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February 14, 2017

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton won its Sectional Semi-Final game
the Lady Eagles advance to the Sectional Championship game with a win last night over Marshall, 43-41
* Abby Frohning led Newton with a double/double with 16 points and 11 rebounds – Grace Hartrich had 16
Newton improves to 23-7 and moves into the Sectional Championship game on Thursday night
the Lady Eagles’ opponent will be Teutopolis as the Lady Shoes beat Tuscola in the other semi-final, 53-42
Thursday night’s Sectional Championship game is scheduled to start at 7:00 in the NCHS Gym

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney had its postseason and overall season end
the Lady Tigers lost in their Class 3A Regional game against Centralia, 53-44
* Julie Luna scored 17 points for Olney, while Lauren Eagleson and Colleen Inyart combined for 14 points
the Lady Tigers end their season with an overall record at 16 wins and 13 losses
Centralia moves into semi-final action tonight against Carbondale

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area downstate results in  Girls High School Basketball last night
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Finals @ Centralia  :
* Salem beat Mt. Vernon, 53-44
* Centralia beat Olney, 53-44
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Final @ Breese  :
* Freeburg beat Mascoutah, 51-37
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Final @ Herrin  :
* no score available between Marion and Massac County
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Finals @ Taylorville  :
* Springfield Southeast beat Taylorville, 57-54
* Lincoln beat Clinton, 60-22
Class 2A Sectional Semi-Finals @ Newton  :
* Newton beat Marshall, 43-41
* Teutopolis beat Tuscola, 53-42
Class 2A Sectional Semi-Final @ Johnston City  :
* Breese Mater Dei beat Sesser-Valier, 43-41
Class 1A Sectional Semi-Finals @ Arcola  :
* Hume-Shiloh beat Effingham St. Anthony, 51-43
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat Central A & M, 47-46
Class 1A Sectional Semi-Final @ Woodlawn  :
* Goreville beat Gallatin County, 57-44
the Class 1A / 2A Sectionals and Class 3A / 4A Regionals continue tonight before ending Thursday night

 

(OLNEY)  there were a few Junior College Basketball games last night involving GRAC / Region teams
there were two men’s games on Monday night
* Vincennes University beat John A. Logan, 93-79
* Rend Lake beat Lincoln Land, 79-69
there was one women’s game last night
* Vincennes University beat John A. Logan, 77-64
it’s back to a full schedule involving GRAC / Region games tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the LIC Fresh/Soph Tournament ended Saturday
the 10-team tournament finished up with its final seven games over at Lawrenceville High School
* Newton beat Hutsonville in the 9th place game, 57-34
* in a consolation bracket semi-final game – Olney beat Red Hill, 38-35
* and in the other consolation bracket semi-final – Robinson beat Paris, 69-38
* then it was Paris over Red Hill in the 7th place game, 49-30
* Olney lost a close game to Robinson, 38-37 for the consolation championship in the 5th place game
* then Flora slipped by Lawrenceville in the 3rd place game, 36-33
* and in the championship game, Fairfield beat Marshall, 45-30

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Wrestling – the Olney Cubs were in action this past Sunday
there were 20 Olney Wrestlers that took part at the Cumberland County Junior High Open
among the total 25 teams, the Olney Cubs Wrestling Club came away in 3rd place
the Cubs had 7 total champions within their respective weight class
* Carson Bissey won two championships in two seperate divisions
* other winners were Jarrett Fuson, Landyn Jones, Finn Lathrop, Bryson Nuttall, and Mason Payne
the Olney Wrestlers also came away with seven second place and three third place finishers
the Cubs are back on the mats this coming Sunday at the Crawford County Open in Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Olney swept two matches at home in the RCMS Gym
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade match over Newton Jasper County in three sets, 26-24, 16-25, 15-11
* Olney’s top players were Paige Tedford, Madelyn Rusk, and Reagen Ameter
Olney won the 7th grade match in two sets as the junior varsity improves to 2-3 on the year

 

(CLAY CITY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Clay City won two of three matches
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match to New Hope in two sets
Clay City then won the 7th grade match and the “C” team match over New Hope, both in two sets each

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball from Saturday in the 7th Grade LEIC Tournament
Newton Jasper County won a match over Lawrenceville in two sets
the Junior Lady Eagles then lost to Palestine-Hutsonville in three sets
* the top Newton players were Brooke Johnson, Ava Kessler, and Emily Carr
the Junior Lady Eagles are back in action tonight against Casey-Westfield in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Boys High School Basketball tonight including a couple of LIC matchups
there are four LIC teams that will be in non-conference action tonight
* it’s Senior Night in Ron Herrin Gym as the Tigers host old NEC / Apollo Conference foe, Salem
* elsewhere – it’s Flora at Fairfield, Lawrenceville at Carmi, and Paris hosting Charleston
there are two LIC conference matchups tonight
* Newton will host Casey-Westfield in the NCHS Gym
* and it’s the LIC Conference Championship on the line tonight as Marshall plays at Robinson

 


                                   AREA AND LOCAL SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  it’s registration time for Summer League Baseball and Softball at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park in Newton – the second and final registration date is from 9:00 to 12:00 noon this Saturday, February 18th, at the Skills Building at the Ballpark  :  also for those interested in working this summer as an umpire or in the concession stand for league and/or travel games, send an email note to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   :  plus, if anyone has baseball or softball equipment lying around that’s not used anymore, please consider donating it to the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park Equipment Rummage Sale – equipment donations will also be accepted this Saturday, February 18th – all proceeds go to the Ballpark  :  and for more information or details, check the website online, at  www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life invites everyone to its Coaches versus Cancer game tonight in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School – they’ll be painting the gym “orange” in honor of those diagnosed with kidney cancer and leukemia, so wear your favorite orange clothing, grab your Valentine, and join the local movement in the fight against cancer – at halftime of the Olney / Salem varsity game, a special poem will be read and they’ll pass the basketballs for any donations to the fight against cancer – that’s Coaches versus Cancer tonight in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s boys high school hoops tonight with game times at around 7:30 – Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 WSEI, plus online at  www.freedom929.com – Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK, plus online at  www.1035theeagle.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN, plus online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 13, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball Saturday – Illinois lost at home
the Fighting Illini dropped a conference game in the State Farm Center to Penn State, 83-70
* Illinois falls back to 14-12 on the year, now 4-9 in the Big Ten
the Illini are back in action Saturday afternoon against the Hawkeyes up in Iowa

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball yesterday – Olney Central College won at home
the Lady Knights won a non-Region game against the Millikin University JV, 68-74
* Kelsi Scott led OCC with a double/double, 25 points and 12 rebounds
* Kayla Sanford hit five 3-pointers for 17 points, while Jaycie Luna scored 13 points
the Lady Knights improve to 15-9 on the year – they stay at 7-6 in the GRAC
in other results in Women’s Junior College Hoops involving the GRAC / Region from Saturday
* Lake Land beat Shawnee, 84-61
* Wabash Valley beat Southwestern Illinois, 87-51
* Kaskaskia beat Rend Lake, 74-60
* Southeastern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 89-34
* John A. Logan at Vincennes University is postponed until tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball on Saturday – Olney Central College lost on the road
the Blue Knights lost a Region 24 game over at Lewis & Clark Community College, 81-78
* Erikas Jakstys led OCC with 17 points and 8 rebounds
* Ajay Sanders scored 14 points and Myron Carmon added 11 points
the Blue Knights fall back to 9-15 on the year, now 1-13 in Region action
in other results in Men’s Junior College Basketball involving the GRAC / Region on Saturday
* Shawnee beat Lake Land, 86-80
* Wabash Valley beat Southwestern Illinois, 89-80
* Rend Lake beat Kaskaskia, 83-77
* Southeastern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 109-65
* John A. Logan at Vincennes University is postponed until tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the Class 2A Sectional ended Saturday at Mascoutah
there were over 800 individual wrestlers representing 37 different schools from the downstate area
none of the Olney Tigers advanced to the State Tournament, but wrestled well at the Sectional
* Kyle Beasley won three of five matches in the 195 pound class, finishing 35-5 on the year
* Cameron Flanagan won three of five matches in the 182 pound class, finishing the year at 34-7
* Ean Pottorff won two of four matches in the 138 pound class, finishing 32-6 on the year
* Reese Britton won two of four matches in the 126 pound class, finishing the year at 27-12
* Nathan DeMeyer won one of three matches in the 132 pound class, finishing 28-10 on the year
* Login Martin won one of three matches in the 113 pound class, finishing the year at 20-6
* Skyler Sutton wrestler in two matches in the 285 pound class, finishing at 22-16 on the year
* Kyle Dowty wrestled in two matches in the 220 pound class, finishing the year at 19-12
the top Sectional Wrestlers advance to the State Tournaments this weekend in Champaign

 

(NEWTON)  the IESA 8th Grade Boys Basketball State Tournaments began Saturday
here’s how some local and area downstate teams did in first and second round action
Class 1A @ Bloomington  :
* Ottawa Marquette beat Sigel St. Michael's in quarter-final action, 53-32
* the St. Michael's Sharpshooters finish the year at 20-6
Class 2A @ Mt. Pulaski  :
* Normal Epiphany beat Paris Crestwood in quarter-final action, 53-36
* the Paris Crestwood Junior Eagles finish the year at 16-5
Class 3A @ Tolono  :
* Teutopolis beat Mossville in quarter-final action, 56-23
* the Junior Wooden Shoes then beat Clifton Nash in semi-final action, 32-21
* Teutopolis will now play Burr Ridge in the Class 3A Championship game on Thursday night

 

(OLNEY)  two of the three downstate SIJHSAA Boys State Tournaments ended over the weekend
the Class M Junior High Boys State Tournament ended Friday night at Rend Lake College
* Fairfield won the State Title by beating Vienna, 52-35
* Sesser-Valier beat Joseph Arthur in the third place game, 51-47
the Class S Junior High Boys State Tournament ended Saturday at Rend Lake College
* Woodlawn beat Signal Hill for the State Championship, 51-35
* Cairo beat Okawville in the third place game, 54-46
the Class L Junior High Boys State Tournament had its quarter-final games Saturday
* Fulton O’Fallon beat Herrin, 52-39
* Carriel O’Fallon beat Marion, 72-35
* Centralia beat Du Quoin, 50-38
* Belleville West beat Mt. Carmel, 55-39
the Class L semi-finals are tomorrow night with the finals Thursday night at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball Saturday – Olney played in the Albion Tournaments
the 8th grade Lady Cubs beat Mt. Carmel in three sets, but lost to Albion and Altamont in two sets each
* the top varsity players for Olney were Madelyn Rusk, Katey Zuber, and Holly Duncan
the 7th grade Lady Cubs finished in 2nd place of the junior varsity tournament
* they beat Albion in two sets and Altamont Lutheran in three sets, but lost to Creal Springs in two sets
* the top players included Lexie Musser, Katie Crites, and Kristen Greenwood
the Lady Cubs are quickly back in action this evening against Newton Jasper County

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball from last Thursday – Newton Jasper County lost two matches
the Junior Lady Eagles lost the 8th grade match to Albion in two sets
* top players were Jacey Parr, Allison Einhorn, and Lucy Chapman
Newton lost the 7th grade match to Albion in three close sets
the Junior Lady Eagles play this evening against Olney

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to post-season Girls High School Basketball tonight – here’s some area matchups
Class 1A Sectional Semi-Finals @ Arcola  :
* Effingham St. Anthony vs Hume-Shiloh at 6:00
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran vs Moweaqua Central A & M at 7:30
Class 1A Sectional Semi-Finals @ Woodlawn  :
* Goreville vs Gallatin County at 6:00
* Christopher vs Mounds Meridian at 7:30
Class 2A Sectional Semi-Finals @ Newton  :
* Newton vs Marshall at 6:00
* Teutopolis vs Tuscola at 7:30
Class 2A Sectional Semi-Final @ Johnston City  :
* Sesser-Valier vs Breese Mater Dei at 7:00
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Finals @ Centralia  :
* Mt. Vernon vs Salem at 6:00
* Olney vs Centralia at 7:30
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Final @ Breese  :
* Freeburg vs Mascoutah at 7:00
Class 3A Regional Quarter-Final @ Herrin  :
* Marion vs Massac County at 7:00
all the Class 1A / 2A Sectionals and Class 3A / 4A Regionals will end Thursday night

 


                                   AREA AND LOCAL SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  it’s registration time for Summer League Baseball and Softball at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park in Newton – the second and final registration date is from 9:00 to 12:00 noon this Saturday, February 18th, at the Skills Building at the Ballpark  :  also for those interested in working this summer as an umpire or in the concession stand for league and/or travel games, send an email note to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   :  plus, if anyone has baseball or softball equipment lying around that’s not used anymore, please consider donating it to the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park Equipment Rummage Sale – equipment donations will also be accepted this Saturday, February 18th – all proceeds go to the Ballpark  :  and for more information or details, check the website online, at  www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life invites everyone to its Coaches versus Cancer game in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School tomorrow night – they’ll be painting the gym “orange” in honor of those diagnosed with kidney cancer and leukemia – so wear your favorite orange clothing, grab your Valentine, and join the local movement in the fight against cancer – at halftime of the Olney / Salem varsity game, a special poem will be read and they’ll pass the basketballs for any donations to the fight against cancer – that’s Coaches versus Cancer tomorrow night in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 6:00 – plus online at  www.1035theeagle.com  :  it’s Olney Lady  Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30 – plus live online, at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

February 11, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney split with Newton
the Tigers won the varsity game over the visiting Eagles 62-53
* Olney was led by Gage Miller with 21 points, Trevor Dobbs had 18 and Luke Lambird added 10
* Newton was led by Collin Harris with 18 points.
the Tigers are back in action next Tuesday night when they’ll host Salem in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS
the Eagles are also back in action next Tuesday night when they’ll host Casey-Westfield in the NCHS Gym

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area downstate scores from last night in Boys High School Basketball
in the other Little Illini Conference games last night
* Robinson over Red Hill 60-49
* Marshall over Sullivan In, 65-58
* Flora over Paris 72-63
* Casey-Westfield over Lawrenceville 59-58
here’s some other area scores from Friday night
* Altamont over St. Elmo Brownstown 63-47
* Benton over Harrisburg 55-46
* Breese Central over Greenville 77-34
* Breese Mater Dei over North County Tech Mo, 73-50
* Carmi over Hamilton County – 59-58
* DuQuoin over Sparta 79-51
* Edwards County over Fairfield 57-47
* Eldorado over Johnston City 94-67
* Murphysboro over West Frankfort 52-39
* Nashville over Carterville 48-34
* North Clay over Clay City 71-62
* Pinckneyville over Anna Jonesboro 74-35
* Wayne City over Sandoval 84-31

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boys Class M State Basketball Tournament ended last night
* Championship Game: Fairfield over Vienna 52-35
* 3rd Place Game: Sesser Valier over Joseph Arthur 51-47
the Class L State Tournament gets started with quarter-final action today at Rend Lake College
the Class S State Tournament Finals are later this afternoon

 


(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops – the LIC Fresh/Soph Tournament will finish up today
it’s the final seven games of the ten team tournament over at the Lawrenceville High School
* Newton plays Hutsonville in the 9th place game this morning at 8:00
* then Olney plays Red Hill at 9:15
* Paris plays Robinson at 10:30
* then the 7th place game at 1:00 will be followed by the 5th place game at 2:15
* it’s Flora against Lawrenceville for 3rd place at 3:30
* and the championship game at 4:45 this afternoon has Marshall against Fairfield

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to a full schedule involving GRAC / Region teams in Junior College Basketball today
although, the Olney Central College teams have a split schedule this weekend
* the Blue Knights have a Region 24 matchup today at 3:00 over at Lewis & Clark College in Godfrey
* the Lady Knights have a non-Region game tomorrow at 2:00 at home against the Milliken University JV
here’s the women & men doubleheaders planned for today in GRAC / Region action
* Lincoln Trail at Southeastern Illinois
* Southwestern Illinois at Wabash Valley
* Shawnee at Lake Land
* Kaskaskia at Rend Lake
* John A. Logan at Vincennes University

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Hoops – Illinois is back in action at home this afternoon
the Fighting Illini are in the State Farm Center today hosting Penn State
* the Illini enters with an overall record at 14-11 and at 4-8 in the Big Ten
* the Nittany Lions come to Champaign at 13-12 on the year and at 5-7 in the Big Ten
Illinois will try to avenge a 71-67 loss two weeks ago to Penn State out in Pennsylvania

 


                                   AREA AND LOCAL SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life invites everyone out next Tuesday, February 14th, for its Coaches versus Cancer game in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School – they’ll be painting the gym “orange” in honor of those diagnosed with kidney cancer and leukemia – so wear your favorite orange clothing, grab your Valentine, and join the local movement in the fight against cancer – at halftime of the Olney / Salem varsity game, a special poem will be read and they’ll pass the basketballs for any donations to the fight against cancer – that’s Coaches versus Cancer next Tuesday night, the 14th, at RCHS in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball this afternoon on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at straight up 12 noon and tipoff at 1:00  :  it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball today on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 3:00 – plus live online, at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the weekend, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

