Cardinals, Dodgers Take 1-0 Series Leads

The Cardinals and Dodgers have taken leads in their respective National League Division Series. Carlos Beltran belted a three-run homer to jump start a seven-run third inning as the Cardinals crushed the Pirates 9-1 in Game One of their NLDS at Busch Stadium. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Clayton Kershaw fired seven innings of one-run ball with 12 strikeouts as the Dodgers beat the Braves 6-1 in Atlanta.

All eight playoff teams will be in action on Friday. The Pirates and Cards play Game Two in St. Louis followed by the Tampa Bay Rays and Red Sox opening their American League Division Series in Boston. The Dodgers and Braves will battle in Game Two in Atlanta, while the Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland Athletics in Game One of their ALDS in the final contest of the night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Pitcher Janna Ruether. Her record is 6-4 with a 4.35 era. Janna has registered 40 strike outs with 33 walks in 37 innings pitched this seaon. As a hitter, Janna is batting .308 with 10 rbi with one double and one triple. Janna has played a major role in Union's run to the Four Rivers Conference Championship this year.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

Early Tuesday morning, U.S. fighter jets, armed Predator and Reaper drones, and Navy ships launched airstrike attacks against ISIS, deep within Syria. While it is ironic that it was about a year ago at this time that President Obama was seriously considering strikes against Syrian leader Bashir al-Assad, sometimes threats emerge even greater than the last.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 32 min ago

Soccer...
Sullivan at North County
Washington at Union

Softball...
Washington at Holt
New Haven at Wellsville
De Soto at Pacific
Sullivan at Affton

Volleyball...
Pacific hosts Hillsboro