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February 18, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball from last night
there was one game on the Tuesday night schedule
*  Michigan State beat Michigan, 80-67
there are two Big Ten games on the schedule for this Wednesday night
*  Northwestern at Minnesota
*  Wisconsin at Penn State
the Fighting Illini are back in action this Sunday night at home against Michigan State

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night at the Class 3A Regional in Olney
the host Lady Tigers held on to beat Mt. Vernon in quarter-final action, 52-48
*  Olney’s Lauren Eagleson had a career high 23 points to lead all scorers
*  the Lady Tigers improve to 15&16 on the year and advance to semi-final action tonight
*  the Lady Rams finish the year with a record of 6&20
the Regional continues with two semi-final games tonight at East Richland High School
*  top-seeded Salem will play 4th-seeded Olney at 6:00
*  2nd-seeded Centralia will play 3rd-seeded Effingham at 7:30
the championship game will be Friday night in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  here’s the downstate results for Girls High School Regionals and Sectionals last night
Class 3A Regional @ Charleston  :  Charleston slipped by Mattoon, 57-53
Class 3A Regional @ Charleston  :  Mt. Zion slipped by Paris, 52-48
Class 3A Regional @ Taylorville  :  Rochester beat Springfield Southeast, 60-39
Class 3A Regional @ Taylorville  :  Taylorville beat Lincoln, 55-51
Class 2A Sectional @ Flora  :  Flora beat Hamilton County, 39-28
Class 2A Sectional @ Flora  :  Teutopolis beat Tuscola, 57-38
Class 1A Sectional @ Effingham  :      NO SCORE AVAILABLE
Class 1A Sectional @ Effingham  :  Central A & M beat Effingham St. Anthony, 53-34
the Regional and Sectional championships games will be played either tomorrow night or Friday night

 

(NEWTON)  in a few downstate Boys High School Basketball games last night
*  Effingham St. Anthony beat Altamont, 51-47
*  Pana beat Litchfield in overtime, 79-71
* Roxana beat Vandalia, 74-59

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball from this past Saturday – Olney played at the Albion Tournaments
the Olney Lady Cubs finished in fifth place in the 8th grade tournament
*  Olney first lost to Albion in pool play in two games, 13-25, 17-25
*  Olney then lost in pool play to Massac County in two games, 12-25, 23-25
*  then the Lady Cubs won the fifth place match over Mt.  Carmel in two games, 25-16, 25-17
the Olney Lady Cubs finished in fourth place in the 7th grade tournament
*  Olney first lost to Albion in pool play in two games, 9-25, 17-25
*  Olney then beat Massac County in pool play in two games, 25-11, 25-23
*  then the Lady Cubs lost in the third place match to Creal Springs in two games, 24-26, 17-25
in a rescheduled match set for tomorrow evening, the Lady Cubs are set host Newton Jasper County

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Junior College Basketball tonight for both men and women
there are three doubleheader matchups in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  Olney Central College will host Lincoln Trail with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and Blue Knights at 7:30
*  it's Wabash Valley at Lake Land
*  Southwestern Illinois at Southeastern Illinois
the remaining matchups are in Region 24 and/or Region 16 action
*  Shawnee at Kaskaskia
*  John A. Logan at Lewis & Clark
*  Rend Lake at Lindenwood Belleville JV

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host a winter softball camp this coming Sunday afternoon in the OCC Gym, open to all area young girls – it’s for ages 6 to 12 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 and for ages 13 to 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 – the camp will emphasize hitting and defense and those taking part should bring tennis shoes, their gloves, and their bats – the cost is at $20 per player – to pre-register, call Coach Nick Short at Olney Central College – 618-395-7777, extension 2223, or e-mail the Coach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Strykerz 18U Travel Softball Team will host a fastpitch softball clinic for girls ages 8 to 14 on the next two Saturdays, February 21st and 28th, in Olney – the clinic will focus on batting, fielding, outfield fundamentals, and more – for details or more information, call Randy at 618-723-2267

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups with the final day to do so is this Saturday, February 21st – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – check the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee is preparing for its second and final Coaches versus Cancer event coming up tonight at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights and Blue Knights will host Lincoln Trail College in a GRAC doubleheader – there will be raffle tickets on sale in the OCC Gym lobby with various prizes to win and the drawing at halftime of the men’s game – all proceeds go to the Richland County Relay For Life and the local fight against cancer

 

(OLNEY)  as far as cancellations are concerned – check our website, where we update the list as often as possible – that’s under the weather tab at www.freedom929.com or click on the snowflake in the upper right hand corner of your computer screen – to submit a cancellation, go to the “contact us” tab on our websites – that’s at www.freedom929.com or www.1035theeagle.com or www.wvlnam.com – thanks for listening!

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with Lady Knights at 5:30 and Blue Knights at 7:30  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 6:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and the rest of the night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 17, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball from Saturday afternoon and night
here’s the results involving Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 action
*  Lake Land beat the OCC Blue Knights, 76-51
*  John A. Logan beat Rend Lake, 81-61
*  Vincennes University beat Southwestern Illinois, 76-65
*  Kaskaskia beat Lincoln Trail, 93-86
*  Wabash Valley beat Lewis & Clark, 81-79
*  Shawnee beat Southeastern Illinois, 78-75
it’s back to a full schedule tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Hoops from Saturday afternoon and night
here’s the results involving Region 24 and Great Rivers Athletic Conference action
*  Lake Land beat the OCC Lady Knights, 56-50
*  Vincennes University beat Southwestern Illinois, 63-38
*  Kaskaskia beat Lincoln Trail, 78-65
*  Southeastern Illinois beat Shawnee, 92-52
*  John A. Logan beat Southwestern Illinois, 78-75
it’s back to a full schedule tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball last Saturday – Olney Central College opened with two wins
the Blue Knights won two games down at Roane State Community College in Tennessee
*  OCC won the first game, 5-4 as the Blue Knights had 10 hits with 1 error
*  OCC’s Lucas Lantrip got the win allowing no runs on 1 hit while striking out 3 in an inning and a third
*  OCC won the second game, 5-3 as the Blue Knights had 7 hits with 2 errors
*  OCC’s Devin Williams got the win allowing 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 5 in 5 innings of work
*  OCC’s top hitter on the day was Matt Majewski with four hits and 1 RBI
   *  Bryce Paxson had 2 hits including the game winning RBI
   *  Dillion Whitten had 2 hits including a grand slam and 4 RBI
   *  Jacob Snodgrass and Ryan Battin each had 2 hits as well
the 2&0 Blue Knights had yesterday's two games at Union College in Tennessee cancelled
the Blue Knights has had today’s two games at University of the Cumberlands in Tennessee cancelled
the Blue Knights next regularly scheduled games will be six games this weekend out in Arkansas

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling from Saturday’s Class 1A Sectional at Vandalia
the Olney Tigers wrestled well, but only one of Olney’s eleven wrestlers advance to the State Finals
*  congratulations to Zach Shoulders who finished fourth in the 220 pound class
   *  the ERHS Junior won three of his five matches at the Sectional
   *  now a two-time state qualifier, Shoulders goes to state with 30 wins and 11 losses on the year
   *  the best of luck to Zach who’ll wrestle at 1:00 Thursday afternoon at the State Farm Center
Olney’s other wrestlers did their best at the Vandalia Sectional
*  Dalyn Brach won two of his four matches in the 138 pound class and is a State Alternate
*  Nathan DeMeyer won three of his five matches in the 126 pound class
*  Kyle Beasley won two of his four matches in the 195 pound class
*  Lance Bailey won two of his four matches in the 113 pound class
*  Cameron Flanagan won two of his four matches in the 170 pound class
*  Tim Sturm won one of his three matches in the 160 pound class
*  other Olney wrestlers were Ryan Smith, Preston Thompson, Collin Smith, and Joe Burkett
congratulations to all the Olney wrestlers on a job well done and best of luck to Zach Shoulders

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – there was limited Regional and Sectional games last night
Class 3A @ Olney  :  the Olney and Mt.  Vernon matchup postponed to tonight at 7:00
Class 3A @ Charleston  :  Mattoon beat Decatur Eisenhower, 57-36
Class 3A @ Charleston  :  Paris beat Decatur MacArthur, 63-35
Class 2A @ Flora  :  last night’s games postponed to tonight
*  Flora and Hamilton County at 6:00  :  Teutopolis and Tuscola at 7:30
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Palestine-Hutsonville and Arcola postponed to tonight at 6:00
Class 1A @ Effingham  :  Effingham St. Anthony and Central A&M tonight at 7:30
the Regionals and Sectionals will continue thru the rest of this week

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball – it’s back to limited action tonight
the Newton Eagles are scheduled for action tonight against Casey-Westfield in LIC action
tonight’s Olney Tiger game is cancelled and will be postponed to another yet-to-be-determined date

 

                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee is preparing for its second and final Coaches versus Cancer event coming up tomorrow night at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights and Blue Knights will host Lincoln Trail College in a GRAC doubleheader – there will be raffle tickets on sale in the OCC Gym lobby with various prizes to win and the drawing at halftime of the men’s game – all proceeds go to the Richland County Relay For Life and the local fight against cancer

 

(OLNEY)  as far as cancellations are concerned – check our website, where we update the list as often as possible – that’s under the weather tab at www.freedom929.com or click on the snowflake in the upper right hand corner of your computer screen – to submit a cancellation, go to the “contact us” tab on our websites – that’s at www.freedom929.com or www.1035theeagle.com or www.wvlnam.com – thanks for listening!

 

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

 

 

 

February 16, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball from the weekend
there were two games on Saturday
*  Michigan State beat Ohio State, 59-56
*  Maryland beat Penn State, 76-73
there were four games on Sunday’s schedule
*  Northwestern beat Iowa in overtime, 66-61
*  Purdue beat Nebraska, 66-54
*  Indiana beat Minnesota, 90-71
*  Wisconsin beat Illinois, 68-49 as the Fighting Illini fall to 17&9, now 7&6 in the Big Ten
   *  Illinois is off until their next Big Ten game at home with Michigan State on Sunday
there are no Big Ten games on this Monday

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball Saturday night – OCC lost on the road
the Blue Knights lost to Lake Land College, 76-51
*  OCC was led in scoring by Dominic Jackson with 9 points – Steven Davis had 8 points
*  the Blue Knights fall back to 6&20 on the year, now 2&11 in the GRAC
the OCC men are back in GRAC action this Wednesday night at home against Lincoln Trail

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball Saturday night – OCC lost on the road
the Lady Knights lost to Lake Land College, 56-50
*  OCC was led in scoring by Shelbi Samsil with 16 points
*  the Lady Knights drop to 8&17 overall, now 4&9 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the OCC women are back in GRAC action this Wednesday night at home against Lincoln Trail

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the IHSA Wrestling Sectionals were Saturday
at the Class 1A Sectional at Vandalia – there were eleven Olney Tigers that took part
*  Zach Shoulders is the only Tiger advancing to the State Meet – he finished 4th in the 220 pound class
seventeen other area wrestlers from the Vandalia Sectional to advance to state
*  Cumberland’s Blaine Yocum  (2nd in the 145 pound class)
*  Mt. Carmel’s Andrew Wise  (3rd in the 220 pound class)
*  Lawrenceville’s Logan McGuire  (4th in the 170 pound class)
*  seven others from Shelbyville and four others from Vandalia

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the IHSA Wrestling Sectionals were Saturday
at the Class 2A Sectional at Mattoon – here’s the state advancing numbers to state
*  three from Mt. Vernon and three from Mt. Zion 
the IHSA three State Wrestling Tournaments are this Thursday, Friday, & Saturday in Champaign

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball from Saturday’s Wooden Shoe Shootout at Teutopolis
the Olney Tigers lost to former Apollo Conference foe Mt. Zion, 79-49
*  Olney was led in scoring by Hunter Wyatt with 18 points and Tate Nohren with 11 points
*  the Tigers are scheduled to be at home in Ron Herrin Gym tomorrow night against Salem

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Hoops from the rest of Saturday’s Wooden Shoe Shootout
*  Teutopolis beat Danville, 55-42
*  Effingham beat Evansville Bosse, 61--57
*  Marshall beat Effingham St. Anthony, 61-56
*  Mattoon beat Paris, 71-56
*  Robinson Madison, 69-59

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball involving other downstate teams on Saturday
*  Mt. Carmel beat Kankakee, 66-49
*  Woodlawn beat Flora, 65-51
*  Beecher City beat Neoga, 65-63
*  Centralia beat Breese Mater Dei, 48-43
*  Murphysboro beat Harrisburg, 59-56

 

(OLNEY)  the Boys Little Illini Conference Freshmen Basketball Tournament was Saturday
the final four games were played at the Lawrenceville High School
*  Fairfield won the championship game over Paris, 59-46
*  Red Hill beat Olney, 46-32 in the third place game
*  Marshall beat Flora, 59-54 in the fifth place game
*  Lawrenceville beat Hutsonville, 42-34 in the seventh place game

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball Saturday at the IESA 8th Grade State Tournament
three of the regional four teams were eliminated after the first round of action
Class 1A  :  Mulberry Grove was eliminated by Bourbonnais, 40-35 finishing at 17&5
Class 2A  :  Effingham St. Anthony was eliminated by Madison, 43-35 finishing at 21&5
Class 3A  :  Teutopolis was eliminated by Gibson City, 50-34 finishing at 16&10
Class 4A  :  Taylorville beat Park Forest, 51-48 – then lost to Cahokia, 70-54
*  Taylorville plays in the third place game this coming Thursday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball Saturday at the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament
the final two games were played at Rend Lake College
*  Germantown won the championship game by beating Ewing, 55-32
*  Steeleville won the third place game by beating Woodlawn, 48-46

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball Saturday at the SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament
the final two games were played at Rend Lake College
*  Nashville won the championship game by beating Pinckneyville, 49-36
*  Albion won the third place game by beating Aviston, 50-44
the Class L State Tournament will finish with the final games this Thursday at Rend Lake College

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops – the Regionals and Sectionals are scheduled to start tonight
Class 1A Sectional @ Effingham  :  Palestine-Hutsonville plays Arcola at 7:00
Class 2A Sectional @ Flora  :  the host Wolfgals play Hamilton County at 6:00
Class 2A Sectional @ Flora  :  Teutopolis plays Tuscola at 7:30
Class 3A Regional @ Olney  :  Olney Lady Tigers play Mt. Vernon at 7:00
Class 3A Regional @ Charleston  :  Mattoon plays Decatur Eisenhower at 6:00
Class 3A Regional @ Charleston  :  Paris plays Decatur MacArthur at 7:30
all the Regionals and Sectionals are scheduled to end Thursday but it depends on the weather

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee is preparing for its second and final Coaches versus Cancer event coming up this Wednesday night, February 18th, at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights and Blue Knights will host Lincoln Trail College in a GRAC doubleheader – there will be raffle tickets on sale in the OCC Gym lobby with various prizes to win and the drawing at halftime of the men’s game – all proceeds go to the Richland County Relay For Life and the local fight against cancer

 

(OLNEY)  as far as cancellations are concerned – check our website, where we update the list as often as possible – that’s under the weather tab at www.freedom929.com or click on the snowflake in the upper right hand corner of your computer screen – to submit a cancellation, go to the “contact us” tab on our websites – that’s at www.freedom929.com or www.1035theeagle.com or www.wvlnam.com – thanks for listening!

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus, around the clock online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 14, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney swept two at home
the Tigers beat Newton, 50-36
*  Olney’s leading scorers were Tanner Stoltz with 21 and Tate Nohren with 15 points.
*  Newton’s leading scorer was Brock Mammoser with 17 points.
Olney won the junior varsity game, 44-27.
the Tigers are quickly back in action this afternoon at 4:00 against Mt. Zion at the Teutopolis Shoot-Out
the Eagles have the weekend off – they return to action next Tuesday night as they play Casey-Westfield

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night involving the Little Illini Conference teams
*  Lawrenceville beat Casey-Westfield, 76-62
*  Robinson beat Red Hill, 63-38
*  Marshall beat Edwards County,  85-50
*  Flora beat Paris in overtime, 66-65

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – here’s some other downstate results from last night
*  Dieterich beat Clay City, 90-50
*  Fairfield beat Vienna, 80-53
*  Grayville beat Webber Township, 65-49
*  Odin beat North Clay, 47-42
*  Wayne City beat Sandoval, 62-75
*  Carmi beat Hamilton County 65-49

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Hoops – the upstate IESA 8th Grade State Tournaments begin
here’s a look at our downstate area teams that are involved
Class 1A  :  Mulberry Grove plays in the fourth quarter-final game today at 2:30
Class 2A  :  Effingham St. Anthony plays in the first quarter-final game this morning at 10:00
Class 3A  :  Teutopolis plays in the third quarter-final game at 1:00 this afternoon
Class 4A  :  Taylorville plays in the third quarter-final game, also at 1:00 this afternoon
the first round winners play again tonight in their respective semi-final games
the finals will be played next Thursday night at their respective sites

 

(OLNEY)  also in Boys Junior High Hoops – the downstate SIJHSAA Class S State Finals are today
it’s the final two games down at Rend Lake College
*  Woodlawn plays Steeleville in the third place game at 2:30
*  Germantown plays Ewing in the championship game at 4:00

 

(OLNEY)  yet again in Boys Junior High Hoops – the downstate Class L State Tournament starts today
it’s the four quarter-final games this morning and afternoon at Rend Lake College
*  Herrin plays West Frankfort at 9:30 this morning
*  Murphysboro plays Mt. Carmel at 10:45
*  Marion plays Carlyle at 12 noon
*  and it’s Collinsville against O’Fallon Carriel at 1:15 this afternoon
the Class L semi-finals will be next Tuesday night with the finals next Thursday night at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball – the Olney Lady Cubs are in action today in tournament play
the Lady Cubs 7th and 8th Grade squads are both taking part in the tournament down in Albion

 

(OLNEY)  the Boys LIC Boys Freshmen Tournament will finish today at Lawrenceville High School
*  Hutsonville plays Lawrenceville in the seventh place game at 1:00
*  Marshall plays Flora in the fifth place game at 2:30
*  Olney plays Red Hill in the third place game at 4:00
*  and the championship game at 5:30 features Paris against Fairfield

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the Class 1A Sectionals are today statewide
there are eleven Olney Tigers on the road to the Vandalia Sectional
*  included are Olney’s three regional champions Ryan Smith, Dalyn Brach, and Tim Sturm
the top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the State Wrestling Tournament next weekend

 

(OLNEY)  it’s a full schedule in area Men’s and Women’s Junior College Basketball on this Saturday
here’s the doubleheader matchups involving Great Rivers Athletic Conference teams
*  Olney Central College Lady Knights and Blue Knights at Lake Land College
*  Kaskaskia at Lincoln Trail
*  Rend Lake at John A. Logan
the other doubleheaders are in Region 24 action
*  Southwestern Illinois at Vincennes University
*  Lewis & Clark at Wabash Valley
*  Southeastern Illinois at Shawnee

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball – there are two games on this Saturday
*  Ohio State at Michigan State this afternoon
*  Maryland at Penn State later tonight
there are four more games on the schedule tomorrow
*  Illinois at Wisconsin
*  Iowa at Northwestern
*  Nebraska at Purdue
*  Minnesota at Indiana

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee is preparing for its second and final Coaches versus Cancer event coming up next Wednesday night, February 18th, at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights and Blue Knights will host Lincoln Trail College in a GRAC doubleheader – there will be raffle tickets on sale in the OCC Gym lobby with various prizes to win and the drawing at halftime of the men’s game – all proceeds go to the Richland County Relay For Life and the local fight against cancer

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk this morning with the start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 and race time at 9:00 – cost at $25 today

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s a triple-header this afternoon and evening on Freedom 92.9 – first, it’s Olney Tiger basketball at 4:00 – followed by Olney Central College with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at around 7:30 – plus, all three games online, at www.freedom929.com :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus, CBS Sports Radio around the clock online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 13, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball last night – three games were played
*  Illinois finished on a 21-2 run to beat Michigan in overtime, 64-52
   *  now at 17&8 overall, 7&5 in the Big Ten, Illinois is back in action Sunday at Wisconsin
*  elsewhere  :  Minnesota beat Iowa, 64-59
*  Purdue beat Rutgers, 61-51
while there’s no games on this Friday, there are two games tomorrow and four games on Sunday

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball – Olney finished the regular season with a win at home
the Lady Tigers held on to beat Effingham, 54-52 after seven lead changes and five ties
*  freshman point guard Julie Luna led all scorers with 21 points – big sister Jaycie Luna had 14 points
*  the Lady Tigers finish the regular season at 14&16 while the Lady Hearts finish at 14&15
*  Effingham won the junior varsity game, 22-16
Olney’s six seniors were recognized before the game with their parents and/or guardians
*  that list includes team manager Tanner Piercefield and exchange player Lili Velazquez Sanchez
*  other players Marley Miller, K.J. Royse, Jaycie Luna, and Bayli Spillman
Olney will host the Class 3A Regional next week – Lady Tigers play Mt. Vernon next Monday night at 7:00

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops – the IHSA lower class regional championships were last night
here’s the downstate results involving area teams
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Flora beat Marshall, 55-41
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Teutopolis beat Sullivan, 56-54
Class 2A @ Greenville  :  Litchfield beat Hillsboro, 42-41
Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Central beat Trenton Wesclin, 51-34
Class 2A @ Red Bud  :  Nashville beat Dupo, 39-18
Class 2A @ Benton  :  Benton beat Sesser-Valier, 66-56
Class 2A @ Harrisburg  :  Hamilton County beat Harrisburg, 51-42
Class 1A @ Dieterich  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Dieterich, 39-28
Class 1A @ Casey  :  Arcola beat Neoga, 52-36
Class 1A @ New Athens  :  New Athens beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 51-28
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Palestine-Hutsonville beat Oblong, 55-37
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Galatia beat Wayne City, 42-35
the winners advance to their respective sectionals coming up next week

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – the upstate IESA 7th Grade Finals were last night
there was only one area team in action
Class 3A @ Wenona  :  Teutopolis lost to Gillespie in the State Championship game, 38-33 in overtime
*  the Junior Wooden Shoes finish the year with 23 wins and 4 losses
the upstate Boys 8th Grade State Tournaments begin with first and second round action tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  also in Boys Junior High Hoops – the downstate SIJHSAA Class S Semi-Finals were last night
*  Ewing beat Steeleville, 51-50
*  Germantown beat Woodlawn, 43-37
the Class S Finals will be tomorrow afternoon at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – the SIJHSAA Class M Finals are tonight at Rend Lake College
*  Albion plays Aviston in the third place game at 6:00
*  Pinckneyville plays Nashville in the championship game at 7:30
the downstate Class L State Tournament will have its finals tomorrow afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Olney won two of three matches to open the season
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match at West Salem in two close games, 21-25, 25-27
Olney won the 7th grade match in three games, 10-25, 30-28, 25-20
Olney also won the 6th grade match in three games as well
the 7th and 8th grade Lady Cubs are back in action down at the Albion Tournament tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Freshmen Basketball – the LIC Tournament will finish up tomorrow afternoon
it's the final four games Saturday afternoon at the Lawrenceville High School
*  Hutsonville plays Lawrenceville in the seventh place game at 1:00
*  Marshall plays Flora in the fifth place game at 2:30
*  Olney plays Red Hill in the third place game at 4:00
*  and the championship game at 5:30 features Paris against Fairfield

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the Class 1A Sectionals are tomorrow statewide
there will be eleven Olney Tigers on the road to the Vandalia Sectional
*  the regional champs were Ryan Smith, Dalyn Brach, and Tim Sturm
*  seconds by Lance Bailey, Nathan DeMeyer, Collin Smith, Cameron Flanagan, and Zach Shoulders
*  Olney's third place finishers were Preston Thompson, Joe Burkett, and Kyle Beasley
the top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the State Wrestling Tournament

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops – it’s back to a full schedule tonight in the Little Illini Conference
the Olney Tigers will host the Newton Eagles in Ron Herrin Gym at East Richland High School
elsewhere tonight  :  Edwards County at Marshall  :  Robinson at Red Hill 
Flora at Paris  :  Lawrenceville at Casey-Westfield

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Strykerz 18U Travel Softball Team will host a fastpitch softball clinic for girls ages 8 to 14 on consecutive Saturday, February 21st and 28th, in Olney – the clinic will focus on batting, fielding, outfield fundamentals, and more – for details or more information, call Randy at 618-723-2267

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups with the final day to do so set for Saturday, February 21st – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – check the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on tomorrow morning – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk and will be held regardless of the weather and/or temperatures – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the cost is $20 for online registration or $25 on tomorrow – for more information or to sign-up, go online at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Little League is accepting late sign-ups all this week for 5 to 15 year olds – do so by stopping by Doll’s Incorporated in Olney – the late Olney Little League sign-up ends today, on this Friday

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee is preparing for its second and final Coaches versus Cancer event coming up next Wednesday night, February 18th, at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights and Blue Knights will host Lincoln Trail College in a GRAC doubleheader in “The Dungeon” – there will be raffle tickets on sale in the OCC Gym lobby with various prizes to win and the drawing at halftime of the men’s game – plus, all proceeds go to the Richland County Relay For Life and the local fight against cancer – by the way, folks can still logon at www.DrivingSkillsForLife.com to register, take a quiz, and print off a certificate to possibly win a $25 gift card at ERHS this Friday night as the certificates will be accepted thru Friday at ERHS – all part of the Operation Teen Safe Driving Awareness program at ERHS

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Boys LIC basketball tonight with game time at around 7:30 – Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 – Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus online, at www.wvlnam.com