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February 18, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in rescheduled Boy’s High School Little Illini Conference Basketball last night
*  the Olney Tigers held on to beat the visiting Newton Eagles at ERHS, 54-44
    *  Chance Madden led Olney with 20 points – Evan Eagleson added 12 and Alec St. Pierre had 10
    *  for Newton, Caleb Chesnut had 15 points – Luke Stone and Lucas Huston each added 12 points
*  Olney also won the junior varsity game, 46-31
*  while Olney is back in non-conference action tonight at Salem, Newton is off until Friday night


 
(NEWTON)  here’s the downstate IHSA Girl's Regional and Sectional results from last night
Class 1A @ Campbell Hill Sectional  :  Goreville beat Cobden, 76-51
Class 1A @ Toledo Sectional  :  games were cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow night
Class 2A @ Casey Sectional  :  the single game was cancelled and rescheduled for tonight
Class 3A @ Cahokia Regional  :  Mascoutah beat Waterloo, 52-46
Class 3A @ Metropolis Regional  :  Mt. Vernon beat Centralia, 40-36
Class 3A @ Metropolis Regional  :  Herrin beat Marion, 63-35
Class 3A @ Troy Regional  :  Troy Triad beat Jerseyville, 44-35
Class 4A @ Belleville Regional  :  Collinsville beat O’Fallon, 48-38


 
(NOBLE)  in Junior High Volleyball – the Noble Junior Lady Wildcats have been busy
*  the varsity Noble girls finished second at the Albion Tournament on Saturday
    *  the Junior Lady Wildcats beat Mt. Carmel and Fairfield, each in two games
    *  the Junior Lady Wildcats lost to Albion in the championship match in three games
*  the junior varsity Noble girls finished fourth in the Albion Tournament
    *  the Junior Lady Wildcats beat Mt. Carmel, but lost to Creal Springs and Fairfield


 
(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball – the Jasper County varsity girls were busy last week
*  last Monday, the Junior Lady Eagles lost a match to Effingham in three games
*  last Tuesday, the Newton Jasper County girls defeated Martinsville in two games
*  last Thursday, the varsity Junior Lady Eagles beat Albion in three games
*  the top players were Abby Frohning, Michaela Baker, Mariah Earnest, and Kacie Wilson
*  the Newton Jasper County girls were scheduled for action yesterday against Olney


 
(NEWTON)  also in Junior High Volleyball – the Jasper County junior varsity girls were also busy
*  the 7th Grade Little Illini Conference Tournament was held at Marshall last week
    *  last Monday, the Newton Jasper County girls lost to Effingham in two games
    *  last Tuesday, the junior varsity Junior Lady Eagles lost a close match to Martinsville in two games
    *  and last Thursday, Newton Jasper County lost to Albion in three close games


 
(OLNEY)  the downstate IHSA Girls Sectionals and Regionals will continue tonight
Class 1A @ Campbell Hill Sectional  :  Wayne City plays Cairo at 7:00
Class 2A @ Casey Sectional  :  Sullivan plays Mt. Carmel at 6:00 
Class 2A @ Casey Sectional  :  Teutopolis plays Harrisburg at 8:00
Class 2A @ Carlinville Sectional  :  Pana plays Pleasant Plains at 6:00
Class 2A @ Carlinville Sectional  :  Riverton plays Piasa Southwestern at 8:00
Class 2A @ West Frankfort Sectional  :  Nashville plays Sesser-Valier at 6:00
Class 2A @ West Frankfort Sectional  :  Breese Central plays Carterville at 8:00
Class 3A @ Effingham Regional  :  Charleston plays Mattoon at 6:00 
Class 3A @ Effingham Regional  :  Olney plays Shelbyville at 8:00
Class 3A @ Metropolis Regional  :  Mt. Vernon plays Carbondale at 6:00 
Class 3A @ Metropolis Regional  :  Herrin plays Massac County at 8:00
Class 3A @ Troy Regional  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial plays Troy Triad at 6:00
Class 3A @ Troy Regional  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Highland at 8:00


 
(OLNEY)  in Boy’s High School Non-Conference Basketball action coming up tonight
*  the Olney Tigers are in play tonight traveling to Salem to play the Wildcats
*  it will start with junior varsity action at 6:15 and the varsity game at around 7:30


