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August 7, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Wednesday involving the Midwestern teams
* the Cardinals lost a tough one-run game, falling to the Red Sox, 2-1
    *  elsewhere  :  the Cubs lost to Colorado, 13-4  :  the White Sox lost to Texas, 3-1
    *  the Reds beat the Indians, 8-3  :  the Royals beat Arizona, 4-3
    *  the Brewers lost to the Giants, 7-4  :  the Twins lost to the Padres, 5-4
* the Cardinals will wrap up the series with Boston tonight with the rubber game in St. Louis
    *  all other Midwestern teams are in action today or tonight as well

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 12U Little League Great Lakes Regional Tournament is wrapping up in Indianapolis
*  the Pool Play Championship Semi-Finals are today and tonight, not yesterday as we previously reported
*  the Illinois representative team, Jackie Robinson West, will play Ohio tonight at 6:00 (Illinois time)
*  the other Championship Semi-Final has Indiana against Wisconsin this afternoon at 1:00 (Illinois time)
*  the winners will then play in the Championship Game Saturday afternoon
*  that winner will then advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 10U Little League State Tournament finished last night up in Chicago
*  in the second and final Championship Game, Jackie Robinson West beat Horner Park, 3-0
*  the host Jackie Robinson West team is the State Champs – the Olney All Stars finished in 4th place

 

(NEWTON)  in college football, the Fighting Illini are underway with their practice schedule
*  the 2014 preseason training camp at Memorial Stadium is running twice a day now thru Saturday
*  this Sunday will be the 2014 Illini Fan Appreciation Day in the Great West Hall at Memorial Stadium
    *  fans can enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium starting at 3:45 Sunday afternoon
    *  admission is free and free parking will be available in the northwest lot of the State Farm Center
    *  team posters and silver markers will be available for players to sign
    *  fans can also bring their own markers and no more than two items per person for players to sign
    *  Head Coach Tim Beckman and the rest of the Illinois coaching staff will also be on hand
    *  that’s from 4:00 to 5:00 this Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
*  the Illini will then attend the week-long Camp Rantoul starting next Monday, August 11th
*  the Fighting Illini open their 2014 season at home against Youngstown State on August 30th, at 11:00
*  with seven home games this year, logon at www.fightingillini.com for ticket information and details

 

(OLNEY)  the National Football League begins the 2014 preseason schedule tonight
*  the Indianapolis Colts are one of twelve teams kicking things off tonight around the league
    *  the Colts open up their preseason on the road in New York against the Jets
    *  other Midwestern teams in action tonight are the Bengals and Chiefs playing in Kansas City
*  there are six more games on tap for tomorrow night, Friday night
    *  among those, the Bears host the Eagles in Chicago and the Rams host the Saints in St. Louis
*  the weekend’s final four games will be played Saturday night
    *  the Lions host the Browns in Detroit and the Titans host the Packers in Tennessee

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  athletic physicals will be available at the East Richland Middle School on Monday night, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the fee is $30 per athlete with checks made out to Richland Memorial Hospital – Dr. Bushra Shaukat and nurse practioner Melissa Kuenstler will give the physicals which are good for one at least one year and required before tryouts are allowed – for more, call AD Rick Franklin at 618-395-4372

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School athletic department will host an “informational meeting” for any ERMS student that plans to take part in cheerleading or any other sport during the upcoming school year – that’s next Thursday, August 14th, starting at 6:00, in the Middle School Gym – parents should also attend – the individual coaches will also meet with those interested students and their parents following the “informational meeting” – for more details, call ERMS Athletic Director Rick Franklin at 618-395-4372

 

(FLORA)  the Clay County Speedway will be busy again this Saturday night – the featured race will include 30 laps for UMP Open Wheel Modifieds competing for the Big Tim Lewis Memorial with the checkered flag paying out $2,100 to win – the card also includes the Pure Stocks with a $400 payday, plus the UMP B-Mods, Non-Winged Sprints, and the Hornets – the gates open at 5:00, with racing at 7:30 – there’s plenty of concessions and seating – that’s this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 Olney Chamber Golf Outing is set for this Friday, August 8th, at the Richland Country Club – the annual 3-person-per-team event will this year welcome members of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce for fun and the chance to network between business owners & operators with lunch provided – all local Chamber members are encouraged to attend – call the Olney Chamber Office for details or info

 

