Local College Sports Update

ECC Soccer was able to down MCCAC conference and NJCAA Region 16 opponent St. Louis Community College by a score of 6-2. The Falcons are now 7-7 on the season with six games remaining before the Region 16 Tournament at the end of October.

ECC Volleyball hosted a six team tournament over the weekend and collected a win over Cottey College by scores of 25-20 & 25-22 in a best two out three set match. The Falcons went the distance against the top two teams in the tournament falling in three sets to Northeastern Oklahoma 25-12, 20-25, 8-15 and MCC-Longview 25-20, 20-25, 11-15.

The Falcon Softball squad finished their final weekend of the fall exhibition season collecting three victories. The first came over Evangel University in Springfield, MO by a score of 5-4. The Falcons were able to knock of their first four year school of the fall season. The other victories came at home with wins over St. Louis Community College by scores of 5-0 and 5-2.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

THE BLACK & WHITE ISSUES OF FERGUSON - 10/13/2014 - 11:06am
STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

34 min 58 sec ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.