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March 13, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball yesterday at the Conference Tournament in Chicago
it was four games all in first round action
* 9th-seeded Michigan beat 8th-seeded Illinois, 73-55 – the Illini finish the regular season at 19&13
* 13th-seeded Penn State upset 5th-seeded Iowa, 67-58
* 7th-seeded Indiana beat 10th-seeded Northwestern, 71-56
* 6th-seeded Ohio State beat 11th-seeded Minnesota, 79-73
the tournament’s four quarter-final games are today
* top-seeded Wisconsin plays Michigan at 11:00 this morning
* 4th-seeded Purdue plays Penn State at around 2:00
* it’s 2nd-seeded Maryland against Indiana at 5:30
* then 3rd-seeded Michigan State plays Ohio State at around 8:30
the semi-finals are tomorrow afternoon with the championship game Sunday afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – the OCC Lady Knights won two more games out east
the Lady Knights won their first game Thursday over Genessee Community College, 4-2
* Bailey Walker was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and throwing a complete game
* Walker was also OCC’s top hitter at the plate, going 2 for 2, including a three run home run
the Lady Knights won the second game over Hagerstown Community College, 11-7
* Christian Chambers was the winning pitcher
* OCC’s Madison Doan was 4 for 4 with 4 RBI, while Amber Miller was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI
now at 8&0 on the year, the OCC Lady Knights play one more game today out in Myrtle Beach

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals continued last night
here’s the results involving teams in our region
* Class 4A Championship @ Mt. Zion  :  Mt. Zion beat Taylorville in two games
* Class 4A Championship @ Effingham  :  Effingham beat Mattoon in three games
* Class 3A Championship @ Robinson  :  Newton Jasper County beat Casey-Westfield in two games
* Class 3A Championship @ Sullivan  :  Tuscola East Prairie beat Arthur in two games
* Class 3A Championship @ Hillsboro  :  Pana beat Hillsboro in two games
* Class 2A Championship @ Raymond  :  Altamont beat Raymond Lincolnwood in two games
* Class 2A Championship @ Effingham  :  Albion beat Effingham St. Anthony in two games
* Class 2A Championship @ Paris  :  Oakland Lake Crest beat Neoga in two games
* Class 1A Championship @ West Salem  :  Grayville beat Newton St. Thomas in two games
last night’s winners now advance to next Monday night's 8th Grade Sectionals
meanwhile, the IESA 7th Grade State Tournaments begin with first and second round action tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in regular season Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Olney swept three on the road at Flora
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade match in three close games, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13
* the Olney varsity was led by Logan Kauble, Madison Michels, and Jessica Clark
Olney won the 7th grade match over Flora in three games, 19-25, 25-21, 15-4
Olney won the 6th grade match in two games, 25-22, 25-15
the Lady Cubs are back in action next Monday when they travel to Mt. Carmel

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball – the Little Illini Conference All Conference selections are out
the top ten vote-getters were named to the LIC Girls Basketball All Conference First Team
* Julie Luna of Olney                                            
* Ariel Richards of Newton
* Crimson Jones and Brooke Bayles, both of Flora
* Brianna Mefford of Lawrenceville                   
* Connor Cutright of Casey-Westfield
* Cheyenne Thompson and Demi Burdick, both of Marshall
* Libby Lawson and Madelyn Brouwer, both of Paris
there were five players selected as LIC Girls Basketball All Conference Second Team
* Grace Hartrich of Newton
* Morgan Parrish of Lawrenceville                      
* Kylie Cox of Flora
* Katlin Schmittler of Edwards County                
* Hannah Volkman of Paris
there were ten players chosen as LIC Girls Basketball Honorable Mentions
* Jaycie Luna of Olney
* Emily Kerner of Newton                          
* Bria Krutsinger of Flora
* Kirbie Mendenhall of Robinson              
* Macey Weiss of Red Hill
* Chloee Hughes of Marshall                      
* Kelsie Ferrell of Lawrenceville
* Abbie Rivers of Edwards County             
* Chelsea Cox of Casey-Westfield
* Kennedy Gladding of Paris
congratulations to all these selections

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A Sectional Championship games are tonight
here’s some of the matchups involving downstate teams
* Class 3A @ Carbondale  :  Carbondale plays Belleville Althoff Catholic
* Class 3A @ Champaign  :  Springfield Lanphier plays Mahomet-Seymour
* Class 4A @ Pekin  :  Alton Senior plays Normal Community High
all of tonight’s winners advance to their respective Super-Sectionals next Tuesday night

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A/2A State Tournaments begin with semi-action today and tonight
* Class 1A  :  Mounds Meridian plays Forreston at 12:15 this afternoon
* Class 1A  :  Brimfield plays Colfax Ridgeview at 2:00 this afternoon
* Class 2A  :  Decatur St. Teresa plays Taylor Ridge Rockridge at 6:30 this evening
* Class 2A  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Chicago Uplift at 8:15 tonight
the finals are tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night up in Carver Arena in Peoria

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, in cooperation with Britton’s Bullpen and Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, Monday, March 23rd, thru Saturday, March 28th – it’s all at Top Spin Larry’s, an indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, along Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time for “fun for a good cause”, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will host its “Winter Sports Awards Night” next Monday night, starting at 6:30, in the ERHS Sliva Auditorium – all athletes and their family members are invited to attend

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held tomorrow in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning and a Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades from 1:00 to 3:00 that afternoon – however, the afternoon camp has room for only one more participate – if any questions or to sign up, call Coach Sara Beam at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” tomorrow morning at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league & youth soccer – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340

 

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

 

 

 

March 12, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball – the Big Ten Tournament started last night
the first two play-in games were played at the United Center in Chicago
* Penn State had a mild upset over Nebraska, 68-65
* Minnesota beat Rutgers, 80-68
the tournament’s first round of action continues with four games today
* Illinois plays Michigan at 11:00
* Iowa plays Penn State at around 2:00
* Indiana plays Northwestern at 5:30
* Ohio State plays Minnesota at around 8:30
the quarter-finals are tomorrow with the semi-finals Saturday and the championship game Sunday

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – the OCC Lady Knights win two more
the Lady Knights beat Southeastern Illinois College, 10-5 in five innings
* ERHS graduate Madison Doan was 3 for 3 with 4 RBI
* OCC’s winning pitcher was Bailey Walker allowing no runs on 4 hits
the Lady Knights then beat Genessee Community College, 14-4 in five innings
* Amber Miller was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI – she hit a double, triple, and home run
* OCC’s winning pitcher was Christian Chambers giving up 1 earned run on only 2 hits
now at 6&0 on the year, the Lady Knights play two more games today out in Myrtle Beach

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals continued last night
here’s the results involving downstate teams
* Class 3A @ Carbondale  :  Belleville Althoff beat Bethalto Civic Memorial, 79-54
* Class 3A @ Champaign  :  Mahomet-Seymour beat Decatur MacArthur, 50-49
the Class 3A/4A Sectional Championship games will be tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  the Boys Basketball Midland Trail Conference All Conference team has been announced
there were twelve players named to the MTC All Conference Team
* Woodlawn’s Ross Owens was the MTC Player of the Year
* other selections included Clay City’s Cody Pittman
* Cisne’s Logan Hosick
* Grayville’s Kase Robinson
* Wayne City’s Chad Dickey
* Odin’s Devin Williams and Gavien Wood
* Sandoval’s LaRon Anderson
* Webber’s Charles Neal
* Woodlawn’s Brett Harris
* Waltonville’s Dyln Miller and Braden Kitowski
there were nine players with MTC Honorable Mentions
* North Clay’s Austin Hartsey
* Cisne’s Nick Matthews
* Grayville’s Keegan Ready
* Odin’s Dustin Quick
* Sandoval’s Brandon Williams
* Webber’s Corey Hammer
* Woodlawn’s Austin Ballard and Blake Wollerman
* Waltonville’s Ryan Majawski
the 2015 MTC Coach of the Year was Webber Township’s Brad Beaty – congrats to one and all

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Class 1A/2A Three-Point Showdown starts tonight
the top 32 shooters in each class compete in the preliminary round this evening at Carver Arena in Peoria
there are eight downstate and area shooters taking part in the Class 1A competition
* Dawson Maus of Oblong
* Mark Jones of Stewardson-Strasburg
* Tristan Warner of Windsor
* Dylan Back of Patoka
* Jaxon Helm of Webber Township
* Torin Lee of Grayville
* Blake Karnes of Norris City-Omaha-Enfield
* Jacob Vanwey of Sesser-Valier
there are six downstate and area shooters taking part in this evening’s Class 2A competition
* Logan Smith of Flora
* Levi Laws of Mt. Carmel
* Drew Lucas of Carmi
* Chase Schneider of Breese Central
* A.J. Smith of Du Quoin
* Derek Oxford of Benton
the top four in each class advance to the final round of shooting on Friday

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Regionals continue tonight
here’s the matchups tonight involving area and downstate teams
* Class 1A Championship @ Grayville  :  Newton St. Thomas plays Grayville at 6:00
* Class 2A Semi-Finals @ Raymond  :  Altamont plays Cowden-Herrick at 5:30
* Class 2A Semi-Finals @ Raymond  :  St. Elmo plays Raymond Lincolnwood at 7:00
* Class 2A Championship @ Paris  :  Neoga plays Oakland Lake Crest at 6:00
* Class 3A Championship @ Robinson  :  Newton Jasper County plays Casey-Westfield at 6:00
* Class 3A Championship @ Sullivan  :  Arthur plays Tuscola East Prairie at 6:00
* Class 4A Championship @ Mt. Zion  :  Taylorville plays Mt. Zion at 6:00
* Class 4A Championship @ Effingham  :  Mattoon plays Effingham at 4:30
all Regional Champions advance to their respective Sectionals next Monday night

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, in cooperation with Britton’s Bullpen and Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, Monday, March 23rd, thru Saturday, March 28th – it’s all at Top Spin Larry’s, an indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, along Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time for “fun for a good cause”, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will host its “Winter Sports Awards Night” next Monday night, starting at 6:30, in the ERHS Sliva Auditorium – all athletes and their family members are invited to attend

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning and a Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades from 1:00 to 3:00 that afternoon – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – if any questions, call Coach at 553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball in the Big Ten Tournament today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 10:00 and tipoff at 11:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

March 11, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – the OCC Lady Knights win two more games
the Lady Knights beat Danville in 5 innings, 13-1
* Christian Chambers was the winning pitcher, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits
* at the plate, Olivia Titus was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and Christian Chambers had 2 doubles
the Lady Knights then beat John Wood Community College, 6-2
* Bailey Walker was the winning pitcher, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits
* at the plate, Olivia Titus was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and Kayala Hoppenjans was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI
now at 4&0 on the year, the Lady Knights play two more games today at Myrtle Beach

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the OCC Blue Knights have dropped three games in a row
the Blue Knights lost to John A. Logan on Sunday, 7-5
Olney Central lost to John A. Logan Monday, 10-1
the Blue Knights lost again to John A. Logan Monday, 2-0
at 2&3 on the year, the Blue Knights have had their games today at University of Cumberlands cancelled

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A/2A Basketball Super-Sectionals were last night
here’s results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Carbondale  :  Mounds Meridian beat Casey-Westfield, 51-40
* Class 1A @ Jacksonville  :  Brimfield beat Okawville, 53-38
* Class 2A @ Springfield  :  Decatur St. Teresa beat Bloomington Central Catholic, 56-35
* Class 2A @ Carbondale  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Carterville, 64-38
the winners advance to their respective State Tournaments this Friday in Peoria

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals began last night
here’s some results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 3A @ Carbondale  :  Carbondale beat Mt. Vernon, 71-53
* Class 3A @ Champaign  :  Springfield Lamphier beat Chatham Glenwood, 44-42
* Class 4A @ Belleville  :  Alton Senior beat Collinsville, 67-58
the Sectional Semi-Finals continue tonight with the Championships on Friday

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals continued last night
here’s results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Grayville  :  Grayville beat Martinsville in two games
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Grayville  :  Newton St. Thomas beat West Salem in three games
   * Grayville plays Newton St. Thomas in the championship match tomorrow night
* Class 1A Championship @ Effingham  :  Stewardson-Strasburg beat Windsor in two games
* Class 2A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Albion beat Hutsonville in two games
* Class 2A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Oblong in two games
   * Albion plays Effingham St. Anthony in the championship match tonight
* Class 3A Semi-Final @ Robinson  :  Casey-Westfield beat Robinson Nuttall in two games
* Class 3A Semi-Final @ Robinson  :  Newton Jasper County beat Paris Mayo in two games
   * Casey-Westfield plays Newton Jasper County in the championship match tomorrow night
there will be more Semi-Finals and a few Championships tonight, continuing thru tomorrow night as well

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Olney split two matches on the road
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match at Clay City in two games, 9-25, 19-25
* Olney’s top varsity players were Madison Michels, Paige Troyer, Kaitlyn Flanagan, & Jalayna Reynolds
Olney won the 7th grade match in two games, 25-17, 25-17 led by Raegan Hires and Paige Troyer
the 6th grade match was split with each team winning a game apiece
while the varsity Lady Cubs are now 7&6 on the year, the junior varsity squad is now 7&3 overall
the Olney Lady Cubs are back on the court tomorrow at Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Little Illini Conference All Conference picks are released
there were ten players selected to the LIC All Conference First Team
* Olney’s Tate Nohren
* Newton’s Brock Mammoser                                            
* Paris’ Jeffrey Martin
* Lawrenceville’s Brandt Cochran and Harry Loeb           
* Robinson’s Jason Richart
* Marshall’s Josiah Wallace and Keegan Steele                 
* Flora’s Bryce Pearce
* Casey-Westfield’s Cody Hollensbe                                  
there were five players selected to the LIC All Conference Second Team
* Lawrenceville’s Dylan Volkman
* Casey-Westfield’s Trey Thompson               
* Robinson’s Dylan Dirks
* Flora’s Jefrey Gocey                                     
* Red Hill’s Dalton Murray
there were ten players selected as LIC All-Conference Honorable Mentions
* Olney’s Luke Hahn
* Newton’s Kyle Vahling  
* Lawrenceville’s Jordan Shick                         
* Robinson’s Connor Griffin
* Flora’s Logan Smith                                        
* Casey-Westfield’s Corey Carver
* Marshall’s Brock Finkbiner                             
* Red Hill’s Kameron Vinsel
* Edwards County’s Cherokee Metcalf               
* Paris’ Cam Elmore
congratulations to all the players with their LIC All Conference selections

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball – the Big Ten Tournament starts tonight in Chicago
there are two play-in games involving the league’s four lowest seeds
* 12th-seeded Nebraska plays 13th-seeded Penn State at 3:30 this afternoon
* 11th-seeded Minnesota plays 14th-seeded Rutgers at 6:00 this evening
then it’s first round action tomorrow with four games and the quarter-finals to follow on Friday
the Fighting Illini are scheduled to play at 11:00 tomorrow morning against Michigan

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, in cooperation with Britton’s Bullpen and Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, Monday, March 23rd, thru Saturday, March 28th – it’s all at Top Spin Larry’s, an indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, along Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time for “fun for a good cause”, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will host its “Winter Sports Awards Night” next Monday night, starting at 6:30, in the ERHS Sliva Auditorium – all athletes and their family members are invited to attend

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning and a Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades from 1:00 to 3:00 that afternoon – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – if any questions, call Coach at 553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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

 

 

 

March 10, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – OCC won its first two games of the year
the Lady Knights played two of least eight games this week out at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
in game one, OCC beat Danville Area College, 10-2
* Bailey Walker was the winning pitcher, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits with 5 strikeouts
* Olivia Titus was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI while Kayala Hoppenjans was 3 for 3 with 1 RBI
in game two, OCC beat John Wood Community College, 11-1
* Christian Chambers was the winning pitcher, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4
* Olivia Titus was 3 for 4 while Paige Barclay was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI
the 2&0 Lady Knights are back in action with two more games this afternoon

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 7th Grade Volleyball Sectionals were last night
here's the downstate matchups involving area and regional teams
* Class 1A @ Grayville  :  Grayville beat Sigel St. Michael's
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Paris Crestwood beat Hutsonville
* Class 3A @ Casey  :  Paris Mayo beat Tuscola East Prairie
* Class 3A @ Vandalia  :  Hillsboro beat Staunton
* Class 4A @ Eureka  :  Champaign Edison beat Tolono Unity
* Class 4A @ Clinton  :  Mt. Zion beat Jacksonville Turner
the winners advance straight to their respective Volleyball State Tournament this weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Clay City split two matches at home
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade match over Flora in two games
Flora won the 7th grade match in two games
Clay City will host the Olney Lady Cubs this afternoon

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – some area girls have been recognized for their season
it’s the Girls First Team All Conference Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division
the list includes seven unanimous selections as All Conference
* Calee Fulling and Emily Nehls, both of Palestine-Hutsonville
* Emily Lockhart of Oblong
* Meghan Willenborg of Cumberland
* Jessica Hunt and Shayne Smith, both of Tri-County
* and Micaela Childress of Villa Grove
there were four girls that received Honorable Mentions
* Kiley Rariden of Palestine-Hutsonville
* Kira Meese of Oblong
* Sierra Payne of Martinsville
* and Elissa Baxter of Villa Grove
congratulations to all the young ladies for their selection\
we’ll soon have the Little Illini Conference All Conference selections to be announced in the days ahead

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A/2A Basketball Super-Sectionals are tonight
here’s those that involve downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Carbondale  :  Casey-Westfield plays Mounds Meridian at 6:00
* Class 1A @ Jacksonville  :  Okawville plays Brimfield at 7:00
* Class 2A @ Springfield  :  Decatur St. Teresa plays Bloomington Central Catholic at 7:00
* Class 2A @ Carbondale  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Carterville at 7:30
the winners advance to their respective State Tournaments this Friday in Peoria

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals begin tonight
here’s some matchups that involve downstate and area teams
* Class 3A @ Carbondale  :  Carbondale plays Mt. Vernon
* Class 3A @ Champaign  :  Springfield Lamphier plays Chatham Glenwood
* Class 4A @ Belleville  :  Alton Senior plays Collinsville
the Sectional Semi-Finals continue tonight with the Championships on Friday

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, in cooperation with Britton’s Bullpen and Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, Monday, March 23rd, thru Saturday, March 28th – it’s all at Top Spin Larry’s, an indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, along Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time for “fun for a good cause”, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will host its “Winter Sports Awards Night” next Monday night, starting at 6:30, in the ERHS Sliva Auditorium – all athletes and their family members are invited to attend

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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

 

 

 

March 9, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball over the weekend
the final regular season conference games were played Saturday and Sunday
there were four games Saturday
* Illinois lost on the road at Purdue, 63-58
* Michigan State beat Indiana, 74-72
* Iowa beat Northwestern, 69-52
* Michigan beat Rutgers, 79-69
there were three games yesterday
* Maryland beat Nebraska, 64-61
* Penn State beat Minnesota, 79-76
* Wisconsin beat Ohio State, 72-48
the Big Ten Conference Tournament begins with two games this Wednesday night in Chicago
the Fighting Illini are the 8 seed and will play 9th-seeded Michigan at 11:00 Thursday morning

 

(OLNEY)  the Men’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament ended Saturday night at Rend Lake College
the District’s two top teams hooked up in the Championship Game in James Waugh Gymnasium
2nd-seeded John A. Logan needed two overtimes to upset top-seeded Vincennes University, 105-98
* while the Volunteers improve to 27&6, the Trailblazers lost their first game of the year, now at 32&1
* both teams will advance to the Men’s NJCAA National Tournament out in Hutchinson, Kansas
the 32-team tournament will begin a week from today, March 16th, and run thru March 21st

 

(OLNEY)  the Women’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament also ended Saturday at Rend Lake College
the District's two top teams met up in the Championship Game down in James Waugh Gymnasium
top-seeded Wabash Valley held on to beat 2nd-seeded Vincennes University, 63-60
* while the Lady Warriors improve to 27&6, the Lady Trailblazers end the season at 29&4
* Wabash Valley advances to the Women’s NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas
the tournament will begin a week from today, March 16th, and run thru Saturday, March 21st

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A/4A Girls State Tournaments ended Saturday night in Normal
* Class 3A Championship Game  :  Morton beat Rochester, 47-37
* Class 3A Third Place Game  :  Lombard Montini beat Chicago Bogan, 63-40
* Class 4A Championship Game  :  Lisle Benet Academy beat Palatine Fremd, 61-39
* Class 4A Third Place Game  :  Winnetka New Trier beat Homewood Flossmoor, 43-41

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals began last Saturday
here’s results from some of the matches involving area and downstate teams
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Effingham Sacred Heart beat Windsor in three games
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Stewardson-Strasburg beat Sigel St. Michael’s in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Raymond  :  Cowden-Herrick beat Ramsey in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Raymond  :  St. Elmo beat Nokomis in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Effingham  :  Hutsonville beat Dieterich in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Paris  :  Paris Crestwood beat Villa Grove in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Paris  :  Neoga beat Arcola in two games
* Class 3A Quarter-Final @ Robinson  :  Casey-Westfield beat Marshall in two games
* Class 3A Quarter-Final @ Robinson  :  Paris Mayo beat Lawrenceville Parkview in two games
* Class 4A Quarter-Final @ Effingham  :  Tolono Unity beat Charleston in three games
* Class 4A Quarter-Final @ Effingham  :  Danville North Ridge beat Danville South View in two games
the IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals continue with semi-finals and championships tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball from Saturday’s Fairfield Tournament – Olney finished in third place
the Lady Cubs played three pool play matches
* Olney beat New Hope in three close games, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12
* the Lady Cubs then lost to Ewing in two games, 19-25, 5-25
* Olney rebounded with a win over McLeansboro in three games, 25-21, 17-25, 16-14
the Lady Cubs then beat host Fairfield to take third place in two games, 27-25, 25-19
Olney’s top players on the day were Paige Troyer, Logan Kauble, Colleen Inyart, and Jalayna Reynolds
the Lady Cubs return to action tomorrow, traveling to Clay City

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball Saturday – the JMTC Tournament was played at Clay City
there were four teams involved in the Junior Midland Trail Conference Volleyball Tournament
there were two semi-final matches played, followed by the final two matches
* Clay City beat North Clay in the first semi-final match in three games, 21-25, 25-13, 15-12
* Cisne beat South Central in the other semi-final match in three games, 21-25, 26-24, 15-9
* North Clay beat South Central to win the third place match in two games, 26-24, 25-16
* Clay City beat Cisne to win the championship match in two games, 25-23, 25-16

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 7th Grade Volleyball Sectionals are tonight
here's the downstate matchups involving area and regional teams
* Class 1A @ Grayville  :  Grayville plays Sigel St. Michael's
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Hutsonville plays Paris Crestwood
* Class 3A @ Casey  :  Paris Mayo plays Tuscola East Prairie
* Class 3A @ Vandalia  :  Hillsboro plays Staunton
* Class 4A @ Eureka  :  Champaign Edison plays Tolono Unity
* Class 4A @ Clinton  :  Mt. Zion plays Jacksonville Turner
the winners advance straight to their respective Volleyball State Tournament this weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball around the state
the Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals are tomorrow night
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals begin with semi-final action, also tomorrow night

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Coed Kickball Tournament at the Noble Ball Fields just north of the former West Richland High School on Saturday, March 21st – it’s three games guaranteed per team with a $125 per team entry fee – it’s for players age 13 and older and each team must have at least four girl members – for 12 teams taking part, first place gets $200 cash and second place receives $100 cash – to enter in advance or for more information, call Julia at 618-204-1958

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals pre-season baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our broadcast time at 11:55 late this morning  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and night on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online at www.wvlnam.com