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 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.