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July 13, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball, the 2016 All Star Game was last night in San Diego
the American League beat the National League, 4-2 to capture home field advantage in the World Series
* the game’s Most Valuable Player was Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer who homered and had an RBI single
* the American League has now won 22 of the last 29 Mid-Summer Classics
* however, the National League holds a one game lead in the all-time series, 43 to 42 with 2 ties
the MLB regular season resumes on Friday with a full 15-game schedule
the Cardinals resume their season Friday night at home with the first of three against the Miami Marlins

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Legion Baseball last night – Olney won a single game at home
Olney beat Dieterich on Millspaugh Field, 9-0
* pitchers Landon Pride, Braxton Burgener, and Mason Kocher combined for the 4-hit shutout victory
* at the plate, Luke Lambird and Landon Pride each had three hits apiece – Jake Greifzu added two hits
Olney finishes with a final league record of 8-2 and improves to 14-4 on the year
Olney’s next game is Friday evening at 5:30 in the District Tournament
top-seeded Olney plays the Newton / Altamont winner at Bill Millspaugh Field
the tournament begins with three first round games at the higher seed sites tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  at the 12 Year Old Little League District One Tournament at Salem last night
there were two more games, one in each part of the bracket
* Salem beat Flora in a winner’s bracket semi-final, 21-0
* Olney stayed alive in the tournament with a consolation bracket win over Lawrence County, 10-1
that sets up another elimination round game tonight as Olney will battle Flora in a single 6:00 game
tonight’s winner will play Salem in the first championship game tomorrow night at 6:00
if needed, the second and final championship game would be played Friday night at 6:00
the tournament winner advances to the 12 Year Old Sub State Tournament in Beardstown next weekend

 

(OLNEY)  at the 10 Year Old Little League District One Tournament in Mt. Carmel last night
it was another elimination round game with only two teams remaining
* the Olney All-Stars won their fourth game in as many nights, beating Salem, 6-5
* so the second and final championship game is tonight as Olney plays Salem again
the winner advances to the 10 Year Old Sub State Tournament to start this Friday at Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football news from Richland County High School
today is the third and final morning of the Olney Tiger Football Camp at RCHS
* the Tigers will host two camps the next today days for the Olney Junior Football League
* it’s an JFL Offensive Camp tomorrow and the JFL Defensive Camp on Friday
the Tigers will then host the final three days of OTF Camp next Monday thru Wednesday
the Tigers will compete at the Mt. Carmel 7-on-7 Camp a week from Friday, July 22nd
* the Tigers competed well at the Urbana 7-on-7 event last Saturday on July 9th
high school football practice officially starts on Monday, August 8th, around Illinois
the Olney Tigers have their Football Scrimmage “Meet The Tigers” Night on August 19th
the Tigers open their 2016 season a week later on Friday night, August 26th, at Lawrenceville

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Richland County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 20th Annual Golf Outing, set for Friday, August 12th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 – the $260 per four-person team fee includes lunch, golf cart, and 18 holes of golf, plus there’s several great prizes and a $15,000 Hole-In-One prize – lunch ticket only is $10 – for details or to sign up, contact the Chamber Office during regular hours – call 618-392-2241 or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(NEWTON)  the Winterrowd Lodge #664 will have its Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 6th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – with only 25 teams to be accepted, the entry fee is $60 per person with green fees & carts furnished, plus food provided from 9:00 to 1:00 and plenty of prizes and other refreshments – tee time is at 8:00 that morning – for details or to sign up, call the Club at  618-395-1661

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney FFA Alumni 15th Annual Golf Outing & Raffle is set for Friday, August 5th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 – the cost is $50 per person or $200 for a team of four with all proceeds to sponsor FFA activities and scholarships at RCHS – team prizes include four St. Louis Cardinal tickets for the top three teams – plus raffle tickets are on sale for your Grand Prize choice of $5,000 cash or $5,000 towards a purchase of a 4-wheeler at Travco Motorsports in Olney or at an Alliance John Deere dealer – second place gets $250 and third place $100 – the drawing will be August 5th at the Golf Outing – need not be present to win – must be 16 years old – tickets are $10 each on sale from any FFA or FFA Alumni member – for details, call Jamie at  618-843-5488

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Thunder 5th Grade Girls Basketball Traveling Team is currently selling “hog raffle” tickets with two winners to get a half hog, to cut their way, from Hartrich Meats in Ste. Marie – there’s only 500 tickets to be sold at $5 each with the drawing to be held August 1st or when all tickets are sold – need not be present to win – proceeds to help pay tournament costs – get tickets from any O-Town Thunder team member – also for more information or tickets, call Jonathon at  618-839-6956

 

(OLNEY)  the 2nd Annual “Teed Off Against Child Abuse” Glow Ball Golf Tournament is coming up Friday night, July 22nd, at the Mt. Carmel Golf Course, sponsored by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department with all proceeds to benefit The Guardian Center – includes golf carts and glow balls with a 7:30 tee time and all golfers must bring their own flashlight – to sign up call Derek at  618-262-2706

 

(OLNEY)  tri-state golfers are invited to the annual Petroleum Club of Olney’s Golf Outing set for Thursday, July 21st, a week from tomorrow – the 18 hole golf tournament is a four person scramble event with a shotgun start and tee times at either 8:00 or 1:00 – it’s $70 per person – various prizes and plenty of food thru the day  :  the P-Club’s Annual Picnic is also thru the day on that Thursday – $50 tickets are on sale with a $20,000 grand prize, five $1,000 prizes, plus more – also plenty of food throughout the day for lunch and supper – get tickets at the gate – call the Petroleum Club for more information, at  618-392-2541

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association is looking for teams and players  :  teams are needed for the coed slow pitch 2016 season with games on Friday nights, beginning August 5th – it’s for those age 15 and older  :  teams & players are also needed for the women’s fast pitch 2016 season with games played on Sundays, starting August 7th – for those entering high school and older  :  the sign up deadline for either league is this Saturday, the 16th  :  call Julia at  618-204-1958  or check the RCAA Facebook page online

 

(OLNEY)  it’s a Free Pool Night this Sunday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney, courtesy of the Olney Elks #926 – all Richland County families are welcome – there will be food & drinks following the free swim, thanks to Pizza Fast & Prairie Farms Dairy – all are invited Sunday night

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 12, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  the regular season schedule in Major League Baseball is on hold during the All Star Break
with the Home Run Derby held last night, the 2016 All Star Game is tonight at Petco Park in San Diego
the Cardinals and all other teams are idle until Friday night when the MLB season resumes later this week

 

(NEWTON)  in Senior Legion Baseball over the weekend – Newton dropped two games
the District Tournament began with action on Saturday
* Newton lost its first game to Effingham, 8-6 – Effingham had four unearned runs
* Newton was then eliminated from the tournament by Mt. Vernon, 2-0
the Newton Post 20 Senior Legion team finishes the summer season at 10-9
“thanks” to all the supporters, coaches, players, parents, and fans

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Legion Baseball last night – Olney won a single game
Olney beat Breese, 15-4 with Dylan Hires picking up the win on the mound
* Landon Pride led Olney with four hits while Lucas Harmon had three hits
* Luke Lambird, Trey Puckett, Braxton Burgener, and Mason Kocher had two hits each
Olney improves to 13-4 on the season and will host Dieterich tonight at 6:00
the Olney squad is the #1 seed in the upcoming District Tournament starting Thursday

 

(NEWTON)  in Illinois Cal Ripken 12 Year Old Baseball from last weekend
the Newton All-Stars won the State Championship by beating Evergreen Park, 5-1
* Newton advanced with previous wins over Homewood, Mattoon, and Evergreen Park
the Newton boys now move on to the Ohio Valley Regional to be played in Mattoon
* Newton will play teams from West Virginia and Kentucky on Thursday
the Tournament is scheduled to continue thru the weekend – best of luck to the Jasper County boys

 

(OLNEY)  at the 12 Year Old Little League District One Tournament last night at Salem
there were two elimination round games played
* Olney beat Robinson, 14-2
* Lawrence County beat Mt. Carmel, 8-6
that sets up two more games tonight over at Salem
* in the winner’s bracket – Salem plays Flora at 6:00
* in another elimination game – Olney plays Lawrence County at 8:00
the tournament continues with a single elimination game tomorrow night
the final game will be Thursday night unless another game is needed Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  at the 11 Year Old Little League District One Tournament last night at Flora
it was the second and final championship game
* Flora slipped by Olney, 12-10
Flora advances to the 11 Year Old Sub State Tournament this weekend in Olney’s Musgrove Park
the Olney 11 Year Old All-Stars are finished in post-season action

 

(OLNEY)  at the 10 Year Old Little League District One Tournament last night at Mt. Carmel
it was another elimination round game
* Olney won its third straight game to stay alive in the tournament, by beating Flora, 10-5
Olney now advances to a championship game tonight against Salem at 6:00
an Olney win would force a second and final championship game against Salem tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team competition from Saturday’s Marion Invitational
Olney finished among the top teams in the 14-team event, although no scores were kept
* other teams were from Marion, Carbondale, Mt. Vernon, Herrin, Du Quoin, Fairfield
* also from McLeansboro, Mt. Carmel, Carmi, Anna, Salem, Red Bud, and Kentucky
of 19 Tigersharks competing, 17 had at least one top five finish among four events each
* Owen Powell won all four of his events for 15 year old boys
* Landyn Piercefield won three of his four events for 11 year old boys
* Maria Mayorga won two of her four events for 13 year old girls  (also a 2nd and 3rd)
* Jadyn Holubek won two of her four events for 12 year old girls  (also a 3rd and 4th)
* Danielle Brown won two of her four events for 10 year old girls  (also a 2nd and 3rd)
* Blair Grove won one of her four events for 7 year old girls
* Eduardo Mayorga had three 2nd’s and a 3rd in his four events for 16 year old boys
* Emma Hefferman had two 2nd’s in her four events for 7 year old girls
* Jade Nosek had one 2nd place finish in her four events for 6 year old girls
* Noah Church has two 2nd’s and two 3rd’s in his four events for 13 year old boys
* Emma Gulovsen had four 3rd place finishes in her four events for 14 year old girls
* Ari Leslie had 2nd and 4th place finishes in her four events for 8 year old girls
* Aubrey Lambird had a 2nd and two 4th place finished in her four events for 9 year old girls
* Asher Lambird had 2nd and 5th place finishes in his four events for 8 year old boys
* Owen Davis had a 4th place finish among his events for 11 year old boys
* Carolyn Powell a 3rd, a 4th, and two 5th place finishes in her events for 13 year old girls
* Kyan Nosek had 4th and 5th place finishes in her events for 12 year old girls
congratulations to all the Tigersharks for a job well done this past Saturday
the Tigersharks will this Thursday host Greene County, Indiana at the Musgrove Aquatic Center

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Thunder 5th Grade Girls Basketball Traveling Team is currently selling “hog raffle” tickets with two winners to get a half hog, to cut their way, from Hartrich Meats in Ste. Marie – there’s only 500 tickets to be sold at $5 each with the drawing to be held August 1st or when all tickets are sold – need not be present to win – proceeds to help pay tournament costs – get tickets from any O-Town Thunder team member – also for more information or tickets, call Jonathon at  618-839-6956

 

(OLNEY)  tri-state golfers are invited to the annual Petroleum Club of Olney’s Golf Outing set for Thursday, July 21st, now nearly a week away – the 18 hole golf tournament is a four person scramble event with a shotgun start and tee times at either 8:00 or 1:00 – it’s $70 per person – various prizes and plenty of food thru the day  :  the P-Club’s Annual Picnic is also thru the day on that Thursday – $50 tickets are on sale with a $20,000 grand prize, five $1,000 prizes, plus more – also plenty of food throughout the day for lunch and supper – get tickets at the gate – call the Petroleum Club for more information, at  618-392-2541

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association is looking for teams and players  :  teams are needed for the coed slow pitch 2016 season with games on Friday nights, beginning August 5th – it’s for those age 15 and older  :  teams & players are also needed for the women’s fast pitch 2016 season with games played on Sundays, starting August 7th – for those entering high school and older  :  the sign up deadline for either league is this Saturday, the 16th  :  call Julia at  618-204-1958  or check the RCAA Facebook page online

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 11, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday
the Cardinals took two from the Brewers, winning Saturday, 8-1 and yesterday, 5-1
* the only other Midwestern team that won two games was the Twins
* Midwestern teams that split two were the Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Pirates, Tigers, Astros, and Braves
* the Midwestern teams that lost two games were the Reds, Indians, and Rangers
the Cardinals and all other teams are now idle until Friday night, due to the All-Star Break
the Home Run Derby is tonight with the All Star Game tomorrow night, all in Petco Park in San Diego

