Season Ends for the ECC Falcons

The Falcons ended with the best season record in school history at 32-22, but fell short in the NJCAA National Tournament. Facing a tough challenge as the #15 seed, the Falcons took an early 3-1 lead against #2 Jones County with three doubles in a row. ECC had a strong couple of innings pitched by Chelsea Bax and ECC was looking to finish the game with good defense. Jones County made a comeback to lead 5-3 and then the Falcons tried to claw back into the game with a solo home run by Kaitlin Evans to make the game 7-4. The final score was 9-5 in favor of Jones County Community College.

The Falcons couldn’t come up with offense in the second game and lost 5-0 to Lincoln Land Community College in the elimination game of the tournament. Sarah Westhoff started pitching for the Falcons.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

14 hours 49 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

12 hours 35 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.