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

2 days 19 hours ago

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

20 hours 5 min ago

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.