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

1 week 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 16 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

2 days 5 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas