Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Northeast Missouri State University Football Team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame next week. It's only the second time in the history of the Missouri Hall that a team will be inducted. The Northeast Missouri State Bulldogs won the MIAA championship three consecutive years, 1969, 1970 and 1971. 13 players were from Washington, 11 from Washington High School and two from St. Francis Borgia. The players were: Ken Bebermeyer, Jim Gephardt, Deon Johaning, Dave Fleer, Steve Wilmesher, Tom Bueker, Tim Hayes, Mike Curran, Bill Harman, Dave Hoffmann, Rodney Ford, Dale Gildehaus and Joe Feltmann. The team also included former Washington Superintendent Greg Wilson and Borgia retired teacher, Steve Lahay. 125 former teammates are expected to attend the induction ceremony next Wednesday in Kirksville.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.