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January 10, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball last night – Olney Central College wins at home
the Lady Knights beat the Lindenwood Belleville JV squad, 98-55
* Kelsi Scott led OCC with 22 points and 10 rebounds – Kayla Sanford scored 19 points
* Hannah Coleman had 14 points and 10 rebounds – Andresha Smith added 12 points
the Lady Knights improve to 9-5 on the year, still at 2-3 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
plus, it was Coach Clint Burris’ 100th win in his 7th year as head coach of the OCC Lady Knights
the OCC Ladies are back in Region action tomorrow night at Vincennes University

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney wins a single game on the road
the Lady Tigers won the varsity game at Casey-Westfield, 68-58
* Julie Luna led Olney with 29 points – Lauren Eagleson and Taylor Lecrone each scored 11 points
there was no junior varsity game
Olney improves to 12-7 on the year and now 4-2 in the Little Illini Conference
the Lady Tigers are back in action Saturday at 4:30 against Flora in the LIC Tournament at Marshall

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton swept two games on the road
the Lady Eagles won the varsity game at Flora, 42-36
* Abby Frohning led Newton with 11 points and 6 rebounds – Ariel Richards scored 11 points
Newton also won the junior varsity game, 47-19
the Lady Eagles improve to 15-5 on the year and now 5-0 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton is back in action this Saturday night at 7:30 against Lawrenceville in the LIC Tourney at Marshall

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – here’s some other area downstate scores
in the other two Little Illini Conference games
* Marshall beat Red Hill, 71-39
* Lawrenceville beat Robinson, 70-50
* the Paris Lady Tigers were idle last night
in other area and downstate games last night
* Effingham beat Charleston, 43-35
* Mattoon beat Mt. Zion, 64-39
* Taylorville beat Salem, 53-42
* Stewardson-Strasburg / Windsor beat Dieterich, 64-59
* Pana beat Neoga, 70-30
* North Clay beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 43-32
* Woodlawn beat Sandoval, 49-34
* Fairfield beat Hamilton County, 39-29
* Edwards County beat Eldorado, 57-52
* Carmi beat Johnston City, 36-31

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney split two games at home
the Cubs won the 8th grade game over Vincennes Clark, 54-39 as the varsity improves to 11-5
* Braden Flanagan led Olney with 32 points while Garrett Wright had 11 points and 8 rebounds
Vincennes Clark won the 7th grade game, 44-34 as the junior varsity falls back to 11-3 on the year
the Cubs will be back in action this Thursday when they travel to Fairfield

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Newton St. Thomas dropped two games at home
the Saints lost the 8th grade game to Sigel St. Michael’s, 53-19
* St. Thomas’ top scorers were Collin Dosey and Leo Weber
Sigel St. Michael’s also won the 7th grade game, 43-31
the Saints are back in action next Monday when they’ll host Hutsonville in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – Olney did well at the Murdale Tournament over the weekend
the Tigers finished 4th out of the 23 teams that took part in the historic two day tournament at Carbondale
* Belleville Althoff won the event with 183 points, three points better than 2nd place Chicago Glenwood
* Cahokia finished 3rd with 163 points, followed by Olney at 134 and Carbondale at 132.5
* East St. Louis Senior was 6th at 119, Murphysboro (111), Harrisburg at (101), and Anna-Jonesboro (98.5)
* Highland was 10th at 91.5, then Marion (82), Mt. Zion (75), Civic Memorial (73), and Mt. Vernon (58.5)
* Benton was 15th at 58, then Fairfield (58), West Frankfort (51), Centralia (49), and Effingham (45.5)
* Herrin was 20th at 45 points, then Sparta (43), Carterville (11), and Paducah Tilghman (11)
eleven of Olney’s thirteen varsity wrestlers went 2-0 Friday to advance to the top 8 wrestling on Saturday
here’s how the Olney Tigers did individually at the tournament
* Cameron Flanagan was 2nd in the 182 pound class, winning four of five matches, scoring 22 team points
* Hunter Summitt placed 2nd in the 160 pound class, winning four of five matches, scoring 20 team points
* Login Martin placed 3rd in the 113 pound class, winning five of six matches, scoring 19 team points
* Steven Pence placed 4th in the 145 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 15 team points
* Kyle Beasley placed 4th in the 195 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 14 team points
* Kyle Dowty placed 6th in the 220 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 9 team points
* Ean Pottorff placed 6th in the 138 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 8 team points
* Reese Britton placed 7th in the 126 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 6 team points
* Nathan DeMeyer placed 7th in the 132 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 4 team points
* Jacob Ferguson placed 8th in the 152 pound class, winning two of five matches, scoring 1 team point
* Jordan Miller placed 11th in the 120 pound class, winning five of six matches, scoring 6 team points
* Drew Walters placed 11th in the 106 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 5 team points
* Skyler Sutton placed 11th in the 285 pound class, winning three of five matches, scoring 3 team points
* Jacob Hixon placed 15th in the junior varsity 220 pound class, winning two of five matches
* Paul Shan placed 15th in the junior varsity 152 pound class, winning two of five matches
* Noah Egleston placed 17th in the junior varsity 126 pound class, winning three of five matches
* Trevor Bower placed 17th in the junior varsity 106 pound class, winning three of five matches
* Jacob Coulter placed 19th in the junior varsity 285 pound class, winning two of five matches
* Ryan Smith placed 22nd in the junior varsity 138 pound class, winning one of five matches
the Wrestling Tigers are off this week until the Cumberland Duals this Saturday up northwest of Greenup

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to Boys High School Basketball tonight – here’s some area matchups
all nine of the Little Illini Conference teams will be in action tonight with one conference game on tap
* Marshall will host Lawrenceville
all other LIC teams are in non-conference action on this Tuesday night
* the Newton Eagles will host Hutsonville-Palestine
* the Olney Tigers will host Dieterich in Ron Herrin Gym
* elsewhere – it’s Red Hill at Oblong
* Flora at Woodlawn
* Paris will host Cumberland
* Robinson at Barr Reeve, Indiana
* Casey-Westfield will host Arcola
the LIC teams will return to conference action this Friday night

 


                                    LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Special Olympics Illinois is hosting the Southern Area 9 Individual Basketball Skills competition this Sunday at the Richland County Middle School gym in Olney – athletes from the southern counties of Area 9 will compete for a gold medal and a trip to the state competition as all gold medal winners will advance to the state event in Normal, March 17th-19th – it all starts with athlete registration late this Sunday morning at 11:45, with a light lunch to be served at 12 noon for all athletes, coaches, and volunteers – the Opening Ceremony will begin at 12:45, immediately followed by the competition – then an Awards Ceremony will be held at around 2:30 at the end of the competition – all spectators are welcome

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Baseball program will host a Winter Camp this coming Saturday, the 14th, in the OCC Gymnasium and at Britton’s Bullpen in Olney – Little League and Youth League players, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning, while High School players, ages 15 to 18, will meet that afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 – the cost is at $75 per player and those attending should bring tennis shoes, a bat, glove, & helmet – several former Blue Knight players & coaches will be instructors – to pre-register or for more details, call OCC Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777, extension 2131

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with game time at around 7:30  :  it’s Newton Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game time at around 7:30  :  and 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

 

 

 

January 9, 2017

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball on Saturday – Illinois lost on the road
* the Fighting Illini lost to Indiana, 96-80 as Illinois drops to 11-5 on the year, now 1-2 in the Big Ten
* the 25th ranked Hoosiers improve to 11-5 on the year, now 1-2 in the Big Ten Conference
the Illini are back on the State Farm Center court Wednesday night when they host Michigan

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball on Saturday – Olney Central College won at home
the Blue Knights beat Robert Morris University in non-Region action, 82-69 as OCC is now 8-6 on the year
* Gilwan Nelson, Devonte Myles, and Myron Carmen led OCC with 19 points each
* Mel’Quan Ames had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Knights
Olney Central College is back in Region action this Wednesday night at Vincennes University

