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November 21, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball Saturday – OCC won at home in “The Dungeon”
the Blue Knights beat Indiana Elite Prep, 89-68 on Gene Duke Court
* OCC was led by Myron Carmon with 21 points and Ajay Sanders with 15 points
at 5-1, the Blue Knights are back in GRAC action tomorrow night when they host Kaskaskia at OCC

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball over the weekend – OCC won two on the road
on Saturday at the Sodexho Classic in Vincennes, the Lady Knights beat Indiana Tech, 84-71
* OCC was led by Kayla Sanford with 28 points and Kelsi Scott with 17 points
yesterday at VU’s Classic, the Lady Knights beat Olive-Harvey College, 111-34
* OCC was led by Andresha Smith with 20 points – Kayla Sanford and Kelsi Scott each had 18 points
at 5-1, the Lady Knights return to GRAC conference action tomorrow night when they host Kaskaskia

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Hoops – here’s other weekend results for GRAC / Region teams
FRIDAY  :
* Kaskaskia beat Fontbonne JV, 101-62
* Mineral Area beat Southeastern Illinois, 94-63
SATURDAY  :
* Lincoln Trail beat Illinois Central, 72-60
* Wabash Valley beat Danville, 76-74
* Lewis & Clark beat Gateway Prep, 95-64
* Parkland beat Lake Land, 85-72
* John Wood beat Rend Lake, 79-71
* Three Rivers beat Southeastern Illinois, 87-55
it’s a full night of GRAC / Region action tomorrow night, involving both men and women

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Football Playoffs continued this past weekend with semi-final action
CLASS 1A  :
* Decatur St. Teresa beat Hardin Calhoun, 34-20
* Forreston beat Ottawa Marquette, 35-7
CLASS 2A  :
* Deer Creek Mackinaw beat Kewanee Wethersfield, 34-7
* Maroa-Forsyth beat Shelbyville, 48-8
CLASS 3A  :
* Elmhurst IC Catholic beat Monticello, 48-6
* Carlinville beat Virden North Mac, 27-21
CLASS 4A  :
* Rochester beat Canton, 49-21
* Johnsburg beat Chicago Phillips, 23-20 in overtime
CLASS 5A  :
* Peoria High beat Morris, 43-35
* Vernon Hills beat Sycamore, 21-16
CLASS 6A  :   
* Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge beat DeKalb, 54-35
* Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin beat Burbank St. Laurence, 28-16
CLASS 7A  :
* East St. Louis Senior beat Lisle Benet Academy, 20-0
* Plainfield North beat Oak Park Fenwick, 18-17 in overtime
CLASS 8A  :
* Wilmette Loyola Academy beat Glen Ellyn Glenbard West, 42-13
* Park Ridge Main South beat Palatine, 28-14
the championship games are this Friday and Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Cumberland Turkey Tournament is this week
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games
there will be four games each evening tonight, tomorrow night, Friday night, and Saturday
there will be two games each tonight and tomorrow night in the High School and Junior High Gyms
all four games each day and night Friday & Saturday will be played at the High School Gym
* Pool B includes the Newton Eagles, plus Charleston, Oblong, and Dieterich
* Pool A includes the host Pirates, plus Altamont, Casey-Westfield, and Neoga
Newton opens up its season against Dieterich tonight at 6:00 in the Cumberland Junior High Gym

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – the Bob Kerans Tournament is this week in Newton
there are five teams with a straight round robin format with each playing the other once
there will be two games each tonight and tomorrow night
then three games each on Wednesday and Friday evenings, all in the NCHS Gym
* the Newton Lady Eagles will host the annual tournament
* other teams include Effingham, Flora, Altamont, and Cumberland
the Lady Eagles play their first game in the tournament tonight at 7:30 against Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball – the Lady Maroons Invitational is this week in Robinson
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games
the tournament begins with three pool play games tomorrow night
then six games each day and evening this coming Friday and Saturday
the finals will be played with the last four games on Saturday evening
* Pool A includes the Olney Lady Tigers, plus Oblong, Mt. Carmel, and Charleston
* Pool B includes host Robinson, plus Fairfield, Marshall, and Guerin Catholic / Indiana
the Olney Lady Tigers play their first tournament game at 7:00 tomorrow night against Charleston

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Capital Classic is next weekend in Lawrence County
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games at two sites
there will be four teams at Lawrenceville High School with the others at Red Hill School
each team plays two games in two different sessions both this coming Friday and Saturday
* the Lawrenceville site includes the host Indians, plus Olney, Teutopolis, and Mt. Carmel
* the Red Hill site includes the host Salukis, plus Marshall, Fairfield, and Salem
the final four games on Saturday evening will all be played at the Lawrenceville High School
the Olney Tigers start their season against Teutopolis this Friday morning at 11:00 at Lawrenceville

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Basketball – Illinois is back on the court tonight
the Fighting Illini play game two of four in the NIT Season Tip-Off at the State Farm Center
Illinois will host Winthrop University tonight in Champaign
the Tournament continues Thursday in New York before ending this Friday

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 6:00 – our pregame show should begin at around 5:50  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with pregame at 6:00 and tipoff at 7:00  :  and it’s the latest in the world of sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

November 19, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Division One College Basketball - Illinois was back in action last night in Champaign
the Illini defeated Detroit Mercy University in the State Farm Center 89-69
* Illinois will also play at home next Monday night against Winthrop College
then the final two tournament games will be in New York later next week
* the Illini will play West Virginia on Thanksgiving Day
* then the final Illinois game will be next Friday night

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball - the Cumberland Turkey Tournament is next week
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games
there will be four games each evening next Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday
there will be two games each night Monday & Tuesday in the High School and Junior High Gyms
all four games each day and night Friday & Saturday will be played at the High School Gym
* Pool B includes the Newton Eagles, plus Charleston, Oblong, and Dieterich
* Pool A includes the host Pirates, plus Altamont, Casey-Westfield, and Neoga
Newton opens up its season against Dieterich in the Cumberland Junior High Gym at 6:00 Monday

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball - the Bob Kerans Tournament is next week in Newton
there are five teams with a straight round robin format with each playing the other once
there will be two games each on Monday and Tuesday nights
then three games each on Wednesday and Friday evenings, all in the NCHS Gym
* the Newton Lady Eagles will host the annual tournament
* other teams include Effingham, Flora, Altamont, and Cumberland
the Lady Eagles play their first game Monday night at 7:30 against Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball - the Lady Maroons Invitational in all next week in Robinson
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games
the tournament begins with three pool play games next Tuesday night
then six games each day and evening next Friday and Saturday
the finals will be played with the last four games next Saturday evening
* Pool A includes the Olney Lady Tigers, plus Oblong, Mt. Carmel, and Charleston
* Pool B includes host Robinson, plus Fairfield, Marshall, and Guerin Catholic / Indiana
the Lady Tigers play their first game at 7:00 next Tuesday night against Charleston

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball - the Capital Classic is next weekend in Lawrence County
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games at two sites
there will be four teams at the Lawrenceville High School site with the others at the Red Hill School site
each team plays two games in two different sessions on both Friday and Saturday, November 25th & 26th
* the Lawrenceville site includes the host Indians, plus Olney, Teutopolis, and Mt. Carmel
* the Red Hill site includes the host Salukis, plus Marshall, Fairfield, and Salem
the tournament's final four games on Saturday evening will all be played at the Lawrenceville High School
the Olney Tigers start their season against Teutopolis next Friday morning at 11:00 at Lawrenceville High

 


(OLNEY) in College Football today
* Illinois will host the Iowa Hawkeyes today at Memorial Stadium in a Big 10 matchup with an 11:00 kickoff
* Eastern Illinois will travel to Eastern Kentucky in an OVC battle with a 1:00 kickoff
* Southern Illinois will host Western Illinois today in a MVFC game today at 2:00

 

                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 2016-2017 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are on sale now for all fans, both the general public and those that had reserved tickets last year – the reserved seats are good for the Newton Eagle’s regular home season games only, not for any tournament games – family passes are also available at $125 for two reserved chair seats with additional seats priced at $15 per chair –for more details, call Renee at the NCHS Office in Newton, during regular office hours, at  618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  it’s our next Coach’s Corner Show coming up this morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll be previewing Olney Tiger Basketball with Coach Rob Flanagan and we visit with High School and Junior College Basketball Referee David Sands – plus live online, at  www.wvlnam.com – that’s our Coach’s Corner Show, this morning at 9:00, on CBS Sports Radio WVLN in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini football today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 10:00 and kickoff at 11:00  :  and it’s the latest in the world of sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 18, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School Fall Sports Awards Night was last night
all athletes were recognized for their special efforts in each of the sports and activities
we'll have a look at some of the special awards as we move next week

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night - Newton swept two games at home
the Lady Eagles won the varsity game over Robinson, 64-41
* Grace Hartrich led Newton with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Ariel Richards added 16 points
Newton also won the junior varsity game, 31-7
the Lady Eagles are back in action next week as they host the Bob Kerans Tournament at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night - Olney swept two games at home
the Cubs won the 8th grade game over Flora, 31-28
* OIney was led by Braden Flanagan with 16 points
* Olney's Hayden Laughlin had 8 points and 5 rebounds
the Cubs also won the 7th grade game, 30-21
the Olney boys are back in action Monday night when they host Robinson at RCMS

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Newton/Jasper County dropped two games
*  Teutopolis won the 8th grade game 62-8
*  Teutopolis also won the 7th grade game 46-25
The Newton/Jasper County team will be back on the court Monday hosting Casey-Westfield

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball - the Cumberland Turkey Tournament is next week
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games
there will be four games each evening next Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday
there will be two games each night Monday & Tuesday in the High School and Junior High Gyms
all four games each day and night Friday & Saturday will be played at the High School Gym
* Pool B includes the Newton Eagles, plus Charleston, Oblong, and Dieterich
* Pool A includes the host Pirates, plus Altamont, Casey-Westfield, and Neoga
Newton opens up its season against Dieterich in the Cumberland Junior High Gym at 6:00 Monday

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball - the Bob Kerans Tournament is next week in Newton
there are five teams with a straight round robin format with each playing the other once
there will be two games each on Monday and Tuesday nights
then three games each on Wednesday and Friday evenings, all in the NCHS Gym
* the Newton Lady Eagles will host the annual tournament
* other teams include Effingham, Flora, Altamont, and Cumberland
the Lady Eagles play their first game Monday night at 7:30 against Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball - the Lady Maroons Invitational in all next week in Robinson
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games
the tournament begins with three pool play games next Tuesday night
then six games each day and evening next Friday and Saturday
the finals will be played with the last four games next Saturday evening
* Pool A includes the Olney Lady Tigers, plus Oblong, Mt. Carmel, and Charleston
* Pool B includes host Robinson, plus Fairfield, Marshall, and Guerin Catholic / Indiana
the Lady Tigers play their first game at 7:00 next Tuesday night against Charleston

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball - the Capital Classic is next weekend in Lawrence County
there are eight teams with four in each of two pools and a total of sixteen games at two sites
there will be four teams at the Lawrenceville High School site with the others at the Red Hill School site
each team plays two games in two different sessions on both Friday and Saturday, November 25th & 26th
* the Lawrenceville site includes the host Indians, plus Olney, Teutopolis, and Mt. Carmel
* the Red Hill site includes the host Salukis, plus Marshall, Fairfield, and Salem
the tournament's final four games on Saturday evening will all be played at the Lawrenceville High School
the Olney Tigers start their season against Teutopolis next Friday morning at 11:00 at Lawrenceville High

 

(NEWTON)  in Division One College Basketball - Illinois is back in action tonight in Champaign
the Illini will host Detroit Mercy University in the State Farm Center as the NIT Season Tip-Off begins
* Illinois will also play at home next Monday night against Winthrop College
then the final two tournament games will be in New York later next week
* the Illini will play West Virginia on Thanksgiving Day
* then the final Illinois game will be next Friday night

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 2016-2017 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are on sale now for all fans, both the general public and those that had reserved tickets last year – the reserved seats are good for the Newton Eagle’s regular home season games only, not for any tournament games – family passes are also available at $125 for two reserved chair seats with additional seats priced at $15 per chair –for more details, call Renee at the NCHS Office in Newton, during regular office hours, at  618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  it’s our next Coach’s Corner Show coming up tomorrow morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll be previewing Olney Tiger Basketball with Coach Rob Flanagan and we visit with High School and Junior College Basketball Referee David Sands – plus live online, at  www.wvlnam.com – that’s our Coach’s Corner Show, Saturday morning at 9:00, on CBS Sports Radio WVLN in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  all are invited out to Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney tonight for the winter sports “Meet the Tigers” Night – with the doors opening at 5:45, the individual team introductions will begin at 6:00, starting with wrestling, followed by girls basketball, the cheer and dance team, and boys basketball – the evening will finish with a boys basketball scrimmage at around 6:15

 


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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 6:00 and tipoff at 7:00  :  and it’s the latest in the world of sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball last night – Olney Central College won at home
the Lady Knights won their Great Rivers Athletic Conference opener by beating Rend Lake, 78-62
* OCC was led by Mallory Smith with 22 points – Kelsi Scott scored 16 points and Kayla Sanford had 13
* the Lady Knights out-rebounded the visiting Lady Warriors, 42 to 37 and they poured in 12 three-pointers
now at 3-1 overall, 1-0 in the GRAC, the Lady Knights play this weekend in the Vincennes Sodexho Classic
* OCC plays Indiana Tech at 12:00 Saturday, then Olive-Harvey College at 12:00 Sunday  (Illinois times)

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night – Olney Central College lost a tough game
the Blue Knights lost their Great Rivers Athletic Conference opener by losing to Rend Lake, 84-73
* OCC was led by Gilwan Nelson with 18 points, while DaQuan Lilly scored 16 points
* also for OCC, Myron Carmen and Chika Ubah each added 12 points apiece
now at 4-1 on the year, 0-1 in the GRAC, the Blue Knights play again this coming Saturday at home at OCC
* the Blue Knights will host Indiana Elite Prep with a 3:00 tipoff in “The Dungeon” on Gene Duke Court

 

(OLNEY)  here’s more results in Men’s Junior College Basketball from last night in GRAC / Region action
* Vincennes University beat Lake Land, 107-62
* Wabash Valley beat Lincoln Trail, 85-70
* Southeastern Illinois beat Southwestern Illinois, 68-58
* Shawnee beat John A. Logan, 80-74
* Lewis & Clark beat Kaskaskia, 89-66
the next round of GRAC / Region games are scheduled for Tuesday night of next week

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other results in Women’s Junior College Basketball from last night
* Wabash Valley beat Lincoln Trail, 71-52
* Lewis & Clark beat Jefferson College, 70-62

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball from Tuesday night – Jasper County lost two games at home
the Junior Lady Eagles lost the 8th grade game to Sigel St. Michael’s, 49-19
* Whitney Zumbahlen scored 9 points to lead Jasper County
Sigel St. Michael’s also won the 7th grade game, 26-13

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  all are invited out to Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney tomorrow night for the winter sports “Meet the Tigers” Night – with the doors opening at 5:45, the individual team introductions will begin at 6:00, starting with wrestling, followed by girls basketball, the cheer and dance team, and boys basketball – the evening will finish with a boys basketball scrimmage at around 6:15

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will host its 2016 Fall Sports Awards Night tonight in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, beginning at 6:30 – the ceremony will recognize all Richland County High School fall sports teams and athletes – the public is invited to attend this evening’s recognition program

 

(NEWTON)  the 2016-2017 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are still on sale for fans who had reserved seats last season – plus the general public sale of the reserved seats is also now underway – the price is at $40 per seat – the reserved seats are good for the Newton Eagle’s regular home season games only, not for any tournament games that might be played at NCHS – family passes are also available at $125 for two reserved chair seats with additional seats priced at $15 per chair – the Eagles open up their 2016-2017 home season on December 6th – for more information or details, call Renee at the Newton Community High School Office, during regular office hours, at  618-783-2303

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in the world of sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney – plus online 24/7, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

November 16, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Division One College Basketball last night – Illinois wins again at home
* the Fighting Illini had no problem with McKendree University, 112-65
at 3-0, Illinois now prepares for the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament which runs over the next 10 days
the Illini begin the tourney by hosting Detroit Mercy College this Friday night at 7:00 in Champaign

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton dropped two games at home
the Lady Eagles lost their varsity season-opener to a tough Teutopolis squad, 64-38
* Newton was led by Grace Hartrich and Ariel Richards with 14 and 13 points respectively
visiting Teutopolis also won the junior varsity game, 49-23
the Lady Eagles are back in action tomorrow night when they host Robinson in non-LIC play

 

(OLNEY)  also in Girls High School Basketball last night – here’s some other area varsity results
* Robinson beat Palestine-Hutsonville, 59-23
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Dieterich, 60-18

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney won two games on the road
the Cubs won the 8th grade game at Albion, 46-37 – the varsity is now 4-0 on the year, 1-0 in the Jr. NEC
* Olney was led by Braden Flanagan and Ethan Rodgers with 12 and 10 points respectively
Olney also won the 7th grade game, 39-17 as the jv improves to 2-0 overall, now 1-0 in the Jr. NEC
both teams are quickly back in action tomorrow night when they’ll host Flora in the RCMS Gym

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball last night – Olney split two games at home
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade game to Salem, 54-32 dropping now to 3-9 on the year
* Olney was led by Anna Blank with 11 points – Mikaela Inskeep added 8 points
Olney won the 7th grade game, 40-14 as the junior varsity improves to 11-0 on the season
both teams are back in action next Tuesday night against Centralia

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball Monday night – Jasper County split two games at home
the Junior Eagles lost the 8th grade game to Flora, 60-16
* Jasper County won the 7th grade game over Flora, 26-21
the Junior Eagles are back in action tomorrow evening at Teutopolis

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball Monday night – Jasper County split two games on the road
the Junior Lady Eagles lost a close 8th grade game at Martinsville, 30-25
* Whitney Zumbahlen led Newton with 18 points
Jasper County won the low scoring 7th grade game, 10-9
the Junior Lady Eagles were back in action last night against Sigel in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Basketball – it’s a full schedule tonight involving Region / GRAC teams
* the OCC Lady Knights / Blue Knights will host Rend Lake in “The Dungeon” with games at 5:30 & 7:30
    also, don’t forget it’s the unveiling of OCC’s new Blue Knight mascot this evening – all ages are invited
* elsewhere – Vincennes University will host Lake Land
* it’s Shawnee at John A. Logan
* Southeastern Illinois at Southwestern Illinois
* Kaskaskia will host Lewis & Clark
* and it’s Lincoln Trail at Wabash Valley
most includes both women and men games tonight at their respective sites

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  all are invited out to Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney this coming Friday night for the winter sports “Meet the Tigers” night – with the doors opening at 5:45, the individual team introductions will begin at 6:00, starting with wrestling, followed by girls basketball, the cheer and dance team, and boys basketball – the evening will finish with a boys basketball scrimmage at around 6:15

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will host its 2016 Fall Sports Awards Night tomorrow night in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, beginning at 6:30 – the ceremony will recognize all RCHS fall sports teams & athletes – all athletes, parents, relatives, friends, and the public are invited

 

(NEWTON)  the 2016-2017 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are still on sale for fans who had reserved seats last season – plus the general public sale of the reserved seats is also now underway – the price is at $40 per seat – the reserved seats are good for the Newton Eagle’s regular home season games only, not for any tournament games that might be played at NCHS – family passes are also available at $125 for two reserved chair seats with additional seats priced at $15 per chair – the Eagles open up their 2016-2017 season on December 6th – for more information or details, call Renee at the Newton Community High School Office, during regular office hours, at  618-783-2303

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in the world of sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney