Sobotka Awarded Contract Through Arbitration

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka was awarded a one-year contract
through arbitration on Monday, but the team announced that he will play the
2014-15 season in the Kontinental Hockey League. Financial terms of the
arbitration award were not disclosed by the Blues, but a St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reported it to be worth $2.725 million -- a deal that will be enforced upon
his return to the NHL. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the team is
"looking forward to having Vladimir in a Blues uniform when he returns to the
NHL." Sobotka, a 27-year-old Czech native, spent the past four seasons in St.
Louis and last year notched a career-high 33 points while leading the NHL in
faceoff winning percentage.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 36 sec ago

Seniors
Washington at Union for a 9th District match-up. Game time is 5:00. We'll join the game in progress at 5:45 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Junior
Washington will host Warrenton in a doubleheader. Due to a conflict with the Washington Little League, game one will be at Borgia Regional High School at 6:00 with game two at Ronsick Field at 8:30.