Taylor Covington

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field team. Taylor Medaled in four events at the State Track and Field Meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. She finished third in the open 800, sixth in the open 400, third in the 4X800 relay and the capped off the weekend with a state championship, taking first place in the 4X400 relay. Taylor is a junior and just wrapped up her third year on the track team. Taylor and her teammates have made the trip to state before, but this is her first state title. Taylor is a three sport athlete, she also plays volleyball and basketball. Taylor joins former Shamrock Laura Brandt as the only female athletes from New Haven to win four medals in the state track meet. She is also an honor roll student.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 37 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.