American Legion Post-Season Baseball

This is a big week for Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball.
The Freshman State Tournament gets underway today at Ronsick Field with four first round games.
Creve Coeur 16 St. Roberts 2
St. Genevieve 4 St. Charles 0
Jackson 1 Springfield Glendale 0
Washington 9 Eureka 4. Washington scored eight unanswered runs to erase an early deficit. Zach Finley pitched a complete game.
The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend with all the action at Ronsick Field.

The AA Junior Zone 1 tournament will be held at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. The tournament starts Thursday evening with Elsberry and Chillicothe playing at 5:00. Washington receives a first round bye and will be in action against the winner of the Elsberry/Chillicothe game at 1:00 Friday afternoon.

The AAA Senior Legion 9th District post-season tournament will get underway Thursday. Washington will be the three seed but the bracket hasn't been finalized. Elsberry and Daniel Boone will play tonight to wrap up regular season play and the outcome of that game will determine first round match-ups in the district bracket. Washington's first game will be at 6:00 Thursday evening at the Rec Plex in St. Peters and it will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days 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

1 day 16 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.