Washington American Legion Baseball

The season is over for the Washington senior legion baseball team. St. Charles held on to beat West 13-12 last night to win the 9th district post-season tournament at Westhoff Park. Washington needed West to win for their season to continue. Post 218 ends the season with a 28-12 record under Manager Mike Gardner. St. Charles, West and Daniel Boone will represent the 9th district in the zone tournament this week. The event will get underway Thursday at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. West and Boone will square off in the play-in game at 5:00. Jefferson City and Hannibal will take the field at 8:00. St. Charles will play the winner of the West/Daniel Boone game Friday at 5:00. The double elimination tournament will run through the weekend.

The junior legion state tournament will be held in Jackson with the action getting underway Thursday. Springfield Glendale will face Jackson at 3:00 in the play-in game, with the winner facing Washington Friday at noon. Sedalia and Eureka will play at 5:30 Thursday evening. The five-team double elimination tournament is scheduled to wrap up Saturday with the extra championship game lined up Sunday, if needed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 9 hours 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

16 hours 34 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.