Michael Matthews

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Michael Matthews with the Washington Swim Team. The 16-year old Butterfly Specialist will be a junior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in the fall. This is Michael's 11th year on the team. His best stroke is in the butterfly, but he also competes in the medley which features all four strokes, the butterfly, breast, back and freestyle. Matthews is described as a fierce competitor, however he is the first to congratulate an opponent who has won a race. Michael competes during the summer, but maintains top form by swimming at the Four Rivers YMCA when the city pool closes for the winter.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 16 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

6 days 12 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

16 hours 1 min ago

The Cardinals and Diamondbacks play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis. He's 3-and-4 with a 3.46 ERA this season. Josh Collmenter gets the ball for Arizona. He's 3-and-5 with a 5.19 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.