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

5 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 21 hours ago

Recently released statistics show that immigration to the United States has accounted for 82% of the population growth over the past 8 years.

This may be an alarming fact to a number of people, especially conservatives who do not trust President Obama on this issue. The fact is, however, that this trend has been going on for decades.

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 47 sec ago

The Wild established the upper hand in a back-and-forth series with a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Scottrade Center. After the Blues took an early lead, the Wild reeled off four goals. Marco Scandella tied it in the first, and then Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu lit the lamp in the second to put Minnesota up for good. Charlie Coyle iced the cake in the final period, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves as the Wild lead the series, 3-2.