February 10, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Hoops last night – the regular season ended for the Olney Lady Tigers
the Lady Tigers lost the varsity game to a tough Effingham squad, 54-41
* Julie Luna and Lauren Eagleson led Olney with 11 and 10 points respectively
Effingham won the junior varsity game, 40-33
* in one other Class 3A regular season game last night – Paris beat Mt. Zion, 49-38
the Lady Tigers now prepare for their Class 3A Regional game next Monday night at Centralia

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops last night at the Class 2A Regional down at Fairfield
Newton won their first Regional Title since 2012 by beating Mt. Carmel in the championship game, 53-48
* Grace Hartrich led the Lady Eagles with 17 points and 7 rebounds
* Abby Frohning and Ariel Richards added 14 and 13 points respectively
* also congratulations to Newton’s Olivia Shipman who advanced in the Three-Point Showdown event
at 22-7, the Lady Eagles are now in a Sectional Semi-Final matchup against LIC foe Marshall Monday night
in fact, Newton Community High School will host next week’s Class 2A Sectional in the NCHS Gym

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other results from last night’s IHSA Girls Class 1A / 2A Basketball Regionals
Class 2A Regional Championship @ Teutopolis  :
* Teutopolis beat Lawrenceville, 76-65
Class 2A Regional Championship @ Marshall  :
* Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 76-35
Class 2A Regional Championship @ Sullivan  :
* Tuscola beat Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, 45-43
Class 2A Regional Championship @ West Frankfort  :
* Harrisburg beat West Frankfort, 56-52
Class 1A Regional Championship @ Effingham  :
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Altamont, 37-34
Class 1A Regional Championship @ Martinsville  :
* no score available
Class 1A Regional Championship @ Sandoval  :
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat North Clay, 75-35
Class 1A Regional Championship @ Christopher  :
* Christopher beat Woodlawn, 41-16
the 1A and 2A Girls Regional Champs to their respective Sectionals coming up next week

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boys Class S State Basketball Tournament continued last night
it was semi-final action down at Rend Lake College near Ina
* Signal Hill beat Okawville, 65-57
* Woodlawn beat Cairo, 58-47
the Class S Finals will be tomorrow afternoon back at Rend Lake College
meanwhile, the Boys Class M State Finals are tonight at RLC
* Fairfield plays Vienna for the State Title at 7:30
* it’s Sesser-Valier and Joseph Arthur in the third place game at 6:00
the Class L State Tournament gets started with quarter-final action tomorrow at Rend Lake College

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 7th Grade State Basketball Tournaments ended last night
here’s how a few area downstate teams ended up
Class 1A State Championship Game @ East Peoria  :
* Sigel St. Michael’s beat Bartonville Monroe, 62-39 – the Sharpshooters are State Champs at 25-1
Class 2A State Third Place Game @ Clinton  :
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Ashland A-C Central, 37-17 – the Bullpups finished third at 18-7
Class 3A State Championship Game @ Wenona  :
* Washington beat Greenville, 43-38 – the second place Bluejays end the year at 23-2

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Olney dropped all three matches on the road
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match at West Salem in two sets, 15-25 and 23-25
* Olney’s top varsity players were Katey Zuber, Reagan Ameter, and Holly Duncan
Olney lost the 7th grade match in two sets and the 6th grade match in three sets
the Lady Cubs varsity squad is back in action tomorrow at the Albion Tournament

 

(CLAY CITY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Clay City swept two matches
the Lady Cubs won both the 8th grade and 7th grade matches in two sets each

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops – the LIC Fresh/Soph Tournament will finish up tomorrow
it’s the final seven games of the ten team tournament over at the Lawrenceville High School
* Newton plays Hutsonville in the 9th place game tomorrow morning at 8:00
* then Olney plays Red Hill at 9:15
* Paris plays Robinson at 10:30
* then the 7th place game at 1:00 will be followed by the 5th place game at 2:15
* it’s Flora against Lawrenceville for 3rd place at 3:30
* and the championship game at 4:45 between Marshall and Fairfield

