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

17 hours 4 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 29 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.