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April 19, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs last night
the winners included the Capitals, the Wild, and the Kings
the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks will resume their best-of-seven series tonight
the Blues lead the series two games to one as game four is this Tuesday night in Chicago


 
(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball last night
the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Chicago Cubs, 5-0 as game two of the series is tonight
* the only other Midwestern winner last night was the Twins
* those that lost includes the White Sox, Reds, and Brewers

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney won a LIC conference game at home
after two lead changes and a tie, the Tigers took a one run lead and held off Edwards County, 4-3
despite the win, Olney was outhit by the visiting Lions, 8 to 7
* Connor Adams pitched the final 3 innings for Olney to get his fourth win of the year
* Tanner Hout led Olney with an RBI single and double – Hunter Wyatt had an RBI double and a single
* Ethan Eagleson had an RBI double – Luke Lambird had an RBI single
the Tigers improve to 8-4 on the year, now 3-0 in the Little Illini Conference
Olney quickly returns to action today as the Tigers host Salem at Bill Millspaugh Field

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton outslugged Red Hill for an LIC win at home
the Eagles beat the visiting Salukies, 15-10 as Newton outhit Red Hill, 13 to 9
* John Grunloh pitched only 2 innings but got the win for Newton, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 1
* Nate Meinhart had 2 doubles, a single, with 1 RBI, and five runs scored
* Brock Mammoser had 2 doubles with 5 RBI
* Mitch Bierman and Connor Bierman each had 2 hits and 2 RBI
the Eagles improve to 7-4 on the year, now 3-0 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton quickly returns to action today as the Eagles play the Green Wave up in Mattoon

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area scores yesterday in High School Baseball
in the Little Illini Conference matchups on Monday
* Flora beat Marshall, 12-2
* Paris beat Robinson, 5-4
* Lawrenceville beat Casey-Westfield, 10-0
in other non-LIC games from yesterday
* Teutopolis beat Charleston, 8-0
* North Clay beat Cisne, 12-11

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton held on for an LIC win at home
the Lady Eagles beat Red Hill, 5-3 as the hits were even at 9 each for Newton and the Lady Salukis
* Maddie Stanley got the win in six & a third innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 7
* Newton’s Mariah Earnest had 2 hits and 2 RBI – Taylor Smith had a 2 RBI hit
* Abby Frohning, Ariel Richards, and Montana Ochs all had a hit and run scored
the Lady Eagles improve to 5-6 overall, now 1-2 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton is back in conference action on Thursday at Lawrenceville

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost an LIC conference game at home
the Lady Tigers lost to Edwards County, 6-4 as Olney was outhit by the Lady Lions, 10 to 7
* Olney’s Aaliyah Wease had a triple and a single with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI
* Sophia Colclasure had a 2 RBI double and Maci Baker had an RBI single
the Lady Tigers fall back to 8-7 on the year, now 1-2 in the Little Illini Conference
Olney returns to action today as the Lady Tigers will host Salem at RCHS

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area scores yesterday in High School Softball
in the Little Illini Conference matchups on Monday
* Flora beat Marshall, 4-1
* Paris beat Robinson, 7-2
* Casey-Westfield beat Lawrenceville, 13-1
in other non-LIC games from yesterday
* Clay City / North Clay beat Cisne, 14-0
* Effingham St. Anthony beat St. Elmo / Brownstown, 12-7
* Odin / Sandoval beat Dieterich, 8-7

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track Saturday – the Olney Invitational was held
there were eight teams taking part in the event held at Richland County High School
Jasper County won the event with a one point victory over second place Carmi, 96 to 95
Salem was third with 81 points with Mt. Carmel just two points back in fourth place at 79
Red Hill was fifth (61), followed by Olney (44), Mt. Vernon (40), and Flora (10)
here’s the top finishers for the Olney Lady Cubs
* Brittany Black won the shot put with a personal best distance
* Tara Hughes won the high jump
* Hope Laughlin was 2nd in the pole vault
* Brittany Black was 4th in the discus
* Danni Murphy was 5th in the high jump
* Tara Hughes was 5th in the long jump
* Kristen Greenwood, Carley Greenwood, Allison Harness, and Anna Blank were 5th in the 400 meter relay
the Olney Lady Cubs also had five 6th place varsity finishes
the Olney Middle School girls are back in action tomorrow at Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball – OCC is back in GRAC Conference action today
the Lady Knights play a GRAC doubleheader today at Lake Land, just south of Mattoon
* the Lady Knights are 35-20 on the year, now at 15-12 in the GRAC
* the OCC Ladies have only eight regular season games remaining on their schedule thru this Sunday

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – OCC are off until a non-conference game at home tomorrow
the Blue Knights will host Vincennes University on Dennis Conley Field, starting at 5:00
* the Blue Knights are 37-10 on the year and at 13-6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
* the OCC Men have nine regular season games left on their schedule before the playoffs start in May

 

                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS NEWS AND/OR REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” 5-K Run / Walk is set for this  Saturday morning, April 23rd, at Richland County High School in Olney – hosted by The Interact Club at RCHS, it all starts at 9:00 that morning – the cost is $15 for pre-registration by April 17th, then $20 after that for late registration – the first 100 participants will receive a special t-shirt, plus there will be cash prizes and age-group awards that day – for more details, check the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” Facebook event page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School is hosting a special presentation tomorrow night at 7:00 entitled “Commit To a Smarter Game” to be held in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium – it will feature Chris Brann with Riddell Sports as he shares with coaches, players, parents, community stakeholders, and others about the importance of head safety – RCHS in Olney is one of the first downstate schools that’s started implementing the “InSite Impact Response System” into its SpeedFlex/Speed Football Helmets – that’s football helmets with sensors to help measure the force of impact on an athlete while playing – also sharing with be Trainers Jacob Tucker & Sherrie Knutson, from Richland Memorial Hospital, talking about injury prevention – it’s an important topic and all are invited to attend free of charge tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar on this Tuesday  :
* Olney Tiger tennis on the road at Robinson
* Olney Lady Tiger track at a rescheduled dual meet at Lawrenceville
* Olney Tiger track at the Cumberland Invitational Meet
* Olney Tiger baseball and Lady Tiger softball at home, both against Salem
* Newton Eagle baseball on the road to Mattoon

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Cardinals / Cubs baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 6:20, first pitch at 7:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

April 18, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs yesterday
the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2 to take a two to one lead in the series
the Blues and Blackhawks have game four in the best-of-seven series Thursday night in St. Louis

 
(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend
the St. Louis Cardinals beat Cincinnati yesterday, 4-3 avenging a 9-8 loss on Saturday
the Cardinals are back at it tonight with the first of three against the Cubs in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball Saturday – OCC split two GRAC games on the road
the Blue Knights lost game one Kaskaskia, 10-7 but won the second game, 9-1
* OCC’s Nolan Fertig, Camdon Mercier, and Luke Scarlett all had 3 hits during the day
* Renton Poole had a complete game victory allowing no earned runs and striking out ten
the Blue Knights are now 37-10 on the year, now 13-6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
OCC will host Vincennes University in a non-conference game this Wednesday in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball this weekend – OCC won four of six GRAC games
* the Lady Knights took two from Southeastern Illinois on Friday, 8-2 and 7-5
* the OCC Ladies won two at Shawnee Community College on Saturday, 12-0 and 15-2
* the Lady Knights lost two at Wabash Valley College yesterday, 2-1 and 5-3
OCC has won eight of their last ten games, all in Great Rivers Athletic Conference action
now at 35-20 overall, the Lady Knights are 15-12 in the GRAC
the Lady Knights are back in conference action tomorrow up at Lake Land College

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball Saturday – Olney lost a tough non-LIC game on the road
the Lady Tigers lost to North Knox, Indiana, 6-5 as Olney was outhit by North Knox, 9 to 5
* Olney’s Sophia Colclasure had a 2-run home run – Paige Ginder had an RBI triple
* Aaliyah Wease had 2 hits and 2 runs scored – Kennedy Steber had an RBI single
the 8-6 Lady Tigers are back in Little Illini Conference action today hosting Edwards County

 

(NEWTON)  here’s weekend results from area High School Baseball games
on Friday  :  there was a conference game rescheduled from last Monday’s rainouts
* Robinson beat Red Hill, 5-1
here’s some other area non-conference games from last Friday
* Edwards County beat Wayne City, 16-6
* Lawrenceville beat Fairfield, 4-1
* Teutopolis beat Vandalia, 18-0
* Dieterich beat Martinsville, 14-0
on Saturday  :  there were several non-conference games
* Red Hill beat NCOE, 8-4
* Fairfield beat Red Hill, 11-1
* Marshall beat Arcola, 10-1
* Robinson beat Cerro Gordo / Bement, 10-4

