Washington Athletic Field Renovation Begins Next Week

Work on the new athletic field at Washington High School will begin next week. Washington Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mehan says the field improvements were approved at this weeks board meeting. Byrne and Jones are contracted to do the work which will include a new synthetic turf, new track, lighting, visiting bleachers, fence, concession stands, and sidewalk and improvements to the entrance to comply with ADA requirements. The 2 point 325 million dollar project is projected to be complete by September 9th. The first day of school is August 20th and the field may not be complete by the first couple football games. Dr. Mehan say the passage of Question 1 on April 2nd opened up some capital improvement funds to fix the deteriorating athletic complex.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 month 1 week ago

There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

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SPORTS CORNER

30 min 31 sec ago

Yangervis Solarte and the San Diego Padres try to secure a series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night in the middle contest of a three-game series at Petco Park. Acquired from the New York Yankees in the deal that sent third baseman Chase Headley to the Bronx, Solarte is hitting .286 with six RBI in seven games with the Padres.