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 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 15 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 32 min ago

The Cardinals and Diamondbacks play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis. He's 3-and-4 with a 3.46 ERA this season. Josh Collmenter gets the ball for Arizona. He's 3-and-5 with a 5.19 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.