Sports Coverage



Springfield Gets Crushed By Northwest Arkansas
6/17/2024
The Springfield Cardinals gave up 20 hits during a 14-7 loss to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Hammons Field. Springfield trailed by just two entering the ninth before the Naturals erupted for five runs. Alex Cornwell was charged with his first loss in relief, while Jeremy Rivas had two hits and two RBI. The 33-and-30 Cardinals visit Corpus Christi tomorrow night.



City Get Blanked By Dallas
6/17/2024
St. Louis City SC are winless in their last six matches following a 2-nil loss to FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. St. Louis outshot Dallas 8-4 but gave up a goal in each half. City are in 11th place in the Western Conference with three wins, nine draws, and five losses for 18 points. The club hosts Colorado on Wednesday.



Cardinals Edge Cubs To Claim Series
6/17/2024
The Cardinals edged the Cubs 2-1 to claim their series from Wrigley Field. Pedro Pages accounted for all of the Cards' offense with a two-run homer in the second inning. Miles Mikolas earned the win after giving up the lone run on four hits over six-and-a-third innings. Ryan Helsley notched his Major League-leading 24th save of the season as St. Louis has won four of its last five games and sits second in the NL Central at 35-and-35. Sonny Gray starts for the Cardinals against Miami tonight.



NBA Finals Game Five Preview
6/17/2024
The Celtics are aiming to close out the NBA Finals on their home court. Boston will host the Dallas Mavericks in Game Five of the NBA Finals tonight at TD Garden. The Mavericks picked up a dominant 122-84 win in Game Four in Dallas and now trail the series three games to one. Boston forward Kristaps Porzingis is officially listed as questionable for the matchup against his former squad. A win tonight would send the series back to the Lone Star state for Game Six on Thursday.



KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week
6/17/2024
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Legion Baseball Player Dayton Skaggs. 

High School-Sullivan.

Plays 3rd base and bats 4th in the lineup. 

Stats-BA .500, OBP .536, SLG .700.  7 doubles and 1 home run, 20 rbi, 11 runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, 2 stolen bases.  

Dayton has also pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings.  He's allowed 1 hit with 2 strikeouts and no walks.  



NHL Stanley Cup Preview
6/17/2024
The Oilers continue to fight for their Stanley Cup lives Tuesday night. The team battles the Panthers in Sunrise for Game Five. Edmonton avoided a sweep following an 8-1, blowout win in Game Four on Saturday from Rogers Center. Connor McDavid scored his first-career Stanley Cup goal and finished with three assists. Dylan Holloway found the back of the net twice as Sergei Bobrovsky got chased from the game after allowing five goals on 16 shots. He gave up just four goals over the first three games. Florida is hoping the lopsided defeat is just a "one-off" as the team eyes its first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Cats still lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.



Senior Legion Baseball-Weekend
6/17/2024
8th Annual John E. Hayes Best of the Midwest Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Saturday-Washington made it to the quarterfinal round and lost to Harrisburg 9-8.  

Washington is now 10-6.  

Post 218 will be back in action Tuesday evening with a game at Wentzville.  



City Visits FC Dallas
6/14/2024
St. Louis City SC aim to snap a five-match winless streak when they visit FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium tomorrow night. City are coming off a scoreless draw against the Portland Timbers at home last weekend. St. Louis is tied for tenth place in the Western Conference with three wins, nine draws, and four losses for 18 points. Tomorrow's match kicks off at 7:30PM.



Cardinals Earn Series Win With Victory Over Cardinals
6/14/2024
The Cardinals earned a series win over the Pirates following a 4-3 victory in the finale from St. Louis. Paul Goldschmidt crushed a two-run homer in the third inning, while Pedro Pages singled-home another run. Brendan Donovan broke a 3-3 deadlock with a solo homer in the sixth, which proved to be the game-winning run. Chris Roycroft got the win in relief as St. Louis has won three of its last four games and improved to 33-and-34. The Cardinals are in second place in the NL Central, and they send Kyle Gibson to the mound against the Cubs this afternoon.



