ECC Sports Update

The East Central College Falcons went into the post season for fall sports with team goals in mind and experienced success. Anytime teams go deep into post season play the competition gets tougher and the teams have to raise their competitive edge. The ECC teams were able to compete and do their best as the top performing student athletes were also rewarded with honors.

ECC Volleyball: A triumphant victory in the NJCAA Region 16/District P Championship had the Falcons bringing home the hardware. East Central College has earned the school’s fourth trip to the NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament by winning the Region 16/District P Championship over Wentworth Military Academy in the final. The last time the team traveled to the NJCAA Nationals was in 2010. A tough regular season schedule has ECC at a 20-25 record for the season as they faced NJCAA Top 20 teams in 18 matches. The Falcons avenged regular season losses to Northeastern Oklahoma College and Wentworth Military Academy by beating both teams in their tournament championship run.

Amanda Reetz, 1st Team All-Region & 1st Team All-Conference
Megan Manis, 1st Team All-Region & 1st Team All-Conference
Haley Zenner, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Paige Schmelzle, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Region 16 Coach of the Year: Lisa Mathes-Peters

ECC Soccer: The East Central College Falcons beat MCC-Blue River in the 1st Round 4-3 and then fell to eventual Region 16 Champions Jefferson College 4-1. A 12-10 season record places the East Central College Soccer program with a .500 or better record for 14 out of the past 15 years. In this span, the East Central College soccer program has gone 186-110-18.

Vadim Cojocov- 1st Team All-Region & 1st Team All-Conference
Andrew Hamerlinck- 1st Team All-Region 1st Team All-Conference
Dylan Cassidy- 2nd Team All-Region & 2nd Team All-Conference
Reginald Faucher- 2nd Team All-Conference

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 49 min ago

Boys Basketball...
Union Tournament-Championship Semifinals...
Rock Bridge 80 Lutheran South 59
Borgia 46 Washington 43 in overtime. Walt Eckelkamp drained a 25-foot jump shot as time expired for the win. Eckelkamp finished the game with 13. Mike Morgan scored 20 for the Jays. Borgia improves to 12-4 while Washington dips to 9-8.

Elsewhere...
Orchard Farm 76 Warrenton 58