Ronnie Suggs

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Basketball Player Ronnie Suggs from Washington High School. Suggs scored 31 points in a loss to the Pacific Indians Saturday evening. The night before, he scored 17 despite the fact that he was recovering from a two week illness. Suggs is currently averaging 23 points and eight rebounds per game. He's hit on 47.32 percent of his field goal attempts, 54 percent on two's and 29 percent on three's. Suggs is also dishing out three assists and grabbing three steals per game. Ronnie has made a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri in Columbia but also has the option of going to a prep school for a year before going to MU. Suggs is a four year varsity player for the Washington Blue Jays.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 30 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.