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

13 hours 18 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days 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

11 hours 4 min ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.