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June 9, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals beat the Reds, 12-7 as the rubber game of the series will be tonight in Cincinnati
* the Midwestern teams that won last night were the Cubs, Brewers, Twins, Astros, and Braves
* the Midwestern teams that lost last night were the White Sox, Royals, Pirates, Tigers, and Indians

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continued last night in Cleveland
the host Cavaliers won their first game in the series by beating Golden State, 120-90
with the Warriors leading the series two games to one, game four is tomorrow night back in Cleveland

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs continue tonight in Pittsburgh
the Penguins lead San Jose three games to one in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup series

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Legion Baseball last night – Olney won a single game on the road
Olney beat Teutopolis, 11-2 as the visiting Richland County team outhit the home T-town squad
* Dylan Hires was the winning pitcher with a complete game victory while striking out seven
* Mason Kocher led Olney with three hits – Ean Pottorff and Braxton Burgener each had two hits
* Jake Greifzu and Luke Lambird each drove in two runs apiece
now at 5-0 overall, 3-0 in league action, Olney plays a week from tomorrow night at Fairfield

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA has announced time changes for this weekend’s baseball & softball finals
the changes have been made due to the expected high temperatures and heat index readings
* the Class 3A Softball & Baseball games will start earlier tomorrow in East Peoria and Joliet
* the Class 4A Softball & Baseball games will start a little later in the day tomorrow as well
we’ll have a complete rundown of game times and matchups in our sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has its annual All-Stars games on Saturday
all four games will be played up at the Pontiac Community High School Gym
* the 1A-2A South Girls play the 1A-2A North Girls with a 12:00 noon start
* the 3A-4A South Girls play the 3A-4A North Girls at 2:00
* then the 1A-2A South Boys play the 1A-2A North Boys at 4:00
* and the 3A-4A South Boys play the 3A-4A North Boys at 6:00
there are a few downstate area players and coaches involved in the All-Star games
among the fifteen 1A-2A Girls South team roster from our area
* Flora’s Crimson Jones, Neoga’s Elecia “EC” Theis, Webber’s Kaylea Potter, Hillsboro’s Carly Cameron
among the fifteen 3A-4A Girls South team roster from our area
* Salem’s Dearria Watson & Emily Baer, Charleston’s Morgan Sherwood, Highland’s Amanda Ponce
among the fifteen 1A-2A Boys South team roster from our area
* Lawrenceville’s Brandt Cochran, T-town’s Brett Mette, Woodlawn’s Ross Owens & Brett Harris
among the fifteen 3A-4A Boys South team roster from our area
* Centralia’s D’Aaron Owens and Mt. Vernon’s Braden Fitzjerrells
the 1A-2A Girls South team coach is Tonya Conrad from Fairfield
the 3A-4A Girls South team coach is Janet Holst from Salem
for more information, check the Association’s website online, at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of this weekend, we wish the best to some other area athletes tomorrow thru Sunday
that’s for our local Special Olympic athletes who’ll be competing at the State Summer Games up in Normal
the best of luck to all of those representing area teams from the Olney, Newton, and surrounding area

 

                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline set for next Monday, June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up this Sunday afternoon, June 12th, from 1:30 to 4:00, and on Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall – additional questions and more will be answered during either one of these signup dates in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and game time at around 6:10 from Cincinnati  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

June 8, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals came back, but then fell short, losing to the Reds in Cincinnati, 7-6
* other Midwestern teams that lost last night were the Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Astros, Indians, and Braves
* the Midwestern teams that won last night were the Brewers, Pirates, Tigers, Twins, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back in action tonight in Cincinnati against the Reds

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continue tonight in Cleveland
the Warriors lead the series two games to none over the Cavaliers

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs continues tomorrow night in Pittsburgh
the Penguins lead San Jose three games to one in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup series

 

(NEWTON)  in Senior Legion Baseball action from last night – Newton Post 20 won two at homoe
Newton won the first game over Robinson, 11-1
* the winning pitcher was Mitch Jansen
* Luke Geier led Newton at the plate with two doubles and three RBI
* Mitch Bierman also had a double, single, and a run batted in
Newton won the second game over Robinson, 8-4
* the winning pitcher was John Grunloh, while Brock Mammoser picked up a save in relief
* at the plate for Newton, Brock Mammoser hit a home run
Newton Post 20 is now 3-1 overall on the season and undefeated in District action at 2-0
the Newton team is off now until a week from Friday, June 17th, when they’ll host Mt. Vernon

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Legion Baseball – the Olney team is back in action tonight
Olney is on the road this evening, traveling to Teutopolis for a doubleheader with game one starting at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Midland Trail Conference All-Conference Softball Team has been announced
the All-MTC Team includes fifteen players as selected by the MTC Softball Coaches
* Wayne City’s Claire Miller was the MTC Softball Player of the Year
* other include Clay City / North Clay’s Megan Hance, Macy Hance, Maddie Craig, and Tori Matanich
* Waltonville’s Gretchen Witter, Hannah Garascia, Jessie Eubanks, and Taylor Frank
* Woodlawn’s Kayln Crider, Kiara Lueking, Callie Lueking, and Kerstie Harlow
* Odin / Sandoval’s Kaylyn Nalewajka and Bailey Spears
eight MTC softball ball players were named as All-MTC Honorable Mentions
* Clay City / North Clay’s Hannah Dulaney
* Cisne’s Misty Gill
* Wayne City’s Caisie Hart
* Grayville’s Averi Cherry
* Webber Township’s Hayley Hutchinson
* Woodlawn’s Lexie Knox
* Odin / Sandoval’s Kameron Kelly
* Waltonville’s Olivia Massie
the MTC Coaches chose one fellow Coach to receive the MTC Coach of the Year Award
* Waltonville’s John Keselewski
congratulations to one and all selections

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline set for Monday, June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association on its Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up this Sunday afternoon, June 12th, from 1:30 to 4:00, and on Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall – additional questions and more will be answered during either one of these signup dates in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball program will host its annual High School Showcase today – it’s for all area high school players – position players will register at 9:00 this morning with the session from 9:30 to 12:30 – pitchers can register at 1:00 today with the session to start at 1:30 – the late registration cost is $70 for one session or $100 for both for those that sign up today

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and game time at around 6:10 from Cincinnati  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

June 7, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs continued last night
* Pittsburgh beat San Jose, 3-1 taking a three to one game lead in the best-of-seven series
the Stanley Cup Finals now shifts back to Pittsburgh for game five on Thursday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – it was limited action on Monday night
* the Midwestern teams that won were the Cubs, Indians, Tigers, and Rangers
* Midwestern teams that lost were the Royals, Astros, and Braves
* along with the Cardinals, the White Sox, Reds, Brewers, and Twins were idle – Pirates were rained out
the Cardinals start a three games series tonight in Cincinnati

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continue tomorrow night
the Warriors lead the series two games to none over the Cavaliers
game three is Wednesday night, the first of two games in a row in Cleveland

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the only result yesterday that involved downstate teams in the IHSA Baseball Playoffs
* Class 3A Super-Sectional @ Sauget  :  Springfield High beat Freeburg, 10-5
the Class 3A / 4A State Baseball Tournaments are this weekend up in Peoria

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the only result yesterday that involved downstate teams in the IHSA Softball Playoffs
* Class 3A Super-Sectional @ Mattoon  :  Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin beat Freeburg, 13-7
the Class 3A & 4A State Softball Tournaments are this weekend in East Peoria

 

(NEWTON)  in Senior Legion Baseball action from last night – Newton Post 20 split two games at home
Newton won the first game over Effingham, 6-5 as Newton scored five runs in the 7th inning for the win
* Tim Weber was the winning pitcher
* Joe Stone led Newton with a double and three RBI – Mitch Bierman and Cole Horner each had an RBI hit
Effingham won the second game, 7-2
* Matt Goedde had two singles for Newton, while John Grunloh and Ben Britton each a base hit
the Newton Post 20 squad is back in action tonight as they’ll host Robinson with game one at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Legion Baseball from Saturday – Olney won two games on the road
Olney won the first game over South Central, 10-1
* the winning pitcher was Dylan Hires with a complete game victory allowing only 4 hits and striking out 1
* Trey Puckett and Jake Greifzu led Olney with three hits each
* Mason Kocher had two hits and Luke Lambird drove in four runs (RBI)
Olney won the second game, 11-1 in five innings
* Mason Kocher was the winning pitcher, allowing only one hit and striking out six in four & a third innings
* Kocher also led Olney at the plate with three hits – Kyle Dowty & Braxton Burgener each had two hits
now at 4-0 on the year, 2-0 in league play, Olney is at Teutopolis tomorrow night – first game starts at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls & Boys Summer Swim Team Competition from this past Saturday
the Olney Tigersharks were among twelve team that were at the Salem Family Aquatic Center
it was all a part of the Salem Swim Pentathlon, which was the first swim meet for Olney
here’s the high point award winners for the Tigersharks from Saturday's swim meet
* Owen Powell finished 1st in the 16 and under boys category
* Maria Mayorga was 2nd in the 14 and under girls
* Danielle Brown was 2nd in the 10 and under girls
* Arianne Leslie was 2nd in the 8 and under girls
* Dylan Jones was 3rd in the 16 and under boys
* Kaylei Eubank was 3rd in the 14 and under girls
the Tigersharks have an inter squad meet tonight at the Musgrove Aquatic Center starting at 6:30
the Olney swimmers will complete in the Wabash Valley College Invitational in Mt. Carmel on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Midland Trail Conference All-Conference Baseball Team has been announced
the All-MTC Team includes fifteen players as selected by the MTC Baseball Coaches
* North Clay’s Brandon Repking was the MTC Baseball Player of the Year
* other selections include North Clay’s Quincy Aldrich, Michael Lovett, and Collin Warren
* Cisne’s Collin Klingler and Jacob Reiter
* Woodlawn’s Dylan Smith and Zach Ashby
* Webber Township’s Jaxon Helm and Garrett Thompson
* Waltonville’s Ryan Majewski, Dalton Banach, and Sean Scott
* Odin’s Mark Herrin and Shane Cain
nine MTC baseball players were named as All-MTC Honorable Mentions
* Cisne’s Aaron Hosselton
* Wayne City’s Jaxon King
* Grayville’s Wyatt Hatcher
* Sandoval’s John Boatright
* Woodlawn’s Garrett Minks and Darion Baines
* Webber Township’s Dylan Stratton
* Waltonville’s Nic Bellamy
* Odin’s Raden Hofsetter
the MTC Coaches chose two fellow coaches to receive the MTC Co-Coaches of the Year Award
* North Clay’s John Frechj and Woodlawn’s Mike Kehrer
congratulations to one and all selections
we’ll look at the 2016 Midland Trail Conference All-Conference Softball Team selections tomorrow

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up this Sunday afternoon, June 12th, from 1:30 to 4:00, and on Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall – additional questions and more will be answered during either one of these signup dates in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball program will host its annual High School Showcase tomorrow – it’s for all area high school players – position players will register at 9:00 in the morning with the session from 9:30 to 12:30 – pitchers can register at 1:00 with the session to start at 1:30 – the late registration cost is $70 for one session or $100 for both for those that sign up on Wednesday – for  more information or details, call contact Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777  or call  618-843-0333

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Richland Country Club Junior Golf  Program starts this morning and runs the next six consecutive Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:30 each morning – it’s open to local youth entering grades 3 thru 9 later this year – the cost is $50 per player, which is due this morning with registration at 7:30 – areas covered include basic swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, overall golf rules, and etiquette – the players should supply their own golf balls and clubs, plus proper attire is required (no gym shorts or tank tops) – for more information or details, call RCHS Golf Coach Curt Nealis at  618-839-5726

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and game time at around 6:10 from Cincinnati  :  and it’s latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

June 6, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs on Sunday
Golden State beat Cleveland, 110-77 as the Warriors now lead the series two games to none
game three will be Wednesday night in Cleveland

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs continued over the weekend
the San Jose Sharks won game three Saturday night, beating Pittsburgh, 3-2 in overtime
with the Penguins leading the series two games to one,  game four is tonight back in San Jose

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend
the Cardinals took two from the Giants, winning Saturday night, 6-4 and last night, 6-3
* other Midwestern teams to win two were the Tigers, Indians, Astros, and Rangers
* Midwestern teams that split on Saturday & Sunday were the Cubs, Reds, Pirates, and Brewers
* those that lost both games over the weekend were the White Sox, Royals, Twins, and Braves
the Redbirds are idle on this Monday – they’ll start a three games series tomorrow night in Cincinnati

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the results from Saturday’s Class 1A & 2A State Softball Finals in East Peoria
* Class 1A Championship Game  :  Hardin Calhoun beat Princeville, 3-0
* Class 1A  Third Place Game  :  Campbell Hill Trico beat Fisher, 9-5
* Class 2A Championship Game  :  Carterville beat Dupo, 6-3
* Class 2A Third Place Game  :  Taylor Ridge Rockridge beat Elgin St. Edward, 12-2


 
(NEWTON)  here’s the results from Saturday’s Class 1A & 2A State Baseball Finals in Peoria
* Class 1A Championship Game  :  Goreville beat Somonauk, 17-7
* Class 1A Third Place Game  :  Okawville beat Catlin Salt Fork, 5-0
* Class 2A Championship Game  :  Braidwood Reed-Custer beat St. Joseph-Ogden, 7-6 in eight innings
* Class 2A Third Place Game  :  Rockford Lutheran beat Murphysboro, 4-3

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the only game today involving downstate teams in the IHSA Baseball Playoffs
* Class 3A Super-Sectional @ Sauget  :  Freeburg plays Springfield High
the Class 3A / 4A State Baseball Tournaments are this weekend up in Peoria

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the only game today involving downstate teams in the IHSA Softball Playoffs
* Class 3A Super-Sectional @ Mattoon  :  Freeburg plays Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin
the Class 3A & 4A State Softball Tournaments are this weekend in East Peoria

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host a fundraising Ladies Fastpitch Softball Tournament, coming up on Saturday, June 18th, at the Musgrove Park in Olney – the double elimination tournament is open to high school age and older ladies with an entry fee of $250 per team with the entry deadline set for Monday, June 13th – first prize is a refund of the entry fee – for details or to sign up, call Julia at  618-204-1958  or visit the Richland County Athletic Association on its Facebook Page online

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College Blue Knights will host a Baseball Skills Camp for area youth ages 6 thru 12, next week, Monday thru Wednesday, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, from 9:00 to 12 noon each morning on Dennis Conley Field at OCC – the cost is $60 for all three days – all skills will be covered, including hitting, fielding, and more – for pre-register or for details, call Coach Conley at  618-395-7777, ext. 2131

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Junior Football League will hold signups for its 2016 season coming up this Sunday afternoon, June 12th, from 1:30 to 4:00, and on Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 – both signups will be held in the Newton Community High School cafeteria with everyone to enter thru the NCHS Ag Room doors – the League is for any Jasper County student who’s entering grades 5 thru 8 this fall – additional questions and more will be answered during either one of these signup dates in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball program will host its annual High School Showcase this Wednesday, June 8th – it’s for all area high school players – position players will register at 9:00 in the morning with the session from 9:30 to 12:30 – pitchers can register at 1:00 with the session to start at 1:30 – the late registration cost is $70 for one session or $100 for both for those that sign up on Wednesday – for  more information or details, call contact Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777  or call  618-843-0333

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Richland Country Club Junior Golf  Program starts tomorrow morning, June 7th, at 7:30, and runs on six consecutive Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:30 each morning – it’s open to local youth entering grades 3 thru 9 later this year – the cost is $50 per player, which is due tomorrow – areas covered include basic swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, overall golf rules, and etiquette – the players should supply their own golf balls and clubs, plus proper attire is required (no gym shorts or tank tops) – for more information or details, call RCHS Golf Coach Curt Nealis at  618-839-5726

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Tiger Wrestling Camp is this week in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney – it’s for those entering grades Kindergarten thru 12th grade at a cost of $30 per participant – it’s today thru Thursday, June 6th thru 9th, with K thru 5th grades from 8:00 to 10:00 each morning and for 6th thru 12th grades from 10:00 to 12:00 noon – the focus is on wrestling fundamentals and advanced wrestling techniques and all are invited, no wrestling experience required – tee-shirts are included

 

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

 

 

 

June 4, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals lost to the Giants 5-1
* Midwestern winning teams were the Cubs – Tigers – Indians – Reds
* those that lost were the Pirates – Brewers – White Sox – Royals - Twins
the Cardinals are back in action tonight against the Giants in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  the National Hockey League playoffs will continue tonight
Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven Stanley Cup series, two games to none over San Jose
game three of the series id on the ice tonight out in California

 

(NEWTON)  the National Basketball Association playoffs continue tomorrow night
Golden State leads Cleveland one game to none in the best-of-seven series
game two in Sunday night in the Oracle Arena, out in Oakland, California

 

(OLNEY)  here's the results from yesterday's Class 1A & 2A State Softball Semi-Finals
* Class 1A  :  Hardin Calhoun beat Campbell Hill Trico, 4-0 in 17 innings
* Class 1A  :  Princeville beat Fisher, 7-1
* Class 2A  :  Dupo beat Elgin St. Edward, 5-1
* Class 2A  :  Carterville beat Taylor Ridge Rockridge, 6-5
the Third Place & Championship games are today back at Eastside Centre in East Peoria
 

(NEWTON)  here's the results from yesterday's Class 1A & 2A State Baseball Semi-Finals
* Class 1A  :  Somonauk beat Catlin Salt Fork, 4-3
* Class 1A  :  Goreville beat Okawville, 8-6
* Class 2A  :  St. Joseph-Ogden beat Murphysboro, 12-5
* Class 2A  :  Braidwood Reed-Custer beat Rockford Lutheran, 4-3
the Third Place & Championship games are today back at Dozer Park in Peoria

 

(NEWTON)  in a IHSA Softball Sectional Championship game played yesterday
* Class 3A @ Mattoon  :  Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin beat Mattoon, 8-2

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the games today involving downstate teams in the IHSA Baseball Playoffs
* Class 3A Sectional Championship @ Troy  :  Waterloo plays Freeburg
* Class 3A Sectional Championship @ Springfield  :  Champaign Centennial plays Springfield High
* Class 4A Sectional Championship @ Bloomington  :  O’Fallon plays Plainfield South
the winners advance to their respective Class 3A / 4A Super-Sectionals scheduled for next Monday

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the games today involving downstate teams in the IHSA Softball Playoffs
* Class 3A Sectional Championship @ Herrin  :  Highland plays Freeburg
* Class 4A Sectional Championship @ Normal  :  O’Fallon plays Normal Community West
the winners advance to their respective Class 3A & 4A Super-Sectionals scheduled for next Monday

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball program will host its annual High School Showcase next Wednesday, June 8th – it’s for all area high school players – position players will register at 9:00 in the morning with the session from 9:30 to 12:30 – pitchers can register at 1:00 with the session to start at 1:30 – the late registration cost is $70 for one session or $100 for both for those that sign up next Wednesday – for  more information or details, call contact Coach Dennis Conley at  618-395-7777  or call  618-843-0333

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Richland Country Club Junior Golf  Program starts next Tuesday morning, June 7th, at 7:30, and runs on six consecutive Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:30 each morning – it’s open to local youth entering grades 3 thru 9 later this year – the cost is $50 per player, which is due next Tuesday – areas covered include basic swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, overall golf rules, and etiquette – the players should supply their own golf balls and clubs, plus proper attire is required (no gym shorts or tank tops) – for more information or details, call RCHS Golf Coach Curt Nealis at  618-839-5726

 

(OLNEY)  the 2016 Olney Tiger Wrestling Camp is next week in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney – it’s for those entering grades Kindergarten thru 12th grade at a cost of $30 per participant – it’s next Monday thru Thursday, June 6th thru 9th, with K thru 5th grades from 8:00 to 10:00 each morning and for 6th thru 12th grades from 10:00 to 12:00 noon – those taking part should arrive 20 minutes before their session to begin warm-ups – the focus is on wrestling fundamentals and advanced wrestling techniques and all are invited, no wrestling experience required – tee-shirts are included – if the cost is an issue or to get more information, call RCHS Wrestling Coach Tommy Leslie at  618-843-1545

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:20 and game time at around 6:15  :  and for the latest in sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, it’s CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – also at  www.wvlnam.com