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

17 hours 28 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 6-0 with 32 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 36 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .500 with 14 rbi's and 11 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 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

15 hours 51 min ago

Seniors
Washington Post 218 improved to 16-1 overall and 11-1 in the 9th district with a doubleheader sweep of O'Fallon Sunday at Ronsick Field. In game one, Washington jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first inning on route to an 11-4 win. Matt Miller made it stand with a complete game three hitter with 13 strike outs and three walks. Justin Baylard doubled twice and Ross Seitter had a pair of singles.
Game two final 7-1.