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June 5, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals let a series slip away with the Cubs
* The Redbirds had leads in both games and let the Cubs back in, losing Saturday 5-3 and Sunday 7-6
The Cardinals travel to Cincinnati for a four game series on the road against the Reds

 

(OLNEY) in High School Baseball post season play resumes today
Class 1A and Class 2A State Finals wrapped up Saturday
* Class 1A 3rd Place Game : Goreville over Somonauk, 10-3
* Class 1A Championship Game : Peoria Heights over Valmeyer, 6-2
* Class 2A 3rd Place Game : Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) over Orion, 9-0
* Class 2A Championship Game : Teutopolis over St. Joseph Ogden, 10-2
Class 3A and Class 4A Super Sectionals will be played today.
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Champaign Central over Chatham Glenwood, 9-7
* Class 3A @ Salem : Mascoutah over Bethalto Civic Memorial, 5-4
* Class 4A @ Bloomington : Edwardsville over Normal Community West, 7-0
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional winners will advance to Super-Sectional Play on Today

 

(OLNEY) in High School Softball, post season play resumes today
Class 1A and Class 2A State Finals wrapped up Saturday
* Class 1A 3rd Place Game : Princeville over Heyworth, 6-3
* Class 1A Championship Game : Goreville over Hardin Calhoun, 2-0 in 9 innings
* Class 2A 3rd Place Game : Morrison over Pinckneyville, 7-2
* Class 2A Championship Game : Beecher over St. Joseph Ogden, 2-1
Class 3A and Class 4A Super Sectionals will be played today.
* Class 3A @ Columbia : Herrin over Columbia, 4-0
* Class 3A @ Chatham Glenwood : Rochester over Chatham Glenwood, 6-0
* Class 4A @ Normal : Belleville East over Normal Community West, 9-0
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional winners will advance to Super-Sectional Play on Today

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON) in High School Baseball news, the Little Illini Conference All-Conference Teams were announced.  28 young men were selected to either the first or second team, with nine honorable mention players selected.
Those First Team selections include:
* Paris: Bo Minor, Austin Littleton, Brady Sutton, TJ Potter, Zach Wandrey
* Olney: Trey Puckett, Mason Kocher, Landon Pride
* Newton: Mitch Bierman, Nate Meinhart, Mitch Jansen, John Grunloh
* Flora: Trevor Nicholson, Jeffery Gaither
* Lawrenceville: Bryce Winningham, Clay Goodwin
* Marshall: Reid Brown
* Robinson: Brayden Burtch, Kade Lassen
The Second Team Selections include:
* Casey-Westfield: Alex Rodriguez
* Marshall: Gabe Spires
* Flora: Jordan Winka, Landon Carder
* Red Hill: Garett James
* Olney: Dylan Hires, Jacob Greifzu
* Newton: Luke Geier
* Paris: Raven Thompson
Honorable Mention includes:
* Olney: Lucas Harmon
* Marshall: Skyler McMannus
* Flora: Ryan Anderson
* Lawrenceville: Chase Shick
* Casey-Westfield: Ashton Rodgers
* Newton: Ben Britton
* Red Hill: Landen Ray
* Robinson: Cole Waggoner
* Paris: Auston O’Neal
Congratulations to one and all on being names All-Conference in the Little Illini Conference for the 2017 season.

                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  The Olney Tiger 5K Run and Walk will be held on June 17th at 8:00 at the Veteran’s Hall at Richland County High School.  Cost for the 5K is $20 if you pre-register or $25 if after June 5th.  Price for the one mile fun run is $7 for early registration and $10 after June 5th.  All proceeds will benefit the Richland County High School cross country program.  For more information call Denyse at 618-838-6353 or Louie at 618-320-9286

 

(OLNEY)  Sign ups for the 2017 City of Olney summer recreation program are now being accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 until 4:00 at Olney City Hall.  Registrations are being accepted for both sessions.  The program offers severl different leves of swimming classes and parent/tot swimming.  The cost per session is $30 for City of Olney youth and $55 for non resident youth.  Classes held for less than 3 days are $15 and $27.50 for City of Olney youth and nonresident youth respectively.  *Also can find registration forms on the city website at http://www.ci.olney.il.us/new_visitors/parks/musgrove_aquatic_center.php

 

(OLNEY)  The Richland Country Club Junior Golf Program for the Summer of 2017 will be starting next Thursday, June 7th and take place over the next 5 Thursdays after that.  The Junior Golf Program is for grades 3 through 9 entering the 2017-2018 school year. Players will receive instruction from RCHS Golf Coach Curt Nealis and member of the RCHS Golf team in basic swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, rules and etiquette. Cost at $50 per player and registration will begin at 7:30 on June 7th, registration is due on the first day.  Players should supply their own clubs and balls, proper attire is required, no gym shorts or tank tops. That is from 8:00 until 10:00 on six consecutive Thursdays  starting June 7th.  Contact Curt Nealis at 839-5726 or 392-2191 extension 223 or the Richland Country Club at 395-1661 for more information

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a dugout show at 5:15 and first pitch at 6:00  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – also around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

June 2, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals powered by the Dodgers
* The Redbirds outdueled the Dodgers behind an Adam Wainwright home run, 2-0
The Cardinals now have a three game series set against the rival Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

 

(OLNEY) in High School Baseball post season play resumes today
Class 1A and Class 2A State Semifinals will get underway today:
* Class 1A : Goreville vs. Peoria Heights starting at 10:00
* Class 1A : Valmeyer vs. Somonauk starting at 12:00 noon
* Class 2A : St. Joseph Ogden vs. Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) starting at 3:00
* Class 2A : Orion vs. Teutopolis starting at 5:00
The State Semifinal games will be played at Dozer Park in Peoria
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional Finals will get underway tomorrow
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Chatham Glenwood vs. Champaign Central
* Class 3A @ Salem : Bethalto Civic Memorial vs. Mascoutah
* Class 4A @ Bloomington : Edwardsville vs. Normal Community West
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional winners will advance to Super-Sectional Play on Monday

 

(OLNEY) in High School Softball, post season play resumes today
Class 1A and Class 2A State Semifinals will get underway today:
* Class 1A : Hardin Calhoun vs. Princeville starting at 10:00
* Class 1A : Heyworth vs. Goreville starting at 12:00 noon
* Class 2A : Pinckneyville vs. St. Joseph Ogden starting at 3:00
* Class 2A : Beecher vs. Morrison starting at 5:00
The State Semifinal games will be played at East Side Centre in East Peoria
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional Finals will get underway tomorrow
* Class 3A @ Columbia : Columbia vs. Herrin
* Class 3A @ Chatham Glenwood : Chatham Glenwood vs. Rochester
* Class 4A @ Normal : Belleville East vs. Normal Community West
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional winners will advance to Super-Sectional Play on Monday

 

(NEWTON) The IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals have a rescheduled date finally set.  The date is June 23rd and 24th at Carlyle Lake.  The meet initially scheduled for May 19th and 20th but was postponed due to wet weather conditions that caused high water levels.  Schools that qualified for the State Finals were notified of the change of the date of the tournament and will have until June 9th to confirm if they will be participating. Carlyle Lake will be off limits to all competing schools from June 19th through the 21st, but the traditional pre-fish day will be held on June 22nd.

 

                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Sign ups for the 2017 City of Olney summer recreation program are now being accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 until 4:00 at Olney City Hall.  Registrations are being accepted for both sessions.  The program offers severl different leves of swimming classes and parent/tot swimming.  The cost per session is $30 for City of Olney youth and $55 for non resident youth.  Classes held for less than 3 days are $15 and $27.50 for City of Olney youth and nonresident youth respectively.  *Also can find registration forms on the city website at http://www.ci.olney.il.us/new_visitors/parks/musgrove_aquatic_center.php

 

(OLNEY)  The Richland Country Club Junior Golf Program for the Summer of 2017 will be starting next Thursday, June 7th and take place over the next 6 Thursdays after that.  The Junior Golf Program is for grades 3 through 9 entering the 2017-2018 school year. Players will receive instruction from RCHS Golf Coach Curt Nealis and member of the RCHS Golf team in basic swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, rules and etiquette. Cost at $50 per player and registration will begin at 7:30 on June 7th, registration is due on the first day.  Players should supply their own clubs and balls, proper attire is required, no gym shorts or tank tops. That is from 8:00 until 10:00 on six consecutive Thursdays  starting June 7th.  Contact Curt Nealis at 839-5726 or 292-2191 extension 223 or the Richland County Club at 395-1661 for more information

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a dugout show at 12:25 and first pitch at 1:10  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – also around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

June 1, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals got back on the winning ways
* The Redbirds late home run gave them a 2-1 win over the Dodgers
The Cardinals will return to the field for a day game today against Los Angeles

 

(OLNEY) in High School Baseball post season play continued yesterday
Class 3A Sectional play starts and finished up around the state:
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Chatham Glenwood over Effingham, 5-0
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Champaign Central over Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, 8-4
* Class 3A @ Salem : Bethalto Civic Memorial over Mt. Vernon, 4-3 in 9 innings
* Class 3A @ Salem : Mascoutah over Salem, 2-1
Class 1A and Class 2A State Finals start Friday
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional finals will be played this weekend on Saturday

 

(OLNEY) in High School Softball, post season play continued yesterday
Class 3A Sectional play wrapped up yesterday around the state:
* Class 3A @ Columbia : Herrin over Highland, 5-2
Class 1A and Class 2A State Finals start Friday
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional finals will be played this weekend on Saturday

 

(NEWTON) The IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals have a rescheduled date finally set.  The date is June 23rd and 24th at Carlyle Lake.  The meet initially scheduled for May 19th and 20th but was postponed due to wet weather conditions that caused high water levels.  Schools that qualified for the State Finals were notified of the change of the date of the tournament and will have until June 9th to confirm if they will be participating. Carlyle Lake will be off limits to all competing schools from June 19th through the 21st, but the traditional pre-fish day will be held on June 22nd.

 

                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Sign ups for the 2017 City of Olney summer recreation program are now being accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 until 4:00 at Olney City Hall.  Registrations are being accepted for both sessions.  The program offers severl different leves of swimming classes and parent/tot swimming.  The cost per session is $30 for City of Olney youth and $55 for non resident youth.  Classes held for less than 3 days are $15 and $27.50 for City of Olney youth and nonresident youth respectively.  *Also can find registration forms on the city website at http://www.ci.olney.il.us/new_visitors/parks/musgrove_aquatic_center.php

 

(OLNEY)  The Richland Country Club Junior Golf Program for the Summer of 2017 will be starting next Thursday, June 7th and take place over the next 6 Thursdays after that.  The Junior Golf Program is for grades 3 through 9 entering the 2017-2018 school year. Players will receive instruction from RCHS Golf Coach Curt Nealis and member of the RCHS Golf team in basic swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, rules and etiquette. Cost at $50 per player and registration will begin at 7:30 on June 7th, registration is due on the first day.  Players should supply their own clubs and balls, proper attire is required, no gym shorts or tank tops. That is from 8:00 until 10:00 on six consecutive Thursdays  starting June 7th.  Contact Curt Nealis at 839-5726 or 292-2191 extension 223 or the Richland County Club at 395-1661 for more information

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a dugout show at 11:50pm  and first pitch at 12:35  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – also around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

May 31, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals dropped a game to Los Angeles
* The Redbirds dropped a game to the Dodgers, 9-4
The Cardinals will try to salvage a game of the series with Los Angeles

 

(OLNEY) in High School Baseball post season play continues today
Class 3A Sectional play starts and finishes up today around the state:
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Effingham vs. Chatham (Glenwood)
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin vs. Champaign Central
* Class 3A @ Salem : Mt. Vernon vs. Bethalto Civic Memorial
* Class 3A @ Salem : Mascoutah vs. Salme
Class 1A and Class 2A Super-Sectional winners from yesterday advanced to the State Finals starting Friday
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional finals will be played this weekend on Saturday

 

(OLNEY) in High School Softball, post season play continued yesterday
Class 3A Sectional play started yesterday around the state:
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Chatham (Glenwood) over Mt. Zion, 13-3
* Class 3A @ Chatham (Glenwood) : Rochester over Effingham, 5-1
* Class 3A @ Columbia : Columbia over Marion, 11-4
One game on the schedule for today:
* Class 3A @ Columbia : Highland vs. Herrin
Class 1A and Class 2A Super-Sectional winners from yesterday advanced to the State Finals starting Friday
Class 3A and Class 4A Sectional finals will be played this weekend on Saturday

 

(NEWTON) The IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals have a rescheduled date finally set.  The date is June 23rd and 24th at Carlyle Lake.  The meet initially scheduled for May 19th and 20th but was postponed due to wet weather conditions that caused high water levels.  Schools that qualified for the State Finals were notified of the change of the date of the tournament and will have until June 9th to confirm if they will be participating. Carlyle Lake will be off limits to all competing schools from June 19th through the 21st, but the traditional pre-fish day will be held on June 22nd.

 

                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Sign ups for the 2017 City of Olney summer recreation program are now being accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 until 4:00 at Olney City Hall.  Registrations are being accepted for both sessions.  The program offers severl different leves of swimming classes and parent/tot swimming.  The cost per session is $30 for City of Olney youth and $55 for non resident youth.  Classes held for less than 3 days are $15 and $27.50 for City of Olney youth and nonresident youth respectively.  *Also can find registration forms on the city website at http://www.ci.olney.il.us/new_visitors/parks/musgrove_aquatic_center.php

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a dugout show at 6:20pm  and first pitch at 7:15  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – also around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

May 30, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals dropped a game to Los Angeles
* The Redbirds dropped the first game of the series to the Dodgers, 5-1
The Cardinals will return home for game two of a three game series with Los Angeles

 

(OLNEY) in High School Baseball post season play continued yesterday
Class 1A and Class 2A Super Sectionals were played yesterday:
* Class 1A @ Carbondale : Goreville over Effingham St. Anthony, 5-4
* Class 1A @ Bloomingtion : Peoria Heights over Fithian (Oakwood), 7-3
* Class 1A @ Lisle : Somonauk over Freeport Aquin, 6-2
* Class 1A @ Springfield : Valmeyer vs. Abingdon-Avon – Will be played today
* Class 2A @ Springfield : St. Joseph Ogden over Quincy Notre Dame, 11-4
* Class 2A @ Lisle : Palos Heights over Elmhurst, 7-0
* Class 2A @ Rock Island : Orion over Warren, 4-3
* Class 2A @ Sauget : Teutopolis over Nashville, 4-3
Class 1A and 2A State Finals will be played this Friday and Saturday
Class 3A and 4A Sectionals will be played this week.

 

(OLNEY) in High School Softball, post season play continued yesterday
Class 1A and Class 2A Super Sectionals were played yesterday:
* Class 1A @ Springfield: Hardin Calhoun over Stewardson-Strasburg, 6-2
* Class 1A @ Sterling : Princeville over Dakota, 16-6
* Class 1A @ Bloomington : Heyworth over Ottawa Marquette, 7-2
* Class 1A @ Johnston City : Goreville over Marissa, 13-0
* Class 2A @ Johnston City : Pinckneyville over Casey-Westfield, 4-1
* Class 2A @ Athens : St. Joseph Ogden over Buffalo (Tri-City), 9-5
* Class 2A @ Rosemont : Beecher over Elmhurst, 10-4
* Class 2A @ East Peoria : Morrison over Taylor Ridge-Rockridge, 9-6
Class 1A and 2A State Finals will be played this Friday and Saturday
Class 3A and 4A Sectionals will be played this week.

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Sign ups for the 2017 City of Olney summer recreation program are now being accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 until 4:00 at Olney City Hall.  Registrations are being accepted for both sessions.  The program offers severl different leves of swimming classes and parent/tot swimming.  The cost per session is $30 for City of Olney youth and $55 for non resident youth.  Classes held for less than 3 days are $15 and $27.50 for City of Olney youth and nonresident youth respectively.  *Also can find registration forms on the city website at http://www.ci.olney.il.us/new_visitors/parks/musgrove_aquatic_center.php

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball on Freedom 92.9 with a dugout show at 5:10pm  and first pitch at 6:05  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – also around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com