Senior Legion Baseball

Washington is back in action this weekend. The seniors will play four games over two days, Saturday and Sunday. Washington will play in St. Genevieve Saturday against two teams from Illinois. They will square off with New Baden at 2:30 and Murphysboro at 5:00. Sunday, Washington will compete at West City Park in Festus with a matchup against Festus at 11:00 and Jackson at 1:30.

Washington will then prepare for the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament next week.

Washington Post 218 clinched the 9th District regular season title with a 16-6 win over Warrenton Wednesday night and took a step closer to finishing the league schedule undefeated with a 4-2 win over St. Charles. Jared Walde was the winning pitcher in the win over St. Charles going seven and two thirds innings before giving way to Trent Leimkuehler who recorded the final four outs to get the save. Washington is now 25-3 overall and 17-0 in district action. The final league game is against Elsberry July 12th when the two meet in Blue Springs.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 5 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 14 hours ago

Kelby Tomlinson connected with the walk-off RBI-single to lift the Giants over the Cardinals, 5-4, at AT&T Park. Marlon Byrd gave San Francisco an early lead with his eighth career grand slam in the third inning. Javier Lopez picked up the win in relief as the Giants won their third straight game. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double for St. Louis and Yadier Molina chipped in an RBI-single in defeat.