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

6 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 18 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

1 day 7 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas