Crimson Rugby

The Crimson rugby team went 1-1 in the MoRugby Championships this past weekend in Forest Park to finish in second place. In Saturday's victory over the Bombers the Crimson came back from a 17-5 halftime deficit to score three tries and shutout the Bombers in the second half for a 20-17 victory. Scoring tries for the Crimson were Nick Bates, Mike Curtis, Steve Bleckman, and Mike Compton.

In Saturdays championship match there was no comeback for the Crimson as the Royals jumped out to an early lead and went in to halftime leading 33-5. The Crimson were shorthanded with injuries from Saturdays match. The final score was 57-17.

The weekend ended a strong run by the Crimson who won three straight league matches to qualify for the championships and then won their fourth in a row on Saturday.

The Crimson will be back in action Saturday in Columbia.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 22 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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SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 31 sec ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.