Matt Jones

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Matt Jones, Catcher with the Washington Senior Legion Baseball Team. Matt finished the season with a .247 batting average and an on base percentage of .364. He posted 27 runs with 31 batted in. As a pitcher, Jones was 1-0 with two saves, 24 strike outs and eight walks over 18 and a third innings. Matt is an outstanding catcher who handles the pitchers extremely well, possesses a strong arm and rarely allows a ball in the dirt to get by. Matt is a graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. He will attend Hannibal LaGrange University on a baseball scholarship.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 22 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 hour 38 sec ago

The Union Post 297 Juniors beat Sullivan Post 18 10-3 last night. Logan West was the winning pitcher in relief and Connor Fitzhugh had two hits and three batted in.

Coming up tonight in Senior Legion action, Washington will host Warrenton at Ronsick Field. Game time is 7:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.