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April 1, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – the Lady Knights drop a GRAC twin-bill on the road
* Olney Central College lost game one to the host Lady Warriors, 3-1
* then the Lady Knights lost game two at Rend Lake, 11-3
now at 18&8 on the year, the Lady Knights are now 7&7 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the Lady Knights are back in action today with a non-GRAC doubleheader at Parkland College

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney wins on the road
the Tigers beat Fairfield, 24-5 in five innings as Olney outhit the host Mules, 19 to 7
* Pierce Jones was the winning pitcher while striking out five
* Olney’s top hitter was Reid Kocher with a single, double, home run, and 5 RBI
* Olney’s Gage Miller had 4 hits and 2 RBI, plus Connor Adams had 3 hits and 3 RBI
now at 2&3 on the year, the Tigers will host Newton today at Millspaugh Field starting at 4:15

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton won on the road
the Lady Eagles slipped by Effingham St. Anthony, 8-7 as each team had 7 hits apiece
* Katelyn Hardiek was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 earned runs on 2 hits and striking out 6
* Newton's top hitter was Kristen Hardiek with 3 hits, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored
* Kaitlyn Cohorst had 1 hit and 2 RBI
now at 4&1 on the year, the Lady Eagles are on the road to Mattoon this afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a tough one on the road
the Lady Tigers lost to Fairfield, 4-1 as the Lady Mules outhit Olney, 6 to 3
* Dani Hawkins had Olney’s only extra base hit with a double and Olney's only run scored
now at 3&4, the Lady Tigers are scheduled to host Newton tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Newton lost to Casey-Westfield, 6-1
* Newton’s lone winner was Kyle Vahling in the #2 singles match
* the other Eagle’s singles players were Chris Pitcher, Zach Huschle, and Ethan Carter
* Newton’s #1 doubles pair is Chase Goss and Holden Kerner
* Newton’s #2 doubles pair is Faron Bartens and Cody Dhom
* Newton’s #3 doubles pair is Isaac Ludington and BoDee Steber
the Newton Eagles are back on the tennis courts tomorrow at Paris

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer yesterday – Olney dropped one on the road
the Lady Tigers lost to Charleston, 4-1 as Olney was outshot 23 to 9
now at 1&2 on the year, the Lady Tigers are back in action next Tuesday when they travel to Harrisburg

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area scores from yesterday in High School Baseball & Softball
BASEBALL
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Flora, 10-0
* Marshall beat Tri-County, 13-3
* North Clay beat Dieterich, 4-1
* Teutopolis beat Cumberland, 11-1
* Casey-Westfield beat Martinsville, 11-0
* Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg beat Arcola, 7-2
* Cisne beat Wayne City, 12-2
SOFTBALL
* Flora beat Clay City, 14-1
* Robinson beat Marshall, 13-1
* Teutopolis beat Mt. Zion, 11-9
* Oblong beat Red Hill, 9-3
* Wayne City beat Cisne, 11-1
* Odin / Sandoval beat Beecher City, 10-0
* Cumberland beat Altamont, 13-3

 

                              
                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 17th Annual Lake Sara Dam Run is this coming Saturday morning at 10:00, a fundraiser thru the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois – for more information or details, check out the Special Olympics website available online around the clock – all in the area is encouraged to turn out & support the event – all proceeds will support the area athletes of Special Olympics Illinois

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its Bunny Hop 5K event this coming Saturday morning, starting at 9:00, at the Musgrove Aquatic Center – it’s all for fun with no t-shirts, no timers, and no trophies, plus only a $5 or donation entry fee – all are invited to come out this Saturday to either walk, hop, or run for the fun of it and for a healthier you – that’s at 9:00 Saturday morning in Musgrove Park

 

(NEWTON)  Lincoln Trail College near Robinson will host its third annual Illinois versus Indiana Spring Classic All-Star Basketball Games this Friday night – senior basketball players from area high schools in both Illinois and Indiana have been invited to take part with the girls game to start at 6:00, followed by the boys game at 7:30 – all are invited out to have a good time with the All-Stars this Friday night at LTC

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s high school sports calendar  :  in baseball – Newton at Olney has been move up to today instead of tomorrow to avoid the expected rain on Thursday  :  in softball – Newton at Mattoon

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger / Newton Eagle baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:15 – plus it will be online at www.wvlnam.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – Olney Central College split a GRAC twin-bill
the OCC Lady Knights split two games at Southwestern Illinois out in Belleville
* the host Lady Blue Storm won the first game, 3-2 in eight innings
* the visiting Lady Knights won the second game, 8-0 in five innings
now at 18&6 overall, the Lady Knights are now 7&5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the OCC Lady Knights are back in action today down at Rend Lake College, near Ina

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – the Olney Tigers win their season opener
the Tigers shutout the visiting Trojans from Charleston, 9-0
Olney won all six of the singles matches
* Derek Walker won the #1 singles match in two games
* Sterling Hostetter won the #2 singles match in two games
* Austin Urfer won the #3 singles match in two games
* Connor Walker won the #4 singles match in two games
* Cameron Pearcy won the #5 singles match in two games
* Brock VanBlaricum won the #6 singles match in three games
the Tigers won all three of the doubles matches in two games each
* Connor Walker and Brock VanBlaricum won the #1 doubles match
* Tanner Hindrickson and Kye Stallard won the #2 doubles match
* Marshall King and Carson Scherer won the #3 doubles match
Olney won 12 of the 13 junior varsity matches – all 8 singles and 4 of the 5 doubles
the 1&0 Tigers are back in action a week from today against Newton in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton won on the road
the Eagles won on the road at Oblong, 10-1 as Newton outhit the Panthers, 15 to 3
* Mitch Jansen was the winning pitcher with a complete game
* Newton’s top hitter was Nick Reis with a home run, double, and 3 RBI
* Brock Mammoser had 2 hits and 3 RBI, while Mitch Bierman had 3 hits
at 2&1, the Eagles are scheduled to play Thursday at Olney, a game that may be moved to tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney dropped a game at home
the Tigers lost to visiting Mattoon, 6-4 as the Green Wave outhit Olney, 8 to 6
* Olney’s top hitter was Reid Kocher with 1 hit, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored
by the way, it was the 600th win for the Green Wave’s Coach Mark Jackley in his 26th year at Mattoon
now at 1&3, the Tigers are scheduled to play at Fairfield this afternoon

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton won on the road
the Lady Eagles beat Oblong, 7-5 as Newton outhit the Lady Panthers, 15 to 10
* the winning pitcher was Kristen Hardiek allowing 7 hits and striking out 8
* Newton’s top hitters were Maddie Stanley with 2 hits & 2 RBI and Abby Frohning with 2 hits & 1 RBI
the 3&1 Lady Eagles are back in action this afternoon at Effingham St. Anthony

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a tough game at home
the Lady Tigers lost to visiting Teutopolis, 11-2 as the Lady Shoes outhit Olney, 12 to 4
* Olney’s top hitter was Sarah Hill with 2 hits and 2 RBI
* Aaliyah Wease and Larissa Michels each had a hit apiece
the 3&3 Lady Tigers are back in action this afternoon at Fairfield

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some other area High School Baseball and Softball scores from yesterday
BASEBALL
* Flora beat Wayne City, 13-0 in five innings
* Edwards County beat Fairfield, 3-1
* Teutopolis beat Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg, 2-0
* Charleston beat Dieterich, 4-2
* Cumberland beat Robinson, 7-6
* North Clay beat Cisne, 11-1
SOFTBALL
* Flora beat Wayne City, 4-2
* Marshall beat Tri-County, 13-3
* Paris beat Neoga, 17-7
* Casey-Westfield beat South Vigo, Indiana, 7-2
* Cumberland beat Effingham St. Anthony, 13-0
* Odin / Sandoval beat Dieterich, 9-1
* Shelbyville beat Beecher City, 14-3
* Sullivan beat Altamont, 11-1

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer – Olney lost a tough one on the road Saturday
the Lady Tigers lost to Breese Mater Dei, 8-1 at the Kaskaskia Shootout
* Megan Heindselman scored Olney’s lone goal, assisted by Carli Henry
the 1&1 Lady Tigers are back in action this afternoon at Charleston

 

                              
                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 17th Annual Lake Sara Dam Run is this coming Saturday morning at 10:00, a fundraiser thru the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois – for more information or details, check out the Special Olympics website available online around the clock – all in the area is encouraged to turn out & support the event – all proceeds will support the area athletes of Special Olympics Illinois

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its Bunny Hop 5K event this coming Saturday morning, starting at 9:00, at the Musgrove Aquatic Center – it’s all for fun with no t-shirts, no timers, and no trophies, plus only a $5 or donation entry fee – all are invited to come out this Saturday to either walk, hop, or run for the fun of it and for a healthier you – that’s at 9:00 Saturday morning in Musgrove Park

 

(NEWTON)  Lincoln Trail College near Robinson will host its third annual Illinois versus Indiana Spring Classic All-Star Basketball Games this Friday night – senior basketball players from area high schools in both Illinois and Indiana have been invited to take part with the girls game to start at 6:00, followed by the boys game at 7:30 – all are invited out to have a good time with the All-Stars this Friday night at LTC

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s high school sports calendar  :  in softball – Olney at Fairfield and Newton at Effingham St. Anthony  :  in baseball – Olney at Fairfield  :  in girls soccer – Olney at Charleston

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball 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, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

March 30, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball over the weekend
the Olney Central College Blue Knights dropped two of three games in Region 24 action
* the Blue Knights won a single game Saturday afternoon at home by beating Shawnee, 3-0
* but the Blue Knights lost two yesterday down south, at Shawnee, near Ullin, 9-1 and 6-5
now at 12&8 on the year, the Blue Knights remain 3&5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
the OCC Blue Knights are back in GRAC action tomorrow when they host Wabash Valley

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball
the OCC Lady Knights were postponed with two games Saturday, rescheduled for this afternoon
the Lady Knights are to play the GRAC twin-bill at Southwestern Illinois today, over at Belleville

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys & Girls High School Track – the Illinois Top Times Meet was held this past weekend
most commonly referred to as the unofficial “indoor state track meet” it was held up in Bloomington
several Newton Eagles and Lady Eagles competed in the various events in Class 1A
* on the girls side : McKendra Barthelme finished 2nd in the 60 meter hurdles and 2nd in the long jump
* on the boys side  :  Joe Stone finished 2nd in the 800 meter run
* there were other boys & girls who did well in their heat events, but no other top five finishers for Newton
the Lady Eagles are at home with Robinson, Marshall, Altamont, and Neoga this Thursday at NCHS
the Eagles are at Robinson on Thursday to also battle Marshall, Altamont, and Neoga

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Track – the Illinois Top Times Meet was held this past weekend
most commonly referred to as the unofficial “indoor state track meet” it was held up in Bloomington
Olney’s Gus Lathrop was one of 16 statewide athletes invited to take part in the 200 meter dash in Class 2A
* Gus finished 6th overall in the 200 meter dash
* Gus was also one of 24 athletes invited to the 60 meter dash, although he did not qualify for the finals
both Olney boys & girls track will be on the road for a pair of quad meets at Effingham this afternoon

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer from over the weekend
the Olney Lady Tigers competed Saturday at the Kaskaskia Shootout, both the varsity and junior varsity
those results are not available at this time, we hope to have them for you in our sports report tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA State Volleyball Tournaments were this past Saturday
the Class S Tournament involved 16 teams at Herrin High School
* Trinity Lutheran of Stewardson won the state championship by winning four straight matches
* involving an area team - Cisne won its first match, but was eliminated in quarter-final action
* both New Hope and Selmaville were both eliminated in first round action
the Class M Tournament involved 8 teams at Nashville High School
* Unity Point won the state championship by winning three straight matches
* Norris City-Omaha-Enfield won its first match but was eliminated in a semi-final match
* both Fairfield and Christopher were eliminated in their quarter-final matches
the Class L Tournament involved 8 teams at Pinckneyville High School
* Harrisburg won the state championship by winning three straight matches
* Carmi won its first match, but then lost in its semi-final match
* both Flora and Mt. Vernon were eliminated in their quarter-final matches

 

                              
                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its Bunny Hop 5K event this coming Saturday morning, starting at 9:00, at the Musgrove Aquatic Center – it’s all for fun with no t-shirts, no timers, and no trophies, plus only a $5 or donation entry fee – all are invited to come out this Saturday to either walk, hop, or run for the fun of it and for a healthier you – that’s at 9:00 Saturday morning in Musgrove Park

 

(NEWTON)  on today’s high school sports schedule  :  in baseball – Newton at Oblong and Mattoon at Olney  :  in softball -  Newton at Oblong and Teutopolis at Olney  :  in boys & girls track – Olney at Effingham, along with Cumberland & Altamont  :  in boys tennis – Charleston at Olney (the Tigers have their season and home opener today)

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game time from Oblong at 4:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, most of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

March 28, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  again, most all area sporting events were cancelled yesterday due to wet field conditions

 

(OLNEY)  among the cancellations today is the Olney JV Softball Tournament
there’s also a few other high school baseball and softball games cancelled today in the area as well

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball and Softball – some rescheduled games are on the docket
the OCC Blue Knights are scheduled for GRAC action this weekend against Shawnee Community College
* game one of the three game series is scheduled for today on Conley Field here in Olney at 1:00
* the final two games will be a doubleheader at Shawnee CC down near Ullin tomorrow afternoon
meanwhile, the OCC Lady Knights have had their GRAC twin-bill today at Southwestern Illinois cancelled

 

(OLNEY)  in downstate SIJHSAA Junior High Volleyball – the three state tournaments are today
the eight team Class L Tournament will be held at the Pinckneyville High School
* some of the teams are Flora, Carmi, Highland, Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, and Waterloo
the eight team Class M Tournament will be held at the Nashville High School
* some of the teams are Fairfield, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield, Breese, and Christopher
the sixteen team Class S Tournament will be held at the Herrin High School
* some of the teams are Cisne, New Hope, Stewardson, Selmaville, and Breese

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a used baseball and softball equipment sale will be held today with all money raised to help Richland  County youngsters play ball – so dig out those used items and drop them off at the Musgrove Park pavilion this morning from 9:00 to 10:00 – this includes all cleats, socks, pants, sliding shorts & pads, helmets, bats, bags, & gloves – the sale is today from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Musgrove Park pavilion

 

(NEWTON)  remember to check our websites for a list of any sports-related cancellations – click on the snowflake in the top right hand corner of your screen and scroll down for the cancellations that we’ve been made aware of by those in charge – that’s at www.1035theeagle.com or www.freedom929.com

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals preseason baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with pregame at 11:45 and first pitch at 11:55  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the weekend, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online 24/7 at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

March 27, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer yesterday – it was one of only a few area sporting events played
the Olney Lady Tigers won their home and season opener by beating Mattoon, 2-1 in varsity action
* Olney’s goals were scored by Jordan Laughlin and Erica Mortenson
* the Lady Tigers’ only assist came from Courtney Kman
* Olney had excellent defensive play in the match from Kylar Craig and Hali Hahn
Mattoon won the junior varsity match over Olney
* Olney’s goalie Tori Sturm played very well despite the loss
the Soccer Lady Tigers are back in action tomorrow at the Kaskaskia Shootout over near Centralia

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball – there was only area game played in Lawrence County
it was Lawrenceville beating Red Hill, 13-1 as the Lady Indians outhit their neighbors, 10 to 3

 

(OLNEY)  all other area scheduled sports events were cancelled due to wet field conditions
both the Olney Central College Blue Knights and Lady Knights were washed out
all other Newton and Olney teams were cancelled as well due to the wet field conditions

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track from earlier this week – Newton won a triangular meet on the road
the Lady Eagles beat Lawrenceville and Red Hill in Bridgeport this past Monday, 94 to 30 to 30
Newton won twelve of the seventeen events, eight of which were won individually
* Lexie Davidson won both the 1600 meter run, the 800 meter run, and the long jump
* Hannah Litzelman won the 200 meter dash
* Alex Haarman won the 100 meter dash
* Emma Weber won the 300 meter intermediate hurdles
* McKendra Barthelme won the 100 meter high hurdles
* Taylor Johnson won the triple jump
Newton won all four relays, however relay members for each race were not provided
the Lady Eagle Tracksters will host three other teams next Thursday at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys and Girls High School Basketball this weekend
the Annual Lion’s Club All Star Games are tonight down at Rend Lake College near Ina
the Girls All Star Game will start at 6:00 this evening
* the Girls Gold Team will be coached by Harrisburg’s Jake Stewart
* the Girls Purple Team will be coached by Herrin’s Bill Green
   * players from Wayne City, Hamilton County, Centralia, Marion, Benton, & Pinckneyville
   * others from Murphysboro, Nashville, Zeigler-Royalton, Trico, Sesser-Valier, and Herrin
the Boys All Star Game will start at 8:00 tonight
* the Boys Gold Team will be coached by Murphysboro’s Daryl Murphy
* the Boys Purple Team will be coached by Pinckneyville’s Bob Waggoner
   * players from Carmi, Harrisburg, Cairo, West Frankfort, and Centralia
   * others from Mt. Vernon, Hamilton County, Murphysboro, and Waltonville
a Boys and Girls Three Point Shootout will also be held at the halftime of each game as well
a Slam Dunk Contest will be held prior to the boys game
souvenir t-shirts and programs will be on sale – admission is at $5 per person

 

(OLNEY)  in downstate SIJHSAA Junior High Volleyball – the three state tournaments are tomorrow
the eight team Class L Tournament will be held at the Pinckneyville High School
* some of the teams are Flora, Carmi, Highland, Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, and Waterloo
the eight team Class M Tournament will be held at the Nashville High School
* some of the teams are Fairfield, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield, Breese, and Christopher
the sixteen team Class S Tournament will be held at the Herrin High School
* some of the teams are Cisne, New Hope, Stewardson, Selmaville, and Breese

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  continuing all this week, the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, along with Britton’s Bullpen & Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, all to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, that’s today and tomorrow – stay dry and warm indoors, all at Top Spin Larry’s, the indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, on Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  a used baseball and softball equipment sale will be held tomorrow with all money raised to help Olney and Richland  County youngsters play ball – the funds raised will be split between the youth baseball and softball leagues in Olney – so dig out those used items and drop them off at the Musgrove Park pavilion tomorrow morning from 9:00 to 10:00 – this includes all cleats, socks, pants, sliding shorts & pads, helmets, bats, bags, & gloves – the sale is this Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Musgrove Park pavilion

 

(OLNEY)  also, if anyone has information concerning the recent vandalism that occurred late last Friday night or early last Saturday morning at Millspaugh Field at East Richland High School, they are urged to contact the Olney Police Department with that information – everything will remain anonymous

 

(NEWTON)  on today’s high school sports calendar  :  in boys track – Newton at the Bloomington Indoor State Meet  :  in baseball – Flora at Olney, depending on the field conditions at Bill Millspaugh Field

 

(NEWTON)  remember to check our websites for a list of any sports-related cancellations – click on the snowflake in the top right hand corner of your screen and scroll down for the cancellations that we’ve been made aware of by those in charge – that’s at www.1035theeagle.com or www.freedom929.com

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30 this afternoon  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at www.wvlnam.com