Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball

Seniors
Washington posted two wins Friday. Post 218 defeated Post 189 Lee's Summit 16-7 in the early game and followed up with a 6-2 win over Elsberry to wrap up first place in Pool D with a 4-0 record.
Washington will play Warrensburg at 5:30 Saturday in the quarterfinal.

Juniors
Washington is hosting the 9th District postseason tournament this week. Post 218 advanced to the championship game with an 11-5 win over Pacific Thursday night. Aaron Meyer pitched a complete game. Washington is back in action Saturday afternoon at 1:00.

Freshman
Washington took another step out of the loser's bracket in the 9th District Tournament with a 4-3 win over St. Peters Friday evening in Elsberry. Washington will play at noon Saturday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 9 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 31 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.