 

(OLNEY)  here’s weekend results from area High School Softball games
on Friday  :  there was a conference game rescheduled from last Monday’s rainouts
* Robinson beat Red Hill, 13-2
in other area and regional non-conference softball games from Friday
* Newton beat Altamont, 7-0
* Olney beat Clay City / North Clay, 9-2
* Lawrenceville beat Fairfield, 4-3
* Edwards County beat Wayne City, 1-0
* Charleston beat Marshall, 10-0
* Oblong beat Villa Grove, 5-1
* Dieterich beat Martinsville, 7-2

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track – the Sam Bennett Invitational was last Friday in Robinson
the Newton Lady Eagles won the 14-team meet by beating second place Robinson, 119.5 to 98.5
Teutopolis was third (74), Neoga was fourth (51), Olney was fifth (49), and Marshall was sixth (40)
then Red Hill (36), Fairfield (32), Shelbyville (24), Paris (15), Cumberland (14)
then Brownstown / St. Elmo (2), Altamont (2), and Palestine-Hutsonville (1)
the first place Lady Eagles won six of the eighteen events
* McKendra Barthelme won four events, including the triple jump and the long jump
* McKendra Barthelme also won the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter low hurdles
* Sarah Carr won the 3200 meter run
* Sarah Carr, Molly Giacone, Jaclyn Barthelme, and Taylor Johnson won the 1600 meter relay
Newton had three 2nd place finishes
* Courtney Hadra in the discus
* Alex Haarman in the 100 meter dash
* Jaclyn Barthelme, Molly Giacone, Taylor Johnson, and Alex Haarman in the 400 meter relay
Newton had two 3rd place finishes
* Taylor Johnson in the 100 meter dash
* Mikala Haarman, Mallory Bergbower, Alex Haarman, and Taylor Johnson in the 800 meter medley relay
Newton had four 4th place finishes
* Emma Weber in the long jump
* Molly Giacone in the 400 meter dash
* Lauren Probst in the 300 meter low hurdles
* Alex Haarman in the 200 meter dash

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track – the Sam Bennett Invitational was last Friday in Robinson
the fifth place Lady Tigers won no events, but had three 2nd place finishers
* Mary Grace Inyart in the shot put
* Holly Stallard in the 1600 meter run
* Kylee Cummins, Kylar Craig, Reagan Hahn, and Savannah Dunn in the 800 meter medley relay
Olney had three 3rd place finishes
* Mary Grace Inyart in the discus
* Kylee Cummins, Kylar Craig, Reagan Hahn, and Savannah Dunn in the 400 meter relay
* Kylar Craig tied in the high jump
Olney had two 4th place finishes
* Leah Snyder in the shot put
* Bailey Washburn, Cameron Hough, Lauren Eagleson, and Holly Stallard in the 1600 meter relay

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Track last Thursday – Flora hosted an eight team Inviational Track Meet
Olney won the event, defeating second place Fairfield, 123 to 118 – Newton was a close third at 114 points
Cumberland was fourth (69), then Flora (52), Mt. Carmel (39), Patoka (29), and Woodlawn (8)
the first place Olney Tigers won three of the total eighteen events
* Michael DeMeyer won the 1600 meter run
* Noah Allen won the pole vault
* Noah Allen, Ryan Shipley, Cameron Howard, and Gavin Lathrop won the 800 meter relay
Olney had three 2nd place finishes
* Ben Lynch in the pole vault
* Gavin Lathrop in the 200 meter dash
* Noah Allen, Ryan Shipley, Cameron Howard, and Gavin Lathrop in the 400 meter relay
Olney had seven 3rd place finishes
* Dalton Mitchell in both the high jump and 400 meter dash
* Caleb Thomas in the 3200 meter run
* Derek Deimel in the shot put
* Peyton Blanton in the 100 meter hurdles
* Tyler Hughes in the 1600 meter run
* Gavin Lathrop in the 100 meter dash

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Track last Thursday – Flora hosted an eight team Inviational Track Meet
the third place Newton Eagles won eight of the total eighteen events
* Nick Cartright won both the shot put and discus
* Kiel Apple won the 100 meter hurdles
* Rhett Kocher won the long jump
* Keith King won the high jump
* Joe Stone won the 800 meter run
* Michael Koebele, Kirk Johnson, Keith King, and Joe Stone won the 1600 meter relay
* Giuseppe Cucinella, Collin Harris, Michael Koebele, and Kirk Johnson won the 3200 meter relay
Newton had two 2nd place finishes
* Bo Dee Steber in the shot put
* Collin Harris in the 1600 meter run
Newton had only one 3rd place finish
* Michael Koebele in the 800 meter run

 

(OLNEY)  it’s a Monday and time for another round of Little Illini Conference Baseball and Softball
here’s the matchups scheduled for this afternoon with both baseball and softball at the same locations
* Edwards County at Olney
* Red Hill at Newton
* Marshall at Flora
* Paris at Robinson
* and Casey-Westfield at Lawrenceville

 


                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS NEWS AND/OR REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” 5-K Run / Walk is set for Saturday morning, April 23rd, at Richland County High School in Olney – hosted by The Interact Club at RCHS, it all starts at 9:00 that morning – the cost is $15 for pre-registration by April 17th, then $20 after that for late registration – the first 100 participants will receive a special t-shirt, plus there will be cash prizes and age-group awards that day – for more details, check the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” Facebook event page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School is hosting a special presentation this Wednesday night at 7:00 entitled “Commit To a Smarter Game” – to be held in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, Chris Brann with Riddell Sports will be on hand to share with coaches, players, parents, community stakeholders, and others about the importance of head safety – RCHS in Olney is one of many downstate schools that’s started implementing the “InSite Impact Response System” into its SpeedFlex/Speed Football Helmets – also sharing with be Jacob Tucker & Sherrie Knutson, from Richland Memorial Hospital, talking about injury prevention – it’s an important topic and all are invited to attend free of charge this Wednesday night

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Monday  : 
* Newton Eagles and Lady Eagles will host Red Hill in LIC action at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park
* Olney Tigers & Lady Tigers will host Edwards County in LIC action at the Richland County High School
* Newton Eagles tennis at Mattoon
* Newton will host the Nick Volk Fresh/Soph Boys & Girls Track Invitational this afternoon at NCHS

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle softball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Cardinals / Cubs baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch at 7:15  :  and the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

April 16, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – OCC swept another GRAC doubleheader at home
the Lady Knights took two from Southeastern Illinois, 8-2 and 7-5 making it now 6 wins in a row
* the Lady Knights improve to 33-18 overall, now 13-10 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
OCC is on the road for a twinbill this afternoon down at Shawnee with games at 12:00 and 2:00
the Lady Knights play another GRAC doubleheader tomorrow at Wabash Valley in Mt. Carmel

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the OCC Blue Knights were idle yesterday
the Blue Knights will try to break a three-game losing streak today on the road
* OCC is at 36-9 on the year, 12-5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the Blue Knights play a GRAC doubleheader today at Kaskaskia with games at 12:00 and 3:00

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney won a non-conference game at home
the Lady Tigers beat Clay City / North Clay, 9-2 as Olney outhit the visiting Lady Wolves, 13 to 6
* Sophia Colclasure got the complete game win allowing no earned runs and striking out six
* Aaliyah Wease had 3 hits, including an RBI double – Maci Baker had a home run and single
* Sophia Colclasure & Paige Ginder each had 2 hits and 2 RBI – Dani Hawkins had a 2 RBI hit
improving to 8&6 on the year, the Lady Tigers are back in action today at North Knox, Indiana

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton won a non-LIC game at home
the Lady Eagles beat Altamont, 7-0 although Newton was outhit by the Lady Indians, 11 to 9
* Maddie Stanley got the win with 4 innings of shutout pitching while striking out three
* Newton’s Montana Ochs, Taylor Smith, and Kaitlin Cohorst each had 2 hits
improving to 2-4 on the year, the Lady Eagles are back in LIC action Monday at home with Red Hill

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some more area scores from yesterday in High School Softball
there was one make-up LIC Conference game rescheduled from a rain-out this past Monday
* Robinson beat Red Hill, 13-2
in other area and regional non-conference softball games from yesterday
* Lawrenceville beat Fairfield, 4-3
* Edwards County beat Wayne City, 1-0
* Charleston beat Marshall, 10-0
* Oblong beat Villa Grove, 5-1
* Dieterich beat Martinsville, 7-2

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some more area scores from yesterday in High School Baseball
all in area non-conference games
* Edwards County beat Wayne City, 16-6
* Lawrenceville beat Fairfield, 4-1
* Teutopolis beat Vandalia, 18-0
* Dieterich beat Martinsville, 14-0

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track – the Sam Bennett Invitational was yesterday in Robinson
the Newton Lady Eagles won the 14-team meet by beating second place Robinson, 119.5 to 98.5
Teutopolis was third (74), Neoga was fourth (51), Olney was fifth (49), and Marshall was sixth (40)
then Red Hill (36), Fairfield (32), Shelbyville (24), Paris (15), Cumberland (14)
then Brownstown / St. Elmo (2), Altamont (2), and Palestine-Hutsonville (1)
we’ll look at the Olney and Newton individual results in our sports report on Monday

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on our High School Sports Calendar for this Saturday  :
* Olney Lady Tiger soccer at the Kaskaskia Shootout today at 1:00 against Harrisburg
* Olney Lady Tiger softball at North Knox, Indiana with a 10:00 start (Illinois time)

 

(OLNEY)  on our Junior High Sports Calendar for this Saturday  :
* the Olney Cubs and Lady Cubs will host the Junior High Olney Invitational at RCHS

 

 

                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS NEWS AND/OR REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” 5-K Run / Walk is set for Saturday morning, April 23rd, at Richland County High School in Olney – hosted by The Interact Club at RCHS, it all starts at 9:00 that morning – the cost is $15 for pre-registration by April 17th, then $20 after that for late registration – the first 100 participants will receive a special t-shirt, plus there will be cash prizes and age-group awards that day – for more details, check the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” Facebook event page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland Country Club has a special event coming up this morning, starting at 10:00 – it’s a two person scramble – only $20 for members, $30 for non-members – it’s 18 holes flighted after round – plus, starting at 2:00, chowder will be served free to those in the scramble and only $5 per person for others – all are invited – proceeds to the Country Club’s capital improvement fund – give them a call

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College Blue Knights baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – the first game of the GRAC doubleheader is at 12:00 noon – we’ll start our broadcast at around 11:50  :  it’s Cardinals baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 12:20 and the first pitch at 1:15  :  and the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

April 15, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in the National Hockey League – the 2016 postseason continues
* last night’s winners included the Capitals, Islanders, Stars, and Sharks
there are four more playoff games on the ice tonight
the Blues and Blackhawks series will continue tonight with game two in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday 
the Cardinals beat Milwaukee, 7-0 as the Redbirds took two out of three from the Brewers
* Thursday Midwestern winners were the Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Tigers, and Indians
* those that lost were the Reds, Pirates, Twins, and Astros
the Cardinals start a new series tonight in St. Louis with the first of three against the Reds

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – OCC swept a GRAC doubleheader on the road
the Lady Knights took two from John A. Logan, by winning game one, 10-2 and game two, 10-9
the OCC Ladies improve to 31-18 on the year, now 11-10 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the Lady Knights are back into GRAC conference today as they host Southeastern Illinois at OCC

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball yesterday – OCC lost a single GRAC game at home
the Blue Knights lost to the visiting Kaskaskia Blue Devils on Conley Field, 4-1
OCC has now lost three games in a row, falling to 36-9 on the year, now 12-5 in the GRAC
the Blue Knights are in doubleheader GRAC action tomorrow at Kaskaskia, west of Centralia

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney won a big LIC Conference game on the road
the Tigers beat Paris, 7-1 as Olney outhit the host Tigers, 10 to 5
* Olney’s Connor Adams had the complete game victory, allowing only one earned run with 3 strikeouts
* Olney’s Luke Lambird had 3 hits, an RBI, and a run scored – Tanner Hout with an RBI double
* Trey Puckett and Mason Kocher each had 2 hits and 1 RBI – Hunter Wyatt doubled
the Olney Tigers improve to 7-4 on the year, now undefeated in the Little Illini Conference at 2-0
the Tigers are back in action next Monday in LIC play when they host Edwards County in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton won an LIC Conference game on the road
the Eagles shutout Marshall, 5-0 as visiting Newton outhit the host Lions, 10 to 4
* Newton's Luke Geier had a home run with 2 RBI - Tim Weber & Brock Mammoser each had an RBI hit
* Newton's Nate Meinhart, John Grunloh, and Connor Bierman each had a 2 hit game
* Newton's Mitch Jansen got the complete game win, giving up no runs and striking out 2
the Eagles improve to 6-4 on the year, now 2-0 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton is back in action tomorrow with a non-conference game on the road at Altamont

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the other area results in High School Baseball yesterday
in the Little Illini Conference
* Red Hill blanked Lawrenceville, 1-0
* Casey-Westfield beat Robinson, 8-3
* Flora beat Edwards County, 8-2
in other area non-LIC games
* Teutopolis beat Dieterich, 12-2
* Cisne beat Waltonville, 18-6
* Neoga beat Cumberland, 8-0

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a tough LIC game on the road
the Lady Tigers lost to Paris, 6-3 as the host Lady Tigers outhit visiting Olney, 12 to 7
* Olney’s Sarah Hill had 2 hits and 2 RBI – Aaliyah Wease had 2 hits and 2 runs scored
* Cheyla Lamb also had 2 hits while Kennedy Steber had a hit as well
now at 7-5 on the year, 1-1 in the LIC, the Lady Tigers will host Clay City / North Clay today

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton lost a tough one-run LIC game
the Lady Eagles lost to Marshall, 1-0 as the host Lady Lions outhit visiting Newton, 9 to 4
* Newton’s Ariel Richards had a two hit game – Abby Frohning and Olivia Shipman each a hit
now at 1-4 on the year, 0-2 in the LIC, the Lady Eagles are at home today against Altamont

 

(NEWTON)  here’s the other area results in High School Softball yesterday
in the Little Illini Conference
* Flora beat Edwards County, 20-7
* Lawrenceville beat Red Hill, 11-1
* Casey-Westfield beat Robinson, 5-3
in other area non-LIC games
* Clay City / North Clay beat Odin / Sandoval, 7-5
* Altamont beat Beecher City / Cowden-Herrick, 14-3
* Cumberland beat Neoga, 12-2

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Track yesterday – the Flora Invitational involved eight area teams
Olney won the event, defeating second place Fairfield, 123 to 118 – Newton was a close third at 114 points
Cumberland was fourth (69), then Flora (52), Mt. Carmel (39), Patoka (29), and Woodlawn (8)
* the Tigers won 3 of the 18 events – we’ll look at the top finishers for Olney & Newton on Monday

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer yesterday – Olney lost a tough match at home
the Lady Tigers lost to visiting Mattoon, 2-nil as Olney was outshot by the Lady Green Wave
* Olney’s Robin Volk had a good match, plus some strong play by Jessica Schilling and Aaron Bromm
the Lady Tigers have a rescheduled match against Harrisburg tomorrow at the Kaskaskia

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Track from this past Wednesday – Olney won a four team meet
the Cubs beat out second place North Clay, 116 to 82 – New Hebron was third (38) – St. Joe fourth (25)
Olney won six of the fourteen varsity events
* Garrett Wright won the shot put
* Cade McDowell won the discus
* Levi Seitzinger won the pole vault
* Jace Greenwood, Seth Ingram, Jaedyn Moyes, and Braedon Burgener won the 400 meter relay
* Seth Ingram, Hunter Perry, Issac Bradley, and Colton Hayes won the 800 meter relay
* Jaedyn Moyes, Dalton Schrader, Jacob Taylor, and Garrett Wright won the 1600 meter relay
Olney also had seven 2nd place finishers as well
the Cubs will host the Olney Invitational Junior High Track meet tomorrow at RCHS

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track from this past Wednesday – Olney won a four team meet
Olney beat second place Olney St. Joe, 116 to 77 – North Clay was third (29) – New Hebron fourth (16)
the Lady Cubs won eight of the fourteen varsity events
* Brittany Black won both the shot put and discus
* Tara Hughes won the long jump
* Danni Murphy won the high jump
* Hope Laughlin won the pole vault
* Korbyn Foster won the 100 meter low hurdles
* Madison Mowrer, Taylor Ferguson, Katelynn Ferguson, and Tara Hughes won the 800 meter relay
* Korbyn Foster, Reagan Ameter, Emily Mathews, and Morgan Puckett won the 400 meter relay
Olney also had seven 2nd place finishers as well
the Lady Cubs will host the Olney Invitational Junior High Track meet tomorrow at RCHS

 


                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS NEWS AND/OR REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” 5-K Run / Walk is set for Saturday morning, April 23rd, at Richland County High School in Olney – hosted by The Interact Club at RCHS, it all starts at 9:00 that morning – the cost is $15 for pre-registration by April 17th, then $20 after that for late registration – the first 100 participants will receive a special t-shirt, plus there will be cash prizes and age-group awards that day – for more details, check the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” Facebook event page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland Country Club has a special event coming up tomorrow – a two person scramble at only $20 for members, $30 for non-members – it’s 18 holes flighted after round – plus, starting at 2:00, they’ll be serving chowder free to those in the scramble and only $5 per person for others – all are invited – all proceeds will go the Country Club’s capital improvement fund – for more details give them a call

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Friday  :
* Newton Lady Eagle softball at home against Altamont
* Olney Lady Tiger softball at home against Clay City / North Clay
* Newton Eagle baseball at Altamont
* Olney Lady Tiger and Newton Lady Eagle track at the Sam Bennett Invitational Meet at Robinson

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady  Tiger softball today at 4:30 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle softball at 4:30 today on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:20 and the first pitch at 7:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

April 14, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in the National Hockey League – the 2016 postseason started last night
the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 1-0 in overtime to win game one in the series
the best-of-seven series will continue with game two tomorrow night back in St. Louis
* in the other series  :  Tampa Bay beat Detroit, 3-2  :  Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers, 5-2
there are four playoff games on the ice tonight as the NHL playoffs continue

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Wednesday 
the Cardinals had one slip away as they were beat by the Brewers, 6-4
* Wednesday Midwestern winners were the Cubs, Royals, White Sox, Tigers, and Indians
* those that lost were the Reds, Pirates, Braves, Rangers, Astros, and Twins
among twelve games today, the Cardinals finish their Milwaukee series this afternoon in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball yesterday – OCC dropped a pair of GRAC games at home
the Blue Knights lost two in row, falling on Conley Field to Wabash Valley, 16-5 and 5-1
that ends a perfect 13-0 home record so far this year, plus ends an eight game winning streak
the Blue Knights today begin the three game GRAC series with Kaskaskia with a single at home today
the series will wrap up with the GRAC doubleheader at Kaskaskia, east of Centralia, this Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer yesterday – Olney wins their second match in a row
the Lady Tigers beat Salemm, 2-nil as Olney won their second match in as many days
* Kylar Craig and Jordan Laughlin scored the Olney goals
* Robin Volk had a great game in the goal, while Paige Ginder had a strong match as well
the Lady Tigers are back on Ed Webber Field at OCC this afternoon as they host Mattoon

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton beat Olney in non-LIC action
the Eagles beat the Tigers, 7-3 as Newton outhit visiting Olney, 7 to 6
* Newton’s Luke Geier was the winning pitcher while Dylan Hires took the loss
* Newton’s Luke Geier had a home run and 3 RBI, plus Connor Bierman had an RBI triple
* Olney’s Tanner Hout and Mason Kocher each had a hit and a run scored
the Eagles improve to 5-4 and will play at Marshall today in Little Illini Conference action
the Tigers drop back to 6-4 and will play their LIC conference game today up at Paris

 

(OLNEY)  in other area results yesterday in High School Baseball
* Flora beat Carmi, 13-12 in nine innings
* Marshall beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 7-3
* Mt. Carmel beat Red Hill, 2-0

 

(NEWTON)  in other area results yesterday in High School Softball
* Flora beat South Central, 14-0
* Paris beat Riverton-Parke, 15-8
* Marshall beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 9-8

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Track Tuesday – Newton was third in a four-team meet at Teutopolis
Mattoon won the meet by beating second place host Teutopolis, 131 to 87
Newton was third with 46 points, followed by Brownstown / St. Elmo in fourth place with 6 points
the Eagles had nine top three finishes in the meet
Newton won one of the eighteen events
* Joe Stone won the 1600 meter run
Newton had five second place finishes
* Keith King in the high jump
* Brycen Dhom, Kiel Apple, Keith King, and Joe Stone in the 400 meter relay
* Seth Wills in the shot put
* Joe Stone in the 100 meter dash
* Michael Koebele, Collin Harris, Giuseppe Cucinella, and Keith King in the 1600 meter relay
Newton had three third place finishes
* Michael Koebele, Collin Harris, Kirk Johnson, and Ty Litzelman in the 3200 meter relay
* Kiel Apple in the 300 meter hurdles
* Kiel Apple, Colton Angel, Rhett Kocher, and Keith King in the 800 meter relay
the Eagle tracksters are back in action today at the Flora Invitational

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track Tuesday – Newton was third in a four-team meet at Teutopolis
Mattoon won the meet by beating second place host Teutopolis, 116 to 79
Newton was third with 67 points, followed by Brownstown / St. Elmo in fourth place with 5 points
the Lady Eagles had twelve top three finishes in the meet
Newton won three of the eighteen events
* Stacey Smithenry won the 110 meter hurdles
* Sarah Carr won the 800 meter run
* the Lady Eagles won the 400 meter relay but the list of runners were not provided to us
Newton had five second place finishes
* Grace Hartrich in the shot put
* Alex Haarman in the 100 meter dash
* Taylor Johnson in the 400 meter dash
* Lauren Probst in the 300 meter hurdles
* the Lady Eagles were 2nd in the 800 meter relay but the runners were not provided to us
Newton had four third place finishes
* Emma Weber in the long jump
* Carlie Webb in the 110 meter hurdles
* the Lady Eagles were 3rd in the 1600 meter relay but the runners were not provided to us
* the Lady Eagles were 3rd in the 3200 meter relay but the runners were not provided to us
the Newton girls are scheduled to take part in tomorrow’s Sam Bennett Invitational at Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Track Tuesday – Olney won the three team meet at Carmi
the Cubs beat second place Carmi, 74.5 to 59.5 – Eldorado finished third with 40 points
Olney won five on the fourteen varsity events
* Kaleb Foster won both the high jump and the 100 meter low hurdles
* Jace Greenwood won the 400 meter dash
* Jaedyn Moyes, Dalton Schrader, Jaydon Aquino, and Garrett Wright won the 1600 meter relay
* Jace Greenwood, Issac Bradley, Jaedyn Moyes, and Kaleb Foster won the 400 meter relay
Olney had four second place varsity finishes
* Trevor Zuber in the 100 meter low hurdles
* Jace Greenwood in the long jump
* Gavin Kirby in the 800 meter run
* Seth Ingram, Hunter Perry, Issac Bradley, and Colton Hayes in the 800 meter relay
the Cubs were in action yesterday – we’ll have those results in the sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track Tuesday – Olney was second in the three team meet at Carmi
the Lady Cubs finished second to the winners from Carmi, 63 to 80 – Eldorado was third with 21 points
Olney won five of the seventeen varsity events
* Brittany Black won both the shot put and discus
* Tara Hughes won both the long jump and high jump
* Katelynn Ferguson won the 100 meter low hurdles
Olney had five second place varsity finishes
* Morgan Puckett in the long jump
* Danni Murphy in the high jump
* Korbyn Foster, Danni Murphy, Emily Mathews, and Morgan Puckett in the 400 meter relay
* Madison Mowrer, Taylor Ferguson, Katelynn Ferguson, and Tara Hughes in the 800 meter relay
* Emily Mathews in the 100 meter dash
the Lady Cubs were in action yesterday – we’ll have those results in the sports tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to Little Illini Conference Baseball & Softball today on this Thursday
here’s a look at the matchups for today with both softball & baseball teams playing in the same city
* Newton plays at Marshall
* Olney travels north to Paris
* it’s Flora at Edwards County in Albion
* Lawrenceville in Bridgeport to play Red Hill
* and Robinson at Casey-Westfield

 

(OLNEY)  it’s also back to Great Rivers Athletic Conference Baseball & Softball today for the OCC teams
* the 29-18 Lady Knights, 9-10 in the GRAC, travel south to John A. Logan for two games in Carterville
* the 26-8 Blue Knights, 12-4 in the GRAC, are at home for a single nine inning game today with Kaskaskia

 


                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS NEWS AND/OR REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” 5-K Run / Walk is set for Saturday morning, April 23rd, at Richland County High School in Olney – hosted by The Interact Club at RCHS, it all starts at 9:00 that morning – the cost is $15 for pre-registration by April 17th, then $20 after that for late registration – the first 100 participants will receive a special t-shirt, plus there will be cash prizes and age-group awards that day – for more details, check the “Get Your Heart Beating For Abbi” Facebook event page online

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s local High School Sports Schedule for this Thursday  :
* Newton Eagle baseball and Newton Lady Eagle softball in LIC action at Marshall
* Olney Tiger baseball and Olney Lady Tiger softball in LIC action at Paris
* Newton Eagle tennis at home against Robinson
* Olney Tiger and Newton Eagle boys track at the Flora Invitational
* Olney Lady Tiger soccer at home against Mattoon on Ed Webber Field at Olney Central College

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 11:50 and the first pitch at 12:45  :  it’s LIC Baseball today with game times at 4:30 – the Olney Tigers on CBS Sports Radio WVLN and the Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN