Local College Sports Update

East Central Softball (11-6) hit the road for the beginning of spring break and also hit the ball with determination. The first two double headers of the road trip had the Falcons coming up big with four victories. The double header against Missouri Valley JV went all for the Falcons with wins of 11-1 and 23-1. Chelsea Bax and Sarah Westhoff collected the wins pitching for the Falcons and the entire team contributed to the hit parade. Haley Zenner led the charge with seven RBI and the rest of the team was right behind her. Elaine Shoenberger, Kaitlin Evans, Michelle Bryant, Ashley Hill, Sarah Westhoff, Alex Adelsberger and Brittany Miller all had multiple hit games.

The Ft. Scott Community College games were closer in the score book as the Falcons ended up winning 5-4 and 6-0 over the Greyhounds. Ashley Hill and Rachel Micke were the winning pitchers in the contests respectively. A tough first game had the Falcons down early 3-0, but they clawed their way back to win the game in the top of the seventh inning. Brittany Miller collected two RBI in the game to lead ECC offensively. The second game was all ECC as Kaitlin Evans and Haley Zenner both registered two RBI each in the 6-0 victory.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

20 hours 20 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days 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

18 hours 6 min ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.