Austin Madden

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is New Haven Baseball Player Austin Madden. The senior right hander has a record of 5-1 with a 1.65 earned run average. Austin has struck out 39 batters while walking 15. His primary pitch is the fastball but he will also mix in a curve. At the plate, Madden has a .270 average with four runs batted in. He has struck out 10 times but also leads the team with 11 walks and 11 stolen bases. When he's not pitching, Austin will catch and play shortstop. Coach Jim Scheer says Austin is good at all three positions.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 5 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.