 
(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boy’s 8th Grade State L Tournament continues tonight
*  Benton plays Collinsville at 6:00
*  Centralia plays Marion at 7:15
*  the final two games will be Thursday night

 


                                               LOCAL AND AREA REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  mark your calendars for Saturday, March 29th, in the Newton Community High School Gym, for the 2nd Annual DodgeBall Tournament, starting that evening at 5:30 – it’s for freshmen thru adult age participants, with ten people per team and at least three opposite sex members – the cost is at $10 per team member, plus consent forms must be signed – there will be team prizes, concessions available, and admission is only $2 per person – all proceeds go towards the Newton Elementary Mentoring and Leadership / PBIS Programs – forms and entry fees must be returned to the Elementary or High Schools in Newton by Friday, March 21st – teams from Jasper and all surrounding counties are welcome to take part

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host its “spring and summer athletic” meeting for its respective leagues on Saturday afternoon, March 8th, at Pita’s-or-More, inside the Eagles Lodge, at 215 North Fair Street, in Olney, starting at 4:00 – the meeting is for Musgrove Men’s Slowpitch Softball, the League of Our Own Ladies Fastpitch Softball, and the new Richland County Women’s Volleyball League – anyone can attend and all are invited – for more details, call Ed at 618-837-0662 or 618-838-5056

 

(FLORA)  the 20th Annual Flora Academic Foundation 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is coming up on Saturday, March 1st, at the Flora High School – adjustable basketball goals will be used for the event with six divisions available, including 8&under, 10&under, 12&under, and 14&under for girls & boys – and also 16&under and 18&under for boys only – it’s $60 per team with up to four members per team – the entry deadline is Tuesday, February 25th – call Lee at 618-662-4513 for details or logon at www.faf3on3.org

 

(NEWTON)  don’t forget the rescheduled “Red Out Game” coming up next Monday afternoon at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton – sponsored in part by the American Heart Association, there will be theme baskets as prizes, plus a chance to win an I-Pad Air with case – contact any Junior High Volleyball player for tickets, or call Coach Tina Shipman at 618-783-8464 – that’s next Monday at JCJH in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger non-conference basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM WVLN with game time at around 7:30  : it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight in regional action from Effingham at 8:00 on Freedom 92.9  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of today and overnight, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 17, 2014

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball Saturday night – Illinois drops one at home
*  the Fighting Illini lost to Ohio State, 48-39 as Illinois has now lost 10 of their last 11 games
*  Illinois falls back to 14&12 on the year, now down to 3&9 in the Big Ten Conference
*  the Fighting Illini returns to Big Ten Conference play Wednesday night at Minnesota


 
(OLNEY)  in Men’s and Women’s Junior College Basketball Saturday night – OCC split two at home
*  the Lady Knights beat visiting Rend Lake, 76-71
    *  Kelsie Ennis led OCC with 20 points, while Leah Myers added 16 points
    *  the Lady Knights improve to 15&10 overall, now 7&6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Blue Knights lost to the visiting Warriors, 84-78
    *  John Brown led OCC with 22 points, while Brook Pampe and Trey Mitchell each had 16 points
    *  the Blue Knights fall back to 14&11 overall, now 7&6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Blue Knights are back in action tonight as they’ll host Lewis & Clark Community College at 7:30
*  the Lady Knights are back in action in GRAC play this Wednesday night at Lake Land College at 5:30

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball action from yesterday – the OCC women took two wins
*  the Lady Knights won a doubleheader over Jackson State Community College in Tennessee
    *  Olney Central College won the first game, 9-0 and took the second game, 3-2
    *  the winning pitchers were Shana Marti and Olivia Harrelson, plus a save from Alexis Lemon
    *  game one top hitters were Chelsea Presley and Amber Miller with four hits and five RBI
    *  game two top hitters were Kendra Jansen and Tara Evans with three hits and three RBI
*  the 2&0 Lady Knights are scheduled to play two today at Dyersburg State, also in Tennessee


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 1A, 2A, and 3A Wrestling Sectionals were Saturday
Class 1A @ Robinson  :  a total of 21 area wrestlers will advance on to the State Tournaments
    *  the list includes one of the seven Olney Tigers that were action Saturday
        *  sophomore Zach Shoulders won the third place match in the 220 pound class – now 25&17
        *  congratulations to Zach, who’ll be the lone representative at state for East Richland High School
    *  the list includes three Cumberland Pirates
        *  senior Nathan Day finished second in the 120 pound class – now with a 38&2 record
        *  junior Brock Overbeck was third in the 126 pound class – now with a 16&8 record
        *  junior Blaine Yocum finished third in the 138 pound class – now with a 34&8 record
    *  the list included single wrestlers from Mt. Carmel, Robinson, and Lawrenceville
        *  senior Cody Wells of Mt. Carmel was third in the 182 pound class match
        *  senior Nic Berty of Robinson was fourth in the 192 pound class match
        *  senior Trevor Richards of Lawrenceville was fourth in the 285 pound class match
    *  the list also included seven wrestlers from Vandalia and six from Shelbyville
*  the top four wrestlers in all fourteen classes advance to State this weekend in Champaign


 
(NEWTON)  in Boy’s High School LIC Basketball Saturday night – Newton took two from Red Hill
*  the Eagles won the varsity game over the visiting Salukis, 56-43
    *  Luke Stone led Newton with 21 points and Brock Mammoser chipped in with 10 points
*  Newton also won the junior varsity game, 39-26
*  the Eagles are back in rescheduled LIC action tonight at Olney


 
(OLNEY)  in Boy’s High School LIC Basketball Saturday night – Olney won a game on the road
*  the Tigers won the varsity game over host Cumberland, 71-40
    *  Tate Nohren led Olney with 22 points – Evan Eagleson had 18 and Ethan Eagleson had 13 points
*  the Tigers are back in rescheduled LIC action tonight at home against Newton


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girl’s Class 2A and 1A Basketball Regionals ended Saturday night
*  Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  the host Lady Aces beat Marshall, 72-40


 
(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA downstate Boy’s Class S State Tournament ended Saturday at Rend Lake College
*  Bluford beat Adams-Creal Springs in the third place game, 52-43
*  Giant City beat New Hope for the state championship, 73-54

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boy’s Class L State Tournament continued with quarter-finals Saturday
*  Benton beat Du Quoin, 38-34
*  Collinsville beat Mt. Carmel, 44-41
*  Centralia beat Carbondale in overtime, 52-50
*  Marion beat Carriel-O’Fallon, 55-39
the State Semi-Finals are tomorrow night with the finals set for Thursday night


 
(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Boys State Tournaments started Saturday
Class 1A  :  Stewardson-Strasburg was eliminated in quarter-final action, losing to Annawan, 47-31
    *  the Junior Comets from Stewardson-Strasburg finished the year with 16 wins and 6 losses
Class 2A  :  Effingham St. Anthony was eliminated in quarter-final action, losing to Carthage, 37-36
    *  the Bullpups from Effingham St. Anthony Junior High ended the year with 16 wins and 8 losses
Class 2A  :  Paris Crestwood was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Peoria St. Vincent de Paul, 43-32
    *  the Junior Eagles from Paris Crestwood Junior High finished the year with 19 wins and only 2 losses
Class 3A  :  Marshall won its quarter-final game over Hoopeston Area, 49-41
    *  the Cubs then lost in semi-final action, losing to Quincy Blessed Sacrament in double overtime, 35-34
    *  Marshall, at 15&11, return to play Monticello in the third place game at 6:00 Thursday night
the state finals will be played this coming Thursday night


 
(NEWTON)  here’s the downstate IHSA Girl’s Class 2A and 1A Sectional Semi-Finals tonight
Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Moweaqua Central A&M plays Effingham St. Anthony at 6:00
Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Arcola plays Louisville North Clay at 8:00
Class 2A @ Carlinville  :  Pana plays Pleasant Plains at 6:00
Class 2A @ Carlinville  :  Riverton plays Piasa Southwestern at 8:00
Class 2A @ Casey  :  Mt. Carmel plays Sullivan at 7:00


 
(OLNEY)  here's the downstate IHSA Girl’s Class 3A and 4A Regional first round games tonight
Class 3A @ Effingham  :  Charleston plays Mattoon at 6:00  :  Olney plays Shelbyville at 8:00
Class 3A @ Metropolis  :  Mt. Vernon plays Centralia at 6:00  :  Herrin plays Marion at 8:00
Class 3A @ Troy  :  Jerseyville plays Troy Triad at 7:00
Class 4A @ Belleville  :  Collinsville plays O’Fallon at 7:00

