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May 18, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs
the Blues were shut out on their home ice as the San Jose Sharks beat St. Louis last night, 4-0
now tied at one game each, the Western Conference series switches to San Jose tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals lost at home to Colorado, 3-1 with game two the three game series in St. Louis tonight
* the Midwestern winning teams were the Royals, Brewers, Pirates, Indians, and Tigers
* teams that lost last night were the Cubs, White Sox, Reds, Twins, Braves, and Rangers

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Girls Class S State Track Meet was last Saturday down at Herrin
there were over 300 junior high athletes competing and representing over 50 downstate schools
St. Bruno Pinckneyville won the Girls Class S State Track Meet with Saint Clare O’Fallon finishing second
* the Olney St. Joe Lady Wildcats finished in 15th place with seven girls competing in eight events
here’s the St. Joe results for girls
* Chelsea Ochs was 3rd in the 100 meter dash
* Evelyn Atkins was 4th in the high jump
* Chelsea Ochs was 6th in the 200 meter dash
* Haven Doll was 12th in the 1600 meter run
* Chelsea Ochs was 12th in the shot put
* Evelyn Atkins was 13th in the 800 meter run
* Marni Burgener, Tristen Payne, Kaylei Eubank, and Evelyn Atkins were 14th in the 1600 meter relay
* Tatum David was 15th in the 1600 meter run
congratulations to all these Lady Wildcats from St. Joseph School in Olney at the Girls Class S State Meet

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boys Class S State Track Meet was last Saturday down at Herrin
there were over 350 junior high athletes competing and representing over 60 downstate schools
Field School in Texico won the Boys Class S State Track Meet with Adams School finishing second
* the St. Joe Wildcats did not finish among the top teams but were represented well by four young men
here’s the St. Joe results for boys
* Gavin Dorn, Cadin Ackman, Parker Mann, and Colin Clodfelter were 9th in the 1600 meter relay
* Gavin Dorn was 11th in the 7th grade 100 meter dash
congratulations to all these Wildcats from St. Joseph School in Olney at the Boys Class S State Track Meet

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Girls Class L State Track Meet was last Saturday down at Carterville
there were over 320 junior high athletes competing and representing over 50 downstate schools
Du Quoin won the Girls Class L State Track Meet with Marion finishing in second place
* the Olney Lady Cubs finished in 18th place with only two girls competing in only two events
Here’s the Olney results for girls
* Tara Hughes was 2nd in the high jump
* Brittany Black was 4th in the shot put
congratulations to these Lady Cubs from RCMS in Olney at the Girls Class L State Track

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boys Class L State Track Meet was last Saturday down at Carterville
there were over 300 junior high athletes competing and representing over 50 downstate schools
Marion won the Boys Class L State Track Meet with Collinsville finishing in second place
* the Olney Cubs finished in 27th place with six young men competing in four of the fourteen events
Here’s the Olney results for boys
* Kaleb Foster was 7th in the 100 meter hurdles
* Kaleb Foster was 8th in the high jump
* Garrett Wright was 9th in the 7th grade 100 meter dash
* Jace Greenwood, Seth Ingram, Jaedyn Moyes, and Kaleb Foster were 14th in the 400 meter relay
congratulations to all these Cubs from RCMS in Olney at the Boys Class L State Track Meet

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys Class 8A State Track Meet was held Saturday in East Peoria
there were over 800 junior high athletes competing, representing over 550 schools taking part
Morrison Junior High won the Boys Class 8A State Track Meet – Rock Falls St. Andrews finished second
* among area schools – Altamont was 5th, Paris Crestwood was 18th, and Effingham St. Anthony was 26th there was one local Jasper County athlete that competed for the Newton St. Thomas Saints
* Seth Weber was 7th in the high jump
congratulations on a job well done at the Boys 8A State Track Meet

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Girls Class 8A State Track Meet was held Saturday in East Peoria
there were over 700 junior high athletes competing, representing over 500 schools taking part
Danville Schlarmann won the Girls Class 8A State Track Meet – Fox River Grove finished second
* area schools – Brownstown was 4th, St. Anthony was 12th, Altamont & Sigel St. Michael’s were 16th
there was one local Jasper County athlete that competed for Newton St. Thomas
* Abby Stone was 10th in the 800 meter run
congratulations on a job well done at the Girls 8A State Track Meet

 

(NEWTON)  here’s how some other area schools did in the IESA 7th Grade State Track Meets
in the Boys Class 7A State Meet
* Neoga was 1st, Paris Crestwood was 3rd, Altamont 7th, St. Anthony 16th, Toledo Cumberland 17th
in the Girls Class 7A State Meet
* Paris Crestwood finished 10th and Cowden-Herrick was 20th

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys & Girls 7AA and 8AA State Track Meets are this Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  after yesterday’s rain, the IHSA Class 1A / 2A Baseball Regionals resume today
* Class 2A @ Newton  :  Newton plays Breese Mater Dei at 4:00  :  Carlyle plays Flora at 6:30
* Class 2A @ McLeansboro  :  Carmi plays Fairfield  :  Hamilton County plays West Frankfort
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Teutopolis plays Vandalia  :  Breese Central plays Greenville
* Class 1A @ Kinmundy  :  Neoga plays Mulberry Grove  :  Dieterich plays South Central
* Class 1A @ Oblong  :  Oblong plays Hutsonville-Palestine 
* Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Altamont plays Beecher City / Cowden-Herrick

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 1A / 2A Softball Regionals also resume today
* Class 2A @ Flora  :  Teutopolis plays Robinson at 4:30  :  Newton plays Flora at 6:30
* Class 2A @ Waltonville  :  West Frankfort plays Mt. Carmel
* Class 2A @ Tuscola  :  Marshall plays Cumberland
* Class 2A @ Macon  :  Macon Meridian plays Pana  :  Warrensburg-Latham plays Shelbyville
* Class 1A @ Casey  :  Oblong plays Hutsonville-Palestine
* Class 1A @ Clay  City  :  Red Hill plays Woodlawn  :  Clay City plays South Central
* Class 1A @ Effingham  :  St. Elmo / Brownstown plays Stewardson-Strasburg / Windsor
* Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Edwards County plays Webber Township
* Class 1A @ Bethany  :  Okaw Valley plays Beecher City / Cowden-Herrick
* Class 1A @ Lebanon  :  Lebanon plays Christ Our Rock Lutheran
* Class 1A @ Crab Orchard  :  NCOE plays Campbell Hill Trico

 

(OLNEY)  in IHSA Boys Track & Field later this afternoon
the Class 2A Sectional is today up at Champaign Central High School
along with the Olney Tigers, some of the other fourteen schools taking part include
* Effingham, Charleston, Paris, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Zion, Mattoon, Tolono Unity, and others 

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Tiger Boy’s Basketball Camp will be held next week, Monday thru Thursday, May 23rd thru 26th, in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney – sessions for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders will be held each morning from 10:30 to 12:00 noon – sessions for 4th and 5th graders will be held each afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the registration will be held 30 minutes prior to each session next Monday – for more information, contact RCHS Olney Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan, at 393-7072 – the Olney Tiger Boy’s Basketball Camp for those in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will be held the following week, Tuesday thru Friday, May 31st thru June 3rd, each afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00, also at RCHS

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual “Putt-Putt For Kid’s Sake” is coming up this Saturday, all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County – it’s 9 holes of miniature golf with each hole located at a different location in Olney – at The Eagles Lodge, the VFW, Bobalou’s, the Fireside, the Elk’s Lodge, The Holiday, Friday Nite Lites, El Rancherito, and the Richland Country Club – registration begins at 10:30 that morning at The Eagles Lodge in Olney with tee time at 11:00 – participants must be 21 to enter – green fees are $30 per person or $120 for a four-person team with entry fees to be mailed to 801 South West Street, Suite 117, Olney – food & t-shirts included – plus Rides Mass Transit will take the players from hole to hole courtesy of Richland Memorial Hospital – prizes to the highest & lowest scores – check their Facebook page for info

 

(OLNEY)  a fundraising 5K Color Run will be held on this coming Saturday at the Richland County Middle School, starting at 9:00 – the cost is $20 per participant and registration can be completed at Eventbrite, online – proceeds will help the Elm Street Christian Church Mission of Hope with a mission trip to Haiti

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Junior Pro Football signup continues tomorrow night, from 6:00 to 8:00, at Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s for any Richland County student entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the registration fee is $40 per player – for more information or details, call Julia, at  443-618-1859  or check the Olney Junior Pro Facebook page online

 

(NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Wednesday  :
* Newton Lady Eagle softball at the Flora Regional this evening
* Newton Eagle baseball at the Newton Regional this afternoon
* Olney Tiger baseball at home with Charleston – it’ll be Senior Day
* Olney Lady Tiger softball at home with Charleston – it’ll be Senior Day

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 4:00  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger softball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch at 7:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – plus sports around the clock, 24-7, online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 17, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball on Monday
the Cardinals were idle yesterday and last night as they open a series with the Rockies in St. Louis tonight
* other Midwestern teams that did not play Monday were the Cubs, White Sox, and Brewers
* the Midwestern teams that won last night were the Tigers, Indians, and Pirates
* teams that lost last night were the Reds, Twins, Braves, and Rangers
* the Royals were rained out

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs
* the Penguins beat the Lightning last night, 3-2 in overtime – that series is now tied at one game apiece
with the Blues leading the Sharks, one game to none, game two is back in St. Louis tonight

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton won their regional opening game at home
the Class 2A Regional began with higher seeded Newton hosting Lawrenceville
the Eagles beat LIC foe Lawrenceville, 8-2 as Newton outhit the visiting Indians, 12 to 10
* Tim Weber got the win for Newton by pitching the final 4 innings of the game in relief of Nate Meinhart
* Luke Geier led Newton with 3 hits and 2 RBI while Connor Bierman had 2 hits and 2 RBI
* also with a two hit game was Mitch Bierman and John Grunloh
Newton improves to 16-9 on the year and will host the sub-regional top-seeded Breese Mater Dei tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area results in High School Baseball Regional action
* Class 2A  :  Flora beat Robinson, 19-10
* Class 2A  :  Vandalia beat Effingham St. Anthony, 5-0
* Class 2A  :  Marshall beat Georgetown Ridge Farm, 5-4
* Class 2A  :  Sullivan beat Pana, 4-1
* Class 2A  :  Broadlands Heritage beat Cumberland, 7-6
* Class 2A  :  Fairfield beat Mt. Carmel, 8-4
* Class 2A  :  Eldorado beat Johnston City, 13-4
* Class 1A  :  Beecher City / Cowden-Herrick beat Ramsey, 3-2
* Class 1A  :  NCOE beat Thompsonville, 12-2
* Class 1A  :  Wayne City beat Grayville, 14-4
* Class 1A  :  Lebanon beat Sandoval, 1-0
today’s Class 2A and 1A Baseball Regional games are in jeopardy due to today’s weather conditions

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some area results in High School Softball Regional action from yesterday
* Class 2A  :  Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 2-1
* Class 2A  :  Mt. Carmel beat Fairfield, 9-5
* Class 2A  :  Greenville beat Vandalia, 12-3
* Class 2A  :  Pana beat Cerro Gordo, 5-4
* Class 2A  :  Sullivan beat Villa Grove, 14-0
* Class 2A  :  Hamilton County beat Eldorado, 13-0
* Class 2A  :  Trenton Wesclin beat Sparta, 10-1
* Class 1A  :  Red Hill beat Cisne, 3-2
* Class 1A  :  Webber beat Grayville, 10-5
these are the only scores reported to us and to the IHSA from yesterday
today’s Class 2A and 1A Softball Regional games are in jeopardy due to today’s weather conditions

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball – Newton is scheduled to begin postseason play this evening
the Class 2A Regional at Flora has two games scheduled for this Tuesday
* Teutopolis against Robinson at 4:30
* the Newton Lady Eagles against Flora at 6:30
the winners will meet in the Regional Championship game on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Class 3A regular season High School Baseball yesterday – Olney won at home
the Tigers outlasted the rain and beat Centralia, 10-5 as Olney outhit the visiting Orphans, 10 to 8
* Dylan Hires was Olney’s winning pitcher allowing only 3 earned runs while striking out 5
* Hunter Wyatt led Olney with 2 hits and 2 RBI, while Chance Runyon had 2 hits and 1 RBI
* Luke Lambird also had a 2 hit day – Connor Adams and Mason Kocher each had an RBI hit
now at 14-8-1, the Tigers are back in action tomorrow as they host Charleston in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in a couple of other regular season games yesterday in High School Baseball
in a final makeup game in the Little Illini Conference
* Edwards County beat Red Hill, 12-2
in a regular season game
* Teutopolis beat Paris, 14-2

