Blues Select Fabbri with No. 21 Pick

The St. Louis Blues have selected forward Robby Fabbri with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Fabbri, 18, dressed in 58 regular season games with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Guelph Storm last season, ranking second on the club with 87 points, including 45 goals and 42 assists. In addition, Fabbri helped the Storm capture the OHL Championship, posting 28 points, including a team-leading 13 goals, in 16 postseason games en route to earning the 99 Award as the league’s Playoff MVP. Overall, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound center has spent the past two seasons with Guelph, totaling 120 points (55 goals, 65 assists) and 93 penalty minutes in 117 career regular season games. The Mississauga, Ontario native was ranked 21st overall by NHL Central Scouting.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 7 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.