Tessa Johanning

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Pitcher Tessa Johanning from Sullivan High School. She pitched a no hitter leading Sullivan to a 10-0 five inning victory over Salem in the district semifinal Thursday evening. Tessa finished the regular season with a 14-4 record, 113 innings pitched, 107 strike outs and 53 walks and a 2.27 earned run average. As a hitter, Johanning bats second in the lineup. Batting average .300 with six doubles and 11 runs batted in. Tessa is a good contact hitter with only one strike out on the season and two walks. She has continued the tradition of strong pitching in the circle for the Eagles as Sullivan ran its streak to 42 consecutive wins in the four rivers conference, that's six years without a loss in league play.

Photos courtesy of Extra Innings Photography.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 hours 32 min 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 3 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

5 hours 57 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.