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team competition from Saturday
the Olney Tigersharks were at the Marion Invitational down in Williamson County
* 19 Tigersharks took part in the event, although no team and no high point winners were announced
we’ll look at some of the individual results in our sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League All-Star Baseball over the weekend at Salem
the 12 Year Old District One Tournament started Saturday with six teams
there were two first round games
* Olney beat Lawrence County, 12-2
* Mt. Carmel beat Robinson in eight innings, 11-8
the second round games were played last evening in the winner's bracket
* Salem beat Olney, 4-2
* Flora beat Mt. Carmel, 18-4
the third round games tonight will include two elimination round games
* Lawrence County plays Mt. Carmel at 6:00
* Olney plays Robinson at 8:00
the tournament continues with two games tomorrow night
then single games Wednesday, Thursday, and maybe Friday, if needed

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League All-Star Softball over the weekend up in Evergreen Park
the 12 Year Old Sub-State Tournament was held with the best of three game series
* the Olney All-Stars played hard, but lost both games
while both teams, regardless of wins and/or losses, advance to the State Tournament
the Olney squad will not be competing at Peru, Illinois

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League All-Star Baseball over the weekend at Flora
the 11 Year Old District One Tournament continued with only four teams
* in the lone elimination round game Saturday night, Olney beat Mt. Carmel, 14-1
the tournament’s first championship game was last night
* Olney beat Flora, 12-9
the second and final championship game is tonight
* Olney will play Flora again in the final title game

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League All-Star Baseball over the weekend at Mt. Carmel
the 10 Year Old District One Tournament continued with six teams
it was two elimination round games played on Saturday evening
* Olney beat Lawrence County, 7-5
* Robinson beat Mt. Carmel, 19-9
there were two more games played last evening
* in the winner's bracket - Salem beat Flora, 8-2
* in the elimination round game - Olney beat Robinson, 12-4
there’s a single elimination round game tonight
* Olney will play Flora
the first championship game is tomorrow night with the final title game Wednesday night

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Richland County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 20th Annual Golf Outing, set for Friday, August 12th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 – the $260 per four-person team fee includes lunch, golf cart, and 18 holes of golf, plus there’s several great prizes and a $15,000 Hole-In-One prize – lunch ticket only is $10 – for details or to sign up, contact the Chamber Office during regular hours – call 618-392-2241 or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney FFA Alumni 15th Annual Golf Outing & Raffle is set for Friday, August 5th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 – the cost is $50 per person or $200 for a team of four with all proceeds to sponsor FFA activities and scholarships at RCHS – team prizes include four St. Louis Cardinal tickets for the top three teams – plus raffle tickets are on sale for your Grand Prize choice of $5,000 cash or $5,000 towards a purchase of a 4-wheeler at Travco Motorsports in Olney or at an Alliance John Deere dealer – second place gets $250 and third place $100 – the drawing will be August 5th at the Golf Outing – need not be present to win – must be 16 years old – tickets are $10 each on sale from any FFA or FFA Alumni member – for details, call Jamie at  618-843-5488

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Thunder 5th Grade Girls Basketball Traveling Team is currently selling “hog raffle” tickets with two winners to get a half hog, to cut their way, from Hartrich Meats in Ste. Marie – there’s only 500 tickets to be sold at $5 each with the drawing to be held August 1st or when all tickets are sold – need not be present to win – proceeds to help pay tournament costs – get tickets from any O-Town Thunder team member – also for more information or tickets, call Jonathon at  618-839-6956

 

(OLNEY)  tri-state golfers are invited to the annual Petroleum Club of Olney’s Golf Outing set for Thursday, July 21st, now nearly a week away – the 18 hole golf tournament is a four person scramble event with a shotgun start and tee times at either 8:00 or 1:00 – it’s $70 per person – various prizes and plenty of food thru the day  :  the P-Club’s Annual Picnic is also thru the day on that Thursday – $50 tickets are on sale with a $20,000 grand prize, five $1,000 prizes, plus more – also plenty of food throughout the day for lunch and supper – get tickets at the gate – call the Petroleum Club for more information, at  618-392-2541

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association is looking for teams and players  :  teams are needed for the coed slow pitch 2016 season with games on Friday nights, beginning August 5th – it’s for those age 15 and older  :  teams & players are also needed for the women’s fast pitch 2016 season with games played on Sundays, starting August 7th – for those entering high school and older  :  the sign up deadline for either league is this Saturday, the 16th  :  call Julia at  618-204-1958  or check the RCAA Facebook page online

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 9, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals dropped a game to the Brewers, 4-3
* Midwestern teams that won were the Pirates – Indians – Braves
* Midwestern teams that lost were the Cubs – Tigers – Reds – Twins – White Sox - Royals
the Cardinals are back in action today in Milwaukee for the second of three against the Brewers

 

(NEWTON)  in Senior Legion Baseball - the District Tournament is this weekend
in fact, the five team tournament will start today at Teutopolis High School
* Teutopolis is the top seed, followed by Effingham, Newton, Mt. Vernon, & Robinson
there are four games today, with four more games tomorrow
* Newton Post 20 plays Effingham today at 12 noon
* with a win, Newton advances to play tomorrow morning at 9:00
* with a loss, Newton drops down to play later this evening at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  the 11 Year Old District One Tournament continued last night in Flora
with only four teams involved there was one winner's bracket game
* Flora beat Olney, 5-3
the other game was an elimination round game
* Mt. Carmel eliminated Lawrence County from the tournament, 24-2
that sets up another elimination round game tonight at 7:00
* Olney will play Mt. Carmel
tonight's winner advances to play Flora in a championship round final game tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  the 10 Year Old District One Tournament continued last night in Mt. Carmel
with six teams in the tournament, there were two winner's bracket games last night
* Salem beat Lawrence County, 10-0
* Flora beat Robinson, 14-5
there are two more games scheduled for tonight, both of which are elimination games
* Mt. Carmel plays Robinson at 5:00
* Olney plays Lawrence County at 7:00
with two more games tomorrow night, there's single games on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, if needed

 

(OLNEY)  the 12 Year Old District One Tournament begins tonight at Salem
with six teams in the tournament, there are two first round games tonight
* Olney plays Lawrence County at 5:00
* Mt. Carmel plays Robinson at 7:00
the two bye teams are Flora and Salem, who'll play tonight's winners tomorrow night
the tournament continues thru Tuesday, maybe Wednesday of next week

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League 12 Year Old All-Star Softball action
the Sub-State Tournament starts tonight in Evergreen Park, Illinois
the only two teams are from Olney and Evergreen Park, with both teams advancing to State next week
the State Tournament up at Peru, Illinois will involve eight total teams from around Illinois

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team competition – Olney is back in the water today
the Tigersharks are at the Marlins’ Invitational Swim Meet down at Marion

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association is looking for teams and players  :  teams are needed for the coed slow pitch 2016 season with games on Friday nights, beginning August 5th – it’s for those age 15 and older  :  teams & players are also needed for the women’s fast pitch 2016 season with games played on Sundays, starting August 7th – for those entering high school and older  :  the deadline to sign up for either league is Saturday, the 16th  :  call Julia at  618-204-1958  or check the RCAA Facebook page online

 

(CLAY CITY)  the Clay City Lady Wolves Volleyball team has a fundraising breakfast and raffle drawing coming up this morning from now to 11:00 at the Clay City Community Building – gun raffle tickets will be on sale that morning – pay at the door – all proceeds will go to help purchase uniforms & equipment

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 12:15 and game time at around 1:10  :  and it’s latest in sports, all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

 

 

July 8, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday with a limited schedule
the Cardinals finally beat the Pirates, 5-1 salvaging the final of four games against Pittsburgh in St. Louis
* other Midwestern teams that won were the Royals, Twins, and Braves
* Midwestern teams that lost were the Cubs, Indians, Tigers, Astros, and Rangers
* Midwestern teams that were idle Thursday were the White Sox, Reds, and Brewers
the Cardinals are back in action tonight in Milwaukee for the first of three against the Brewers this weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team competition last night – Olney won a dual meet at home
the Tigersharks beat visiting Marshall, 537 to 132 at the Musgrove Aquatic Center
* congratulations to all the top finishing swimmers from Olney in their respective events
the Tigersharks will take part in the Marlins’ Invitational Swim Meet tomorrow down at Marion

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League 11 Year Old All-Star action from last night’s first round games
at the District One Tournament in Flora, there are only four teams taking part
* Olney (Richland County) beat Lawrenceville (Lawrence County), 16-0
* Flora (Clay County) beat Mt. Carmel, 13-4
there are two more games on tap tonight in Flora
* Olney plays Flora in the winner’s bracket
* the first elimination round game is at 8:00 between Lawrenceville and Mt. Carmel
the Tournament continues thru Sunday, maybe Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League 10 Year Old All-Star action from last night’s first round games
at the District One Tournament in Mt. Carmel, there are six teams taking part
* Salem beat Mt. Carmel, 11-1
* Clay County (Flora) beat Olney (Richland County), 11-6
there are two more games tonight in the winner’s bracket
* Salem plays Robinson and Clay County (Flora) plays Lawrenceville (Lawrence County)
then there are two elimination round games tomorrow with games continuing thru Monday, maybe Tuesday

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League 12 Year Old All-Star action
there are six teams taking part in the District One Tournament over at Salem

 

(OLNEY)  in Little League 12 Year Old All-Star Softball action
the Sub-State Tournament starts tomorrow night up in Evergreen Park, Illinois
the only two teams are Olney and Evergreen Park with both teams advancing to State next week
the State Tournament up at Peru, Illinois will involve eight teams from around Illinois

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Richland County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 20th Annual Golf Outing, set for Friday, August 12th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 – the $260 per four-person team fee includes lunch, golf cart, and 18 holes of golf, plus there’s several great prizes and a $15,000 Hole-In-One prize – lunch ticket only is $10 – for details or to sign up, contact the Chamber Office during regular hours – call 618-392-2241 or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney FFA Alumni 15th Annual Golf Outing & Raffle is set for Friday, August 5th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 – the cost is $50 per person or $200 for a team of four with all proceeds to sponsor FFA activities and scholarships at RCHS – team prizes include four St. Louis Cardinal tickets for the top three teams – plus raffle tickets are on sale for your Grand Prize choice of $5,000 cash or $5,000 towards a purchase of a 4-wheeler at Travco Motorsports in Olney or at an Alliance John Deere dealer – second place gets $250 and third place $100 – the drawing will be August 5th at the Golf Outing – need not be present to win – must be 16 years old – tickets are $10 each on sale from any FFA or FFA Alumni member – for details, call Jamie at  618-843-5488

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Thunder 5th Grade Girls Basketball Traveling Team is currently selling “hog raffle” tickets with two winners to get a half hog, to cut their way, from Hartrich’s Meats in Ste. Marie – there’s only 500 tickets to be sold at $5 each with the drawing to be held August 1st or when all tickets are sold – need not be present to win – proceeds to help pay tournament costs – get tickets from any O-Town Thunder team member – also for more information or tickets, call Jonathon at  618-839-6956

 

(OLNEY)  tri-state golfers are invited to the annual Petroleum Club of Olney’s Golf Outing & Picnic set for Thursday, July 21st, less than two weeks away – the 18 hole golf tournament is a four person scramble event with a shotgun start and tee times at either 8:00 or 1:00 – it’s $70 per person – various prizes and plenty of food thru the day and night – $50 tickets are on sale with a $20,000 grand prize, five $1,000 prizes, plus more – get tickets at the door – call the P-Club for more information, at  618-392-2541

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association is looking for teams and players  :  teams are needed for the coed slow pitch 2016 season with games on Friday nights, beginning August 5th – it’s for those age 15 and older  :  teams & players are also needed for the women’s fast pitch 2016 season with games played on Sundays, starting August 7th – for those entering high school and older  :  the deadline for entry for both leagues is Saturday, July 16th  :  call Julie at  618-204-1958  or check the RCAA Facebook page online

 

(CLAY CITY)  the Clay City Lady Wolves Volleyball team has a fundraising breakfast and raffle drawing coming up tomorrow morning from 7:00 to 11:00 at the Clay City Community Building – gun raffle tickets will be on sale that morning – pay at the door – all proceeds will go to help purchase uniforms & equipment

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:15 and game time at around 7:10  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com