Taylor Sirois recorded his 1,000th career point with a rebound put back in the 4th quarter and the Salem Tigers romped over Ava in the final home game of the year, 73-49. Sirois led all Salem scorers with 25 points and 12 rebounds in the contest followed by Zach Pitchford with 19 points and C.J. Smith with 11 points. Salem moves to 18-6 with the win and 5-1 in the SCA. They finish up their regular season tonight at Houston starting at 6:00 with the JV contest. With a win, the Tigers will share at least part of the SCA Championship. You can hear the varsity game on KSMO starting at 7:15 with Tiger Talk and Coach Travis Wrightsman.
Allison Jones scored 15 points and Natalie Howard scored 12 more as the Salem Lady Tigers smashed the Lady Tigers of Houston, 52-30. Salem also received double digit scoring from Jessica Brand who netted 10 points. Salem is now 18-6 on the year and 5-1 in the SCA. They will be at home tonight to face the Lady Bears in their final regular season game and last home game of the year. It will be Senior Night tonight. There will be no JV game, so the varsity contest will start at 6:00.
David Backes posted a goal and an assist, as the St. Louis Blues thumped the Colorado Avalanche, 4-1, at the Pepsi Center. Paul Kariya, Jay McClement and Ryan Johnson also scored for the Blues, who have won for just the fourth time in their last 15 games (4-8-3). Manny Legace continued his dominance over the Avs, stopping 39-of-40 shots to pick up his 21st win of the season. Legace improved to 13-2-0 lifetime against Colorado. The Blues will be in Nashville Saturday night, then return to the Scottrade Center Sunday to face the Columbus Blues Jackets. You can hear both those games on KSMO Radio. With the win, the Blues moved to within five points of the final playoff spot in the west.
The Missouri Basketball Tigers will be at Kansas State tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Missouri enters the game with a 14-11 record and 4-6 in the Big 12. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio.
The pitchers and catchers for the St. Louis Cardinals report to Jupiter, Florida today as spring training is officially underway. The rest of the players will be reporting by next week. Spring training games begin March 1st.
Funeral services for Harold E. Bonham of St. James, age 86, will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Masonic Services will be at 6:00 tonight. Memorials are suggested to the Gingerbread House.
Funeral services for Deloise Fae Nelson of Bunker, age 65, will be Saturday mroning at 11:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the Greeley Cemetery. Memeorials may be madeto the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Kenneth Williams of Cherryville, age 82, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be today from 2:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Martin Cemetery.
Funeral services for Maurice Simpson of Cherryville, age 73, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Britton Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba.
Funeral services for Evelyn Hodges of Salem, age 86, will be Sunday at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11:00 am til time of service. Interment will be in the Jadwin Cemetery. Memorial are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Memorials services for James "Jim" Welch of Salem, age 55, will be held Monday at 10:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking with Mr. Roger Kinder and Brother Harry Foley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Funeral services for Deborah Green Armer of Alexandria, LA, age 53, will be held Monday at 2:00 to the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 12:00 (noon) until service time. Interment will be in the Davisville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Robert Francis Gearhart of St. James, age 81, will be held Tuesday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Jadwin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral services for Jackie Arnold Babb of Duke, age 76, Wednesday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem with Full Military Honors. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Parkinson Research.