Washington American Legion Baseball

Washington took second in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. Post 218 knocked off West 4-1 in the semifinal but then fell 4-2 to Jefferson City Post 5 in the title game. Cole Distler pitched a complete game holding Washington to five hits to get the win. Jefferson City is now 32-4 on the season. Washington is 31-6 and will now prepare for the 9th District Tournament this week. Jefferson City center fielder Trevor Schnieders was named the MPV

Washington battled out of the elimination bracket to win the 9th District Postseason Tournament Title Sunday afternoon. Post 218 received a first round bye, then suffered a second round loss to Wentzville, but stormed back to beat Wentzville twice in the championship round to take the crown. It wasn't even close in the final game-14-0. Will Davis pitched five innings for the win.


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Cross Country Runner Mikayla Reed from Washington High School. Mikayla has already accumulated a lost list of accomplishments in the first couple of years of her high school career. As a Freshman, she was fifth in the 3200 Meter Run at the state track and field championships and had the third fastest time ever by a Freshman. Highlights this year in cross country include first place at the St.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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No matter how many years pass, few of us old enough to understand the scope of what happened on September 11, 2001 will ever forget those video images of planes flying through skyscrapers, which then crumbled into dust. Perhaps out of psychological necessity, we have distanced ourselves from the visceral emotions of that day.



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The Cardinals begin their 2015 postseason run tonight. They host the division-rival Cubs in Game One of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium. John Lackey starts the opener of the best-of-five set for St. Louis. Chicago counters with Jon Lester. First pitch is at 5:45 p.m.