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 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 9 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

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SPORTS CORNER

22 hours 11 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.