Drew Piontek

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Freshman American Legion Baseball Player Drew Piontek. Drew was a key player in Washington's run to the state title this year. He led the team in several areas. Batting average .440 with eight doubles and two triples, 24 runs batted in and 35 runs scored. Drew finished the season with an on-base percentage of .539 and a slugging percentage of .536. In more than 155 at bats, Drew struck out just 12 times and was walked 21 times. In addition, Drew had 21 stolen bases and was caught stealing just once. Piontek was also used as a pitcher. He had 18 innings pitched with a 1-2 record and one save. He gave up 27 hits and 14 runs with 12 strike outs and nine walks. ERA 2.72.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Wide Receiver and Defensive Back Logan Bellamy from Union High School. Logan carried the ball 12 times for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Union's 32-19 win over Sullivan Friday night. His 80-yard run on the second play from scrimmage set the tone for the game and his 54-yard run in the second half showcased his "cat like" quickness and tremendous speed as he ran away from the Sullivan defense.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 17 hours ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
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Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am

SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 14 min ago

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 38-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining to lift the injury-riddled St. Louis Rams to a 19-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Austin Davis, who began the season No. 3 on the Rams depth chart, made his first career start and completed 22-of-29 passes for 235 yards.