Local College Sports Update

The season is over for the East Central College volleyball team. The Falcons lost to District O rival Northeastern Oklahoma in the final of the Region 16 Tournament in Lee's Summit on the MCC Longview campus. The Falcons fell in five sets. Team honors included three players being named to the NJCAA Region 16 All-Region team. Amanda Reetz, Haley Zenner and Sadie Pafford were all named to the first team All-Region and Coach Lisa Mathes-Peters was named Region 16 Coach of the Year.

The ECC Soccer team wrapped up the season with a 10-8-1 record. It marks the 12th season of the past 13 where the Falcons finshed .500 or better. Several players received post season honors, including two Union High School graduates. Devin Arand was named First Team All Region and First Team All Conference and Will Sammet was named Second Team All-Conference.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 2 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 22 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

3 hours 56 min ago

In Senior Legion Baseball...
Washington improved to 2-0 with a 2-1 win over Creve Coeur at Ronsick Field. Matt Miller scored the winning run on a sac fly in foul ground off the bat of Matt McGilvray in the bottom of the seventh inning. The left fielder made a spectacular catch, but Miller tagged up and headed home with the winning run. Spencer Juergens was the winning pitcher.