Madison Nelson

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Madison Nelson with the Washington Stingrays Swim Team. Madion completed her final year of competitive swimming with the Stingrays this summer. Madison is the daughter of Brad and Stacey Nelson. She is a 2014 graduate of St. Francis Borgia. Madison is going to MIZZOU this fall where she is enrolled in the School of Arts and Science. Madison started swimming competitively for the Washington Swim Team when she was 8. She swam every summer for the team until she was 18. Her last 2 years with the team she also worked as a Junior Coach. Along with summer swim, she swam 2 years for the YMCA Fray Swim team which competes from September until March. Last year she was part of the first girls swim team at St. Francis Borgia. Madison is the kind of athlete every coach wishes they had on their team! She is a hard worker who is willing to do what is asked of her for the good of the team. She is just as excited about other's successes as she is about her own. Her teammates look up to her as a leader and she carries herself with confidence. Madison can always be counted on as a solid performer and a person to get the job done.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 17 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 15 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 4 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