(NEWTON)  a reminder that Newton Eagle Football tickets are available for the general public to purchase both tomorrow morning and Friday morning, from 8:00 to 12 noon, in the High School Office – the reserved seat price is at $25 each – also available are two-person Sports Passes for all regular season sports are available for purchase – for more information or details, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Indianapolis Colts preseason football tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with pregame at 5:00 and kickoff at 6:00  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 6:05  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 6, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Tuesday involving the Midwestern teams
* the Cardinals won the first of three at home against the Red Sox, beating Boston last night, 3-2
    *  elsewhere  :  the Cubs beat Colorado in 12 innings, 6-5  :  the White Sox lost to Texas, 16-0
    *  the Reds beat the Indians, 9-2  :  the Royals beat Arizona, 12-2
    *  the Brewers beat the Giants, 4-3  :  the Twins beat the Padres, 3-1
* the Cardinals will again host the Red Sox tonight in St. Louis
    *  there’s two day games with the White Sox hosting Texas and the Twins hosting San Diego
    *  the Cubs, Reds, Royals, Brewers, Indians, and Twins are all in action tonight under the lights

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 12U Little League Great Lakes Regional Tournament is wrapping up in Indianapolis
*  the Illinois team, Jackie Robinson West, is representing the state very well
    *  last Saturday afternoon, they beat Wisconsin, 10-0
    *  this past Sunday evening, they beat Indiana, 8-4
    *  on Monday night, they slipped by Michigan, 3-2
    *  and last night, they beat Ohio, 15-4
*  the Chicago youngsters begin Championship Round action tonight at 6:00 (Illinois time) against Ohio
    *  the other Championship Semi-Final in the Great Lakes Division has Indiana against Wisconsin today
    *  the winners will then play in the Championship Game Saturday afternoon at 2:00
    *  that winner will then advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 10U Little League State Tournament continues up in Chicago
*  while the Olney All Stars were knocked out this past Sunday, the tournament is now down to two teams
*  in action Monday night, Horner Park eliminated Hinsdale, 8-7
*  in the first Championship Round game last night, Horner Park beat Jackie Robinson West, 13-7
*  the tournament’s second and final championship game is tonight at 6:00 between Horner Park and JRW

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  a note from the Clay County Speedway – that all arm bands and grandstand tickets from the Saturday, July 26th rainout will be honored anytime thru the rest of the 2014 season – plus the 50/50 drawing will carry over to the next night of racing, which is this coming Saturday, August 9th – plus, it’s been announced that on the August 9th racing card, the Big Tim (Lewis) Memorial Race will be held with special payouts and fees for Modifieds – for more, check the website at www.claycountyspeedway.net

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 Olney Chamber Golf Outing is set for this Friday, August 8th, at the Richland Country Club – the annual 3-person-per-team event will this year welcome members of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce for fun and the chance to network between business owners & operators with lunch provided – all local Chamber members are encouraged to attend – call the Olney Chamber Office for details or info

 

(NEWTON)  here’s the details for Newton Eagle Football tickets – the general public can start purchasing reserved football seats from 8:00 to 12 noon on the mornings of August 7th and 8th, that’s tomorrow and Friday – the reserved seat price is at $25 each – also available are two-person Sports Passes for all regular season sports at NCHS –  for more information or details, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303

 

(CLAY CITY)  the Clay City Junior High Baseball team will begin practice this morning from 9:00 to 11:00 at the City Park Baseball Field – it’s open to any boy or girl in the 5th thru 8th grades – last year’s sports physicals are still good to start practice, otherwise an updated physical in required

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 7:05  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 5, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Monday involving the Midwestern teams
* the Cardinals were idle Monday and will open a three games series tonight at home against Boston
    *  the Cubs, Royals, Twins, and Brewers were also idle on Monday
    *  in action last night  :  the White Sox beat Texas, 5-3  :  the Reds lost to the Indians, 7-1 
* all the Midwestern teams are back in action under the lights tonight

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  a note from the Clay County Speedway – that all arm bands and grandstand tickets from the Saturday, July 26th rainout will be honored anytime thru the rest of the 2014 season – plus the 50/50 drawing will carry over to the next night of racing, which is this coming Saturday, August 9th – plus, it’s been announced that on the August 9th racing card, the Big Tim (Lewis) Memorial Race will be held with special payouts and fees for Modifieds – for more, check the website at www.claycountyspeedway.net

