- Fri. Feb. 16, 17 , 18 (Away- Enid, OK)
The ECC Softball Falcons will fly the coup next weekend at
the team heads to Harrison, AR. ECC will be facing Central Nebraska and
North Arkansas at 2PM/ 4PM on Friday, Feb. 16 and then face North
Arkansas and Central Nebraska at 12PM and 2PM the following day, Sat. Feb. 17.
Upcoming Games Home Game: Opening Day - March 1, 2024
vs. Lewis & Clark 2PM
High School Sports-Tuesday, February 13th
Adam Rickman logged a double-double with 21 points and 10 steals to go along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists leading Borgia to a 66-61 win over
Tolton. Tate Marquart added 18 points and was 12 of 14 from the free throw line. Brody Denbow chipped in with 17 points and was 5 of 7 from the line. The Knights improve to 23-2 while the Trailblazers drop to 13-9. Zay Wilson led all scorers with 25 points and Aaron Rowe added 16 in the loss.
Owensville jumped out to a 17-1 lead in the first quarter, but Union battled back with an 18-5 run and went on to beat the Dutchmen 59-49 at The Palace. Ozzie Smith led all scorers with 26 while Kieran Wors added 13 for the Wildcats, now 12-10 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Chase Crosby led Owensville with 18 followed by Lane Evans with 14. The Dutchmen drop to 7-14 and 3-2.
Nick Gleason drained 21 points and Tate Gruver added 14 leading the St. James Tigers to a 53-42 win over St. Clair. The Tigers move to 9-13 and 4-2 while St. Clair drops to 6-17 and 1-5. The Bulldogs were led by Landon Rulo with 15 points and Clayton Ingram with 10.
Gage Clark posted 19 points and Pacific snapped a three game skid with a 50-41 win over Sullivan. The Indians improve to 8-14 and 2-4. The Eagles drop to 4-19 and 2-3.
Hermann moved a step closer to an outright Four Rivers Conference title with a 58-28 win at New Haven. Nolan Brune drained 15 points to lead the Bearcat attack with Coulter Schwartze adding 12. Hermann is 19-6 and 6-0. New Haven slips to 5-18 and 0-6. Andy Noelke scored 14 in the set back.
Orchard Farm clinched the GAC North title with a 45-39 win over Warrenton. The Eagles improve to 19-4 and 9-0. Warrenton slips to 12-11 and 3-5. Troy Anderson posted 20 points for the Warriors.
Washington moved into a tie with Fort Zumwalt East for first place in the GAC Central with a 47-40 win over the Lions in St. Peters. Cierra Murrell led a balanced attack with 10 points. Elizabeth Reed drained 9 and Alayna Royal 8 for the Blue Jays, now 12-12 and 6-2 in conference. Zumwalt East was led by Ashley Rusthoven with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The Lions slip to 17-5 and 7-2.
Sanaa Woods drained 20 points leading Liberty to a 58-48 win at Hermann. The Eagles improve to 16-8. The Bearcats, now 14-11, were led by Ava Hughes with 24.
Warrenton got back in the win column with a 43-42 win over Orchard Farm. The Warriors improve to 17-6 overall and moved closer to a GAC North Title at 7-1. Orchard Farm drops to 11-12 and 6-3. Warrenton was led by Isabel Benke with 12 points and Sophi Mueller and Erin Klasing with 11 points each.
St. James moved to 18-5 on the season with a 63-53 win over Montgomery County. Lydia Kemnitzer drained 14 with Kendall Costoplos adding 13 and Ally Hartley and Kenadee Smith 12 each.
KLPW Athlete of the Week
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Guard-Ava Sykes-Union Wildcats.
points per game (35% from 3)
rebounds per game
assists per game
steals per game
tournament team Lutheran South Tournament
KLPW Radio MVP of the Union Tournament
Coach Nick Kelley-"Ava
took the reins as the starting point guard out of necessity. She is a
worker who is not one to back down from a challenge. She put in a ton of
time in the off-season to prepare herself for the role and has thrived in it.
Ava is an outstanding athlete, playing basketball and soccer, and an
amazing role model for the younger athletes coming up behind her."
High School Sports-Monday, February 12th
Elizabeth Reed poured in 19 points and the Washington Blue Jays beat Borgia 48-18. Hannah Obermark stepped up with 10 points and Kendall Nix added 6. Both teams are 11-12. Madi Lieberoff scored 8 and Haley Vondera added 6 in the loss.
Sophia Helling scored 13 and Ava Sykes added 11 leading Union to a 42-25 over Owensville at The Palace. Kelsey Brake chipped in 7 for the Wildcats, now 16-6 overall and 5-1 in the Four Rivers Conference. Owensville, 15-7 and 4-1, was led by Emma Daniels with 11 points.
Rhyan Murphy led Pacific with 12 points and Abbey Hall added 11 and the Indians posted a 39-36 win over Sullivan, bumping their record to 11-11 and 2-4. Karlee Head paced the Eagles with 18. Cora Shetley added 8. Sullivan drops to 5-16 and 0-5.
Kendall Costoplos led four girls in double figures with 14 and St. James cruised past St. Clair 61-38 to remain undefeated in the conference at 6-0. Overall, the Tigers are 17-5. Emily Recker, Kenadee Smith and Cheyenne McDowell added 10 each. St. Clair drops to 7-15 and 2-4. Lila Hinson scored 9 and Emma Talleur pulled down 8 rebounds in the setback.
Macy Bader logged 18 points and Ava Hughes added 12 leading Hermann to a 52-42 win at New Haven. Karigan Lane chipped in 9 for the Bearcats, now 14-10 and 3-3. New Haven drops to 9-12 and 1-5.
Capital City 59 Hermann 41. John Hiatt scored 13 for Hermann, now 18-6.
Nick Gleason pumped in 18 and Tate Gruver added 15 leading St. James to a 66-47 win at Bourbon. The win bumps the Tigers to 8-13.
Blues Blast Canadiens 7-2
The St. Louis Blues celebrated Super Bowl Sunday by beating the Montreal Canadiens seven to two. Jordan Kyrou [[ KIGH -roo]] scored twice and Torey Krug [[ KROOG ]] got five assists as the Blues handed the Canadiens the loss at Bell Centre. Robert Thomas had a goal and three assists, while Jake Neighbours had a goal and an assist. Parayko, Alexey Toropchenko and Nathan Walker also scored for St. Louis while Jordan Binnington made 30 saves. The Blues have won seven of their last eight games, taking a two-point lead for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.