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August 8, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals win in Kansas City
* the Redbirds beat the Royals, 11-3 to take the first of four against KC this week
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night with a limited schedule played
* those that won were the Cubs, Pirates, Reds, and Twins
* those that lost were the Brewers and Tigers
* those that were idle were the White Sox, Indians, Braves, Astros, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back in Kansas City tonight to battle the cross-state Royals

 

(OLNEY)  at the Junior League Baseball Central Regional Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana
the eleven team tournament continued yesterday and last night with pool play action
* representing Illinois, Warren Park lost its first game of the tournament, falling to Ohio, 7-1
* now at 2-1, the Illinois team from Chicago will play this morning at 11:00 against Michigan
the top eight teams advance into the single elimination round portion of the tournament
* it will be quarter-final action tomorrow and the finals on Thursday, all up at Fort Wayne

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  area schools are getting ready for a busy fall schedule in High School Sports
with schools back in session next week, here’s a look at the opening dates for the various sports teams
for the teams at Richland County High School in Olney
* the Tiger Golfers open up next Monday, August 14th, at the Robinson Invitational Golf Tournament
* the Tiger/Lady Tiger Cross Country squads open up Tuesday, August 22nd, at the Fairfield Invitational
* the Soccer Tigers open up Wednesday thru Saturday, August 23rd–26th, at the Charleston Tournament
* the Lady Tiger Tennis squad opens their season on Thursday, August 24th, traveling to Mt. Carmel
* the Lady Tiger Volleyball team opens up that night, on Thursday, August 24th, at home against Oblong
* and Olney Tiger Football opens up Friday night, August 25th, hosting Lawrenceville in LIC action
for the teams at Newton Community High School in Newton
* the Newton Cross Country squads open their seasons on Tuesday, August 22nd, at the Fairfield Invite
* the Soccer Eagles open up Wednesday thru Saturday, August 23rd–26th, at the Charleston Tournament
* the Lady Eagle Volleyball squad opens up on Thursday night, August 24th, at Effingham High
* the Eagles open their football season Friday night, August 25th, at home against Georgetown-Ridge Farm
* and the Lady Eagle Tennis team opens up on Monday, August 28th, at home against Fairfield
the best of luck to all the Olney & Newton teams on their upcoming seasons in their respective sports

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com  or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our first Coaches Corner Show for the new 2017-2018 school year coming up this Saturday morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – we’ll be visiting with Curt Nealis, Athletic Director & Coach at Richland County High School, and we’ll catch up with Coach Matt Music and talk Olney Tiger Football at RCHS – that’s this Saturday morning at 9:03 on WVLN

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for this coming Friday at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – to sign up or for details, call the Olney Chamber office tomorrow thru Friday at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School will host an athletic meeting for parents, coaches, and student athletes who plan to participate in Middle School athletics during the upcoming 2017-2018 school year – the meeting is this coming Thursday evening in the RCMS Gymnasium, starting at 6:00 – coaches will also be conducting meetings for their respective sports as well – all are encouraged to attend  :  also, sports physicals for RCMS student athletes will be available on Tuesday night, August 15th, in the Middle School cafeteria, from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and from Market Street Medical will be administering the sports physicals at a cost of $25 per student – athletes are reminded that a current physical is needed to take part in try-outs, practices, and/or games

 

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

 

 

 

August 7, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals have won two in a row
* the Redbirds beat the Reds Saturday night, 4-1 and won again yesterday over Cincinnati, 13-4
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* those that split two games were the Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Twins, Astros, Braves, and Rangers
* those that lost two games were the White Sox, Indians, and Tigers
* the Royals were rained out on Saturday, but lost in a single game yesterday
it’s a limited schedule in the Majors tonight with only seven games scheduled
the Cardinals begin a quick two game series tonight in Kansas City against the Royals

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition from this past Saturday – the Olney Tigersharks did well
there were five teams that competed at the 2017 Southern Illinois Swim Meet at Millstadt
* the Central Illinois Swim Conference won the event, beating the Midwest Swim Conference, 363.5 to 275
* the Illiana Swim Conference finished in 3rd place, with 195 points
* then the Shawnee Swim Conference in 4th (118) and the Southern Illinois Swim League in 5th (94.5)
there were twenty Tigershark swimmers that helped represent the Illiana Swim Conference
the Olney squad had four high point swimmers in the downstate competition
* Maria Mayorga was first in the 13-14 Year Old Girls Division
* Noah Church was second in the 13-14 Year Old Boys Division
* Landyn Piercefield was third in the 11-12 Year Old Boys Division
* Blair Grove tied for third in the 8 & Under Girls Division
congratulations to Maria Mayorga who set two new meet records at the Southern Illinois Swim Meet
* in the 100 yard intermediate and in the 100 yard breastroke
Olney had four other swimmers who had top finishes at the meet
* Reid Brown, Ari Leslie, Kaylei Eubank, and Carolyn Powell
the twelve other participants from the Olney Tigersharks include the following
* Danielle Brown, Hadley Denton, Judah Dicks, Breanne Edwards, Logan Edwards, Jadyn Holubek
* Emma Hefferman, Levi Hefferman, Carly Houchin, Asher Lambird, Aubrey Lambird, Kayla Page
the Southern Illinois Swim Meet finishes up the summer swim season for the Olney Tigersharks
a tip of the hat to all those that took part and competed for the Tigersharks this past summer

 

(OLNEY)  at the Junior League Baseball Central Regional Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana
the eleven teams from the Midwest began action this past weekend in the pool play portion of the tourney
* representing Illinois, Warren Park beat Kentucky, 6-5 on Saturday
* Warren Park won again yesterday by defeating the Indiana team from Washington, 11-0
* the Illinois team from Chicago will now play this morning at 11:00 against the Ohio team
* Warren Park will then finish up their pool play tomorrow against Michigan
then the top eight teams advance into the single elimination round portion of the tournament
* it will be quarter-final action on Wednesday and the finals on Thursday – all up at Fort Wayne

 

(OLNEY)  get ready for Olney Tiger Football this fall at Richland County High School
the IHSA will allow practicing to start today for all football teams around Illinois
* the Olney Tigers will have morning weights & walk-thru’s, then evening practices each day this week
* then the Tigers’ practices will vary into the second week as classes get underway at RCHS next week
“Meet the Tigers Night” is scheduled for Friday night, August 18th, at the RCHS Athletic Field
the Olney Tigers open up their 2017 season a week later on August 25th at home against Lawrenceville

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for this coming Friday at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – to sign up or for details, call the Olney Chamber office tomorrow thru Friday at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School will host an athletic meeting for parents, coaches, and student athletes who plan to participate in Middle School athletics during the upcoming 2017-2018 school year – the meeting is this coming Thursday evening in the RCMS Gymnasium, starting at 6:00 – coaches will also be conducting meetings for their respective sports as well – all are encouraged to attend  :  also, sports physicals for RCMS student athletes will be available on Tuesday night, August 15th, in the Middle School cafeteria, from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and from Market Street Medical will be administering the sports physicals at a cost of $25 per student – athletes are reminded that a current physical is needed to take part in try-outs, practices, and/or games

 

(OLNEY)  a note from the Richland County High School – RCHS student athletes that did not get a physical when offered at the high school last spring need to make sure they have a current physical before participating in first day practice today for football and golf and before this coming Wednesday, August 9, for all other fall sports – incoming freshman’s school physicals do count for an athletic physical

 

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

 

 

 

August 5, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  With a surface high pressure in place out to our west, we’ll stay dry today, although more clouds will build in as we move thru this Saturday – but our weather will change as a short wave & associated low pressure system will move thru with rain chances thru tomorrow & tomorrow night, maybe as early as later tonight – then we are dry for at least the first half of next week – stay tuned for continued weather updates.

 

(NEWTON)  In state news – the Governor’s office of the Illinois Bicentennial, in partnership with the State Agriculture Department, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, and the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, will host a craft beer competition at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield this year, running August 11-13 – to highlight the robust craft  beer industry and “Illinois Made” products, Illinoisans will be able to celebrate the 200th Birthday of the state with an Official Bicentennial Craft Beer – the winner will be determined by a vote of State Fair attendees who sample the offerings, plus a panel of craft beer experts – at least 18 brewers are scheduled to compete, including 4 from the downstate areas of Metropolis, Breese, O’Fallon, and Alton.

 

(OLNEY)  The Illinois Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to sign a petition supporting a proposed federal rule to repeal the definition of “waters of the U.S.” put in place under President Obama’s administration – the proposed rule, initiated by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, was officially published last week, kicking off a 30-day comment period with a deadline set for August 28th – to sign the petition, folks can go to the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Action Center online, at  www.ilfb.org/actioncenter  – farmers and others will also have a chance to sign the petition at the Illinois State Fair, August 10th thru 20th, in Springfield.

 

(OLNEY)  Here’s a reminder from the Richland County High School – that senior parking permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis, this next Monday, August 7th, in the RCHS office, from 8:00 to 2:00 – the junior parking permits will then be sold the following day, on Tuesday, August 8th, also from 8:00 to 2:00, first come, first served – then beginning next Wednesday, parking permits will be sold during regular RCHS office hours – once school begins on August 16th, all permits must be purchased in the RCHS office either before or after school – the cost of a parking permit at Richland County High School is $25 per car.

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  All area blood donors are encouraged to get out and give blood at their next chance – here’s the list of all upcoming regional blood drives  :  today at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:45  :  also today at the Elm Street Christian Church in Olney from 10:00 to 2:00  :  next Monday at the Christian Church Annex in Mason from 2:00 to 6:00  :  next Thursday at the KC Hall in Newton from 1:00 to 6:00  :  all blood types & platelets are very much needed to replenish low supplies.

 

REMINDERS :       

    The Holy Cross Parish Picnic is tomorrow in Wendelin – the chicken dinner sales start at 10:45 in the morning, on a first come, first serve basis – the serving line runs from 11:00 to 5:00, plus a lunch stand will also serve pork burgers, brats, ice cream, soft drinks, & more – also a country store, beer garden, bingo, cake stand, afternoon pedal tractor pulls, a 50/50 drawing, & entertainment thru the day and evening

    The White Squirrel Saddle Club has its annual Tractor Show today at the East Fork Arena north of Olney, this year featuring Farmall & International tractors, plus small engines, garden tractors, & more – gates open at 8:00 with registration til 10:00, flea market at 9:00, Parade of Power at 1:30, food & more

    The Richland County ABATE invites all street legal vehicles to a fundraising ride today with sign up from 9:00 to 10:45 at the Olney VFW – then followed by a dinner and live auction later this evening at the Olney VFW – all proceeds will stay locally to help families battling cancer

    The Grove Center Community Wide Garage Sales are this morning from now until 12:00 noon – pork burgers will be available for purchase at the Community Center – that’s at the Grove Township Community Center, southeast of Montrose in Jasper County, plus at area homes throughout the region as well

    Also today, the Dundas Community has a Yard Sale – the Dundas Ruritan Club is providing the pavilions for use – plus several homes in Dundas will use their locations for yard sales – a lot of nice items available

 

 

August 4, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball yesterday afternoon – the Cardinals dropped another one run game
* the Redbirds lost to the Brewers, 2-1 therefore losing the series two games to one
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did on Thursday
* those that won were the Pirates, Royals, Tigers, Indians, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Cubs, Reds, White Sox, Twins, Astros, and Braves
the Cardinals are back in action tonight, starting at three game weekend series in Cincinnati against the Reds

 

(OLNEY)  the Summer Swim Team Competition will come to an end for local athletes this weekend
the Southern Illinois All Star Swim Meet will be held tomorrow in Millstadt
* the best of luck to the 20 Olney Tigersharks that will be making the trip to compete
* they’ll not only represent Olney, but also the Illiana Swim Conference as well
* there will also be swimmers from the other Illiana Conference swim teams taking part

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College has a Summer Basketball Camp for both boys & girls entering grades K thru 8 next week – the four day camp will run each morning, Monday thru Thursday, August 7th thru 10th, in the OCC Gym, with the Blue Knight’s Basketball coaching staff conducting the camp – it’s for grades K thru 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 each morning, then grades 5 thru 8 each morning from 10:30 to 12:00 – the camp objectives are to improve athletic skills and confidence in all aspects of basketball – the cost is at $50 per player – to register, call Coach Mike Burris at  812-381-3569  or email Coach Burris at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney USBC will hold a meeting this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center – topics of discussion include the upcoming bowling season, the USBC changes, ideas for bringing in new bowlers, and other business – all league bowlers and those interested in becoming a league bowler in Olney are invited to attend the meeting – that’s this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  the Winterrowd Lodge #664 will have its Open Golf Tournament tomorrow morning at the Richland Country Club in Olney with an 8:00 tee time – the entry fee is at $60 per person for the handicap scramble event – food provided from 9:00 to 1:00, plus refreshments available at the pro shop & on the course, not to mention plenty of prizes on the course – call the Country Club at  618-395-1661

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon tomorrow – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – register online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 4:45 and the first pitch at around 5:40  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 3, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals held on for a victory on the road
* the Redbirds beat the Brewers, 5-4
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Reds, Twins, Tigers, Braves, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Cubs, Pirates, White Sox, Royals, and Astros – the Indians were rained out
the Cardinals are back in action today with the third and final game in the series up in Milwaukee

 

(OLNEY)  the 11 Year Old State Little League Tournament will finish up this week in Streamwood, Illinois
congratulations to our local 11 Year Old All Stars from Olney who had a good postseason
* the Olney 11U team was not only the District One Champions, but also the Sub State Champs as well
* the local squad ran up against two tough teams at the State Tournament and was eliminated
* the All Stars from Olney and Richland County finish up with 6 wins and the 2 State Tournament losses
here’s the list of players that made up this year’s 11U team from Olney
* Landon Weck, Emerson Winkler, Keith Wilson, Jacob Slichenmyer, Brady Sanders, Alex Nealis
* Derrick Kramer, Alexander Harness, Rylan Hancock, Gavin Charleston, Jalen Bryan, Jude Alexander
* also Manager Shawn Sanders with Coaches Scott Charleston and Hassan Steele
a tip of the hat to the 11U team for a job well done on the field and for representing Olney very well

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College has a Summer Basketball Camp for both boys & girls entering grades K thru 8 next week – the four day camp will run each morning, Monday thru Thursday, August 7th thru 10th, in the OCC Gym, with the Blue Knight’s Basketball coaching staff conducting the camp – it’s for grades K thru 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 each morning, then grades 5 thru 8 each morning from 10:30 to 12:00 – the camp objectives are to improve athletic skills and confidence in all aspects of basketball – the cost is at $50 per player – to register, call Coach Mike Burris at  812-381-3569  or email Coach Burris at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney USBC will hold a meeting this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center – topics of discussion include the upcoming bowling season, the USBC changes, ideas for bringing in new bowlers, and other business – all league bowlers and those interested in becoming a league bowler in Olney are invited to attend the meeting – that’s this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  the Winterrowd Lodge #664 will have its Open Golf Tournament this Saturday morning at the Richland Country Club in Olney with an 8:00 tee time – the entry fee is at $60 per person for the handicap scramble event – food provided from 9:00 to 1:00, plus refreshments available at the pro shop & on the course, not to mention plenty of prizes on the course – call the Country Club at  618-395-1661

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon this coming Saturday – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – register online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney FFA Alumni Annual Golf Outing is tomorrow at the Richland Country Club – lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 – it’s $50 per person with all proceeds to help sponsor FFA activities and scholarships – team prizes for first, second, and third places are four Cardinal tickets per team

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 – we’ll join the dugout show at 1:00 with the first pitch at around 1:10  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online, at  www.wvlnam.com