The Salem Winter Sports banquet was held Tuesday night at the Salem Cafeteria. Awards were handed out to the cheerleaders, Girls Basketball Team and Boys Basketball Team. Named to the All-District Team for the boys were Jacob Kettner and Chad Elliott for the boys. Team awards included Jacob Kettner as the MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year, the Most Improved Player went to Cody Whitaker and the Hustle Award was presented to Jake Arzt and Tyler Wofford. Three Salem players were named to the All-SCA Teams. Making the Honorable Mention All-SCA Team was Cody Whitaker, named to the All-SCA Second Team was Chad Elliott and Jacob Kettner was honored by the making the All-SCA First Team. Kettner was also a unanimous selection as the SCA Player of the Year for 2012. Salem finished the year with a 4-3 record. Congratulations Tigers!!!!
Carlos Maldonado's two-run home run in the ninth inning allowed the Washington Nationals to earn a 3-3 tie with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Daniel Descalso scored on an error and Tyler Greene knocked in a run in the top of the seventh to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead, but Tyler Moore led off the bottom of the ninth with a single before Maldonado followed with a shot over the right-field wall. Shelby Miller allowed one run on two hits in a two-inning start for the Cardinals. Descalso went 2-for-4 with a homer for the defending champions.
Bryan LaHair went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Kansas City Royals, 6-4, on Wednesday. Jonathan Sanchez allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits in one inning of work for Kansas City. Max Ramirez had a two-run single for the Royals.
The Missouri Tiger basketball team will be playing Oklahoma State tonight in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament. Missouri is 27-4 on the year and you’ll be able to hear the game, starting with the pre-game show, on KSMO Radio at 5:30.
The St. Louis Blues will be hosting the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 7:00. The Blues are 42-18-7 on the year and are tied with the New York Rangers atop all of the NHL with 91 points. KSMO will join the Blues game in progress following the Missouri game.
Funeral services for Dale Fields of Steelville, age 92, will be held today at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Straightway Baptist Cemetery in Steelville. Memorials may be given to the Gibbs Care Memorial Fund c/o Britton- Bennett Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass for Susan Jane Kuhn of Salem, age 64, will be held Friday at 1:30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 1:00 Friday at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the CFCA.
Funeral services for Ellis Earl Gray, Sr. of Salem, age 84 will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Friday night from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Viburnum Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Dry Fork Baptist Church.
Memorial services for Herbert Junior Hoffmann of Rolla, age 75, will be held Saturday at 12:00 (noon) at the Rolla Church of Christ in Rolla. Visitation will be held from 10:00 in the morning until service time on Saturday at the church. Special services will be held at the church by the Missouri Highway Patrol Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Phelps Regional Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.
Funeral services for Carlton E. (Gene) Bay of Salem, age 84, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Salem.
Memorial services for Christine Inez Clonts of St. James, age 82, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Hibler Cemetery in Steelville. Memorials may be given to the Immaculate Conception Church of St. James c/o the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.