Rams Come Up Short In Finale, Finish 7-9

For the second straight year, the Rams traveled to Seattle in the final regular season game with a chance to notch the team’s first eight-win season since 2006. Also for the second straight year, the Rams came up short offensively, falling 27-9 to the Seahawks on Sunday. Despite a defensive performance that held the Seahawks to just six offensive points in the first half, the Rams found tough sledding offensively, as they finished the day with 158 total yards. The Rams were held to just 13 yards rushing, including 15 yards on 15 carries from RB Zac Stacy, who fell short in his bid to become just the third Rams rookie to rush for 1,000 yards, finishing with 973. After taking a 13-0 deficit into the half, the Rams registered their first scoring drive on their second offensive possession of the second half, on a 36-yard field goal by K Greg Zuerlein. They capped their scoring on their final offensive possession, with a 2-yard touchdown reception by TE Jared Cook. The Rams finished at 7-9, marking the first time the team has secured consecutive seasons of seven or more victories since 2003-2004. Despite falling short of the .500 plateau, Fisher remained encouraged by the progress of much of the team’s roster, which entered the season as the youngest in the league, a trajectory that bodes entering the 2014 season.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 13 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 2 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 53 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.