Local High School Sports Scoreboard-Tuesday, May 14

Baseball...
The Francis Howell Vikings erupted for eight runs in the fifth inning to end the game early in a decisive 16-6 win over the Washington Blue Jays in the Class 5 District semifinal. Austin Southmayd was the winning pitcher and Justin Schuler suffered the loss. Washington DH Sam Katsung had three hits with a run scored and Peter Coulter finished with two hits and two runs. Washington ends the season with a 15-11 record while the top ranked Vikings advance to the district championship game with a 28-5 mark. Eli Dilday had three hits including a three run homer and a triple. Josh Gwaltney finished the game with three hits and a run scored.

Soccer...
The Washington Blue Jays ended with the season with a hard fought loss to Fort Zumwalt West. The two teams ended regulation tied at one. They went to penalty kicks where the Jaguars finished on top 4-2.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 3 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.