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

19 hours 18 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 15 hours ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 34 min ago

As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.