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August 2, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost a tough game on the road
* the Redbirds lost their first of an eight game road trip, falling at Milwaukee by one run, 3-2
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Cubs, Reds, and Tigers
* those that lost were the Pirates, White Sox, Royals, Indians, Twins, Braves, Astros, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back in action tonight with game two of three in Milwaukee against the Brewers

 

(OLNEY)  the Junior League State Baseball Tournament ended this past Sunday at Rock Falls, Illinois
the Olney All Stars came up short in their effort to repeat as State Champions, ending the summer at 7-2
* Olney won the Sub State Round Robin Tournament in Orion by winning all four games
* Olney won three & lost two at the State Tournament, including the second title game lost in extra innings
here’s a look at some of the team highlights involving the nine all-star and postseason games
* with a .364 batting average as a team, the Olney All Stars outscored their opponents, 105 to 17
* the Olney All Star pitching had an overall Earned Run Average (ERA) of under 1.00, at just over 0.750
* the Olney pitching gave up 30 hits, while striking out 68 opponents and walking only 19
* the Olney hitters banged out 95 hits while drawing 60 base on balls and striking out only 32 times
here’s some of the individual highlights over the nine games
* Braden Flanagan led the pitching, allowing no earned runs, 4 walks, and 25 strikeouts in 13 innings
* Trevor Zuber had 21 innings pitched, allowing only 2 earned runs, while walking 11 and striking out 28
* Cole Lambird threw 4 innings and Jace Greenwood threw 3 and a third, both with no earned runs allowed
* Quinn Miller also was good in relief, pitching 7 innings, allowing 3 earned runs and striking out 6
* Gavin Dorn led Olney at the plate with 18 hits, including 1 home run, 6 doubles, and a team high 17 RBI
* Zach Duenas had 15 RBI with 8 hits, including one double and a sacrifice fly
* Jace Greenwood had 9 hits, 10 RBI, and 12 runs scored
* Trevor Zuber had 10 hits, including a double, plus 12 runs scored and 7 RBI
* Braden Flanagan led the team with 18 runs scored, 10 walks, 9 hits, and 7 RBI
* Cole Lambird had 7 hits and 8 RBI
* Ethan Rodgers had 7 hits and 6 runs scored
* Logan McVicker, Gage Stevens, and Jarrett Fuson each had several hits and several stolen bases
* another player was Isaac Bradley, who unfortunately sat out the State Tournament due to a broken wrist
* the team was managed by Tony Duenas with Assistant Coaches Frank Bradley and Marc Rodgers
although there’s no repeat championship and no return to the Region Tournament, still a job well done

 

(OLNEY)  get ready for Olney Tiger Football which is just around the corner
the IHSA will allow practicing to start next Monday, August 7th, for all football teams around Illinois
* the Olney Tigers will have morning weights & walk-thru’s, then evening practices each day next week
* then the Tigers’ practices will vary into the second week as classes get underway at RCHS
Meet the Tigers Night will be two weeks from this Friday night, August 18th, at the RCHS Athletic Field
the Olney Tigers open up their 2017 season a week later on August 25th at home against Lawrenceville

 

(OLNEY)  in College Sports News – the Fighting Illini teams are gearing up for a busy fall and winter
the Illinois Football team opened the 2017 training camp this week at the U of  I Campus Recreation Fields
* just blocks from Memorial Stadium, the daily training camps now thru August 19th are open to the public
* practice time and location updates are posted online at  www.FightingIllini.com
* the Fighting Illini open their football schedule at home against Ball State on September 2nd
the Illinois Men’s Basketball team schedule is now set as it was officially released this past Monday
* season tickets for Illini Hoops are now available with various packages to choose from
* the Illini will open up with an exhibition game against Washington University on October 30th at home
the Illinois Women’s Basketball team schedule has also been officially announced
* season tickets for the 2017-2018 season will go on sale next month, in September
* the Lady Illini open their season with a home exhibition game against Drury University on November 6th
for all things Illinois, schedules, news, and tickets, logon at  www.FightingIllini.com

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College has a Summer Basketball Camp for both boys & girls entering grades K thru 8 next week – the four day camp will run each morning, Monday thru Thursday, August 7th thru 10th, in the OCC Gym, with the Blue Knight’s Basketball coaching staff conducting the camp – it’s for grades K thru 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 each morning, then grades 5 thru 8 each morning from 10:30 to 12:00 – the camp objectives are to improve athletic skills and confidence in all aspects of basketball – the cost is at $50 per player – to register, call Coach Mike Burris at  812-381-3569  or email Coach Burris at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney USBC will hold a meeting this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center – topics of discussion include the upcoming bowling season, the USBC changes, ideas for bringing in new bowlers, and other business – all league bowlers and those interested in becoming a league bowler in Olney are invited to attend the meeting – that’s this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center

 

(OLNEY)  a reminder that Fit By G’s First Annual “Bench Press” Contest is this coming Saturday, along Whittle Avenue in Olney – the event is open to the public as all spectators are welcomed with no entrance fee to be charged – awards will be presented – for more details, go online at  www.fitbyg.com

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  the Winterrowd Lodge #664 will have its Open Golf Tournament this Saturday morning at the Richland Country Club in Olney with an 8:00 tee time – the entry fee is at $60 per person for the handicap scramble event – food provided from 9:00 to 1:00, plus refreshments available at the pro shop & on the course, not to mention plenty of prizes on the course – call the Country Club at  618-395-1661

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon this coming Saturday – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – register online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney FFA Alumni 16th Annual Golf Outing & Raffle is this coming Friday, August 4th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 – $50 per person or $200 for a team of four with all proceeds to help sponsor FFA activities and scholarships – team prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are four Cardinal tickets per team  :  also raffle tickets are still on sale with the drawing to be this Friday – the grand prize is the choice of $5,000 cash or $5,000 towards the purchase of a 4-wheeler at Travco Motorsports or a purchase at an Alliance Tractor dealer, plus $250 to 2nd place and $100 to 3rd place – the $10 tickets are available from any FFA or FFA Alumni member – must be 16 years old to win, but need not be present to win – for tickets or more details, call Jamie at  618-843-5488

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:15 and the first pitch at around 7:10  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 1, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Monday – there were only nine games played in the MLB
* the Cardinals had yesterday and last night off as a travel date
* here’s how the Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the White Sox and Astros
* those that lost were the Indians, Royals, Tigers, and Braves
* those that were idle were the Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Reds, Twins, and Rangers
the Redbirds are back in action tonight starting a three game series in Milwaukee against the Brewers

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition – the Olney Tigersharks won again last Saturday
the Olney swimmers won the Illiana Conference Championship by beating five other teams
* the Tigersharks beat out host Harrisburg, 665 to 481 while Fairfield finished third with 306 points
* Carmi was fourth with 280 points, followed by Wabash Valley (110) and McLeansboro (73)
Olney was led by five Tigersharks that won their respective age division
* Owen Powell won the 18 & Under Boys Division with 28 points
* Noah Church won the 14 & Under Boys Divsion with 28 points
* Maria Mayorga won the 14 & Under Girls Division with 28 points
* Reid Brown won the 8 & Under Boys Division with 23 points
* Blair Grove won the 8 & Under Girls Division with 28 points
there were seven Tigersharks that had second place finishes overall
* Dylan Jones in the 18 & Under Boys Division with 22 points
* Lauren Eagleson in the 18 & Under Girls Division with 22 points
* Kaylei Eubank in the 14 & Under Girls Division with 22 points
* Landyn Piercefield in the 12 & Under Boys Division with 24 points
* Danielle Brown in the 12 & Under Girls Division with 24 points
* Ari Leslie in the 10 & Under Girls Division with 22 points
* Julius Guzman in the 6 & Under Boys Division with 15 points
Olney also had two swimmers that ended up in third place overall
* Carolyn Powell in the 14 & Under Girls Division with 20 points
* Korynn Snider in the 6 & Under Girls Division with 11 points
three Tigersharks finished in fourth place in their respective age group
* Gabriel Guzman in the 10 & Under Boys Division with 15 points
* Judah Dicks in the 8 & Under Boys Division with 19 points
* Bennett Leslie in the 6 & Under Boys Division with only 5 points
congratulations to all the Tigersharks for a great job this year in the water
the Southern Illinois All Star Swim Meet will be this Saturday in Millstadt
twenty Olney Tigersharks will be swimming and representing the Illiana Swim Conference at that event

 

(NEWTON)  at the 13U Babe Ruth Ohio Valley Region Tournament in Munster, Indiana
the Jasper County All Stars came away with two wins and two losses last week
in the Pool Play competition, two Jasper County players were recognized for their efforts
* Ross Farley was named the Most Valuable Player in the first two games of Pool Play last Thursday
* teammate Mason Schafer was named the Most Valuable Player in the third Pool Play game on Friday
then the Jasper County team was eliminated in the first game of the final round tournament
* Ben Meinhart was named the MVP in Jasper County’s final game on Saturday
here’s the rest of the Jasper Country players that made up the 13U Babe Ruth team
* Lane Bradley, Griffith Smith, Marc Jansen, Owen Mahaffey
* also Aaron Einhorn, Weston Tharp, Mason Mulvey, and Zak Pitcher
* the coaches included Head Coach Mark Schafer and Assistant Coaches Chad Farley and Randy Smith
congratulations on a great summer to the Jasper County 13U Babe Ruth squad

 

 (OLNEY)  the 12 Year Old State Tournament ended last night in Olney’s Musgrove Park
the championship game wrapped up the double elimination event
* it was Hinsdale claiming the championship with a 4-0 victory over Beardstown
congratulations to the Olney Little League and the City of Olney for hosting the successful tournament

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney USBC will hold a meeting this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center – topics of discussion include the upcoming bowling season, the USBC changes, ideas for bringing in new bowlers, and other business – all league bowlers and those interested in becoming a league bowler in Olney are invited to attend the meeting – that’s this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center

 

(OLNEY)  a reminder that Fit By G’s First Annual “Bench Press” Contest is this coming Saturday, along Whittle Avenue in Olney – the event is open to the public as all spectators are welcomed with no entrance fee to be charged – awards will be presented – for more details, go online at  www.fitbyg.com

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  the Winterrowd Lodge #664 will have its Open Golf Tournament this Saturday morning at the Richland Country Club in Olney with an 8:00 tee time – the entry fee is at $60 per person for the handicap scramble event – food provided from 9:00 to 1:00, plus refreshments available at the pro shop & on the course, not to mention plenty of prizes on the course – call the Country Club at  618-395-1661

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon this coming Saturday – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – register online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon 

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney FFA Alumni 16th Annual Golf Outing & Raffle is this coming Friday, August 4th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 – $50 per person or $200 for a team of four with all proceeds to help sponsor FFA activities and scholarships – team prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are four Cardinal tickets per team  :  also raffle tickets are still on sale with the drawing to be this Friday – the grand prize is the choice of $5,000 cash or $5,000 towards the purchase of a 4-wheeler at Travco Motorsports or a purchase at an Alliance Tractor dealer, plus $250 to 2nd place and $100 to 3rd place – the $10 tickets are available from any FFA or FFA Alumni member – must be 16 years old to win, but need not be present to win – for tickets or more details, call Jamie at  618-843-5488

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a note to all parents of athletes at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton  :
* the parent’s meeting for all JCJH fall sports is this evening, August 1st, at 6:00, in the NCHS Auditorium – parents of junior high students who want to participate in baseball, cross country, or softball should attend tonight’s meeting – they’ll fill out necessary forms, get schedules, & pay the $25 per player participation fee

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will host an athletic meeting for parents, coaches and student athletes who plan to participate in high school athletics during the 2017-2018 school year – it’s coming up this evening at 6:00 in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium – the Fall Sports coaches will also conduct their individual team meetings for their respective sports – all students who plan to participate in athletics during the upcoming school year should attend the meeting tonight at Richland County High School in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  call the Newton Community High School office to purchase reserved seats for Newton Eagle football this fall – the general public can purchase seats at NCHS from 8:00 to 12:00 noon this morning


 
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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:45 and the first pitch at around 6:40  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 31, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals split two games
* the Redbirds lost Saturday night, 7-1 but beat the Diamondbacks yesterday, 3-2
* here’s how the other Midwestern MLB teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* those that won both games were the Cubs and Tigers
* those that split their two games were the Pirates, Reds, White Sox, Royals, and Indians
* those that dropped both games were the Brewers, Twins, Braves, Astros, and Rangers
with a limited schedule today and tonight, the Cardinals are off on this Monday
the Redbirds are back in action tomorrow night starting a three game series in Milwaukee

 

(OLNEY)  at the Illinois Junior League State Tournament in Rock Falls – the Olney All Stars fell short
* the young men from Richland County eliminated Evergreen Park on Saturday, 17-1
* Olney then won the first game yesterday over Warren Park, 4-0
that forced a second and final championship game yesterday afternoon
* but Warren Park won the extra inning affair, beating Olney in eight innings, 10-9
even though they didn’t repeat as the Junior League State Champions, they represented Olney very well
the Olney Junior League does return home as the Sub State Champs
we’ll have a more in-depth look at the statistics and more in our sports reports tomorrow and Wednesday

 

(NEWTON)  at the 13U Babe Ruth Ohio Valley Region Tournament in Munster, Indiana last week
the Jasper County All Stars won two of their three pool play games
* Jasper County lost their first game last Thursday to Western Kentucky, 15-4
* Jasper County then won their second game on Thursday, beating the Wisconsin team, 11-1
* Jasper County won its final pool play game on Friday, beating one of the Indiana teams, 8-6
the Jasper County boys were one of six teams that enter the single elimination tournament
* they however lost their first game, again to Western Kentucky, 4-0
we’ll have more highlights and details in our sports reports tomorrow and Wednesday

 

 (OLNEY)  the 12 Year Old State Tournament continued over the weekend in Olney’s Musgrove Park
its down to the final two teams remaining after the weekend games
* Moline beat Beardstown, 10-9
* Hinsdale beat River Forest, 8-4
* Beardstown eliminated River Forest, 4-2
* Hinsdale beat Moline, 13-4
* Beardstown eliminated Moline, 11-10
tonight’s championship game has Hinsdale up against Beardstown
should Beardstown win tonight, the second and final championship game will be tomorrow night
check it out, it’s all taking place at Musgrove Park in Olney, hosted by the Olney Little League

 

(OLNEY)  at the 11 Year Old Little League State Tournament up in Streamwood
the Olney All Stars are among the total eight teams that started things off on Saturday
* Olney lost its first game to Tri-Cities, 15-4
* Olney was then eliminated by Hinsdale, 15-2
the Olney 11 Year Old team finished the postseason with a record at 6-2
they came home as both District One Champs and Sub State Champs

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition – the Olney Tigersharks win again
the Olney swimmers won the Illiana Conference Championship by beating the five other teams
* the Tigersharks beat out host Harrisburg, 665 to 481 while Fairfield finished third with 306 points
* Carmi was fourth with 280 points, followed by Wabash Valley (110) and McLeansboro (73)
we’ll take a look at the top individual swimmers for Olney in our sports report tomorrow

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney USBC will hold a meeting this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center – topics of discussion include the upcoming bowling season, the USBC changes, ideas for bringing in new bowlers, and other business – all league bowlers and those interested in becoming a league bowler in Olney are invited to attend the meeting – that’s this Sunday night at 7:00 at the Olney Bowling Center

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon this coming Saturday – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – register online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will host an athletic meeting for parents, coaches and student athletes who plan to participate in high school athletics during the 2017-2018 school year – it’s coming up tomorrow evening at 6:00 in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium – the Fall Sports coaches will also conduct meetings for their respective sports – all students who plan to participate in athletics during the upcoming school year should attend the meeting tomorrow at Richland County High School in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a note to all parents of athletes at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton  :
*  the first practice for Junior High Cross Country is this morning from 7:30 to 8:30 in Sam Parr State Park at the White Oak Area – all Jasper County boys and girls are invited out
*  the first practice & tryouts for Junior High Baseball has been changed from today to tomorrow morning, from 8:00 to 10:00, at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park – all boys invited
* and another change, the parent’s meeting for all JCJH fall sports has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening, August 1st, at 6:00, in the NCHS Auditorium – that’s a change from tonight’s original date – parents of junior high students who want to participate in baseball, cross country, or softball should attend this meeting – parents will fill out all necessary forms, get practice schedules, game schedules, and pay the $25 per player participation fee – all athletes must have an up-to-date physical in order to begin practice

 

(NEWTON)  call the Newton Community High School office to purchase reserved seats for Newton Eagle football this fall – the general public can purchase reserved football seats at NCHS from 8:00 to 12:00 noon this morning and tomorrow morning – call or stop by the Newton Community High School office


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

 

 

 

July 29, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals picked up a win
* the Redbirds outdueled the Diamondbacks winning, 1-0.
* here’s how the other Midwestern MLB teams did on Friday
* those that won were the Astros, Royals, Rangers, Brewers, Indians, Twins
* those that lost were the Braves, Reds, Tigers, Cubs, White Sox, Pirates
the Cardinals continue a four game weekend series against the Diamondbacks tonight in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  at the Illinois Junior League State Tournament in Rock Falls last night - the Olney All Stars lost a tough winner's bracket semi-final game to Warner Park, 2-1 as both runs scored by Warner Park were unearned, off of two Olney errors - Olney's starting pitcher, Braden Flanagan pitched well allowing no earned runs, three hits, and striking out eleven in five innings of work - catcher Gavin Dorn led Olney at the plate with his fifth double in the last five games, plus singles from Cole Lambird, Jace Greenwood, and Jarrett Fuson - Olney returns to action this afternoon (Saturday) at 3:30 against the Evergreen Park / Rochelle winner in today's first elimination round game at 1:00 - in order repeat as Junior League State Champs, Olney now has to win three games in a row, including two back to back games over Warner Park on Sunday - you can catch today's game on Freedom 92.9 to be followed by Cardinals baseball later tonight

 

 (OLNEY)  the 12 Year Old State Tournament resumed last night
Two games were on the docket:
* Moline defeated Beardstown in extra innings, 10-9 (9 innings)
* Hinsdale defeated River Forest, 8-4
Coming up today and the rest of the tournament:
* Beardstown will play River Forest in an elimination game at 5:30
* Hinsdale will play Moline at 8:00
* Then single games Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
That is the 12 year old state tournament being held right here in Olney at Musgrove Park.

 

(OLNEY)  the 11 Year Old Little League State Tournament starts today up in Streamwood
the Olney All Stars are among seven other teams taking part in the double elimination tournament
* Olney will play Tri-Cities today at 11:00
* Hinsdale will play River Forest also at 11:00 today
* Streator taking on LaGrange Park at 2:00
* Homer Park takes on Pike County also at 2:00 today
Best of luck to the Olney 11 Year Old All Stars

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition – the Olney Tigersharks are back in the water today
the Illinana Conference Swim Meet is this morning down at Harrisburg with a 9:00 start
* the best of luck to the Olney Tigersharks among the other eight teams from Illinois and Indiana
* the top swimmers will then be invited to the Southern Illinois All Star Swim Meet on August 5th
by the way, the Tigersharks want to “thank” everyone that helped out with their fundraiser Tuesday night

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon on Saturday, August 5th, and the registration now open – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – all proceeds help with the local Richland County Recreation Council programs and sponsorships – registration for the 2017 Triathlon is now available online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon  – sign up today

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will be hosting an athletic meeting for parents, coaches and student athletes who plan to participate in high school athletics during the 2017-2018 school year.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00pm in the Richland County High School Sliva Auditorium.  Fall Sports coaches will also be conducting meetings for their respective sports.  All students who plan to participate in athletics during the upcoming school year should attend the meetings next week.

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a note to all parents of athletes at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton  :
*  the first practice for Junior High Cross Country is next Monday morning, July 31st, from 7:30 to 8:30 in Sam Parr State Park at the White Oak Area – all Jasper County boys and girls are invited out
*  the first practice & tryouts for Junior High Baseball has been changed from next Monday now to next Tuesday, August 1st, from 8:00 to 10:00, at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park – all boys invited
* (a change)  the parent’s meeting for all JCJH fall sports has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, August 1st, at 6:00, in the NCHS Auditorium – that’s a change from next Monday night – parents of junior high students who want to participate in baseball, cross country, or softball should attend this meeting – parents will fill out all necessary forms, get practice schedules, game schedules, and pay the $25 per player participation fee – all athletes must have an up-to-date physical in order to begin practice

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th Annual MS “Join the Movement” event is today at the Richland County Middle School in Olney – the activities begin with the 25 mile Bike Ride at 7:30 that morning, then the 5K MS Challenge Run at 7:35, the 5K Walk at 7:40, and the MS Walk which is Handicap Accessible starts at 7:45 – while the registration fees are waived for all Richland County youth 18 and under by the Carrie Winter Trust, the registration will be available one hour before each event – printable forms are available online at  www.olneyms.org  or on the “Join the Movement” Facebook page

 

