American Legion Baseball

The Washington Seniors started play in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament this afternoon with a 7-0 win over the Gravette Lions from Northwest Arkansas. Ryan Becszlko finished with two sacrifice bunts, a double and two batted in. Gravette drops to 4-8 while Washington improves to 23-9. The Tournament will run through Sunday.

The Washington Juniors and Freshman both picked up first round victories Tuesday night. The Post 218 Juniors are hosting the 9th District post season tournament at Ronsick Field. They beat Wentzville 7-1 behind the pitching of James Dyson who went five frames with four strike outs, two walks and two hit batters. At the plate, Kyle Tuepker had three hits with three batted in. Garrett Leimkuhler finished with two hits and a run scored while Gus Kleekamp had three hits, an rbi and three runs scored.
Washington will play Union this evening at 8:30. Union beat Hannibal 8-1.

In Freshman Tournament action in Elsberry, Washington posted a 10-1 win over West. Jacob Unnerstall allowed one run through five innings to get the win. Teddy Meyer had three hits, including a triple with five rbi's. Eli Marquart and Nathan Breckenkamp chipped in two hits apiece. Zach Finley finished with one run batted in.
Washington is back in action this evening at 8:30 at the Elsberry Legion Field.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

19 hours 3 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 33 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.