Bethany Coons

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Junior Soccer Player Bethany Coons. Three games into the season, Bethany has scored seven goals, one game winner, with five assists. After playing forward her first two years of high school, Bethany will move to the position of center midfielder this year which may result in fewer goals but more assists. Bethany has made the verbal committment to play soccer at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is also a very good student and maintains a GPA OF 3.667. Bethany scored a goal Monday night in a 3-0 win over Warrenton and she added two more in a 7-1 victory over Pacific Tuesday, giving her 10 goals on the season. Union is currently 5-0 on the season.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 35 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.