Local College Sports Update

ECC SOFTBALL: The Softball Falcons are now 7-4 on the season after a double header sweep of region rival, Mineral Area Cardinals, at home on Tuesday by scores of 5-2 and 8-3. This has been one of the best starts to an ECC Softball season despite the weather conditions.

ECC SOCCER & ECC VOLLEYBALL: Both teams are continuing spring practices as coaches are trying to prepare for the coming year. The returning freshmen for next year hope to step into leadership roles vacated by graduating sophomores as each team hopes to improve over last year.

Read about the latest in ECC sports by following the link http://sports.eastcentral.edu/.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 20 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

2 hours 32 sec ago

The Royals could have played with just two players and been fine in a 5-0 shutout of the Cardinals from Kauffman Stadium. Chris Young fired six innings of six-hit ball to improve to 4-and-0. Young walked two and struck out two as the Royals picked up their fourth straight win. Kendrys Morales took care of the offense with a five RBI night. Morales belted a three-run and a two-run home run in the first and third innings.