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August 15, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Thursday, involving our Midwestern teams
*  the Cardinals won the first of four games against San Diego in St. Louis, 4-3
    *  elsewhere  :  the Brewers beat the Cubs, 6-2  :  the Reds lost to Colorado, 7-3
    *  the Royals beat the Athletics, 7-3  :  the White Sox, Indians, and Twins were idle
*  the Cardinals are back in St. Louis to host the Padres tonight
    *  all games are under the lights tonight  :  the Cubs play the Mets in New York
    *  the White Sox host Toronto  :  the Reds are in Colorado  :  the Twins host the Royals
    *  the Brewers play the Dodgers in L.A.  :  the Indians host the Orioles in Cleveland

 

(NEWTON)  the 2nd week of preseason football in the National Football League started last night
*  in Chicago, the Bears held on at Soldier's Field to beat the visiting Jaguars, 20-19
*  there are four more games on tap tonight, two of which involve Midwestern teams
    *  the Detroit Lions play the Raiders on the west coast
    *  the Tennessee Titans play the Saints down in New Orleans
*  then eight games Saturday involving the Colts, Packers, Rams, Bengals, and Vikings
*  there are two games Sunday, including the Chiefs
*  the Browns are on the road in the final week 2 game next Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series started with four games yesterday
*  the Illinois team, Jackie Robinson West, won their first game of the double elimination tournament
    *  the Chicago youngsters beat Washington State, 12-2
    *  the other United States Bracket game had Nevada over South Dakota, 12-2
    *  in the first International Bracket game - South Korea beat the Czech Republic, 10-3
    *  then Puerto Rico beat Australia, 16-3
*  the tournament's final four first round games are today in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League at the Olney Bowling Center is next Tuesday night, August 19th, starting at 7:00, at the OBC – anyone interested in bowling this fall and thru the upcoming winter should attend – all new bowlers are welcome and encouraged to attend

 

(OLNEY)  athletic physicals will be available at the East Richland Middle School next Monday night, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the fee is $30 per athlete with checks made out to Richland Memorial Hospital – Dr. Bushra Shaukat and nurse practioner Melissa Kuenstler will give the physicals which are good for one at least one year and required before tryouts are allowed – for more, call 618-395-4372

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to oval, dirt track racing this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway with the regular lineup of UMP Modifieds, Non Wing Sprints, Pure Stocks, and UMP B-Mods – the Hornet 20 will feature a dual state challenge with the top five racers from Friday night’s racing at the Chandler Speedway in Indiana – plus a Pure Stock Mechanics Race and Hornet Mechanics Race as well – gates open at 5:00, with racing at 7:30, and always plenty of concessions – the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora

 

(OBLONG)  the Oblong Academic Foundation’s fundraising Golf Scramble is this afternoon at the Oak Glen Golf Course, starting at 12:30 – it’s a four person scramble with 18 holes of golf, a cart if needed, and lunch, priced at $55 per person or $220 per team – proceeds to support the Oblong School System and the Academic Foundation’s activities – for details, call Rod at 618-592-4733 or the Oak Glen Golf Course

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 7:05  :  and the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 14, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Wednesday involving Midwestern teams
*  the Cardinals salvaged the final of three games in Miami, beating the Marlins, 5-2
    *  elsewhere  :  the Cubs beat Milwaukee, 4-2  :  the White Sox lost to the Giants, 7-1
    *  Reds lost to Boston, 5-4  :  Royals beat Oakland, 3-0  :  Twins beat the Astros, 3-1 
    *  the Indians split a doubleheader with Arizona, winning 3-2, then losing 1-0
*  the Cardinals return home for a seven game series starting tonight with San Diego
    *  elsewhere this afternoon  :  the Cubs host Brewers  :  the Royals host Oakland
    *  later tonight  :  the Reds are in Colorado  :  the White Sox, Indians, and Twins are all idle

 

(NEWTON)  the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series starts today in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
*  the double elimination tournament will have four games today thru tonight
*  then the final four first round games will be Friday afternoon and evening
*  there are four games Saturday, including the first two elimination round games
*  then games each day Sunday thru all of next week with the finals a week from Saturday
*  the Great Lakes team from Illinois, Jackie Robinson West, plays today in the 2:00 game
  *  there are seven other teams in the United States Bracket
     *  Washington, South Dakota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Rhode Island
  *  there are eight teams in the International Bracket
     *  South Korea, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Australia, Mexico, Venezuala, Japan, & British Columbia
*  all games will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014-2015 seasons for Illinois High School Association sports are soon to start
*  practices officially began this week for high schoolers in Illinois
    *  while football practices began Monday, all the other fall IHSA sports began practice yesterday
*  the IHSA golf seasons for both girls and boys will begin competition next Monday
*  all the other fall IHSA sports will begin competition the following week, starting on August 25th
*  the first night for IHSA football is two weeks from tomorrow night on August 29th
*  most all junior high sports thru either the IESA or SIJHSAA are already underway in our area

 

(NEWTON)  it’s Week 2 of the National Football League preseason starting tonight
*  the only game at 7:00 tonight has the Bears hosting the Jaguars at Soldier Field in Chicago
*  then four more games tomorrow night, eight Saturday night, two Sunday, the final game Monday night

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League at the Olney Bowling Center is next Tuesday night, August 19th, starting at 7:00, at the OBC – anyone interested in bowling this fall and thru the upcoming winter should attend – all new bowlers are welcome and encouraged to attend

 

(OLNEY)  athletic physicals will be available at the East Richland Middle School next Monday night, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the fee is $30 per athlete with checks made out to Richland Memorial Hospital – Dr. Bushra Shaukat and nurse practioner Melissa Kuenstler will give the physicals which are good for one at least one year and required before tryouts are allowed – for more, call 618-395-4372

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to oval, dirt track racing this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway with the regular lineup of UMP Modifieds, Non Wing Sprints, Pure Stocks, and UMP B-Mods – the Hornet 20 will feature a dual state challenge with the top five racers from Friday night’s racing at the Chandler Speedway in Indiana – plus a Pure Stock Mechanics Race and Hornet Mechanics Race as well – gates open at 5:00, with racing at 7:30, and always plenty of concessions – the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora

 

(OBLONG)  the Oblong Academic Foundation’s fundraising Golf Scramble is tomorrow afternoon at the Oak Glen Golf Course, starting at 12:30 – it’s a four person scramble with 18 holes of golf, a cart if needed, and lunch, priced at $55 per person or $220 per team – proceeds to support the Oblong School System and the Academic Foundation’s activities – for details, call Rod at 618-592-4733 or the Oak Glen Golf Course

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School athletic department will host an “informational meeting” tonight at 6:00 in the Middle School Gym for any ERMS student that plans to take part in any sporting activity during the upcoming school year – parents should also attend – the individual coaches will also meet with students and parents – for more, call ERMS Athletic Director Rick Franklin at 618-395-4372

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 7:05  :  and the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 13, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Tuesday night involving Midwestern teams
*  the Cardinals lost the second of three games in Miami, falling to the Marlins, 3-0
    *  elsewhere  :  the Cubs beat the Brewers, 3-0  :  the White Sox beat the Giants, 3-2
    *  the Reds lost to Boston, 3-2  :  the Royals lost to the Athletics, 11-3
    *  the Twins lost to the Astros, 10-4  :  the Indians & Diamondbacks were rained out
*  the Cardinals are back in Miami tonight for the final game of three against the Marlins
    *  afternoon games today involve the White Sox, Reds, Indians, and Twins
    *  under the lights tonight are the Cubs, Brewers, and Royals

 

(NEWTON)  in college football news involving the Fighting Illini from Champaign County
*  this past Sunday’s Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium was a huge success
*  the Illini will now continue Camp Rantoul, starting this past Monday, running thru next Monday
*  the Orange & Blue will have a closed team scrimmage this Saturday and next Tuesday
*  the Fighting Illini open their 2014 season at home August 30th against Youngstown State
*  for ticket information or to place an order, check the Illinois website at www.fightingillini.com

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball yesterday – Newton-Jasper County won again
*  the Jasper County girls beat Lawrenceville, 12-0
*  Maddie Hemrich was the winning pitcher, throwing a one-hitter while striking out six
*  Newton’s top hitter was Alison Russell with a triple, double, and 2 RBI
*  the Junior Lady Eagles are back in action at home in Newton tomorrow against Casey

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  athletic physicals will be available at the East Richland Middle School next Monday night, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the fee is $30 per athlete with checks made out to Richland Memorial Hospital – Dr. Bushra Shaukat and nurse practioner Melissa Kuenstler will give the physicals which are good for one at least one year and required before tryouts are allowed – for more, call 618-395-4372

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to oval, dirt track racing this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway with the regular lineup of UMP Modifieds, Non Wing Sprints, Pure Stocks, and UMP B-Mods – the Hornet 20 will feature a dual state challenge with the top five racers from Friday night’s racing at the Chandler Speedway in Indiana – plus a Pure Stock Mechanics Race and Hornet Mechanics Race as well – gates open at 5:00, with racing at 7:30, and always plenty of concessions – the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora

 

(OBLONG)  the Oblong Academic Foundation’s fundraising Golf Scramble is this Friday afternoon at the Oak Glen Golf Course, starting at 12:30 – it’s a four person scramble with 18 holes of golf, a cart if needed, and lunch, priced at $55 per person or $220 per team – proceeds to support the Oblong School System and the Academic Foundation’s activities – for details, call Rod at 618-592-4733 or the Oak Glen Golf Course

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School athletic department will host an “informational meeting” tomorrow night at 6:00 in the Middle School Gym for any ERMS student that plans to take part in cheerleading or any other sport during the upcoming school year – parents should also attend – the individual coaches will also meet with those interested students and their parents following the “informational meeting” – for more details, call ERMS Athletic Director Rick Franklin at 618-395-4372

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 6:00  :  and the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 12, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Monday night involving Midwestern teams
*  the Cardinals lost the first of three games in Miami, falling to the Marlins, 6-5
    *  elsewhere  :  the Cubs lost to the Brewers, 3-1  :  the Royals beat the Athletics, 3-2
    *  the Twins beat the Astros, 4-2  :  the White Sox, Reds, and Indians were all idle
*  the Cardinals are back in Miami tonight for game two of three against the Marlins
    *  all the other Midwestern teams are back in action tonight under the lights

 

(FLORA)  here’s the top finishers at the Clay County Speedway this past Saturday night
*  Sprints  :  Tommy Rockwell finished first  :  Aric Gentry was 2nd  :  Patrick Budde was 3rd
*  Hornets  :  Jeremy Callahan finished first  :  David Bolyard was 2nd  :  Blaze Burwell was 3rd
*  B-Mods  :  Ryan Eilers took the checkered flag  :  Jason Maxey was 2nd  :  Kelby Simmons was 3rd
*  Modifieds  :  Chad Kinder won the feature  :  Dave Beck was 2nd  :  Tyler Nicely was 3rd
*  Pure Stocks  :  Josh Lemke finished first  :  Chad Weiner was 2nd  :  Chad Boone was 3rd
*  it was a great turnout for the Big Tim Memorial Race with 121 cars racing and hundreds of supporters
and it’s back to the oval, dirt track this coming Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway, north of Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in League of Our Own Fastpitch Softball League action in Olney this past Sunday evening
*  in only one game  :  Hope Unlimited beat Pitas N More, 10-0
*  there will be three games this coming Sunday in Olney’s Musgrove Park

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball yesterday – Newton won its season opener
*  the Jasper County girls beat Oblong, 12-2 – Kenzie Smith was the winning pitcher with 7 strikeouts
*  Newton’s top hitters were Alison Russell and Josie Grunloh with two hits apiece
*  the Junior Lady Eagles play again today at 4:30, with a junior varsity game at 3:00

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  athletic physicals will be available at the East Richland Middle School next Monday night, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the fee is $30 per athlete with checks made out to Richland Memorial Hospital – Dr. Bushra Shaukat and nurse practioner Melissa Kuenstler will give the physicals which are good for one at least one year and required before tryouts are allowed – for more, call 618-395-4372

 

