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January 19, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in the National Football League Conference Championships yesterday
*  Seattle won the National Conference Title by beating Green Bay in overtime, 28-22
*  New England won the American Conference Title by beating Indianapolis, 45-7
it will be Seattle and New England in Super Bowl 49 at Arizona on Sunday, February 1st

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball from over the weekend
there was only one game played yesterday
*  Illinois lost at home to visiting Indiana, 80-74
*  all in front of a record crowd of 17,085 fans at the State Farm Center in Champaign
*  the Fighting Illini drops to 12&7 on the year, now 2&4 in the Big Ten Conference
*  Illinois is back in action this Wednesday night when they host Purdue in league action
there were five Big Ten games on Saturday
*  Maryland beat Michigan State, 75-59
*  Iowa beat Ohio State, 76-67
*  Michigan beat Northwestern, 56-54
*  Minnesota beat Rutgers, 89-80
*  Purdue beat Penn State in overtime, 84-77
there are no Men's Big Ten games tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball Saturday night
the Olney Central College Lady Knights beat Shawnee, 84-45
*  off the bench, Kaitlin Shepperd led OCC with 15 points – Shelbi Samsil had 14 points
*  the Lady Knights improve to 6&10 on the year, 4&5 in Region 24 action
the OCC Ladies are back in action at home against Southwestern Illinois this Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball from Saturday night
the Olney Central College Blue Knights lost to Shawnee, 56-40
*  Dominic Jackson led OCC with 14 points – Connor Wittmer chipped in with 10 points
*  the Blue Knights dropped to 4&13 on the year, now 0&9 against Region 24 teams
the OCC Men are back in action at home this Wednesday night against Southwestern Illinois

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball Saturday at the Little Illini Conference Tournament
*  Paris beat Red Hill, 54-26
*  Flora beat Newton, 51-25
*  Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 65-37
*  Lawrenceville beat Olney, 46-44
the Tournament continues with two consolation bracket games tonight at the higher seed sites
*  the Newton Lady Eagles will host Edwards County at 7:00 in the NCHS Gym
*  the Olney Lady Tigers will host Robinson at 7:00 in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS
the Tournament continues tomorrow night with the championship bracket semi-finals

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Hoops Friday – the Class L Regional started at Mt. Carmel
the top-seeded Lady Cubs of Olney beat 4th-seeded Carmi in semi-final action, 48-24
*  Olney was led in scoring by Taylor LeCrone and Brittany Black, each with 15 points
host Mt. Carmel upset 2nd-seeded Flora in the other semi-final
now at 14&4 overall, the Lady Cubs play Mt. Carmel for the championship tonight at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High School Basketball – Olney St. Joe played over the weekend
the Wildcats took part in the annual Belleville Diocesan Tournament involving downstate teams
*  Olney St. Joe won its first game Friday night, beating St. Ann / Nashville, 57-41
*  the Wildcats then lost Saturday to the tournament’s top seed, Holy Childhood of Mascoutah
*  and the Wildcats lost a close 3rd place game to Queen of Peace / Belleville, 47-43
now at 13&6 on the year, the St. Joe Wildcats are in action Wednesday night at Newton St. Thomas

 

(OLNEY)  also in Boys Junior High School Hoops last Thursday – Olney split two on the road
the Cubs lost the 8th grade game, falling to Fairfield, 37-28
*  Olney’s Dakotah Brown had 8 points and Isaac Pampe had 7 points
Olney won the 7th grade game over Fairfield, 36-31
the Cubs are back in action tomorrow night at North Knox, Indiana with jv action at 5:30 Illinois time

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball – at the Girls 7th Grade Junior NEC Tournament at Carmi
2nd-seeded Olney won its first game over 3rd-seeded Fairfield, 35-24 led by Raegan Hires with 17 points
the junior Lady Cubs lost in the championship game, falling to top-seeded Mt. Carmel, 36-29
Olney’s 7th grade squad finishes the successful season with a record of  15 wins and 7 losses

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball from last Thursday evening
Newton Jasper County split two matches on the road
the Junior Lady Eagles beat Sigel St. Michael’s in the 8th grade match in two games
*  Jasper County was led by Sarah Carr, Olivia Rice, and Katie Hartke
*  the varsity squad is now 3&0 on the year
Sigel St. Michael’s won the 7th grade match in two games
Newton Jasper County is back on the court at Marshall later this evening

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Midland Trail Conference Tournament starts tonight
there are two play-in games tonight with the four lower seeded teams
*  8th-seeded Wayne City will host 9th-seeded North Clay
*  7th-seeded Grayville will host 10-seeded Clay City
the Tournament’s quarter-final games will be tomorrow night at the higher seeded sites
the Tournament continues each night this week before ending Saturday night

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the first 100 people to register will receive a limited edition fleece headband provided by Richland Memorial Hospital – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up that day – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(NEWTON)  a couple of notes for Jasper County youth from the Boys & Girls Park in Newton
*  the Jasper County 2015 summer baseball & softball registration is underway – forms due by March 15th
*  2015 summer sign-up dates are on three Saturdays, each morning from 9:00 to 12 noon
   *  that’s on January 24th, February 7th, and February 21st
*  get more information and details online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the 2015 Olney Little League Sign-Ups are set for the next two consecutive Saturdays, January 24th and January 31st, both days in the Olney City Park Community Building, each day from 9:00 until 1:00 – it’s for Richland County boys, ages 4 to 15 – the cost is $30 for the first player, $20 for a second player per family, $20 for a third player per family, with any additional child from the same family free – a parent should accompany the player to either sign-up day – check the Olney Little League website for more

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Girls LIC Tournament action tonight – the Newton Lady Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” and the Olney Lady Tigers on Freedom 92.9 – both games will start at 7:00 tonight with our broadcasts to begin at around 6:50  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney – plus online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

January 17, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney lost to Flora
*  The Tigers fell to the visiting Wolves 45-33 falling to 8-8 overall and 4-1 in the conference
*  Olney was lead by Tate Nohren with 14 points, Gage Miller added in 8
*  Tigers will be in action again this coming Tuesday on the road to Casey

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton lost at Lawrenceville
*  The host Indians took down the Eagles 77-37
*  Newton was lead in scoring by Nate Meinhart with 9 and Collin Harris with 7
*  Newton falls to 6-11 overall and 2-3 in the conference

 

(OLNEY)  elsewhere in the Little Illini Conference last night
*  Robinson over Edwards County 57-35
*  Marshall over Casey-Westfield 63-50
*  Paris over Red Hill 77-51

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other downstate results from Boys High School Hoops last night
*  Altamont over North Clay 60-51
*  Breese Central over Red Bud 53-28
*  Breese Mater Dei over Effingham St. Anthony 66-35
*  Cowden-Herrick over Stewardson-Strasburg 52-43
*  Cumberland over Neoga 44-33
*  Dieterich over South Central 71-46
*  Fairfield over Carmi 53-51
*  Grayville over Cisne 74-67
*  Hamilton County over Johnston City 52-51
*  Harrisburg over Herrin 53-50
*  Mt. Carmel over Boonville, IN 72-62
*  Murphysboro over Benton 34-31
*  Pinckneyville over Carterville 55-44
*  Vienna over Eldorado 66-48
*  Wayne City over Clay City 64-49

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling
the Olney Tigers are in action today up at the Cumberland Duals
that’s today at the Cumberland High School, just north and west of Greenup

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – the LIC Tournament continues today in Lawrenceville
there are four second round quarter-final games today at Lawrenceville High School
   *  top-seeded Paris will play 8th-seeded Red Hill at 3:00
   *  5th-seeded Newton plays 4th-seeded Flora at 4:30
   *  2nd-seeded Marshall will play 7th-seeded Casey-Westfield at 6:00 this evening
   *  and the 3rd-seeded Olney Lady Tigers play 6th-seeded Lawrenceville in the nightcap at 7:30 tonight
the Tournament then continues next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to a full area schedule in Junior College Basketball this Saturday
there are two Region 24 / Region 16 doubleheaders on tap
*  Olney Central College will host Shawnee Community College
   *  the Lady Knights play at 5:30, followed by Blue Knights action at around 7:30
*  also Vincennes University travels south to Southeastern Illinois
there are three Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheaders
*  Wabash Valley at Lincoln Trail
*  Southwestern Illinois at Kaskaskia
*  and John A. Logan at Lake Land
there are two other Region 24 teams in action
*  Lewis & Clark will host Washington University’s Junior Varsity squad
*  Rend Lake will host John Wood Community College

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
it’s a near full schedule on this Saturday with five games on tap today thru tonight
*  Rutgers at Minnesota
*  Purdue at Penn State
*  Ohio State at Iowa
*  Michigan State at Maryland
*  and Northwestern at Michigan
there’s only one Big Ten game tomorrow as the Fighting Illini will host the Hoosiers
*  that’s a 12 noon tipoff at the State Farm Center in Champaign

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015 Cardinals Caravan started with several Midwestern stops yesterday with all stops today in the states of Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas  :  there will be four stops in Illinois tomorrow with the closest stop at the Lake Land College Fieldhouse, just south of Mattoon, at 12 noon – the other Illinois stops tomorrow in Champaign, Decatur, and Peoria  :  the final three stops Monday will be in Springfield & Quincy, Illinois, and in Hannibal, Missouri  :  selected players, Cardinal alumni, and announcers will be at each site  :  for more on the schedule, logon at www.cardinals.com/caravan

 

(OLNEY)  the OCC Teams have tickets available for a fundraising event – five tickets for $20 and/or one ticket for $5, with the winner to get a set of OCC Corn Hole Boards – the drawing will be at half time of the Blue Knights game tonight in “The Dungeon” – tickets still on sale in the OCC Gym lobby this evening

 

(OLNEY)  the Special Olympics Area 9 will host its Individual Basketball Skills competition today at the East Richland Middle School in Olney – player & coach registration starts at 10:30 this morning, with the Opening Ceremony at 11:00, and competition at 11:15 – a lunch will be served for all athletes, coaches, & volunteers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class, plus gold medal winners will be eligible to advance to the State Individual competition in mid-March, up in Normal – all are invited

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Girls LIC Tournament action today & tonight – the Newton Lady Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” at 4:30 this afternoon and Olney Lady Tigers on CBS Sports Radio WVLN at 7:30 tonight  :  it’s OCC doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney – plus all day and all night around the clock online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

January 16, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there was one game played in league action last night
*  Wisconsin beat Nebraska, 70-55
there are no Big Ten games for men on this Friday, but five games tomorrow and one on Sunday
that one game Sunday is in Champaign as the Fighting Illini will host the Hoosiers at the State Farm Center

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Hoops from earlier this week on Wednesday night
there were five Region 24 and Great Rivers Athletic Conference games
*  the OCC Blue Knights lost a defensive battle to Lincoln Trail, 54-50
*  Lake Land beat Wabash Valley, 75-64
*  Southwestern Illinois beat Southeastern Illinois, 73-66
*  John A. Logan beat Lewis & Clark, 98-88
*  Kaskaskia beat Shawnee, 83-64
in one out-of-conference or out-of-region game
*  Rend Lake beat Lincoln Land, 72-51
it’s back to a full GRAC and Region 24 schedule tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – in LIC Tournament action from Lawrenceville
*  Red Hill beat Edwards County, 53-39
*  Casey-Westfield beat Robinson, 54-40
the Tournament now continues with four second round games tomorrow, back at Lawrenceville
   *  top-seeded Paris will play 8th-seeded Red Hill in Saturday’s first game at 3:00 tomorrow
   *  5th-seeded Newton plays 4th-seeded Flora in Saturday’s 4:30 game
   *  then 2nd-seeded Marshall will play 7th-seeded Casey-Westfield at 6:00 Saturday evening
   *  and the 3rd-seeded Olney Lady Tigers play 6th-seeded Lawrenceville in the nightcap at 7:30
the Tournament then continues next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights

 

(OLNEY)  in other downstate Girls High School Basketball from last night
*  Palestine-Hutsonville beat Villa Grove, 54-33

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling from Wednesday night – Olney won three dual matches at home
the Tigers beat Effingham, 65-16 – Olney won 11 of the 14 individual matches, 7 by pins and 3 by forfeit
Olney then beat Charleston, 48-21 – the Tigers won 9 of the 14 matches, 5 by pins and 2 by decision
the Tigers beat St. Anthony, 27-6 – Olney won 5 of the 14 matches, 4 by forfeit and 1 by decision
here’s the list of Olney’s top wrestlers from Wednesday night’s home matches with multiple wins
*  Naaman Umfleet won all three matches of his in the 285 pound class
*  Hunter Summitt won all three of his matches in the 145 pound class
*  Jordan Miller won three matches – two in the 106 pound class and one in the 113 pound class
*  Cameron Flanagan won two of his three matches in the 170 pound class
*  Kyle Beasley won both of his matches in the 195 pound class
*  Nathan DeMeyer won both of his matches in the 132 pound class
*  Tim Sturm won both of his matches in the 160 pound class
*  Steven Pence won both of his matches in the 138 pound class
a total of six Olney Tigers were single match winners
*  Zach Shoulders in the 220 pound class
*  Trevor Jones in the 195 pound class
*  Joe Burkett in the 182 pound class
*  Dalyn Brach in the 152 pound class
*  Lance Bailey in the 120 pound class
*  Ryan Smith in the 106 pound class
congratulations to the Olney Wrestlers – they’re back on the mats tomorrow at the Cumberland Duals

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball from this past Wednesday night
Newton Jasper County lost its final game in the LEIC 7th Grade Tournament, falling to Red Hill, 29-23
the 7th grade Junior Eagles are back in action next Thursday night when they host Hutsonville in Newton

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Hoops last night – Dieterich won two at home
Dieterich won the 8th grade game over Beecher City, 39-29 led by Randy Brummer with 16 points
Dieterich also won the 7th grade game, 49-7
the varsity squad improved to 3&12 on the year while the junior varsity is now 11&8

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball tonight – it’s back to LIC Conference action
*  the Newton Eagles are on the road to Lawrenceville to battle the Indians
*  the Olney Tigers are at home in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS to host the Flora Wolves
*  elsewhere  :  Casey-Westfield at Marshall  :  Robinson at Edwards County  :  Red Hill at Paris


   
(OLNEY)  by the way, the seedings and brackets are out for the Boys LIC Tournament that starts next week
the Lawrenceville Indians got the top seed, followed by the Olney Tigers at #2 and Marshall at #3
Robinson is the 4th seed, then Flora, Edwards County, Casey-Westfield, Newton, Paris, and Red Hill
the double elimination Tournament starts a week from tonight at Newton Community High School

 

(OLNEY)  also in Boys High School Basketball – the MTC Tournament has been seeded
the Woodlawn Cardinals are the top seed with Odin, Cisne, & Waltonville rounding out the top four
Webber is the 5th seed, followed by Sandoval, Grayville, Wayne City, North Clay, and Clay City
the double elimination Tournament begins Monday and finishes up a week from tomorrow night

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015 Cardinals Caravan scheduled to cover six different states in a four day period  :  starting today, along with four stops in Missouri, there will be two regional stops, at 12 noon in the SIU Arena Lobby in Carbondale, and at 6:00 this evening in the Physical Activities Center on the campus of USI down in Evansville  :  Saturday stops will be in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas tomorrow  :  there will be four stops in Illinois this Sunday – at the Lake Land College Fieldhouse just south of Mattoon at 12 noon with other stops in Champaign, Decatur, and Peoria  :  the final three stops Monday will be in Springfield & Quincy, Illinois, and in Hannibal, Missouri  :  selected players, Cardinal alumni, and announcers will be at each site  :  for more on the schedule, logon at www.cardinals.com/caravan

 

(OLNEY)  the OCC Lady Knights and Blue Knights have tickets available for a fundraising event – they’re five tickets for $20 and/or one ticket for $5, with the winner to receive a set of OCC Corn Hole Boards – the drawing will be at half time of the Blue Knights game tomorrow night in “The Dungeon” – get your tickets now or at Saturday night’s OCC doubleheader – contact Coaches Mike or Clint Burris at 395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the Special Olympics Area 9 will host its Individual Basketball Skills competition tomorrow at the East Richland Middle School in Olney – player & coach registration starts at 10:30, with the Opening Ceremony at 11:00, and competition at 11:15 – a lunch will be served for all athletes, coaches, & volunteers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class, plus gold medal winners will be eligible to advance to the State Individual competition in mid-March, up in Normal – all volunteers are encouraged to help out – for more information or details on how you can help out, call Mable at 618-863-2324

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s LIC Boys High School Hoops tonight with the Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 and the Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” – both games will air at around 7:35 tonight  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney – plus all day and all night around the clock online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

January 15, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there were two games played in league action last night
*  Maryland beat Rutgers, 73-65
*  Illinois held on to beat Northwestern, 72-67
   *  the Fighting Illini improve to 12&6 overall, now 2&3 in the Big Ten Conference
   *  Illinois returns home for their next Big Ten game this Sunday for a 12 noon start against Indiana
there’s only one game on tonight’s schedule
*  Wisconsin will host Nebraska with an 8:00 start

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball last night – Olney Central College won on the road
the OCC Lady Knights held on to beat Lincoln Trail, 82-77
*  sophomore Paige Yando led OCC with 22 points, while Shelbi Samsil and Kelsey Pilant combined for 32
*  the Lady Knights improve to 5&10 on the year, now at 3&3 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the OCC Ladies are back at home in Region 24 play this Saturday at 5:30 against Shawnee

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Hoops last night – Olney Central College lost a close one on the road
the OCC Blue Knights fell short at Lincoln Trail College, losing to the host Statesmen, 54-50
*  sophomore Joe Burt was the only double digit scorer for OCC with 16 points – Dominic Jackson had 9
*  the Blue Knights drop back to 4&12 on the year, still winless in the GRAC, at 0&6
*  the OCC Men are back in action Saturday night at 7:30 in “The Dungeon” hosting Shawnee

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – in a rescheduled LIC conference game
*  Paris defeated Red Hill, 50-37

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball from Tuesday night – Olney St. Joe finished up the year
the Lady Wildcats lost at home in the Class S Regional, falling to St. Mary’s Mt. Carmel, 31-23
*  Emma Weidner had 11 points for Olney St. Joe as the 8th grade squad ends the year at 2&17
*  the St. Joe coaching staff wants to thank the players, parents, and fans for their support this year

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops coming up tonight – the LIC Tournament gets started
hosted by Lawrenceville High School, the Tournament’s two first round games will be played tonight
*  8th-seeded Red Hill plays 9th-seeded Edwards County at 6:00
*  7th-seeded Casey-Westfield plays 10th-seeded Robinson at 7:30
*  tonight’s winners advance to second round action on Saturday
   *  top-seeded Paris plays the Red Hill / Edwards County winner in Saturday’s first game at 3:00
   *  5th-seeded Newton plays 4th-seeded Flora in Saturday’s 4:30 game
   *  then 2nd-seeded Marshall plays the Casey-Westfield / Robinson winner at 6:00 Saturday evening
   *  and the 3rd-seeded Olney Lady Tigers play 6th-seeded Lawrenceville in the nightcap at 7:30
two consolation round games next Monday night will be played at the higher seeded team’s school
then the Tournament resumes with two winner’s bracket games next Tuesday night
the consolation bracket semi-finals will be next Wednesday night
and the Tournament’s final three games will be next Thursday night at Lawrenceville High School

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the first 100 people to register will receive a limited edition fleece headband provided by Richland Memorial Hospital – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up that day – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(NEWTON)  a couple of notes for the youth of Newton and Jasper County
*  the Jasper County 2015 summer baseball & softball registration is underway – forms due by March 15th
*  2015 summer sign-up dates are on three Saturdays, each morning from 9:00 to 12 noon
   *  that’s on January 24th, February 7th, and February 21st
*  get more information and details online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015 Cardinals Caravan scheduled to cover six different states in a four day period  :  starting this Friday, January 16th, along with four stops in Missouri, there will be two regional stops, at 12 noon in the SIU Arena Lobby in Carbondale, and at 6:00 that evening in the Physical Activities Center on the campus of USI down in Evansville  :  Saturday stops will be in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas  :  there will be four stops in Illinois this Sunday – at the Lake Land College Fieldhouse just south of Mattoon at 12 noon with other stops in Champaign, Decatur, and Peoria  :  the final three stops Monday will be in Springfield & Quincy, Illinois, and in Hannibal, Missouri  :  selected players, Cardinal alumni, and announcers will be at each site  :  for more on the schedule, logon at www.cardinals.com/caravan

 

(OLNEY)  the OCC Lady Knights and Blue Knights have tickets available for a fundraising event – they’re five tickets for $20 and/or one ticket for $5, with the winner to receive a set of OCC Corn Hole Boards – the drawing will be at half time of the Blue Knights game this Saturday night in “The Dungeon” – get your tickets now or at Saturday night’s OCC doubleheader – contact Coaches Mike or Clint Burris at 395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the Special Olympics Area 9 will host its Individual Basketball Skills competition this Saturday at the East Richland Middle School in Olney – player & coach registration starts at 10:30, with the Opening Ceremony at 11:00, and competition at 11:15 – a lunch will be served for all athletes, coaches, & volunteers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class, plus gold medal winners will be eligible to advance to the State Individual competition in mid-March, up in Normal – all volunteers are encouraged to help out – for more information or details on how you can help out, call Mable at 618-863-2324

 

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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 in Olney – also around the clock online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

January 14, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there were three games played in league action last night
*  Indiana slipped by Penn State, 76-73
*  Ohio State beat Michigan, 71-52
*  Iowa got by Minnesota, 77-75
there are two more games on the schedule tonight
*  the Fighting Illini are in Evanston to play Northwestern tonight
*  Rutgers will play at Maryland

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney split two at home in non-conference action
the Tigers lost to a tough Dieterich squad, 50-46
*  Olney’s Tate Nohren had 15 points and Tanner Stoltz added 13 points
*  Dieterich was led by Alex Bohnhoff with 15 points – Nick Feldhake and Lance Niemerg each had 10
*  while the Movin’ Maroons improve to 18&0, the Tigers drop back to 8&7 on the year
Olney won the junior varsity game, 37-22
the Tigers are back in LIC action Friday night at home against the Flora Wolves

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton split two at home in non-LIC action
the Eagles won the varsity game by beating Shelbyville, 47-42
*  Newton’s Collin Harris led all scorers with 22 points – Kyle Vahling added 9 points and 7 rebounds
the visiting Rams won the junior varsity game, 53-28
the Eagles are back in LIC action Friday night as they travel to Lawrenceville

 

(NEWTON)  there was one Little Illini Conference game played last night in Boys High School Hoops
Lawrenceville beat Marshall, 67-62

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other downstate results from last night’s Boys High School Basketball
*  Casey-Westfield beat Arcola, 58-53
*  Oblong beat Red Hill, 57-48
*  Paris beat Cumberland, 54-45
*  Teutopolis beat Mattoon, 82-53
*  Woodlawn beat North Clay, 72-33
*  Odin beat Clay City, 84-65
*  Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat Cisne, 49-38
*  Grayville beat Thompsonville, 59-37
*  Gallatin County beat Wayne City, 45-31
*  South Central beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 50-39
*  Vandalia beat Altamont, 56-55
*  Effingham St. Anthony beat Neoga, 73-26
*  Cowden-Herrick beat Windsor, 76-50

 

(NEWTON)  in one Girls High School Basketball game last night
*  Palestine-Hutsonville beat North Clay, 56-46

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball on Monday night – Olney dropped two at home
the Cubs lost the 8th grade game to Vincennes Clark Junior High, 41-33
*  Sutton Dunn had 12 points for Olney – Dakotah Brown had 9 points and 5 rebounds
Olney also lost the 7th grade game, 31-22
the Cubs are back in action tomorrow night traveling to Fairfield

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball on Monday night
the Newton Jasper County 7th graders lost to Robinson in Tournament action, 29-20
the Junior Eagles are back in action at the Tournament tonight

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball from this past Monday
Newton Jasper County beat Lawrenceville in the varsity match in two games
*  the Junior Lady Eagles were led by Macie Weidner, Olivia Rice, and Katie Hartke
Newton Jasper County also won the 7th grade match in two games
the Junior Lady Eagles are back in action tomorrow at Sigel

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Junior College Basketball tonight in downstate Illinois
here’s the Region 24 and Great Rivers Athletic Conference matchups for both women and men tonight
*  the Olney Central College teams are at Lincoln Trail College, just east and north of Robinson
   *  the Lady Knights play at 5:30 with the Blue Knights to follow at around 7:30
*  elsewhere – it’s Lake Land at Wabash Valley
*  Southeastern Illinois at Southwestern Illinois
*  Kaskaskia at Shawnee
*  Lewis & Clark at John A. Logan

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Boys High School Wrestling tonight
the Tiger Wrestlers will host a Quad Match tonight in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS starting at 6:00
rescheduled from a week ago tonight, Olney will host Effingham St. Anthony, Charleston, and Effingham
it’s the third of only five home matches in Olney, so come on out to support the Wrestling Tigers tonight

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the first 100 people to register will receive a limited edition fleece headband provided by Richland Memorial Hospital – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up that day – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015 Cardinals Caravan scheduled to cover six different states in a four day period  :  starting this Friday, January 16th, along with four stops in Missouri, there will be two regional stops, at 12 noon in the SIU Arena Lobby in Carbondale, and at 6:00 that evening in the Physical Activities Center on the campus of USI down in Evansville  :  Saturday stops will be in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas  :  there will be four stops in Illinois this Sunday – at the Lake Land College Fieldhouse just south of Mattoon at 12 noon with other stops in Champaign, Decatur, and Peoria  :  the final three stops Monday will be in Springfield & Quincy, Illinois, and in Hannibal, Missouri  :  selected players, Cardinal alumni, and announcers will be at each site  :  for more on the schedule, logon at www.cardinals.com/caravan

 

(OLNEY)  the OCC Lady Knights and Blue Knights have tickets available for a fundraising event – they’re five tickets for $20 and/or one ticket for $5, with the winner to receive a set of OCC Corn Hole Boards – the drawing will be at half time of the Blue Knights game this Saturday night in “The Dungeon” – get your tickets now or at Saturday night’s OCC doubleheader – contact Coaches Mike or Clint Burris at 395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  the Special Olympics Area 9 will host its Individual Basketball Skills competition this Saturday at the East Richland Middle School in Olney – player & coach registration starts at 10:30, with the Opening Ceremony at 11:00, and competition at 11:15 – a lunch will be served for all athletes, coaches, & volunteers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class, plus gold medal winners will be eligible to advance to the State Individual competition in mid-March, up in Normal – all volunteers are encouraged to help out – for more information or details, call Mable at 618-863-2324

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 – the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at around 7:30  :  it’s also Fighting Illini basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with the pregame at 7:00 and tipoff at 8:00 – plus on Freedom 92.9 after OCC Blue Knights basketball  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and most of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney – also online, at www.wvlnam.com