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August 22, 2015

 

(OLNEY) in Major League Baseball last night involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals dropped the first game of the weekend series to the Padres. 9-3
elsewhere  :  Cubs beat Braves, 5-3  :  Giants beat Pirates, 6-4  :  Red Sox beat Royals, 7-2
White Sox beat the Mariners, 11-4  :  Brewers beat Nationals, 10-3  :  Astros beat Dodgers, 3-0
Twins beat Orioles, 4-3  :  Rangers beat Tigers, 2-0 
Indians beat Yankees, 7-3  :  Diamondbacks beat Reds, 6-3
* it’s back to a full schedule on this Saturday
the Cardinals play game two the weekend series tonight back in San Diego

 

(OLNEY) in other Major League Baseball news from last night 
a former OCC Blue Knight won his first Major League game as the Phillies beat Miami, 7-1
* Jerad Eickhoff allowed no runs on 6 hits with 5 strikeouts
* the Phillies got Eickhoff from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade
* the 2011 OCC graduate had an 18&4 record in two years as a Blue Knight

 

(OLNEY) the Little League World Series began yesterday out in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
the two Central Region teams from Indianapolis both lost their first round games
* Kentucky lost to California, 14-2
* Missouri lost to Pennsylvania, 18-0
in the other two U.S. games
* Texas beat Oregon, 1-0
* South Carolina beat Rhode Island, 7-1
on the International Tournament
* Europe-Africa beat Caribbean, 4-1
* Latin America beat Australia, 5-2
* Mexico beat Canada, 1-0
* Japan beat Asia-Pacific, 7-5
there are four more games on tap today and tonight
the Central Region teams face elimination on this Saturday
* the Great Lakes Champs from Kentucky plays Oregon at 2:00 this afternoon
* the Midwest Champions from Missouri plays Rhode Island at 7:00 tonight
the Little League World Series continues over the next week

 

(OLNEY)  looking at the Olney Junior League Football schedule for today
* the Olney 3rd/4th grade team will host Fairfield this afternoon at 2:00
* the Olney 5th/6th grade team will host Salem with game time this evening at 5:00
* the Olney 7th/8th grade team will host Salem with game time at 7:00 tonight
the public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the young football players from Richland County


   

                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  signup now for the OCC Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s registration and lunch at 12:00 noon with tee time at 1:00 – the $70 cost per person includes green fees, lunch, dinner, and prizes, with all proceeds to support the OCC Blue Knights Basketball program – signup by September 8th – call Coach Mike Burris at  618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual Father Jerry 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, August 29th, with the start and finish at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, in Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s $25 per person for the 5K events and $15 per person for the 1 Mile Fun Run – family discounts for multiple members are available – it’s late registration at 7:00 that morning, with start time at 8:00 – all in memory of Father Jerry Wirth – to register online or to print entry forms, logon at  www.stjoeolney.com  – all are invited

 

(FLORA)  it’s Fan Appreciation Night tonight at the Route 45 Raceway, just north of Flora, in neighboring Clay County – there will Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, UMP Hornets, and UMP Pure Stocks – tickets at $8 per person with children 10 & under admitted free – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:00 – plenty of concessions, prizes, and more – for more, logon at  www.route45raceway.com  – all ages are invited out this Saturday night to the Route 45 Raceway, just off of U.S. Route 45, north of Flora

 

(OLNEY)  join us this morning at 9:03 for our first Coach’s Corner Show for the 2015-2016 school year on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus we’ll be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – our guests will include Olney Tiger Football Coach Matt Music & Newton Eagle Football Coach Jason Fulton as we preview the 2015 Tiger & Eagle football seasons – that’s at 9:03 this morning on CBS Sports Radio

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:45 and broadcast time at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all weekend long, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 21, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night, involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals had the day & night off on Thursday during a travel day heading out west
elsewhere  :  Pirates beat Giants, 4-0  :  Cubs beat Braves, 7-1  :  White Sox beat Angels, 8-2
Red Sox beat Royals, 4-1  :  Twins beat Orioles, 15-2  :  Indians beat Yankees, 3-2
Tigers beat the Rangers, 4-0  :  the Rays beat Houston, 1-0
*  it’s back to a full, 15-game schedule tonight in Major League Baseball
the Cardinals begin a 10-game road trip tonight on the west coast in San Diego

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of  Major League Baseball, involving a local connection
a former OCC Blue Knight will get a Major League start tonight down in Miami against the Marlins
* right-handed pitcher Jerad Eickhoff was acquire by Philadelphia in the Cole Hamels trade with Texas
* the former Blue Knight is 2&1 with a 2.49 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley
* during his two years at OCC in 2010 & 2011, Eickhoff’s record was 18&4 under Coach Dennis Conley
* Eickhoff is rated as the #15 prospect in the Phillies’ organization, according to www.MLBPipeline.com
the best of luck tonight going out to former OCC Blue Knight, Jerad Eickhoff


                                     
(OLNEY)  the Little League Baseball World Series was rained out last night in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
all four opening round games were washed out setting up a delayed start with all 16 teams playing today
* the Great Lakes Regional Champions from Kentucky will play this afternoon at 1:00  (Illinois time)
* the Indiana team will be recognized as the 2014 Great Lakes Champions prior to today’s Kentucky game
          (due to last year’s illegal run by the Jackie Robinson West team out of Chicago)
* the Midwest Regional Champions from Missouri will play Pennsylvania tonight at 7:00
the double elimination tournament runs now thru Sunday, August 30th, when the title game is played
all games will be available on either ABC Sports or ESPN TV

 

(OLNEY)  looking at the Olney Junior League Football schedule for tomorrow, on Saturday
* the Olney 3rd/4th grade team will host Fairfield tomorrow afternoon at 2:00
* the Olney 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade teams will host Salem with games at 5:00 and 7:00 respectively
the public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the young football players from Richland County

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  signup now for the OCC Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s registration and lunch at 12:00 noon with tee time at 1:00 – the $70 cost per person includes green fees, lunch, dinner, and prizes, with all proceeds to support the OCC Blue Knights Basketball program – signup by September 8th – call Coach Mike Burris at  618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual Father Jerry 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, August 29th, with the start and finish at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, in Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s $25 per person for the 5K events and $15 per person for the 1 Mile Fun Run – family discounts for multiple members are available – it’s late registration at 7:00 that morning, with start time at 8:00 – all in memory of Father Jerry Wirth – to register online or to print entry forms, logon at  www.stjoeolney.com  – all are invited

 

(FLORA)  it’s Fan Appreciation Night tomorrow night at the Route 45 Raceway, just north of Flora, in neighboring Clay County – there will Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, UMP Hornets, and UMP Pure Stocks – tickets at $8 per person with children 10 & under admitted free – gates open at 5:00 with plenty of concessions, prizes, and more – for more, logon at  www.route45raceway.com  – all ages are invited out this Saturday night to the Route 45 Raceway, just off of U.S. Route 45, north of Flora

 

(OLNEY)  join us tomorrow morning at 9:03 for our first Coach’s Corner Show for the 2015-2016 school year on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus we’ll be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – our guests will include Olney Tiger Football Coach Matt Music and Newton Eagle Football Coach Jason Fulton as we preview the upcoming Tiger / Eagle football seasons – that’s at 9:03 Saturday morning with host Josh Brown on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN, plus online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will be host its “Meet the Tigers” night at the RCHS Athletic Field tonight, beginning at 6:30 – the RCHS Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance, followed by the recognition of all athletes, cheerleaders, & coaches involved in a fall sport – then the Olney Tigers will conduct a football scrimmage – the Sports Boosters will have concessions available for purchase as well – all are invited out later tonight for “Meet the Tigers” night at RCHS in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to its Annual Media Night later tonight – following pictures at 5:00 and a Marching Eagles Pre-Game Show at 6:00, the cheerleading squad and respective fall sports teams will be introduced on Chizevsky Field at NCHS followed by a short Eagles football scrimmage – the public is invited out for Media Night tonight

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s live reports from “Meet the Tigers” tonight in Olney on Freedom 92.9 WSEI  :  also live reports from “Media Night” tonight in Newton on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK  :  then Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 8:15 and broadcast time at 9:30  :  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 around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 20, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night, involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals beat the Giants, 4-3 as the Redbirds have the best record in baseball at  77&43
elsewhere  :  Tigers beat Cubs, 15-8  :  Pirates beat Diamondbacks, 4-1  :  Angels beat White Sox, 1-0
Royals beat Reds, 4-3  :  Brewers beat Marlins, 8-7  :  Yankees beat Twins, 4-3
Red Sox beat Indians, 6-4  :  Astros beat Rays in 13, 3-2  :  Padres beat Braves, 3-2
*  it’s a shortened 11-game schedule tonight in Major League Baseball
the Cardinals are off until their start a 10-game road trip in San Diego tomorrow night
there are ten Midwestern teams in action tonight
Cubs host Atlanta  :  Pirates host the Giants  :  Royals are in Boston  :  Angels host the White Sox
Twins are in Baltimore  :  Yankees host the Indians  :  Astros host the Rays  :  Tigers host the Rangers


                                     
(NEWTON)  in Jasper County Junior High Softball and Baseball this week
* the Junior Lady Eagles beat Red Hill, 11-1 – the Jasper County girls improve to 8&0 this year
* the Junior Eagles beat Dieterich, 13-1 – the Jasper County boys improve to 5&0 on the year

 

(OLNEY)  the Little League Baseball World Series will start it’s 11-day, 30-game schedule tonight
* the Great Lakes Regional Champions from Kentucky will play South Carolina tonight at 6:00
* the Midwest Regional Champions from Missouri will play Pennsylvania tomorrow night at 7:00
the double elimination tournament will have the U.S. and International Championships on August 29th
the World Series Championship game between those two winners will be Sunday, August 30th
most all games will be available on either ABC Sports or ESPN TV

 

(NEWTON)  in College Football news – the Fighting Illini are preparing for their season opener next month
only two more days of practice at Camp Rantoul remain, both of which are open to the public
the Illini are gearing up for their home opener on September 4th at Memorial Stadium against Kent State
for tickets or more information, check the Illinois website online, at  www.fightingillini.com

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  signup now for the OCC Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s registration and lunch at 12:00 noon with tee time at 1:00 – the $70 cost per person includes green fees, lunch, dinner, and prizes, with all proceeds to support the OCC Blue Knights Basketball program – signup by September 8th – call Coach Mike Burris at  618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual Father Jerry 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, August 29th, with the start and finish at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, in Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s $25 per person for the 5K events and $15 per person for the 1 Mile Fun Run – family discounts for multiple members are available – it’s late registration at 7:00 that morning, with start time at 8:00 – all in memory of Father Jerry Wirth – to register online or to print entry forms, logon at  www.stjoeolney.com  – all are invited

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will be hosting “Meet the Tigers” night at the RCHS Athletic Field this coming Friday night, beginning at 6:30 – the RCHS Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance, followed by the recognition of all athletes & coaches involved in a fall sport and/or cheerleading – then the Olney Tigers will conduct a football scrimmage – also, the Richland County High School Sports Boosters will have concessions available for purchase – all are invited out Friday night

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invited everyone to its Annual Media Night this coming Friday – following pictures at 5:00 and a Marching Eagles Pre-Game Show at 6:00, the cheerleading squad and respective fall sports teams will be introduced on Chizevsky Field at NCHS running from 6:20 thru a little after 7:00 – the public is invited out for Media Night this Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Richland County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is tomorrow at the Richland Country Club – it’s lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 – for more, call the Chamber office at  392-2241

 

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

 

 

 

August 19, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night, involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals were shutout by the Giants, 2-0
elsewhere  :  Tigers beat Cubs, 10-8  :  Pirates beat D-backs in 15, 9-8  :  Angels beat White Sox, 5-3
Royals beat Reds in 13, 3-1  :  Yankees beat Twins, 8-4  :  Marlins beat Brewers, 9-6
Red Sox beat Indians, 9-1  :  Padres beat Braves, 9-0  :  Astros beat Rays in 10, 3-2
*  it’s another full 15-game schedule tonight throughout Major League Baseball
the Cardinals and Giants finish up in St. Louis tonight with the rubber game of the series

                                     
(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior Pro Football teams swept three games Saturday down at Fairfield
the Olney 3rd/4th Grade team won its game over the Junior Mules, 30-22 – here’s some of the stats
* Derrik Kramer led the rushing game with 161 yards on 9 carries, scoring three touchdowns
* also on the ground, Dirks Weiler ran for 84 yards on only 4 carries with Olney’s only other TD
* Jacob Beard also ran for 27 yards on 9 carries
* defensively, Beard led Olney with 6 tackles – Braden Mullins had 3 tackles and a fumble recovery
* Jashaun McKinnley also had 2 tackles and a fumble recovery as well
we hope to have the 5th/6th grade statistics from their game Saturday in our sports report tomorrow
the Olney teams will go up against the respective teams from Salem this coming Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the Little League Baseball World Series will start it’s 11-day, 30-game schedule tomorrow
there are 8 teams in the United States competition with 8 other teams in the International competition
* the Great Lakes Regional Champions from Kentucky will play South Carolina tomorrow night at 6:00
* the Midwest Regional Champions from Missouri will play Pennsylvania Friday night at 7:00
the double elimination tournament will have the U.S. and International Championships on August 29th
the World Series Championship game between those two winners will be Sunday, August 30th
most all games will be available on either ABC Sports or ESPN Sports television stations

 


                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  signup now for the OCC Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s registration and lunch at 12:00 noon with tee time at 1:00 – the $70 cost per person includes green fees, lunch, dinner, and prizes, with all proceeds to support the OCC Blue Knights Basketball program – signup by September 8th – call Coach Mike Burris at  618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual Father Jerry 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, August 29th, with the start and finish at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, in Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s $25 per person for the 5K events and $15 per person for the 1 Mile Fun Run – family discounts for multiple members are available – it’s late registration at 7:00 that morning, with start time at 8:00 – all in memory of Father Jerry Wirth – to register online or to print entry forms, logon at  www.stjoeolney.com  – all are invited

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will be hosting “Meet the Tigers” night at the RCHS Athletic Field this coming Friday night, beginning at 6:30 – the RCHS Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance, followed by the recognition of all athletes & coaches involved in a fall sport and/or cheerleading – then the Olney Tigers will conduct a football scrimmage – also, the Richland County High School Sports Boosters will have concessions available for purchase – all are invited out Friday night

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invited everyone to its Annual Media Night this coming Friday – following pictures at 5:00 and a Marching Eagles Pre-Game Show at 6:00, the cheerleading squad and respective fall sports teams will be introduced on Chizevsky Field at NCHS running from 6:20 thru a little after 7:00 – the public is invited out for Media Night this Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Richland County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for this Friday, August 21st, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 with a $260 entry fee for a team of four – lunch tickets are $10 each, plus plenty of prizes – for more information or to signup, call the Chamber of Commerce office in Olney at  618-392-2241  or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  folks can help out the Olney Junior Pro Football League by stopping by Monical’s Pizza in Olney on this Wednesday – the public can dine in or carry-out by attaching a donation flyer to an order as 20% of the sales total will be given to Junior Pro Football to benefit the league and players – that’s today thru tonight, at Monical’s Pizza, along East Main Street in Olney – all help is appreciated

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:20 and broadcast time at 6:15  :  and the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 18, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night, involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals took game one of a three game series in St. Louis, beating the Giants, 2-1
elsewhere  :  Angels beat White Sox, 2-1  :  Diamondbacks beat Pirates, 4-1  :  Indians beat Red Sox, 8-2
Rays beat Astros, 9-2  :  Marlins beat Brewers, 6-2  :  Padres beat Braves, 5-3  :  Yankees beat Twins, 8-7
the Cubs, Reds, Royals, and Tigers were all idle on Monday
*  it’s back to a full 15-game schedule tonight in the Major League
the Cardinals play the San Francisco Giants in game two of the three games series tonight in St. Louis

                                     
(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior Pro Football teams swept three games Saturday down at Fairfield
the Olney 7th/8th Grade team won its game over the Junior Mules, 12-8 – here’s some of the stats
* Kaleb Foster led in rushing with 26 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown
* Jayden Fleming and Blake Mitchell combined for 13 yards on the ground
* Foster also connected on three of five pass attempts
* Jace Greenwood caught all three passes for a total of 79 yards and Olney’s other touchdown
* defensively, safety Dalton Pixley came up with two big touchdown-saving tackles
* Kaleb Foster led Olney with 8 tackles and a fumble recovery
* other tops tacklers for Olney were Levi Seitzinger, Cadin Ackman, and Quinn Miller
we’ll look the 3rd/4th grade statistics from their game Saturday in our sports report tomorrow
the Olney teams will go up against the respective teams from Salem this coming Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  the start of the 2015 IHSA Football Season is less than two weeks away
there are ten teams vying for the Little Illini Conference Crown this year
here’s a look at the opening night games in the LIC coming up a week from this Friday night, on the 28th
* the Newton Eagles & Coach Jason Fulton open up at home on Chizevsky Field against Edwards County
* Olney Tigers & Coach Matt Music open up at home on the RCHS Athletic Field against Lawrenceville
* elsewhere, it’s Casey-Westfield at Paris, Red Hill at Robinson, and Flora at Marshall
both the Newton Eagles and  Olney Tigers each have five home games this year with four on the road

 


                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  signup now for the OCC Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s registration and lunch at 12:00 noon with tee time at 1:00 – the $70 cost per person includes green fees, lunch, dinner, and prizes, with all proceeds to support the OCC Blue Knights Basketball program – signup by September 8th – call Coach Mike Burris at  618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will be hosting “Meet the Tigers” night at the RCHS Athletic Field this coming Friday night, beginning at 6:30 – the RCHS Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance, followed by the recognition of all athletes & coaches involved in a fall sport and/or cheerleading – then the Olney Tigers will conduct a football scrimmage – also, the Richland County High School Sports Boosters will have concessions available for purchase – all are invited out Friday night

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invited everyone to its Annual Media Night this coming Friday – following pictures at 5:00 and a Marching Eagles Pre-Game Show at 6:00, the cheerleading squad and respective fall sports teams will be introduced on Chizevsky Field at NCHS running from 6:20 thru a little after 7:00 – the public is invited out for Media Night this Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Richland County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for this Friday, August 21st, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 with a $260 entry fee for a team of four – lunch tickets are $10 each, plus plenty of prizes – for more information or to signup, call the Chamber of Commerce office in Olney at  618-392-2241  or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  folks can help out the Olney Junior Pro Football League by stopping by Monical’s Pizza in Olney tomorrow, on Wednesday – the public can dine in or carry-out by attaching a donation flyer to an order as 20% of the sales total will be given to Junior Pro Football to benefit the league and players – that’s tomorrow, throughout the day and night Wednesday, at Monical’s Pizza, in Olney – all help is appreciated

 

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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 broadcast time at 7:15  :  and the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com