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball Saturday – here’s how the other GRAC / Region teams did
there were four Great Rivers Athletic Conference games
* Lake Land beat Wabash Valley, 98-90
* Kaskaskia beat Lincoln Trail, 81-71
* Rend Lake beat Southeastern Illinois in overtime, 104-99
* Shawnee beat Southwestern Illinois, 68-50
there was one Region 24/16 game
* Vincennes University beat Lewis & Clark, 94-74
there was one non-GRAC/Region game
* John A. Logan beat West Kentucky Tech, 88-74
it’s back to a full GRAC/Region schedule this Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball Saturday – here’s how the GRAC/Region teams did
there were two Great Rivers Athletic Conference results reported
* Wabash Valley beat Lake Land, 92-62
* Southeastern Illinois beat Rend Lake, 85-76
the next full GRAC/Region scheduled night of action is this coming Wednesday night
the OCC Lady Knights are in non-Region action tonight at 6:30 when they host Lindenwood Belleville JV

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – Olney did very well at the Murdale Tournament at Carbondale
the Tigers finished 4th out of the 23 teams that took part
* 11 of Olney’s 13 varsity wrestlers went 2-0 on Friday to advance to the top 8 wrestling on Saturday
we’ll look at the individual results from the historic two-day tournament in our sports report tomorrow
the Wrestling Tigers are off this week until the Cumberland Duals this Saturday up northwest of Greenup

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball Saturday night – Olney split two games at home at RCHS
the Lady Tigers won the varsity game over Salem, 56-53 as Olney improves to 11-7 on the year
* Julie Luna led Olney with 23 points and 8 rebounds
* Lauren Eagleson had a double/double with 14 points and 10 rebounds
Salem won the junior varsity game, 51-42
the Lady Tigers are back in LIC action tonight at Casey-Westfield

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area results in Girls High School Basketball from Saturday
there were two other LIC teams in non-conference action on Saturday
* Flora beat Effingham St. Anthony, 41-40
* Lawrenceville beat Mt. Carmel, 37-32

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball Saturday – Newton won at the St. Anthony Shootout
the Eagles beat Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg, 55-50
* Nick Cohorst and Joe Stone led Newton with 16 and 15 points respectively
now at 9-6 on the year, the Eagles are back in action tomorrow night when they host Hutsonville-Palestine
here’s the other results from the games Saturday at the St. Anthony Shootout in Effingham
* Casey-Westfield beat Dieterich, 65-49
* Decatur Eisenhower beat Lawrenceville, 70-49
* Teutopolis beat Evergreen Park, 74-69
* Effingham St. Anthony beat De La Salette, 59-51

 

(OLNEY)  also in Boys High School Basketball Saturday – here’s some other area results
* Red Hill beat Fairfield, 60-49
* Eldorado beat Mt. Carmel, 50-48
* Altamont beat Woodlawn, 48-31
* Wayne City beat Patoka, 63-43
* Centralia beat Herrin, 55-38
* Du Quoin beat Massac County, 57-48
* Hillsboro beat Pana, 57-56
* Hamilton County beat NCOE, 82-74
* Gallatin County beat Webber Township, 52-40
* Marion beat Harrisburg, 62-58
* Pinckneyville beat Vandalia, 67-51

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball Saturday – Olney won the 7th Grade NEC Championship
* the Lady Cubs won their first game at the 7th Grade NEC Tournament by beating Fairfield, 46-15
* Olney then won the championship with a victory over Mt. Carmel, 43-17
* leading Olney with 16 points in each game was Anna Blank – Averie Bradley had 21 combined points
* Sarah Ingram scored 16 points on the day, while Carley Greenwood scored 12 points combined
undefeated at 20-0, the Lady Cubs are back in action tomorrow night when they host Mt. Carmel at RCMS

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to Girls High School Basketball tonight involving a full LIC conference schedule
* the Newton Lady Eagles, undefeated at 4-0 in the LIC, will play at Flora
* the Olney Lady Tigers, at 3-2 in the LIC, are on the road at Casey-Westfield
    (it’s a varsity game only tonight at Casey with game time at 6:15 – no Lady Tiger’s JV game tonight)
* elsewhere – it’s Lawrenceville at Robinson and Marshall at Red Hill – the Paris Lady Tigers are idle

 


                                    LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Special Olympics Illinois is hosting the Southern Area 9 Individual Basketball Skills competition this Sunday at the Richland County Middle School gym in Olney – athletes from the southern counties of Area 9 will compete for a gold medal and a trip to the state competition as all gold medal winners will advance to the state event in Normal, March 17th-19th – it all starts with athlete registration late this Sunday morning at 11:45, with a light lunch to be served at 12 noon for all athletes, coaches, and volunteers – the Opening Ceremony will begin at 12:45, immediately followed by the competition – then an Awards Ceremony will be held at around 2:30 at the end of the competition – all spectators are welcome

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Baseball program will host a Winter Camp this coming Saturday, the 14th, in the OCC Gymnasium and at Britton’s Bullpen in Olney – Little League and Youth League players, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning, while High School players, ages 15 to 18, will meet that afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 – the cost is at $75 per player and those attending should bring tennis shoes, a bat, glove, & helmet – several former Blue Knight players & coaches will be instructors – to pre-register or for more details, call OCC Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777, extension 2131

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Lady Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with game time at 6:30  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game time at around 7:20  :  and 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

 

 

 

January 7, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney split a pair of games with Marshall
the Tigers lost the varsity game to the Lions, 59-54
* Olney was led by Gage Miller with 14 points, Sutton Dunn had 12, and Luke Lambird added 10.
in the junior varsity game, Olney won, 45-43
the Tigers are back in action next Tuesday night when they’ll host Dieterich in Ron Herrin Gym

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton split two games with Red Hill
the Eagles lost the varsity game to the Salukis, 72-66
* Newton was led by Nick Cohorst with 19 points and Tim Weber added 13
in the junior varsity game, Newton won, 53-33
the Eagles are back in non-LIC action tomorrow at 1:00 at the St. Anthony Shootout

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area downstate results in Boys High School Basketball last night
in the other Little Illini Conference games Friday night
* Casey-Westfield over Paris, 70-54
* Robinson over Flora, 68-54
in other area downstate games from Friday night
* Benton over Massac County, 53-40
* Breese Central over Columbia, 56-36
* Breese Mater Dei over Waterloo Gibault in overtime, 42-40
* Carterville over Sparta, 57-31
* DuQuoin over Anna Jonesboro, 63-55
* Edwards County over Johnston City, 64-56
* Eldorado over Carmi, 48-32
* Grayville over Clay City, 71-39
* Herrin over West Frankfort, 54-40
* Pinckneyville over Nashville, 68-59

 

(NEWTON)  there’s more area Boys High School Basketball coming up today in Effingham
St. Anthony High School will host its 5th Annual Shootout with ten teams taking part
* the Newton Eagles play Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg at 1:00
* Casey-Westfield plays Dieterich at 2:30
* Lawrenceville plays Decatur Eisenhower at 4:00
* Teutopolis plays Evergreen Park at 5:30
* and the host Bulldogs will play De La Salette at 7:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the 55th Annual Murdale Tournament continues in Carbondale
starting yesterday and continuing thru today, it’s a 23 team field, including six state ranked teams
* also includes 17 state qualifiers from last year and 34 currently ranked wrestlers taking part
* other than Olney, other top teams are from Murphysboro, Benton, Sparta, Carterville, and Carbondale
with the preliminaries and first two rounds held yesterday, the tournament finals are today

 

(OLNEY)  also today, it’s back to Men’s and Women’s College Basketball in Illinois
in Men’s Division One College Hoops on this Saturday
* the Fighting Illini are in Bloomington, Indiana for a Big Ten matchup against the Hoosiers
in Men’s & Women’s Junior College Hoops this afternoon, it’s back to GRAC/Region matchup action
* Lincoln Trail at Kaskaskia
* Lake Land at Wabash Valley
* Rend Lake at Southeastern Illinois
* Shawnee at Southwestern Illinois
in a Men’s only Region matchup today
* Vincennes University at Lewis & Clark
in Men’s non-GRAC/Region action on this Saturday
* the OCC Blue Knights will host the Robert Morris / Peoria JV
* John A. Logan will host West Kentucky Tech
the OCC Lady Knights are idle until they host the Lindenwood Belleville JV squad next Monday night

 


                                    LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Baseball program will host a Winter Camp on Saturday, January 14th, in the OCC Gymnasium and at Britton’s Bullpen in Olney – Little League and Youth League players, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning, while High School players, ages 15 to 18, will meet that afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 – the cost is at $75 per player and those attending should bring a helmet, tennis shoes, a bat, and a glove – several former Blue Knight players and coaches will be instructors at the camp – to pre-register or for more details, call OCC Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777, extension 2131

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 3:00  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball this afternoon on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 3:00 and tipoff at 4:00  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the weekend, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

January 6, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney swept two games at home at RCHS
the Lady Tigers won the varsity game over Flora, 55-47
* Taylor Lecrone led Olney with 13 points and 7 rebounds
* Cameron Hough and Colleen Inyart scored 11 and 10 points respectively
* Lauren Eagleson led the team with 8 rebounds, plus added 7 points
Olney also won the shortened junior varsity game over Flora, 29-13
the Lady Tigers are back in action tomorrow night when they host Salem in Ron Herrin Gym

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton swept two games on the road
the Lady Eagles won the varsity game at Lawrenceville, 51-37
* Grace Hartrich led Newton with a double/double, 17 points and 16 rebounds
* Ariel Richards added 9 points and Olivia Shipman scored 8 points
Newton also won the junior varsity game over Lawrenceville, 46-30
the Lady Eagles are back in LIC action next Monday night when they travel to Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – here’s some other area downstate results
in the other Little Illini Conference games Thursday night
* Paris beat Red Hill, 49-18
* Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 63-36
the remaining LIC team was in non-conference action last night
* Robinson beat Cumberland, 59-23
and in a couple of other area games last night
* Dieterich beat Ramsey, 61-42
* Carmi beat Edwards County, 59-51

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling from Wednesday night – Olney wins two more dual matches
the Tigers defeated Effingham, 48-18 as Olney won eleven of the fourteen individual matches
* Drew Walters won the 106 pound class by forfeit
* Login Martin won the 113 pound class by forfeit
* Jordan Miller won the 120 pound class with a pin in 5:22
* Reese Britton won the 126 pound class with a major decision, 13-2
* Nathan DeMeyer won the 132 pound class with a decision victory, 4-0
* Ean Pottorff won the 138 pound class with a major decision, 13-0
* Hunter Summitt won the 170 pound class with a major decision, 9-1
* Cameron Flanagan won the 182 pound class with a major decision, 19-9
* Kyle Beasley won the 195 pound class with a technical fall, 17-0
* and Kyle Dowty won the 220 pound class with a pin in 1:33
also Wednesday night, Olney beat Charleston, 54-21 as the Tigers won nine of the fourteen matches
* Login Martin won the 113 pound class by forfeit
* Jordan Miller won the 120 pound class with a pin in 4:34
* Nathan DeMeyer won the 132 pound class by forfeit
* Ean Pottorff won the 138 pound class by forfeit
* Steven Pence won the 145 pound class by forfeit
* Hunter Summitt won the 160 pound class with a pin in 0:58
* Cameron Flanagan won the 182 pound class with a pin in 3:17
* Kyle Beasley won the 220 pound class with a pin in 0:54
* Skyler Sutton won the 285 pound class by forfeit
Olney continues with its best start to any wrestling season, still undefeated in dual matches, now at 8-0
the Wrestling Tigers are back in action today & tomorrow down at the Murdale Tournament in Carbondale

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney swept two games at home
the Cubs beat Lawrenceville in the 8th grade game, 61-31 as the varsity is 10-5 overall, 2-0 in the Jr. NEC
* Braden Flanagan led Olney with 23 points and Quinn Miller had 18 points
Olney also won the 7th grade game, 39-16 as the junior varsity improves to 11-2 overall, 2-0 in the Jr. NEC
the Cubs are back in action next Monday night when they host Vincennes Clark in the RCMS Gym

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – here’s what’s scheduled for tonight
it’s a full slate of games in the Little Illini Conference on this Friday night
* the Olney Tigers will host Marshall in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS
* the Newton Eagles will host Red Hill in the NCHS Gym
* elsewhere – it’s Robinson at Flora
* Paris at Casey-Westfield
* the other LIC team, Lawrenceville, is idle tonight

 

(NEWTON)  there’s more area Boys High School Basketball coming up tomorrow in Effingham
St. Anthony High School will host its 5th Annual Shootout with ten teams taking part
* the Newton Eagles play Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg at 1:00
* Casey-Westfield plays Dieterich at 2:30
* Lawrenceville plays Decatur Eisenhower at 4:00
* Teutopolis plays Evergreen Park at 5:30
* and the host Bulldogs will play De La Salette at 7:00

 

(OLNEY)  also tomorrow, we’re back to Men’s and Women’s College Basketball in Illinois
in Men’s Division One College Hoops on Saturday
* the Fighting Illini are in Bloomington, Indiana for a Big Ten matchup against the Hoosiers
in Men’s & Women’s Junior College Hoops tomorrow, its back to GRAC/Region matchup action
* Lincoln Trail at Kaskaskia
* Lake Land at Wabash Valley
* Rend Lake at Southeastern Illinois
* Shawnee at Southwestern Illinois
in a Men’s only Region matchup tomorrow
* Vincennes University at Lewis & Clark
in Men’s non-GRAC/Region action on Saturday
* the OCC Blue Knights will host the Robert Morris / Peoria JV
* John A. Logan will host West Kentucky Tech
the OCC Lady Knights are idle until they host the Lindenwood Belleville JV squad next Monday night

 


                                    LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Baseball program will host a Winter Camp on Saturday, January 14th, in the OCC Gymnasium and at Britton’s Bullpen in Olney – Little League and Youth League players, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning, while High School players, ages 15 to 18, will meet that afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 – the cost is at $75 per player and those attending should bring a helmet, tennis shoes, a bat, and a glove – several former Blue Knight players and coaches will be instructors at the camp – to pre-register or for more details, call OCC Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777, extension 2131

 

(OLNEY)  it’s our next Coach’s Corner Show tomorrow morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll be visiting with Olney Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan and Olney Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Mark Anselment – that’s Coach’s Corner, tomorrow morning at 9:00, on CBS Sports Radio WVLN Olney

 

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

 

 

 

January 5, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s and Women’s Junior College Basketball last night, involving GRAC/Region teams
there was one women’s game last night
* Lake Land lost at John Wood Community College, 64-60
there were three men’s teams on the court last night
* Vincennes beat Elizabethtown Tech, 86-49
* Southeastern Illinois lost at Three Rivers Community College, 89-66
* Rend Lake beat Illinois Central, 92-85
the next round of GRAC/Region matchups for both Men & Women is Saturday afternoon and evening

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  the Wabash Valley Coaches Association has released its bi-state football awardees
over 50 Illinois & Indiana high school players were recognized on the Offensive and Defensive Teams
those in our area named to the 2016 Football Offensive Teams
* Newton’s Gabe Fulton and Marshall’s Kyle Kendall were 1st Team Offensive Linemen
* Newton’s Mitch Bierman was a 1st Team Running Back
* Oblong’s Drew Reider and Cumberland’s Tyson Magee were 1st Team Wide Receivers
* Newton’s Nick Cartright was a 2nd Team Offensive Lineman
* Olney’s Gage Miller, Newton’s Joe Stone, and Mattoon’s Michael Smith were 2nd Team Wide Receivers
those in our area named to the 2016 Football Defensive Teams
* Newton’s Nate Meinhart, Olney’s Luke Lambird, Mattoon’s Reece Prior were 1st Team Defensive Backs
* Marshall’s Spencer Shafner was a 1st Team Defensive Lineman
* Oblong’s Hunter Goodwin was a 1st Team Defensive At Large
* Cumberland’s Miles Wolke was a 2nd Team Linebacker
* Mattoon’s Konour Smith was a 2nd Team Defensive Lineman
* Marshall’s Christian Hautter was the 2nd Team Kicker
nearly 40 players were on the Honorable Mention list – area players include
* Newton’s Mitch Jansen, Tim Weber, Ben Carr, Brad Pethtel, and Colton Angel
* Olney’s Dalton Mitchell and Jacob Greifzu
* Robinson’s Dylan Dirks, Ethan Williams, Jake Powell, and Ethan White
* Paris’ Salem Isaf
* Marshall’s Bayley Garrett, Derrick Sollers, Derrek Miller, and Garrett Frank
* Red Hill’s Kameron Vinsel, Landon Florkowski, Jon Orr, and Drew Moore
* Casey-Westfield’s Luke Richards, Andrew Weiscope, and Trey Clark
* Cumberland’s Brody Donsbach and Keaton Titus
* Oblong’s Hunter Goodwin, Trey Potts, Dawson Maus,and Avery Inboden
* Palestine-Hutsonville’s Spencer Martin, Kyle Boles, Colton Hites, Dawson Ferguson, and Trent Alderson
* Mattoon’s Jullian Gittens, Nick Poorman, TJ Poehler, Alec Raboin, and Noah Patterson
over 200 players were named to the Academic Team list – area players included
* Newton’s Mitch Jansen, Ben Carr, Colton Angel, Gabe Fulton, Joe Stone, Tim Weber, & Mitch Bierman
* Olney’s Dylan Klingler, Dalton Mitchell, Tristen Morris, Jonathon Wilson, Reese Britton, Ryan Smith,
         Peyton Blanton, Dakotah Brown, Ethan Dietrich, Sutten Dunn, and Wilson Conley
* others from Robinson, Paris, Marshall, Red Hill, Casey-Westfield, Cumberland, Oblong, and Mattoon
congratulations to one and all those selected for the 2016 WVCA Football selections

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High School from Tuesday night – Newton Jasper County split two games
* the Junior Eagles lost the 8th grade game to Altamont, 48-25
* the Jasper County boys won the 7th grade game, 34-33
the Junior Eagles are back in action tomorrow night when they host Cumberland in Newton

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  the Girls Little Illini Conference Tournament brackets are out
the Paris Lady Tigers are the top-seeded team at #1, followed by Marshall at #2 and Newton at #3
then #4 Flora, #5 Olney, #6 Lawrenceville, #7 Robinson, #8 Casey-Westfield, and #9 Red Hill
* all 13 games in the double elimination tournament will be play at the Marshall High School
the 2017 Tournament will start with a single play-in game a week from tonight on January 12th
* 8th-seeded Casey-Westfield plays 9th-seeded Red Hill at 7:00
then the quarter-final games will be played on Saturday, January 14th
* top-seeded Paris plays the Casey-Westfield / Red Hill winner at 3:00
* 4th-seeded Flora plays 5th-seeded Olney at 4:30
* 2nd-seeded Marshall plays 7th-seeded Robinson at 6:00
* and the 3rd-seeded Newton Lady Eagles will play 6th-seeded Lawrenceville at 7:30
then the following week, it’s a single consolation round game Monday night, January 16th
the winner’s bracket semi-finals Tuesday night, January 17th
the consolation bracket semi-finals Wednesday night, January 18th
and the final three games for fifth place, third place, and the championship two weeks from tonight

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of Girls High School Basketball – here’s what’s scheduled for tonight
it’s a full schedule of games in the Little Illini Conference on this Thursday night
* Olney will host Flora – with shortened JV quarters, the varsity game will start earlier than normal
* elsewhere – it’s Newton at Lawrenceville
* Red Hill at Paris
* Casey-Westfield at Marshall
* in a non-conference game – Robinson will host Cumberland

 


                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Baseball program will host a Winter Camp on Saturday, January 14th, in the OCC Gymnasium and at Britton’s Bullpen in Olney – Little League and Youth League players, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning, while High School players, ages 15 to 18, will meet that afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 – the cost is at $75 per player and those attending should bring a helmet, tennis shoes, a bat, and a glove – several former Blue Knight players and coaches will be instructors at the camp  :
* Phil Britton (Olney) – two-time NJCAA All American and Atlanta Braves’ Minor Leaguer
* Jerad Eickoff – who made his Major League debut for the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2015
* Andy Haines (Louisville) – current Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs
* Kyle Haines (Louisville) – Salem-Keizer Minor League Manager in the San Francisco Giants’ system
* Brady Shoemaker – two-time NJCAA All American currently in the Miami Marlins Triple A system
* Shawn Garrett – a six-time Minor League All Star with nine different Major League organizations
to pre-register or for more details, call OCC Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777, extension 2131

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Little Illini Conference girls basketball tonight – the Olney Lady Tigers on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with game time at around 7:20 and the Newton Lady Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK at around 7:30  :  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