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February 28, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A / 2A State Basketball Tournaments started yesterday
the four semi-final games were played in Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University
* Class 1A Semi-Final  :  Moweaqua Central A & M beat Prophetstown, 56-52
* Class 1A Semi-Final  :  Hardin Calhoun beat Gilman Iroquois West, 49-36
* Class 2A Semi-Final  :  Kankakee McNamara beat Bloomington Central Catholic, 57-40
* Class 2A Semi-Final  :  Breese Central beat Elmhurst IC Catholic in overtime, 50-41
the final four games are today thru tonight in Normal

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Basketball Regional Championships were played last night
here’s the results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Red Hill beat Edwards County, 49-46
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Nokomis beat Altamont in overtime, 57-55
* Class 1A @ Chrisman  :  Arthur-Lovington beat Arcola, 67-57
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Sesser-Valier beat Woodlawn, 64-42
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Casey-Westfield beat Dieterich, 53-48
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Patoka beat Odin in overtime, 57-54
* Class 1A @ Norris City  :  Hardin County beat Crab Orchard, 43-37
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  Lawrenceville beat Robinson, 63-60
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  Teutopolis beat Marshall, 54-51
* Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Greenville beat Hillsboro, 52-41
* Class 2A @ Chester  :  Pinckneyville beat Waterloo Gibault Catholic, 53-39
* Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Nashville, 60-40
* Class 2A @ Piasa  :  Roxana beat Piasa Southwestern, 56-53
* Class 2A @ West Frankfort  :  Carterville beat West Frankfort, 58-45
* Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Fairfield beat Harrisburg, 68-61
all the regional winners move on to Class 1A / 2A Sectionals next week

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Men’s & Women’s Junior College Basketball on this Saturday
in fact, it’s the final weekend of regular season action with the NJCAA postseason starting next week
there are three Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheaders with both men and women in action
* Southeastern Illinois at Olney Central
* Wabash Valley at Southwestern Illinois
* and Rend Lake at Lincoln Trail
the remaining doubleheaders are all Region matchups
* Lewis & Clark at Lake Land
* Kaskaskia at Vincennes University
* John A. Logan at Shawnee
both the Women & Men’s Region 24/12 Tournaments begin with play-in games next Monday night

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to Men’s Big Ten College Basketball this weekend
there are three games on the schedule for this Saturday
* Michigan at Maryland
* Iowa at Penn State
* and the Fighting Illini will host Northwestern tonight in the State Farm Center in Champaign
then two more games on the schedule tomorrow
* Michigan State at Wisconsin
* Purdue at Ohio State

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Coed Kickball Tournament at the Noble Ball Fields just north of the former West Richland High School on Saturday, March 21st – it’s three games guaranteed per team with a $125 per team entry fee – it’s for players age 13 and older and each team must have at least four girl members – for 12 teams taking part, first place gets $200 cash and second place receives $100 cash – to enter in advance or for more information, call Julia at 618-204-1958

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym for area girls – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball this evening on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN with the pregame at 5:00 and tipoff from Champaign at straight up 6:00  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and Blue Knights at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, the rest of the night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online 24 / 7, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 27, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there were three games played last night
*  Minnesota beat Michigan State in overtime, 96-90
*  Ohio State beat Nebraska, 81-57
*  Purdue beat Rutgers, 92-85
there are no games on the schedule tonight with three tomorrow and two on Sunday
the Fighting Illini will host Northwestern in Champaign tomorrow night in the State Farm Center

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A Girls Basketball Sectional Championships were last night
here’s the results involving downstate teams
* Class 3A @ Highland  :  Massac County beat Bethalto Civic Memorial, 36-31
* Class 3A @ Rochester  :  Rochester beat Normal U High, 40-39
* Class 4A @ Pekin  :  Edwardsville beat Rock Island, 53-51
the Class 3A and 4A Super-Sectionals are next week

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Lower Class Boys Basketball Regional Semi-Finals were last night
here’s the results involving a few downstate teams
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  Lawrenceville beat Flora, 78-55
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  Robinson beat Mt. Carmel, 65-56
* Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Hillsboro beat Litchfield, 48-41
* Class 2A @ Piasa  :  Roxana beat Gillespie, 57-47
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Patoka beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 48-45
the lower class regional championships are tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Olney won two of three matches on the road
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match at Carmi in two close games, 19-25, 21-25
* Olney’s top players were Paige Troyer, Madison Michels, and Logan Kauble
Olney won the 7th grade match in two games, 25-23, 25-17
Olney also won the 6th grade match in three games, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9
the Lady Cubs return to the ERMS court this evening as they host Albion here in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the lower class IHSA Boys Basketball Regional Championships are tonight
here’s the matchups involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Edwards County plays Red Hill
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Altamont plays Nokomis
* Class 1A @ Chrisman  :  Arthur-Lovington plays Arcola
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Woodlawn plays Sesser-Valier
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Dieterich plays Casey-Westfield
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Odin plays Patoka
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  Lawrenceville plays Robinson
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  Teutopolis plays Marshall
* Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Greenville plays Hillsboro
* Class 2A @ Chester  :  Pinckneyville plays Waterloo Gibault Catholic
* Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Nashville
* Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Fairfield plays Harrisburg
tonight’s winners move on to sectional action next week

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 1A and 2A Girls State Basketball Tournaments start today in Normal
* Class 1A Semi-Final  :  Prophetstown plays Moweaqua Central A & M at 12:00 noon
* Class 1A Semi-Final  :  Hardin Calhoun plays Gilman Iroquois West at 2:00 this afternoon
* Class 2A Semi-Final  :  Bloomington Central Catholic plays Kankakee McNamara at 6:30 tonight
* Class 2A Semi-Final  :  Elmhurst IC Catholic plays Breese Central at 8:15 tonight
the finals will be played tomorrow afternoon and night at the ISU Redbird Arena in Normal

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Coed Kickball Tournament at the Noble Ball Fields just north of the former West Richland High School on Saturday, March 21st – it’s three games guaranteed per team with a $125 per team entry fee – it’s for players age 13 and older and each team must have at least four girl members – for 12 teams taking part, first place gets $200 cash and second place receives $100 cash – to enter in advance or for more information, call Julia at 618-204-1958

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym for area girls – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock 24/7 online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 26, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there were two games on the scheduled last night
*  Northwestern beat Indiana, 72-65
*  Illinois lost at Iowa, falling to the Hawkeyes, 68-60 – the Fighting Illini drop to 7&8 in the Big Ten
   *  Illinois returns to action Saturday night when they’ll host Northwestern in Champaign
there are three games on the Big Ten schedule tonight
*  Minnesota at Michigan State
*  Nebraska at Ohio State
*  Rutgers at Purdue

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night – the OCC Blue Knights lost on the road
Olney Central College lost at Southwestern Illinois, 83-45
*  Dimitri Reaves led OCC with 12 points – Steven Davis and Connor Wittmer combined for 18 points
*  the Blue Knights drop back to 7&22 on the year, now 2&13 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
there were three other GRAC games last night
*  Lincoln Trail upended John A. Logan, 95-91
*  Kaskaskia beat Southeastern Illinois, 95-91
*  Lake Land beat Rend Lake, 78-72
there were two Region games last night
*  in the battle of Trailblazers, Vincennes University beat Lewis & Clark, 102-87
*  Wabash Valley beat Shawnee, 103-80
the final round of GRAC and Region games will be this coming Saturday
the Region 24/12 Tournament for both men & women will start next Monday

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball last night – the OCC Lady Knights lost a tough one
Olney Central College lost to Southwestern Illinois, 43-41
*  top scorer for the Lady Knights was Kelsey Pilant with 12 points
*  the OCC women fall to 10&18 on the year, now 5&10 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the OCC teams finish their regular season schedule Saturday night by hosting Southeastern Illinois
the Lady Knights kick things off during “Sophomore Night” at 5:30, followed by the Blue Knights at 7:30

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Regionals continued with semi-final action last night – here’s some area results
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  the host Lions beat Shelbyville, 69-40
* Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Harrisburg beat Eldorado, 71-64
* Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Fairfield beat the host Bulldogs, 58-49
* Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Breese Central, 52-40
* Class 2A @ Chester  :  Waterloo Gibault Catholic beat Chester, 73-43
* Class 2A @ West Frankfort  :  Carterville beat Benton, 60-35
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Edwards County beat Cisne, 57-31
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Red Hill beat Grayville, 62-54
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Dieterich beat Oblong, 63-38
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Casey-Westfield beat Effingham St. Anthony, 57-33
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Odin beat Mulberry Grove, 66-59
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Woodlawn beat Webber, 52-32
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Sesser-Valier beat Christopher, 76-68
a few regionals continue with semi-final action tonight – the championship games are tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball from Tuesday – Jasper County split two matches on the road
the Junior Lady Eagles won the 8th grade match, beating Hutsonville in two games, 25-16, 25-15
*  top Jasper County players were Olivia Rice, Macie Weidner, Sarah Carr, and Mallory Bergbower
the varsity squad now improves to 9&4 on the year
Hutsonville won the 7th grade match in three games
the Jasper County girls are back on the court this evening as they will host Robinson in Newton

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Regionals continue with semi-final action tonight – some area matchups
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  the host Indians and Flora play at 6:00
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  Mt. Carmel plays Robinson at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Hillsboro plays Litchfield
* Class 2A @ Piasa  :  Roxana plays Gillespie
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Patoka plays Christ Our Rock Lutheran
all the lower class regional championship games will be played tomorrow night

 

                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym for area girls – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  the final Olney Little League tryout is tonight at Veterans Hall, just north of East Richland High School – players must bring their ball glove, bat, & helmet – tryout times are  :
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AGE GROUP                    THURSDAY NIGHT                      
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 9 year olds                        5:00 to 6:00 pm                            
10 year olds                       6:00 to 7:00 pm                            
11 year olds                       7:00 to 8:00 pm                         
12 year olds                       8:00 to 9:00 pm

                           

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock 24/7 online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 25, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there was one game scheduled last night
*  Maryland upset Wisconsin, 59-53
there are only two games on tap tonight
*  Illinois is on the road at Iowa to battle the Hawkeyes
*  and Indiana’s at Northwestern
there are three more games on the Big Ten schedule tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Regionals continued with semi-final action last night – here’s some area results
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  the Newton Eagles lost in their postseason opener, falling to Flora, 70-40
   *  the Eagles finish the season with a 6&19 overall record
   *  a tip of the hat to the Eagles for their hard work and dedication during this tough season
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  Teutopolis beat Pana, 76-31
* Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Nashville beat Trenton Wesclin, 59-47
* Class 2A @ Chester  :  Pinckneyville beat Red Bud, 60-34
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Cisne beat Clay City, 59-41
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Red Hill beat North Clay, 73-54
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Martinsville, 79-29
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Casey-Westfield beat Neoga, 61-46
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat Sandoval, 68-55
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Patoka beat South Central, 61-44
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Altamont slipped by Beecher City, 52-50
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Nokomis beat Cowden-Herrick, 64-45
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua  :  Central A & M beat Forsyth Decatur Christian, 78-29
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua  :  Bethany Okaw Valley beat Windsor, 71-50
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Christopher beat Zeigler-Royalton, 61-27
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Sesser-Valier beat Wayne City, 59-42
the various regionals continue with semi-final action tonight – we’ll look at the downstate matchups in a bit

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney finished its regular season with two losses
the Tigers lost at Mattoon, falling to the host Green Wave, 67-61
*  Derek Deimel led Olney with a double / double by scoring 17 points and pulling down 12 rebounds
*  Tate Nohren had 14 points, Gage Miller had 13 points, and Tanner Stoltz had 10 points
the varsity Tigers finish the regular season at 11&13 on the year, tied for third in the LIC at 6&3
Mattoon also won the junior varsity game, 54-48
the Tigers now prepare for the Effingham Class 3A Regional as they play Salem next Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Olney picked up two wins at home in the ERMS Gym
the Lady Cubs beat Lawrenceville in the 8th grade match in two games, 25-8, 25-23
*  Olney’s top players were Madison Michels, Logan Kauble, Jalayna Reynolds, and Colleen Inyart
Olney also won the 7th grade match in two games, 25-15, 25-18
*  the top Lady Cub junior varsity players were Raegan Hires and Madison Mowrer
the Lady Cubs are back in action tomorrow evening at Carmi, then back at home in Olney on Friday

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Regionals continue with semi-final action tonight – some area matchups
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  the host Lions play Shelbyville
* Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  the host Vandals play Greenville
* Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Mater Dei will play Breese Central
* Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Harrisburg plays Eldorado  :  Fairfield plays the host Bulldogs
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Cisne plays Edwards County  :  Grayville plays Red Hill
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Dieterich plays Oblong  :  Effingham St. Anthony plays Casey-Westfield
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  the host Eagles play Mulberry Grove
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  the host Cardinal plays Webber  :  Christopher plays Sesser-Valier
all the lower class regional championship games will be played Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to a full schedule in Men’s & Women’s Junior College Basketball tonight
there are four doubleheader matchups in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  Olney Central College at Southwestern Illinois with the Lady Knights at 5:30 – Blue Knights at 7:30
*  elsewhere – it’s Lincoln Trail at John A. Logan
*  Rend Lake at Lake Land
*  and Southeastern Illinois at Kaskaskia
there are two Region doubleheaders on the schedule tonight
*  Shawnee at Wabash Valley
*  Vincennes University at Lewis & Clark

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym for area girls – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  the final Olney Little League tryout is tomorrow night at Veterans Hall, just north of East Richland High School – players must bring their ball glove, bat, & helmet – tryout times are  :
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AGE GROUP                    THURSDAY NIGHT                      
                                           FEBRUARY 26TH                      
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 9 year olds                        5:00 to 6:00 pm                            
10 year olds                       6:00 to 7:00 pm                            
11 year olds                       7:00 to 8:00 pm                         
12 year olds                       8:00 to 9:00 pm                           

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and Blue Knights at 7:30  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight starting with our pregame show at 7:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – then the tipoff at 8:00 – we’ll join the Illinois game on Freedom 92.9 at around 9:15 after Blue Knights basketball from Belleville  :  and the latest in sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

February 24, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments finished up over the weekend in Champaign
the lone wrestler from East Richland High School represented Olney well in the 220 pound weight class
*  Zach Shoulders lost his first match to then undefeated Tristun Reeves of El Paso on a 7-3 decision
*  the ERHS junior then won a consolation match on a fall in 4:20 over Kyal Davis of Wilmington
*  Shoulders was then eliminated by Jake Frost of Coal City in consolation quarter-final match
*  Zach finished with 1 win and 2 losses, but finished in the top 8 state wrestlers in the 220 pound class
*  the now two-time state qualifier finishes the year with an overall record of  31 wins and 13 losses
congratulations to Zach Shoulders and all the Olney Tiger Wrestlers on a job well done this year

 

(OLNEY)  here’s how other downstate wrestlers did in the IHSA Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament
*  Shelbyville’s Adam Hudson (43-0) won four in a row to win the 160 pound championship
*  Shelbyville’s Wyatt Fox (47-4) won four and lost one to finish 3rd in the 152 pound class 
*  Shelbyville’s Jared Finley (40-8) won three and lost two to finish 4th in the 145 pound class
*  Mt. Carmel’s Andrew Wise (38-6) won three and lost two to finish 6th in the 220 pound weight class
*  Cumberland’s Blaine Yocum (35-7) won two and lost two to finish in the 145 pound top eight
*  Lawrenceville’s Logan McGuire (29-11) won one and lost two in the 170 pound class
*  others were from downstate Vandalia, Murphysboro, Benton, Carterville, Sparta, and Shelbyville

 

(NEWTON)  here’s results in Girls IHSA Super-Sectional / Sectional action last night
*  Class 1A Super-Sectional @ Decatur  :  Central A & M beat Astoria, 69-51
*  Class 2A Super-Sectional @ Decatur  :  Bloomington Central Catholic beat Flora, 65-51
*  Class 2A Super-Sectional @ Jacksonville  :  Breese Central beat Athens, 68-46
*  Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Highland  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial beat Salem, 55-46
*  Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Highland  :  Massac County beat Mascoutah, 41-34
*  Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Rochester  :  Rochester beat Charleston, 66-60
*  Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Rochester  :  Normal U High beat Springfield High, 64-47
the Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments are this weekend at Illinois State University in Normal
the Class 3A and 4A Sectional championships will be Thursday night

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some downstate results from Boys High School Regional action last night
*  Class 1A Regional Quarter-Final @ Oblong  :  Oblong beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 53-46
*  Class 1A Regional Quarter-Final @ Strasburg  :  Beecher City defeated Stewardson-Strasburg, 57-46
*  Class 1A Regional Quarter-Final @ Strasburg  :  Cowden-Herrick beat Ramsey, 55-45
*  Class 1A Regional Quarter-Final @ Woodlawn  :  Webber beat Waltonville, 41-35
*  Class 1A Regional Quarter-Final @ Odin  :  Mulberry Grove beat St. Elmo / Brownstown in OT, 53-47
*  Class 2A Regional Quarter-Final @ Marshall  :  Pana beat Cumberland, 64-51
*  Class 2A Regional Quarter-Final @ Vandalia  :  Vandalia beat Staunton,  60-54
*  Class 2A Regional Quarter-Final @ Carmi  :  Eldorado beat Hamilton County, 53-47
it’s back to more Boys Regional action each night the rest of this week, including tonight

 

(OLNEY)  the Midland Trail Conference All-Conference Girls Basketball Team has been announced
here’s the list of seven girls selected by the MTC Coaches top list
* Wayne City’s Allison Bass was chosen as the MTC Player of the Year
the other six selections to the All-Conference Team include
* North Clay’s Carrsan Bible
* Woodlawn’s Kiara Lueking and Tatum Murdock
* Sandoval’s Christina Saddler and Bethany Kunick
* Webber’s Kaylea Potter
there were three Honorable Mentions
* Wayne City’s Ester Smith and Tori Pasley
* North Clay’s Mikayla Stanfield

 

(OLNEY)  the Boys High School Regionals have semi-final action tonight – here’s some area games
* Class 2A @ Lawrenceville  :  the Newton Eagles will battle Flora at 7:00 in quarter-final action
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  Teutopolis and Pana at 7:00
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Clay City and Cisne at 6:00  :  Red Hill and North Clay at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  St. Anthony and Martinsville at 6:00  :  Casey-Westfield and Neoga at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Odin  :  Christ Our Rock and Sandoval at 6:00  :  Patoka and South Central at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Altamont and Beecher City at 6:00  :  Nokomis and Cowden-Herrick at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Christopher & Zeigler-Royalton at 6:00  :  Sesser-Valier & Wayne City at 7:30

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops tonight – the regular season ends tonight for the Olney Tigers
the Tigers travel north to Coles County to battle the Green Wave at Mattoon High School
the junior varsity game will begin at 6:15 with varsity action to follow at around 7:35

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there is only one game on the schedule for tonight
*  Wisconsin plays at Maryland
the Fighting Illini are back in conference action tomorrow night as they travel to Iowa to play the Hawkeyes

 

                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Little League tryouts are set for two night’s this week – to be held at Veterans Hall, just north of East Richland High School – all Minor & Major League players must attend one of the tryout sessions to be eligible for All-Stars – players must bring their ball glove, bat, & helmet – tryout times are  :
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AGE GROUP                    TUESDAY NIGHT                       THURSDAY NIGHT
                                           FEBRUARY 24TH                       FEBRUARY 26TH
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 9 year olds                        5:00 to 6:00 pm                             5:00 to 6:00 pm                            
10 year olds                       6:00 to 7:00 pm                             6:00 to 7:00 pm
11 year olds                       7:00 to 8:00 pm                             7:00 to 8:00 pm
12 year olds                       8:00 to 9:00 pm                             8:00 to 9:00 pm

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 7:00  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30  :  and the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN