Local College Softball-Thursday, April 11

The East Central College Softball Falcons are now 12-12 on the season and improved to 6-2 in Region 16 DII competition by splitting a double header with Region 16 rival Mineral Area College. The Falcons dropped the first game 10-5. Haley Zenner had a three run homer in the first inning, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Falcons in the lead. The second game was an offensive battle as ECC scored early to take a 4-2 lead and then fell behind trailing by score of 9-6. The Falcons’ bats erupted in the 6th inning as the team was able to score six runs to take the lead. ECC held on to the narrow lead as the won 12-11 over the Mineral Area Cardinals. Alex Adelsberger hit her first collegiate home run and collected three RBIs in the game. Kris Stevens, Julie Scheer, Haley Zenner and Chloe Galati also drove in runs for the Falcons. Chelsea Bax recorded the win in the second game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 32 min ago

The Union/Festus Soccer game this evening has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, October 13th.