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June 11, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
Monday  :  the Cardinals were idle with a day and night off
Monday  :  the Reds beat the Cubs, 6-2  :  the White Sox beat the Bluejays, 10-6
Tuesday  :  the Redbirds play the first of three against the Mets tonight in New York
Tuesday  :  the Cubs will again host Cincinnati tonight  :  the White Sox will again host Toronto tonight

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(OLNEY)  the 2013 Olney Tiger 5K Run/Walk is this Saturday morning at the Musgrove Aquatic Center – it’s late and pre-registration at 6:30, with the 5K Run/Walk beginning at 7:30, followed by the one mile fun run at 8:15 – then results and awards presented at 9:00 – all entries get a t-shirt, plus random drawings for prizes and free swimming later in the day – trophies awarded in the various categories, both male & female – the registration fees are $22 for the 5K run and $10 for the one mile fun run – all proceeds go directly to support the running programs at East Richland High School – for more, call Coach Louie Gassmann

 

(NEWTON)  mark your calendars for a fundraising “fish fry” to benefit the Newton Eagles football team, coming up this Friday evening at the KC Hall in Newton, with serving from 4:30 to 7:30, plus carry-outs will be available – there will be special music provided, plus the Football Eagles will have their 7th Annual Raffle with a top prize of $500, along with other cash prizes and gift certificates as well – contact any Eagle Football player or coach for tickets and make plans to come out & meet the Newton Eagles this Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th annual Richland County Republican Central Committee “golf outing” is this Friday, June 14th, at the Richland Country Club – it’s registration at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00, all followed by a steak dinner with awards & prizes – the $75 fee includes lunch, golf, mulligans, cart, & dinner – dinner only tickets are $25 each – to sign-up or for details, call J.C. at 618-395-8124

 

(OLNEY)  the first of three summer baseball camps hosted by Coach Dennis Conley and the OCC Blue Knights baseball team is this week – although shortened by rain yesterday, the camp is today & tomorrow, from 9:00 to 12 noon each day at Conley Field at OCC – campers will work on hitting, base running, pitching, & fielding, plus each player must provide their own glove, bat, hat, & drink – two more camps will be held the next two weeks, June 17th-19th and June 24th-26th – calling 618-395-7545 to pre-register

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our air-time at 6:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

June 10, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend  :
Saturday & Sunday  :  the Cardinals split with the Reds, losing Saturday, but winning last night
Saturday & Sunday  :  the Cubs split two with Pittsburgh  :  the White Sox took two from Oakland
Monday  :  the Redbirds are off until the first of three against the Mets tomorrow night in New York
Monday  :  the Cubs will host Cincinnati tonight  :  the White Sox will host Toronto tonight


 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A State Softball Tournaments ended Saturday in East Peoria  :
Class 3A Championship Game  :  Glen Ellyn Glenbard South beat Alton Marquette, 1-0
Class 3A Third Place Game  :  Tinley Park beat Sterling High, 5-4
Class 4A Championship Game  :  Minooka beat St. Charles East, 14-3 in six innings
Class 4A Third Place Game  :  Barrington beat Elmhurst York, 5-1


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A State Baseball Tournaments ended Saturday in Joliet  :
Class 3A Championship Game  :  Joliet Catholic Academy beat Wheaton St. Francis, 5-0
Class 3A Third Place Game  :  Grayslake Central beat Mt. Vernon, 1-0
Class 4A Championship Game  :  Chicago Mt. Carmel beat Libertyville, 2-1
Class 4A Third Place Game  :  St. Charles East beat Naperville Neuqua Valley, 6-4

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(OLNEY)  the 2013 Olney Tiger 5K Run/Walk is this Saturday morning at the Musgrove Aquatic Center – it’s late and pre-registration at 6:30, with the 5K Run/Walk beginning at 7:30, followed by the one mile fun run at 8:15 – then results and awards presented at 9:00 – all entries get a t-shirt, plus random drawings for prizes and free swimming later in the day – trophies awarded in the various categories, both male & female – the registration fees are $22 for the 5K run and $10 for the one mile fun run – all proceeds go directly to support the running programs at East Richland High School – for more, call Coach Louie Gassmann

 

(NEWTON)  mark your calendars for a fundraising “fish fry” to benefit the Newton Eagles football team, coming up this Friday evening at the KC Hall in Newton, with serving from 4:30 to 7:30, plus carry-outs will be available – there will be special music provided, plus the Football Eagles will have their 7th Annual Raffle with a top prize of $500, along with other cash prizes and gift certificates as well – contact any football player, coach, or supporter for tickets - that's this Friday evening in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th annual Richland County Republican Central Committee “golf outing” is this Friday, June 14th, at the Richland Country Club – it’s registration at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00, all followed by a steak dinner with awards & prizes – the $75 fee includes lunch, golf, mulligans, cart, & dinner – dinner only tickets are $25 each – to sign-up or for details, call J.C. at 618-395-8124

 

(OLNEY)  the first of three summer baseball camps hosted by Coach Dennis Conley and the OCC Blue Knights baseball team is this week, however today’s activities have been cancelled due to the recent rains – this week’s camp will now run tomorrow and Wednesday, each morning from 9:00 to 12 noon at Conley Field at OCC – campers will work on hitting, base running, pitching, & fielding, plus each player must provide their own glove, bat, hat, & drink – two more camps will be held the next two weeks, June 17th-19th and June 24th-26th – pre-registration is required by calling Coach Dennis Conley at 618-395-7545

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in worldwide sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN – that’s around the clock, all day and all night on CBS Sports Radio WVLN

 

 

 

June 8, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
Friday  :  the Cardinals beat up on the Reds, 9-2 by out-hitting Cincinnati, 16 to 8
Friday  :  the Cubs lost to the Pirates  :  the White Sox lost the Athletics
Saturday  :  the Cardinals are back in Cincinnati tonight for game two of three there this weekend
Saturday  :  the Cubs host Pittsburgh on the north side  :  the White Sox host the A’s on the south side

 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A State Softball Tournaments began yesterday in East Peoria  :
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Glen Ellyn Glenbard South beat Tinley Park, 5-1
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Alton Marquette beat Sterling High, 3-2
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  St. Charles East beat Barrington, 3-2
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Minooka beat Elmhurst York, 6-3
the Class 3A and 4A State Finals are today up at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A State Baseball Tournaments started yesterday up in Joliet  :
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Wheaton St. Francis beat Grayslake Central, 6-3
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Joliet Catholic Academy beat Mt. Vernon, 4-0
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Chicago Mt. Carmel beat Naperville Neuqua Valley, 8-0
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Libertyville beat St. Charles East, 9-6
the Class 3A and 4A State Finals are today at Silver Cross Field in Joliet

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  mark your calendars for a fundraising “fish fry” to benefit the Newton Eagles football team, coming up on next Friday, June 14th, at the KC Hall in Newton, with serving from 4:30 to 7:30 that night, plus carry-outs will be available – there will be special music provided, plus the Football Eagles will have their 7th Annual Raffle with a top prize of $500, along with other cash prizes and gift certificates as well

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th annual Richland County Republican Central Committee “golf outing” is next Friday, June 14th, at the Richland Country Club – it’s registration at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00, all followed by a steak dinner with awards & prizes – the $75 fee includes lunch, golf, mulligans, cart, & dinner – dinner only tickets are $25 each – to sign-up or for details, call J.C. at 618-395-8124

 

(OLNEY)  the first of three summer baseball camps hosted by Coach Dennis Conley and the OCC Blue Knights baseball team will be held next week – June 10th thru the 12th, next Monday thru Wednesday, at Conley Field at OCC, each morning from 10:00 to 12 noon – campers will work on hitting, base running, pitching, & fielding, plus each player must provide their own glove, bat, hat, & drink – two more camps will be held the following two weeks, June 17th-19th and June 24th-26th – the cost is $50 for one camp, $75 for two, or $100 for all three – pre-registration is required by calling Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to dirt track racing tonight at the Clay County Speedway – the Bad Boy B-Mods will compete, plus along with the regular Saturday night classes, the Gateway Vintage Cars will be on hand – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – that’s tonight at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora

 

(FLORA)  a fundraising Golf Scramble event will be held today at the Clay County Country Club, just west of Flora – the event features 18 holes of golf starting at 12 noon, at a cost of $50 per player, plus a cookout will follow with prizes and more – all proceeds go to the Rich Enlow family – call Jennifer at 676-5414

 

(CLAY CITY)  the Clay City High School Volleyball Team will host a “car wash / bake sale” today from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Orscheln Farm & Home Store parking lot in Flora – stop by and get your vehicle washed and vacuumed, plus pick-up some baked goodies– all proceeds will help with team expenses

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our air-time at 6:05  :  and it’s the latest in weekend sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

June 7, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
Thursday  :  the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks, 12-8 as the Redbirds improve to a league-best 39&21
Thursday  :  both the Cubs and Reds were idle  :  the White Sox lost the A’s in ten innings
Friday  :  the Cardinals begin a nine game road trip tonight with the first of three in Cincinnati
Friday  :  the Cubs host Pittsburgh on the north side of Chicago  :  the White Sox host the Oakland A’s


 
(NEWTON)  here’s the 2013 Little Illini Softball All Conference selections chosen by coaches this week  :
*  there were eighteen (18) young ladies chosen for the LIC All Conference First Team
    *  Newton’s Morgan Swingler, Megan Jansen, and Gabby Zerrusen
    *  Casey-Westfield’s Lacy Maulding, Kyleigh Decker, and Conner Cutright
    *  Cumberland’s Taylor Layton, Katie Poe, and Jasie McMechan
    *  Olney’s Rachel Wisner and Elizabeth Walker
    *  Marshall’s Carson Boyer and Cheyenne Thompson
    *  Lawrenceville’s Heidi Litherland
    *  Flora’s Katy Glassford
    *  Robinson’s Kendal Mendenhall
    *  Red Hill’s Maran Tennis
    *  Oblong’s Baylee Sparks
*  there were eighteen (18) young ladies selected for the LIC All Conference Second Team
    *  Newton’s Keidrah Hardiek and Carsyn McCoy
    *  Casey-Westfield’s Lexie Black and Maleah Neal
    *  Cumberland’s Micah Seibert and Kyla Thornton
    *  Olney’s Taylor Barrick and Makenzie Sechrest
    *  Edwards County’s Kristyn Medler, Kaeli James, and Shaelia St. Ledger
    *  Marshall’s Courtney Wallace
    *  Lawrenceville’s McKenzie Kelly
    *  Flora’s Lexie Hensley and Taylor Allen
    *  Red Hill’s Taylor Paulin
    *  Hutsonville-Palestine’s Nicole Kiger
    *  Oblong’s Kira Meese
*  there were ten (10) players picked as LIC All Conference Honorable Mentions
    *  Casey-Westfield’s Brigette Belt
    *  Cumberland’s Ashley Greger
    *  Olney’s Madison Doan
    *  Edwards County’s Reagan Bailey
    *  Marshall’s Kassi James
    *  Lawrenceville’s Amerae Miller
    *  Flora’s Bailey Burdine
    *  Red Hill’s Tori Paulin
    *  Hutsonville-Palestine’s Kendyl Surrells
    *  Oblong’s Ashlei Tuel
congratulations to all these young ladies for their hard work and dedication to LIC softball


 
(OLNEY)  here’s a look at the final standings for 2013 Little Illini Conference Softball  :
*  Newton and Casey-Westfield were the co-champions, each with an LIC record of  10 & 1
*  Cumberland finished third in the league with a record of  9 & 2  (also second in Class 1A State)
*  the Olney Lady Tigers ended up in fourth place with an LIC mark of  8 & 3
*  Edwards County and Marshall tied for fifth place, each with a record of  6 & 5
*  Lawrenceville finished in seventh place with a record of  5 & 6
*  Flora, Robinson, and Red Hill tied for eighth place, all three with records of  3 & 8
*  Hutsonville-Palestine ended up in eleventh place at 2 & 9
*  Oblong finished up in last place with a record of  1 & 10


 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A State Softball Tournaments begin today in East Peoria  :
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Tinley Park plays Glen Ellyn Glenbard South
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Alton Marquette plays Sterling High
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Barrington plays St. Charles East
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Minooka plays Elmhurst York
the Class 3A and 4A State Finals are tomorrow up at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A and 4A State Baseball Tournaments start today up in Joliet  :
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Grayslake Central plays Wheaton St. Francis
Class 3A Semi-Final  :  Mt. Vernon plays Joliet Catholic Academy
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  Chicago Mt. Carmel plays Naperville Neuqua Valley
Class 4A Semi-Final  :  St. Charles East plays Libertyville
the Class 3A and 4A State Finals continue tomorrow at Silver Cross Field in Joliet

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  mark your calendars for a fundraising “fish fry” to benefit the Newton Eagles football team, coming up on Friday, June 14th, week from today, at the KC Hall in Newton – it’s serving from 4:30 to 7:30 that evening, plus carry-outs will be available – there will be special music provided, plus the Football Eagles will have their 7th Annual Raffle with a top prize of $500, along with other cash prizes and gift certificates as well –  all ages are welcome to come out & meet the Eagles a week from tonight in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th annual Richland County Republican Central Committee “golf outing” is next Friday, June 14th, at the Richland Country Club – it’s registration at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00, all followed by a steak dinner with awards & prizes – the $75 fee includes lunch, golf, mulligans, cart, & dinner – dinner only tickets are $25 each – to sign-up or for details, call J.C. at 618-395-8124

 

(OLNEY)  the first of three summer baseball camps hosted by Coach Dennis Conley and the OCC Blue Knights baseball team will be held next week – June 10th thru the 12th, next Monday thru Wednesday, at Conley Field at OCC, each morning from 10:00 to 12 noon – campers will work on hitting, base running, pitching, & fielding, plus each player must provide their own glove, bat, hat, & drink – two more camps will be held the following two weeks, June 17th-19th and June 24th-26th – the cost is $50 for one camp, $75 for two, or $100 for all three – pre-registration is required by calling Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to oval, dirt track racing tomorrow night at the Clay County Speedway – the Bad Boy B-Mods will compete in a special show, plus along with the regular Saturday night classes, the Gateway Vintage Cars will be on hand – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – for more, logon at www.claycountyspeedway.net – all at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora, along Route 45

 

(FLORA)  a fundraising Golf Scramble event will be held tomorrow at the Clay County Country Club, just west of Charlie Brown Park, west of Flora – rescheduled from a May 11th rainout, the event features 18 holes of golf starting at 12 noon, at a cost of $50 per player, plus a cookout will follow with raffle prizes and more – all proceeds go to the Rich Enlow family – for tickets or details, call Jennifer at 618-676-5414

 

(CLAY CITY)  the Clay City High School Volleyball Team will host a “car wash / bake sale” tomorrow morning from 10:00 to 12 noon at the Orscheln Farm & Home Store parking lot in Flora – stop by and get your vehicle washed and vacuumed – all proceeds will help with summer activities and events

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our air-time at 6:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

 

June 6, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball  :
Wednesday  :  the Cardinals lost their second game in a row to Arizona, 10-3
Wednesday  :  the Cubs lost to Angels  :  the White Sox beat Seattle  :  the Reds lost to Colorado
Thursday  :  the Cardinals finish up their nine game home-stand with the Diamondbacks tonight
Thursday  :  both the Cubs and Reds are idle until tomorrow  :  the White Sox host the Athletics


 
(NEWTON)  here’s the 2013 Little Illini All-Conference Baseball selections as chosen by the Coaches  :
*  there were eighteen (18) young men named to the LIC Baseball First Team
    *  Marshall’s KJ Rodgers, Thomas Sisson, and Drew Morris
    *  Olney’s Alex Craig, Justin Bailey, and Trystone Runyon
    *  Flora’s Bryce Pearce, Christian Taylor, and Blake Fitch
    *  Casey-Westfield’s Matt McCown
    *  Edwards County’s Kevin Schuh and Ryan Lear
    *  Robinson’s Blake Hale and Logan Hoagland
    *  Hutsonville-Palestine’s Matt Schmidlin
    *  Cumberland’s Zach Poe
    *  Newton’s Elijah Knepper
    *  Oblong’s Collin Meese
*  there were eighteen (18) players selected to the LIC Baseball Second Team
    *  Marshall’s Austin Osborn and Adam Kendall
    *  Olney’s Noah Buscher
    *  Flora’s Jeremiah Allison and Clayton Walden
    *  Casey-Westfield’s Ethan Williams, Nicco Stepina, and Austin Glidewell
    *  Edwards County’s Wyatt Mosson
    *  Robinson’s Logan Johnson
    *  Hutsonville-Palestine’s BJ Ramsey, Brandon Cofer, and Brandon Ramsey
    *  Cumberland’s Holden Elwood and Tyler Godden
    *  Lawrenceville’s Braxton Blagrave
    *  Red Hill’s Dalton Murray and Jacob Wirth
*  there were twelve (12) young men chosen to receive LIC Baseball Honorable Mentions
    *  Marshall’s John Sisson
    *  Olney’s Nolan Shan
    *  Flora’s Tristen Thompson
    *  Casey-Westfield’s Seth Bland
    *  Edwards County’s Nathan Utley
    *  Robinson’s Gunther VanWinkle
    *  Hutsonville-Palestine’s Dallas Cooke
    *  Cumberland’s Seth Clark
    *  Newton’s Derek Schackmann
    *  Oblong’s Jason Midgett
    *  Lawrenceville’s Gage Mcintosh
    *  Red Hill’s Blake Adams
congratulations to all the Little Illini All-Conference Baseball selections for 2013

