American Legion Baseball

Seniors
Washington Post 218 will prepare for the zone tournament in Moberly this week. Washington took second in the 9th district tournament at Westhoff Park over the weekend but had already qualified for zone. The West Jaguars posted a 7-1 victory over Washington yesterday to claim the district tournament title. Washington and West both advance to the zone 1 tournament and will square off for the sixth time this season when they meet in the opening round Thursday night at 8:00. Washington won the first three match-ups, but West beat Post 218 twice in last week's tournament. Washington's games will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.

Juniors
Washington will gear up for the state tournament in Joplin this week. Post 218 finished off Jefferson City 5-4 in the zone tournament championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington will start play in the state tournament with a game against Springfield Glendale at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

9 hours 2 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 57 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.