(NEWTON)  call the Newton Community High School office to purchase reserved seats for Newton Eagle football this fall – the general public can purchase reserved football seats at NCHS from 8:00 to 12:00 noon next Monday & Tuesday mornings, on July 31st & August 1st – call or stop by the NCHS office
 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :   it’s Junior League Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a game time at 3:30  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with start time at 6:15 and may be joined in progress following Junior League Baseball  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

July 28, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals dropped a tough game last night
* the Redbirds were blanked by the visiting Diamondbacks, 4-0.
* here’s how the other Midwestern MLB teams did on Thursday
* those that won were the Indians, Cubs
* those that lost were the Brewers, Reds
* All the other Midwestern teams were idle on a shortened slate of games yesterday in the Majors
the Cardinals continue a four game weekend series against the Diamondbacks tonight in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY) We had no results reported to us from the Junior League State Tournament that continued last night up in Rock Falls.  There are, however, two games on tap for today including the next game for the Olney All Stars.  Olney returns to play later tonight for a game scheduled to start at 8:00.

 

 (OLNEY)  the 12 Year Old State Tournament got underway last night with opening ceremonies and almost a full game completed.  The tournament will return to action today with two games on tap.
*  at 5:00 today the game between Beardstown and Moline will resume play in the 7th inning tied at 7 apiece
*  30 minutes following the conclusion of that game, Hinsdale plays River Forest.
*  Then it is two games Saturday, and single games Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
That is the 12 year old state tournament being held right here in Olney at Musgrove Park.

 

(OLNEY)  the 11 Year Old Little League State Tournament starts this weekend up in Streamwood
the Olney All Stars are among seven other teams taking part in the double elimination tournament
* it all begins on Saturday and continues into the thru the first part of next week

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition – the Olney Tigersharks are back in the water Saturday
the Illinana Conference Swim Meet is this Saturday morning down at Harrisburg with a 9:00 start
* the best of luck to the Olney Tigersharks among the other eight teams from Illinois and Indiana
* the top swimmers will then be invited to the Southern Illinois All Star Swim Meet on August 5th
by the way, the Tigersharks want to “thank” everyone that helped out with their fundraiser Tuesday night

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon on Saturday, August 5th, and the registration now open – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – all proceeds help with the local Richland County Recreation Council programs and sponsorships – registration for the 2017 Triathlon is now available online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon  – sign up today

 

(OLNEY)  Richland County High School will be hosting an athletic meeting for parents, coaches and student athletes who plan to participate in high school athletics during the 2017-2018 school year.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00pm in the Richland County High School Sliva Auditorium.  Fall Sports coaches will also be conducting meetings for their respective sports.  All students who plan to participate in athletics during the upcoming school year should attend the meetings next week.

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a note to all parents of athletes at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton  :
*  the first practice for Junior High Cross Country is next Monday morning, July 31st, from 7:30 to 8:30 in Sam Parr State Park at the White Oak Area – all Jasper County boys and girls are invited out
*  the first practice & tryouts for Junior High Baseball has been changed from next Monday now to next Tuesday, August 1st, from 8:00 to 10:00, at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park – all boys invited
* (a change)  the parent’s meeting for all JCJH fall sports has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, August 1st, at 6:00, in the NCHS Auditorium – that’s a change from next Monday night – parents of junior high students who want to participate in baseball, cross country, or softball should attend this meeting – parents will fill out all necessary forms, get practice schedules, game schedules, and pay the $25 per player participation fee – all athletes must have an up-to-date physical in order to begin practice

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th Annual MS “Join the Movement” event is this coming Saturday, July 29th, at the Richland County Middle School in Olney – the activities begin with the 25 mile Bike Ride at 7:30 that morning, then the 5K MS Challenge Run at 7:35, the 5K Walk at 7:40, and the MS Walk which is Handicap Accessible starts at 7:45 – while the registration fees are waived for all Richland County youth 18 and under by the Carrie Winter Trust, the registration will be available one hour before each event – printable forms are available online at  www.olneyms.org  or on the “Join the Movement” Facebook page

 

(NEWTON)  call the Newton Community High School office to purchase reserved seats for Newton Eagle football this fall – the general public can purchase reserved football seats at NCHS from 8:00 to 12:00 noon next Monday & Tuesday mornings, on July 31st & August 1st – call or stop by the NCHS office
 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :   it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on CBS Sports Radio with the dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch at around 7:15  :  it’s Junior League Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a game time at 8:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN