Blake Pickard

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Legion Baseball Player Blake Pickard from Union Post 297. Blake has had a good season sporting a .360 average, but really caught fire in July batting .450. He leads in the team with seven doubles, 15rbi, 11 walks and just four strike outs in 105 plate appearances. Blake is also hitting .378 with runners in scoring position. Blake is used in the outfield and behind the plate and is very good at both. He has good speed which allows him to track down fly balls in the outfield and he has thrown out several runners on base. Blake attends Union High School.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 16 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 48 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.