Four Teams Advance To Elite Eight

Four teams are heading to the Elite Eight after the first day of games in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Top-seeds Florida and Arizona both advanced with wins over four-seeds. The Gators dropped the UCLA Bruins 79-68 in the South Regional while the Wildcats rallied to beat the San Diego State Aztecs 70-64 in the West Region. Second-seeded Wisconsin dismissed sixth-seeded Baylor 69-52 and will play Arizona on Saturday night. Eleventh-seed Dayton dropped 10th-seeded Stanford to move on and play Florida in the early game on Saturday.

The East and Midwest Regions get underway on Friday. In New York, top-seeded Virginia plays fourth-seeded Michigan State in the top half of the bracket while third-seeded Iowa State meets seventh-seeded UConn in the bottom half. In Indianapolis, fourth-seeded Louisville rematches eighth-seeded Kentucky. Also in the Midwest, second-seeded Michigan battles 11th-seeded Tennessee.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

9 hours 33 min 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 3 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 27 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.