Joe Helfrich

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Forward Joe Helfrich with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Basketball Team. Joe finished his career at Borgia with a 15 point performance in a loss to Republic Saturday afternoon at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. For the season, Joe averaged 12 points and eight rebounds, two assists and two steals per game. He also led the team in blocks with 17. Coach Dave Neier says Joe was a solid defender and did a lot of the things that don't show up in the box score, like diving for a loose ball and setting a screen.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.