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February 8, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s NCAA Division One College Basketball yesterday – Illinois loses at home
the Fighting Illini lost a Big Ten Conference battle in Champaign, falling to Iowa, 77-65
* Illinois drops back to 11-13 on the year, while the visiting Hawkeyes improve to 19-4
* while the Fighting Illini is now 3-8 in the Big Ten, Iowa is now 10-1 in conference action
Illinois is back in Big Ten action Saturday night at Northwestern in Evanston

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball Saturday night – Olney Central College loses on the road
the Blue Knights lost to a tough Lincoln Trail team up near Robinson, 126-106
* the combined game stats included 72 free throws, 61 fouls, and 27 three-pointers
* sophomore point guard Steven Davis led OCC with 23 points while DaQuan Lilly scored 19 points
* sophomore Micah Bullock and freshman Cale Hall each scored 15 points as well
Olney Central falls to 8-15 on the year, now 3-9 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
Lincoln Trail improves to 16-8 overall, now 11-3 in the GRAC
here’s the other men’s games Saturday involving GRAC and Region teams
* John A. Logan beat Wabash Valley, 102-93
* Rend Lake beat Lake Land, 83-74
* Southwestern Illinois beat Kaskaskia, 76-68
* Shawnee beat Southeastern Illinois, 61-52
* Vincennes University beat Lewis & Clark, 86-73
all the teams are back in GRAC and Region action this Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Hoops Saturday night – Olney Central College wins on the road
the Lady Knights defeated Lincoln Trail College, 60-45
* OCC’s sophomore point guard Alicia Hasler led all scorers with 19 points
* OCC’s freshman Kelsi Scott had a double/double with 13 points and 11 rebounds
the Lady Knights improve to 13-11 on the year, now 8-4 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
here’s the other women’s games Saturday involving GRAC and Region teams
* Shawnee beat Southeastern Illinois, 78-56
* John A. Logan beat Wabash Valley, 79-69
* Kaskaskia beat Southwestern Illinois, 56-36
all the teams are back in GRAC and Region action this Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Wrestling Regionals were Saturday around the state
at the Class 2A Regional at Carbondale High School, the Olney Tigers finished third among nine teams
host Carbondale won with 198.5 points, followed by Marion with 141 points and Olney with 139 points
then Mattoon (115), Herrin (74.5), Centralia (73), Charleston (72), Effingham (57.5), & Mt. Vernon (48)
the Olney Tigers had nine top four finishes with two regional champs and seven advancing to Sectional
* senior Zach Shoulders won the 220 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
* senior Collin Smith won the 145 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
Olney had two second place finishers
* junior Nathan DeMeyer in the 132 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
* freshman Ean Pottorff in the 126 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
there were three Olney Tigers with third place finishes
* sophomore Kyle Beasley in the 195 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
* junior Steven Pence in the 152 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
* sophomore Jordan Miller in the 106 pound class   (sectional qualifier)
Olney had two fourth place finishers
* sophomore Hunter Summitt in the 170 pound class   (sectional alternate)
* freshman Logan Martin in the 113 pound class   (sectional alternate)
Olney had five other wrestlers as well
* Kyle Dowty, Kyle Nix, Paul Shan, Reese Britton, and Noah Egleston
congratulations to the seven Tigers advancing to this Friday’s Mahomet-Seymour Class 2A Sectional

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops from Saturday’s Fresh/Soph LIC Tournament
* Marshall won the championship with a 42-38 victory over Fairfield
* Red Hill won the third place game by beating Olney, 52-41
* Lawrenceville won the fifth place game over Paris, 55-38
* Flora won the seventh place game with a win against Hutsonville, 55-20

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boys Class M State Basketball Tournament began Friday
the four quarter-final games were played down at Rend Lake College
* Pinckneyville beat Aviston, 52-36
* Cobden beat Gallatin County, 50-26
* Nashville beat Unity Point, 39-25
* Fairfield beat New Athens, 47-25
the Class M semi-finals will be tomorrow night at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Boys Class S State Basketball Tournament started Saturday
the eight first round games were played down at Rend Lake College
* Opdyke-Belle Rive beat Altamont Lutheran, 61-35
* Cairo beat Adams School / Creal Springs, 46-24
* Carrier Mills beat OLMC Herrin, 36-31
* New Hope beat West Salem, 54-41
* Valmeyer beat Summersville, 48-33
* St. Libory beat All Saints / Breese, 41-38
* Central City beat St. John Chester, 51-27
* Woodlawn beat Albers / Damiansville Coop, 52-47
the Class S quarter-finals are tonight at Rend Lake College with the semi-finals Thursday night
the Boys Class L State Tournament begins with quarter-final action Saturday morning at RLC

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Hoops Saturday – the SIJHSAA Class L Regional began at Flora
in the semi-final games
* Mt. Carmel slipped by Olney, 49-46 as the Cubs end the season with 18 wins and only 5 losses
  * for Olney – Kaleb Foster had 18 points and Braden Flanagan scored 17 points
* Flora beat Carmi
tonight’s championship game has Mt. Carmel against Flora – the winner advances to the Class L State

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 7th Grade State Basketball Tournaments started Saturday
here’s some results involving teams from our downstate area
* Class 3A  :  Teutopolis beat South Holland McKinley, 38-19 in first round action
the Junior Wooden Shoes then won their semi-final game by beating Eureka, 41-30
Teutopolis (24-2) will play for another 7th Grade State Title Thursday night against Mossville (26-0)
* Class 1A  :  Sigel St. Michael’s won their first round game over Hardin Calhoun, 46-31
the Sharpshooters then lost their semi-final game to Normal Epiphany, 49-39
Sigel St. Michael’s (22-3) will now for third place Thursday night against Pontiac St. Mary’s (26-2)
* Class 2A  :  Effingham St. Anthony was eliminated by Hazel Crest Jesse White, 55-39
the Bullpups finish the season with a record at 17-6
the upstate IESA Boys 8th Grade Sectionals will be this coming Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys 6th Grade Basketball Saturday – Olney won two more games
the Olney “A” Team Cubs beat Lawrenceville Parkview, 51-25
* Olney’s Chase Travis and Kitch St. Pierre each scored 18 points
Olney’s “B” Team also won, 33-17
the 6th grade Cubs are back in action tomorrow night when they’ll host Carmi

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls 6th Grade Basketball Saturday – Olney split two at home
the Olney “A” Team Lady Cubs beat Charleston, 43-2 as they remain unbeaten on the year
* Olney was led by Anna Blank with 18 points and Jocelyn Van Matre with 10 points and 15 rebounds
Charleston won the “B” Team game, 23-9
the 6th grade Lady Cubs are back in action tonight with their final home games of the year at RCMS

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops – the Class 2A and 1A Regionals are this week, starting tonight
Class 2A @ Lawrenceville (tonight)  :  Robinson plays Edwards County in the only game
while Lawrenceville plays tonight’s winner tomorrow night, Newton plays Fairfield tomorrow night as well
Class 2A @ Cumberland HS (tonight)  :  Casey-Westfield plays Shelbyville and Pana plays Cumberland
Class 2A @ Eldorado (tonight)  :  Eldorado plays Hamilton County in the only game
Class 1A @ Dieterich (tonight)  :  Dieterich plays Martinsville and Oblong plays Palestine-Hutsonville
Class 1A @ Farina (tonight)  :  Louisville / North Clay plays South Central in the only game
Class 1A @ Neoga (tonight)  :  Stewardson-Strasburg / Windsor plays Pawnee
Class 1A @ Neoga (tonight)  :  Nokomis plays Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City
Class 1A @ Steelville (tonight)  :  Christopher plays Elverado and Webber plays Steeleville
all of the Class 1A and 2A Regional Championship games will be Thursday night, later this week

 

(OLNEY)  also in Girls High School Basketball tonight – some Class 3A and 4A teams are in action
the Olney Lady Tigers continue with their regular season as they travel to Mattoon
the action will begin their with a 6:00 junior varsity game, followed by the varsity game at around 7:30

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host a winter softball camp on Sunday afternoon, February 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00, in the OCC Gym – the Lady Knight coaches and players will conduct the softball camp for girls ages 6 to 12 – the camp will focus on hitting, including bunting and slapping, plus fielding from all positions – those taking part should bring their own gloves and bats, if available, plus wear athletic attire and tennis shoes – the cost for the camp is $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short by calling OCC at  618-395-7777, ext. 2223, or go online at  www.olneycentralathletics.com

 

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth League sign up for boys and girls summer T-Ball / Baseball will be held tonight and a week from tomorrow night, February 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening, at the Noble Lions Club Building – if any questions or for more info, call  618-843-9317  or  618-843-2235

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our game time at around 7:30 – the JV game starts earlier at 6:00  :  and it’s the latest in world and national sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN in Olney

 

 

 

February 6, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney split a pair of games with Lawrneceville
in the varsity game – Olney fell to the visiting Indians, 65-51
* the Tigers were led by Ethan Eagleson with 12 points, Hunter Wyatt added 10
in the junior varsity game – Olney won, 59-28
the Tigers’ overall record now stands at 12-10 with a mark of 3-3 in the LIC
the Tigers are back in action next Tuesday night traveling up to Effingham

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton took a pair from Marshall
in the varsity game – Newton defeated the Lions, 70-55
* the Eagles were led by Brock Mammoser with 31, Nicholas Cohorst had 14
in the junior varsity game – Newton won, 47-41
the Eagles are now 8-15 on the year, now at 2-5 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton returns to action at home next Tuesday night as they’ll host Charleston in the NCHS Gym

 

(OLNEY)  also in Boys High School Hoops last night – here’s some other area downstate scores
in the other Little Illini Conference games
* Flora over Casey-Westfield, 72-35
* Paris over Robinson, 70-55
* Edwards County over Red Hill, 80-71 in OT
here’s a few other scores from last night involving downstate teams
* Benton over West Frankfort, 56-17
* Carterville over Anna-Jonesboro, 48-44
* Carmi over Johnston City, 57-43
* Dieterich over North Clay, 64-27
* Eldorado over Fairfield, 53-43
* Harrisburg over Massac County, 68-67
* Pinckneyville over DuQuoin, 58-41
* Teutopolis over Effingham St. Anthony, 66-46
* Webber over Clay City, 71-25
* Woodlawn over Cisne, 65-47

 

(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA Boys Class S State Basketball Tournament begins today
it will be first round action with eight games down at Rend Lake College –
a few of the area teams taking are Altamont Lutheran, New Hope, West Salem, and Woodlawn
the Class S quarter-finals are next Monday with the semi-finals next Thursday and the finals next Saturday
the Boys Class L State Tournament doesn’t start until a week from today, on February 13th

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of Class L Regionals – the Region 8 Regional begins today over at Flora
* Olney plays Mt. Carmel at 10:00 this morning
* host Flora will play Carmi this morning at 11:30
the winners will play in the regional championship game next Monday night at 6:00 back at Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops – the LIC Fresh/Soph Tournament will wrap up this afternoon
it will be the final four trophy round games today at the Lawrenceville High School
* 7th-seeded Flora plays 8th-seeded Hutsonville in the 7th place game at 1:00
* 5th-seeded Paris plays 6th-seeded Lawrenceville in the 5th place game at 2:30
* 2nd-seeded Red Hill plays 4th-seeded Olney in the 3rd place game at 4:00
* top-seeded Marshall plays 3rd-seeded Fairfield in the championship game at 5:30

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Individual Regionals are today throughout the state
the Olney Tigers travel south to compete in the nine-team regional at Carbondale High School
a few of the other teams include Charleston, Effingham, Mattoon, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, and Herrin
the first session begins at 9:00 this morning, followed by session two at 1:00 later this afternoon
the top wrestlers in each weight class advance to the Mahomet-Seymour Sectional next Friday

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Basketball – we’re back to Region and GRAC action today and tonight
the OCC teams travel up to Lincoln Trail College tonight where its Homecoming Weekend at LTC
* the Lady Knights play at 5:30 and the Blue Knights follow at around 7:30
* a Homecoming chili supper will be in the LTC cafeteria with serving to start at 4:00
* a reception for all Lincoln Trail alumni begins at 4:30 in the college’s Lincoln  Room
today’s other matchups for men and women in GRAC and Region play include
* Wabash Valley at John A. Logan
* Kaskaskia at Southwestern Illinois
* Rend Lake at Lake Land
* Shawnee at Southeastern Illinois
* and Lewis & Clark at Vincennes University

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host a winter softball camp on Sunday afternoon, February 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00, in the OCC Gym – the Lady Knight coaches and players will conduct the softball camp for girls ages 6 to 12 – the camp will focus on hitting, including bunting and slapping, plus fielding from all positions – those taking part should bring their own gloves and bats, if available, plus wear athletic attire and tennis shoes – the cost for the camp is $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short by calling OCC at  618-395-7777, ext. 2223, or go online at  www.olneycentralathletics.com

 

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth League sign up for boys and girls summer T-Ball / Baseball will be held next Monday night, February 8th, and Tuesday night, February 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening, at the Noble Lions Club Building – if any questions or for more info, call  618-843-9317  or  618-843-2235

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at around 7:30  :  plus it’s the latest in world and national sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN in Olney – also around the clock online, 24 / 7, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

February 5, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney split two games at home
the Lady Tigers won the varsity game over Edwards County, 65-30
* Olney’s Lauren Eagleson led all scorers with 18 points, while Julie Luna added 12 points
Edwards County won the junior varsity game in overtime, 40-32
the Lady Tigers improve to 15-12 on the year, finishing the year at 7-2 in the Little Illini Conference
congratulations to the Olney Lady Tigers for grabbing a share of the 2016 LIC Conference Crown
the Lady Tigers are back in action next Monday night traveling up to Mattoon

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton swept two games on the road
the Lady Eagles won the varsity game at Casey-Westfield, 56-34
* Newton’s Ariel Richards scored 23 points, Grace Hartrich had 15 points, and Abby Frohning added 12
Newton also won the junior varsity game, 51-39
the Lady Eagles finish the regular season at 16-11 on the year and 5-4 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton begins Class 2A Regional action next Tuesday night at Lawrenceville against Fairfield

 

(OLNEY)  also in Girls High School Hoops last night – here’s some other area downstate scores
in the other three games that wrapped up this year’s Little Illini Conference schedule
* Marshall beat Robinson, 68-34
* Paris beat Lawrenceville, 31-29
* Flora beat Red Hill, 64-34
that means four teams will share the LIC Conference Championship
* Olney, Marshall, Paris, and Flora all end the LIC schedule with 7 wins and 2 losses
* Newton and Lawrenceville finished tied for fifth place with 5 wins and 4 losses
* Casey-Westfield and Red Hill tied for seventh at 3-6 – then Robinson at 1-8, Edwards County at 0-9
here’s a few other scores from last night involving downstate teams
* Neoga beat Dieterich, 68-46
* Wayne City beat South Central, 52-45
* Fairfield beat Hamilton County, 39-30

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 8th Grade Regiionals ended last night – here’s some area team results
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Mulberry Grove beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 46-31
* Class 2A @ Neoga  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Arcola, 52-42
* Class 3A @ Greenville  :  Greenville beat Vandalia, 53-33
* Class 4A @ Mattoon  :  Charleston beat Mattoon, 41-32
all the winners advance to their respective Boys 8th Grade Sectional next Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney split two games
the Cubs won the 8th grade game over Carmi, 56-40 as the varsity ends the regular season at 18-4
* Olney’s Kaleb Foster scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, while Braden Flanagan added 12 points
Carmi won the 7th grade game, 37-26
the varsity Cubs will be in Class L Regional action tomorrow at Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys 6th Grade Basketball last night – Olney swept two games
the “A” Team Cubs beat Effingham St. Anthony, 31-26 – the “A” Team is now 14-5 on the year
* Drew Blank led Olney with 10 points and Chase Travis scored 8 points
Olney’s “B” Team also beat St. Anthony, 26-24
the Olney 6th grade Cubs are back in action tomorrow at home against Lawrenceville

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 7th Grade State Tournaments begin tomorrow at four locations
here’s tomorrow’s quarter-final matchups that involve some of our area downstate teams
* Class 1A @ East Peoria  :  Sigel St. Michael’s  will play Hardin Calhoun at 11:30 tomorrow morning
* Class 2A @ Clinton  :  Effingham St. Anthony will play Hazel Crest Jesse White at 2:30 in the afternoon
* Class 3A @ Wenona  :  Vandalia will play Pleasant Plains at 11:30 in the morning
* Class 3A @ Wenona  :  Teutopolis will play South Holland McKinley at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon
the tournaments’ semi-finals are also played tomorrow with the final round of action next Thursday night

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA’s Boys State Basketball Tournaments start this weekend
it will be quarter-final action today and tonight at Rend Lake College in the Class M State Tournament
* Aviston plays Pinckneyville at 3:30 this afternoon
* the Cobden against Gallatin County at 4:45
* Nashville plays Unity Point at 6:00
* and New Athens will play Fairfield at around 7:15
the Class M semi-finals are next Tuesday night with the trophy finals a week from tonight

 

(OLNEY)  meanwhile, the SIJHSAA Boys Class S State Basketball Tournament begins tomorrow
it will be first round action with eight games down at Rend Lake College – here’s the matchups
* Opdyke-Belle Rive and Altamont Lutheran at 9:30 in the morning
* Cairo and Adams School / Creal Springs at 10:45
* OLMC Herrin and Carrier Mills at 12:00 noon
* New Hope and West Salem at 1:15
* Valmeyer and Summersville at 2:30
* St. Libory and All Saints / Breese at 3:45
* St. John / Chester and Central City at 5:00
* and Woodlawn and Albers-Damiansville at 6:15
the Class S quarter-finals are next Monday with the semi-finals next Thursday and the finals next Saturday
the Boys Class L State Tournament doesn’t start until a week from tomorrow, on February 13th
in fact, the Class L Regionals will be this upcoming week throughout downstate Illinois

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of Class L Regionals – the Region 8 Regional begins tomorrow at Flora
Olney plays Mt. Carmel at 10:00, followed by Flora and Carmi at 11:30
the winners will play in the regional championship game next Monday night at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops – the LIC Fresh/Soph Tournament will wrap up tomorrow afternoon
it will be the final four trophy round games on Saturday over at the Lawrenceville High School
* 7th-seeded Flora plays 8th-seeded Hutsonville in the 7th place game at 1:00
* 5th-seeded Paris plays 6th-seeded Lawrenceville in the 5th place game at 2:30
* 2nd-seeded Red Hill plays 4th-seeded Olney in the 3rd place game at 4:00
* top-seeded Marshall plays 3rd-seeded Fairfield in the championship game at 5:30

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of tomorrow – the IHSA State Wrestling Individual Regionals are tomorrow
the Olney Tigers travel south to compete in the nine-team regional at Carbondale High School
a few of the other teams include Charleston, Effingham, Mattoon, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, and Herrin
the first session begins at 9:00 tomorrow morning, followed by session two at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon
the top wrestlers in each weight class advance to the Mahomet-Seymour Sectional a week from today

 

(OLNEY)  the Junior College Baseball and Softball seasons are close to beginning
the OCC Blue Knights start their 2015-2016 season on the road a week from the Sunday, February 14th
* OCC opens up with 2 games against the University of Cumberlands Patriots in Williamsburg, Kentucky
* then 2 more games the following Monday against Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky
* OCC will try to host its first home doubleheader against Lindenwood Belleville U on February 22nd
* Dennis Conley begins his 37th year as Head Baseball Coach at OCC with a career record at 1,248-618
the OCC Lady Knights begin their 2015-2016 campaign this weekend traveling to Jackson, Tennessee
* OCC will play 2 games each tomorrow and Sunday at Jackson State Community College
* the Lady Knights are back home until their next trip south to Roane State in Tennessee on March 1st
* the OCC Ladies will open up their home softball schedule on March 12th against Morthland College
* Lady Knights Head Coach Nick Short begins his eighth year at OCC averaging over 30 wins per year

 

(OLNEY)  speaking of Junior College Sports – we’re back to Region and GRAC Basketball tomorrow night
the OCC teams travel up to Lincoln Trail College tomorrow night where its Homecoming Weekend
* the Lady Knights play at 5:30 and the Blue Knights follow at around 7:30
* a Homecoming chili supper will be in the LTC cafeteria with serving to start at 4:00
* a reception for all Lincoln Trail alumni begins at 4:30 in the college’s Lincoln  Room
tomorrow’s other matchups for men and women in GRAC and Region play
* Wabash Valley at John A. Logan
* Kaskaskia at Southwestern Illinois
* Rend Lake at Lake Land
* Shawnee at Southeastern Illinois
* and Lewis & Clark at Vincennes University

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Hoops tonight – it’s a full schedule in the Little Illini Conference
* the Newton Eagles are on the road to Marshall to battle the Lions
* the Olney Tigers are at home in Ron Herrin Gym to host Lawrenceville
* elsewhere – it’s Edwards County at Red Hill
* Flora at Casey-Westfield
* and Robinson at Paris

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host a winter softball camp on Sunday afternoon, February 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00, in the OCC Gym – the Lady Knight coaches and players will conduct the softball camp for girls ages 6 to 12 – the camp will focus on hitting, including bunting and slapping, plus fielding from all positions – those taking part should bring their own gloves and bats, if available, plus wear athletic attire and tennis shoes – the cost for the camp is $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short by calling OCC at  618-395-7777, ext. 2223, or go online at  www.olneycentralathletics.com

 

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth League sign up for boys and girls summer T-Ball / Baseball will be held Monday night, February 8th, and Tuesday night, February 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening, at the Lions Club Building in Noble – the cost is $25 for one child, $40 for two children from the same family, & $45 for families with three or more children – if any questions, call  618-843-9317  or  618-843-2235

 

(OLNEY)  it’s another Coaches vs Cancer game coming up tonight at the Richland County High School as the Olney Tigers host Lawrenceville in Ron Herrin Gym – it will be “Pack the Place Gray” in support of brain cancer awareness – all are encouraged to wear gray for Tiger basketball tonight at RCHS in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Boys High School basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – it’s Olney Tiger hoops on Freedom 92.9 and Newton Eagle basketball on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  plus it’s the latest in world and national sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN in Olney – also around the clock online, 24 / 7, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 4, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s NCAA Division One College Basketball last night – Illinois wins a wild one out east
the Fighting Illini used three overtime periods to eventually outlast Rutgers, 110-101
* Illinois improves to 11-12 on the year while the Scarlet Knights fall back to 6-17 overall
* in the Big Ten Conference, the Illini are now 3-7, while Rutgers is still winless, at 0-10
Illinois’ back in Big Ten play Sunday evening at home in Champaign against the Iowa Hawkeyes

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night – Olney Central College dropped a game at home
the Blue Knights lost to Wabash Valley in an offensive war in “The Dungeon”, 125-100
* a game in which there were 96 free throws, 63 of which were shot by the visiting Warriors
* and still with the wide margin of victory, the game had seven ties and ten lead changes in the 40 minutes
* OCC was led by Kahlil Halls with a career high 21 points – Gilwan Nelson knocked in 18 points
* the Blue Knights fall back to 8-14 on the year, now 3-8 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
* and a huge “thank you” to everyone last night at OCC for their support in the local fight against cancer
* the Richland County Relay For Life benefitted from a special “passing of the ball” collection last night
elsewhere in the other Region and GRAC games last night for men
* John A. Logan beat Lake Land, 97-74
* Southwestern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 77-70
* Vincennes University beat Southeastern Illinois, 67-66
* Kaskaskia beat Rend Lake, 80-66
* Shawnee beat Lewis & Clark, 75-72
the OCC Blue Knights are back in conference action Saturday night at Lincoln Trail, northeast of Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Hoops last night – Olney Central College pulled out a home victory
the Lady Knights used a 5 minute overtime period to dispose of Wabash Valley, 77-72
* after Wabash Valley led the entire first half, there were 6 ties and 9 lead changes in the second half
* OCC was led by Kelsi Scott’s career high 29 points – Hannah Resler added 15 points of the bench
* the Lady Knights improve to 12-11 on the year, now 7-4 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
Elsewhere last night in the other Region and GRAC games for women
* John A. Logan beat Lake Land, 71-68
* Southwestern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 47-39
* Vincennes University beat Southeastern Illinois, 81-63
* Rend Lake beat Kaskaskia, 64-40
* Shawnee beat Lindenwood Belleville University’s JV, 103-64
the OCC Lady Knights are back in GRAC action Saturday night at Lincoln Trail, northeast of Robinson

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 7th Grade Sectionals were last night – here’s some area team results
* Class 1A @ Sigel  :  no result is available between Sigel St. Michael’s and Pana Sacred Heart
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  St. Anthony beat Altamont
* Class 3A @ Teutopolis  :  Teutopolis beat Casey-Westfield
* Class 3A @ Greenville  :  Vandalia beat Girard North Mac
the winners advance to their respective IESA 7th Grade State Tournaments starting this Saturday
meanwhile, a couple of  IESA Boys 8th Regional Championships are tonight involving downstate teams
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Mulberry Grove plays Stewardson-Strasburg
* Class 2A @ Neoga  :  Effingham St. Anthony plays Arcola
* Class 3A @ Greenville  :  Vandalia plays Greenville
* Class 4A @ Mattoon  :  Charleston plays Mattoon
all the winners advance to their respective Boys 8th Grade Sectional next Wednesday night

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball from Tuesday – Newton Jasper County wins two matches at home
the Junior Lady Eagles won the 8th grade match over Cumberland in two sets, 25-22, 25-19
* Newton’s top players were Renee Probst, Keely Gosnell, Josie Grunloh, and Jazlyn Shew
the Jasper County girls also won the 7th grade match, but in three close sets
the Junior Lady Eagles are back on the court this afternoon at Effingham St. Anthony

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls 6th Grade Basketball last night – Olney wins two more games at home
the “A” Team Lady Cubs beat Carmi, 62-6 as the “A” Team has now won 55 games in a row in 2 years time
* Olney was led by Reese Smith with 20 points and Anna Blank with 18 points
the “B” Team Lady Cubs also beat Carmi, 20-14
the Olney 6th grade girls are at home in the RCES Gym Saturday afternoon at 4:00 against Charleston

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops – the regular LIC conference season will end tonight
* the Newton Lady Eagles will finish up on the road at Casey-Westfield
* the Olney Lady Tigers are at home trying to gain a share of the LIC crown as they host Edwards County
* elsewhere – it’s Flora at Red Hill
* Robinson at Marshall
* and Lawrenceville at Paris
the current Girls LIC standings have four teams tied for first place, all with 6 conference wins and 2 losses
* that list includes Olney, Marshall, Paris, and Flora – Lawrenceville is a game back at 5-3 – Newton at 4-4

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host a winter softball camp on Sunday afternoon, February 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00, in the OCC Gym – the Lady Knight coaches and players will conduct the softball camp for girls ages 6 to 12 – the camp will focus on hitting, including bunting and slapping, plus fielding from all positions – those taking part should bring their own gloves and bats, if available, plus wear athletic attire and tennis shoes – the cost for the camp is $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short by calling OCC at  618-395-7777, ext. 2223, or go online at  www.olneycentralathletics.com

 

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth League sign up for boys and girls summer T-Ball / Baseball will be held Monday night, February 8th, and Tuesday night, February 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening, at the Lions Club Building in Noble – the cost is $25 for one child, $40 for two children from the same family, & $45 for families with three or more children – if any questions, call  618-843-9317  or  618-843-2235

 

(OLNEY)  it’s another Coaches vs Cancer game coming up tomorrow night at the Richland County High School as the Olney Tigers host Lawrenceville in Ron Herrin Gym – it will be “Pack the Place Gray” in support of brain cancer awareness – all are encouraged to wear gray for Tiger basketball tomorrow night

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Girls High School basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – it’s Olney Lady Tiger hoops on Freedom 92.9 and Newton Lady Eagle basketball on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  plus it’s the latest in world and national sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN in Olney – also around the clock online, 24 / 7, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

February 3, 2016

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton dropped two games at home
the Eagles lost their varsity game to Effingham, 70-44 as Newton falls to 7-15 on the year
* Newton’s Nicholas Cohorst had 11 points while Brock Mammoser scored 10 points
Effingham also won the junior varsity game, 55-43
the Eagles are back to LIC conference action this Friday night as they travel to Marshall

 

(OLNEY)  here’s some other area scores from Boys High School Basketball last night
in non-conference action involving some Little Illini Conference teams
* Robinson beat Salem, 43-37
* Mt. Carmel beat Lawrenceville, 83-75
* Carmi beat Edwards County, 65-41
* Charleston beat Casey-Westfield, 79-52
in other area downstate games last night
* Dieterich beat St. Elmo / Brownstown, 61-48
* Cisne beat Sandoval, 66-64
* Fairfield beat Wayne City, 41-33
* Odin beat Waltonville, 66-63
* Woodlawn beat Sesser-Valier, 57-36
* South Central beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran in overtime, 47-41
* Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg beat Cerro Gordo, 34-27
* Altamont beat Ramsey, 69-39
* Vandalia beat Pana, 93-68
* Rochester beat Taylorville, 59-47
* NCOE beat Galatia, 79-48

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Hoops last night – there were a few area teams in action
* Danville Schlarmann beat Marshall, 76-55
* Webber Township beat Edwards County, 66-52
* Lawrenceville beat Oblong, 63-39

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Boys 8th Grade Regionals continued last night with area teams in action
* Class 1A @ Sigel  :  host St. Michael’s won the regional championship by beating Dieterich, 41-30
* Class 2A @ St Elmo  :  Nokomis won the regional championship with a win over Altamont, 55-25
* Class 3A @ Marshall  :  Marshall won the regional title with an overtime victory over Robinson, 40-34
* Class 3A @ Pana  :  Teutopolis won another regional crown by beating Assumption Central A&M, 40-27
* Class 4A @ Mt. Zion  :  Taylorville won the regional title with a win over Chatham Glenwood, 50-38
most all of the other 8th Grade regional championship games will be tomorrow night
meanwhile, the IESA Boys 7th Grade Sectionals are tonight – here’s some area matchups
* Class 1A @ Sigel  :  Sigel St. Michael’s (20-2) plays Pana Sacred Heart (11-8)
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  St. Anthony (16-5) plays Altamont (12-10)
* Class 3A @ Teutopolis  :  Casey-Westfield (16-6) plays Teutopolis (21-2)
* Class 3A @ Greenville  :  Vandalia (18-3) plays Girard North Mac (20-5)
tonight’s winners all advance to the IESA 7th Grade State Tournaments starting this Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball Monday night – Newton Jasper County won two matches at home
the Junior Lady Eagles beat Teutopolis in the 8th grade match in two sets, 25-12, 25-13
* Newton’s top players were Brooke Jansen, Josie Grunloh, Kelsi Geltz, and Jazlyn Shew
Newton also won the 7th grade match in two sets
the Junior Lady Eagles hosted their “Red Out Game” last night in Newton against Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys 7th Grade Hoops Saturday – the Junior NEC Tournament was held in Olney
in the two first round games
* 4th-seeded Fairfield eliminated 5th-seeded Olney, 38-25
   * for Olney, Cole Lambird had 6 points and Garrett Wright had 5 points and 11 rebounds
* 3rd-seeded Flora eliminated 6th-seeded Carmi, 37-26
then in the two semi-final games
* 4th-seeded Fairfield upset top-seeded Mt. Carmel, 40-39
* 3rd-seeded Flora upset 2nd-seeded Albion, 43-34
and in the final two games of the tournament
* Mt. Carmel beat Albion in the third place game, 67-34
* Fairfield beat Flora in the championship game, 42-16

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys 6th Grade Basketball last night – Olney swept two games on the road
the Olney “A” Team Cubs beat Red Hill, 56-12 improving to 13-5 on the year
* Olney was led by Chase Travis with 22 points
the Olney “B” Team also won, 43-7
the Olney 6th Grade Cubs are back in action tomorrow night when they’ll host Effingham St. Anthony

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Junior College Basketball tonight involving all GRAC and Region teams
the OCC teams are at home tonight in “The Dungeon” to host Wabash Valley on Gene Duke Court
* the Lady Knights play at 5:30, followed by the Blue Knights at around 7:30
* it’s Coaches vs Cancer tonight – so wear grey and help “Paint The Dungeon Grey” for cancer awareness
here’s the other area GRAC and Region matchups tonight for both men and women
* John A. Logan at Lake Land
* Lincoln Trail at Southwestern Illinois
* Southeastern Illinois at Vincennes University
* Kaskaskia at Rend Lake
* and Shawnee at Lewis & Clark

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s NCAA Division One College Hoops – Illinois is back in action tonight
the Fighting Illini are in New Jersey to play Rutgers in a Big Ten Conference battle
Illinois enters at 10-12 overall, 2-7 in the Big Ten
the host Scarlet Knights are 6-16 on the year, winless in the conference at 0-9
it’s a 5:30 tipoff tonight for Fighting Illini basketball – for more, logon at  www.fightingillini.com

 


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host a winter softball camp on Sunday afternoon, February 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00, in the OCC Gym – the Lady Knight coaches and players will conduct the softball camp for girls ages 6 to 12 – the camp will focus on hitting, including bunting and slapping, plus fielding from all positions – those taking part should bring their own gloves and bats, if available, plus wear athletic attire and tennis shoes – the cost for the camp is $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short by calling OCC at  618-395-7777, ext. 2223, or go online at  www.olneycentralathletics.com

 

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth League sign up for boys and girls summer T-Ball / Baseball will be held Monday night, February 8th, and Tuesday night, February 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening, at the Lions Club Building in Noble – the cost is $25 for one child, $40 for two children from the same family, & $45 for families with three or more children – if any questions, call  618-843-9317  or  618-843-2235

 

(OLNEY)  it’s Coaches vs Cancer tonight at Olney Central College as the Lady Knights & Blue Knights host Wabash Valley College in “The Dungeon” – with this year’s spotlight is on brain cancer awareness, folks are encouraged to help “Paint The Dungeon Gray” by wearing gray clothing to tonight’s games at 5:30 and 7:30 – later in the week, the High School Coaches vs Cancer game will be held at Richland County High School this Friday night as the Olney Tigers host Lawrenceville in Ron Herrin Gym – it will be “Pack the Place Gray” in support of brain cancer awareness – all are encouraged to wear gray for Tiger basketball

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball this evening on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 4:30 and tipoff at 5:30  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights to follow at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and the rest of the night, on CBS Sports Radio WVLN Olney