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA State Track Meets were this past Saturday
the Class L Meet for both girls and boys at Carterville
the Class S Meet for both boys and girls at Herrin
* we’ll look at the results involving our local Olney athletes and others in our sports report tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  the IESA’s 7A and 8A State Track Meets were over the weekend
* we’ll look at the results involving our local Jasper County athletes & others in our sports report tomorrow
the IESA’s 7AA and 8AA large school State Track Meets are this coming weekend up in East Peoria

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual “Putt-Putt For Kid’s Sake” is coming up this Saturday, May 21st, all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County – it’s 9 holes of miniature golf with each hole located at a different location in Olney – at The Eagles Lodge, the VFW, Bobalou’s, the Fireside, the Elk’s Lodge, The Holiday, Friday Nite Lites, El Rancherito, and the Richland Country Club – registration begins at 10:30 that morning at The Eagles Lodge in Olney with tee time at 11:00 – participants must be 21 to enter – green fees are $30 per person or $120 for a four-person team with entry fees to be mailed to 801 South West Street, Suite 117, Olney – food & t-shirts included – plus Rides Mass Transit will take the players from hole to hole courtesy of Richland Memorial Hospital – prizes to the highest & lowest scores – check their Facebook page for info

 

(OLNEY)  a fundraising 5K Color Run will be held on this coming Saturday at the Richland County Middle School, starting at 9:00 – the cost is $20 per participant and registration can be completed at Eventbrite, online – proceeds will help the Elm Street Christian Church Mission of Hope with a mission trip to Haiti

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Junior Pro Football signup continues tonight and Thursday night, from 6:00 to 8:00 each night, at Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s for any Richland County student entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the registration fee is $40 per player – for more information or details, call Julia, at  443-618-1859  or check the Olney Junior Pro Facebook page online

 

(NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Tuesday  :
* Newton Lady Eagles softball at the Flora Regional this evening
* Olney Tiger tennis at home against Casey-Westfield

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle softball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 6:30  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:30 and first pitch at 7:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – plus sports around the clock, 24-7, online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 16, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs
St. Louis won the opening game last night in the Western Conference Finals, beating San Jose, 2-1
* the Blues jump out to a one game lead in the best-of-seven series
game two of the series will be back in St. Louis tomorrow night with a 7:00 ice time

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend
the Cardinals salvaged the third game of their series against the Dodgers last night with an 8-4 win
* the Redbirds lost the previous two games in LA both Friday night and Saturday night
* other Midwestern teams that split were the Cubs, Reds, Pirates, Brewers, Royals, Tigers, and Braves
* teams were won both games Saturday & Sunday were the Twins and Rangers
* teams that lost both games Saturday & Sunday were the White Sox, Indians, and Astros
after today and tonight off, the Cardinals are home tomorrow night to host the Colorado Rockies

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the Region 24 Tournament ended this past weekend
here’s how the double elimination four team tournament played out at John A. Logan College in Carterville
* game one on Friday  :  Wabash Valley beat Lake Land, 11-0
* game two on Friday  :  Kaskaskia beat Rend Lake, 1-0
* game three on Saturday  :  Rend Lake eliminated Lake Land, 10-0
* game four on Saturday  :  Wabash Valley beat Kaskaskia, 7-0
* game five on Saturday  :  Kaskaskia eliminated Rend Lake, 12-8
* game six on Sunday  :  Wabash Valley eliminated Kaskaskia, 12-6
Wabash Valley advances to the District Tournament up at Triton College this weekend

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track at the Class 1A Sectional at Altamont on Friday
the Newton Lady Eagles won the event easily over second place Teutopolis, 132 to 91
rounding out the top five were Robinson (80), Effingham St. Anthony (76), and Marshall (44)
then Casey-Westfield (35), Red Hill (31), Neoga (24), Altamont (12), Cumberland & Oblong (8)
Palestine-Hutsonville (6), Christ Our Rock Lutheran & Brownstown / St. Elmo (4), and Flora (2)
* the champion Lady Eagles has six girls advancing in eleven different events to the State Meet
Newton won five of the eighteen events at the Sectional Meet advancing to State
* McKendra Barthelme won two running events  :  100 meter high hurdles and 300 meter low hurdles
* McKendra Barthelme won two other events  :  the long jump and the triple jump
* Taylor Johnson won the 400 meter dash
Newton had five 2nd place finishes with all advancing to the State Meet
* Grace Hartrich in the shot put
* Stacey Smithenry in the high jump
* Courtney Hadra in the discus throw
* Alex Haarman in the 100 meter dash
* Sarah Carr in the 3200 meter run
Newton had one 3rd place finish, also advancing to the State Meet
* Sarah Carr in the 800 meter run
best of luck to the Lady Eagles at the State Meet this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston
the Class 1A preliminaries will be Thursday with the 1A finals on Saturday
the Class 2A and 3A preliminaries are on Friday with all the finals on Saturday
we’ll look at the list of other regional girls advancing to the State Meets in our sports report later this week

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Track at the Class 2A Sectional at Mahomet last Thursday
Monticello won the 14-team event by beating out second place Charleston, 90 to 78
rounding out the top five were Mahomet-Seymour (59), Urbana (56), and Mattoon (52)
in the top nine were Champaign Central (45), Tolono Unity (43), Effingham (33), and Clinton (30)
Mt. Zion and Decatur Eisenhower tied (15), then Rantoul (13), Olney (10), and Mt. Carmel (9)
* Olney has one girl that will advance to the Class 2A State Track Meet this weekend in Charleston
* it’s Mary Grace Inyart who finished fourth in the discus throw
we’ll look at the list of other regional girls advancing to the State Meets in our sports report later this week

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis Saturday – Olney won the Little Illini Conference Meet
the Tigers brought home the championship trophy for winning the LIC Tennis Meet
Olney beat out second place Casey-Westfield, 25 to 21.5 – Robinson was third with 18 points
Paris finished in fourth place with 12 points – Newton was fifth with 7.5 points – Flora finished sixth
* the Olney Tigers had three top three finishes in the four rounds of play
Olney won one of the doubles competition
* Brock VanBlaricum and Austin Urfer beat one pair from Robinson and two pairs from Casey-Westfield
* with the first place finish, both Austin Urfer and Brock VanBlaricum made First Team All Conference
Olney had a second place finish in singles competition
* Connor Walker beat players from Robinson & Casey-Westfield, but lost to a Paris player for the title
* with the second place finish, Connor Walker also made First Team All Conference
Olney had a third place finish in doubles competition
* Tanner Hendrickson and Marshall King beat a Robinson pair, then lost to a Casey-Westfield pair
* they then came back to beat a pair from Casey-Westfield for the third place finish
* with that finish, Marshall King and Tanner Hendrickson made Second Team All Conference
Olney’s other entry played well but fell a little short
* Austin Atwood beat a Flora player, but then lost to a Paris player
* in the backdraw, Atwood beat another Flora player, but lost in his final match to a Casey-Westfield player
congratulations to the LIC Tournament Champs from Olney – the Tigers host Casey-Westfield tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball Saturday – Newton wins the Little Illini Conference season crown
the Eagles outlasted Flora, 4-3 in eight innings to win the LIC Championship
the win came despite that fact that the visiting Wolves outhit host Newton, 9 to 5
* Brock Mammoser had 2 hits and 2 RBI while John Grunloh had an RBI triple
* the other Newton hits were a double from Mitch Jansen and a single from Beau Prater
* Brock Mammoser got the win by throwing shutout ball in the final 3 innings with 5 strikeouts
the Eagles finish the conference season undefeated at 9-0, now 15-9 on the year
Newton is scheduled to host Lawrenceville in Class 2A Regional action today

 

(OLNEY)  in other area scores from Saturday in High School Baseball
there was one other makeup game in the Little Illini Conference
* Lawrenceville beat Robinson, 7-5
other area scores
* Marshall beat Martinsville, 10-0
* Teutopolis beat Williamsville, 12-2

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball Saturday – Newton lost a tough LIC makeup game at home
the Lady Eagles fell short to Flora, 3-2 as the visiting Wolfgals outhit host Newton, 4 to 1
Newton finishes the LIC at 6-3 in a third place tie with Paris – Flora finished second in the LIC at 7-2
now at 11-11 on the year, the Lady Eagles is scheduled to begin Class 2A Regional action tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  also in High School Softball Saturday – Olney split two games in the Lady Tiger Classic
the Lady Tigers won their first game over South Central, 11-2 as Olney outhit the Lady Cougars, 11 to 8
* Larissa Michels got the complete game win by allowing only 2 earned runs while striking out 6
* Taylor LeCrone had 2 hits and 3 RBI to lead Olney, while Larissa Michels had 2 hits and 2 RBI
* Maci Baker had a 3 hit day, including a double - Sophia Colclasure had 2 RBI hit
in the Classic’s second game – Breese Central beat Lawrenceville, 12-6
in the Classic’s third place game – South Central beat Lawrenceville, 4-2
in the Classic’s championship game – the Olney Lady Tigers fell short to Breese Central, 10-0 in 5 innings
* the visiting Lady Cougars from Breese outhit the host Lady Tigers, 14 to 1
* Olney’s lone hit came from Maci Baker top of the 5th inning
now at 14-15 on the year, the Lady Tigers will finish their regular season schedule this Wednesday
it’s a home game against Charleston when the Lady Tiger seniors will be recognized before the game

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA State Track Meets were this past Saturday
the Class L Meet for both girls and boys at Carterville
the Class S Meet for both boys and girls at Herrin
* we’ll look at the results involving our local Olney athletes and others in our sports report tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  the IESA’s 7A and 8A State Track Meets were over the weekend
* we’ll look at the results involving our local Jasper County athletes & others in our sports report tomorrow
the IESA’s 7AA and 8AA large school State Track Meets are this coming weekend up in East Peoria

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a fundraising 5K Color Run will be held on this coming Saturday at the Richland County Middle School, starting at 9:00 – the cost is $20 per participant and registration can be completed at Eventbrite, online – proceeds will help the Elm Street Christian Church Mission of Hope with a mission trip to Haiti

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Junior Pro Football signup is tonight, tomorrow night, and Thursday night, from 6:00 to 8:00 each night, at Olney’s Musgrove Park – it’s for any Richland County student entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the registration fee is $40 per player – for more information or details, call Julia, at  443-618-1859  or check the Olney Junior Pro Facebook page online

 

(NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Monday  :
* Newton Eagles regional baseball action at home against Lawrenceville
* Olney Tiger regular season baseball at home against Centralia
* the Class 1A and 2A baseball & softball regionals get started today throughout Illinois

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 4:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

May 14, 2016

 

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals dropped the opening game with the Dodgers 8-4
* the Midwestern teams that won last night were the Cubs – White Sox – Indians – Brewers – Royals
* the teams that lost last night were the Pirates – Reds – Twins
the Cardinals play game two of the three game series in LA against the Dodgers tonight

 

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball yesterday - the Region 24 Tournament started yesterday
the tournament's first two games were played at John A. Logan College in Carterville
* game one  :  2nd-seeded Wabash Valley beat 8th-seeded Lake Land, 11-0
* game two  :  4th-seeded Kaskaskia beat 3rd-seeded Rend Lake, 1-0
the tournament continues with three games today at 10:00, 1:00, and 4:00
the final game or games are tomorrow

 

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday - Newton won a makeup LIC game on the road
the Eagles beat Lawrenceville, 8-3 as Newton outhit the host Indians, 12 to 7
* Luke Geier got the complete game win in 7 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 4
* Mitch Bierman led Newton with 4 hits, including a home run and 4 runs batted in
* Nate Meinhart, Luke Geier, and Mitch Jansen all had 2 hits each
Newton improves to 14-9, still undefeated in the Little Illini Conference at 8-0
the Eagles finish their LIC schedule as they resume their game with Flora this morning at 10:00
the Lady Eagles also resume their suspended game in Newton against the Flora Wolfgals

 

 

(NEWTON)  also in High School Baseball yesterday - there was one other makeup LIC game
* Casey-Westfield beat Robinson, 11-5

 

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday - there were two makeup LIC games
* Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 15-0
* Marshall beat Lawrenceville, 4-1

 

 

(OLNEY)  here's some non-conference scores from yesterday in High School Baseball
* Flora beat Salem, 5-4
* Teutopolis beat Benton, 3-1
* Effingham beat Effingham St. Anthony,14-1
* Effingham beat Effingham St. Anthony, 4-1

 

 

(NEWTON)  here's some non-conference scores from yesterday in High School Softball
* Flora beat Salem, 11-4
* Dieterich beat Beecher City / Cowden-Herrick, 9-1

 

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – the Little Illini Conference Match is today up at Paris
best of luck to the Olney Tigers and Newton Eagles at the conference match on this Saturday

 

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball – the Olney Lady Tiger Classic is scheduled for today at RCHS
the four team event begins this morning at 9:00 with Olney taking on South Central
then at 11:00 Breese Central will play Lawrenceville in game two
the first game losing teams will play for third place at 1:00
and the championship game will be played at around 3:00
it’s free admission and plenty of concessions will be available at the RCHS softball field

 

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association’s State Track Meets are today
the Class L Meet for both girls and boys is down at Carterville
* the best of luck to the Olney Lady Cubs and Cubs taking part
the Class S Meet for both boys and girls is down at Herrin
* the best of luck to the Olney St. Joe athletes taking part there

 

 

(NEWTON)  the Illinois Elementary School Association’s 7A and 8A State Track Meets continue today
the best of luck to area athletes taking part in event today up at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria
the IESA’s 7AA and 8AA large school State Track Meets are next weekend, on Friday and Saturday
* the large school sectionals are today – beat of luck to the area athletes there

 

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

 

(OLNEY)  a fundraising 5K Color Run will be held on Saturday, May 21st, at the Richland County Middle School, starting at 9:00 – the cost is $20 per participant and registration can be completed at Eventbrite, online – those signing up by tomorrow, May 13th, will get a t-shirt – all proceeds will help the Elm Street Christian Church Mission of Hope with a mission trip planned to Haiti this summer – all are invited

 

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Junior Pro Football signup is now set for next Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, May 16th, 17th, & 19th, from 6:00 to 8:00, at Olney’s Musgrove Park in baseball pavilion one – it’s for any Richland County student entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the registration fee is $40 per player and all equipment needed to play will be provided except for mouth guards and clets – for further information or details, call Julia, at  443-618-1859  or check the Olney Junior Pro Facebook page online

 

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s High School Softball later today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll be airing both Olney Lady Tiger games at 9:00 this morning then again at either 1:00 or 3:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball this morning on 103.5 “The Eagle” with action to begin at 10:00  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 7:15 and the first pitch at 8:10  :  and the latest in sports, the rest of the weekend, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday
the Cardinals outslugged the Angels, 12-10 as the Redbirds won all three against the Angels in LA
* the other Midwestern teams in action Thursday lost – the Royals, Brewers, Tigers, Astros, and Braves
* several teams were idle yesterday, including the Cubs, White Sox, Twins, Indians, Reds, and Pirates
the Cardinals start a three game series in LA against the Dodgers tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Track yesterday at the Class 2A Sectional at Mahomet
Monticello won the 14-team event by beating out second place Charleston, 90 to 78
rounding out the top five were Mahomet-Seymour (59), Urbana (56), and Mattoon (52)
in the top nine were Champaign Central (45), Tolono Unity (43), Effingham (33), and Clinton (30)
Mt. Zion and Decatur Eisenhower tied (15), then Rantoul (13), Olney (10), and Mt. Carmel (9)
* Olney’s only top four finisher was Mary Grace Inyart in the discus throw
only the top two in each event advance to next weekend’s State Track Meet in Charleston

 

(NEWTON)  also in Girls High School Track – the Class 1A Altamont Sectional is today
among  the 18 teams taking part are the Newton Lady Eagles

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton lost a tough non-conference game on the road
the Lady Eagles fell to Charleston, 13-2 as Newton was outhit by the host Lady Trojans, 9 to 5
* Montana Ochs had Newton’s only RBI hit while Kaitlin Cohorst had a double and run scored
* Newton’s other hits came from Abby Frohning, Maddie Stanley, and Taylor Smith
now at 12-10, the Lady Eagles will resume their LIC makeup game with Flora tomorrow morning at 10:00

 

(OLNEY)  here’s one other scores from yesterday in High School Softball
* Teutopolis beat Robinson, 16-3

 

(NEWTON)  here’s one score from yesterday in High School Baseball
* Flora beat Cumberland, 14-6

 

(OLNEY)  the Great Rivers Athletic Conference Baseball Coaches have selected the GRAC's best players
one Olney Central College Blue Knight was named to the All GRAC list – freshman catcher Trey Fulton
* the Floyds Knobs, Indiana native had a batting average of .381 this year with 3 home runs and 23 RBI
the other All GRAC selections included top players from John A. Logan College
* sophomore shortstop Tyler Robertson was the GRAC Player of the Year
* outfielder Logan Kaletha was the GRAC Freshman of the Year
* sophomore Mathias Dietz was the GRAC Pitcher of the Year
* sophomore outfielder Jeff Hahs was also selected to the All GRAC team
there were also four players named to the All GRAC team from Wabash Valley College
* pitchers Kyle Griffin, Butch Baird, and Brandon Kelley, plus third baseman Diego Pichardo
there were three players selected from Rend Lake College
* outfielder Nathan Williams, catcher Adin McMahon, and designated hitter Ostin Clark
there were two players selected from Kaskaskia College
* pitcher Sidney Duprey and shortshop Carlos Texidor
there were two players selected from Lincoln Trail College
* infielder Eli Boggess and first baseman Raul Hernandez
plus three other players selected by the coaches
* outfielder Jovany Urbieta from Lake Land College
* shortshop Jeff Chapuran from Southeastern Illinois
* infielder Luke Bakula from Southwestern Illinois
John A. Logan Coach Jerry Halstead was selected by his peers as the GRAC Coach of the Year

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of the GRAC – the Region 24 Baseball Tournament gets started today
the Final Four teams will play in the double elimination tournament at John A. Logan College
* 8th-seeded Lake Land plays 2nd-seeded Wabash Valley in game one today at 12:00 noon
* 3rd-seeded Rend Lake plays 4th-seeded Kaskaskia in game two today at 3:00
the tournament continues with three games tomorrow at 10:00, 1:00, and 4:00
the final games will be played Sunday afternoon at 12:00 noon and then 3:00, if needed

 

(OLNEY) the Midland Trail Conference Softball Tournament has been postponed for today
a decision by the coaches will be made today as whether to play it tomorrow or cancel it altogether
the MTC Baseball Tournament was completely cancelled yesterday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – the Little Illini Conference Match is tomorrow at Paris
best of luck to the Olney Tigers and Newton Eagles at the conference match on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball – the Olney Lady Tiger Classic is scheduled for tomorrow at RCHS
the four team event begins tomorrow morning at 9:00 with Olney taking on South Central
then at 11:00 Breese Central will play Lawrenceville in game two
the first game losing teams will play for third place at 1:00
and the championship game will be played at around 3:00
it’s free admission and plenty of concessions will be available at the RCHS softball field

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association’s State Track Meets are tomorrow
the Class L Meet for both girls and boys is Saturday down at Carterville
* the best of luck to the Olney Lady Cubs and Cubs taking part
the Class S Meet for both boys and girls is Saturday down at Herrin
* the best of luck to the Olney St. Joe athletes taking part there

 

(NEWTON)  the Illinois Elementary School Association’s 7A and 8A State Track Meets start today
the best of luck to area athletes taking part in event today & tomorrow at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria
the IESA’s 7AA and 8AA large school State Track Meets are next weekend, on Friday and Saturday
* the large school sectionals are tomorrow – beat of luck to the area athletes there

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a fundraising 5K Color Run will be held on Saturday, May 21st, at the Richland County Middle School, starting at 9:00 – the cost is $20 per participant and registration can be completed at Eventbrite, online – those signing up by tomorrow, May 13th, will get a t-shirt – all proceeds will help the Elm Street Christian Church Mission of Hope with a mission trip planned to Haiti this summer – all are invited

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Junior Pro Football signup is now set for next Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, May 16th, 17th, & 19th, from 6:00 to 8:00, at Olney’s Musgrove Park in baseball pavilion one – it’s for any Richland County student entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the registration fee is $40 per player and all equipment needed to play will be provided except for mouth guards and clets – for further information or details, call Julia, at  443-618-1859  or check the Olney Junior Pro Facebook page online

 

(NEWTON)  time is running out for area women to sign up for Newton Women’s Tennis League, Summer 2016, with registration forms due in by this coming Sunday, May 15th – they should be mailed to Emily Carroll, at 11825 North 775th Street, Newton – the cost is $25 and the league is open to all women age 18 or older – the season will run for 12 weeks beginning June 1st on Wednesdays – for more information call Emily at  618-783-3502, send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  or call Nichole at  618-752-5045

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Friday  :
* Newton Lady Eagle track at the Altamont Class 1A Sectional
* Newton Eagle baseball with a rescheduled LIC game at Lawrenceville
* Olney Tiger track at home with Teutopolis, Flora, and Lawrenceville

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball today on CBS Sports Radio with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 8:15 and the first pitch at 9:10  :  and the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – plus around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at  www.wvlnam.com