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May 8, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday, involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals beat the Cubs, 5-1 to take three out of four from Chicago
elsewhere  :  Pirates beat Reds, 7-2  :  Tigers beat White Sox, 4-1  :  Royals beat Indians, 7-4
Dodgers beat Brewers, 14-4  :  Twins beat Oakland, 6-5  :  the Braves were idle
*  it’s another full schedule with 15 games on this Friday, six of which involve Midwestern teams
Cardinals are in Pittsburgh  :  Brewers host the Cubs  :  White Sox host the Reds
Royals are in Detroit  :  Indians host the Twins  :  the Braves are in Washington, D.C.

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Olney wins again at home
the Tennis Tigers blanked Flora, 9-0 as Olney won all six of the singles matches
* Derek Walker the #1 match in two sets
* Austin Urfer the #2 match in two sets
* Sterling Hostetter the #3 match in three sets
* Connor Walker the #4 match in two sets
* Cameron Pearcy the #5 match in two sets
* Brock VanBlaricum the #6 match in two sets
Olney won all three of the doubles matches – the winning pairs were
* Connor Walker and Brock VanBlaricum in the #1 match in two sets
* Kye Stallard and Tanner Hindrickson in the #2 match in two sets
* Kirk Wall and Adam Brewer in the #3 match in two sets
now at 10&2 overall, 4&0 in the LIC, the Tennis Tigers will host Carbondale in Olney this evening at 5:30

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney had another walk-off non-LIC win at home
the Tigers came back to beat Dieterich, 4-3 as Olney outhit the visiting Movin’ Maroons, 7 to 4
the game winning squeeze play bunt was laid done by sophomore Trey Puckett as Luke Lambird scored
* Connor Adams was the winning pitcher, throwing all 7 innings, giving up no earned runs, striking out 2
* Gage Miller had a 2-hit day for the Tigers while Reid Kocher had Olney’s only extra base hit, a triple
* 7th inning hits by Luke Hahn, Luke Lambird, and Derek Diemel led to the Tiger’s come back victory
at 14&9 overall, the Tigers are in non-LIC action tomorrow at Vincennes Rivet

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney won a non-conference game at home
the Lady Tigers beat Grayville, 13-0 in five innings as Olney outhit the Lady Bison, 14 to 2
* Olney’s Larissa Michels was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs, only 2 hits, and striking out 8
* Bayli Spillman led Olney at the plate with 3 hits, 3 RBI, and 3 runs scored
* Keregan Coleman had a 3 hit day – plus Kyndall Miller and Caitlyn Monts each had 2 hits and 3 RBI
at 17&11 overall, the Lady Tigers are back in LIC action Monday when they’ll host Marshall at ERHS

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton won a rescheduled LIC game at home
the Lady Eagles beat Casey-Westfield, 8-7 although the visiting Lady Warriors outhit Newton, 13 to 11
* Katelyn Hardiek was Newton’s winning pitcher throwing six innings and striking out three
* Newton’s Kaitlyn Cohorst had 3 hits with a triple and 3 RBI
*  Abby Frohning and Emily Kerner each had 2 hits
at 15&6 overall, the Lady Eagles improve to 5&3 in the LIC and play at Edwards County next Monday

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton won a non-LIC game on the road
the Eagles beat South Central, 21-8 as Newton outhit the host Cougars, 19 to 8
* Brock Mammoser was Newton’s winning pitcher with a complete game victory
* Newton’s Mitch Bierman, John Grunloh, and Tim Weber all had 3 hits each, combining for 6 RBI
at 12&8 overall, still at 6&2 in the LIC, the Eagles host St. Anthony tomorrow at 3:00 – jv action at 1:00

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a few other area High School Baseball & Softball scores from yesterday
BASEBALL  :
* Benton beat Flora, 11-3
SOFTBALL  :
* Robinson beat Oblong, 4-2
* Teutopolis beat Cumberland, 8-0

 

(OLNEY)  the Little Illini Conference Track Meet is scheduled for tomorrow at Lawrenceville
it’s for all LIC track teams, both girls and boys, including those from Olney and Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA State Track Meets are set for tomorrow as well
best of luck to those athletes competing from the East Richland Middle School and St. Joseph School
the Class L State Meet for the Cubs and Lady Cubs will take place at Carterville
the Class S State Meet for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats will take place at Herrin

 

(NEWTON)  several area teams will be competing at tomorrow’s Boys Tennis Tournament in Robinson
the list of teams includes the Newton Eagles and the Olney Tigers – best of luck there

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  the newly-owned Route 45 Raceway, just north of Flora, has another card full of racing coming up tomorrow night – it’s the WAR East Non-Winged Sprint Cars, along with the UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and Hornets – the gates open at 4:30 with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00 – plenty of good seats and concessions – that’s Saturday night racing at the Route 45 Raceway, just north of Flora

 

(NEWTON)  area volleyball players of all ages are invited to enhance their skills during a volleyball camp tomorrow at Lincoln Trail College northeast of Robinson – it’s for three different age groups thru the day  :  for students entering 7th & 8th grades tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 11:00  :  for those entering 9th & 10th grades tomorrow from 11:30 to 2:30  :  for those entering 11th & 12th tomorrow afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00  :  a second camp for grades 4th thru 6th will be held May 23rd  :  the cost of the camps is only $20 per player and if players bring two or more teammates, there’s a $5 discount – signup before each session begins – that’s tomorrow at the Lincoln Trail College Sports Center on the campus northeast of Robinson

 

(NEWTON)  the Junior Legion Baseball Post #20 team based in Jasper County will have a fundraising pork burger cookout tomorrow with serving from 10:30 to 1:00 – stop by the American Legion in Newton or the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park to help out at either location – proceeds to help with team expenses

 

(NEWTON)  for those interested in signing up for the Newton Women’s Summer Tennis League – the deadline is today, this May 8th – forms available at Weber & Company and/or the Newton Press Mentor

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar  :  in boys tennis – Carbondale at Olney  :  in girls soccer – the Olney Lady Tigers have their final regular season match of the year today as they will host the Salem Lady Wildcats this afternoon at 4:30 out at Ed Webber Field at Olney Central College

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:10 and first pitch at 6:05  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online, around the clock, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 7, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Wednesday, involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals lost to the Cubs, 6-5 with the fourth of four games this afternoon
elsewhere  :  Reds beat Pirates, 3-0  :  Brewers beat Dodgers, 6-3  :  Indians beat Royals, 10-3
White Sox came back to beat Detroit, 6-3  :  Twins beat Oakland, 13-0  :  Braves beat Phillies, 7-5
* there will be eleven games on Thursday’s schedule, six of which involve Midwestern teams
Cardinals host the Cubs this afternoon  :  Reds are at Pittsburgh  :  White Sox host Detroit
Indians are in Kansas City  :  Brewers host the Dodgers  :  Twins host the Oakland A’s

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – Olney won a rescheduled LIC match at home
the Tigers defeated Paris, 8-1 as Olney improves to 9&2 overall, now 3&0 in the Little Illini Conference
Olney won five of the six singles matches
* Austin Urfer won the #2 match in two sets
* Connor Walker won the #3 match in two sets
* Cameron Pearcy won the #4 match in two sets
* Brock VanBlaricum wonthe #5 match in three sets
* Kye Stallard won the #6 match in two sets
Olney won all three of the doubles matches - the winning pairs were
* Derek Walker and Kirk Wall in the #1 match
* Sterling Hostetter and Tanner Hindrickson in the #2 match
* Cameron Pearcy and Matt Palmer in the #3 match
the Tennis Tigers are back on their home courts today against Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney won a non-LIC game on the road
the Tigers beat Robinson, 8-5 as Olney outhit the host Maroons, 9 to 7
* Olney’s Reid Kocher had 3 hits with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI
* Gage Miller and Trey Puckett each had 2 hits, combining for 2 RBI and 2 runs scored
* Troy Houchin was Olney’s winning pitcher throwing the first three innings
at 13&9 on the year, the Tigers will host Dieterich in a non-conference game today in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a non-conference game at home
the Lady Tigers lost to Mattoon, 5-1 as the visiting Lady Green Wave outhit Olney, 7 to 4
* Paige Ginder had 2 hits while scoring Olney's only run
* Sophia Colclasure had the Lady Tiger's only run batted in
at 16&11, the Lady Tigers are in non-conference action today at Musgrove Park against Grayville

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a few other area High School Baseball & Softball scores from yesterday
BASEBALL  :
* North Clay beat Flora, 5-0
* Teutopolis beat Paris, 7-3
* Odin beat Cisne, 16-6
* in junior varsity action – Edwards County beat Flora, 14-8
SOFTBALL  :
* Effingham beat Marshall, 12-2
* North Knox, Indiana beat Lawrenceville, 9-6
* earlier – Lawrenceville beat Washington, Indiana, 11-0
* Oblong beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 1-0
* Edwards County beat Mt. Carmel, 5-2
* West Frankfort beat Fairfield, 12-2
* and in first round action of the National Trail Conference Softball Tournament
   * top-seeded Effingham St. Anthony beat Beecher City
   * 2nd-seeded Altamont beat Dieterich
   * 3rd-seeded Stewardson-Strasburg / Windsor beat South Central
   * and 4th-seeded Neoga beat St. Elmo / Brownstown
   * the winner’s bracket & consolation bracket semi’s are tomorrow and the finals are next Monday

 

(NEWTON)  with one LIC Conference game remaining for most teams next Monday, here’s a look at the current Baseball & Softball standings – for the first time, on school could win both LIC championships
LITTLE ILLINI CONFERENCE BASEBALL
* Flora                         7&1
* Edwards County       6&2
* Paris                         6&2
* Newton                     6&2                (Newton Eagles play at Edwards County Monday)
* Olney                        5&3
* Marshall                    4&4                (Olney Tigers host Marshall on Monday)
* Lawrenceville            2&6
* Casey-Westfield        2&6
* Robinson                   1&6
* Red Hill                     1&7
LITTLE ILLINI CONFERENCE SOFTBALL
* Flora                         7&1
* Casey-Westfield        6&1
* Olney                        6&2               (Olney Lady Tigers host Marshall on Monday)
* Marshall                    5&3
* Newton                      4&3
* Paris                          4&4
* Edwards County        3&5
* Robinson                   2&6
* Lawrenceville            1&7
* Red Hill                     0&8
the Newton Lady Eagles host Casey-Westfield today for a makeup game rained out earlier this year
the final round of games will be next Monday for both LIC baseball and softball

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Junior Legion Baseball Post #20 team based in Jasper County will have a fundraising pork burger cookout this Saturday with serving from 10:30 to 1:00 – stop by the American Legion in Newton or the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park to help out at either location – proceeds to help with team expenses

 

(NEWTON) for those interested in signing up for the Newton Women’s Summer Tennis League – the deadline is tomorrow, May 8th – forms available at Weber & Company and/or the Newton Press Mentor

 

(OLNEY)  the 2015 Olney Junior Pro Football sign-ups ends with the final night tonight, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Pavilion in Musgrove Park – the Junior Pro Football League is open to all Richland County students entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the $40 per player sign-up fee helps cover equipment & insurance costs – for details, check the Facebook page at Olney Jr Pro Football – that’s tonight, from 6:00 to 8:00

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will be offering sports physicals today at a price of only $25 per athlete – from 9:00 to 12:00 noon for boys with Dr. Brian Atwood with checks made payable to Dr. Atwood – from 1:00 to 3:00 this afternoon for girls with Melissa Kuenstler with checks made payable to Richland Memorial Hospital – all sports physicals are good for one calendar year and must be on file in the ERHS office – if any questions, contact Athletic Director Curt Nealis or Shirley Hunt in the ERHS office

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar  :  in softball – Grayville at Olney & Casey-Westfield at Newton  :  in baseball – Dieterich at Olney & Newton at South Central  :  in boys tennis – Flora at Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  : it’s Cardinals baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with the dugout show at 11:50 this morning and first pitch this afternoon at 12:45  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger softball today after Cardinal’s baseball on CBS Sports Radio with game time at 4:30  :  plus the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online, around the clock, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 6, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Tuesday involving Midwestern teams
Cardinals beat the Cubs, 7-4  :  White Sox beat Detroit, 5-2  :  Reds beat Pirates, 7-1  :  A's beat Twins, 2-1
Royals beat Indians, 5-3  :  Braves beat Phillies, 9-0  :  Dodgers beat Brewers, 8-2
* it’s back to a full schedule on this Wednesday – same teams at the same locations
the Cardinals host game three of the four game set against the Cubs in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney wins a suspended LIC game on the road
the Tigers and Edwards County game resumed in the 10th inning with the scored tied at 3-3
* the tie was broken by a two-out, Tyler Zuber two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning
* Reid Kocher threw both innings and picked up the win as the pitcher
* Tyler Zuber had a total of 3 hits and 3 RBI in the entire game
* Reid Kocher, Troy Houchin, and Connor Adams each had multi hits in the game
at 12&9 overall, now 5&3 in the LIC, the Tigers have a non-conference game today at Robinson

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton won a non-conference game at home
the Eagles beat Neoga, 14-4 as Newton outhit the visiting Indians, 20 to 7
* Newton’s Mitch Bierman had a home run, double, and single with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored
* Nate Meinhart and John Grunloh also had 3 hits apiece in the Newton victory
* Blake Probst was the winning pitcher in 5 and a third innings allowing 3 earned runs and 4 strikeouts
at 11&8, the Eagles are back in action tomorrow in a non-LIC game against South Central on the road

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton lost a non-LIC game at home
the Lady Eagles lost a close one to Cumberland, 3-1 as Newton was outhit by the Lady Pirates, 8 to 5
* Newton’s top hitters were Katelyn Harkiek with a pair of singles and Ariel Richards with a double
at 14&7, the Lady Eagles have a makeup LIC game at home tomorrow against Casey-Westfield

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area High School Baseball & Softball scores from yesterday
BASEBALL  :
* in the LIC – Lawrenceville beat Casey-Westfield, 16-4
* Flora beat Cumberland, 8-7
* Arthur beat Marshall, 6-1
* Teutopolis beat North Clay, 14-4
* Cisne beat Clay City, 6-3
* Fairfield beat Eldorado, 8-7
* Christ Our Rock beat Wayne City, 3-0
SOFTBALL  :
* Flora beat Cisne, 12-0
* Hutsonville-Palestine beat Marshall, 7-0
* Clay City / North Clay beat Dieterich, 7-1
* Teutopolis beat Mattoon, 7-2
* Ramsey beat Beecher City, 12-2
* Wayne City beat Christ Our Rock, 16-6
* Fairfield beat Eldorado, 22-1

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High Tennis yesterday – Newton lost another close one at home
the Eagles fell to Shelbyville by one point, 3-2
Newton won two of the three singles matches
* Kyle Vahling in the #2 match in two sets
* Chase Goss in the #3 match in two sets
the Tennis Eagles are back in action at the Robinson Invitational this coming Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – 16 teams took part in Saturday’s Doubles Tourney in Champaign
O’Fallon beat 2nd place Teutopolis, 30 to 28 – Champaign Centennial was a point back in 3rd place
Effingham St. Anthony was 4th with 15 points, followed by the Olney Tigers in 5th place with 14 points
rounding out the top ten were Bloomington Central Catholic, Mattoon, Mt. Zion, Centralia, and Effingham
the others were Bloomington, Champaign St. Thomas More, Urbana, Normal West, Robinson, Charleston
* Olney’s #1 pair of Derek Walker & Connor Walker won two matches and lost two matches
the Olney pair beat Urbana and Bloomington, but lost to O’Fallon and Champaign St. Thomas More
* Olney’s #2 pair of Austin Urfer & Brock VanBlaricum won two matches and lost two matches
the Olney pair beat Charleston and Bloomington Central Catholic, but lost to Centennial and Bloomington
* Olney’s #3 pair of Sterling Hostetter & Carson Scherer won two matches and lost two matches
the Olney pair beat Charleston and Bloomington, but lost to St. Anthony and Bloomington Central Catholic
* Olney’s #4 pair of Tanner Hindrickson & Kye Stallard won two and lost two, but finished in third place
the Olney pair beat Charleston and Centennial, but lost to Teutopolis and Bloomington Central Catholic
the Tennis Tigers are back in conference action today when they host Paris in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track on Monday – the Newton Invitational involved 13 area teams
Mattoon beat 2nd place Newton, 125 to 116.40 – Teutopolis was 3rd with 74.40 points
then Effingham was 4th at 43.40, Salem was 5th at 34.40 points, and Olney was 6th with 28.40 points
Palestine was 7th (28), followed by Flora (24), Mt. Carmel (22), Red Hill (20), and Robinson 18)
rounding out the other remaining teams are Effingham St. Anthony (12) and Lawrenceville (8)
the 6th place Lady Tigers did not win any of the 18 events, but had eight top six finishes
* Mary Grace Inyart was 2nd in the discus
* Kylee Cummins, Savannah Dunn, Reagan Hahn, and Julie Luna were 3rd in the 400 meter relay
* Jynsen Yonaka was 4th in the 400 meter dash
* Kylar Craig was 4th in the high jump
* Julie Luna, Savannah Dunn, Reagan Hahn, and Jynsen Yonaka were 4th in the 800 meter relay
* Reagan Hahn was 5th in the 200 meter dash
* Payton Blakney, Faith Stallard, Lauren Eagleson, and Holly Stallard were 5th in the 3200 meter relay
* Holly Stallard was 6th in the 1600 meter run
the Track Lady Tigers are back in action at the Little Illini Conference Track Meet on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Track on Monday – Mt. Carmel hosted a four team meet
Olney won by beating 2nd place Fairfield, 86 to 77 – Mt. Carmel was 3rd (68) and Carmi was 4th (29)
the Tigers won six of the 17 events and had fourteen top five finishes
* Gus Lathrop won two events, both the 200 meter dash and the long jump
* Tate Nohren won two events, both the 110 meter hurdles and the triple jump
* Michael DeMeyer, Jonah Wendling, Silven Stallard, and Matthew DeVenecia won the 3200 meter relay
* Matthew DeVenecia won the 800 meter run
* Gus Lathrop had two 2nd's, in the 100 meter dash and the 400 meter dash
* Tate Nohren was 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles
* Michael DeMeyer was 2nd in the 1600 meter run
* Dalyn Brach was 3rd in the 3200 meter run
* Addison Craig was 3rd in the high jump
* Erik Sager was 3rd in the discus
* Cole Simpson was 3rd in the 800 meter run
* Davonte Crite, Klayton Craig, Cameron Howard, and Gavin Lathrop were 3rd in the 800 meter relay
* Davonte Crite, Klayton Craig, Cameron Howard, and Gavin Lathrop were 3rd in the 400 meter relay
* Michael DeMeyer, Tyler Hughes, Dalyn Brach, and Matthew DeVenecia were 3rd in the 1600 meter relay
the Track Tigers are back in action at the Little Illini Conference Track Meet on Saturday

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Junior Legion Baseball Post #20 team based in Jasper County will have a fundraising pork burger cookout this Saturday with serving from 10:30 to 1:00 – stop by the American Legion in Newton or the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park to help out at either location – proceeds to help with team expenses

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will be offering sports physicals this Thursday at a price of only $25 per athlete – from 9:00 to 12:00 noon for boys with Dr. Brian Atwood with checks made payable to Dr. Atwood – from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon for girls with Melissa Kuenstler with checks made payable to Richland Memorial Hospital – all sports physicals are good for one calendar year and must be on file in the ERHS office – if any questions, contact Athletic Director Curt Nealis or Shirley Hunt in the ERHS office

 

(OLNEY)  the 2015 Olney Junior Pro Football sign-ups ends with the final night tomorrow night, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Pavilion in Musgrove Park – the Junior Pro Football League is open to all Richland County students entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the $40 per player sign-up fee helps cover equipment and insurance costs for the league and the fee may increase if not paid during this week’s sign-up – for more information or details, check the Facebook page at Olney Jr Pro Football – that’s tomorrow night, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Pavilion in Olney’s Musgrove Park

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar  :  in baseball – Olney at Robinson  :  in softball – Mattoon at Olney  :  in boys tennis – Paris at Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  : it’s Cardinals & Cubs baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch in St. Louis at 7:15  :  plus the latest in sports, all day and night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online, around the clock, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 5, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Monday involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals held on to beat the Cubs, 10-9  :  the Brewers beat the Dodgers, 4-3
the Twins beat Oakland, 8-7  :  the Phillies beat the Braves, 5-2
* it’s a full schedule of fifteen games on Tuesday, seven of which involve Midwestern teams
the Cardinals again will host the Cubs in St. Louis  :  the Reds are at Pittsburgh
the White Sox will host Detroit  :  the Indians are at Kansas City  :  the Twins host the A's
the Braves host the Phillies  :  the Dodgers are at Milwaukee

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney lost a tough LIC game on the road
the Tigers lost to Flora, 4-0 as the host Wolves outhit visiting Olney, 10 to 3
* Olney’s singles were hit by Reid Kocher, Gage Miller, and Hunter Wyatt
* the Tigers left five players on base, four of which were in scoring position
at 11&9 on the year, the Tigers are now 4&3 in the Little Illini Conference
the Wolves improve to 15&11 overall, now at 7&1 atop the LIC standings
the Tigers are at Edwards County today to resume the suspended 3-3 in the 10th inning


 
(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton lost in conference action at home
the Eagles lost to Paris, 8-3 as the visiting Tigers outhit host Newton, 14 to 8
* Newton’s Luke Geier had 2 hits, Nick Reis had a 2 RBI hit, and John Grunloh had an RBI hit
at 10&8 overall, the Eagles are now 6&2 in the Little Illini Conference
Paris improves to 19&6 on the year, now 6&2 in the LIC
the Eagles are in non-conference action this afternoon when they host Neoga

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a tough LIC game on the road
the Lady Tigers lost Flora, 6-4 as the host Wolfgals outhit visiting Olney, 10 to 8
* K.J. Royse had 2 hits and 1 RBI, Paige Ginder had 2 hits, and Sophia Colclasure had 2 doubles
at 16&10 on the year, now at 6&2 in the LIC, the Lady Tigers are scheduled to host Mattoon tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton won a close conference game at home
the Lady Eagles held on to beat Paris, 2-1 as the hits were even at 3 apiece for each team
* Newton’s winning pitcher was Katelyn Hardiek allowing only 1 hit and striking out 3
* Ariel Richards led the Lady Eagles at the plate with a triple and 1 run scored
at 14&6 overall, now at 4&3 in the LIC, the Lady Eagles will host Cumberland today in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area High School Baseball & Softball scores from yesterday
BASEBALL  :
* in the LIC – Edwards County beat Red Hill, 11-0
* in the LIC – Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 11-8
* in the LIC – Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 4-3
* elsewhere – Teutopolis beat Effingham, 6-4
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Shelbyville, 4-0
* Webber beat Cisne, 7-0
* Wayne City beat NCOE, 4-0
SOFTBALL  :
* in the LIC – Casey-Westfield beat Marshall, 13-0
* in the LIC – Edwards County beat Red Hill, 13-1
* in the LIC – Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 4-0
* elsewhere – Oblong beat Villa Grove, 5-0
* Teutopolis beat Shelbyville, 9-4
* Clay City / North Clay beat Christ Our Rock, 10-0
* Cisne beat Webber, 3-0
* Wayne City beat NCOE, 4-0

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track – the Newton Invitational involved  13 area teams
Mattoon beat the 2nd place host Lady Eagles, 125 to 116.40 – Teutopolis was 3rd with 74.40 points
then Effingham was 4th at 43.40, Salem was 5th at 34.40 points, and Olney was 6th with 28.40 points
Palestine was 7th (28), followed by Flora (24), Mt. Carmel (22), Red Hill (20), and Robinson 18)
rounding out the other remaining teams are Effingham St. Anthony (12) and Lawrenceville (8)
the 2nd place Lady Eagles won six of the 18 events, with had with 10 other top five finishes
* McKendra Barthelme won the 100 meter hurdles and won the long jump
* Alli Kline, McKendra Barthelme, Brooke Koebele, and Alex Haarman won the 400 meter relay
* Carlie Webb won the high jump
* Alli Kline, Emma Weber, McKendra Barthelme, and Taylor Johnson won the 1600 meter relay
* Hannah Litzelman, Emma Weber, Veronica Ochs, and Lexie Davidson won the 3200 meter relay
* Alex Haarman was 2nd in the 100 meter dash
* Emma Weber was 2nd in the 400 meter dash
* Lexie Davidson was 2nd in the 1600 meter run
* Hannah Litzelman was 2nd in the 800 meter run and 3rd in the 400 meter dash
* McKendra Barthelme, Brooke Koebele, Alex Haarman, and Taylor Johnson / 3rd in the 800 meter relay
* Alli Kline was 3rd in the 300 meter hurdles and tied for 4th in the high jump
* Lauren Probst was 5th in the triple jump
* Courtney Hadra was 5th in the discus throw
the Track Lady Eagles will compete at the Little Illini Conference Track Meet this Thursday
we’ll look at the Olney Lady Tiger results from the Newton Invitational in our sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Olney lost only their second match of the year
the Tennis Tigers lost to Teutopolis, 8-1
Olney won only one of the six singles matches
* Connor Walker won the #4 singles match in two sets
Teutopolis won all three of the doubles matches
at 8&2 on the year, the Tennis Tigers take their 2&0 LIC record into action tomorrow when they host Paris

 

(NEWTON) in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Newton lost a close one at home
the Eagles fell to visiting Paris, 4-3
Newton won two of the four singles matches
* Chris Pitcher in the #2 match in two sets
* Kyle Vahling in the #3 match in two sets
Newton won one of the three doubles matches
* Faron Bartens and Isaac Ludington won the #3 match in two sets
the Tennis Eagles are back on the courts today at home against Shelbyville

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track – the SIJHSAA Class S Regional was last week down at Fairfield
the Olney St. Joe girls finished in 4th place out of the 11 teams that took part
six Lady Wildcats finished first or second in their events to qualify for this Saturday’s State Meet at Herrin
* Bree Zuber in the high jump
* Evy Atkins, Haven Doll, Marni Burgener, and Maci Burgener in the 1600 meter relay
* Evy Atkins in both the 800 meter run and 1600 meter run
* Haven Doll in the 1600 meter run
* and Chelsea Ochs in the 7th grade 100 meter dash
best of luck to these young ladies this weekend

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Junior Legion Baseball Post #20 team based in Jasper County will have a fundraising pork burger cookout this Saturday with serving from 10:30 to 1:00 – stop by the American Legion in Newton or the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park to help out at either location – proceeds to help with team expenses

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will be offering sports physicals this Thursday at a price of only $25 per athlete – from 9:00 to 12:00 noon for boys with Dr. Brian Atwood with checks made payable to Dr. Atwood – from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon for girls with Melissa Kuenstler with checks made payable to Richland Memorial Hospital – all sports physicals are good for one calendar year and must be on file in the ERHS office – if any questions, contact Athletic Director Curt Nealis or Shirley Hunt in the ERHS office

 

(OLNEY)  the 2015 Olney Junior Pro Football sign-ups continue tonight and Thursday night, from 6:00 to 8:00, each evening, at the Pavilion in Musgrove Park – the Junior Pro Football League is open to all Richland County students entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – the $40 per player sign-up fee helps cover equipment and insurance costs for the league and the fee may increase if not paid during this week’s sign-up – for more information or details, check the Facebook page at Olney Jr Pro Football – that’s tonight and Thursday night, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Pavilion in Olney’s Musgrove Park

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar  :  in baseball – Olney at Edwards County and Neoga at Newton  :  in softball – Cumberland at Newton  :  in boys tennis – Shelbyville at Newton

 

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

 

 

 

May 4, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend involving Midwestern teams
the Cardinals took two from the Pirates, 2-1 in 11 innings Saturday and 3-2 in 14 innings yesterday
Cubs lost two to the Brewers  :  White Sox lost two to the Twins  :  Royals lost two to the Tigers
Reds split two with the Braves  :  Indians split two with the Mariners
* Monday’s limited schedule includes eleven games, four of which involve Midwestern teams
Cardinals host the Cubs in the first of four games this week  :  Brewers host Dodgers
Braves host Phillies  :  Twins host the A's  :  Royals, White Sox, Reds, and others are idle

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer Saturday – the Centralia Tournament came to an end
the Olney Lady Tigers finished the ten team tournament in 3rd place
the Lady Tigers ended pool play with a win over Massac County, 3-2 in overtime
* Olney’s regulation goals were scored by Courtney Kman and Erica Mortenson
* Olney’s penalty kick overtime goals were scored by Courtney Kman, Maci Dunn, and Taloni Ginder
the Lady Tigers then won the 3rd place match by beating Salem, 3-0
* Olney’s goals were scored by Erica Mortenson, Courtney Kman, and Sophia Colclasure
* there was excellent defensive play by both Paige Ginder and Stephanie Shan
the Lady Tigers final regular season match in this coming Friday at home against Salem

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Track from Friday – fifteen teams competed at the Newton Invitational
Shelbyville beat 2nd place Robinson, 102 to 82.50 - the host Eagles finished 3rd with 81 points
Mattoon was 4th with 74 points, Casey-Westfield was 5th (53), then Teutopolis (40) and Charleston (37)
rounding out the other teams were Vandalia (32), Cisne (30), St. Anthony (24.50), Fairfield (23)
then Effingham (22), Altamont (7), Lawrenceville (4), and Red Hill (2)
the 3rd place Newton Eagles won one of the twenty events, they had nine top four finishes
* Joe Stone, Matthew Tolliver-Goode, Zack Lewis, and Brycen Dhom won the 1600 meter relay
* Mitch Bierman, Joe Stone, Brycen Dhom, and Matthew Tolliver-Goode was 2nd in the 400 meter relay
* Joe Stone was 2nd in the 800 meter run
* Keith King was 2nd in the high jump
* Mitch Bierman was 2nd in the 100 meter dash and 3rd in the 200 meter dash
* Mitch Bierman, Zack Lewis, Matthew Tolliver-Goode, and Brycen Dhom was 2nd in the 800 meter relay
* Matthew Tolliver-Goode was 3rd in the 400 meter dash
* Jake Volk was 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles
* Matthew Tolliver-Goode was 4th in the pole vault
the Track Eagles are back in action this coming Saturday at the LIC Conference Meet at Lawrenceville

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – Olney took part in Saturday’s Champaign Doubles Tournament
we’ll have the results for you coming up later this week on the Tennis Tigers from Champaign

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Gymnastics Club of Olney has been named the 2015 Southern Illinois United States Tumbling and Trampoline State Champions – the team recently competed in Pana, where they were up against 42 other teams and received 45 individual State Champion Titles to earn the State Champion title – the meet was the qualifier for the U.S. Tumbling & Trampoline National Competition to be held in June out in South Dakota – every team member of the Illinois Gymnastics Club qualified to attend the National event – the local Gymnastics Club has been undefeated for the past three years in the USTA Invitational meets – congratulations to all the athletes, instructors, parents, and others involved in the local gymnastics club

 

(OLNEY)  it’s the next to last round of Little Illini Conference Baseball & Softball games today
* the Olney Tigers and Lady Tigers are at Flora this afternoon
* the Newton Eagles and Lady Eagles are at home against Paris
* elsewhere – Edwards County at Red Hill
* Robinson at Lawrenceville
* Casey-Westfield at Marshall

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2015 Olney Junior Pro Football sign-ups are this Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, from 6:00 to 8:00, each evening, at the Pavilion in Musgrove Park – the Junior Pro Football League is open to all Richland County students entering the 3rd thru 8th grades this fall – this week’s sign-ups will provide an opportunity to meet the 2015 head coaches and to ask any questions – the $40 per player sign-up fee helps cover equipment and insurance costs for the league and the fee may increase if not paid during this week’s sign-up – for more information or details, check the Facebook page at Olney Jr Pro Football – that’s tonight, tomorrow night, and Thursday night, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Pavilion in Olney’s Musgrove Park

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar  :  in boys track – Olney at Mt. Carmel  :  in girls track – Olney & Newton at the Newton Invitational  :  in boys tennis – Olney at Teutopolis and Paris at Newton  :  in baseball & softball – Olney teams at Flora and Newton teams at home against Paris, all in LIC action

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s LIC Baseball today with Olney Tiger baseball on CBS Sports Radio WVLN and Newton Eagle baseball on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game times both at around 4:30 this afternoon  :   it’s Cardinals & Cubs baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 6:15 and first pitch in St. Louis at 7:10  :  plus the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online, around the clock, at www.wvlnam.com