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

3 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

Every election year, I hear the same complaints about the political party system, rigged elections and flawed candidates. As it happens, many of these come from folks who are rationalizing their decision not to vote.

I have a word for those who opt not to vote and then complain bitterly about the folks who end up running our country.

Malcontents.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 8 min ago

Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and a second half surge, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 78-64 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena. Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar led the offensive output for Missouri with 19 points, with 10 total Tigers reaching the score sheet on the night. The Tigers fell behind early as a result of a sharp shooting performance from Oral Roberts to open the game.