The Salem Tiger baseball team will open up their season this afternoon when they play Houston in the opening round of the Houston Tournament at Houston. That game is set to start at 4:00.
The Salem Boys and Girls track team will participate in the Rolla Open today at 3:30 at the Rolla High School.
Neil Watson scored 18 points and handed out seven assists as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles registered a rare win against Missouri, 71-63, in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers (23-12), who entered the meeting with a record of 100-6 at home since the start of the 2008-09 campaign, were led by Earnest Ross with a game-high 22 points on 4-of-7 shooting behind the 3-point line. Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown contributed 13 points apiece.
Steve Mason stopped 32 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. Jaden Schwartz provided the lone offense for the Blues. On Sunday, Brian Elliott stopped all 33 shots he faced and St. Louis turned in a textbook defensive effort in a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh at CONSOL Energy Center. Elliott's whitewash was the fourth of the season and his 16th with the franchise, tying him with Hall of Fame netminder Glenn Hall for second on the club's all-time list. David Backes recorded the lone score of the contest for the Blues, who moved into a tie with idle Boston for the most points in the NHL at 103. The Blues will be in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Matt Adams hit a two-run shot, part of a three-homer barrage which lifted St. Louis over Houston by a 6-3 count in Grapefruit League play. Jhonny Peralta and Matt Holliday also contributed solo blasts, and Yadier Molina added two hits with an RBI for the Cardinals. Joe Kelly fanned five and walked four over his five-plus inning stint on the mound, but won after limiting Houston to two runs on as many hits. The Cardinals will play the Mets today at 12:05.
Brandon Crawford slugged a two-run homer to highlight the San Francisco Giants' 13-9 win over the Kansas City Royals in a spring training clash. Salvador Perez and Carlos Peguero hit solo shots for Kansas City. The Royals will play the Rockies at 3:05 this afternoon.
Memorial service for Rita Fave Melton of Salem, age 58, will be held today at 12:00 (noon) at the Grace Community Church in Salem. Visitation will be held from 10:00 this morning until service time. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.
Funeral service for Dean Walter Hawley of Salem, age 87, will be held at 10:00 Tuesday morning at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 6:00 tonight. Interment will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery in Lonedell, MO on Tuesday at 2:30. Memorials may be made to The Samaritans Purse at P.O. Box 3000 Boone, North Carolina.
Funeral services for Michael Lee Widner of Bunker, age 57, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held today from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Morrison Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Widner Family.
Memorial service for Martha Rufus of Viburnum, age 74, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Viburnum. Memorial visitation will be today from 5:00 to 7:00. Memorials may be made to the family of Martha Rufus.
Funeral services for Mildred Brown of Rolla, age 87, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Memorials may be made to the Rolla Schools Back Pack Friday Program.
Funeral services for Curtis Anderson of Cook Station, age 54, will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Anderson Family.
Funeral services for Anita Kay Lynch (Grogan) of Rolla, formerly of Salem, age 40, will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at the Green Tree Christian Church in Rolla. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Anita Lynch Memorial Fund. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.
A “Celebration of Life” Memorial Service for Glendon Lee Gant of Bunker, age 82, will be held at First Baptist Church of Bunker on Saturday morning at 10:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greeley Cemetery, the Bunker Volunteer Fire Department, or the Bunker Alumni Scholarship Fund, all at Bunker; to Southwest Baptist University in Salem, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Today..Partly cloudy early, then becoming mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain this afternoon, high of 47.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and snow, low of 24.
Tuesday.. Mostly sunny, high of 41.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 22.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 52.
Wednesday night..Cloudy, low of 38.