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s LIC Boys Basketball tonight at around 7:30 – the Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” and the Olney Tigers on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM WVLN  : it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight in regional action from Effingham at 8:00 on Freedom 92.9  :  and it’s the latest in sports the rest of today and overnight on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 15, 2014

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball scheduled for last night in the downstate area
*  the Newton at Olney LIC matchup was cancelled and rescheduled for next Monday night with JV action at 6:15
*  however, there were several other area games that were played
    *  in LIC action - Robinson beat Flora, 47-44
    *  elsewhere - Paris beat Charleston, 57-55
    *  Centralia beat Carbondale, 71-70
    *  Harrisburg beat Benton, 62-39
    *  Mt. Vernon beat Marion in overtime, 66-63
    *  Fairfield beat Vienna, 63-52
    *  Carmi beat Hamilton County, 53-48
    *  Altamont beat St. Elmo-Brownstown, 57-50
    *  Dieterich beat Clay City, 57-37
    *  Breese Central beat Greenville, 60-54


 
(OLNEY)  four of the five remaining downstate Girl's Class 2A and 1A Regional Championships were last night
*  Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Harrisburg beat Hamilton County, 58-48
*  Class 2A @ Murphysboro  :  Carterville beat Murphysboro, 55-46
*  Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Wayne City beat Galatia, 59-44
*  Class 1A @ New Athens  :  New Athens beat Sandoval, 60-46
*  one of the remaining Regional Championships was postponed until tonight
    *  Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  the host Lady Aces play Marshall with game time at 7:00

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA 8th Grade Boy's Class M State Tournament will end tonight with the final two games
*  Red Bud won the third place game by beating Fairfield, 42-33
*  Goreville won the state championship game by beating Cairo, 59-54


 
(OLNEY)  the Boy's 8th Grade Class L State Tournament continues with quarter-final action today at Rend Lake College
*  Du Quoin plays Benton at 9:30 this morning
*  Collinsville plays Mt. Carmel this morning at 10:45
*  Carbondale plays Centralia at 12:00 noon
*  Marion plays Carriel-O'Fallon at 1:15 this afternoon
the tournament semi-finals are next Tuesday night, with the finals next Thursday night


 
(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Boys State Tournaments start today with four classes at four sites
*  four of our area teams will be in action today at their respective locations
*  Class 1A @ Bartonville  :  Stewardson-Strasburg plays in the 10:00 quarter-final game this morning
*  Class 2A @ Downs  :  Effingham St. Anthony plays in the 10:00 quarter-final game this morning
*  Class 2A @ Downs  :  Paris Crestwood plays in the 1:00 quarter-final game this afternoon
*  Class 3A @ Tolono  :  Marshall plays in the 11:30 quarter-final games this morning
the winners advance into semi-final action later this evening - the finals are next Thursday night


 
(OLNEY)  speaking of today, best of luck to seven Olney Tigers at the Wrestling Section in Robinson
*  the seven Tigers advanced out of last Saturday’s Regional up at Vandalia – here’s that list of wrestlers
    *  sophomore Naaman Umfleet, with his 10&10 record, will wrestle in the 285 pound class
    *  sophomore Zach Shoulders, at 20&16 on the year, will wrestle in the 220 pound class
    *  junior Tim Sturm, with his 28&10 record, will wrestle in the 160 pound class
    *  junior Dalyn Brach, at 19&20 on the year, will wrestle in the 138 pound class
    *  freshman Nathan DeMeyer, with his 25&16 record, get a first round bye in the 126 pound class
    *  freshman Lance Bailey, at 13&12 on the year, will wrestle in the 113 pound class
    *  freshman Noah Egleston, with his 24-14 record, will wrestle in the 106 pound class
*  best of luck to Coach Tommy Leslie and the seven Tigers in today’s Robinson Class 1A Sectional


 
(NEWTON)  in Boy's High School Basketball tonight - a couple of rescheduled LIC games are on tap
*  the Newton Eagles are at home tonight to host Red Hill - it will be "senior night" this evening in the NCHS Gym
*  the Olney Tigers are scheduled to play tonight up at Cumberland High School against the Pirates


 
(OLNEY)  in Junior College Great Rivers Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball on this Saturday
*  the Olney Central College teams are at home to host the teams from Rend Lake College
    *  the Lady Knights play at 5:30, followed by the Blue Knights game at around 7:30


 
(NEWTON)  in Men's Big Ten College Basketball coming up later tonight
*  the Fighting Illini are at home in the State Farm Center in Champaign to host Ohio State later tonight


 
 
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the final 2014 Richland County Babe Ruth baseball sign-up date is this morning from 9:00 to 12 noon at the Olney City Hall – for those ages 13 to 15, with a cost of $65 per player – all first year players and players new to the League must bring a Birth Certificate copy – call 838-0594

 

(OLNEY)  it’s the “Coaches versus Cancer” events coming up in Olney - last night's game at East Richland High School has been postponed until next Monday night, as the Tigers host the Newton Eagles in Ron Herrin Gym - also tonight at Olney Central College, as the Lady Knights / Blue Knights host Rend Lake College in “The Dungeon” – several sports and memorabilia items will be raffled off at halftime of the OCC men’s game tonight – tickets are $1 each or six for $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Richland County Relay For Life – also a silent auction includes an Ozzie Smith signed photo – need not be present to win – call for last minute tickets or more details, call Janilyn at 618-843-3115

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC doubleheader action tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at around 7:30  :  it's Boy’s LIC basketball tonight at around 7:30 – listen for Olney Tiger basketball on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 WVLN and Newton Eagle basketball on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  plus the latest in sports the rest of the weekend on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 14, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Girl’s Non-Conference High School Basketball last night – Olney split two games on the road
*  Effingham beat the visiting Lady Tigers in the varsity game, 64-56
    *  Olney finishes the regular season with an overall record of  16&11
    *  Marley Miller led Olney with 14 points, while Kelsey Shipman and Taylor Rauch each had 10 points
*  Olney won the junior varsity game over Effingham, 48-32
*  the Lady Tigers return to Effingham for Class 3A Regional action next Monday night at 8:00


 
(NEWTON)  here’s the downstate IHSA Girl's Class 2A and 1A Regional Championships from last night
Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Teutopolis beat Greenville, 54-43
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Pana beat Auburn, 56-43
Class 2A @ Arthur  :  Sullivan beat Arthur-Lovington in double overtime, 84-77
Class 2A @ Wood River  :  Breese Central beat Trenton Wesclin, 68-26
Class 2A @ Nashville  :  Nashville beat Pinckneyville, 37-24
Class 2A @ Du Quoin  :  Sesser-Valier beat Benton, 56-48
Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  North Clay / Louisville beat Palestine-Hutsonville, 53-50
Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Altamont, 36-27
Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Arcola beat Neoga, 50-47
Class 1A @ Nokomis  :  Moweaqua Central A&M beat Nokomis, 57-55
last night’s winners advance into Class 2A and 1A Sectional action next week


 
(OLNEY)  four of the downstate Girl’s Class 2A and 1A Regional Championships are tonight
Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  the host Lady Aces play Marshall
Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Harrisburg will play Hamilton County
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Wayne City plays Galatia
Class 1A @ New Athens  :  Sandoval plays New Athens
tonight’s winners also advance to next week’s Sectional action as well

 

(NOBLE)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Noble swept three matches from North Clay
*  Noble won the varsity match in three games, 23-25, 25-16, and 25-8
    *  leading Noble were Addie Hemrich, Allison Herman, and Aaliyah Wease
*  Noble also won the junior varsity match in two games and won the C team match in three games
*  the Junior Lady Wildcats are back in action tomorrow down at the Albion Tournament


 
(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA 8th Grade Boy’s Class S State Tournament semi-finals were last night
*  Giant City beat Bluford, 53-50
*  New Hope beat Adams-Creal Springs, 52-25
*  the Class S finals are tomorrow afternoon with the third place game at 2:30 and the title game at 4:00


 
(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA 8th Grade Boy’s Class M State Tournament ends tonight with the final two games
*  Fairfield will play Red Bud in the third place game at 6:00
*  Goreville will play Cairo in the championship game at 7:30
*  the Boy’s 8th Grade Class L State Tournament continues with quarter-final action tomorrow


 
(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Boy’s State Tournaments start tomorrow with four classes
*  four of our area teams will be in action tomorrow at their respective locations
Class 3A @ Tolono  :  Marshall plays in the 11:30 quarter-final games tomorrow morning
Class 2A @ Downs  :  Effingham St. Anthony plays in the 10:00 quarter-final game tomorrow morning
Class 2A @ Downs  :  Paris Crestwood plays in the 1:00 quarter-final game tomorrow afternoon
Class 1A @ Bartonville  :  Stewardson-Strasburg is in the 10:00 quarter-final game tomorrow morning
the winners advance into semi-final action tomorrow evening with the finals set for next Thursday night

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of tomorrow, best of luck to seven Olney Tigers at the Wrestling Section in Robinson
*  the seven Tigers advanced out of last Saturday’s Regional up at Vandalia – here’s that list of wrestlers
    *  sophomore Naaman Umfleet, with his 10&10 record, will wrestle in the 285 pound class
    *  sophomore Zach Shoulders, at 20&16 on the year, will wrestle in the 220 pound class
    *  junior Tim Sturm, with his 28&10 record, will wrestle in the 160 pound class
    *  junior Dalyn Brach, at 19&20 on the year, will wrestle in the 138 pound class
    *  freshman Nathan DeMeyer, with his 25&16 record, get a first round bye in the 126 pound class
    *  freshman Lance Bailey, at 13&12 on the year, will wrestle in the 113 pound class
    *  freshman Noah Egleston, with his 24-14 record, will wrestle in the 106 pound class
*  best of luck to Coach Tommy Leslie and the seven Tigers in tomorrow’s Robinson Class 1A Sectional

 

(OLNEY)  it’s the next to last night of Little Illini Conference Boys Basketball tonight
*  the Olney Tigers will host the Newton Eagles at Ron Herrin Gym at ERHS in Olney
*  elsewhere tonight – it’s Flora at Robinson
*  Marshall at Edwards County
*  Casey-Westfield at Hutsonville-Palestine
*  Oblong at Red Hill
*  and Lawrenceville at Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  a busy weekend is underway with over 50 junior high basketball teams from all over the state in Olney for basketball games at nearly every school gymnasium – that’s today thru tonight, all day and night tomorrow, with games to wrap up Sunday afternoon – that’s all this weekend in Olney and Noble

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the final 2014 Richland County Babe Ruth baseball sign-up date is tomorrow morning from 9:00 to 12 noon at the Olney City Hall – for those ages 13 to 15, with a cost of $65 per player – all first year players and players new to the League must bring a Birth Certificate copy – call 838-0594

 

(OLNEY)  it’s the “Coaches versus Cancer” events coming up in Olney tonight at East Richland High School, as the Tigers host the Newton Eagles, and tomorrow night at Olney Central College, as the Lady Knights / Blue Knights host Rend Lake College in “The Dungeon” – several sports and memorabilia items will be raffled off at halftime of the OCC men’s game Saturday night – tickets are $1 each or six for $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Richland County Relay For Life – also a silent auction includes an Ozzie Smith signed photo – need not be present to win – call for tickets or more details, call Janilyn at 618-843-3115

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Boy’s LIC basketball tonight at around 7:30 – listen for Olney Tiger basketball on Freedom 92.9 and Newton Eagle basketball on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  plus the latest in sports on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 13, 2014

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball from last night
*  Illinois lost on the road at Nebraska, 67-58 – Illinois falls to 14&11 overall, now 3&8 in the Big Ten
    *  the Fighting Illini are back to the State Farm Center to host Ohio State this Saturday night
*  in the other Big Ten game last night – Indiana lost to Penn State, 66-65


 
(OLNEY)  in Junior College Great Rivers Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball last night
*  the Olney Central College teams split two games down at John A. Logan College, near Carterville
*  the Blue Knights lost to the host Volunteers, 81-73
    *  sophomores Brook Pampe and John Brown led OCC with 18 and 16 points respectively
    *  the OCC Men are now 14&10 on the year, now 7&5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Lady Knights came back to beat the host Lady Vols, 68-58
    *  sophomore Kelsie Ennis led OCC with 22 points – Paige Yando and Leah Myers combined for 22
    *  Ennis set a new OCC career high record for 3-pointers, breaking the previous record of 103
    *  the OCC Women improve to 14&10 overall, now 6&6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Olney Central College teams are back in action Saturday night hosting Rend Lake in “The Dungeon”
    *  don’t forget it’s the “Coaches vs Cancer” doubleheader event Saturday night at Olney Central College


