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August 18, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Friday  :  the Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh, 2-1 :  the Reds beat the Cubs  :  the White Sox lost
* Saturday  :  Cardinals host the Pirates  :  Reds host the Cubs  :  White Sox are in Kansas City


 
(OLNEY)  a big “thank you” to those that turned out to last night’s “Meet the Tigers” night at the ERHS Athletic Field in Olney – with the opening performance by the Tiger Battallion, the various coaches, athletes, cheerleaders, and others involved were introduced to those in attendance, plus funds were raised for the various sporting activities  :  while the Tiger Golfers begin their season next Monday, the Olney girl tennis and volleyball teams will kickoff their schedules next Thursday – both the Olney Tiger Football and Soccer teams begin their season next Friday, while the ERHS cross country teams begin a week from today


 
(NEWTON)  also a huge “thanks” to everyone that supported last night’s “Media Night” at Chivesky Field at Newton Community High School – with a performance by the Marching Eagles, all athletes, coaches, and others were introduced, not to mention the concessions and Newton sports items that were sold during the night  :  the boys golf team will kick off its season next Monday, while the Volleyball Lady Eagles begin their season next Tuesday – the Football Eagles open the 2012 season at home next Friday night in non-conference action against Bethalto Civic Memorial – then the following week, the last week of August, the boys & girls cross country and girls tennis teams begin their fall season schedule as well


 
(NEWTON)  member schools of the Illinois High School Association have been notified that they can now enter student athletes in the IHSA’s boys and girls wheelchair cross country division and girls swimming & diving for students with physical disabilities – information regarding entries can be found in the Schools Center in the “Messages” area on the IHSA website – the final deadline to make entries for both events is September 7th, that’s coming up three weeks from yesterday – for more details, logon at www.ihsa.org

 

(OLNEY)  Fighting Illini Athletics is encouraging fans to Paint the State Orange this fall as part of the “ILLINOIS. Our State. Our Team.” Campaign – Illini fans can show their spirit in two ways  :  by helping color their area orange on the “fan map”  :  or by submitting a photo of themselves in Illini gear  :  Illinois fans can declare their home county as Illini territory by filling out the form on the Paint the State Orange website, at www.fightingillini.com/ot/paint-the-state-orange.html – as a reward, the county with the most submissions per capita will earn a visit from Coach Tim Beckman next spring – out-of-state fans are urged to participate for their home county & the “fan map” will be updated daily – those fans submitting photos showing their Illini spirit could be named as a “Fan of the Game” to be selected from the submissions on the Monday of each home football game week – the winner gets two tickets to that weekend’s game – to enter, email photos, with name, hometown, and county or state, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – for more details about this campaign at the University of Illinois, check the Illini website online, at www.fightingillini.com

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to dirt track racing tonight at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora – the mighty Auto Cross Cars return to the infield to do battle on the specially prepared track with hills and turns – plus it’s the regular lineup of non-wing sprints, modifieds, crates, street stocks, pure stocks, and hornet classes – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – the grandstand admission is $7 for adults, $5 for those age 16 and under – plenty of concessions and more, all at the Clay County Speedway later tonight

 

                                       
                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 

(OLNEY)  the final signup for K-6 grade soccer, played at Olney Central College, is this morning from 10:00 to 12 noon, at OCC – it’s the last chance to signup area children the Fall Soccer League in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s back to Cardinals baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 2:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all weekend long, on Fox Sports Radio 740

 

 

August 17, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Thursday  :  the Cardinals lost to Arizona, 2-1  :  the White Sox won  :  the Reds lost  :  Cubs were idle
* Friday  :  Cardinals host Pirates  :  Cubs are at Cincinnati  :  White Sox are at Kansas City


 
(NEWTON)  it’s “Media Night” tonight at Newton Community High School as the public is invited out to meet the athletes and band members at Chivesky Field – with football pictures to be taken at 5:00 this evening, the Marching Eagles were perform a pre-game show from 6:00 to 6:15 – then the respective coaches will introduce the various athletes with cheerleaders at 6:15, volleyball at 6:25, tennis at 6:35, golf at 6:40, cross country at 6:45, freshmen football at 6:50, and varsity football at 7:00 – the High School and Athletic Club invites everyone to attend – fundraising concessions and Newton Eagle items will be available for purchase – we’ll see you tonight for “Media Night” at Newton Community High School

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will host its “Meet the Tigers” night at the ERHS Athletic Field this evening, starting at 6:30 – the ERHS Marching Band will kick things off with a short performance followed by recognition of all athletes and coaches involved in the fall sports – the evening will conclude with a scrimmage by the football Tigers – admission to this “Meet the Tiger” night is one dollar or a sports drink per person at the gate – all are invited and concession will be available for purchase as well

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to dirt track racing tomorrow night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora – the mighty Auto Cross Cars return to the infield to do battle on the specially prepared track with hills and turns – plus it’s the regular lineup of non-wing sprints, modifieds, crates, street stocks, pure stocks, and hornet classes – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – the grandstand admission is $7 for adults, $5 for those age 16 and under – plenty of concessions and more at the Clay County Speedway Saturday night

 

                                       
                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 

(OLNEY)  the final signup for K-6 grade soccer played at Olney Central College is tomorrow morning from 10:00 to 12 noon – the last chance to signup area children the Fall Soccer League in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s back to Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:40  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on Fox Sports Radio 740

 

 

August 16, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Wednesday  :  the Cardinals beat Arizona, 5-2  :  the Cubs, White Sox, and Reds all won
* Thursday : Cardinals host D-backs : Cubs host Houston : White Sox at Toronto : Reds in New York


 
(OLNEY)  in college sporting news from the University of Illinois  :
* in volleyball - less than two weeks before the start of the 2012 season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association has ranked Illinois #7 in its preseason poll - the Fighting Illini are coming off a runner-up finish in the NCAA Championship a year ago, finishing last season ranked #2, the highest the program has been ranked at the end of the season
* in football - the Illini had a successful Fan Appreciation Day this past Sunday evening at Memorial Stadium with over 1,000 fans of all ages in attendance - before that, the Illini wrapped up Camp Rantoul with a Sunday morning practice - the Illini will practice in Champaign from now until the season & home opener on September 1st at Memorial Stadium
* in basketball - Illinois will play host to the Chicago Bulls on the night of Friday, October 12th, when they have a preseason matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers - tickets go on sale to the general public next Tuesday, August 21st, and can be purchased online at www.FightingIllini.com - Illini basketball season ticket holders can get tickets starting this week


 
(NOBLE)  in junior high baseball yesterday - Noble lost to Jasper- Geff Coop, 17-9 - the Junior Wildcats top hitter was Landon Pride with a solo home run - Noble returns to action tomorrow at Fairfield, against New Hope

 

(NEWTON) in junior high softball from yesterday, Jasper County defeated Red Hill 15-0.  Jasper County will return to play Saturday with a 10:00 start time for a double header with Louisville

 


                                       
                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  Media Night 2012 is coming up this Friday night at Newton Community High School – it’s a chance for the public and all Newton Eagle supporters to turn out and meet this year’s NCHS athletes – meanwhile, with the fall marching season fast approaching, the Newton Marching Eagles are in need of some volunteers for upcoming events  :  four volunteers are needed to be at the grandstands by 5:30 this Friday evening to man the booth that night  :  ticket takers are needed for the August 31st home game at Chivesky Field, with the needed time at 5:30  :  plus band trip chaperones are needed for the various trips in September and October  :  to help out, contact the Office at Newton Community High School

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will be hosting a “Meet the Tigers” night at the high school football field on Friday August 17th, beginning at 6:30pm.  The ERHS Marching Band will kick things off with a short performance followed by recognition of all athletes and coaches involved in the fall sport.  The evening will conclude with a scrimmage by the football team. Admission to this “Meet the Tiger” night is 1 dollar or a sports drink per person.  Everyone is invited, and concession will be available for purchase

 

(OLNEY)  the final signup for Kindergarten thru 6th Grade soccer played at Olney Central College is this Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12 noon - the last chance to signup area children the Fall Soccer League in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s back to Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:40  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on Fox Sports Radio 740

 

 

 

August 15, Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Tuesday  :  Cardinals beat Arizona, 8-2  :  the Cubs lost, while the White Sox & Reds both won
* Wednesday : Cardinals host D-backs : Cubs host Houston : White Sox at Toronto : Reds in New York
 

(NEWTON) in junior high baseball from over the weekend, Jasper County split two games with Teutoplis on Saturday, winning 4-3 and losing 11-3.  This past Monday, Jasper County defeated Cumberland 16-0
 

(NOBLE)  in junior high softball yesterday - Noble defeated Palestine, 10-6, Clay City defeated Wayne City 9-7.
 

(NOBLE)  in junior high baseball yesterday - Noble defeated Palestine, 11-10

                                       

                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS
 

(NEWTON)  Media Night 2012 is coming up this Friday night at Newton Community High School – it’s a chance for the public and all Newton Eagle supporters to turn out and meet this year’s NCHS athletes – meanwhile, with the fall marching season fast approaching, the Newton Marching Eagles are in need of some volunteers for upcoming events  :  four volunteers are needed to be at the grandstands by 5:30 this Friday evening to man the booth that night  :  ticket takers are needed for the August 31st home game at Chivesky Field, with the needed time at 5:30  :  plus band trip chaperones are needed for the various trips in September and October  :  to help out, contact the Office at Newton Community High School

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will be hosting a “Meet the Tigers” night at the high school football field on Friday August 17th, beginning at 6:30pm.  The ERHS Marching Band will kick things off with a short performance followed by recognition of all athletes and coaches involved in the fall sport.  The evening will conclude with a scrimmage by the football team. Admission to this “Meet the Tiger” night is 1 dollar or a sports drink per person.  Everyone is invited, and concession will be available for purchase.

 

(OLNEY)  the final signup for Kindergarten thru 6th Grade soccer played at Olney Central College is this Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12 noon - the last chance to signup area children the Fall Soccer League in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s back to Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:40  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on Fox Sports Radio 740

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Monday  :  the Cardinals & Reds were idle  :  the Cubs won  :  the White Sox lost
* Tuesday  :  Cardinals host Arizona  :  Cubs host Astros  :  White Sox at Toronto  :  Reds host the Mets
 

(FLORA)  here's the Saturday night results from the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora  :
* Crates  :  Aaron Heck took the checkered flag, followed by Tyler Allen and Daniel Heck
* Sprints  :  Kent Schmidt crossed the finish line first, followed by Casey Swift and Tommy Rockwell
* Hornets  :  David Bolyard finished in first place, followed by Justin Jones and T.J. Horn
* Modifieds  :  Chad Kinder took the checkered flag, followed by Michael Bolyard and Ed Roley
* Pure Stocks  :  Clay Lane crossed the finish line first, followed by Isaac Snodgrass and Roy Wyatt
* Street Stocks  :  Mike Wheat finished in first place, followed by A.J. Wright and John Shick
it's back to more oval, dirt track racing this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora


                                       

                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS
 

(NEWTON)  Media Night 2012 is coming up this Friday night at Newton Community High School – it’s a chance for the public and all Newton Eagle supporters to turn out and meet this year’s NCHS athletes – meanwhile, with the fall marching season fast approaching, the Newton Marching Eagles are in need of some volunteers for upcoming events  :  four volunteers are needed to be at the grandstands by 5:30 this Friday evening to man the booth that night  :  ticket takers are needed for the August 31st home game at Chivesky Field, with the needed time at 5:30  :  plus band trip chaperones are needed for the various trips in September and October  :  to help out, contact the Office at Newton Community High School

 

(OLNEY)  East Richland High School will be hosting a “Meet the Tigers” night at the high school football field on Friday August 17th, beginning at 6:30pm.  The ERHS Marching Band will kick things off with a short performance followed by recognition of all athletes and coaches involved in the fall sport.  The evening will conclude with a scrimmage by the football team. Admission to this “Meet the Tiger” night is 1 dollar or a sports drink per person.  Everyone is invited, and concession will be available for purchase.

 

(OLNEY)  the final signup for Kindergarten thru 6th Grade soccer played at Olney Central College is this Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12 noon - the last chance to signup area children the Fall Soccer League in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s back to Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:40  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on Fox Sports Radio 740