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October 3, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball, the American League playoffs began Thursday
*  Baltimore took care of Detroit in game one, 12-3
*  while in extra innings last night, the Royals beat the Angels in 11 innings, 3-2
    *  the American League Division Series continues with two more games on this Friday
    *  Baltimore will again host Detroit this afternoon
    *  the Angels will again host the Royals later tonight
*  meanwhile the National League Division Series will begin on this Friday
    *  the Nationals will host the Giants late this afternoon
    *  the Cardinals are in Los Angeles to battle the Dodgers later tonight

 

(NEWTON)  Week Five of the National Football League started last night in Wisconsin
*  the Packers had no problem beating the Vikings, 42-10
*  Week Five in the NFL continues with 13 games on Sunday and the last weekly game Monday night

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Volleyball last night – Olney swept two matches at home at ERHS
The Lady Tigers won the varsity match over Flora in 3 games, 16-25, 25-21 and 25-15
Olney also won the JV match in 3 games, 25-23, 17-25 and 25-9

 

(OLNEY) in Boys & Girls Junior High Cross Country yesterday at the Robinson Invitational
*  Olney finished 2nd in the boys varsity while St. Joe finished in 7th place
*  in the girls varsity, St. Joe finished 2nd while the Lady Cubs finished in 6th place

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA Junior High State Baseball Tournaments begin today in East Peoria
*  here’s a look at the area downstate teams involved in today’s quarter-final action
*  Class1A  :  14&4 Effingham St. Anthony plays 15&3 Springfield Christian
*  Class 2A  :  16&5 Teutopolis plays 9&4 Glasford Illini Bluffs
*  the semi-finals and championship finals are all tomorrow for today’s winning teams

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association’s Tournaments start tomorrow
*  Class S State Softball and Baseball Tournaments will have their quarter-finals in Coulterville
*  Class M State Softball and Baseball Tournaments will have their quarter-finals in Pinckneyville
*  Class L State Softball and Baseball Tournaments will have their quarter-finals in Centralia
*  the respective semi-finals and championship finals will all be next week

 

(NEWTON)  it’s Week Six for IHSA Football – here’s some of the games tonight involving area teams
*  in the Little Illini Conference
    *  undefeated Lawrenceville will host the 4&1 Maroons from Robinson
    *  Casey-Westfield is on the road to Albion to play winless Edwards County
    *  Red Hill is at home in Bridgeport to host Marshall
    *  the Newton Eagles are on the road to Dancey Field in Flora to play the Wolves
    *  the Olney Tigers travel north to battle the newest LIC team, the Tigers of Paris
*  in the Little Okaw Valley, the Southeast Division
    *  Cumberland will host Palestine-Hutsonville northwest of Greenup
    *  Oblong is on the road up to Oakland Tri-County
    *  and Martinsville will host Villa Grove in Clark County
*  in the Apollo Conference
    *  Salem will host Mattoon  :  Taylorville at Effingham  :  and Mt. Zion at Charleston
*  in the South Seven Conference
    *  it’s Centralia at Cahokia  :  Mt. Vernon at Carbondale
*  in the South Central Conference
    *  Vandalia will host Hillsboro  :  Pana at Greenville
*  and one other game tonight has Mt. Carmel on the road to Jasper, Indiana


                                             

                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  it’s 25 laps of the Non-Winged Sprint Car bad boys tomorrow night at the Clay County Speedway,  as they compete for the final checkered flag of the season, all to win $1,500 – plus, the other class championships will be determined in the UMP Modifieds, the Pure Stocks, the Hornets, and the UMP B-Mods – check it out – gates open early at 3:30 with racing at 6:30, plus plenty of concessions and plenty of parking – that’s Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora, along U.S. Route 45

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart DC 6059 will host the 1st Annual Corn Hole Tournament in the Olney City Park tomorrow – it’s sign up at 9:00, with tournament action running from 10:00 to 5:00 – the entry fee is $20 per team and all are invited to take part – spectators welcomed – proceeds to Children’s Miracle Network

 

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(OLNEY)  also on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals postseason baseball this evening on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN with our air time from Los Angeles at 5:27  :  it’s High School Football tonight with our pregame shows at around 6:30 and kickoffs at 7:00 – the Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” and the Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9  :  and it’s the latest in sports, around the clock, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus worldwide sports live online, at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

October 2, 2014

 

(NEWTON)  in Major League Baseball playoff action last night
*  San Francisco won the National League Wild Card game by beating Pittsburgh, 8-0
*  the American League playoffs continue with two games on this Thursday
    *  Baltimore will host Detroit at 4:30  :  then the Angels will host Kansas City on the west coast at 8:00
*  the National League playoffs have two games tomorrow, on Friday
    *  Washington will host San Francisco at 2:00  :  the Dodgers host the Cardinals at 5:30

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday – Olney finished third among four LIC schools
*  Robinson out-shot Lawrenceville / Red Hill by four strokes to win at Quail Creek Golf Course, 168-172
*  Olney finished 19 strokes back in 3rd place, while Oblong finished 4th at 216
*  the Match Medalist was Robinson’s James Gibson who shot a one over par 37
*  Olney’s top golfers were Blake Berry (43), Luke Shan (46), Jake Kowa (50), and Jordan Seib (52)
*  Lawrenceville / Red Hill was led by Zach Breault and Tanner Gray each at 42, plus Jeff Baxter at 43
*  the Tiger Golfers now prepare for the Class 2A Regional coming up next Tuesday at Centralia

 

(NEWTON)  also in Boys High School Golf from Tuesday – two Clark County teams battle in LIC action
*  it was Marshall edging out Casey-Westfield, but only by two strokes, 194 to 196

 

(OLNEY)  in Marching Band competition from last Saturday at the Marching Maroons Band Festival
*  there were five marching bands taking part with host Robinson performing only in exhibition
*  the Newton Marching Eagles won the Class AA Competition – the Olney Marching Tigers were 2nd
    *  Newton was the Grand Champion, sweeping the board by winning all four competition divisions
    *  Newton had the Outstanding Colorguard, Percussion, General Effect, and Outstanding Music
    *  the Olney Marching Tigers finished 2nd in all four divisions
*  it was Salem winning the Class A competition, with Casey-Westfield in 2nd and Oblong finishing 3rd
    *  the Marching Wildcats from Salem also won all four divisions
*  the Olney Marching Tigers are back in competition Saturday at the EIU Panther Festival in Charleston

 

(OLNEY)  the 2014 A League of Our Own Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament was this past weekend
*  the two day season-ending tournament was played at Musgrove Park in Olney
*  there were two first round games and the first elimination round game on Saturday
    *  top-seeded Hope Unlimited beat 4th-seeded Pita’s N More, 20-0
    *  2nd-seeded Monical’s Pizza beat 3rd-seeded Personal Finance, 10-0
    *  in the elimination round game – Personal Finance beat Pita’s N More, 17-3
*  the final three games were played on Sunday
    *  in the winner’s bracket game – Hope Unlimited beat Monical’s Pizza, 4-3
    *  Monical’s Pizza then eliminated Personal Finance, 13-3
    *  Hope Unlimited then won the tournament championship game over Monical’s Pizza, 4-1
*  congrats to Hope Unlimited for winning the tournament and the regular season title undefeated at 13&0

 

(FLORA)  here’s the Saturday night results from last weekend racing at the Clay County Speedway
*  Sprints  :  Matt Humphrey won the featured race  :  Anthony Loehr was 2nd  :  Casey Swift was 3rd
*  Hornets  :  Joseph Bobbitt finished in first place  :  Vincent Shehorn was 2nd  :  Lynn Lash was 3rd
*  B-Mods  :  John Shick took the checkered flag  :  Kyle Monroe was 2nd  :  Jason Maxey was 3rd
*  Modifieds  :  Tyler Weiss won the featured race  :  Billy Lewis was 2nd  :  Nathen Diesher was 3rd
*  Pure Stocks  :  Josh Lemke finished in first place  :  J Forston was 2nd  :  Dave Kerr was 3rd
*  this Saturday night is Final Points Night and due to the predicted cooler weather, it's an earlier start
    *  gates open at 3:30 with racing at 6:30 - there will be no racing on both October 11th and 18th

 

(NEWTON)  Week Five of the National Football League gets started tonight in Wisconsin
*  the Packers will host the Vikings up in Green Bay
*  then with 13 games on Sunday, Week Five of the NFL will end next Monday night in Washington, D.C.

 


                                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  it’s 25 laps of the Non-Winged Sprint Car bad boys this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway,  as they compete for the final checkered flag of the season, all to win $1,500 – plus, the other class championships will be determined in the UMP Modifieds, the Pure Stocks, the Hornets, and the UMP B-Mods – check it out – gates open early at 3:30 with racing at 6:30, plus plenty of concessions and plenty of parking – that’s Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora, along U.S. Route 45

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart DC 6059 will host the 1st Annual Corn Hole Tournament in the Olney City Park this Saturday – it’s sign up at 9:00, with tournament action running from 10:00 to 5:00 – the entry fee is $20 per team and all are invited to take part – spectators welcomed – proceeds to Children’s Miracle Network

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s high school sports calendar  :  in volleyball – Flora at Olney and Newton at Robinson  :  in girls tennis – Olney at Salem and Newton at Shelbyville  :  in boys & girls cross country – both Olney and Newton at the Robinson Invitational  :  in boys soccer – Olney at Effingham and Teutopolis at Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  also on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus sports around the clock, live, online at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

October 1, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the 2014 postseason began last night
*  it took 12 innings, but Kansas City beat Oakland, 9-8 to win the American League Wild Card game
*  the National League Wild Card game tonight has Pittsburgh hosting San Francisco at 7:00
*  the Cardinals begin postseason action Friday night in LA against the Dodgers with game time at 5:30

 

(NEWTON)  the Illinois High School Association announced yesterday that it will have no official presence at this Friday’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee hearing to be held in Chicago – this coming after the IHSA was informed that it would not be allowed to testify and/or call witnesses on its behalf at the hearing – meanwhile, the timing of the hearing is suspect, scheduled for a 4:00 start, which is just hours away from Friday night football, not to mention the traveling conflicts for school representatives that would like to support the IHSA at the hearing – the Committee revealed Monday that it will call four witnesses, all of which appear to be related to catastrophic injuries in high school sports – the IHSA has been told that it will be allowed to call witnesses at an unscheduled third hearing to be announced for later this year or next


 
(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton swept two LIC matches at home at NCHS
*  the Lady Eagles won the varsity match over Red Hill in two games, 25-10 and 25-13
    *  leading Newton was Alli Kline, Taylor Johnson, Brooke Koebele, & Hannah Litzelman
*  Newton also won the junior varsity match in two games
*  the Lady Eagles are back in conference action tomorrow night at Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  also in High School Volleyball last night – Clay City dropped two MTC matches on the road
*  the Lady Wolves lost their varsity match at Woodlawn in two games, 9-25 and 12-25
    *  top Clay City players were Tori Matanich and Megan Hance
*  Woodlawn won the junior varsity match in three games
*  Clay City will host North Clay tomorrow night in the annual “Pink Out Game” with an auction and more

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Soccer yesterday – Olney won its final regular season home match
*  the Tigers beat Altamont, 3-0 as Olney improves to 7 wins, 3 losses, and 3 ties
    *  Olney’s goals came from Jonah Buscher, Derek Walker, and Austin Urfer
    *  Olney’s Ben Lynch had two assists and some great defense by Treston Stanley
*  Olney won the junior varsity match over Altamont, 2-0 with both goals scored by Eddie Mayorga
*  the Soccer Tigers are back in action tomorrow at Effingham

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys & Girls Junior High Cross Country from Monday – the Olney runners were on the road
*  both Olney teams finished in 3rd place up in Effingham County, at Teutopolis
*  Highland won the girls 2 mile race over St. Anthony, 22-45 – the Lady Cubs finished with 77 points
    *  Olney’s top runner was Cameron Hough in 3rd place – Tara Hughes was 12th
*  Teutopolis won the boys race by beating out St. Anthony, 45 to 47
*  the Olney Cubs were only 5 points back in 3rd place with 52 points – Highland was 4th with 90 points
    *  Olney’s top runner was Chase Williams in 4th place – Trey Nosek was 7th – Brady Thompson was 8th
*  the Middle School runners are back on the course tomorrow at the Robinson Invitational

 

(OLNEY)  in Olney Junior Pro Football action from this past Saturday – all Olney teams were winners
*  the 7th/8th team beat Robinson, 28-16
*  the 5th/6th team beat Robinson, 14-0
*  the 3rd/4th team beat Red Hill, 18-0
*  the two older teams are in playoff action this Saturday evening
    *  the 5th/6th team plays Mt. Carmel at Mt. Carmel at 6:00
    *  the 7th/8th team plays Robinson at Robinson at 8:00

 


                                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(FLORA)  it’s 25 laps of the Non-Winged Sprint Car bad boys this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway,  as they compete for the final checkered flag of the season, all to win $1,500 – plus, the other class championships will be determined in the UMP Modifieds, the Pure Stocks, the Hornets, and the UMP B-Mods – check it out – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30, plus plenty of concessions and plenty of parking – that’s Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora, along U.S. Route 45

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart DC 6059 will host the 1st Annual Corn Hole Tournament in the Olney City Park this Saturday – it’s sign up at 9:00, with tournament action running from 10:00 to 5:00 – the entry fee is $20 per team and all are invited to take part – spectators welcomed – proceeds to Children’s Miracle Network

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s high school sports calendar  :  boys golf – Olney & Lawrenceville at Robinson

 

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(OLNEY)  also on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus sports around the clock, live, online at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

September 30, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the 2014 postseason begins tonight
*  the one game American League Wild Card game tonight has Kansas City hosting Oakland at 7:00
*  the single game National League Wild Card game tomorrow night has Pittsburgh hosting San Francisco
*  the American League Division Series begins Thursday with the Angels hosting tonight’s winner
*  the Cardinals begin postseason action Friday night in LA against the Dodgers with game time at 5:30


 
(NEWTON)  in Week Four of the National Football League ended last night
*  the Chiefs used home field advantage to beat the visiting Patriots from New England, 41-14
*  Week Five action will kickoff this Thursday night with the Packers hosting the Vikings in Green Bay

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday – the Little Illini Conference Match took place
*  it was a beautiful day for the LIC Tournament at Oak Glen Golf Course in Crawford County
*  it was Lawrenceville / Red Hill coming away with the Tournament Championship
    *  the Lawrence County golfers, under the direction of Coach Dave Berry, shot a total 332
    *  that score was 29 strokes better than the tournament favorite Maroons from Robinson (361)
    *  the Olney Tigers finished 20 strokes back in 3rd place with a 381 – then Flora at 401
    *  Paris was 5th at 409, Casey-Westfield was 6th at 427, and Marshall was 7th at 438
*  individually, Lawrenceville’s Zack Breault had the lowest score with a six over par 78
    *  Robinson’s Tom Goodman and Lawrenceville’s Tanner Gray tied for 2nd, each at 83
    *  Lawrenceville’s Austin Deloreia was 4th with an 85 round
    *  Olney’s Blake Berry and Lawrenceville’s Jacob Abel tied for 5th, each with an 86
    *  Robinson’s James Gibson and Lawrenceville’s Jeff Baxter tied for 7th, each at 87
    *  Robinson’s Triston Murphy was 9th and Flora’s Nick Trotter was 10th
    *  these top ten players were named as All Conference selections for LIC Golf
*  also for Olney – Luke Shan was 11th, Jordan Seib 14th, Randy Goodman 20th, and Jake Kowa 23rd
    *  while Blake Berry was All Conference, Luke and Jordan also received Honorable Mentions
*  while Paris fielded the only full girls team in the LIC Tournament, here’s the individual winners for girls
    *  Lawrenceville’s Madison Bobe shot a girls’ best 101 – Marshall’s Leighanne Hildebrand had a 104
    *  Robinson’s Leanna Ferguson shot a 3rd place 111
    *  Marshall’s teammates Jessica Murphy was 4th at 123 and Mackenzie Switzer was 5th at 127
    *  also making All Conference for girls was Robinson’s Abby Ferris and Flora’s Janna Lieb
Congratulations to one and all at yesterday’s Little Illini Conference Tournament up north of Stoy

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Tennis yesterday – Olney won a conference match on the road
*  the Lady Tigers made it a clean sweep at Paris, winning 9-0
    *  Olney won all six of the singles matches, each in two sets apiece
    *  Jaclyn Shan won the #1 match, while Nicole Shan won the #2 match
    *  Audrey Jensen won the #3 match, while Rachel Snyder won the #4 match
    *  Rachel Woods won the #5 match, while Taloni Ginder won the #6 match
*  Olney won all three of the doubles matches, each in two sets apiece
    *  Rachel Woods and Kalyn Bailey won the #1 double match
    *  Payton Murphy and Chelsea Heindselman won the #2 doubles match
    *  Megan Heindselman and Kenna Steber won the #3 doubles match
*  the Lady Tigers won three of the four junior varsity matches
*  now at 11&2 overall, 4&1 in the LIC, the Lady Tigers are back in action this Thursday at Salem

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton split two matches on the road
*  the Lady Eagles won the varsity match over Salem in three games, 25-11, 23-25, 25-16
    *  leading Newton was Kaitlyn Cohorst, Taylor Johnson, Brooke Koebele, & Hannah Litzelman
*  Salem won the junior varsity match in two games
*  the Lady Eagles are back in action at home tonight hosting Red Hill in LIC play

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Soccer yesterday – Olney won at home on Ed Webber Field
*  the Tigers beat visiting Newton, 4-0 as Olney improves to 6 wins, 3 losses, and 3 ties
    *  Olney’s Kirk Wall scored three goals while Jonah Buscher scored the other goal
    *  Olney’s assists were from Marshall King, Austin Urfer, and Derek Walker
    *  the Tigers had some great defensive play from Luke Hahn and Weston Deshon

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Soccer from last Saturday – Olney with a home win
*  the Tigers beat North Knox, Indiana, 4-0
*  Olney’s goals were scored by Kye Stallard, Marshall King, Stirling Hostetter, and Kirk Wall
    *  Olney’s assists were provided by Jonah Buscher, Stirling Hostetter, and Kye Stallard
*  also good defensive play Saturday from Treston Stanley and Austin Urfer
*  the Soccer Tigers are back in action today with their final regular season home match at OCC
    *  it will be Senior Night at Ed Webber Field as Olney will host Altamont, starting at 4:30

 

(NEWTON)  also in Boys High School Soccer from last Saturday – Newton won on the road
*  the Eagles beat Salem, 4-0 as the Newton squad played very well on the road at Salem
*  Newton’s Jackson Chapman scored two goals and one each by Daniel McCrillis and Felix Scharnbacher
*  the Soccer Eagles are back in action this Thursday when they host Teutopolis

 

(NEWTON)  in Freshman / Sophomore Football action from last night
*  Newton beat Robinson in double overtime, 22-16
*  Flora beat Olney, 24-20

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys & Girls Junior High Cross Country last Saturday at Salem – Olney St. Joe did well
*  the St. Joe varsity boys finished in 3rd place in the small school division with 149 runners
    *  the Wildcat’s top runners were Cadin Ackman (32nd) and Brent Hatten (57th)
*  the St. Joe varsity girls finished in 6th place in the small school division with 126 runners
    *  the Lady Wildcat’s top runners were Haven Doll (26th) and Tristen Payne (65th)
*  the St. Joe junior varsity boys finished in 3rd place in the small school division with 161 runners
    *  the Wildcat’s top junior varsity runner was Gavin Dorn in 8th place
*  the St. Joe junior varsity girls finished in 7th place in the small school division with 164 runners
    *  the Lady Wildcat’s top junior varsity runner was Evelyn Atkins in 2nd place
*  St. Joe's top runner in the Open Race was Jerrison Hough (69th)

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Baseball Regionals ended with the championship games yesterday
*  Class S @ West Salem  :  West Salem beat New Hope, 12-0
*  Class S @ Centralia  :  Aviston beat Altamont Lutheran, 11-1
*  Class S @ Nashville  :  Woodlawn beat St. Ann's / Nashville, 5-3
*  Class M @ Fairfield  :  Fairfield beat Wayne City, 12-0
*  Class L @ Mt. Vernon  :  Mt. Vernon slipped by Carmi, 5-3
all winners advance to their respective State Tournament Quarter-Finals this Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Softball Regionals ended with the championship games yesterday
*  Class S @ Fairfield  :  New Hope beat Grayville, 3-2
*  Class S @ Nashville  :  Woodlawn beat St. Ann's / Nashville, 9-6
*  Class M @ Albion  :  Fairfield beat Albion, 2-1
*  Class L @ Mt. Vernon  :  Carmi beat Flora, 5-3
*  Class L @ Salem  :  Carlyle beat Centralia, 16-1
all winners advance to their respective State Tournament Quarter-Finals this Saturday

 


                                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart DC 6059 will host the 1st Annual Corn Hole Tournament in the Olney City Park this Saturday – it’s sign up at 9:00, with tournament action running from 10:00 to 5:00 – the entry fee is $20 per team and all are invited to take part – spectators welcomed – proceeds to Children’s Miracle Network

 

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(OLNEY)  also on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus sports around the clock, live, online at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

September 29, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball’s final day of the regular season, involving Midwestern teams
*  the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks, 1-0 as the Redbirds clinched their 2nd NL Central title in a row
    *  elsewhere  :  Cubs beat Brewers, 5-2  :  Reds beat Pirates, 4-1  :  Royals beat White Sox, 6-4
    *  Indians beat Tampa Bay, 7-2  :  Twins lost to Detroit, 3-0
*  the American League Wild Card game is tomorrow night with Oakland at Kansas City
*  the National League Wild Card game is Wednesday night with San Francisco at Pittsburgh
*  the American League Division Series begins Thursday with the Angels hosting tomorrow night’s winner
*  the Cardinals begin postseason action this Friday night out in Los Angeles against the Dodgers


 
(NEWTON)  in Week Four of the National Football League action yesterday involving Midwestern teams
*  the Colts beat the Titans, 41-17
*  the Packers beat the Bears, 38-17
*  the Vikings beat the Falcons, 41-28
*  the Lions beat the Jets, 24-17
*  Week Four of the NFL ends tonight with the Chiefs hosting the Patriots in Kansas City

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football from Saturday involving downstate teams
*  Illinois lost its Big Ten opener, falling to Nebraska, 45-14 – the 3&2 Illini host Purdue Saturday at 11:00
*  SIU beat Western Illinois, 34-17 – the 4&1 Salukis host South Dakota Saturday evening at 6:00
*  EIU lost to Ohio, 34-19 – the 1&4 Panthers are off this Saturday, play at Eastern Kentucky October 11th

 

(NEWTON)  a recap of  Week Five IHSA Football from last Friday night in the Little Illini Conference
*  the Newton Eagles lost a tough one at Robinson, 20-14 in double overtime
*  the Olney Tigers held on to beat the Flora Wolves, 42-34
*  Lawrenceville beat Casey-Westfield, 28-25
*  Marshall beat Paris, 62-6
*  Red Hill beat Edwards County, 46-0

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf on Friday – the Trojan Fall Classic was held up in Charleston
*  Mattoon came out on top, winning the event, 11 strokes better than 2nd place Effingham, 301-312
*  rounding out the top six teams were Champaign Centennial, Mt. Zion, St. Anthony, and Monticello
*  then it was Danville and Rantoul tying for 7th, followed by Champaign Central and Robinson
*  rounding the rest of the teams were host Charleston, then Bloomington, Urbana, and Olney
    *  the Tigers top golfers were Blake Berry, Jake Kowa, Randy Goodman, and Luke Shan
*  Olney is back on the links today at the LIC Tournament at Oak Glen Golf Course in Crawford County

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys and Girls High School Cross Country Saturday – Olney did well at Lawrenceville
*  Olney won the girls race by the 6th runner rule, after the Lady Tigers tied Salem at 35 each
*  host Lawrenceville was 3rd with 58 points, followed by Mt. Carmel, Fairfield, and Dieterich
    *  the Lady Tigers were led by Holly Stallard in 2nd place
    *  other top ten medalists for Olney were Aaron Bromm 8th and Alicia Guzman 9th
    *  Olney’s Abby Rauch was 11th, Kylar Craig 13th, Lauren Eagleston 14th, and Jordan Laughlin 15th
    *  Salem’s Chloe Phillips won the race and her teammate, Emily Wade was 3rd
    *  Fairfield’s August Martinez was 4th and Mt. Carmel’s Madeline Jones was 6th
    *  Lawrenceville’s sister duo of Heather and Hannah Holmes finished 7th and 10th respectively
*  on the boys side, it was Salem finishing 1st, outrunning 2nd place Olney, 23 to 49
*  the host Indians were 3rd at 84, then Dieterich at 106, Mt. Carmel at 121, and then Fairfield and Odin
    *  Olney had Nathan DeMeyer in 7th place, Michael DeMeyer was 8th, and Dalyn Brach was 9th
    *  Fairfield’s Corbin Kakac won the 3 mile race and set a new course & meet record at 15:52
    *  Salem’s Brenner Webster was 2nd and Mt. Carmel’s Grady Wilkinson was 3rd
*  the Olney Tigers had three of the top five runners in the 3 mile Open Race
    *  Nathaniel Troester was 3rd, Martin DeVenecia was 4th, and Levi Wollard was 5th
    *  Olney’s lone girl runner, Sophia Colclasure, received a medal in the Open Race as well
*  the Olney runners are back on the course this Thursday at the Robinson Invitational

 

(NEWTON)  the IESA Softball State Tournaments ended Saturday – here’s the area team results
*  Class AA Quarter-Final  :  on Friday, Charleston beat Ottawa Shepherd, 2-0
*  Class A Quarter-Finals  :  on Friday, Windsor beat White Hall North Greene, 6-0
*  Class AA Semi-Final  :  on Saturday, Charleston beat Canton Ingersoll, 6-0
*  Class A Semi-Final  :  on Saturday, Windsor lost to Pontiac St. Mary’s, 3-2
*  Class AA Championship  :  Charleston lost to Pleasant Plains, 8-4 – the Little Trojans finishing 2nd
*  Class A Third Place Game  :  Windsor beat Buffalo Tri-City, 17-2 – the Lady Trojans finishing 3rd

 

(NEWTON)  the IESA Junior High Baseball Sectionals were Saturday – here’s the area team results
*  Class 3A @ Mt. Zion  :  Rochester beat Newton / Jasper County, 7-5 – Jr Eagles finish the year at 15&6
*  Class 2A @ Teutopolis  :  Teutopolis beat Paris Crestwood, 3-1
*  Class 1A @ Effingham  :  St. Anthony beat Nokomis, 10-6
the IESA State Baseball Tournaments are this Friday and Saturday up in East Peoria

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Baseball Regionals end today – here’s some area title matchups
*  Class S @ West Salem  :  New Hope plays West Salem
*  Class S @ Centralia  :  Altamont Lutheran plays Aviston
*  Class S @ Nashville  :  Woodlawn plays St. Ann’s / Nashville
*  Class M @ Fairfield  :  Wayne City plays Fairfield
*  Class L @ Mt. Vernon  :  Carmi plays Mt. Vernon
all winners advance to their respective State Tournament for Quarter-Final action this Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate SIJHSAA Softball Regionals also end today – here’s some area title games
*  Class S @ Fairfield  :  Grayville plays New Hope
*  Class S @ Nashville  :  Woodlawn plays St. Ann’s / Nashville
*  Class L @ Mt. Vernon  :  Flora plays Carmi
all winners advance to their respective State Tournament for Quarter-Final action this Saturday

 


                                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s high school sports calendar  :  in boys golf – the Little Illini Conference Tournament at the Oak Glen Golf Course, north of Stoy  :  in girls tennis – Olney at Paris and Robinson at Newton  :  in volleyball – Newton at Salem  :  in fresh/soph football – Flora at Olney and Newton at Robinson

 

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