 

(OLNEY)  here’s a look at the final 2013 Baseball Standings in the Little Illini Conference  :
*  the Marshall Lions won the conference crown with a LIC record of  10 & 1
*  the Olney Tigers & Flora Wolves tied for second place with league records of  9 & 2
*  it was a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference
    *  Edwards County, Hutsonville-Palestine, and Casey-Westfield all at 7 & 4
*  Robinson and Cumberland tied for seventh place with records of  4 & 7
*  the Newton Eagles ended up in ninth place at  2 & 7
*  the Oblong Panthers finished in tenth place with a mark of  2 & 8
*  Lawrenceville was eleventh at 1 & 8
*  Red Hill finished last with a league record of  1 & 9


 
(OLNEY)  in auto racing – congratulations to an Olney racer for another career milestone recently  :
*  Levi Jones broke thru with his first-ever “Hoosier Hundred” win at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
*  the Olney native capped the 100-mile Silver Crown race by taking the lead on lap 94 with six laps left
*  the trip to victory lane for Jones was in the Tony Stewart / Curb-Agajanian Racing #10 Chevy
*  Jones & co-racer, Jerry Coons, Jr., are tied atop the Silver Crown Points standings with 102 points
*  the five-time USAC champion is limiting his racing this year, with only a few AMSOIL Sprint Car events

 


                                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  mark your calendars for a fundraising “fish fry” to benefit the Newton Eagles football team, coming up on Friday, June 14th, at the KC Hall in Newton – it’s serving from 4:30 to 7:30 that evening, plus carry-outs will be available – there will be special music provided, plus the Football Eagles will have their 7th Annual Raffle with a top prize of $500, along with other cash prizes and gift certificates as well –  all ages are welcome to come out & meet the Eagles a week from tomorrow night at the KC Hall in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th annual Richland County Republican Central Committee “golf outing” is next Friday, June 14th, at the Richland Country Club – it’s registration at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00, all followed by a steak dinner with awards & prizes – the $75 fee includes lunch, golf, mulligans, cart, & dinner – dinner only tickets are $25 each – to sign-up or for details, call J.C. at 618-395-8124

 

(OLNEY)  the first of three summer baseball camps hosted by Coach Dennis Conley and the OCC Blue Knights baseball team will be held next week – June 10th thru the 12th, next Monday thru Wednesday, at Conley Field at OCC, each morning from 10:00 to 12 noon – campers will work on hitting, base running, pitching, & fielding, plus each player must provide their own glove, bat, hat, & drink – two more camps will be held the following two weeks, June 17th-19th and June 24th-26th – the cost is $50 for one camp, $75 for two, or $100 for all three – pre-registration is required by calling Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

 

(FLORA)  it’s back to oval, dirt track racing this Saturday night at the Clay County Speedway – the Bad Boy B-Mods will compete in a special show, plus along with the regular Saturday night classes, the Gateway Vintage Cars will be on hand – gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30 – for more, logon at www.claycountyspeedway.net – all at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora, along Route 45

 

(FLORA)  a fundraising Golf Scramble event will be held this Saturday at the Clay County Country Club, just west of Charlie Brown Park, west of Flora – rescheduled from a May 11th rainout, the event features 18 holes of golf starting at 12 noon, at a cost of $50 per player, plus a cookout will follow with raffle prizes and more – all proceeds go to the Rich Enlow family – for tickets or details, call Jennifer at 618-676-5414

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our air-time at 7:05  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN