The Salem Boys Basketball Varsity Tigers opened their season Saturday afternoon with a 77-59 win over Northwest High School at Rolla. Leading 33-28 at halftime, the Tigers pulled away led by Cody Whitaker with 34 points and Marshall Cramer added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Salem will host Pacific this Friday night starting with the JV contest at 6:00 followed by the varsity game at about 7:30. You can hear the varsity game on KSMO Radio.
The Salem Varsity Lady Basketball Tigers lost their opening game against Northwest High School Saturday by the score of 65-61 in overtime. Salem trailed 15-5 after the 1st quarter, but battled back and tied the game with just seconds left to force overtime with the score tied at 50-50. Fouls and injuries forced the Lady Tigers to play with four girls in the overtime period and they were outscored 15-5 in the extra session. Salem was led in scoring by Cortney Putman who finished with 12 points followed by Peyton Curley who netted 11 points and Kari Hatridge who added 10 more. The Lady Tigers will open their home season Thursday night against the Sullivan Lady Eagles.
Henry Josey scampered for a go-ahead 57-yard TD run with 3:34 remaining and 5th ranked Missouri clinched the SEC East with a 28-21 triumph over 19th ranked Texas A&M. The Tigers (11-1, 7-1 SEC) advance to the conference championship next Saturday to take on Auburn.
Earnest Ross was one of three players to score 20 points for Missouri as the Tigers handled Nevada, 83-70. Missouri will host West Virginia on Thursday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Brent Burns netted his first-career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues from SAP Center. The Blues will be in L.A. tonight to face the Kings and you can hear it on KSMO starting at 9:00.
The San Francisco 49ers rode an efficient performance from Colin Kaepernick and a stifling defensive display to a 23-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. The Rams will play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Four of Peyton Manning's five touchdown passes went to Eric Decker and the Denver Broncos held on to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-28, on Sunday for first place in the AFC West. The Chiefs will play the Redskins on Sunday.
Funeral services for William South of Bunker, age 67, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 until 8:00. Interment will be in the Bunker Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home.
Funeral services for Inez Saladin of St. James, age 97, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.
Funeral services for Virginia (Bray) Karr of Rolla, age 94, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Garden. Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Regional Hospice.
Marcus G. Flatt of Salem, age 91, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Mt. Herman Cemetery.
A funeral service for Frank Joseph Wevers of St. James, age 89, formerly of Steelville, will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
Today..Partly sunny, high of 59.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 37.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny and breezy, high of 64.
Tuesday night..Mostly cloudy, low of 47.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 58.
Wednesday night..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain, low of 38.