Jennifer Herndon scored 14 points and Kaitlyn Wells added 12 more as the Salem Tigers hung on to beat St. Clair last night in the opening round of Districts, 35-33. Kristy Bermudez pulled down 12 rebounds to help Salem to a 14-11 record overall and a trip to the semi-finals to face Sullivan Wednesday night at 6:00.
The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers will be in Union to face Sullivan tonight in the first round of District play. Salem is seeded 5th and Sullivan 4th. Game time is 6:00 and the admission to the game is $4.00 per person. If you can’t make it to the game, you can hear it on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com.
Jonathan Toews capped a four-goal second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-3, Monday at the Scottrade Center. Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes had given the Blues a 2-0 lead in the opening frame, while Alex Pietrangelo drew St. Louis within a goal in the third period. Ben Bishop, making his first start of the season for the Blues, was pulled in the second after allowing four goals on 18 shots. Ty Conklin stopped seven shots in relief. The Blues host the Colorado Avalanche tonight at 7:00 on KSMO.
Andrew N. "Drew" Baur, who was part of the ownership group that bought the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996, died Sunday at the age of 66. Bauer served as the team's treasurer since buying part of the team from Anheuser-Busch.
The Kansas City Royals on Sunday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with infielders Mike Aviles and Alcides Escobar. Aviles batted .304 and drove in 32 runs last season for the Royals, while Escobar, who was acquired in December from Milwaukee in the Zack Greinke trade, hit .235 in 2010. Kansas City also signed pitchers Henry Barrera, Kevin Pucetas, Kanekoa Texeira, and Everett Teaford and catcher Lucas May to one-year deals.
Funeral mass for Philip Werner of Steelville, age 1 year and 10 months, will be held today morning at 10:00 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery in Steelville.
Funeral services for Billy Charles Cook of Salem, age 80, will be held Wednesday at 2:0 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 today. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Pearl Ora Woods of Steelville, age 96, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Steelville.
Graveside services for Gertrude L. Caswell of Salem, age 84 will be held Friday at 10:00 at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates in Lemont, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Memorial services for Virginia Lois Conaway, Pevely, age 52, will be Saturday at 2:00 at Lookout Assembly of God Church, Davisville. Interment will be in the Skaggs Cemetery at Shoal Creek. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
Funeral services for Robert M. Andrews of St. James, age 86, are incomplete at this time, but under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.