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

4 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 31 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.