 
(NEWTON)  here’s some downstate IHSA Girl’s Class 2A and 1A Regional semi-final results last night
Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 59-40
Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  Mt. Carmel beat Lawrenceville, 85-33
Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Hamilton County beat Fairfield, 51-34  :  Harrisburg beat Eldorado, 63-51
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Pana beat Carlinville, 60-47  :  Auburn beat Waverly, 38-25
Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Ramsey, 56-45
Class 1A @ Altamont  :  no score available for the Brownstown-St. Elmo game against Altamont
Class 1A @ New Athens  :  New Athens beat Marissa, 53-12  :  Sandoval beat Okawville, 47-41
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Wayne City beat Edwards County, 46-29 
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Galatia beat Woodlawn in overtime, 59-55


 
(NOBLE)  in Junior High Volleyball action from this past Tuesday – Noble swept three matches at home
*  Noble won the varsity match over Cisne in two games, 25-17 and 25-10
    *  leading the Junior Lady Wildcats were Aaliyah Wease and Addie Hemrich
*  Noble won the junior varsity match in two games and also won the C team match as well
*  the varsity improves to 5&2, now 1&0 in the JMTC,while the junior varsity team is 2&3 on the year


 
(OLNEY)  here’s the downstate IHSA Girl’s Class 2A and 1A Regional Championship matchups tonight
Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Teutopolis and Greenville
Class 2A @ Pana  :  Auburn and Pana
Class 2A @ Arthur  :  Sullivan and Arthur-Lovington
Class 2A @ Wood River  :  Breese Central and Trenton Wesclin
Class 2A @ Nashville  :  Pinckneyville and Nashville
Class 2A @ Du Quoin  :  Benton and Sesser-Valier
Class 1A @ Bridgeport  :  Palestine-Hutsonville and North Clay / Louisville
Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Effingham St. Anthony and either Brownstown-St. Elmo or Altamont
Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Arcola and Neoga
Class 1A @ Nokomis  :  Moweaqua Central A&M and Nokomis
tonight’s winners advance into Class 2A and 1A Sectional action next week


 
(OLNEY)  four of the downstate Girl’s Class 2A and 1A Regional Championships are tomorrow night
Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  the host Lady Aces play Marshall
Class 2A @ Carmi  :  Harrisburg will play Hamilton County
Class 1A @ Wayne City  :  Wayne City plays Galatia
Class 1A @ New Athens  :  Sandoval plays New Athens


 
(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 7th Grade Boy’s Basketball State Tournaments finish up tonight
*  the Class 1A Tournament is at the St. Joseph Middle School
*  the Class 2A Tournament is at the Clinton High School
*  the Class 3A Tournament is at the Wenona Fieldcrest Middle School
*  and the Class 4A Tournament is at the Normal Kingsley Junior High School
*  all of the downstate area teams were eliminated in quarter-final action last Saturday
*  Sigel St. Michael’s, St. Anthony, and Bridgeport Red Hill had a combined record of 57&7 on the year


 
(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA 8th Grade Boy’s Class S State Tournament continues tonight
*  Bluford plays Giant City at 6:00 and Adams-Creal Springs will play New Hope at 7:15
*  the Class S finals will be played Saturday afternoon with the 3rd place game at 2:30, title game at 4:00
*  the Boy’s 8th Grade Class M State Tournament will finish with the final two games tomorrow night
*  the Boy’s 8th Grade Class L State Tournament continues with the quarter-finals on Saturday


 
(OLNEY)  in Girl’s High School Non-Conference Basketball tonight
*  Olney will finish up its regular season schedule on the road at Effingham against the Lady Hearts
*  it will be junior varsity action at 6:15, followed by the varsity game at around 7:30

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the final 2014 Richland County Babe Ruth baseball sign-up date is this coming Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12 noon at the Olney City Hall – for those ages 13 to 15, with a cost of $65 per player – all first year players and players new to the League must bring a Birth Certificate copy – call 838-0594

 

(OLNEY)  it’s the “Coaches versus Cancer” events coming up in Olney tomorrow night at East Richland High School, as the Tigers host the Newton Eagles, and this Saturday at Olney Central College, as the Lady Knights / Blue Knights host Rend Lake College in “The Dungeon” – several sports and memorabilia items will be raffled off at halftime of the OCC men’s game Saturday night – tickets are $1 each or six for $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Richland County Relay For Life – also a silent auction includes an Ozzie Smith signed photo – need not be present to win – call for tickets or more details, call Janilyn at 618-843-3115

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN