ECC Sports Update

The East Central College Falcons went into the post season for fall sports with team goals in mind and experienced success. Anytime teams go deep into post season play the competition gets tougher and the teams have to raise their competitive edge. The ECC teams were able to compete and do their best as the top performing student athletes were also rewarded with honors.

ECC Volleyball: A triumphant victory in the NJCAA Region 16/District P Championship had the Falcons bringing home the hardware. East Central College has earned the school’s fourth trip to the NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament by winning the Region 16/District P Championship over Wentworth Military Academy in the final. The last time the team traveled to the NJCAA Nationals was in 2010. A tough regular season schedule has ECC at a 20-25 record for the season as they faced NJCAA Top 20 teams in 18 matches. The Falcons avenged regular season losses to Northeastern Oklahoma College and Wentworth Military Academy by beating both teams in their tournament championship run.

Amanda Reetz, 1st Team All-Region & 1st Team All-Conference
Megan Manis, 1st Team All-Region & 1st Team All-Conference
Haley Zenner, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Paige Schmelzle, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Region 16 Coach of the Year: Lisa Mathes-Peters

ECC Soccer: The East Central College Falcons beat MCC-Blue River in the 1st Round 4-3 and then fell to eventual Region 16 Champions Jefferson College 4-1. A 12-10 season record places the East Central College Soccer program with a .500 or better record for 14 out of the past 15 years. In this span, the East Central College soccer program has gone 186-110-18.

Vadim Cojocov- 1st Team All-Region & 1st Team All-Conference
Andrew Hamerlinck- 1st Team All-Region 1st Team All-Conference
Dylan Cassidy- 2nd Team All-Region & 2nd Team All-Conference
Reginald Faucher- 2nd Team All-Conference

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 1 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.