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August 13, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Saturday  :  the Cardinals beat the Phillies, 4-1  :  the Reds beat the Cubs  :  the White Sox lost
* Sunday  :  the Cardinals lost to the Phillies, 8-7  :  the Reds beat the Cubs  :  the White Sox won
* Monday  :  the Cardinals & Reds are idle  :  Cubs host Houston  :  the White Sox are at Toronto

 
 
(OLNEY)  in auto racing news from Saturday night – Dave Darland won the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car race in Hartford, Michigan – national points leader John Stanbrough finished second, while Olney’s Levi Jones finished in fourth place – Stanbrough now leads the championship series by six points – the next AMSOIL race is the “Sprint Car Smackdown” at the Kokomo, Indiana Speedway on August 23rd

 

(OLNEY)  in National Football League preseason action from the weekend  :
* Indianapolis beat St Louis, 38-3
* Denver beat Chicago, 31-3
* Cincinnati beat the New York Jets, 17-6
* Cleveland beat Detroit, 19-17
* Seattle beat Tennessee, 27-17

 

(NEWTON)  in junior high softball – Jasper County won the Altamont Tournament on Saturday  :
*  the Jasper County girls won the first game over Sullivan, 17-4 – the winning pitcher was Olivia Shipman while the top hitter for Jasper County was Kristen Hardiek with two doubles
*  Jasper County won the second game, beating St. Anthony, 9-0 – the top hitters were Kaitlyn Cohorst and Ariel Richards, each with two hits – the winning pitcher was Kristen Hardiek
*  Jasper County won the third and final game with a 13-5 victory over Altamont – the winning pitcher was Madisson Stanley – the top hitters were Alexis Cox, Ariel Richards, and Madisson Stanley
*  with a record of 4&1, the Jasper County girls are scheduled to play at Cumberland today at 4:30

 

                                        
                                   LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


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

 

(OLNEY)  the annual “Meet the Tigers” night is coming up later this week on Friday night at the ERHS Athletic Field in Olney – more information and details are forthcoming here on Freedom 92.9  WSEI

 

(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Richland County Men’s Fall Softball League will be tonight at Musgrove Park in Olney, starting at 7:30 – those interested should attend – for more details, call 843-8449

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule : it’s the latest in sports on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

August 11, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball :
* Friday : the Cardinals lost to the Phillies, 3-1 : Reds beat the Cubs : White Sox beat the Athletics
* Saturday : the Cardinals are back in Philadelphia : the Cubs host the Reds : the White Sox host the A’s

 

(OLNEY)  rain forced the postponement of last night’s AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car race at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan – the event has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 14th, later this fall – the series now moves to Hartford, Michigan for tonight’s race at the Hartford Motor Speedway – with 18 races left on the 2012 schedule, Levi Jones of Olney is four points back in the national points standings

 

(NEWTON)  University of Illinois football fans have a chance to meet & get autographs from the 2012 Fighting Illini tomorrow evening from 5:00 to 6:00 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign – admission to the 2012 Fan Appreciation Day is free and most parking is free – fans will enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium, starting at 4:45 – all ages of Illini fans are welcome to attend – the first 100 kids will get an Illini mini football – the Illini and new head Coach Tim Beckman will open the 2012 season by hosting Western Michigan on September 1st – for ticket information or details, go online at www.fightingillini.com

 

(OLNEY)  the NFL preseason is underway, starting earlier this week, and our two Midwestern teams will begin their preseason this weekend – the new-look Indianapolis Colts will host the St. Louis Rams in a Sunday afternoon matchup in Indiana – it’s a 12:30 kickoff in Lucas Oil Stadium – meanwhile, in action this week : the Bears lost to Denver, the Browns beat the Lions, and the Bengals beat the Jets

 

(FLORA)  it’s more oval, dirt track racing tonight at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora – a 20-lap modified feature will result in a $1,000 top prize, plus it’s a special “mechanics’ race tonight as well – not to mention all the normal racing for pure stocks, street stocks, crates, mini stocks, and sprints – the gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – admission is $7 for adults and $5 for those 16 & under

 

                                        
                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Richland County Men’s Fall Softball League will be next Monday night at Musgrove Park, starting at 7:30 – those interested should attend – for more, call 843-8449

 

(OLNEY)  the signup is underway for Olney-area ladies interested in starting a new Fall Softball League in Olney – for those age 18 and over, the second and final signup will be this morning from 8:00 to 10:00 at Ophelia’s Cup in Olney – if any questions or to get more information, call 618-838-0467

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:30  : and it’s the latest in sports, all weekend long, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

August 10, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball :
* Thursday : the Cardinals beat the Giants, 3-1 : the Cubs beat the Reds : the White Sox were idle
* Friday : the Cardinals are in Philadelphia : the Cubs host the Reds : the White Sox host the A's

 

(NEWTON)  University of Illinois football fans have a chance to meet & get autographs from the 2012 Fighting Illini this Sunday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 on the field at Memorial Stadium in Champaign – it’s also a chance for fans to check out the new FieldTurf at Memorial Stadium – admission to the 2012 Fan Appreciation Day is free and most parking will be free – fans will enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium, starting at 4:45 – all ages of Illini fans are welcome to attend – the first 100 kids will get an Illini mini football – the Illini and new head Coach Tim Beckman will open the 2012 season by hosting Western Michigan on September 1st – for ticket information or details, go online at www.fightingillini.com

 

(FLORA)  it’s more oval, dirt track racing tomorrow night at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora – a 20-lap modified feature will result in a $1,000 top prize, plus it’s a special “mechanics’ race tomorrow night as well – not to mention all the normal racing for pure stocks, street stocks, crates, mini stocks, and sprints – the gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – admission is $7 for adults, $5 for those 16 & under

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car racing tonight at the I-96 Speedway, up in Lake Odessa, Michigan – with 18 races remaining on the 2012 schedule, Levi Jones of Olney remains in second place, just four points behind national points leader John Stanbrough – the series will then move to Hartford, Michigan for a Saturday night race tomorrow night at the Hartford Motor Speedway

 

                                        
                                 LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  Media Night 2012 will be held a week from tonight, on Friday night, August 17th, at Newton Community High School – it’s a chance for the public and all Newton Eagle supporters to turn out and meet this year’s NCHS athletes – meanwhile, with the fall marching season fast approaching, the Newton Marching Eagles are in need of some volunteers for upcoming events  :  four volunteers are needed to be at the grandstands by 5:30 next Friday evening to man the booth that night  :  ticket takers are needed for the August 31st home game at Chivesky Field, with the needed time at 5:30  :  plus band trip chaperones are needed for the various trips in September and October  :  to help out, contact the NCHS Office

 

(OLNEY)  an informational and organizational meeting for the Men’s Richland County Fall Softball League will be next Monday night, August 13th, at the Musgrove Park Sports Complex, starting at 7:30 – all those interested are encouraged to attend – for more details, call Ray at 843-6876 or Ed at 843-8449

 

(OLNEY)  the signup is underway for Olney-area ladies interested in starting a new Fall Softball League in Olney – for those age 18 and over, the second and final signup will be tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 10:00 at Ophelia’s Cup in Olney – if any questions or to get more information, call 618-838-0467

 

(NEWTON)  Newton Community High School is selling Eagle football tickets  :  the general public may purchase reserved football seats this morning from 8:00 to 12:00  :  also on sale are passes for all regular season NCHS sports, priced at $125 per person  :  for more information, call the NCHS Office in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:30  : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

August 9, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball :
* Wednesday : Cardinals lost to San Francisco, 15-0 : the Cubs, White Sox, & Reds all lost as well
* Thursday : the Cardinals host the Giants : the Cubs host the Reds : the White Sox are idle

 
 
(OLNEY)  in auto racing news – Kyle Larson won both of the “Ultimate Challenge” races this past Monday and Tuesday in Oskaloosa, Iowa as both races were “Special Events” with only appearance points awarded to the AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship – Levi Jones finished in fifth place and sixth place in the respective races as the Olney native mow trails Jon Stanbrough by only four points in the national points standings heading into tomorrow night’s race at the I-96 Speedway, up in Lake Odessa, Michigan – while winning only one of the first 26 AMSOIL USAC races held so far this year, Levi Jones has had 24 top ten finishes this year, including 16 top five finishes so far – a total of 18 races remain on the 2012 schedule

 

                                        
                                   LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  Media Night 2012 will be held a week from tomorrow night, on Friday night, August 17th, at Newton Community High School – it’s a chance for the public and all Newton Eagle supporters to turn out and meet this year’s NCHS athletes – meanwhile, with the fall marching season fast approaching, the Newton Marching Eagles are in need of some volunteers for upcoming events  :  four volunteers are needed to be at the grandstands by 5:30 next Friday evening to man the booth that night  :  ticket takers are needed for the August 31st home game at Chivesky Field, with the needed time at 5:30  :  plus band trip chaperones are needed for the various trips in September and October  :  to help out, contact the NCHS Office

 

(OLNEY)  an informational and organizational meeting for the Men’s Richland County Fall Softball League will be next Monday night, August 13th, at the Musgrove Park Sports Complex, starting at 7:30 – all those interested are encouraged to attend – for more details, call Ray at 843-6876 or Ed at 843-8449

 

(OLNEY)  the signup is underway for Olney-area ladies interested in starting a new Fall Softball League in Olney – for those age 18 and over, the second and final signup will be this coming Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 at Ophelia’s Cup in Olney – if any questions or to get more information, call 618-838-0467

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual “Chamber Golf Outing” tomorrow at the Richland Country Club – teams & individual golfers can still signup by contacting the Chamber Office, by calling the Country Club, or online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School will host a fall athletic informational meeting tonight in the ERMS Gym, starting at 6:30 – it’s for all Middle School students who plan to participate in athletics or cheerleading during the 2012-2013 school year – individual coaches in the sports of cross country, basketball, and volleyball will meet with the athletes and parents as well – required athletic forms will also be handed out to be signed and returned  :  also, athletic physicals will be offered next Tuesday night, August 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Middle School with the cost at $25 per athlete

 

(NEWTON)  Newton Community High School is selling Eagle football tickets  :  the general public may purchase reserved football seats today and tomorrow, each morning from 8:00 to 12:00  :  also on sale are passes for all regular season NCHS sports, priced at $125 per person  :  for more information about reserved ticket sales, call the NCHS Office in Newton at 783-2303 during regular office hours

 

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(OLNEY)  and on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball this afternoon on Fox Sports Radio 740 with our dugout show at 12:40  : and it’s the latest in sports on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

August 8, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
* Tuesday : the Cardinals lost to the Giants, 4-2 : the Cubs, White Sox, & Reds all lost
* Wednesday : Cardinals host Giants : Cubs at San Diego : White Sox host Royals : Reds at Milwaukee

 

(FLORA)  here’s last Saturday’s results from the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora  :
* sprints : Aric Gentry took the checkered flag, followed by Anthony Leohr and Matt Humphrey
* modifieds : Chad Kinder finished in first place, followed by Larry Anderson and Everett Bradham
* crates : Aaron Heck crossed the finished line first, followed by Mark Oller and Daniel Heck
* street stocks : A.J. Wright took the checkered flag, followed by Greg Dedrick, Jr. and Mike Mosley
* pure stocks : Jason Worley finished in first place, followed by Justin Jones and Clay Lane
* hornets : Jeremy Callahan crossed the finish line first, followed by David Foreman and T.J. Horn
it’s back to more oval, dirt-track racing this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway

 

                                        
                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(OLNEY)  the signup is underway for Olney-area ladies interested in starting a new Fall Softball League in Olney – for those age 18 and over, the second and final signup will be this coming Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 at Ophelia’s Cup in Olney – if any questions or to get more information, call 618-838-0467

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual “Chamber Golf Outing” this coming Friday at the Richland Country Club – teams & individual golfers can still signup by contacting the Chamber Office, by calling the Country Club, or online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School will host a fall athletic informational meeting tomorrow night in the ERMS Gym, starting at 6:30 – it’s for all Middle School students who plan to participate in athletics or cheerleading during the 2012-2013 school year – individual coaches in the sports of cross country, basketball, and volleyball will meet with the athletes and parents as well – required athletic forms will also be handed out to be signed and returned – if any questions, call ERMS Athletic Director Rick Franklin at 395-4372  :  also, athletic physicals will be offered next Tuesday night, August 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the Middle School with the cost at $25 per athlete – up-to-date physicals are required before practicing

 

(NEWTON)  Newton Community High School is selling Eagle football tickets  :  the general public may purchase reserved football seats tomorrow and Friday, each morning from 8:00 to 12:00  :  also on sale are passes for all regular season NCHS sports, priced at $125 per person  :  for more information about reserved ticket sales, call the NCHS Office in Newton at 783-2303 during regular office hours

 

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