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

4 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 month 1 week ago

There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

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SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 3 min ago

The Senior American Legion Baseball State Tournament is underway in Sedalia.
First round games Thursday..
Jefferson City 11 Lee Summit 2
Festus 9 Joplin 2.

The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend.