Local College Sports Update

The East Central College athletic teams were able to record victories in a number of sports over the weekend. In a way you could say the Falcons tamed the Cougars as each victory came against a school with a Cougar mascot. A busy sports schedule had all three of the Falcon teams in action.

ECC Men’s Soccer (5-4) was able to move above the .500 level for the season with victories against the Kishwaukee College Cougars 5-1 and St. Charles Community College Cougars 2-1. The Falcons cruised to victory over Kishwaukee and a won tightly contested match against rival St. Charles for a crucial NJCAA Region 16 victory by scoring two great goals.

ECC Women’s Volleyball posted a victory against the Clinton Community College Cougars in the Southeastern Community College Tournament. The Falcons downed Clinton in three straight sets by scores of 25-21, 25-22, 25-17. ECC dropped other matches in the tournament to Indian Hills, Butler and Southeastern.

ECC Softball has a tough fall exhibition schedule playing mostly four year schools to get exposure for sophomores hoping to transfer. The Falcons played two tight contests against the Missouri S&T Miners and just fell short 2-0 and 5-3.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 4 hours ago

Recently released statistics show that immigration to the United States has accounted for 82% of the population growth over the past 8 years.

This may be an alarming fact to a number of people, especially conservatives who do not trust President Obama on this issue. The fact is, however, that this trend has been going on for decades.

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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 2 min ago

The Wild established the upper hand in a back-and-forth series with a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Scottrade Center. After the Blues took an early lead, the Wild reeled off four goals. Marco Scandella tied it in the first, and then Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu lit the lamp in the second to put Minnesota up for good. Charlie Coyle iced the cake in the final period, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves as the Wild lead the series, 3-2.