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

2 days 16 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

1 week 11 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

13 hours 47 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.