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – it’s Sectional time this weekend for all three IHSA classes
the Olney Tigers are among 37 teams represented at the Class 2A Sectional at Mascoutah High School
only four other schools are represented by more wrestlers than Richland County High School
* Chatham Glenwood has 11 wrestlers – Rochester, Cahokia, and Troy Triad each have 9 wrestlers
there are eight Tigers representing Olney while three other schools also have 8 wrestlers competing
* they include Mattoon, Champaign Centennial, and Carbondale
* schools with 5 to 7 wrestlers are Mahomet-Seymour, Springfield High, Marion, Danville, and Mascoutah
* other familiar schools include Centralia, Charleston, Effingham, Mt. Zion, Taylorville, and Mt. Vernon
best of luck to the Olney Tigers as the wrestling begins this evening and continues thru tomorrow
* senior Nathan DeMeyer (27-8) in the 132 pound class
* junior Kyle Beasley (32-3) in the 195 pound class
* junior Cameron Flanagan (31-5) in the 182 pound class
* junior Reese Britton (25-10) in the 126 pound class
* sophomore Ean Pottorff (30-4) in the 138 pound class
* sophomore Login Martin (19-4) in the 113 pound class
* sophomore Kyle Dowty (19-10) in the 220 pound class
* and freshman Skyler Sutton (22-14) in the 285 pound class
the top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the Class 2A State Tournament next weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – it’s back to a full Little Illini Conference schedule tonight
* the Olney Tigers will host the Newton Eagles in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School
* also Flora at Paris, Robinson at Red Hill, and Lawrenceville at Casey-Westfield – Marshall is idle tonight

 


                                   AREA AND LOCAL SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life invites everyone out next Tuesday, February 14th, for its Coaches versus Cancer game in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School – they’ll be painting the gym “orange” in honor of those diagnosed with kidney cancer and leukemia – so wear your favorite orange clothing, grab your Valentine, and join the local movement in the fight against cancer – at halftime of the Olney / Salem varsity game, a special poem will be read and they’ll pass the basketballs for any donations to the fight against cancer – that’s Coaches versus Cancer next Tuesday night, the 14th, at RCHS in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  it’s our Coach’s Corner Show tomorrow morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll be visiting with Olney Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Mark Anselment and talk about Olney Central College Lady Knights Softball with Head Coach Nick Short – plus it will be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – it’s our Coach’s Corner Show, most every Saturday morning’s at 9:00, on CBS Sports Radio WVLN in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger / Newton Eagle basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30 – plus live online, at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

February 9, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night involving the GRAC / Region teams
Olney Central College lost at Wabash Valley College, 77-70
* DaQuan Lilly led OCC with 19, all scored in the 2nd half – Mel’Quan Ames had 13 points and 7 boards
the Blue Knights are now 9-14 on the year and 1-12 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
here’s the other regional Men’s Junior College Basketball scores from last night
* John A. Logan beat Kaskaskia, 81-57
* Lake Land beat Southeastern Illinois, 99-97
* Shawnee beat Lincoln Trail, 91-57
* Southwestern Illinois beat Lewis & Clark, 54-41
the OCC Men play Saturday afternoon at 3:00 out at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball last night involving the GRAC / Region teams
Olney Central College lost at Wabash Valley College, 82-60
* Kelsi Scott had 14 points for the Lady Knights while Brooke Bayles scored 11 points
the Lady Knights are now 14-9 overall and now 7-6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
here’s the other regional Women’s Junior College Basketball scores from last night
* John A. Logan beat Kaskaskia, 73-66
* Southeastern Illinois beat Lake Land, 73-56
* Vincennes University beat Rend Lake, 88-65
* no score available for Lincoln Trail at Shawnee
the OCC Ladies play Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in “The Dungeon” as they host the Millikin University JV

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops last night at the Class 2A Regional down at Fairfield
Newton won a close one over Carmi, 37-36 as Ariel Richards hit a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left in the game
* Richards led the Lady Eagles with 15 points while Abby Frohning scored 12 points
the Lady Eagles improve to 21-7 on the year and advance to tonight’s championship game
Newton’s opponent will be Mt. Carmel as the Lady Aces won their semi-final game over Fairfield, 35-21

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other results from last night’s IHSA Girls Class 1A / 2A Basketball Regionals
Class 2A Regional Semi-Finals @ Sullivan  :
* Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond beat Villa Grove, 52-30 
* Tuscola beat Sullivan, 37-30
Class 1A Regional Semi-Finals @ Effingham  :
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Dieterich, 55-23 
* Altamont beat Obong, 46-35
Class 1A Regional Semi-Finals @ Martinsville  :
* Hume Shiloh beat Arcola, 55-37 
* Neoga beat Chrisman, 51-29
Class 1A Regional Semi-Finals @ Sandoval  :
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat South Central, 73-16 
* North Clay beat Brownstown / St. Elmo, 35-27
Class 1A Regional Semi-Finals @ Christopher  :
* Christopher beat Wayne City, 43-31 
* Woodlawn beat Galatia, 44-29
the 1A and 2A Girls Regionals will all finish with their championship games tonight

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 8th Grade Basketball Sectionals were last night
here’s the results involving some area downstate teams
Class 1A Sectional 7 @ Mulberry Grove  :
* Sigel St. Michael’s beat Pana Sacred Heart, 50-23
Class 2A Sectional 6 @ Effingham  : 
* Paris Crestwood beat Effingham St. Anthony, 50-30
Class 3A Sectional 7 @ Paris  :
* Teutopolis beat Marshall, 45-33
Class 4A Sectional 7 @ Clinton  :
* Springfield Grant beat Charleston, 54-32
the winners advance to their respective State Tournaments which begin this coming Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Wrestling – Olney competed this past Sunday up in Danville
the Cubs Wrestling Club took 10 wrestlers to the Spartan Rumble with over 800 wrestlers taking part
* the Cubs finished 24th among the 53 teams and had 4 champion wrestlers
* congratulations to Carson Bissey, Kaedon Davis, Layndon Jones, and Mason Payne
* in the previous three years, the Cubs have only had one champion from this competitive tournament
the Cubs are back on the mats this coming Sunday at the Cumberland County Tournament

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball – Newton Jasper County was in action Monday and Tuesday
the Junior Lady Eagles lost the 8th grade matches to Effingham and Martinsville, both in two sets each
Effingham and Martinsville also won both 7th grade matches in two sets each as well
* Newton’s top varsity players were Lucy Chapman, Payton Kinder, Sara Myers, and Jacey Parr
with each team at 4-7, the Junior Lady Eagles play again tonight traveling to Albion

 

(CLAY CITY)  in Junior High Volleyball last night – Clay City dropped two matches
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match to West Salem in three sets, 11-25, 25-23, and 9-15
West Salem also won the 7th grade match in three sets
Clay City plays again this evening at home against St. Mary’s Mt. Carmel

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball – the Olney Lady Cubs kick off their 2017 season tonight
the Lady Cubs open up tonight on the road down at West Salem
Olney’s first home matches in the Middle School Gym are next Monday night, February 13th

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 7th Grade State Basketball Tournaments come to an end tonight
there’s a couple of downstate area teams in action on this Thursday night
Class 1A State Championship Game @ East Peoria  :
* Sigel St. Michael’s (24-1) plays Bartonville Monroe (14-1) at 7:30
Class 2A State Third Place Game @ Clinton  :
* Effingham St. Anthony (17-7) plays Ashland A-C Central (23-4) at 6:00
Class 3A State Championship Game @ Wenona  :
* Greenville (23-1) plays Washington (23-1) at 7:30
Class 4A Third Place Game @ Normal  :
* East St. Louis Lincoln (16-2) plays Batavia Rotolo (18-4) at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball – the Class 3A / 4A teams finish up their regular season tonight
that’s the case of the Olney Lady Tigers as they’ll host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym this evening
it will also be “senior night” tonight at Richland County High School – it’s junior varsity action at 6:15

 


                                   AREA AND LOCAL SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life invites everyone out next Tuesday, February 14th, for its Coaches versus Cancer game in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School – they’ll be painting the gym “orange” in honor of those diagnosed with kidney cancer and leukemia – so wear your favorite orange clothing, grab your Valentine, and join the local movement in the fight against cancer – at halftime of the Olney / Salem varsity game, a special poem will be read and they’ll pass the basketballs for any donations to the fight against cancer – that’s Coaches versus Cancer next Tuesday night, the 14th, at RCHS in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle regional basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game time at 7:00 – plus live online, at www.1035theeagle.com   :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30 – plus live online, at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock sports online, at  www.wvlnam.com