Blues Announce Armstrong Succession Plan
6/14/2024
The Saint Louis Blues are preparing for some front office changes in the future. In a press conference yesterday, Blues owner Tom Stillman said Alexander Steen will serve as an assistant to General Manager Doug Armstrong for two years then take over as G-M. Armstrong will transition to a new role as president of hockey operations when Steen becomes the general manager. He has been the Blues G-M since 2010.



Grill Returning To Mizzou Basketball
6/14/2024
Caleb Grill will be back on the hardwood for Mizzou next year. The NCAA approved Grill's medical hardship waiver yesterday, giving him one more year of eligibility. Grill appeared in nine games with the Tigers last season after transferring from Iowa State, but he suffered a season-ending wrist injury in December. Grill averaged eight-and-a-half points and five-point-eight rebounds per game last season.



NHL Stanley Cup Recap
6/14/2024
The Panthers are on the verge of claiming their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The team downed the Oilers 4-3 in Edmonton to take a 3-0 series lead in the Final. Vladamir Tarasenko, Sam Bennett and Sasha Barkov netted goals within six-plus minutes of each other in the second period. Only four teams have ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in NHL postseason history, and it's only happened once in the Cup Final. The Oilers will fight for their Cup lives at Rogers Center Saturday night.



NBA Finals Game Four Preview
6/14/2024
The Celtics have a chance at setting an NBA record with their 18th championship title. Boston is set to visit the Dallas Mavericks for Game Four of the NBA Finals on Friday. The Celtics hold a 3-0 series lead and are one victory away from their second straight sweep of the postseason. Boston forward Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for the game as he continues to deal with a rare leg injury. On the flip side, the Mavericks will look to become the first team in NBA postseason history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit. A win would force a Game Five on Monday in Boston.



High School Soccer-All State Selections
6/14/2024
Class 3-Union-Sophia Helling and Mya Minor-2nd Team.  Mia Smith-Honorable Mention.

Class 2-Borgia-Abby Schutte and Madi Lieberoff-2nd Team.

Class 2-St. Clair-Kadence Gardner-1st Team.  Claire Merseal-Honorable Mention.



SLU Selected To Be Potential World Cup Base Site
6/14/2024
Kansas City will be hosting games during the 2026 FIFA World Cup, but the St. Louis area is also involved. KMOV reports Saint Louis University is on a list of locations where participating teams could set up their base camps during the tournament. International soccer teams use base camps during the group stage of the World Cup for training in between games.



Springfield Gets Crushed By Naturals
6/14/2024
The Springfield Cardinals pitching staff couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark during a 14-3 loss to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Hammons Field. The Cardinals surrendered five home runs and dug themselves into an early 11-0 hole before finally getting on the board in the sixth. Trent Baker was charged with his fifth loss after allowing ten runs on nine hits in three innings, while Mike Antico had a home run and three RBI in the losing effort. The 33-and-27 Cardinals send Max Rajcic to the mound against Northwest Arkansas tonight.



Blues Give GM Armstrong Extension
6/14/2024
The St. Louis Blues are keeping their roster builder around. The team signed general manager and president of hockey operations Doug Armstrong to a contract extension yesterday. The deal runs through the end of the 2028-29 season. Armstrong has been with the team since May of 2008. Additionally, St. Louis promoted Alex Steen to the role of special assistant to the general manager. He will remain in that role until 2025-26, and then he will become the team's general manager.



Celtics Hold Off Mavericks To Take 3-0 Series Lead In NBA Finals
6/13/2024
The Celtics held off a late Mavericks rally to take Game Three and move one win away from an NBA title. Boston defeated Dallas 106-99 in NBA Finals action at the American Airlines Center. Jayson Tatum finished with 31 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Celtics took a 3-0 series lead. Jaylen Brown chipped in 30 points, eight boards and eight assists. Kyrie Irving paced the Mavs with 35 points in the losing effort. The Mavs will host the Celtics in Game Four on Friday.



NHL Stanley Cup Preview
6/13/2024
The Stanley Cup Final makes its first stop north of the border tonight. The Oilers battle the Panthers in Game Three from Rogers Place. Edmonton trails the best-of-seven series 2-0 after another lackluster performance in Game Two. The team managed just 19 shots on goal and squeaked one through Sergei Bobrovsky's five-hole to earn their only goal of the series so far.



NBA Legend Jerry West Dead
6/13/2024
NBA legend Jerry West has died at the age of 86. West, a standout player in the 1960s and 70s for the Los Angeles Lakers, was the inspiration for the NBA's logo. His family says the basketball Hall of Famer died peacefully at his home. As a player, coach, scout, executive, and consultant, West won nine championships. Only one of those titles was as a player. He joined Oscar Robertson and teammate Wilt Chamberlain as the league's first 25-thousand-point scorers.



Senior Legion Baseball
6/13/2024
8th Annual John E. Hayes Best of the Midwest Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Thursday-Princeton 5 Washington 4.  Post 218 drops to 8-5.

Friday-Washington goes up against Crawfordsville at 2:30.  

Saturday-Washington vs. Lafayette-8:00.

The Tournament runs through Sunday.



Cardinals Host Pirates In Series Finale
6/13/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals will try to take the rubber match of their three-game series with Pittsburgh when they host the Pirates at Busch Stadium today. St. Louis is just seven games back of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central, and the Cardinals are virtually tied for second place in the division with both Cincinnati and Chicago. Lance Lynn takes the mound for St. Louis today. First pitch is at 1:15PM.



Cardinals Slip Past Pirates To Even Series
6/13/2024
The Cardinals slipped past the Pirates 4-2 to even their three-game set from St. Louis. Sonny Gray gave up just one run and struck out nine batters over seven innings to earn the win. Nolan Arenado went three-for-four with an RBI and Ivan Herrera also recorded three hits. Ryan Helsley notched his 22nd save of the season as the Cards improved to 32-and-34.



Blues Alums Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary Of Stanley Cup
6/13/2024
Two Saint Louis Blues players celebrated the five-year anniversary of the 2019 Stanley Cup championship with fans on Wednesday. Jordan Binnington and Colton Parayko took part in the We Went Blues Event at the Enterprise Center. The event brought fans together to commemorate the Blues' first title and participate in a trivia night. The Blues will continue the anniversary celebrations with a summer sale and open house at Enterprise Center on Saturday.



Mavericks Host Celtics In Game Three Of NBA Finals
6/12/2024
The NBA Finals continue tonight. The Dallas Mavericks will host the Boston Celtics for Game Three at the American Airlines Center. The Celtics hold a 2-0 series lead after taking both games in Beantown to begin the Finals. Boston forward Kristaps Porzingis is questionable for the matchup after suffering a rare leg injury in Game Two. Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic is also dealing with a slew of injuries and reportedly received a pain-killing injection prior to Sunday's game and is expected to receive another before Game Three.



Blues Sign G Ellis
6/12/2024
The St. Louis Blues are retaining some goaltender depth. The team signed goalie Colten Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract extension yesterday. The 23-year-old was St. Louis' third-round pick during the 2019 NHL Draft. He went 7-9-and-0 with a .924 save percentage in 16 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds last season.



Cardinals Falter Late
6/12/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals gave up a pair of ninth inning runs during a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. The game was scoreless heading into the ninth before Connor Joe and Oneil Cruz both drove in runs. Nolan Gorman led off the bottom of the inning with a home run to get St. Louis within a run, but Michael Siani struck out to end the game with the game-tying run at second base. Miles Mikolas struck out six and allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings during the no-decision, and Ryan Helsley was charged with the loss in relief. The Cards are in last place in the NL Central at 31-and-34. St. Louis sends Sonny Gray to the mound against the Pirates tonight.



NHL Stanley Cup Preview
6/12/2024
The Oilers will fight to avoid a major deficit in the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday. The team faces off against the Panthers in Edmonton for Game Three at Rogers Place. The Oil are coming off a 4-1 loss in Game Two and trail the best-of-seven series 2-0. Connor McDavid and the rest of the high-powered Oiler offense has been stymied to just one goal so far in the series. Sergei Bobrovsky has made 50-of-51 saves for Florida and could have been perfect in the series if not for a soft, five-hole goal he gave up to Mattias Ekholm early in the second game.



Cardinals Host Pirates
6/11/2024
The St. Louis Cardinals will try to distance themselves from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central standings when the two teams face off at Busch Stadium tonight. The Cardinals are coming off a four-game split with the Colorado Rockies over the weekend. St. Louis is in fourth place in its division at 31-and-33, but the Cards are just a half-game ahead of Pittsburgh. Miles Mikolas gets the start for St. Louis tonight. First pitch is at 6:45PM.



Senior American Legion Baseball-Tuesday, June 11th
6/11/2024
Aven Weaver held Washington scoreless on 3 hits over 6 2/3 innings leading Elsberry to a 3-0 win Tuesday evening.  

Weaver struck out 3 and walked 3 on 104 pitches.  Gavin Woodson recorded the final out for the save.  

Alex Kinnie and Jack Reiter logged 2 hits each. 

Elsberry improves to 11-1 overall and 1-0 in 9th District action.  

Reagan Kandlbinder pitched 5 innings in the loss.  Eckhoff, Williams and Patke had hits for Washington, now 8-4 overall and 2-1 in league.  

Washington is back in action Thursday in a tournament in Terra Haute, Indiana.



NBA Finals Preview
6/11/2024
The NBA Finals continue tomorrow. The Dallas Mavericks will host the Boston Celtics for Game Three at the American Airlines Center. The Celtics hold a 2-0 series lead after taking both games in Beantown to begin the Finals. The Celtics are 14-and-2 overall during their playoff run. The Mavericks are looking to pick up a much-needed win in Game Three due to the fact that no team in NBA history has come back from an 0-3 series deficit.



Connecticut Head Coach Dan Hurley Turns Down Lakers Offer
6/11/2024
UConn Head Coach Dan Hurley is turning down an offer to become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Multiple reports said Hurley rejected a six year contract worth 70-million-dollars. He will stay at Connecticut to chase a third consecutive national title. Hurley would've been one of the NBA's six highest paid coaches in the league.



NHL Stanley Cup Recap
6/11/2024
The Panthers are two wins away from hoisting their first-ever Stanley Cup. Florida silenced the Oilers 4-1 in Sunrise to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Evan Rodrigues scored a pair of goals in the third, which included the game-winner just three minutes into the period. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 18-of-19 shots to secure the victory. Mattias Ekholm netted the lone goal for the Oil. Stuart Skinner made 24-of-27 saves as the series shifts to Edmonton for Game Three Thursday night.



Mizzou Nabs OL Recruit
6/11/2024
The Mizzou Tigers are adding to their 2025 football recruiting class. Three-star offensive lineman Henry Fenuku announced yesterday that he is committing to the program. The Texas native currently stands at six-foot-four and weighs 295 pounds. He chose the Tigers over Georgia, Ohio State, and Texas A&M, among others.



High School Baseball-All State Selections
6/11/2024
Class 5-Borgia-Jack Nobe-First Team Utility Player-Player of the Year.  Reagan Kandlbinder-Second Team-Utility Player.

Class 5-Union-Kasey Griffin-Second Team Pitcher.  Gavin Mabe-Honorable Mention Catcher.

Class 5-Pacific-Jake Collier-Honorable Mention Pitcher 

Class 4-Sullivan-Drake Gawer-First Team Utility.

Class 3-Hermann-Gavin Moore-First Team Outfield.  Cole Traub-Second Team Pitcher.

Class 5-Warrenton-Austin Haas-Honorable Mention Catcher.



Senior American Legion Baseball-Sunday, June 9th
6/10/2024
Senior American Legion Baseball-Sunday, June 9th.

Ballwin Tournament.

Semifinal-Washington 10 Kirkwood 0 (5 innings)

Championship-Washington 14 Alton 3 (6 innings)

Washington improves to 8-3.


Washington is back in action Tuesday at Elsberry at 6:00.







Celtics Take 2-0 Finals Lead On Mavs
6/10/2024
The Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. Boston defeated the Dallas Mavericks 105-98 in Game Two at TD Garden. Jrue Holiday led the charge with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown finished with 21 points and seven assists. Jayson Tatum was just shy of recording a triple-double, finishing with 18 points, 12 assists and nine boards. The Celtics are now two wins away from their first NBA championship since 2008. Luka Doncic paced Dallas with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. The series continues with Game Three on Wednesday in Dallas.



