Grant Eckelkamp

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Legion Shortstop Grant Eckelkamp. Current batting average is .375 with an on-base percentage of .509. Grant had 13 hits in five games in the 9th district tournament last week. The event will begin Thursday night. 21 rbi, 48 runs, 9 stolen bases. Grant is a very good fielder and has only committed seven errors this season. He sports a fielding percentage of .960. He is the ideal leadoff man and can hit to all fields. Grant had a hit and scored a run in Washington's 9-6 win over West in the first round of the zone tournament in Moberly Thursday night.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Softball Player Megan Micke. The Junior Shortstop had a terrific start to the season helping the Jays to a second place finish in the Union Tournament Saturday. In three games, Megan had 11 plate appearances, eight official at-bats, four hits, including a double, an rbi, a stolen base with six runs scored, three walks and two strike outs.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 5 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 31 min ago

Matt Holliday singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Cardinals rallied past the Pirates 5-4 in the first of three from Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer earlier in the seventh to tie the game at four. Holliday also had a two-run double in the third for the Redbirds, who have won three straight to take over first place in the NL Central. St.