Blake Pickard

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Legion Baseball Player Blake Pickard from Union Post 297. Blake has had a good season sporting a .360 average, but really caught fire in July batting .450. He leads in the team with seven doubles, 15rbi, 11 walks and just four strike outs in 105 plate appearances. Blake is also hitting .378 with runners in scoring position. Blake is used in the outfield and behind the plate and is very good at both. He has good speed which allows him to track down fly balls in the outfield and he has thrown out several runners on base. Blake attends Union High School.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 17 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

1 day 6 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas