Washington American Legion Baseball

The season is over for the Washington senior legion baseball team. St. Charles held on to beat West 13-12 last night to win the 9th district post-season tournament at Westhoff Park. Washington needed West to win for their season to continue. Post 218 ends the season with a 28-12 record under Manager Mike Gardner. St. Charles, West and Daniel Boone will represent the 9th district in the zone tournament this week. The event will get underway Thursday at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. West and Boone will square off in the play-in game at 5:00. Jefferson City and Hannibal will take the field at 8:00. St. Charles will play the winner of the West/Daniel Boone game Friday at 5:00. The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend.

The junior legion state tournament will be held in Jackson with the action getting underway Thursday. Springfield Glendale will face Jackson at 3:00 in the play-in game, with the winner facing Washington Friday at noon. Sedalia and Eureka will play at 5:30 Thursday evening. The five-team double elimination tournament is scheduled to wrap up Saturday with the extra championship game lined up Sunday, if needed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

18 hours 45 min ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

20 hours 16 min ago

Baseball...
Four Rivers Classic Tournament
Pool A
Wright City 9 Owensville 8
Pool B
St. Clair/St. James-Rained out
Pool C
New Haven/Montgomery County-Rained out. New Haven will play in the Owensville bracket Saturday morning beginning at 9:30.
Pool D
Rolla 21 Hermann 1