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June 14, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continued last night
Cleveland held on in California to beat Golden State in game five, 112 to 97
the Warriors lead in the best-of-seven championship series is now three games to two over the Cavaliers
game six switches back to Cleveland on Thursday night – game seven, if needed, would be Sunday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball with a limited schedule on Monday
the Cardinals were idle until they host the Astros tonight in St. Louis
* Midwestern teams that won last night were the White Sox, Royals, Reds, and Twins
* the Midwestern teams that lost were the Cubs, Brewers, Tigers, Indians, Rangers, and Braves

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois State Special Olympic Games were held this past weekend up in Normal
Congratulations to three local athletes that competed representing the Olney Rebels team
* Toni Jones received a Golf Medal for winning two Bocce matches by the 12-10 score in both
* Ryan Farrar received a Bronze Medal competing against six others in the Mini Javelin competition
* Terrie Pickerel took part in the 100 Meter Race Walk, finishing first in a division of seven athletes
there were a total 4,200 statewide athletes that competed at this year’s State Games for Special Olympics
thanks for all the donations as $40,000 was raised for Special Olympics in the Law Enforcement Torch Run
we’ll have more on the event in the days ahead in our daily news on WVLN-WSEI-WIKK, Olney/Newton

 

(OLNEY)  coming up this weekend is the USTA Tumbling Nationals down in Knoxville, Tennessee
the best of luck to athletes and coaches from the Olney area that are heading south to take part
that’s a total of 65 athletes from the Illinois Gymnastics Club in Olney, ranging in age from 5 to 18

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team competition coming up tonight
the Olney Tigersharks are back in the water in a Dual Meet tonight down at Carmi

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Tiger 5K Run & Walk is this coming Saturday morning, starting and finishing at the Richland County High School Veteran’s Hall – it’s late and pre-registration at 7:00 with the 5K Run & Walk to begin at 8:00 – the One Mile Fun Run starts at 8:45 – the results and awards will be presented at 9:30 – there’s t-shirts for all entries and random drawings for prizes, plus plenty of parking at RCHS – trophies will be awarded to the various categories, both male & female – all proceeds to the cross country program at Richland County High School – show up early if any questions – all area athletes are welcome

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Elks Golf Outing is this Friday at the Richland Country Club with lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 – team slots are still available with the cost at $75 per player – includes lunch, a cart, golfing, and a steak dinner at 6:00 – raffle tickets also on sale – to sign up, call the Elks at  618-392-3221

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League has its second and final signup for its 2016 season tomorrow evening, from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Newton Community High School cafeteria,  please enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:20 and game time at around 7:15  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM,  WVLN – also around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

June 13, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in the National Hockey League playoffs last night
Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup last night by beating San Jose in game five, 3-1
the Penguins won the championship four games to one
it is the fourth Stanley Cup title for Pittsburgh

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday
the Cardinals beat the Pirates Saturday night and last night, sweeping three in a row in Pittsburgh
* other Midwestern teams that won both twice were the Cubs, Royals, Brewers, Tigers, and Rangers
* the Midwestern teams that split their two games were the Reds, Indians, Twins, and Astros
* the Midwestern teams that lost both games were the White Sox and Braves
the Cardinals are idle on this Monday – they’ll start a quick two game series tomorrow night with the Astros

 

(OLNEY)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continue tonight
Golden State could use home court advantage in game five tonight against Cleveland
the Warriors lead the best-of-seven championship series, three games to one, over the Cavaliers

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A & 4A State Softball Tournaments ended Saturday in East Peoria
* Class 3A Championship Game  :  Lombard Montini beat Washington, 4-1
* Class 3A 3rd Place Game  :  Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin beat Mundelein Carmel, 14-4 in five innings
* Class 4A Championship Game  :  Oak Park River Forest beat Normal Community West, 4-2 in ten innings
* Class 4A Third Place Game  :  Downers Grove beat DeKalb, 10-1


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A & 4A State Baseball Tournaments ended Saturday up in Joliet
* Class 3A Championship Game  :  Lemont beat Springfield High, 10-0 in six innings
* Class 3A Third Place Game  :  Bartonville Limestone beat Arlington Heights, 6-0 in six innings
* Class 4A Title Game  :  New Lenox Providence Catholic beat Mundelien High, 14-4 in five innings
* Class 4A Third Place Game  :  St. Charles North beat Plainfield North, 6-5

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team competition Saturday – Olney wins the Wabash Valley Invitational
the Tigersharks won the 7-team event in Mt. Carmel by beating out second place Mt. Carmel, 582 to 356
Fairfield finished third with 280 points, while Carmi was fourth at 220 and Harrisburg was fifth at 132
McLeansboro finished in sixth place with 90.5 points, followed by Mt. Vernon, Indiana with 73.5 points
the Olney Tigersharks had eight individual high point winners in their respective age divisions
* Morgan Gillis in the 18 year old girls
* Lauren Eagleson in the 16 year old girls
* Owen Powell in the 15 year old boys
* Maria Mayorga in the 13 year old girls
* Noah Church in the 13 year old boys
* Jadyn Holubek in the 12 year old girls
* Kennedy Travis in the 7 year old girls
* Reid Brown in the 7 year old boys
the Tigersharks are back in the water tomorrow night for a dual meet down at Carmi
Olney will be at the McLeansboro “Swim Your Own Age” Invitational this coming Saturday

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Tiger 5K Run & Walk is this coming Saturday morning, starting and finishing at the Richland County High School Veteran’s Hall – it’s late and pre-registration at 7:00 with the 5K Run & Walk to begin at 8:00 – the One Mile Fun Run starts at 8:45 – the results and awards will be presented at 9:30 – there’s t-shirts for all entries and random drawings for prizes, plus plenty of parking at RCHS – trophies will be awarded to the various categories, both male & female – all proceeds to the cross country program at Richland County High School – show up early if any questions – all area athletes are welcome

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on this Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline is today, this June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, this week, today thru Wednesday, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning, on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will continue with signups for its 2016 season this Wednesday evening, from 5:00 to 7:00, in the Newton Community High School cafeteria – please enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall

 

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

 

 

 

June 11, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continued last night
the Golden State Warriors took game four from the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-97
* the Warriors now lead the series three games to one
game four of the Championship Series will return to California next Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals beat the Pirates 9-3 in 12 innings
* Midwestern teams that won last night were the Reds – Braves – White Sox - Indians
* Midwestern teams that lost last night were the Tigers – Cubs – Twins – Royals - Brewers
the Cardinals are back in action tonight with game two of the series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs will take another day & night off on this Saturday
with Pittsburg leading the Cup series 3 games to 2, it’s back to San Jose for game six tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games are this weekend up in Normal
the list of area athletes from Area 9 includes three residents from the Olney Rebels team
* Toni Jones, Terri Pickerel, and Ryan Farrar
Also there is the Charleston Transitional Facility from Olney and the Marion County Horizon Centers

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA 3A & 4A State Baseball & Softball Tournaments continue today
* the Softball Tournament is being held at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria
* the Baseball Tournament is being held at Silver Cross Field in Joliet

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline set for next Monday, June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up tomorrow afternoon, from 1:30 to 4:00, and again next Wednesday evening, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:20 and game time at around 6:15 from Pittsburgh  :  and it’s latest in sports, all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

June 10, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs continued last night in Pittsburgh
* the visiting Sharks picked up a win over the Penguins, 4-2
with Pittsburg leading the Stanley Cup series 3 games to 2, it’s back to San Jose for game six Sunday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night, it was a light schedule
the Cardinals beat the Reds, 3-2 to take two out of three in Cincinnati
* other Midwestern teams that won last night were the White Sox, Indians, and Rangers
* the Midwestern teams that lost last night were the Pirates, Brewers, Twins, and Astros
* teams that were idle on Thursday were the Cubs, Royals, and Tigers
the Cardinals are back in action tonight starting a three game series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continue tonight
Golden State leads Cleveland in the best-of-seven game series, two games to one
the Cavaliers will host the Warriors in game four coming up tonight

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games are this weekend up in Normal
in fact, the Opening Ceremonies are tonight with the games to take place tomorrow and Sunday
the list of area athletes from Area 9 includes three residents from the Olney Rebels team
* Toni Jones will compete in the Singles Bocce event
* Terri Pickerel will compete in the 100 Meter Race Walk
* and Ryan Farrar will take part in the Mini Javelin competition
also attending from Olney is the Charleston Transitional Facility
plus, the group homes from the Marion County Horizon Center as well
beat of luck to one and all – for more about Special Olympics, go online at  www.soill.org

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A & 4A State Softball Tournaments are this weekend in East Peoria
time changes have been made due to the expected high temperatures and heat index readings
* Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Lombard Montini plays Mundelein Carmel at 9:00 this morning
* Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin plays Washington at around 10:30
* Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Normal Community West plays Downers Grove South at 5:00 this evening
* Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Oak Park River Forest plays DeKalb at around 6:30
the State Finals, third place and championship games, will be tomorrow, also at the Eastside Centre

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A & 4A State Baseball Tournaments are this weekend in Joliet
time changes have been made due to the expected high temperatures and heat index readings
* Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Lemont High plays Arlington Heights St. Viator at 9:00 this morning
* Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Bartonville Limestone plays Springfield High at around 10:30 or 11:00
* Class 4A Semi-Final  :  New Lenox Providence Catholic plays Plainfield North at 5:00 this evening
* Class 4A Semi-Final  :  St. Charles North plays Mundelein High at around 6:30 or 7:00
the State Finals, third place and championship games, will be tomorrow, also at Silver Cross Field

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has its annual All-Stars games tomorrow
all four games will be played up at Pontiac High School with the South against the North
* the 1A-2A Girls game is at 12:00 noon, followed by the 3A-4A Girls game at 2:00
* the 1A-2A Boys game is at 4:00, followed by the 3A-4A Boys game at around 6:00
there are a few downstate area players and coaches involved in the All-Star games
on the 1A-2A Girls South team roster from our area
* Flora’s Crimson Jones, Neoga’s Elecia “EC” Theis, and Webber’s Kaylea Potter
on the 3A-4A Girls South team roster from our area
* Salem’s Dearria Watson & Emily Baer, Charleston’s Morgan Sherwood, and Highland’s Amanda Ponce
on the 1A-2A Boys South team roster from our area
* Lawrenceville’s Brandt Cochran, T-town’s Brett Mette, and Woodlawn’s Ross Owens & Brett Harris
on the 3A-4A Boys South team roster from our area
* Centralia’s D’Aaron Owens and Mt. Vernon’s Braden Fitzjerrells
Coaches include Fairfield’s Tonya Conrad for the 1A-2A Girls and Salem’s Janet Holst for the 3A-4A Girls
for more information, check the Association’s website online, at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline set for next Monday, June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up this Sunday afternoon, June 12th, from 1:30 to 4:00, and on Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall – additional questions and more will be answered during either one of these signup dates in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:10 and game time at around 6:05 from Pittsburgh  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

June 9, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals beat the Reds, 12-7 as the rubber game of the series will be tonight in Cincinnati
* the Midwestern teams that won last night were the Cubs, Brewers, Twins, Astros, and Braves
* the Midwestern teams that lost last night were the White Sox, Royals, Pirates, Tigers, and Indians

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continued last night in Cleveland
the host Cavaliers won their first game in the series by beating Golden State, 120-90
with the Warriors leading the series two games to one, game four is tomorrow night back in Cleveland

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs continue tonight in Pittsburgh
the Penguins lead San Jose three games to one in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup series

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Legion Baseball last night – Olney won a single game on the road
Olney beat Teutopolis, 11-2 as the visiting Richland County team outhit the home T-town squad
* Dylan Hires was the winning pitcher with a complete game victory while striking out seven
* Mason Kocher led Olney with three hits – Ean Pottorff and Braxton Burgener each had two hits
* Jake Greifzu and Luke Lambird each drove in two runs apiece
now at 5-0 overall, 3-0 in league action, Olney plays a week from tomorrow night at Fairfield

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA has announced time changes for this weekend’s baseball & softball finals
the changes have been made due to the expected high temperatures and heat index readings
* the Class 3A Softball & Baseball games will start earlier tomorrow in East Peoria and Joliet
* the Class 4A Softball & Baseball games will start a little later in the day tomorrow as well
we’ll have a complete rundown of game times and matchups in our sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has its annual All-Stars games on Saturday
all four games will be played up at the Pontiac Community High School Gym
* the 1A-2A South Girls play the 1A-2A North Girls with a 12:00 noon start
* the 3A-4A South Girls play the 3A-4A North Girls at 2:00
* then the 1A-2A South Boys play the 1A-2A North Boys at 4:00
* and the 3A-4A South Boys play the 3A-4A North Boys at 6:00
there are a few downstate area players and coaches involved in the All-Star games
among the fifteen 1A-2A Girls South team roster from our area
* Flora’s Crimson Jones, Neoga’s Elecia “EC” Theis, Webber’s Kaylea Potter, Hillsboro’s Carly Cameron
among the fifteen 3A-4A Girls South team roster from our area
* Salem’s Dearria Watson & Emily Baer, Charleston’s Morgan Sherwood, Highland’s Amanda Ponce
among the fifteen 1A-2A Boys South team roster from our area
* Lawrenceville’s Brandt Cochran, T-town’s Brett Mette, Woodlawn’s Ross Owens & Brett Harris
among the fifteen 3A-4A Boys South team roster from our area
* Centralia’s D’Aaron Owens and Mt. Vernon’s Braden Fitzjerrells
the 1A-2A Girls South team coach is Tonya Conrad from Fairfield
the 3A-4A Girls South team coach is Janet Holst from Salem
for more information, check the Association’s website online, at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of this weekend, we wish the best to some other area athletes tomorrow thru Sunday
that’s for our local Special Olympic athletes who’ll be competing at the State Summer Games up in Normal
the best of luck to all of those representing area teams from the Olney, Newton, and surrounding area

 

                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline set for next Monday, June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up this Sunday afternoon, June 12th, from 1:30 to 4:00, and on Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall – additional questions and more will be answered during either one of these signup dates in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and game time at around 6:10 from Cincinnati  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also online at  www.wvlnam.com