NHL Stanley Cup Preview
6/10/2024
The Panthers are hoping to defend home ice in the Stanley Cup Final tonight. Florida earned a 3-0 victory in Game One over the Oilers to grab an early lead in the best-of-seven series. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 32 shots he faced to tally a shutout against the most explosive offense in the postseason. It was his third-career shutout in the playoffs.



Caitlin Clark Motivated By Olympics Snub
6/10/2024
Caitlin Clark is excited to watch the US women's basketball team compete in the upcoming Summer Games. The top pick from the 2024 WNBA Draft was not included on the team's roster for the Paris Olympics. Clark said that she isn't disappointed, but now has something to work towards and will use the snub as a little more motivation for the future. The Indiana Fever guard also mentioned that USA Basketball officials contacted her before the news was leaked out.



Season Ends For Battlehawks
6/10/2024
The season is over for the Saint Louis Battlehawks. The Battlehawks fell to the San Antonio Brahmas 25-to-15 last night in the X-F-L Conference Championship. Saint Louis went seven-and-three this year, getting the one-seed in the conference. The U-F-L Championship will be held at The Dome at America's Center on Sunday, pitting the Brahmas against the Birmingham Stallions.



Royals Considering Move To Kansas
6/10/2024
The Kansas City Royals are considering leaving Missouri. The Royals released a statement on Saturday announcing that they are exploring the option of using STAR bonds as a means to move to the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City Chiefs are considering a similar option, and the Kansas Legislature is expected to discuss using STAR bonds to fund new stadiums during a special session that starts on June 18th.



NBA Finals Continue On Sunday
6/8/2024
The NBA Finals will continue with game two on Sunday in Boston. The Celtics will once again host the Dallas Mavericks for game two of the best of seven series. Boston won game one convincingly on Thursday by a score of 107 to 89. Tipoff on Sunday is set for 8 p.m. Eastern.



Washington Senior Legion Baseball-Saturday, June 8th
6/8/2024
Ballwin Tournament-Saturday, June 8th

Kirkwood 4 Washington 3





MLB
6/8/2024
Friday-Cardinals 8 Rockies 5

Saturday-3:15

Sunday-1:15



Battlehawks
6/8/2024
UFL-Eastern Conference Championship

Sunday-St. Louis Battlehawks vs. San Antonio Brahmas-6:00



Belmont Stakes Take Place On Saturday
6/8/2024
The Belmont Stakes take place today in New York. This year's final leg of the Triple Crown is taking place at the Saratoga Race Course due to construction at Belmont Park. This means the distance of the race will decrease from one-and-a-half-miles to a mile-and-one-quarter, making it the same distance as the Kentucky Derby. The favorite to win is Derby runner-up Sierra Leone. Post time is scheduled for 6:41 p.m. Eastern.



NHL Stanley Cup Finals Begin Tonight
6/8/2024
The NHL's Stanley Cup Final begins tonight. The Florida Panthers will host the Edmonton Oilers in game one of the best of seven series. The Oilers defeated the Dallas Stars in six games in the Western Conference Finals, while the Panthers took down the New York Rangers in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals to make their second straight Final. Edmonton will look to be the first Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup since Montreal in 1993. Florida is looking to win its first Cup, while the Oilers are trying for their sixth.



Report: Chiefs DE BJ Thompson Stable Following Seizure, Cardiac Arrest
6/7/2024
Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson is reportedly in stable condition after having a seizure and going into cardiac arrest on Thursday. ESPN is reporting that the 25-year-old was taken to the hospital after the medical scare that occurred at the team's practice facility. The Chiefs sent all players home for the day and rescheduled their OTA session for Friday. The Chiefs drafted Thompson in the fifth round of the 2023 draft out of Stephen F. Austin. He recorded two tackles in one game played last season.



Report: Lakers Preparing To Offer UConn's Dan Hurley HC Job
6/7/2024
The Lakers are closing in on their next head coach. ESPN reports that Los Angeles is targeting UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley as the team's next head coach. The Lakers are preparing to offer the two-time national champion coach a massive, long-term deal to bring him to the NBA. The report disputes a prior report by The Athletic that said the Lakers were closing in on hiring former NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick. The 51-year-old Hurley has been the head coach at UConn since 2018 and has never coached at the NBA level.



Senior American Legion Baseball-Thursday, June 6th
6/7/2024
Washington Post 218 won both games of a split doubleheader in the Ballwin Tournament.

Game 1-Reagan Kandlbinder struck out 9 batters with no walks on 80 pitches over 5 innings leading Washington to an 8-0 win over Manchester.  Ben Loesing closed it out with 2 innings of relief.  

Drew Eckhoff went 1 for 3 with a double, 3 runs scored and 1 rbi.  Loesing was  1 for 4 with 2 runs and 1 rbi and Noah Hendrickson went 2 for 3.  

Game 2-Dayton Skaggs homered and finished with 2 hits and 4 rbi leading Washington to a 10-0 win over Hillsboro in 5 innings.  Hendrickson was 2 for 2 with a run scored and Braxtyn Frankenberg chipped in 2 hits and 2 runs.  Kaden Patke posted 5 strikeouts with no walks over 3 innings for the win.  Andrew Elbert closed it out.  

Washington improves to 6-2.  They return to tournament action Saturday with a game against Kirkwood at 6:00 on KLPW Radio.  



WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED GATORADE MISSOURI SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
6/7/2024
In its 39th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Taylor Brown of Washington High School is the 2023-24 Gatorade Missouri Softball Player of the Year. 

Brown is the first Gatorade Missouri Softball Player of the Year to be chosen from Washington High School. 

The award, which celebrates the nation’s top high school athletes for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community, distinguishes Brown as Missouri’s best high school softball player. 

From CEOs and coaches to star athletes, Gatorade Player of the Year winners showcase the power of sport, touting an all-star group of alumni that includes Amanda Freed (1997-98, Pacifica High School, Calif.), Cat Osterman (2000-01, Cypress Springs High School, Texas), Rachel Garcia (2014-15 & 2012-13, Highland High School, Calif.) and Ava Brown (2022-23 & 2021- 22, Lake Creek High School, Texas). 

The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 5-foot-10 senior right-handed pitcher and first baseman led the Blue Jays to a 38-1-1 record and the 4A state championship this past season. 

Brown compiled a 24-0 record with a 0.50 ERA and a program-record 263 strikeouts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro Player of the Year, she also batted .548 with 62 RBI and 16 home runs. A member of her school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, Brown has volunteered locally with Link Crew, a student orientation leadership council. She also has donated her time as a softball coach at Washington School youth camps in addition to offering pitching lessons to elementary and middle school girls in Franklin County. 

“Taylor Brown is a phenomenal player,” said Brooke Petry, head coach at Fort Zumwalt East High School. “Her speed and ability to move the ball make her a threat. She also has great off-speed pitches as well.” Brown has maintained a 3.67 GPA in the classroom. 

She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball on scholarship at Texas A&M University this fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. 

The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which leverages experts including coaches, scouts, media and others as sources to help evaluate and determine the state winners in each sport. 

Two-time winner Brown joins recent Gatorade Missouri Softball Players of the Year Cierra Harrison (2021-22, Lee's Summit North High School), Julia Crenshaw (2020-21, Fort Zumwalt West High School) and Mac Morgan (2019-20, Sherwood High School), among the state’s list of former award winners. 

As part of Gatorade’s commitment to breaking down barriers in sport, every Player of the Year also receives a grant to donate to a social impact partner. To date, the Gatorade Player of the Year program has provided more than $4.9 million in grants to winners across more than 1,900 organizations. 

To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate studentathletes, visit playeroftheyear.gatorade.com or follow us on social media on Facebook at facebook.com/GatoradePOY, Instagram at instagram.com/Gatorade and X(Twitter) at x.com/Gatorade



St. Louis CITY SC Hosts Portland Tomorrow
6/7/2024
St. Louis CITY SC is looking to earn at least a point in its second straight game. After playing Inter Miami CF to a 3-3 draw last weekend, St. Louis is hosting the Portland Timbers tomorrow night at CityPark. Tomorrow's battle is the first of two meetings between CITY and the Timbers during the regular season. St. Louis is 11th in the Western Conference with 17 points at 3-8-and-4.



Cardinals Fall To Rockies In Series Opener
6/7/2024
The Cardinals dropped their series opener after falling to the Colorado Rockies 3-2 at Busch Stadium. Sonny Gray suffered his fourth loss of the season after allowing three runs on two hits over four and two-thirds innings. Michael Siani went one for three with an RBI single for the Cards. St. Louis is now tied for third in the NL Central at 29-and-32 and will continue its four-game series tonight.



NBA Finals Recap
6/7/2024
The Boston Celtics crushed the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 in Game One of the NBA Finals at TD Garden. Jaylen Brown led the charge with 22 points, three steals and three blocks in a game that the Celtics knocked down 16 shots from three-point range. Kristaps Porzingis came off the bench to score 20 points in his first game action since April 29th. Luka Doncic had 30 points and 10 rebounds, but was limited to just one assists in the setback. Game Two will be played in Boston on Sunday.



NHL Stanley Cup Preview
6/7/2024
The last hurdle in the race for Lord Stanley's Cup takes place this weekend. The Panthers face off against the Oilers in Game One of the best-of-seven Final series from Sunrise Saturday night. Florida represents the Eastern Conference after taking down the Lightning, Bruins and Rangers. The Cats are making their second straight Cup Final appearance, but have never won the elusive trophy in their 30-plus years as a franchise. On the West side, Edmonton edged the Kings and Canucks before claiming the conference with a win over the Stars. The Oilers have won five Cups in their history, but haven't hoisted the trophy since 1990.



Cardinals Salvage Finale In Houston
6/6/2024
The Cardinals salvaged their series finale after topping the Houston Astros 4-2 at Minute Maid Park. Miles Mikolas earned his fourth win of the year after striking out three and allowing two runs over six innings. Ryan Helsley secured his 20th save of the season after striking out two in the bottom of the ninth. Nolan Arenado went one for three with a solo homer to bring his season total to six. St. Louis is now third in the NL Central at 29-and-31 and will host the Colorado Rockies for a four-game series that begins tonight at Busch Stadium.



Celtics To Host Mavericks For Game One Of NBA Finals
6/6/2024
The NBA Finals are set to tip-off. Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will host Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in Game One on Thursday at TD Garden. The Celtics advanced after sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. They are aiming for the 18th championship in team history, which would set an NBA record. The Celtics are at full strength with Kristaps Porzingis set to return after being sidelined with a calf strain since the first round. The Mavericks clinched their first spot in the Finals since 2011 with a five-game series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals. 

Tip-7:30



Senior American Legion Baseball-Thursday, June 6th
6/6/2024
Washington Post 218 will play in the Ballwin Tournament Thursday evening.

Washington goes up against Manchester.

The game will be broadcast on the KLPW SPORTS STREAM at 5:30 and on air at 6:00.

Washington will be a second game against Hillsboro at 8:00.  

The tournament runs through Sunday at the Ballwin Athletic Complex.  



Cardinals Fall To Astros
6/5/2024
The Cardinals have dropped back to back games after falling to the Houston Astros 8-5 at Minute Maid Park. Andre Pallante was charged with the loss after allowing six runs on six hits over three innings pitched. Alec Burleson, Masyn Winn and Nolan Gorman each slugged a home run. St. Louis is now third in the NL Central at 28-and-31 and will look to salvage its series finale this afternoon.



Senior American Legion Baseball-Tuesday, June 4th
6/4/2024
Senior American Legion Baseball-Tuesday, June 4th.

Washington 20 St. Charles 0 in 5 innings at Blanchette Park.  

Drew Eckhoff, Reagan Kandlbinder, Dayton Skaggs and Coen Jasper posted 2 hits each.  

Eckhoff, Kandlbinder and Colton Carrier added 3 runs each.  

Jasper logged 4 rbi with Eckhoff and Andrew Elbert chipped in with 3 rbi each.  

Kaden Patke and Justin Mort pitched 2 innings each and Dayton Skaggs closed it out.  

Washington improves to 4-2.  

Post 218 is off Wednesday and will be back in action Thursday with a game against Manchester in the Ballwin Tournament at 5:30 on the KLPW SPORTS STREAM.
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Former Mizzou Star On College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot
6/4/2024
A former University of Missouri football star is on the 2025 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Justin Smith was a defensive lineman for Mizzou from 1998 to 2000 and received First-Team All-American honors. Smith played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2001 to 2007 and the San Francisco 49ers from 2008 to 2014. Inductees for the 2025 hall of fame class will be announced early next year.



Report: Cardinals Looking To Add Pitcher
6/4/2024
The Cardinals could be looking to add to their staff. According to The Athletic, the Cards will likely look to add a starting pitcher. St. Louis is currently considering itself a buyer in hopes of acquiring another veteran starter. Mets lefty Jose Quintana is one of the names that could be on the block. Quintana started 12 games for the Cardinals in 2022 and posted a 2.01 ERA.



Wash U. Grad Makes Big League Debut
6/4/2024
A Washington University grad has made his way from Division 3 baseball to the major leagues. It was a big weekend for Ryan Loutos who made his major league debut Saturday night in Philadelphia. He pitched the bottom of the eighth inning for the Cards allowing no runs, one hit, and a walk in a loss to the Phils. Loutos started 36 of 38 games for Washington University and was 18-and-5 with two saves in his career as a Bear. He was signed by the Cardinals in 2021 as an undrafted free agent.



Cardinals Fall To Astros In Series Opener
6/4/2024
The Cardinals came up short in their series opener after falling to the Houston Astros 7-4 at Minute Maid Park. JoJo Romero was charged with the loss after allowing four runs, three of them earned, in an inning of relief. Nolan Gorman now has 13 home runs after hitting a couple of solo shots. Alec Burleson also went deep for the Cards, who dropped to 28-and-30. St. Louis is now tied for second in the NL Central at 28-and-30 and will continue its three-game set tonight.



NBA Finals Preview
6/3/2024
The NBA Finals will tip off this week. Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will host Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in Game One on Thursday at TD Garden. The Celtics advanced after sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. They have not played since May 27th. The Mavericks clinched their first spot in the Finals since 2011 with a five-game series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals. The Mavs have not taken the court since last Thursday.



Cardinals Salvage Finale In Philadelphia
6/3/2024
The Cardinals salvaged their series finale against the Phillies after collecting a 5-4 win in 10 innings at Citizens Bank Park. John King picked up his second victory of the year after pitching a scoreless inning of relief. Ryan Helsley secured his 19th save of the season after striking out two batters without allowing a run in the bottom of the 10th. Nolan Gorman led the way at the plate after going two for four with three RBI including the go-ahead hit. St. Louis is now second in the NL Central at 28-and-29 and will visit the Houston Astros for a three-game series that begins tonight at Minute Maid Park.



KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week
6/3/2024
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Drew Eckhoff with the Washington Senior American Legion Baseball Team.

Drew went 1 for 3 at the plate with 3 rbi leading Washington to a 5-2 win over Maryland Heights Saturday evening. 

Eckhoff bats in the lead-off spot and plays shortstop. 

Stats-400 average, on base-417, slugging-400.  He leads the team with 4 stolen bases.  

He will be a senior at St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington.  



American Legion Baseball-Saturday, June 1st
6/3/2024
Drew Eckhoff went 1 for 3 with 3 rbi leading Washington to a 5-2 win over Maryland Heights at Ronsick Field Saturday evening. 

Justin Mort added 2 hits and 2 runs and Coen Jasper scored 2 runs for Washington, now 3-2. 

Washington used 5 pitchers. Lane Mallincrodt posted 1 strikeout and 1 walk over 1 2/3 innings for the win. 

Washington is back in action Tuesday at St. Charles. 

Game time is 6:00 on KLPW Radio.



St. Louis CITY SC Draws With Inter Miami CF
6/3/2024
St. Louis CITY SC managed to secure a point after playing Inter Miami CF to a 3-3 draw at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Christopher Durkin opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game. Indiana Vassilev also scored for St. Louis in addition to the own goal put in by Miami's Luis Suarez. St. Louis is now 11th in the Western Conference with 17 points at 3-8-and-4 and will host the Portland Timbers Saturday night at CityPark.



UFL-Battlehawks
6/1/2024
Saturday-UFL-The St. Louis Battlehawks host the San Antonio Brahmas at 3:00.

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