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.

Photo provided by the Washington Missourian

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 3 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.