Local College Softball

The East Central Falcons won the Region 16 Division Two Championship over the weekend. The Falcons defeated Cottey College 8-0 with Julie Scheer pitching a no hitter. ECC then beat St. Louis twice 6-0 and 12-2. Haley Zenner homered in each game with a combined six runs batted in. Kris Stevens finished with three rbi in the championship game and Scheer was the winning pitcher in all three. Julie Scheer, Haley Zenner, Choe Galati, Michelle Bryant and Grace Fritz were named 1st Team All-Region. Coach Wallach was named NJCAA Region 16 DII Coach of the Year for the second season in a row. Next for the Falcons will be a trip to the NJCAA District playoff match-up against Murray State College in Tishamingo, Oklahoma May 3rd and 4th. The winner of the best two out of three series will head to Raceway Park in Jackson, Mississippi for the NJCAA DII Softball National Tournament.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 14 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

2 weeks 12 hours ago

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What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 36 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.