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January 5, 2018

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling Wednesday night – Olney won two matches at home
the Tigers beat Effingham, 49-20 and defeated Charleston, 63-11 in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS
the Tigers won 20 of the total 27 individual matches
there were seven Tigers that won both of their matches in their respective weight classes
* Skylar Sutton (285) by a forfeit and an 11-3 major decision
* Kyle Dowty (220) by a forfeit and a fall in 1:27
* Kyle Beasley (195) by two forfeits
* Hunter Summitt (160) by a fall in 2:33 and by an 11-6 decision
* Jarrett Fuson (132) by a fall in 2:27 and by a 12-0 major decision
* Reese Britton (126) by a 6-3 decision and by a fall in 3:15
* Cadin Ackman (106) by a fall in 0:50 and by a forfeit
there were six Tigers that won a single match in their respective weight class
* Levi Seitzinger (170) by a fall in 1:48
* Jacob Ferguson (152) by a forfeit
* Ean Pottorff (145) by a fall in 0:35
* Jonas Burckhartt (138) by a forfeit
* Drew Walters (120) by a forfeit
* Dylan Ritter (113) by a forfeit
now at 10-4, the Wrestling Tigers are at the Murdale Invitational today & tomorrow down in Carbondale

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney swept two LIC games on the road
the Lady Tigers won the varsity game at Flora, 44-37
* Olney was led by Julie Luna, Colleen Inyart, and Tara Hughes, each with 10 points apiece
Olney also won the junior varsity game, 43-28
the Lady Tigers improve to 14-3 on the year, still undefeated in the LIC at now 5-0
Olney will be back in action tomorrow night in non-conference play at Salem

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops last night – Newton split to LIC games at home at NCHS
the Lady Eagles won the varsity game over Lawrenceville, 55-51
* Newton was led by Abby Frohning’s double/double, with 26 points and 10 rebounds
* Claire Carr and Renae Russell combined to score 15 points
Lawrenceville won the junior varsity game, 24-15
Newton improves to 11-6 on the year, now at 3-1 in the Little Illini Conference
the Lady Eagles are back in LIC conference action next Monday night when they host Flora at NCHS

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  here’s how the other LIC teams faired last night in Girls High School Hoops
* Paris beat Red Hill, 82-36
* Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 37-30
* in a non-conference game – Robinson beat Cumberland, 46-32

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s a few other downstate results in Girls High School Basketball last night
* Dieterich beat Ramsey, 53-36
* Altamont beat South Central, 56-9
* Carmi beat Edwards County, 42-38
* Wayne City beat Webber Township, 42-40
* Sesser-Valier/Waltonville beat Vienna, 64-57
* West Frankfort beat Eldorado in overtime, 66-63
* Benton beat Massac County, 39-36

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball last night – Olney swept it’s final two home games of the year
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade game over Mt. Vernon, 60-36 as the varsity remains undefeated
* Anna Blank and Averie Bradley led Olney with 18 and 12 points respectively – Reese Smith added 11
Olney also won the 7th grade game over Mt. Vernon, 31-16
the varsity Lady Cubs return to action next Tuesday night, traveling to Mt. Carmel
the junior varsity Lady Cubs will host the Girls 7th Grade Junior NEC Tournament tomorrow
* 4th-seeded Olney plays 5th-seeded Mt. Carmel at 9:00
* 2nd-seeded Carmi plays 3rd-seeded Fairfield at 10:15
* top-seeded Flora plays the Olney / Mt. Carmel winner at 11:30
* the third place game at 2:00 is followed by the championship game at around 3:15
all games tomorrow will be played at the Richland County Middle School Gym in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney swept two games on the road
the Cubs won the 8th grade game over Lawrenceville, 38-26 as the varsity improves to 12-3 on the year
* Chase Travis led Olney with 14 points while Kitch St. Pierre added 8 points
* Drew Blank and Chance Hinton combined for 10 points and 11 rebounds
Olney also won the 7th grade game, 38-17 as the junior varsity squad improves to 9-4 on the year
the Cubs are back in action Monday night at Vincennes Clark Junior High for a 5:30 Illinois start time

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Hoops last night – Newton Jasper County split two games on the road
the Junior Eagles won the 8th grade game over Cumberland, 45-32 as the varsity improves to 9-7
* Newton was led by Ben Meinhart and Weston Tharp, each scoring 12 points apiece
* Newton’s Adam Koebele and Evan Schafer each scored 10 points apiece
Cumberland won the 7th grade game, 32-26 as the Newton junior varsity is now 5-11 on the year
the Newton 7th grade team is back in action tonight at Robinson against Oblong
the Newton varsity squad is back in action tomorrow at Robinson against Paris Mayo

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball at the WEAA Conference Tournament being held at Cisne
Wednesday’s Quarter-Finals  :
* Allendale beat St. Mary’s Mt. Carmel, 39-25
* New Hope beat Olney St. Joe, 42-31
* Geff beat Clay City, 55-45
* Grayville beat West Salem, 44-13
Thursday’s Semi-Finals  :
* Cisne beat Grayville, 56-32
* Jasper beat Allendale, 60-20
the Tournament continues next Monday night

 

(NEWTON)  the Boys Little Illini Conference schedule resumes this Friday night
* Newton is in Bridgeport to play Red Hill
* Olney’s on the road to Marshall
* Robinson will host Flora
* and Casey-Westfield plays at Paris

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with our game time at around 7:35 – plus live online, at  www.freedom929.com  :  it’s Newton Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game time at around 7:35 – plus online at  www.1035theeagle.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

January 4, 2018

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball last night – Illinois lost on the road
the Fighting Illini fell short against Minnesota, 67-77
* Illinois falls back to 10-6 on the year, still winless, at 0-3 in the Big Ten Conference
the Illini stay up north as they’ll play at Michigan this Saturday with an 11:00 tipoff against the Wolverines

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night – a couple of District teams were in action
* undefeated and #2 nationally ranked Vincennes had no trouble with Elizabethtown Tech, 108-29
* Wabash Valley beat Three Rivers Community College (Missouri), 94-83
the next round of Great Rivers Athletic Conference and District 16 games will be this coming Saturday
both the OCC Blue Knights and Lady Knights will be in non-District and non-GRAC action Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling last night – Olney won two matches at home at RCHS
the Tigers beat Effingham, 49-20 and defeated Charleston, 63-11
* Olney dominated both matches as the Tigers improve to 10-4 on the year
* we’ll take a look at the individual results coming up tomorrow  (if results are available)
the Wrestling Tigers are quickly back in action tomorrow and Saturday traveling south to Carbondale
Olney will be among several downstate teams competing in the historic Murdale Invitational Meet

 

HERE’S THE FINAL GAMES AT SOME OF THE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENTS LAST WEEK

(VANDALIA)  at the Boys Vandalia Holiday Tournament
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Flora in the championship game, 49-38
* Shelbyville won the 3rd place game over the host Vandals, 60-57
* Pana took 5th place by beating South Central, 65-56
* Father McGivney beat Patoka in the 7th place game, 50-30
* and Vandalia’s JV team won the 9th place game over Ramsey, 56-52

 

(EFFINGHAM/TEUTOPOLIS)  at the Boys Tournament in Effingham & Teutopolis
* Chicago Corliss won the championship game by beating Lincoln Way East, 56-42
* the Wooden Shoes took the 3rd place game with a win over Northwest Academy of Law, 53-51
* Oaklawn beat Chicago Brooks for 5th place, 64-40
* Mattoon won the 7th place game by beating Effingham, 60-46
* Altamont took 9th place with a win over Madison, 49-41
* Charleston beat Antioch in the 11th place game, 71-63

 

(KANSAS)  at the Boys Tri-County Holiday Tournament
* Paris won the championship game by beating the host Titans, 57-32
* Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond took 3rd with a win over Hutsonville-Palestine, 48-34
* Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg won the 5th place game over Chrisman, 54-29
* Westville took 7th place by beating Martinsville, 64-50

 

(TERRE HAUTE)  at the Boys Wabash Valley Classic in Indiana
* Edgewood won the championship game by dethroning Terre Haute North, 47-33
* Linton beat Owen Valley in the 3rd place game, 65-54
* Terre Haute South won the 5th place game over Casey-Westfield, 68-67
* Robinson won the consolation championship by beating Marshall, 66-50

 

(ELDORADO)  at the Boys Eldorado Holiday Tournament
* the host Eagles won the championship game by beating Harrisburg, 56-49
* Anna-Jonesboro won the 3rd place game over West Frankfort, 71-55
* Massac County took 5th place by beating Carmi, 62-60
* Herrin won the 7th place consolation championship by beating Edwards County, 62-50

 

(SESSER)  at the Boys Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament
* Goreville won the championship game by beating the host Red Devils, 65-63
* Christopher took 3rd place with a win over Woodlawn, 56-55
* Chester beat Johnston City in the 5th place game, 66-60
* Thompsonville won the 7th place consolation championship by beating Marissa-Coulterville, 43-42

 

(BREESE)  at the Boys Breese Mater Dei Holiday Tournament
* Briarcrest, Tennessee won the championship game by beating Highland, 28-27
* Nashville finished in 3rd place with a victory over Carlyle, 59-44
* the host Knights from Mater Dei beat Okawville for 5th place, 56-54
* Breese Central won the 7th place game by beating Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin, 54-49
* Mascoutah beat Edwardsville Metro-East Lutheran for 9th place, 65-56

 

(CHARLESTON)  at the Girls Charleston Holiday Tournament
* the host Lady Trojans won the championship game by beating Effingham, 67-57
* Danville beat Paris in the 5th place game, 39-38

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  congrats on how our local teams did at their respective Holiday Tournaments
* the Newton Eagles won the 8-team Boys Dieterich Holiday Tournament
* the Olney Lady Tigers finished 3rd at the 8-team Girls Mattoon Holiday Tournament
* the Newton Lady Eagles were 3rd at the 8-team Girls Dieterich Holiday Tournament
* the Olney Tigers finished 7th at the 12-team Duster Thomas Hoops Classic at Pinckneyville

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  the Girls Little Illini Conference schedule resumes on this Thursday night
* Olney  (13-3/4-0)  plays at Flora  (10-6/2-1)
* Newton  (10-6/2-1)  will host Lawrenceville  (7-9/1-2)
* it’s Marshall  (10-5/2-2)  at Casey-Westfield  (11-5/2-1)
* and Paris  (13-5/3-1)  is at Red Hill  (2-8/0-4)
* in the non-conference game – Robinson  (1-15/0-4)  will host Cumberland

 


                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the St. Louis Cardinals have announced their Cardinal’s Caravan schedule for this month
* with six separate Caravans making at least three stops each at locations in Illinois and five other states
* the Emcee’s and the players scheduled to make each stop have yet to be determined
* the Cardinals again are implementing the Autograph Ticket system at each stop
* the first 400 children (15 and under) thru the door will receive a free Autograph Ticket
* this ticket guarantees one autograph from each current and former player available at each site
* due to the high demand, autographs will only be available for children age 15 and under
here’s the schedules  :
* Friday, January 12th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign
* Friday evening, January 12th, at 6:00  :  at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Peoria
* Saturday afternoon, January 13th, at 4:30  :  at the Parke Regency Hotel in Bloomington
* Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Lake Land College Field House, just south of Mattoon
* Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Rolland Lewis Community Building in Mt. Vernon
* Sunday evening, January 14th, at 6:00  :  at the USI Physical Activities Center in Evansville
* Sunday evening, January 14th, at 6:00  :  at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield
* Monday, January 15th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Hotel & Conference Center in Decatur
* Monday, January 15th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the McCracken Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky
the other stops include eight in Missouri, two in Tennessee, and one in Arkansas
listen for more specific information on the Emcee and player guests to be announced in the days ahead
for more information or details, go online at  www.cardinals.com

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with our game time at around 7:45 – plus live online, at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN and at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

January 3, 2018

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – there were a few area teams in action
* Casey-Westfield beat Red Hill, 69-34
* Marshall beat Oblong, 71-49
* Teutopolis beat Paris, 71-39
* Cumberland beat St. Elmo / Brownstown, 58-42
* Effingham St. Anthony beat North Clay/Louisville, 64-32
* Mt. Carmel beat Evansville Central, 74-59
* Salem beat Freeburg, 55-44
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat Webber Township, 47-44
* Hamilton County beat Carrier Mills, 80-37

 

(NEWTON)  there were also a few area games last night in Girls High School Basketball
* Teutopolis beat Flora, 51-32
* Sullivan, Indiana beat Robinson, 71-36
* Mt. Carmel beat Carmi, 60-46
* Eldorado beat Galatia-Thompsonville, 58-46

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Fresh/Soph Basketball last night – Olney split two games on the road
the sophomore Tigers lost a tough game to Effingham, 43-51
* Jayden Aquino scored 12 points, while Zach Duenas and Quinn Miller each scored 7 points apiece
the freshmen Tigers held on to beat Effingham, 49-47
* Garrett Wright led Olney with 11 points – Quinn Miller and Jayden Fleming each had 10 points
the Fresh/Soph Tigers are back in action tomorrow night when they’ll host Flora at RCHS

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Newton St. Thomas split two at home
the Saints won the 8th grade game over New Hebron, 32-27
* Jamie Zumbahlen led St. Thomas with 16 points
New Hebron won the 7th grade game, 38-24
the Saints are back in action next Monday night at St. Michael’s in Sigel

 

(OLNEY)  as announced yesterday the IBCA has announced the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
the list of 97 coaches, players, officials, & others includes one coach and two players from Olney
among the 15 coaches to be inducted is Olney’s former Lady Tiger Coach, Curt Dobbs
* Coach Dobbs coached girls high school basketball for a total of 20 years, retiring ten years ago in 2007
* the Taylorville native began his high school coaching career at Sidell-Jamaica High School in 1986
* after two years, he then took the high school coaching position at Taylorville, where he spent six years
* Coach Dobbs came to Olney in 1995 and he coached at East Richland High School for 12 years thru 2007
* Dobbs’ overall career included 402 wins and 196 losses with an Olney record of 299 wins and 96 losses
* Coach Dobbs’ teams won eleven regional titles in 20 years, with five sectional championships
* the 2002 Olney team won its Class 2A Super-Sectional and made it to the Class 2A State Tournament
among the 35 players to be inducted later this spring is former Lady Tiger Brittany Johnson
* Brittany had several highlights in her four year basketball career at East Richland High School
* the Lady Tiger scored 4,031 career points, the first player, male or female, to top 4,000 points in Illinois
* she had 1,500 career field goals and 855 career free throws, third most all time in girls Illinois basketball
* a 4-year All-State Player, she was the Decatur Herald Player of the Year & Miss Basketball Illinois 2007
* Brittany went on to be a three year starter at Ohio State University where she scored over 1,000 points
* she finished at Ohio State University with 216 career three-pointers, third all-time in Big Ten history
* Brittany was an Academic All-Big Ten selection and a four year Scholar Athlete while at Ohio State
* after graduation, Brittany went on to play two years for European Women’s Basketball in Greece & Israel
* Brittany is now in her fifth year as an Assistant Coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
also among the 35 players to be inducted is former Lady Tiger Sara Stevenson
* Sara also had several highlights in her four year basketball career at East Richland High School
* the Lady Tiger scored 2,503 career points with 931 total field goals made in four years
* Sara had 274 career three-pointers and 686 career steals, which is fourth most all-time in Illinois
* Sara helped her team to the Elite 8 in 2002 with the smallest high school enrollment in IHSA Class 2A
* after her ERHS graduation, Sara went on to a four year career at Illinois State University in Normal
congratulations to our three Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductees from Olney
all Inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet at ISU Redbird Arena on May 5th, 2018
ticket and banquet details are now available online, at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball – Illinois is back in action tonight on the road
the Fighting Illini play at Minnesota tonight as each team plays their third Big Ten game of the season
* Illinois comes in at 10-5 overall and winless at 0-2 in the League
* the Golden Gophers are 12-3 on the year and at 1-1 in the Big Ten
it’s an 8:00 tipoff scheduled for tonight at Williams Arena in Minneapolis

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – Olney will host two teams in dual action tonight at RCHS
the Tigers have their third of only four home events tonight in Ron Herrin Gym in Olney
* the visiting teams and players are from Effingham and Charleston
starting at 6:00 this evening, all are urged to attend and cheer on the Wrestling Tigers tonight

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 7:00 and tipoff at 8:00 – plus live online at  www.wvlnam.com  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

January 2, 2018

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has announced the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
the list of 97 coaches, players, officials, & others includes one coach and two players from Olney
congratulations to the three from Richland County for being named as IBCA Hall of Famers
* Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Curt Dobbs with coaching at Sidell-Jamaica, Taylorville, and Olney
* Lady Tiger Brittany Johnson from East Richland High School and Ohio State University
* Lady Tiger Sara Stevenson from East Richland High School and Illinois State University
* we’ll take a more in-depth look at our three Olney Hall of Famers in our sports report tomorrow
there were several other downstate and area selections to the IBCA’s Hall of Fame
among the 15 Coaches chosen
* Lori Kerans from Millikin University and Newton Community High School
* Bob Waqgoner from Pinckneyville and Lawrenceville
among the 6 Career Coaches chosen
* John Giesler from Stewardson-Strasburg, Roanoke-Benson, and Illini Central
* Mike Cheek from Pinckneyville
among the 35 Players chosen
* Matt Laur from South Central and McKendree University
* Katie (Hasheider) Glynn from Okawville and McKendree University
* Kelly (Hasheider) Schumacher from Okawville and McKendree University
* Gary Simpson from Granite City and Louisiana State University
among the 9 Officials chosen
* Randy Hart from Centralia
* Robert Smith from Centralia
* Trent Purcell from Carlyle
among the 7 Media Members chosen
* Greg Sapp from WCRA / WCRC / WXEF / WKJT in Effingham
* Dave Wilhelm from the Belleville News Democrat
among the 22 Friends of Basketball chosen
* Bill and Judy Block from Pinckneyville
* Paul Bates from Carbondale
* George Anderson from Troy
* Jack Buente from Belleville
* John Logan from Bethalto
and receiving one of the three special awards
* Ken Crawford from Teutopolis has received the Chuck Rolinski Memorial Award
all Inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet at ISU Redbird Arena on May 5th, 2018
ticket and banquet details are now available online, at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 


                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a note from the Olney Little League about the baseball bats to be used here in 2018
* nationwide Little League Baseball will adhere to the new USABat standard beginning in 2018
* no bats previously approved for use in Little League Baseball (Junior League & below) will be permitted
* the change is being made for safety purposes because the previous bats were considered dangerous
* this is for any Little League game or practice or other Little League function, event, or activity
* as a result of the new national rule, most bats were used last year in Olney will no longer be permitted
* all bats to be used in all Olney boys baseball divisions in 2018 must be stamped USABat
* this is not a local rule, but is from Little League International, the national LL insurance provider
* all nationwide Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Leagues are making the switch to USABats as well
* the Olney Little League will provide a “community bat” at all fields
* therefore, parents and/or guardians are not required to purchase a new bat
* however, if parents / guardians want their player to have their own bat, it must be stamped USABat
* this new bat rule does not apply to Little League softball
* for more information or details about the USABat Standard rule, go online to  www.usabat.com

 

(OLNEY)  the St. Louis Cardinals have announced their Cardinal’s Caravan schedule for this month
* with six separate Caravans making at least three stops each at locations in Illinois and five other states
* the Emcee’s and the players scheduled to make each stop have yet to be determined
here’s the schedules  :
* Friday, January 12th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign
* Friday evening, January 12th, at 6:00  :  at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Peoria
* Saturday afternoon, January 13th, at 4:30  :  at the Parke Regency Hotel in Bloomington
* Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Lake Land College Field House, just south of Mattoon
* Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Rolland Lewis Community Building in Mt. Vernon
* Sunday evening, January 14th, at 6:00  :  at the USI Physical Activities Center in Evansville
* Sunday evening, January 14th, at 6:00  :  at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield
* Monday, January 15th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the Hotel & Conference Center in Decatur
* Monday, January 15th, at 12:00 noon  :  at the McCracken Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky
the other stops include eight in Missouri, two in Tennessee, and one in Arkansas
listen for more specific information on the Emcee and player guests to be announced in the days ahead
for more information or details, go online at  www.cardinals.com

 

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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

 

 

 

January 1, 2018

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball from Saturday – Illinois won at home
the Fighting Illini held off a stubborn Grand Canyon University squad, 62-58
* Illinois improves to 10-5 on the year and will now look for their first Big Ten win of the year
* the Illini are on the road north to Minneapolis where they will battle the Golden Gophers
it will be an 8:00 tipoff  Wednesday night as each team will play their third Big Ten game of the year

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball this past weekend – the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic ended
Olney split its four games at the Pinckneyville High School, on Dick Corn Court, at Duster Thomas Gym
* the Tigers won their tournament opener Friday over Roxana, 61-44 then lost to the host Panthers, 54-66
* Olney lost Saturday on buzzer-beater to Cissna Park, 38-40, then beat Carterville for 7th place, 42-33
* at 6-9 on the year, the Tiger return to action this Friday night, in Little Illini Conference play, at Marshall
here’s a look at the other remaining games on the final day and night at Pinckneyville
* Benton won the championship game by beating Wesclin, 41-28
* Pinckneyville beat Du Quoin for the 3rd place trophy, 72-45
* Jerseyville won the 5th place game over Cissna Park, 35-23
* Greenville took 9th place by beating Trico, 71-52
* Roxana beat Elverado in the 11th place game, 60-55
it was Benton’s first championship in the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic
the Olney Tigers and Coach Flanagan won two of the first three championships, in 2007 and 2009
three other teams also have won two championships, Pinckneyville, Teutopolis, and Jerseyville
congratulations to the top players named to the All-Tournament Team at Pinckneyville
* Benton’s Parker Williams was named the Tournament’s MVP
* other selections included Benton’s Gehrig Wynn
* Wesclin’s Nate Brede, Brandon Courtney, and Mick Stephens
* Pinckneyville’s Grant Jausel and Kyle Luke
* Du Quoin’s Lamontay Daugherty
* Jerseyville’s Blake Wittman
* Cissna Park’s Christian Stadeli

 

(MATTOON)  the Mattoon Girls Holiday Tournament ended with the final four games last Friday
Olney finished up by winning the 3rd place game over Altamont, 54-36
* the 12-3 Lady Tigers return to play on January 4th in LIC action at Flora
here’s the other scores from Mattoon in the final games last Friday night
* Vandalia beat Salem in the 7th place game, 52-44
* Sullivan beat St. Anthony in overtime to win the 5th place game, 40-36
* Galesburg beat Mattoon in the championship game, 41-29
congratulations to the All-Tournament Team selections
* Olney’s Julie Luna was chosen as the Tournament MVP
* other All Tournament picks included Olney’s Taylor LeCrone
* Galesburg’s Andrea Sampson and Yvonne Mixon
* Mattoon’s Ashlyn MacDonald
* Altamont’s Leah Mayhaus and Brooke Runge
* Sullivan’s Esther Miller
* St. Anthony’s  Clare McHugh
* Vandalia’s Olivia Marquardt
* Salem’s Trinity Meadows

 

(NEWTON)  also congratulations to the Newton teams from last week’s holiday tournament action
* the Newton Eagles won all four games to win the Dieterich Boys Tournament
* the Lady Eagles won three of their four games to finish third in the Dieterich Girls Tournament

 

(OLNEY)  the Girls Little Illini Conference schedule resumes this coming Thursday night
* Olney plays at Flora
* Newton will host Lawrenceville
* it’s Marshall at Casey-Westfield
* and Paris is at Red Hill
* in the non-conference game – Robinson will host Cumberland

 

(NEWTON)  the Boys Little Illini Conference schedule resumes this coming Friday night
* Newton is in Bridgeport to play Red Hill
* Olney’s on the road to Marshall
* Robinson will host Flora
* and Casey-Westfield plays at Paris

 

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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