Madison Nelson

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Madison Nelson with the Washington Stingrays Swim Team. Madion completed her final year of competitive swimming with the Stingrays this summer. Madison is the daughter of Brad and Stacey Nelson. She is a 2014 graduate of St. Francis Borgia. Madison is going to MIZZOU this fall where she is enrolled in the School of Arts and Science. Madison started swimming competitively for the Washington Swim Team when she was 8. She swam every summer for the team until she was 18. Her last 2 years with the team she also worked as a Junior Coach. Along with summer swim, she swam 2 years for the YMCA Fray Swim team which competes from September until March. Last year she was part of the first girls swim team at St. Francis Borgia. Madison is the kind of athlete every coach wishes they had on their team! She is a hard worker who is willing to do what is asked of her for the good of the team. She is just as excited about other's successes as she is about her own. Her teammates look up to her as a leader and she carries herself with confidence. Madison can always be counted on as a solid performer and a person to get the job done.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 30 min ago

Kelby Tomlinson connected with the walk-off RBI-single to lift the Giants over the Cardinals, 5-4, at AT&T Park. Marlon Byrd gave San Francisco an early lead with his eighth career grand slam in the third inning. Javier Lopez picked up the win in relief as the Giants won their third straight game. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double for St. Louis and Yadier Molina chipped in an RBI-single in defeat.