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


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Freshman Cross Country Runner Julia McIntyre from New Haven High School. Julia finished sixth in the state meet in Jefferson City with a time of 20:58.40 at the Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City earlier this month. She helped her team to a 12th place finish. Julia was a straight A student at Franklin County R-2 and she continues to get A's in high school.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Football players strike. A university president resigns. Suddenly, the University of Missouri is in the eye of a media firestorm. Mizzou has now supplanted Ferguson as the hash tag known round the world.



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Alex Collins ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns as the Missouri Tigers fell to Arkansas, 28-3, Friday afternoon at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The defense for Mizzou could have hardly started any better, as they allowed positive yardage on just one of Arkansas' first eight plays. In all, five of those eight plays went for negative yardage, including a Ricky Hatley sack to give the defense two three-and-outs to start the game.