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

6 days 3 min 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

2 weeks 4 days ago

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 3 hours 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.