Local College Sports Update

ECC SOFTBALL: The Softball Falcons are now 7-4 on the season after a double header sweep of region rival, Mineral Area Cardinals, at home on Tuesday by scores of 5-2 and 8-3. This has been one of the best starts to an ECC Softball season despite the weather conditions.

ECC SOCCER & ECC VOLLEYBALL: Both teams are continuing spring practices as coaches are trying to prepare for the coming year. The returning freshmen for next year hope to step into leadership roles vacated by graduating sophomores as each team hopes to improve over last year.

Read about the latest in ECC sports by following the link http://sports.eastcentral.edu/.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

9 hours 2 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 31 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.