(OBLONG)  the Oblong Academic Foundation’s fundraising Golf Scramble is this Friday afternoon at the Oak Glen Golf Course, starting at 12:30 – it’s a four person scramble with 18 holes of golf, a cart if needed, and lunch, priced at $55 per person or $220 per team – proceeds to support the Oblong School System and the Academic Foundation’s activities – for details, call Rod at 618-592-4733 or the Oak Glen Golf Course

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School athletic department will host an “informational meeting” for any ERMS student that plans to take part in cheerleading or any other sport during the upcoming school year – that’s this Thursday, August 14th, starting at 6:00, in the Middle School Gym – parents should also attend – the individual coaches will also meet with those interested students and their parents following the “informational meeting” – for more details, call ERMS Athletic Director Rick Franklin at 618-395-4372

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 6:00  :  and the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

August 11, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball from over the weekend involving Midwestern teams
*  the Cardinals split two with Baltimore, losing Saturday 10-3 and winning yesterday 8-3
*  the Redbirds dropped two of the three games against the Orioles in the weekend series
    *  elsewhere  :  the Cubs split two with Tampa Bay  :  the White Sox split two with Seattle
    *  the Reds split two with the Marlins  :  the Royals took two from the Giants
    *  Brewers split two with Dodgers  :  Indians took two from the Yankees  :  Twins split two with Oakland
*  the Cardinals start a new series tonight in Miami – the first of three there against the Marlins
    *  elsewhere  :  Cubs host the Brewers  :  Kansas City host the Athletics  :  Twins are in Houston
    *  the White Sox, Reds, and Indians are all idle until tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON)  in National Football League preseason over the weekend involving Midwestern teams
*  Saturday night  :  Tennessee beat Green Bay, 20-16  :  Detroit beat Cleveland, 13-12
*  Friday night  :  Bears beat Eagles, 34-28  :  Vikings beat Raiders, 10-6  :  Saints beat Rams, 26-24
*  Thursday night  :  the Jets beat the Colts, 13-10  :  Chiefs beat the Bengals, 41-39
*  week two of the NFL preseason is coming up this weekend starting with one game Thursday night
    *  there will be four games Friday night, eight Saturday night, two on Sunday, and one on Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  the Little League Great Lakes Regional Tournament ended Saturday up in Indianapolis
*  it was a championship game that included a rematch of two teams from earlier in pool play action
*  the Illinois representative team, Jackie Robinson West, defeated Indiana, 12-7 winning the title game
*  with a Regional Tournament record of six wins and no losses, the Illinois team moves on to the Little League World Series out in Williamsport, Pennsylvania which will get started this coming Thurday
*  the Chicago team will play Washington State in the tournament’s second game at 2:00 Illinois time
*  the double elimination event with teams from all over the world will continue thru all of next week

 

(OLNEY)  downstate high school basketball fans continue to mourn the loss of a regional coach
*  Gary Shirley recently passed away after over 20 years of coaching basketball in Kinmundy & Farina
*  Shirley began his high school boys' basketball coaching at Kinmundy-Alma High School back in 1983
    *  Coach Shirley continued to coach after consolidation into the South Central High School in Farina
*  all-in-all, Coach Shirley finished with a career coaching record of 520 wins & 200 losses in over 20 years
*  Shirley also served a short stint as South Central baseball coach winning 46 and losing 21 in four years
*  Coach Shirley was highly respected by his peers and basketball officials and fans from all over the state
*  Coach Shirley’s family indicates the coach requested no public funeral service and/or visitation

 


                                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  athletic physicals will be available at the East Richland Middle School next Monday night, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the fee is $30 per athlete with checks made out to Richland Memorial Hospital – Dr. Bushra Shaukat and nurse practioner Melissa Kuenstler will give the physicals which are good for one at least one year and required before tryouts are allowed – for more, call 618-395-4372

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School athletic department will host an “informational meeting” for any ERMS student that plans to take part in cheerleading or any other sport during the upcoming school year – that’s this Thursday, August 14th, starting at 6:00, in the Middle School Gym – parents should also attend – the individual coaches will also meet with those interested students and their parents following the “informational meeting” – for more details, call ERMS Athletic Director Rick Franklin at 618-395-4372

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with air time at 6:00  :  and the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN