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May 10, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in National Hockey League playoff action last night
the Blues lost to the Stars in St. Louis, 3-2 therefore forcing a deciding game seven Wednesday night
with the series tied at three games each, St. Louis travels to Dallas for that big game tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball on Monday
the Cardinals were idle as they start a three game series tonight in Los Angeles against the Angels
* the Midwestern teams that won Monday were the White Sox, Reds, and Astros
* those that lost were the Royals, Brewers, Pirates, Tigers, and Indians  :  the Cubs & Twins were rained out

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney wins its final LIC game on the year
the Tigers beat Marshall, 9-3 as the hits for Olney and the host Lions were at 9 each
* Connor Adams got the complete game win in seven innings giving up three runs & striking out three
* Olney's Trey Puckett had three hits with two runs scored – Mason Kocher had a single and RBI double
* Hunter Wyatt had two hits and an RBI – Luke Lambird had a two RBI double
improving to 13-8-1 on the year, Olney ends conference play with an LIC record at 7-2
the Tigers are back in action tomorrow against South Central up at Kinmundy

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton won a huge conference game at home
the Eagles shutout Edwards County, 3-0 as Newton outhit the visiting Lions, 5 to 3
* Nate Meinhart got the complete game win in seven innings giving up no runs striking out five
* Meinhart helped himself with a two RBI single – Mitch Jansen had an RBI sacrifice fly
* Mitch Bierman had two hits, while Tim Weber had two hits and one run scored
now at 13-9 on the year, Newton stays undefeated in the LIC at 7-0
the Eagles finish their conference schedule with a rescheduled game at home tomorrow with Flora

 

(OLNEY)  here’s other area results in High School Baseball from yesterday
in the other Little Illini Conference games
* Flora beat Robinson, 8-5
* Casey-Westfield beat Red Hill, 6-3
* Paris beat Lawrenceville last Friday,
in one other area game yesterday
* Cisne beat Waltonville, 3-0

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a tough final LIC game of the year
the Lady Tigers lost to Marshall, 9-6 as the host Lady Lions outhit Olney, 12 to 10
* Sarah Hill had a single, a double, and three RBI – Kennedy Steber with two hits and two RBI
* Aaliyah Wease had three hits and two runs scored – Maci Baker and Taylor LeCrone each doubled
now at 13-14 on the year, Olney ends the LIC schedule with a record at 3-6
the Lady Tigers are back in action Saturday when they host their four-team Lady Tiger Classic in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton held on to win an LIC game at home
the Lady Eagles beat Edwards County, 7-5 as Newton outhit the visiting Lady Lions, 10 to 4
* Olivia Shipman led Newton with three hits, three runs scored, and one RBI
* Maddie Stanley had two hits and three RBI – Taylor Smith had an RBI hit
now at 11-10 on the year, Newton improves to 6-2 in the Little Illini Conference
the Lady Eagles are scheduled to host Shelbyville today in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  here’s other area results in High School Softball from yesterday
in the other Little Illini Conference games
* Flora beat Robinson, 4-3
* Paris beat Lawrenceville, 9-3
* Casey-Westfield beat Red Hill, 10-0

 

(OLNEY) in first round action yesterday in the Midland Trail Conference Softball Tournament
* Clay City / North Clay beat Odin / Sandoval, 3-0
* Waltonville beat Webber Township, 11-0
* Wayne City beat Grayville, 1-0
* Woodlawn beat Cisne, 18-2
the tournament is scheduled to continue with semi-final action today at Woodlawn

 

(FLORA)  the Girls Little Illini Conference Track Meet was held last Thursday in Flora
the Newton Lady Eagles captured the championship by beating second place Robinson, 176 to 109
the Olney Lady Tigers tied with Marshall for third place, both with 71 points - Red Hill was fifth at 56
Casey-Westfield was sixth at 46, then Paris (10), Flora (8), and Lawrenceville (7)
* the champion Lady Eagles had twenty-two top four finishers
Newton won eight of the eighteen conference meet events
* McKendra Barthelme won the triple jump, long jump, 100 meter hurdles, and 300 meter hurdles
* Taylor Johnson won the 400 meter dash
* Sarah Carr won the 800 meter run
* Mya Kuhn won the 3200 meter run
* Newton won the 1600 meter relay – members were not provided to us
Newton had five 2nd place finishes
* Alex Haarman in both the long jump and the 100 meter dash
* Sarah Carr in the 1600 meter run
* Carlie Webb in the high jump
* Newton in the 400 meter relay – members were not provided to us
Newton had four 3rd place finishes
* Courtney Hadra in the discus throw
* Emma Weber in the triple jump
* Taylor Johnson in the 100 meter dash
* Newton in the 800 meter relay – members were not provided to us
Newton had five 4th place finishers
* Grace Hartrich in the discus throw
* Alex Haarman in the 200 meter dash
* Stacey Smithenry in the 100 meter hurdles
* Lauren Probst in the 300 meter hurdles
* Newton in the 3200 meter relay – members were not provided to us
congratulations on one and all

 

(FLORA)  the Girls Little Illini Conference Track Meet was held last Thursday in Flora
the Newton Lady Eagles captured the championship by beating second place Robinson, 176 to 109
the Olney Lady Tigers tied with Marshall for third place, both with 71 points - Red Hill was fifth at 56
Casey-Westfield was sixth at 46, then Paris (10), Flora (8), and Lawrenceville (7)
* the third place Lady Tigers had nine top four finishes in the LIC Conference event
Olney won one of the eighteen events
* Holly Stallard won the 1600 meter run
Olney had five 2nd place finishes
* Mary Grace Inyart in both the shot put and the discus throw
* Kylar Craig in the high jump
* Reagan Hahn in the 200 meter dash
* Kylee Cummins, Lauren Eagleson, Reagan Hahn, and Savannah Dunn in the 800 meter relay
Olney had one 3rd place finish
* Kylee Cummins, Lauren Eagleson, Reagan Hahn, and Savannah Dunn in the 400 meter relay
Olney had two 4th place finishes
* Baylie Washburn, Lauren Eagleson, Savannah Dunn, and Holly Stallard in the 1600 meter relay
* Leah Snyder in the shot put
congratulations to one and all

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  we’ll look at the Boys LIC Track results in our sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Soccer Regionals are this week – best of luck to Olney this week
the Lady Tigers begin their postseason at Breese Central today with a 4:30 match against Breese Mater Dei
the other two teams in the Breese Class 1A Regional are Breese Central and Salem – they play tomorrow
the championship match will be played on Friday

 


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 1st Annual “Putt-Putt For Kid’s Sake” is coming up on Saturday, May 21st, all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County – it’s 9 holes of miniature golf with each hole located at a different location in Olney – at The Eagles Lodge, the VFW, Bobalou’s, the Fireside, the Elk’s Lodge, The Holiday, Friday Nite Lites, El Rancherito, and the Richland Country Club – registration begins at 10:30 that morning at The Eagles Lodge in Olney with tee time at 11:00 – participants must be 21 to enter – green fees are $30 per person or $120 for a four-person team with entry fees to be mailed to 801 South West Street, Suite 117, Olney – food & t-shirts included – plus Rides Mass Transit will take the players from hole to hole courtesy of Richland Memorial Hospital – prizes to the highest & lowest scores – check their Facebook page for info

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 8:10 and the first pitch at 9:05  :  and the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 9, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball from over the weekend
the Cardinals lost yesterday to Pittsburgh, 10-5 after the Redbirds won Saturday, 6-4
* the Midwestern teams that won two games were the Cubs, White Sox, and Brewers
* the teams that split their two games over the weekend were the Royals, Indians, and Astros
* those that lost both of their games on Saturday and Sunday were the Reds, Tigers, Twins, and Braves
the Cardinals have today and tonight off until their start a series tomorrow night in LA against the Angels

 

(OLNEY)  in National Hockey League playoff action
the Blues and Stars resume their best-of-seven series tonight in St. Louis
* the Blues lead the series 3 games to two
if a game seven is needed, it will be played Wednesday night in Dallas

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball Saturday – OCC was eliminated from the postseason
the Blue Knights lost their best-of-three series at Kaskaskia College by losing two games Saturday
Kaskaskia therefore won the Region 24 section tournament
* the host Blue Devils won the first game, 8-7 in ten innings – Kaskaskia won game two, 9-1
* the Blue Knights end the successful season at 39-19 on the year and 15-12 in the GRAC
Kaskaskia advances to the Region 24 Finals this weekend at John A. Logan College

 

(OLNEY)  here’s the other Region 24 results from Saturday in Junior College Baseball
top-seeded John A. Logan was upset on its home field down in Carterville
* 8th-seeded Lake Land lost the first game to the host Volunteers on Saturday, 11-2
* Lake Land won the second game Saturday, 6-4
* the visiting Lakers then won the third and deciding game yesterday, 12-8
2nd-seeded Wabash Valley beat out Southwestern Illinois in two games Saturday
* the Warriors won both games, 11-5 and 6-5
3rd-seeded Rend Lake needed three games to eliminated Lincoln Trail
* the Warriors lost the first game Saturday to the visiting Statesmen, 6-5
* Rend Lake won the second game Saturday, 10-0
* Rend Lake then won the third and deciding game yesterday, 3-2
the Region 24 Finals will be this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at John A. Logan College

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball – the Region 24 Tournament ended Saturday at Kaskaskia College
the final two games were played in the double elimination tournament that started with four games Friday
* in game one – Wabash Valley beat Olney Central College, 3-1
* in game two – Lake Land beat Rend Lake, 5-0
* in game three – Rend Lake eliminated the Lady Knights, 6-5
* in game four – Lake Land beat Wabash Valley, 4-0
the final two games were played on Saturday
* in game five – Wabash Valley eliminated Rend Lake, 8-7 in eight innings
* in game six – Lake Land won the championship by beating Wabash Valley, 5-3
the OCC Lady Knights end the season at 41-23-1 on the year, 23-14-1 in the GRAC
the Lady Lakers now advance to the NJCAAA National Softball Tournament out in St. George, Utah

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – the Robinson Doubles Tournament was held Saturday
Teutopolis won the seven team event, followed by Effingham in second place and Olney in third place
Paris was fourth, while Robinson and Mattoon tied for fifth place - the Newton Eagles ended up in seventh
the Olney Tigers had three third place finishes on the day
* Connor Walker and Tanner Hendrickson beat a Paris team, then lost to Teutopolis, and then beat Mattoon
* Adam Brewer and Marshall King beat a Newton team, then lost to Effingham, and then beat Robinson
* Austin Atwood and Mac Alexander beat a Robinson team, then lost to Teutopolis, & then beat Effingham
the Tennis Tigers are off all this week until the Little Illini Conference Tournament Saturday up at Paris

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball on Saturday – Olney loses a non-LIC game at home
the Tigers lost to Vincennes Rivet, 10-7 as host Olney was outhit by the visitors, 11 to 9
* the Tigers’ pitching gave up seven huge runs in the top of the seventh inning for the loss
* Connor Adams and Hunter Wyatt each had a two hit game – Tanner Hout had a two RBI double
now at 12-8, the Tigers finish their LIC schedule today at Marshall

 

(NEWTON)  in other area scores from the weekend in High School Baseball
in a scheduled Little Illini Conference game played Friday
* Paris beat Lawrenceville, 10-4
in non-conference action
* Effingham beat Flora, 6-2
* Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 8-0
* Marshall beat Martinsville, 10-0

 

(OLNEY) here’s some weekend scores in High School Softball
in non-LIC action
* Robinson beat Mattoon, 5-2
* Edwards County beat Fairfield, 9-7
* Effingham beat Flora, 7-2
* Shakamak, Indiana beat Marshall, 7-1
* Clay City / North Clay beat Red Hill, 8-3
in the Egyptian Illini Conference Softball Tournament finals
* Mulberry Grove won the championship game by beating Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 8-7
* St. Elmo / Brownstown won the third place game over Ramsey, 8-5

 

(FLORA)  the Girls Little Illini Conference Track Meet was held last Thursday in Flora
the Newton Lady Eagles captured the championship by beating second place Robinson, 176 to 109
the Olney Lady Tigers tied with Marshall for third place, both with 71 points - Red Hill was fifth at 56
Casey-Westfield was sixth at 46, then Paris (10), Flora (8), and Lawrenceville (7)
once we receive all the individual results, we’ll pass them along

 

(FLORA)  the Boys Little Illini Conference Track Meet was held last Thursday in Flora
the Newton Eagles captured the championship by beating second place Robinson, 135 to 121
the Olney Tigers were third with 77 points, followed by Marshall at 61, Red Hill at 45 and Paris at 38
Flora was seventh with 33 points, followed by Casey-Westfield (26), and Lawrenceville (22)
once we receive all the individual results, we’ll pass them along

 

(OLNEY)  it’s the final regular season games scheduled for the Little Illini Conference today
both baseball and softball teams are scheduled to play at their respective sites on this Monday
* Olney at Marshall
* Edwards County at Newton
* Robinson at Flora
* Casey-Westfield at Red Hill
* Paris at Lawrenceville

 

(OLNEY)  the Midland Trail Conference Softball Tournament is scheduled to start today
the first round games are scheduled for the higher seeded team sites this afternoon at 4:30
* 8th-seeded Webber Township at top-seeded Waltonville
* 7th-seeded Cisne at 2nd-seeded Woodlawn
* 6th-seeded Grayville at 3rd-seeded Wayne City
* 5th-seeded Odin / Sandoval at 4th-seeded Clay City / North Clay
the second round games are scheduled for tomorrow at Woodlawn with the finals on Wednesday

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Soccer Regionals get started this week – we’ll look at those tomorrow
the Olney Lady Tigers are scheduled to play tomorrow at the Breese Central Regional

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle softball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  and the latest in sports, the rest of today & all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

May 7, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals lost to the Pirates 4-2
* other Midwestern winners were the Cubs, Indians, Reds, White Sox
* those that lost were the Royals, Brewers, Twins
the Cardinals continue their weekend series with the Pirates this afternoon in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs
the Blues and Stars resume their best-of-seven series this afternoon in Dallas
* tied at two games apiece, the series will return to St. Louis for game six Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday - the Region 24 Tournament Final Four got underway
there were four games played at Kaskaskia College in the double elimination tournament
* in game one  :  top-seeded Wabash Valley beat 4th-seeded Olney Central College, 3-1
* in game two  :  2nd-seeded Lake Land beat 3rd-seeded Rend Lake, 5-0
* in game three  :  Rend Lake eliminated Olney Central College, 6-5
* in game four  :  Lake Land mildly upset Wabash Valley, 4-0
* the OCC Lady Knights end the year with an overall record at 41-23-1 and fourth in the GRAC
that sets up the final games on tap today at Kaskaskia College
* at 11:00  :  Wabash Valley plays Rend Lake in an elimination game
* at 1:00  :  Lake Land will play the first game winner in a championship game
* at 3:00  :  if Lake Land loses the 1:00 game, that will force this last championship game
the winner advances to the NJCAA National Tournament later this month out in St. George, Utah

 

(FLORA)  the Girls Little Illini Conference Track Meet was held Thursday in Flora
the Newton Lady Eagles captured the championship by beating second place Robinson, 176 to 109
the Olney Lady Tigers tied with Marshall for third place, both with 71 points - Red Hill was fifth at 56
Casey-Westfield was sixth at 46, then Paris (10), Flora (8), and Lawrenceville (7)
we will take a look at the Olney and Newton individual results on Monday

 

(FLORA)  the Boys Little Illini Conference Track Meet was held Thursday in Flora
the Newton Eagles captured the championship by beating second place Robinson, 135 to 121
the Olney Tigers were third with 77 points, followed by Marshall at 61, Red Hill at 45 and Paris at 38
Flora was seventh with 33 points, followed by Casey-Westfield (26), and Lawrenceville (22)
we will take a look at the Olney and Newton individual results on Monday

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday - Newton lost a non-LIC game at home
the Eagles lost to Teutopolis, 11-1 as the visiting Wooden Shoes outhit host Newton, 10 to 5
* Newton was led by Nate Meinhart with the team's only RBI hit - John Grunloh had a double
* Newton's other hits were from Mitch Bierman, Connor Bierman, and Tim Weber
the Eagles drop back to 12-8 on the year - Newton plays today at Effingham St. Anthony

 

(OLNEY)  here's one other area result in High School Baseball from yesterday
in one Little Illini Conference game
* Paris beat Lawrenceville, 10-4

 

(NEWTON)  here's some area results in High School Softball from yesterday
* Effingham beat Flora, 7-2
* Edwards County beat Fairfield, 9-7
* Robinson beat Mattoon, 5-2
here's the final games in the National Trail Conference Softball Tournament yesterday
* St. Anthony won the championship game by beating Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg, 7-5
* Altamont won the third place game over South Central, 7-6
* Neoga won the fifth place game by beating St. Elmo / Brownstown, 21-10

 


(NEWTON / OLNEY)  in Boys and Girls High School Track
the Little Illini Conference Track Meets for both girls and boys were Thursday at Flora
we’ll have the results for you in our sports report Monday morning

 

(OLNEY)  the Region 24 Junior College Baseball Tournament will get started today
the top four seeded teams will host the best-of-three games sectionals this weekend
* 8th-seeded Lake Land at top-seeded John A. Logan
* 7th-seeded Southwestern Illinois at 2nd-seeded Wabash Valley
* 6th-seeded Lincoln Trail at 3rd-seeded Rend Lake
* 5th-seeded Olney Central College at 4th-seeded Kaskaskia
there will be two nine inning games today at 12:00 noon and 3:00
the third and final game, if needed, will be played tomorrow
the four winners advance to the Region 24 Finals next weekend at John A. Logan College

 


                                      LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(ROBINSON)  the Lincoln Trail College volleyball team has a fundraising Color Run this morning with the 5K course set up around Miller Lake and the LTC campus, located east and north of Robinson – with the event to start at 9:00, race day registration begins at 7:30 – and remember, those taking part will get pelted with various powdered colors throughout the race course – all money raised thru the fun event will help with equipment and scholarships for the Lady Statesmen Volleyball program at Lincoln Trail – for last minute details, check the LTC Color Run Facebook page available online

 

(NEWTON / OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Saturday
* Olney Tiger tennis at the Robinson Doubles Tournament starting this morning at 9:00
* Olney Tiger baseball at home on Millspaugh Field against Vincennes Rivet at 12 noon

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Blue Knights / Region 24 Tournament action today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game one at 12 noon – our pregame show will begin at 11:50 – the game two will follow at around 3:00 – plus both games live, online, at  www.wvlnam.com   :    it’s Cardinals baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 12:20 and the first pitch at 1:15  : and it’s the latest in sports the rest of the weekend on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

May 6, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoffs last night
the St. Louis Blues made some late mistakes and lost to the Dallas Stars in overtime, 3-2
* the best-of-seven series is now tied at two games apiece
game five is tomorrow afternoon in Dallas with game six set for next Monday back in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday
the Cardinals took three out of four from the Phillies by beating Philadelphia yesterday, 4-0
* other Midwestern winners yesterday were the Cubs, Reds, and Indians
* those that lost were the White Sox, Tigers, Brewers, Rangers, and Astros
the Cardinals start a three game weekend series tonight against the Pirates in St. Louis

 

(NEWTON / OLNEY)  in Boys and Girls High School Track
the Little Illini Conference Track Meets for both girls and boys were hosted yesterday at Flora
at this point in time, no results have been posted or released
we hope to have the results for you in our sports report next Monday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Olney won another conference match on the road
the Tigers shutout the Flora Wolves over in Clay County, 9-0
Olney won all six of the singles matches, each in two sets apiece
* Connor Walker won match #1
* Austin Urfer won match #2
* Marshall King won match #3
* Brock VanBlaricum won match #4
* Tanner Hendrickson won match #5
* Kye Stallard won match #6
Olney also won all three of the doubles matches, each in two sets apiece
* #1 winners were Tanner Hendrickson and Kye Stallard
* #2 winners were Austin Atwood and Mac Alexander
* #3 winners were Peyton Williams and Ben Baker
Olney also won both the two junior varsity matches as well
now at 11-2 on the year, Olney is still undefeated in the Little Illini Conference at 3-0
the Tennis Tigers are in action tomorrow at the eight team Doubles Tournament in Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney wins a non-LIC game on the road
the Tigers beat Dieterich, 5-1 as visiting Olney outhit the host Movin' Maroons, 6 to 5
* Gage Miller was Olney's winning pitcher allowing no earned runs and striking out five in four innings
* Trey Puckett also threw three innings of scoreless ball with one strikeout
* Luke Lambird had two hits and one run scored – Hunter Wyatt had another RBI single
* Olney’s other hits were from Tanner Hout, Trey Puckett, and Lucas Harmon
Olney improves to 12-7 on the year – they’ll host Vincennes Rivet at 12 noon Saturday at Millspaugh Field

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton lost a tough non-LIC game at home
the Eagles lost to South Central, 7-5 as the visiting Cougars outhit host Newton, 10 to 7
* Connor Bierman had Newton’s only two hit day with one run scored
* RBI hits by Newton’s Luke Geier, Mitch Jansen, and Zach Jansen
now at 12-7 on the year, the Eagles are back in action today when they’ll host Teutopolis in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area results in High School Baseball yesterday
there was one rescheduled game in the Little Illini Conference
* Edwards County beat Casey-Westfield, 6-3
other area results
* Oblong beat Robinson, 3-2
* Benton beat Flora, 6-0

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a rescheduled LIC game on the road
the Lady Tigers lost to Robinson, 11-0 in five as the host Lady Maroons outhit Olney, 11 to 1
* Olney’s lone hit came from Dani Hawkins as the Lady Tigers struck out nine times
Olney drops to 13-12 on the year, now at 3-5 in the Little Illini Conference
the Lady Tigers are back in action next Monday as they finish their LIC schedule at Marshall

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area results in High School Softball yesterday
there was one other rescheduled game in the Little Illini Conference
* Edwards County beat Red Hill, 7-5
other area results
* Flora beat Mt. Carmel, 2-0
* Clay City / North Clay beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 9-0

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has named its 2016 Coaches of the Year list
these and other coaches were honored at last Saturday’s Hall of Fame Induction program in Normal
there were 7 area high school boys coaches honored among 76 total coaches noted around the state
* Lawrenceville’s Randy Bishop
* Dieterich’s Jeff Staser
* St. Anthony’s Cody Rincker
* Teutopolis’ Jason Hanson
* Woodlawn’s Shane Witzel
* Patoka’s Joey Eddy
* Centralia’s Lee Bennett
there were 7 area high school girls coaches honored among 66 total girls coaches noted around the state
* Flora’s Todd Countryman
* St. Anthony’s Bart Wiedman
* Teutopolis’ Laurie Thompson
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran’s Dan Kueper
* Benton’s Andy Sloan
* Sesser-Valier’s Rick Metcalf
* Edwardsville’s Lori Blade
there were 3 area junior high boys coaches honored among 43 total boys coaches noted around the state
* Teutopolis’ Kent Niebrugge
* Teutopolis’ Doug Smith
* Central City’s Brooks Demijan
there were 4 area junior high girls coaches honored among 28 total girls coaches noted around the state
* Teutopolis’ Steve Fritcher
* Paris Mayo’s Dan Gates
* Charleston’s Blain Mayhall
* Waltonville's Jami Williams
there were 2 notable mens junior college coach honored among 12 around the state
* Rock Valley’s Craig Doty
* Parkland’s Anthony Figueroa
there was 1 notable womens junior college coach honored among 9 around the state
* Illinois Central’s Karrie Redeker
congratulations to one and all

 

(OLNEY)  the Region 24 Junior College Softball Tournament starts today over at Kaskaskia College
* top-seeded Wabash Valley plays 4th-seeded Olney Central College at 10:00 this morning
* 2nd-seeded Lake Land plays 3rd-seeded Rend Lake at 12:00 noon this afternoon
* then the two losing teams will play in the first elimination game at 2:00 this afternoon
* and the two winning teams from the first two games will play in the final game of the day at 4:00
the Tournament’s final games will be tomorrow at 11:00, 1:00, and a 3:00 game, if needed
the winner advances to the NJCAA National Tournament later this month out at St. George, Utah

 

(OLNEY)  the Region 24 Junior College Baseball Tournament will get started tomorrow
the top four seeded teams will host the best-of-three games sectionals this weekend
* 8th-seeded Lake Land at top-seeded John A. Logan
* 7th-seeded Southwestern Illinois at 2nd-seeded Wabash Valley
* 6th-seeded Lincoln Trail at 3rd-seeded Rend Lake
* 5th-seeded Olney Central College at 4th-seeded Kaskaskia
there will be two nine inning games tomorrow at 12:00 noon and 3:00
the third and final game, if needed, will be played on Sunday
the four winners advance to the Region 24 Finals the following weekend at John A. Logan College

 


                                      LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(ROBINSON)  the Lincoln Trail College volleyball team has a fundraising Color Run tomorrow morning with the 5K course set up around Miller Lake and the LTC campus, located east and north of Robinson – with the event to start at 9:00, race day registration begins at 7:30 – and remember, those taking part will get pelted with various powdered colors throughout the race course – all money raised thru the fun event will help with equipment and scholarships for the Lady Statesmen Volleyball Team at Lincoln Trail – for last minute details, check the LTC Color Run Facebook page available online

 

(NEWTON / OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Friday
* Newton Eagle baseball at home against Teutopolis

 

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

 

 

 

May 5, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night
the Cardinals has a walk-off win by beating the Phillies, 5-4
* other Midwestern winners Wednesday were the Cubs, Reds, Indians, and Astros
* those that lost were the White Sox, Royals, Pirates, Brewers, Twins, and Braves
the Cardinals wrap up their series against the Phillies with a day this afternoon in St. Louis
by the way, pitching for Philadelphia today is former Olney Central College Blue Knight Jerad Eickhoff

 

(OLNEY)  in the National Hockey League playoff picture
the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars are back on the ice tonight for game four of their best-of-seven series
the “Note” lead the series two games to one and have won two games in a row
the series will switch back to Dallas for game five Saturday afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Olney wins a conference match on the road
the Tigers beat Paris, 6-3 up in Edgar County
Olney won five of the six singles matches – the winners included
* Austin Urfer, Marshall King, Brock VanBlaricum, Tanner Hendrickson, and Kye Stallard
Olney won one of the three doubles matches
* the winning Tiger pair was Tanner Hendrickson and Josiah Umfleet
Olney also won a complete junior varsity match, 6-3
plus the junior varsity Tigers won four of six other jv matches as well
Olney improves to 10-2 on the year, still undefeated in the Little Illini Conference at 3-0
the Tigers travel west to Frog Island today to take on the Wolves over in Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney won a rescheduled LIC game at home
the Tigers beat Robinson, 6-4 although the visiting Maroons outhit host Olney, 8 to 6
* Dylan Hires got the win by pitching six and a third innings, allowing three runs and striking out five
* Luke Lambird got the final two outs to record the save
* Hunter Wyatt led Olney at the plate with a double, two singles, and three runs scored
* Jacob Greifzu had two hits and Mason Kocher had a single
Olney and Robinson played to a 4-4 tie after five innings when the game was called due to darkness
again, it was the visiting Maroons outhitting the host Tigers, 8 to 4
* Hunter Wyatt and Lucas Harmon each had an RBI single – Luke Lambird doubled and scored
the Tigers improve to 11-7-1, now 6-2 in the Little Illini Conference
Olney is back in action this afternoon in a non-conference game at Dieterich

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball – Newton lost their second straight non-LIC game on the road
the Eagles lost to Altamont, 10-5 although Newton outhit the Indians, 12 to 11
* Nate Meinhart had two hits and two RBI while Tim Weber had three hits and two runs scored
* Luke Geier had a two run home run and Mitch Jansen had an RBI hit
Newton falls back to 12-6 on the year – they’ll host South Central this afternoon in non-LIC action

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area results in High School Baseball yesterday
* Lawrenceville beat Carmi, 16-7
* Flora beat North Clay / Louisville, 11-1

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a non-conference game on the road
the Lady Tigers lost at Mattoon, 9-0 as the host Lady Green Wave outhit visiting Olney, 12 to 5
* Sarah Hill led Olney at the plate with two hits, including a double and single
* the other Olney hits were by Paige Ginder, Larissa Michels, and Maci Baker
Olney falls to 13-12 on the year - they'll play today at Robinson in a rescheduled LIC matchup

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton lost a non-LIC game on the road
the Lady Eagles lost to Teutopolis, 3-0 as the Lady Wooden Shoes outhit visiting Newton, 9 to 4
* Newton’s hits were from Abby Frohning, Mariah Earnest, Montana Ochs, and Michaela Baker
the Lady Eagles fall back to 10-9 on the year

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area results in High School Softball yesterday
there was one rescheduled LIC game yesterday
* Marshall beat Robinson, 12-7
in other non-conference games
* Edwards County beat Mt. Carmel, 7-5
* Charleston beat Paris, 5-1
in the National Trail Conference Softball Tournament yesterday in winners bracket play
* Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg beat South Central, 14-2
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Altamont, 9-1
in the National Trail Conference Tournament yesterday in loser's bracket action
* St. Elmo / Brownstown beat Dieterich, 9-4
* Neoga beat Beecher City / Cowden-Herrick, 9-8
the NTC Softball Tournament finals are tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track – the Class S Regional was this past Monday in Fairfield
it was Olney St. Joe coming home with the Regional Championship beating out eleven other teams
here’s the seven Lady Wildcats that advance to the Class S State Meet May 14th in Herrin
* Chelsea Ochs won three events – the shot put, the 100 meter dash, and the 200 meter dash
* Evie Atkins won the 800 meter run and was 2nd in the high jump
* Haven Doll won the 1600 meter run
* Tatum David was 2nd in the 1600 meter run
* Marni Burgener, Tristen Payne, Kayleigh Eubank, and Evie Atkins advance in the 1600 meter relay
best of luck to these Lady Wildcats as they take part in the Class S State Track Meet a week from Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Track – the Class L Regional was held Tuesday at Flora
the Olney Cubs finished fourth among the eight teams that took part with their 70 points
Centralia won with 119 points, Salem was 2nd with 89 points, and Mt. Vernon was 3rd with 81 points
Mt. Carmel was fifth with 69 points, Carmi was sixth (39), Fairfield was seventh (20), and Flora eighth (6)
here’s the nine Olney Cubs that advance to the Class L State Meet on May 14th in Carterville
* Kaleb Foster won the high jump
* Garrett Wright won the 7th grade 100 meter dash
* Jonas Burckhartt was 2nd in the pole vault
* Jace Greenwood, Seth Ingram, Jaedyn Moyes, and Kaleb Foster was 2nd in the 400 meter relay
* Seth Ingram, Hunter Perry, Issac Bradley, and Colton Hayes in the 800 meter relay
best of luck to these Olney Cubs as they take part in the Class L State Track Meet a week from Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track – the Class L Regional was held Tuesday at Flora
the Olney Lady Cubs finished fourth with 58 points among the eight teams that took part
Mt. Carmel and Salem tied for the championship each with 99 points
Carmi was third with 81 points - behind Olney was Centralia in fifth place with 55 points
then Mt. Vernon in sixth place with 45 points, followed by Fairfield (24) and Flora (3)
here's the two Lady Cubs that advance to the Class L State Meet on May 14th in Carterville
* Brittany Black won the shot put
* Tara Hughes won the high jump
congratulations and best of luck to these two Lady Cubs at the State Meet a week from Saturday

 


                                      LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School is providing sports physicals today to RCHS athletes at the affordable price of only $25 per athlete – the boys’ physicals will be performed by Dr. Brian Atwood from 9:45 to 11:30 this morning with checks payable to Dr. Atwood – the girls’ physicals will be performed by Nurse Practitioner Melissa Kuenstler from 1:00 to 3:00 this afternoon with checks payable to Richland Memorial Hospital – all physicals will be conducted in the RCHS Nurse’s Office

 

(NEWTON / OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for this Thursday
* all Newton & Olney boys & girls at the Little Illini Conference Track Meet at Flora
* Newton Eagle baseball at home against South Central
* Olney Tiger baseball today at Dieterich
* Olney Lady Tiger softball today at Robinson, an LIC makeup game
* Olney Tiger tennis on the road at Flora

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 11:50 and the first pitch at 12:45  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio at 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – plus online, at  www.wvlnam.com