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 Olney Chamber Golf Outing is set for this Friday, August 8th, at the Richland Country Club – the annual 3-person-per-team event will this year welcome members of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce for fun and the chance to network between business owners & operators with lunch provided – all local Chamber members are encouraged to attend – call the Olney Chamber Office for details or info

 

(NEWTON)  here’s the details for Newton Eagle Football tickets – the general public can start purchasing reserved football seats from 8:00 to 12 noon on the mornings of August 7th and 8th, this coming Thursday and Friday – the reserved seat price is at $25 each – also available are two-person Sports Passes for all regular season sports at NCHS –  for more information or details, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303

 

(CLAY CITY)  the Clay City Junior High Baseball team will begin practice tomorrow morning from 9:00 to 11:00 at the City Park Baseball Field – it’s open to any boy or girl in the 5th thru 8th grades – last year’s sports physicals are still good to start practice, otherwise an updated physical in required

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will have its “fall athletic meeting” tonight at 6:30 in the Sliva Auditorium at ERHS – the meeting is for students who plan to participate in a sport during the upcoming 2014-2015 school year – parents should also make plans to attend tonight’s meeting at ERHS – the individual fall sports and coaches will also conduct their information meetings tonight, as wel

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 7:05  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 4, 2014

 

 (OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend involving the Midwestern teams
* the Cardinals took the final 2 games of the 3 game series with the Brewers
    * elsewhere  :  the Cubs split with the Dodgers  :  the White Sox split with the Twins  : 
    *  the Royals split with Oakland  : the Reds split with the Marlins : the Indians took two from the Rangers
* the Cardinals are idle today, before picking up a 3 game series at home against the Boston Red Sox
    *  elsewhere:  The Cubs are idle : Royals are idle : Brewers are idle
    *  White Sox host Texas : Reds at the Indians

 

(OLNEY)  the 9&10 Year Old Little League Baseball State Tournament over the weekend in Chicago
* The Olney All Stars were eliminated after back to back losses over the weekend.
*  The Olney All Stars lost Saturday to Jackie Robinson West 14-2 on Saturday
*  the Olney All Stars were eliminated by Hinsdale 4-2 in 7 innings.
*  The other game on Sunday had Jackie Robinsons West defeating Horner Park 7-4
*  Horner Park will play Hinsdale tonight at 6:00
*  A big congratulations to the Olney 9 & 10 year old All-Stars on another successful season.  

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  a note from the Clay County Speedway – that all arm bands and grandstand tickets from Saturday July 26th’s rainout will be honored anytime thru the rest of the 2014 season – plus the 50/50 drawing will carry over to the next night of racing on Saturday, August 9th – plus, it’s been announced that on the August 9th racing card, the Big Tim (Lewis) Memorial Race will be held with special payouts and fees for Modifieds – check the website at www.claycountyspeedway.net

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will have its “fall athletic meeting” on Tuesday evening, August 5th, in the Sliva Auditorium, at ERHS, starting at 6:30 – the meeting is for students and parents who plan on taking part in a sport in the 2014-2015 school year – students and parents alike should attend the meeting – the individual fall sports and coaches will also conduct their information meetings as well on the same night

 

 (NEWTON)  here’s the details for Newton Eagle Football tickets – the general public may purchase reserved football seats from 8:00 to 12 noon on the mornings of August 7th and 8th, Thursday and Friday – the reserved seat price is at $25 each – also available are two-person Sports Passes for all regular season sports at NCHS –  for more information or details, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

August 1, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday involving the Midwestern teams
* the Cardinals salvaged the final game of the three game series in San Diego, beating the Padres, 6-2
    * elsewhere  :  the Cubs beat Colorado, 3-1  :  the White Sox beat Detroit, 7-4  :  the Brewers were idle
    *  the Royals beat the Twins, 6-3  :  the Reds beat Miami, 3-1  :  the Indians lost to Seattle, 6-5 
* the Cardinals return home for a quick six game homestand – the first of three tonight against the Brewers
    *  elsewhere  :  Cubs are in L.A. to play the Dodgers  :  the White Sox host the Twins
    *  the Reds are in Miami  :  the Indians host Texas  :  the Royals play the A’s out west

 

(OLNEY)  the 4th annual RCRC White Squirrel Triathlon is tomorrow morning at Musgrove Park and Aquatic Center in Olney – with over 200 participants already registered, the super-sprint level event will include a 200 meter pool swim, an 11.4 mile bike ride, and a 5K run – a note to local motorists that from 7:30 to 11:30 tomorrow morning, you may want to avoid the following areas : Silver Street, between Miller Grove & Porter Street : Mack Avenue, between Silver & East Streets : East Street, between Hall Street & Miller Grove : Miller Grove, between East & Silver Streets : and Seven Hills Lane, between the Ste. Marie Road & Holly Road : personnel from the Olney Police and Richland County Sheriff’s Departments will be at the key intersections directing traffic, plus volunteers at various sites – a busy day tomorrow in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  twelve Little League teams, all state champions, are in Indianapolis for the Central Region Championships, starting today and running thru August 9th, a week from tomorrow, all vying for one of two berths in the Little League Baseball World Series at Williamsport, Pennsylvania later this month – the 12U team from Jackie Robinson West in Chicago will represent Illinois from the Great Lakes Division, along with teams from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, & Wisconsin – those from the Midwest Division are teams from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, & South Dakota – each team plays four pool play games to determine the top four teams in each division – Jackie Robinson West will play their first game tomorrow at 1:00, with the following games at 5:00 Sunday, at 7:00 Monday night, and at 5:00 on Tuesday – the championship round will be next Wednesday thru Saturday – we’ll keep you updated

 

(OLNEY)  the 9&10 Year Old Little League Baseball State Tournament gets started tonight up at Jackie Robinson Park in Chicago – Hinsdale plays Jackie Robinson West at 5:30, followed by Horner Park and Moline National at 7:30 – the Olney All Stars will play the Hinsdale / Jackie Robinson West winner at 10:00 tomorrow morning – there will be two games tomorrow and Sunday, with single games Monday night, Tuesday night, and again Wednesday night, if needed – listen for the Olney action on WVLN-WSEI

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  a note from the Clay County Speedway – that all arm bands and grandstand tickets from last Saturday night’s rainout will be honored anytime thru the rest of the 2014 season – plus the 50/50 drawing will carry over to the next night of racing on Saturday, August 9th – there is no racing this Saturday night – plus, it’s been announced that on the August 9th racing card, the Big Tim (Lewis) Memorial Race will be held with special payouts and fees for Modifieds – check the website at www.claycountyspeedway.net

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 Olney Chamber Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 8th, at the Richland Country Club – the annual 3-person-per-team event will this year welcome members of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce for fun and the chance to network between business owners & operators with lunch provided – all local Chamber members are encouraged to attend – call the Olney Chamber Office for details or info

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will have its “fall athletic meeting” on Tuesday evening, August 5th, in the Sliva Auditorium, at ERHS, starting at 6:30 – the meeting is for students and parents who plan on taking part in a sport in the 2014-2015 school year – students and parents alike should attend the meeting – the individual fall sports and coaches will also conduct their information meetings as well on the same night

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior Pro Football League “equipment distribution” will be this Saturday late afternoon and evening at the Elementary School Field – the following distribution schedule will apply  :
  *  for 7th and 8th graders from 4:00 to 5:00
  *  for 5th and 6th graders from 5:00 to 6:00
  *  for 3rd and 4th graders from 6:00 to 7:00
that’s Olney Junior Pro Football “equipment distribution” this Saturday – if any questions, call 843-6310

 

(NEWTON)  the Winterrowd Lodge Open Golf Tournament is tomorrow at the Richland Country Club in Olney – with a limit of 25 teams, the tee times begin at 8:00 that morning – it’s a handicap scramble with an entry fee of $60 per person – green fees and carts are provided with food available from 9:00 to 1:00, not to mention all the prizes and refreshments – plus several “hole in one” prizes – for information or to signup, call the Richland Country Club in Olney at 618-395-1661

 

(NEWTON)  here’s the details for Newton Eagle Football tickets – last year’s reserved seat ticket holders at Chivesky Field are encouraged to call the NCHS Office now thru today, this August 1st, to retain their same seats from last year – the general public may purchase reserved football seats from 8:00 to 12 noon on the mornings of August 7th and 8th – the reserved seat price is at $25 each – also available are two-person Sports Passes for all regular season sports at NCHS, priced at $150 including football, $125 without football – the reserved seat & family passes are good only for regular season games – call 783-2303

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our air time at 7:05  :  & the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN