Justin Baylard

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Quarterback Justin Baylard from
St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Justin has guided the Borgia offense to victories over Owensville and Union in the first two weeks of the season with a combined total of 104 points. Justin has racked up six touchdowns so far. In the air, he has hit for 76 percent of his pass attempts, 16 of 21 for 210 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a rating of 132.641. On the ground, Justin has carried the ball 16 times for 111 yards and six touchdowns and he is averaging just under seven yards per carry. Justin also plays baseball for the Knights and Washington Post 218. Coach Dale Gildehaus describes Justin as a "tough kid with good speed and a strong arm". He worked hard during the summer and despite playing baseball, always made time for his football workout. Coach Gildehaus says Justin has also become a strong leader in the huddle.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 19 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

17 hours 41 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.