Local College Softball-Thursday, April 11

The East Central College Softball Falcons are now 12-12 on the season and improved to 6-2 in Region 16 DII competition by splitting a double header with Region 16 rival Mineral Area College. The Falcons dropped the first game 10-5. Haley Zenner had a three run homer in the first inning, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Falcons in the lead. The second game was an offensive battle as ECC scored early to take a 4-2 lead and then fell behind trailing by score of 9-6. The Falcons’ bats erupted in the 6th inning as the team was able to score six runs to take the lead. ECC held on to the narrow lead as the won 12-11 over the Mineral Area Cardinals. Alex Adelsberger hit her first collegiate home run and collected three RBIs in the game. Kris Stevens, Julie Scheer, Haley Zenner and Chloe Galati also drove in runs for the Falcons. Chelsea Bax recorded the win in the second game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 38 min 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

13 hours 34 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas