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February 11, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there were two games on the schedule last night
*  Michigan State beat Northwestern, 68-44
*  Wisconsin beat Nebraska, 65-55
there are two more games on the schedule for tonight
*  Penn State at Ohio State
*  Indiana at Maryland
the Fighting Illini are back in action tomorrow night when they host Michigan in Champaign

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball from this past Saturday
here’s the downstate scores involving Region and Great Rivers Athletic Conference games
*  the OCC Blue Knights beat Rend Lake, 82-68
*  Vincennes University beat Shawnee, 82-46
*  John A. Logan beat Wabash Valley, 94-84
*  Southeastern Illinois beat Lake Land, 94-75
*  Lincoln Trail beat Southwestern Illinois, 97-92
*  Kaskaskia beat Lewis & Clark, 87-71

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball from last Saturday
here’s the downstate scores involving Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region games
*  Rend Lake beat the OCC Lady Knights, 71-70
*  Wabash Valley beat John A. Logan, 76-50
*  Lincoln Trail beat Southwestern Illinois, 56-50
*  Southeastern Illinois beat Lake Land, 64-61
*  Kaskaskia beat the Lindenwood Belleville JV, 110-31

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops – the IHSA lower class regionals continued last night
here’s the semi-final results involving downstate and area teams
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Flora beat Lawrenceville, 47-29
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Marshall slipped by Newton, 41-39
*  the Lady Eagles finish the year with a 18&12 record on the season
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Sullivan beat Shelbyville, 66-24
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Teutopolis beat Pana, 63-23
Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Central beat Carlyle, 81-37
Class 2A @ Harrisburg  :  Hamilton County beat Eldorado, 56-44
Class 2A @ Harrisburg  :  Harrisburg beat Fairfield in overtime, 55-49
Class 1A @ Casey  :  Neoga beat Casey-Westfield, 54-31
Class 1A @ Casey  :  Arcola beat Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, 51-48
Class 1A @ New Athens  :  Christ Our Rock beat Sandoval, 46-31
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Palestine-Hutsonville beat Red Hill, 61-49
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Oblong beat South Central, 37-33
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Galatia beat Woodlawn, 44-37
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Wayne City beat Edwards County, 45-37
all the winners advance to the regional championship games tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney dropped two non-conference games at home
the Tigers lost the varsity game to Effingham, 47-38
*  Olney was led in scoring by Derek Deimel with 11 points while Gage Miller had 10 points
Effingham also won the junior varsity game, 52-29
the Tigers are back in LIC Conference action this Friday as they host Newton in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS

 

(NEWTON)  also in Boys High School Hoops last night – Newton lost in non-conference action on the road
the Eagles fell to Charleston, 65-56
*  Newton was led in scoring by Brock Mammoser with 18 points and Kyle Vahling with 11 points
the Eagles are back in conference action this Friday night traveling to Olney

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area downstate scores in Boys High School Basketball from last night
*  Lawrenceville beat Red Hill, 63-38
*  Flora beat Cisne, 72-26
*  Dieterich beat Windsor, 82-25  (also a new school record with a 26th straight win while undefeated)
*  Teutopolis beat Vandalia, 85-52
*  Oblong beat Heritage, 93-70
*  Hutsonville-Palestine beat Cumberland, 62-53
*  St. Elmo / Brownstown beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 53-51
*  Webber beat North Clay, 42-39
*  Woodlawn beat Wayne City, 63-41
*  Sandoval beat Clay City, 97-77
*  Sesser-Valier beat Waltonville, 62-54
*  Fairfield beat Hamilton County, 75-43
*  Altamont beat Neoga, 55-47
*  Patoka beat Beecher City, 70-54

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – the downstate Class M State Tournament continued last night
the two semi-final games were played at Rend Lake College
*  Pinckneyville beat Albion, 52-35
*  Nashville beat Aviston, 41-22
the finals will be played this coming Friday night, back at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball from yesterday and last night – Clay City won two matches at home
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade match over North Clay in three games,18-25, 25-17, 15-13
*  the varsity squad improves to 3&2 on the year, now 2&0 in the Junior Midland Trail Conference
Clay City won the 7th grade match in two games

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – the upstate IESA 8th Grade Sectionals are tonight
here's the regional and area teams in action tonight
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Sigel St. Michael's (18&5) will play Mulberry Grove (16&4)
Class 2A @ St. Elmo  :  Effingham St. Anthony (20&4) will play Nokomis (14&7)
Class 3A @ Marshall  :  Bridgeport Red Hill (22&2) will play Teutopolis (15&9)
Class 4A @ Mahomet  :  Effingham (20&2) will play Champaign Franklin (23&2)
Class 4A @ Rochester  :  Taylorville (22&1) will play Springfield Jefferson  (17&2)
all of tonight's winners advance to their respective State Tournaments starting this Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s and Women’s Junior College Basketball
it’s back to a full schedule involving Region and GRAC teams
*  the OCC Lady Knights will host the Lindenwood Belleville JV starting at 5:30
*  the OCC Blue Knights will host Lewis & Clark Community College beginning at 7:30
the other area doubleheader matchups
*  Vincennes at John A. Logan
*  Wabash Valley at Rend Lake
*  Lincoln Trail at Southeastern Illinois
*  Lake Land at Kaskaskia
*  Shawnee at Southwestern Illinois

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Strykerz 18U Travel Softball Team will host a fastpitch softball clinic for girls ages 8 to 14 on consecutive Saturday, February 21st and 28th, in Olney – the clinic will focus on batting, fielding, outfield fundamentals, and more – for details or more information, call Randy at 618-723-2267

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups with the final day to do so set for Saturday, February 21st – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – check the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on this Saturday morning – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk and will be held regardless of the weather and/or temperatures – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the cost is $20 for online registration or $25 on Saturday – for more information or to sign-up, go online at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Little League is accepting late sign-ups all this week for 5 to 15 year olds – do so by stopping by Doll’s Incorporated in Olney – the late Olney Little League sign-up continues thru this Friday

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee wants to thank everyone for support at last night’s Coaches versus Cancer event at East Richland High School – the second and final event will be a week from tonight, February 18th, at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights and Blue Knights will host Lincoln Trail College in a GRAC doubleheader in “The Dungeon” – there will be raffle tickets on sale in the OCC Gym lobby with various prizes to win and the drawing at halftime of the men’s game – plus, all proceeds go to the Richland County Relay For Life and the local fight against cancer – by the way, folks can still logon at www.DrivingSkillsForLife.com to register, take a quiz, and print off a certificate to possibly win a $25 gift card at ERHS this Friday night as the certificates will be accepted thru Friday at East Richland High School – it’s all part of the Operation Teen Safe Driving Awareness program at ERHS

 

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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 around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – online at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 10, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops the IHSA lower class regionals began
here’s a look at some of the downstate results involving some of our area teams
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Newton beat Robinson, 55-29 as the Lady Eagles improve to 18&11
*  Emily Kerner led Newton with 25 points, while Grace Hartrich had 9 points
*  the Lady Eagles return for a regional semi-final matchup tonight against Marshall at 7:30
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Lawrenceville beat Mt. Carmel in overtime, 45-44
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Shelbyville beat Cumberland, 50-37
Class 2A @ Greenville  :  Vandalia beat Staunton, 60-30
Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Carlyle beat Alton Marquette, 54-43
Class 2A @ Harrisburg  :  Eldorado beat Carmi in overtime, 50-42
Class 1A @ Casey  :  Casey-Westfield beat Hume Shiloh, 59-41
Class 1A @ Casey  :  Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond beat Martinsville, 48-11
Class 1A @ Dieterich  :  Altamont beat Ramsey, 59-50
Class 1A @ Dieterich  :  Brownstown / St. Elmo beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 62-53
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Red Hill beat North Clay, 50-36 
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Galatia beat Webber, 53-49

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball – Olney was in regular season action at home last night
the Lady Tigers lost a tough varsity game to Mattoon, 63-57 as Olney drops to 13&16 on the year
*  Olney’s Julie Luna had 15 points, while Mary Grace Inyart had 14 points
Mattoon also won the junior varsity game, 40-37
the Lady Tigers are back in action Thursday night when they host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Hoops last night – the downstate Class S Tournament continued
it was quarter-final action from Rend Lake College
*  Ewing beat Odin, 40-21
*  Steeleville beat Central City in overtime, 48-42
*  Germantown beat St. Paul Highland, 44-22
*  Woodlawn beat Clay City, 60-48
the semi-finals will be Thursday night with the finals on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – the downstate Class M Tournament continues tonight
it’s the tournament’s two semi-final games this evening at Rend Lake College
*  Pinckneyville plays Albion at 6:00
*  Nashville plays Aviston at 7:30
the final two games will be Friday night back at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – the local Class L Regional ended
the Middle School Cubs from Olney lost in the championship game to Mt. Carmel, 66-41
*  Olney was led in scoring by Dakotah Brown and Isaac Pampe with 13 and 12 points respectively
the Cubs finish the season with a record at 10 wins and 13 losses
Mt. Carmel moves on to the Class L State Tournament with quarter-final action on Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops, the IHSA lower class regionals continue tonight
here’s a look at the semi-final matchups involving downstate and area teams
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Flora & Lawrenceville at 6:00  :  Newton & Marshall at 7:30
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Shelbyville & Sullivan at 6:00  :  Teutopolis & Pana at 7:30
Class 2A @ Carlyle  :  Breese Central & Carlyle at 6:00  :  Trenton Wesclin & Roxana at 7:30
Class 2A @ Harrisburg  :  Hamilton County & Eldorado at 6:00  :  Fairfield & Harrisburg at 7:30
Class 1A @ Casey  :  Casey-Westfield & Neoga at 6:00  :  Arcola & Arthur-Lovington at 7:30
Class 1A @ New Athens  :  New Athens & Okawville at 6:00  :  Christ Our Rock & Sandoval at 7:30
Class 1A @ Palestine  :  Palestine-Hutsonville & Red Hill at 6:00  :  South Central & Oblong at 7:30
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Woodlawn & Galatia at 6:00  :  Wayne City & Edwards County at 7:30
all the winners advance to the regional championship games on Thursday night

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to Boys High School Basketball tonight
it’s non-conference action for the teams in the Little Illini Conference
the Newton Eagles are on the road to Baker Gym to the battle the Trojans at Charleston
the Olney Tigers are at home to host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there were no games last night, but two games are on the schedule for tonight
*  Michigan State at Northwestern
*  Wisconsin at Nebraska
the Fighting Illini are back in action this Thursday night when they host Michigan in Champaign

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the O-Town Strykerz 18U Travel Softball Team will host a fastpitch softball clinic for girls ages 8 to 14 on consecutive Saturday, February 21st and 28th, in Olney – the clinic will focus on batting, fielding, outfield fundamentals, and more – for details or more information, call Randy at 618-723-2267

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups with the final day to do so set for Saturday, February 21st – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – check the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on this Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up on Saturday – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Little League is accepting late sign-ups all this week for 5 to 15 year olds – do so by stopping by Doll’s Incorporated in Olney – the late Olney Little League sign-up continues thru this Friday

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee invites everyone out to the first of two upcoming Coaches versus Cancer Nights tonight at East Richland High School when the Olney Tigers host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym with junior varsity action beginning at 6:15 – the spotlight this year is on colon cancer and everyone is urged to wear blue in hopes of painting Ron Herrin Gym in blue – it will also be Operation Teen Safe Driving Awareness Night with several freebies & handouts to promote safe driving – also, folks can logon at www.DrivingSkillsForLife.com, to register and go to the Academy to take a quiz, then print off a certificate for a chance to win a $25 gift card – the certificates will be accepted at ERHS thru this coming Friday, the 13th – for details, call Jessica Van Dyke at ERHS – the second and final Coaches versus Cancer event will be a week from tomorrow, February 18th, at Olney Central College – all proceeds go directly to the Richland County Relay For Life to help with the local fight against cancer

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle regional basketball tonight at 7:30 on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

February 9, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball from the weekend
there were four games played on Saturday
*  Illinois beat Michigan State, 59-54 as the Illini improves to 16&8, now 6&5 in the league
   *  the Fighting Illini return to action this Thursday night when they host Michigan in Champaign
*  Minnesota beat Purdue, 62-58
*  Wisconsin beat Northwestern, 65-50
*  Penn State beat Nebraska, 56-43
there were three games played yesterday
*  Indiana beat Michigan, 70-67
*  Iowa beat Maryland, 71-55
*  Ohio State beat Rutgers, 79-80
there are no games on the schedule for this Monday

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball from Saturday
Olney Central College beat Rend Lake,82-68
*  the Blue Knights were led in scoring by Tyler Brough with 19 points, Connor Wittmer had 17 points
*  OCC improves to 6&18 on the year, now 2&10 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the Blue Knights are back in action this Wednesday night at home in “The Dungeon” at 7:30

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball from Saturday
Olney Central College lost to Rend Lake, 71-70
*  the Lady Knights were led in scoring by Shelbi Samsil with 17 points
*  OCC falls back to 7&16 on the year, now 4&8 in the GRAC
the Lady Knights are back in action this Wednesday night at home in “The Dungeon” at 5:30

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling from Saturday’s Class A Regional at Lawrenceville
Vandalia won the nine team event with Olney finishing just 25.5 points back in second place
Fairfield was a distant third place with 117 points – Mt. Carmel and Lawrenceville rounded out the top five
then it was Robinson, Carmi, Carlyle, and Breese Mater Dei rounding out the remaining teams
the top three wrestlers in each weight class advances to the Vandalia Sectional coming up this Saturday
the Olney Tigers had three champions in their respective weight classes
*  Ryan Smith in the 106 pound class
*  Dalyn Brach in the 138 pound class
*  Tim Sturm in the 160 pound class
the Wrestling Tigers had five second place finishers
*  Lance Bailey in the 113 pound class
*  Nathan DeMeyer in the 126 pound class
*  Collin Smith in the 145 pound class
*  Cameron Flanagan in the 170 pound class
*  Zach Shoulders in the 200 pound class
Olney had three third place finishers
*  Preston Thompson in the 120 pound class
*  Joe Burkett in the 182 pound class
*  Kyle Beasley in the 195 pound class
the best of luck to these eleven Tigers as they move on to Sectional Wrestling this Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball from Saturday night
*  Teutopolis beat Robinson, 57-48
*  Wayne City beat Edwards County, 61-59
*  Fairfield beat Casey-Westfield, 51-49
*  Oblong beat Cumberland, 65-44
*  Norris City / Omaha / Enfield beat Grayville, 73-50
*  Taylorville beat Pana, 78-55
*  Breese Mater Dei beat Breese Central, 51-34
*  Mt. Vernon beat Jerseyville, 51-35

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball from Saturday night
*  Paris beat Teutopolis, 35-33
*  Dieterich beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 60-30
*  Highland beat Taylorville, 56-28
*  Vienna beat Carmi, 48-47

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball from Saturday
the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament began with first round action at Rend Lake College
*  Clay City beat Jasper Wayne County, 52-51
*  Woodlawn beat Red Bud Lutheran, 63-34
*  Germantown beat Creal Springs, 64-20
*  St. Paul Highland beat Century, 57-44
*  Steeleville beat Thompsonville, 49-35
*  Central City beat Rome Dix, 45-32
*  Odin beat OLMC Herrin, 35-31
*  Ewing beat St. Ann Nashville, 51-47
the quarter-finals are this afternoon thru tonight, back at Rend Lake College
*  Ewing plays Odin at 3:30
*  Central City plays Steeleville, 4:45
*  St. Paul Highland plays Germantown at 6:00
*  Clay City plays Woodlawn at 7:15
the semi-finals are Thursday night with the finals Saturday afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball from Friday
the SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament started with first round action at Rend Lake College
*  Pinckneyville beat Meridian, 47-37
*  Albion beat Cobden, 50-41
*  Nashville beat Gallatin County, 41-29
*  Aviston beat Trico, 39-24
the semi-finals are tomorrow night with the finals on Friday night

 

(NEWTON)  in upstate IESA Boys Junior High Basketball from Saturday
the upstate 7th Grade State Tournament had quarter-final and semi-final round games
here's how the downstate regional teams did in the first and second round matchups
Class 1A @ St. Joseph  :  Joliet Laraway beat Newton St. Thomas, 38-7
*  the Saints of Newton St. Thomas finish the season with 16 wins and 4 losses
Class 3A @ Wenona  :  Teutopolis beat Markham Robert Frost, 41-33
*  the Junior Wooden Shoes then beat Farmington Central in the semi-final game, 45-39
*  Teutopolis will now play Gillespie in the Class 3A State Title game on Thursday night
the IESA Boys 8th Grade Sectionals will be Wednesday night with the state starting Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA two lower class Girls High School Regionals start tonight involving area teams
Class 2A Quarter-Finals @ Robinson  :  (4) Mt. Carmel plays (5) Lawrenceville at 6:00
Class 2A Quarter-Finals @ Robinson  :  (3) Newton plays (6) Robinson at 7:30
Class 2A Quarter-Finals @ Pana  :  (4) Shelbyville plays (5) Cumberland at 7:00
Class 2A Quarter-Finals @ Harrisburg  :  (4) Eldorado plays (5) Carmi at 7:00
Class 1A Quarter-Finals @ Dieterich  :  (4) Altamont plays (5) Ramsey at 6:00
Class 1A Quarter-Finals @ Dieterich  :  (3) Brownstown/St. Elmo plays (6) Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City
Class 1A Quarter-Finals @ Palestine  :  (4) Red Hill plays (5) North Clay / Louisville at 7:00
Class 1A Quarter-Finals @ Casey  :  (4) Hume Shiloh plays (5) Casey-Westfield at 7:00
Class 1A Quarter-Finals @ Wayne City  :  (4) Galatia plays (5) Webber at 7:00
the Semi-Finals are tomorrow night with the Regional Championships on Thursday night

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups with the final day to do so set for Saturday, February 21st – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – check the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on this Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up on Saturday – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Little League is accepting late sign-ups all this week for 5 to 15 year olds – do so by stopping by Doll’s Incorporated in Olney – the late Olney Little League sign-up continues thru this Friday

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee invites everyone out to the first of two upcoming Coaches versus Cancer Nights tomorrow night at East Richland High School when the Olney Tigers host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym with junior varsity action beginning at 6:15 – the spotlight this year is on colon cancer and everyone is urged to wear blue in hopes of painting Ron Herrin Gym in blue – it will also be Operation Teen Safe Driving Awareness Night with several freebies & handouts to promote safe driving – also, folks can logon at www.DrivingSkillsForLife.com, to register and go to the Academy to take a quiz, then print off a certificate for a chance to win a $25 gift card – the certificates will be accepted at ERHS thru this coming Friday, the 13th – for details, call Jessica Van Dyke at ERHS – the second and final Coaches versus Cancer event will be a week from this Wednesday, February 18th, at Olney Central College – all proceeds go directly to the Richland County Relay For Life to help with the local fight against cancer

 


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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle regional basketball tonight at 7:30 on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

February 7, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney dropped two games on the road
the Tigers lost to the Lawrenceville Indians, 54-35
*  Olney was led in scoring by Tanner Stoltz with 9 points.
Lawrenceville also won the junior varsity game, 37-23
Olney returns to action next Tuesday night when they host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton lost two games at home
the Eagles lost to Marshall 57-51
*  Newton was led in scoring by Kyle Vahling with 17 points
Marshall won the junior varsity game, 50-43
Newton is back in non-conference action next Tuesday night traveling to Charleston

 

(OLNEY)  elsewhere last night in Boys High School Hoops involving teams in the Little Illini Conference
*  Robinson beat Paris 62-51
*  Flora beat Casey-Westfield 53-43
*  Edwards County beat Red Hill 64-48

 

(NEWTON)  in other downstate Boys High School Basketball last night
*  Fairfield beat Eldorado 82-47
* Carmi beat Johnston City 63-38
* Dieterich beat North Clay 62-25
* Odin beat Wayne City 83-56
* South Central beat Windsor 74-35
* Teutopolis beat Effingham St. Anthony 64-34

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 7th Grade State Tournaments begin today at four different sites
there’s only two area teams that made it to the State Tournament action today
*  Class 1A Quarter-Final @ St. Joseph  :  Newton St. Thomas plays Joliet Laraway at 2:30 this afternoon
*  Class 3A Quarter-Final @ Wenona  :  Teutopolis plays Markham Robert Frost at 11:30 this morning
the winners advance to the Semi-Finals later this evening – the 7th State Finals will be next Thursday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – the downstate SIJHSAA postseason continues
the Olney Cubs will host the Class L Regional today at the ERMS Gym with two games on the schedule
*  Mt. Carmel plays Carmi in the first semi-final game this morning at 10:00
*  Olney plays Flora in the second semi-final game today at 11:30
the Regional Championship game will be next Monday night at 6:00, back in the ERMS Gym

 

(OLNEY)  sticking with Boys Junior High Hoops – here’s lineup for the downstate SIJHSAA Tournaments
the Class “L” State Tournament begins a week from today with quarter-finals at Rend Lake College
*  teams already in are Herrin, West Frankfort, Carlyle, Collinsville, and O’Fallon Carriel
the Class “S” State Tournament starts today with eight first round games at Rend Lake College
a couple of area teams are in action later this afternoon
*  Clay City plays Jasper Wayne County at 5:00
*  the quarter-finals are next Monday, with semi-finals next Thursday, and the finals a week from today
the Class “M” State Tournament began with quarter-final action last night at Rend Lake College
*  the semi-finals are next Tuesday night with the finals next Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  the Boys High School Wrestling Regionals begin today in all three classes statewide
the Olney Tigers are among nine regional teams at the Lawrenceville Regional
*  also Vandalia, Robinson, Carlyle, Breese Mater Dei, Carmi, Fairfield, Mt. Carmel, and Lawrenceville
*  tomorrow’s top three wrestlers in each weight class advance to next weekend’s sectionals
best of luck to the Tigers, who finished the regular season with a dual record of 21 wins and only 3 losses

 

(OLNEY)  it’s a full schedule tonight in both Men’s and Women’s GRAC and Region action
*  the OCC Lady Knights & Blue Knights will host Rend Lake at 5:30 and 7:30 tonight in “The Dungeon”
*  elsewhere  :  it’s John A. Logan at Wabash Valley
*  Southwestern Illinois at Lincoln Trail
*  Southeastern Illinois at Lake Land
*  Shawnee at Vincennes University
*  Kaskaskia at Lewis & Clark

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball this weekend
there are four games on the schedule today
*  Illinois at Michigan State with a 11:00 tipoff later this morning
*  Purdue at Minnesota
*  Nebraska at Penn State
*  Northwestern at Wisconsin
there are three game on tap tomorrow
*  Michigan at Indiana
*  Maryland at Iowa
*  Ohio State at Rutgers

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the first 100 people to register will receive a limited edition fleece headband provided by Richland Memorial Hospital – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up that day – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee invites everyone out to the upcoming Coaches versus Cancer Nights – at East Richland High School next Tuesday night, February 10th, when the Tigers host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym with junior varsity action beginning at 6:15 – then a week from next Wednesday, February 18th, at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights & Blue Knights host Lincoln Trail College in “The Dungeon” with games at 5:30 and 7:30 – there will be raffle tickets for sale up until the drawing at halftime of the Blue Knights game that Wednesday night – and while the spotlight this year is on colon cancer, everyone is urged to wear blue in hopes of painting both gymnasiums in blue both nights – all proceeds go directly to the Richland County Relay For Life to help with the local fight against cancer

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups this morning from 9:00 to 12 noon – the final sign up day is two weeks from today, on February 21st – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – for more details and information, check the Park’s website available online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball today on Freedom 92.9 with the pregame at 10:00 and tipoff at 11:00 this morning  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader hoops tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights to follow at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports all weekend long on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

February 6, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there was only one game on the schedule last night
*  Iowa beat Michigan, 72-54
there are no games scheduled for this Friday, but four on the schedule for tomorrow
*  one of which has Illinois on the road at Michigan State with a 1:00 tipoff Saturday afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball from Wednesday night
it was a full schedule of Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region games
*  the Olney Central College Blue Knights lost to John A. Logan, 112-58
*  Vincennes University beat Wabash Valley, 100-72
*  Southwestern Illinois beat Lake Land, 87-82
*  Kaskaskia beat Rend Lake, 78-72
*  Southeastern Illinois beat Lewis & Clark, 107-59
*  Shawnee beat Lincoln Trail, 84-82
it’s back to a full schedule in the GRAC and Region tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball from Wednesday night
it was a full schedule in Region and Great Rivers Athletic Conference games
*  the Olney Central College Lady Knights lost to John A. Logan, 87-62
*  Wabash Valley beat Vincennes University, 80-57
*  Lake Land College beat Southwestern Illinois, 61-57
*  Kaskaskia beat Rend Lake, 87-69
*  Lincoln Trail beat Shawnee, 70-63
it’s back to a full schedule in the Region and GRAC tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney won two on the road
the Lady Tigers beat Edwards County in the varsity game, 70-31
*  Olney was led in scoring by Jaycie Luna with 20 points with Taylor Rauch adding 13 points
Olney also won the junior varsity game, 56-23
the Lady Tigers improve to 13&15 on the year, ending conference play at 6&3
Olney returns to action Monday when they host Mattoon in Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton won two at home
the Lady Eagles beat Casey-Westfield in the varsity game, 65-45
*  Newton was led by Ariel Richards with 17 points – Brooke Koebele added 11 points
Newton also won the junior varsity game, 32-29
by the way, the senior Lady Eagles were recognized with their parents for their dedication
*  they included Lexie Davidson, Emily Kerner, Brooke Koebele, and Megan Probst
the Lady Eagles improve to 17&11 on the year and finish at 5&4 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton begins Class 2A Regional action Monday night against the host Lady Maroons at Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  elsewhere last night in Girls High School Hoops involving teams in the LIC
*  Lawrenceville beat Paris, 59-50
*  Marshall beat Robinson, 59-26
*  Flora beat Red Hill, 65-37

 

(NEWTON)  in other downstate Girls High School Basketball last night
*  Neoga beat Dieterich, 71-43
*  Effingham beat Salem, 45-38
*  Taylorville beat Mattoon, 69-56
*  Effingham St. Anthony beat Brownstown / St. Elmo, 41-35
*  Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat Altamont, 63-29
*  Pana beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 54-31

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 8th Grade Regionals have ended – here’s the downstate results
Class 1A Championship @ Palestine  :  Sigel St. Michael’s beat Hutsonville, 35-27
Class 2A Championship @ St. Elmo  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat St. Elmo / Brownstown, 49-31
Class 3A Championship @ Robinson  :  Bridgeport Red Hill beat Robinson Nuttall, 50-35
Class 3A Championship @ Shelbyville  :  Teutopolis beat Shelbyville Moulton, 38-25
Class 4A Championship @ Effingham  :  Effingham beat Danville North Ridge, 39-36
these 8th Grade winners all advance to their respective Sectional coming up next Wednesday night
the Boys 7th Grade State Basketball Tournaments get started with first and second round action tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney finished the regular season with two wins
the Cubs won the 8th grade game over Carmi, 44-23 as the varsity improves to 9&12 on the year
*  Sutton Dunn and Dakotah Brown led the Cubs with 14 points and 10 points respectively
Olney also won the 7th grade game, 33-27 as the junior varsity ends the year at 7&13
the Cubs are in Class L Regional action tomorrow as the Middle School in Olney will host the event
*  the first game at 10:00 tomorrow morning has Mt. Carmel against Carmi
*  the second semi-final has Olney against Flora with an 11:30 start
*  the Regional Championship game will be next Monday night at 6:00 in the ERMS Gym here in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  sticking with Boys Junior High Hoops – here’s lineup for the downstate SIJHSAA Tournaments
the Class “L” State Tournament begins a week from tomorrow with quarter-finals at Rend Lake College
*  teams already in are Herrin, West Frankfort, Carlyle, Collinsville, and O’Fallon Carriel
the Class “S” State Tournament starts tomorrow with eight first round games at Rend Lake College
*  Ewing plays St. Ann’s Nashville at 9:30 in the morning
*  OLMC Herrin plays Odin at 10:45
*  Rome (Dix) plays Central City at 12:00 noon
*  Thompsonville plays Steeleville at 1:15
*  Century plays St. Paul’s Highland at 2:30
*  Creal Springs will play Germantown at 3:25
*  Clay City plays Jasper Wayne County at 5:00
*  Woodlawn plays Red Bud Lutheran at 6:15
*  the quarter-finals are next Monday, with semi-finals next Thursday, and the finals a week from tomorrow
the Class “M” State Tournament begins with quarter-final action today and tonight at Rend Lake College
*  Meridian plays Pinckneyville at 3:30 this afternoon
*  Cobden plays Albion at 4:45
*  Gallatin County plays Nashville at 6:00
*  Aviston plays Trico at 7:15
*  the semi-finals are next Tuesday night with the finals a week from tonight

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Boys High School Basketball tonight in the Little Illini Conference
the Olney Tigers are on the road tonight to battle the league-leading Indians at Lawrenceville
the Newton Eagles are at home in the NCHS Gym to host the Marshall Lions
elsewhere  :  Red Hill at Edwards County  :  Casey-Westfield at Flora  :  Paris at Robinson

 

(NEWTON)  also one other note in Boys High School Basketball tonight in Dieterich
due to a special “first-ever” Dieterich High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight, the boys junior varsity game tonight with North Clay at Dieterich will start earlier than normal at 6:00 – the Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in between the JV and varsity games tonight at Dieterich High

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will have its next in the series of fundraisers coming up on Saturday, February 14th – it’s the Cold Hearted 5K Run/Walk, a rain / shine / blizzard / polar vortex / arctic blast / typhoon / avalanche event, that will not be cancelled or rescheduled – the race will start and finish at The Gypsy, along Whittle Avenue in Olney, which will be open during and after the fundraising event – it’s registration and check-in at 8:00 that morning and race time at 9:00 – the first 100 people to register will receive a limited edition fleece headband provided by Richland Memorial Hospital – the cost is $20 for online registration at www.rcrcevents.webconnex.com/2015coldhearted5k – it’ll be $25 for sign-up that day – for more details, check the Richland County Recreation Council page on Facebook

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Relay For Life Committee invites everyone out to the upcoming Coaches versus Cancer Nights – at East Richland High School next Tuesday night, February 10th, when the Tigers host Effingham in Ron Herrin Gym with junior varsity action beginning at 6:15 – then a week from next Wednesday, February 18th, at Olney Central College, when the Lady Knights & Blue Knights host Lincoln Trail College in “The Dungeon” with games at 5:30 and 7:30 – there will be raffle tickets for sale up until the drawing at halftime of the Blue Knights game that Wednesday night – and while the spotlight this year is on colon cancer, everyone is urged to wear blue in hopes of painting both gymnasiums in blue both nights – all proceeds go directly to the Richland County Relay For Life to help with the local fight against cancer

 

(NEWTON) the Boys & Girls Park in Newton continues with 2015 summer sign-ups this tomorrow, February 7th and again on Saturday, February 21st, each morning from 9:00 to 12:00 noon – the Jasper County summer baseball & softball registration continues with all forms due in by March 15th – for more details and information, check the Park’s website available online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s LIC Boys basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” – Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney