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November 11, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball last night – OCC won a close at home in “The Dungeon”
the Lady Blue Knights held on to beat Parkland, 68-63 with eight total lead changes and a pair of ties
* Weslee Wilson led OCC with 16 points – Alicia Hasler, Andresha Smith, & Dyanna Freeman each had 9
at 2&1, the OCC Ladies are back in action at noon Saturday at the Sodexo Classic at Vincennes University

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Hoops last night – Olney / Richland County swept two at home
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade varsity game over Edwards County, 47-39
* Olney was led by Brittany Black’s 20 points, while Tara Hughes added 15 points
Olney / Richland County also won the junior varsity 7th grade game, 27-18
the Lady Cubs are back in action tonight when they host Lawrenceville Parkview at RCMS

 

(OLNEY)  also in Girls Junior High Basketball – Olney St. Joe was busy the last two nights
the Lady Wildcats won their 8th grade varsity conference game at Louisville, 35-19
* St. Joe was led by Paige Steber with 14 points – Bree Zuber had 8 points and 6 rebounds
the Lady Wildcats lost a close junior varsity 7th grade game to North Clay, 25-23
it was Monday night that the St. Joe teams dropped two games at Oblong
St. Joe lost the varsity game, 26-22 and also fell in the close junior varsity game, 20-18
* in the varsity game, Emma Weidner & Bree Zuber each had 6 points – Chelsea Ochs had 9 rebounds
the Lady Wildcats are back in JMTC play tomorrow night when they host South Central in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball Monday night – Newton / Jasper County won two at home
the Junior Lady Eagles won the varsity 8th grade game over Casey-Westfield, 38-9
* Newton was led by Eliza Bierman and Josie Grunloh, each with 8 points – Abby Stone had 6 points
the Jasper County girls also won the 7th grade junior varsity game, 26-13
the Junior Lady Eagles are back in action tomorrow night, traveling to Altamont

 

(NEWTON)  the Little Illini Conference All Conference Football selections are out
congratulations to eleven Newton Eagles for their recognition among the best in the LIC
* Mitch Bierman made the list twice, as a First Team Running Back and First Team Linebacker
* Brycen Dhom was a First Team Defensive Lineman
* Nate Meinhart and Tim Weber were both First Team Defensive Backs
* Body Steber was a First Team Offensive Lineman
* Gabe Fulton was a Second Team Offensive Lineman
* Brock Mammoser was the Second Team Quarterback
* Kaleb Wittgan was a Second Team Running Back
* Joe Stone and Kyle Muska were both Second Team Receivers
* John Flowers received an Honorable Mention

 

(OLNEY)  the Little Illini Conference All Conference Football selections are out
congratulations to nine Olney Tigers for their recognition among the best in the LIC
* Luke Lambird made the list twice, as a First Team Defensive Back and a Second Team Receiver
* Austin Ameter was a First Team Offensive Lineman
* Gage Miller was a First Team Receiver
* Josh Dominique was a Second Team Running Back
* Naaman Umfleet was a Second Team Defensive Lineman
* Derek Deimel was a Second Team Defensive Back
* Trevor Jones was a Second Team Linebacker
* Alessandro Vai was a Second Team Special Team pick
* Jacob Greifzu received an Honorable Mention

 

BELOW IS THE ENTIRE LIST OF THE ALL LIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SELECTIONS

(NEWTON)  the Little Illini Conference Coaches have chosen the All Conference Football Teams
+++  here’s a look at the All LIC Defensive Teams list
Defensive Backs First Team
* Lawrenceville’s Logan McGuire  :  Olney’s Luke Lambird
* Newton’s Nate Meinhart  :  Newton’s Tim Weber
Linebackers First Team
* Marshall’s Jess Hemmen  :  Lawrenceville’s A. J. Mendenhall
* Red Hill’s Carter Baetke  :  Newton’s Mitch Bierman
Defensive Linemen First Team
* Marshall’s Ian Kasemeyer  :  Lawrenceville’s Jacob Seed
* Red Hill’s Steele Lytle  :  Newton’s Brycen Dhom
Defensive Backs Second Team
* Marshall’s Justin Sanders  :  Olney’s Derek Deimel
* Red Hill’s Dylan Pentell  :  Flora’s Jordan Winka
Linebackers Second Team 
* Marshall’s Derrek Miller  :  Casey-Westfield’s Corey Carver
* Lawrenceville’s Zane Green  :  Olney’s Trevor Jones
Defensive Linemen Second Team
* Marshall’s Spencer Shaffner  :  Lawrenceville’s Dalton Sholders
* Olney’s Naaman Umfleet  :  Flora’s Colton Dulaney
+++  here’s a look at the All LIC Special Teams list
Special Teams First Team
* Marshall’s Christian Hauter  :  Red Hill’s Dalton Murray
Special Teams Second Team
* Olney’s Alessandro Vai  :  Flora’s Johanes HavigGjelseth
+++  here’s a look at the All LIC Offensive Teams list
Offensive Linemen First Team
* Marshall’s Tanner Liffick  :  Lawrenceville’s Zane Green  :  Olney’s Austin Ameter
* Red Hill’s Carter Baetka  :  Newton’s Body Steber
Receivers First Team
* Marshall’s Logan Maynard  :  Casey-Westfield’s Corey Carver  :  Olney’s Gage Miller
Running Backs First Team
* Lawrenceville’s Logan McGuire  :  Newton’s Mitch Bierman  :  Lawrenceville’s Kenny Waller
Quarterback First Team
* Marshall’s Travis Adams
Offensive Lineman Second Team
* Marshall’s Kyle Kendall  :  Casey-Westfield’s Brett Currey  :  Flora’s Drew Hout
* Newton’s Gabe Fulton  :  Edwards County’s Seth McKinzie
Receivers Second Team
* Newton’s Joe Stone  :  Newton’s Kyle Muska  :  Olney’s Luke Lambird
Running Backs Second Team
* Newton’s Kaleb Wittgan  :  Marshall’s Derek Miller
* Robinson’s Jake Powell  :  Olney’s Josh Dominique
Quarterback Second Team
* Newton’s Brock Mammoser
+++  and here’s the All LIC Honorable Mentions
* Newton’s John Flowers
* Olney’s Jacob Greifzu
* Lawrenceville’s Jonas Balle Jorgenson
* Flora’s Chris Scott
* Robinson’s Ethan Williams
* Paris’ Clayton Floyd
* Edwards County’s Colton Kelsey
* Casey-Westfield’s Christian Cochonour
congratulations to all the selections to the All Little Illini Conference Football teams
we’ll look at the list of All LIC Conference selections for volleyball on our sports report tomorrow

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015-2016 NCHS Boys Basketball reserved seats are now on sale to the general public – the price per reserved seat is $40 each and is good for all regular season home games only, but not for tournaments that might be played at NCHS – family passes are available at $125 with additional chair seats available at $15 each – for ticket details, call Diane at the NCHS office, at  618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School in Olney will host a “Meet the Tigers” Night this coming Friday, November 13th, in Ron Herrin Gym – with the doors opening at 5:30, the public invited out to meet the athletes at RCHS – the introduction of team members for each sport and activity will begin at 5:45, including boys wrestling, dance & cheer teams, girls basketball, and boys basketball – then at 6:00, the Lady Tigers will scrimmage for a while, followed by the Tigers with a short scrimmage – all are invited

 

(CLAY CITY)  with a few Class 1A State Tournament tickets still left to sell, they’ll be available today at the Clay City High School office, from 7:30 this morning until 2:00 this afternoon – the Lady Wolves will play in the first Class 1A Semi-Final Match this Friday morning at 9:00 up at Redbird Arena in Normal – tickets will also be available for sale at the ticket windows inside Redbird Arena on Friday morning – the general admission tickets are also available online at  www.goredbirds.com/tickets

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock, 24/7, online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

November 10, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in National Football League, involving Midwestern teams, Week Nine ended last night
* the Chicago Bears came back for a 22-19 win over the Chargers, out in San Diego
Week Ten will begin this coming Thursday night with the Buffalo Bills in New York to play the Jets

 

(OLNEY)  in Fighting Illini Sports News – there’s a change of athletic leadership at the U of  I
the University of Illinois has parted ways with Director of Athletics Mike Thomas after just over 4 years
U of  I officials have exercised a “without cause” separation clause in Thomas’ contract to let him go
* Senior Associate AD Paul Kowalczyk (kuh-WALL-check) has been appointed interim Athletic Director
the U of  I also released reports into misconduct allegations in its football & women’s basketball programs
* the reports found no misconduct by Thomas, with no violations of policies or standards
* preliminary findings did lead to the August 28th termination of former Football Coach Tim Beckman
for more on this and other related issues, check the Fighting Illini website, at  www.fightingillini.com

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Volleyball – two District Tournaments were decided Saturday in Springfield
* top-seeded Parkland beat 4th-seeded Lewis & Clark in 3 straight sets to claim the District J Championship
* 2nd-seeded Lincoln Land beat 3rd-seeded Illinois Central in 3 straight sets to claim the District K Title
both Illinois teams advance to the NJCAA Division II Volleyball National Tournament in Arizona
* the undefeated Parkland Cobras, at 53&0 is the nation’s top ranked team in Division II Volleyball
* the 37&5 Loggers from Lincoln Land College in Springfield is the nation’s fourth rated team
the 16-team National Tournament will be held November 19th-21st out in Phoenix
there are two other teams from upstate Illinois making the trip – Sauk Valley and McHenry County College
plus others from Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Cross Country Meets were Saturday at Detweiller Park up in Peoria
Boys Class 1A Meet involved 209 total runners
* Tolono Unity won, Shelbyville was 2nd, St. Joseph-Ogden was 3rd, and Robinson was 4th
* Shelbyville’s Marcus Skinner was 4th – Robinson’s Noah Tennison was 17th
* Cumberland’s Kort McClellan was 27th - Mt. Carmel’s Grady Wilkinson was 39th
Girls Class 1A Meet involved 208 total runners
* Tolono Unity won, Urbana U. High was 2nd, St. Joseph-Ogden was 3rd, and Liberty was 4th
* Effingham St. Anthony’s Anna Sophia Keller won the meet finishing first
* Teutopolis’ Kara Weichman was 48th
Boys Class 2A Meet involved 209 total runners
* Grayslake won, Mahomet-Seymour was 2nd, Yorkville was 3rd, and Hinsdale South was 4th
* Charleston’s Colton Bell was 30th – Taylorville’s Lawrence Curtain was 60th
* Salem’s Blake Quandt was 74th
Girls Class 2A Meet involved 207 runners
* Yorkville won, Belvidere North was 2nd, Vernon Hills was 3rd, and Crystal Lake was 4th
Boys Class 3A Meet involved 207 runners
* Orland Park won, LaGrange was 2nd, Naperville was 3rd, and Elmhurst was 4th
Girls Class 3A Meet involved 208 runners
* Minooka won, Naperville was 2nd, Batavia was 3rd, and Winnetka New Trier was 4th

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball Saturday – Newton / Jasper County split two on the road
the Junior Lady Eagles won the varsity 8th grade game at Marshall, 45-27
* Newton was led by Eliza Bierman with 10 points – Abby Stone and Josie Grunloh each had 9 points
Marshall won the 7th grade junior varsity game, 19-16
the Junior Lady Eagles were back in action last night as they hosted Casey-Westfield in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  in LIC Conference news – All Conference Teams have been released for football & volleyball
we’ll take a complete look at the All LIC Conference selections for football in our sports report tomorrow
then we’ll look at the complete list of All LIC Conference selections for volleyball on Thursday

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Football Playoffs will continue with quarter-final action this weekend
here’s the some of the matchups involving downstate teams coming up this Saturday afternoon
* Class 1A  :  undefeated Arcola (11-0) plays at unbeaten Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (11-0)
* Class 1A  :  LeRoy (8-3) will host Carrollton (10-1) 
* Class 2A  :  undefeated Pana (11-0) will host Auburn (8-3)
* Class 2A  :  Nashville (8-3) will host Athens (7-4)
* Class 3A  :  Monticello (10-1) will host Tolono Unity (8-3)
* Class 4A  :  undefeated Taylorville (11-0) will host Breese Mater Dei (8-3)
for all the other third round matchups, check them out on the IHSA website online, at www.ihsa.org

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball – the OCC Lady Knights are back in action tonight
the Lady Blue Knights will host Parkland Junior College from Champaign
* the visiting Cobras come in with a 2&2 record in the young season
* the Lady Knights are 1&1 going into the first of two meetings against Parkland this year
game time this evening is at 5:30 in “The Dungeon” at Olney Central College

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA has announced the return of the Student Section Showdown for another year
* the statewide competition pits student sections against one another for the best spirit and sportsmanship
* schools have until February 2nd, 2016 to submit a video that shows their student section during a game
* the finalists will be invited to the IHSA Boys Basketball Finals, where the winners will be revealed
* it’s all sponsored by the IHSA Student Advisory Committee formed thru its Leadership Conference
* there were 40 entries in last year’s inaugural contest
* the winner was Central A&M High School in Moweaqua – Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect was 2nd
* for details on your school entering the contest, logon to the IHSA website online, at  www.ihsa.org

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015-2016 NCHS Boys Basketball reserved seats are now on sale to the general public – the price per reserved seat is $40 each and is good for all regular season home games only, but not for tournaments that might be played at NCHS – family passes are available at $125 with additional chair seats available at $15 each – for ticket details, call Diane at the NCHS office, at  618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School in Olney will have its 2015  Fall Sports Awards Night tonight in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, starting at 6:30 – all RCHS athletes, parents, and interested parties are invited to attend as all fall athletes will be recognized along with their season accomplishments

 

(CLAY CITY)  ticket sales are today at the Clay City High School for the Lady Wolves appearance at the IHSA Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament this Friday in Redbird Arena at Illinois State University up in Normal – the general public ticket sales is this morning from 10:00 to 11:30 and again this afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 while they last in the CCHS office – only 250 tickets are available – more tickets are available at the ticket windows inside Redbird Arena or by logging online at  www.goredbirds.com/tickets

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Lady Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 5:20 and tipoff at 5:30  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock, 24/7, online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

November 9, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in National Football League action this past weekend, involving Midwestern teams
* the Colts beat the Broncos, 27-24
* the Vikings beat the Rams, 21-18
* the Titans beat the Saints, 34-28
* the Panthers beat the Packers, 37-29
* the 49’ers beat the Falcons, 17-16
Week Nine will end tonight as the Chargers host the Bears in San Diego

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football involving our downstate teams
Illinois won its Big Ten battle at Purdue by beating the Boilermakers, 48-14
* now at 5-4 overall, 2-3 in the Big Ten West, the Illini will host Ohio State Saturday at 11:00
Eastern Illinois lost at home to Jacksonville State, 24-3
* now at 5-4 on the year, 5-1 in the OVC, the Panthers play at UT Martin Saturday at 2:00
Southern Illinois lost on the road at South Dakota, 34-31
* now at 3-6 overall, 2-4 in the MVFC, the Salukis will host Illinois State Saturday at 2:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball this past Friday night and Saturday night in Olney
the annual Rotary Classic involved four teams in “The Dungeon” at Olney Central College
in the two games played on Friday night
* Vincennes University beat the Kentucky Wesleyan JV, 126-33
* the OCC Blue Knights beat Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, 72-59
in the two games played on Saturday night
* Vincennes University beat Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, 81-61
* the OCC Blue Knights beat the Kentucky Wesleyan JV, 95-50
OCC’s top players were DaQuan Lilly, Gilwan Nelson, Ajay Sanders, and Cale Hall
the 3&1 Blue Knights are back in action this weekend at the Lincoln Classic in Lincoln, Illinois

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball Saturday afternoon in Olney
the Lady Blue Knights host nationally ranked Mineral Area College from Park Hills, Missouri
* the visiting Lady Cardinals slipped by the host Lady Knights, 54-51
* OCC's top players were Kelsi Scott, Hannah Resler, Kayla DeWeese, and Alicia Hasler
the 1&1 Lady Knights are back in action tomorrow night when they host Parkland in the OCC Gym

 

(OLNEY)  the remaining IHSA Boys State Soccer Tournaments ended Saturday in Hoffman Estates
* Class 2A Championship Match  :  Waterloo High beat Peoria Notre Dame, 4-3
* Class 2A Third Place Match  :  Mundelin Carmel beat Chicago Washington, 4-2
* Class 3A Championship Match  :  Libertyville beat Quincy Senior, 2-1
* Class 3A Third Place Match  :  Berwyn-Cicero Morton beat Bartlett, 2-0

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Cross Country Meets were Saturday at Detweiller Park up in Peoria
we’ll look at the top team and area individual results in our sports report tomorrow, on Tuesday

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Volleyball Super-Sectionals were Saturday throughout the state
* Class 1A @ Centralia  :  Clay City beat Valmeyer  (2)
* Class 1A @ Effingham  :  Cissna Park beat Mt. Pulaski  (3)
* Class 1A @ Hartsburg  :  Kewanee Wetherfield beat Lexington  (2)
* Class 1A @ Elgin  :  Lanark Eastland beat Elgin Harvest Christian Academy  (2)
* Class 2A @ Fairfield  :  Shelbyville beat Belleville Althoff Catholic  (3)
* Class 2A @ Manlius  :  Orion beat Fulton High  (2)
* Class 2A @ Beecher  :  Elmhurst Timothy Christian beat Watseka  (3)
* Class 2A @ Warrensburg  :  Bloomington Central Catholic beat Williamsville  (3)
* Class 3A @ Elmhurst  :  Woodstock Marian beat Oak Park Fenwick  (2)
* Class 3A @ Palos Heights  :  Joliet Catholic Academy beat Chicago De La Salle  (2)
* Class 3A @ Princeton  :  LaSalle Peru beat Metamora  (3)
* Class 3A @ Wood River  :  Mascoutah beat Quincy Notre Dame  (3)

* Class 4A @ Bolingbrook  :  Wheaton St. Francis beat Lisle Benet Academy  (3)
* Class 4A @ Elmhurst  :  Glen Ellyn Glenbard beat Wilmette Loyola Academy  (2)
* Class 4A @ Grayslake  :  Cary Grove beat Lincolnshire Stevenson  (2)
* Class 4A @ Normal  :  Normal Community beat Frankfort Lincoln Way North  (3)
the four class State Tournaments are Friday & Saturday in ISU's Redbird Arena in Normal

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Football Playoffs continued this past weekend with 2nd round action
here's the results involving some of the area downstate teams
* Class 3A  :  Newton lost a tough game to Monticello, 49-36
  * Newton ends the year with 10 wins and only 1 loss and as Little Illini Conference Champions
* Class 3A  :  Tolono Unity beat Virden North Mac, 55-20
* Class 2A  :  Lawrenceville lost to Pana, 35-28 – the Indians finish the year with 9 wins and 2 losses
* Class 2A  :  Auburn beat Villa Grove, 44-14
* Class 1A  :  Leroy beat Tuscola, 20-13
* Class 1A  :  Arcola beat Catlin Salt Fork, 47-14
* Class 4A  :  Taylorville beat Herrin, 28-6
* Class 4A  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Columbia, 45-22
* Class 4A  :  Rochester beat Murphysboro, 47-20
* Class 5A  :  Peoria High beat Centralia, 29-28
* Class 5A  :  New Lenox beat Troy Triad, 31-7
for all the other second round results, check them out on the IHSA website online, at www.ihsa.org
the dates, times, and locations of this weekend's quarter-final games will be announced later today

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Hoops – Olney / Richland County dropped two at the Salem Tournament
the varsity 8th grade Lady Cubs lost a semi-final game Friday night to Centralia, 57-43
* Brittany Black had 19 points and Raegan Hires added 11 points
the Lady Cubs returned for the 3rd place game Saturday and lost to the host Lady Bobcats, 41-34
* Tara Hughes had 12 points for the Lady Cubs, while Brittany Black added 8 points
now at 4&4 on the year, the Lady Cubs are at home to host Edwards County tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball – Olney / Richland County hosted its Round Robin Tournament
the varsity 8th grade Cubs won their first game Saturday by beating Red Hill, 59-28
* Olney was led by Kaleb Foster with 20 points and 12 rebounds – Jack Bettis added 14 points
the Cubs then won the championship game Saturday as they defeated Flora, 56-40
* Olney was led by Jack Bettis with 13 points – both Kaleb Foster and Braden Flanagan had 12 points each
Flora won the second place game Saturday as the Pups beat Red Hill, 36-30
the Cubs are back in action this coming Saturday at the OCC Shootout at Olney Central College

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball from last week – Newton / Jasper County won two at home
the Junior Lady Eagles beat Oblong in the 8th grade game, 24-11
* Newton was led by Allison Harris and Josie Grunloh, each with 5 points
Newton / Jasper County also won the 7th grade game, 22-14

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Jr High Hoops Saturday – the Olney / Richland County jv split two at the Flora Tourney
the junior varsity 7th grade Lady Cubs lost a semi-final game to North Clay, 34-32
* Mikaela Inskeep led Olney with 19 points
the 7th grade squad from Olney / Richland County came back to beat Flora in the 3rd place game, 24-15
the jv Lady Cubs are now 2&4 and return to action tomorrow night at home against Edwards County

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School in Olney will have its 2015  Fall Sports Awards Night tomorrow night in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, starting at 6:30 – all RCHS athletes, parents, and interested parties are invited to attend as all fall athletes will be recognized along with their season accomplishments

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015-2016 NCHS Boys Basketball reserved seats go on sale to the general public on this Monday, November 9th – the price per reserved seat is $40 each and is good for all regular season home games only, not for tournaments that might be played at NCHS – family passes are available at $125 with additional chair seats available at $15 each – for details, call Diane at the NCHS office, at  618-783-2303

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock, 24/7, online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

November 7, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Basketball last night – Olney Central College hosted the Rotary Classic
the host Blue Knights improved to 2&1 on the year with a come-back 72-59 win over Elizabethtown Tech
* leading OCC was DaQuan Lilly with 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Gilwan Nelson had 11 points
Vincennes University won its first game of the season, beating the Kentucky Wesleyan JV squad, 126-33
the Classic’s final two games are back in the OCC Gym later tonight
* the Trailblazers play Elizabethtown Tech at 5:30
* the host Blue Knights will play the Kentucky Wesleyan JV at 7:30
also today at OCC, the Lady Knights will host Mineral Area College with a 3:30 tipoff in “The Dungeon”

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney St. Joe dropped two games on the road
the Wildcats lost the 8th grade game at Edwards County, 39-21
* St. Joe was led in scoring by Carter Jensen with 10 points
Edwards County also won the 7th grade game, 37-17
the Wildcats return to action next Thursday night for their first JMTC games, traveling to Cisne

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Volleyball – two NJCAA District Titles will be decided today in Springfield
* Parkland (52-0) plays Lewis & Clark (22-15) at 2:00 today for the District J Championship
* Lincoln Land (36-5) plays Illinois Central (21-19) at 4:00 today for the District K Championship
the two inning teams will advance to the NJCAA National Championships in Arizona November 19th-21st

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Cross Country Meets are today up at Detweiller Park in Peoria
Girls Class 1A State Meet begins at 9:00 this morning  :
* includes area runners from Effingham St. Anthony, Teutopolis, Pana, and Shelbyville
Boys Class 1A State Meet begins at 10:00 this morning  :
* includes area runners from Robinson, Cumberland, Mt. Carmel, and Shelbyville
Girls Class 2A State Meet begins at 11:00 this morning  :
* includes area runners from Taylorville and Mt. Vernon
Boys Class 2A State Meet begins at 12 noon this afternoon  :
* includes area runners from Mattoon, Salem, Taylorville, and Charleston
the Girls Class 3A State Meet begins at 1:00
the Boys Class 3A State Meet begins at 2:00

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Volleyball Super-Sectionals are today – here’s some downstate matchups
* Class 1A @ Christ Our Rock High School, west of Centralia  :  Clay City plays Valmeyer
* Class 1A @ Effingham St. Anthony  :  Mt. Pulaski plays Cissna Park
* Class 2A @ Fairfield  :  Shelbyville plays Belleville Althoff Catholic
* Class 3A @ Wood River  :  Mascoutah plays Quincy Notre Dame
all the winners advance to their respective State Tournament next weekend up in Normal

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Football Playoffs will continue this weekend
here’s some of the second round matchups today involving most of the downstate teams
* Class 3A  :  Newton (10-0) will host Monticello (9-1) in a 1:30 matchup this afternoon
* Class 3A  :  Virden North Mac (10-0) plays at Tolono Unity (7-3) today at 4:00
* Class 2A  :  Lawrenceville (8-2) will host Pana (10-0) with a 1:00 start this afternoon
* Class 2A  :  Villa Grove (9-1) plays at Auburn (7-3) today at 1:30
* Class 1A  :  Tuscola (10-0) plays at LeRoy (7-3) today at 2:00
* Class 1A  :  Arcola (10-0) plays at Catlin Salt Fork (7-3) today at 5:00
* Class 4A  :  Herrin (9-1) plays at Taylorville (10-0) today at 3:00
* Class 4A  :  Columbia (10-0) plays at Breese Mater Dei (7-3) today at 1:00
* Class 5A  :  Peoria High (9-1) plays at Centralia (9-1) today at 4:00
* Class 5A  :  New Lenox (8-2) plays at Troy Triad (9-1) today at 3:00
for all the other second round dates and game times, check the IHSA website online, at  www.ihsa.org
this weekend’s winners advance to State Quarter-Final action next weekend

 

(NEWTON)  in Division One College Football today, involving our downstate teams
* in the Big Ten Conference, Illinois is on the road at Purdue to battle the Boilermakers with a 11:00 kick
* the EIU Panthers look for their 6th straight win today at home against Jacksonville State starting at 1:00
* the SIU Salukis are out in South Dakota for a 1:00 game this afternoon in the MVFC

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School in Olney will have its 2015  Fall Sports Awards Night next Tuesday night, November 10th, in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, starting at 6:30 – all RCHS athletes, parents, and interested parties are invited to attend as all fall athletes will be recognized along with their season accomplishments – again, that’s next Tuesday night at Richland County High School in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015-2016 NCHS Boys Basketball reserved seats go on sale to the general public next Monday, November 9th – the price per reserved seat is $40 each and is good for all regular season home games only, not for tournaments that might be played at NCHS – family passes are available at $125 with additional chair seats available at $15 each – for details, call Diane at the NCHS office, at  618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  the local Extreme 14U Softball team has a fundraising Country Rhodes Fish Fry this evening at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Olney, with serving from 4:00 to 7:00 – includes fish, chicken, all the sides, and more – tickets are $10 per adult, $6 for children 12 & under, plus carry-outs are available at $10 each – tickets on sale from any 14U player or parent, plus on sale at the door tonight

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it's Fighting Illini football today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 10:00 and kickoff from Purdue at 11:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle playoff football action today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with kickoff at 1:30 and our pregame show at around 1:10  :  it’s OCC Lady Knights basketball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 3:30  :  it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, and all weekend long on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN, in Olney – plus 24/7 online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

November 6, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in the National Football League last night, involving two Midwestern teams
Week Nine started as the Bengals beat the Browns in Cincinnati, 31-10 – the Bengals remain undefeated
Week Nine continues with eleven games on the schedule this coming Sunday

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Volleyball – the NJCAA District Quarter-Finals were Wednesday night
* in Champaign – top-seeded Parkland beat 8th-seeded Rend Lake in four sets  (3-1)
* in Springfield – 2nd-seeded Lincoln Land beat 7th-seeded Frontier in three straight sets  (3-0)
* in East Peoria – 3rd-seeded Illinois Central beat 6th-seeded Southwestern Illinois in four sets  (3-1)
* in Godfrey – 4th-seeded Lewis & Clark beat 5th-seeded Lincoln College in four sets  (3-1)
that sets up the District Finals coming up tomorrow afternoon up at Lincoln Land College in Springfield
* Parkland (52-0) plays Lewis & Clark (22-15) at 2:00 for the District J Championship
* Lincoln Land (36-5) plays Illinois Central (21-19) at 4:00 for the District K Championship
the two inning teams will advance to the NJCAA National Championships in Arizona November 19th-21st

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Volleyball Sectional Championship matches were last night
here’s a look at some of the matchups involving downstate, area teams
* Class 2A @ Shelbyville  :  Shelbyville beat Newton in two sets, 25-20, 28-26
   * congratulations to the Lady Eagles on a great year, finishing with 30 wins and 8 losses on the year
* Class 2A @ Nashville  :  Belleville Althoff Catholic beat Anna-Jonesboro (2)
* Class 1A @ St. Elmo  :  Clay City improves to 29-2 by beating Centralia Christ Our Rock (2)
* Class 1A @ Norris City  :  Valmeyer beat Christopher (3)
* Class 1A @ Pawnee  :  Mt. Pulaski beat Raymond Lincolnwood (2)
* Class 3A @ Belleville  :  Mascoutah beat Columbia (3)
all the winners advance to their respective Super-Sectional coming up tomorrow afternoon or night

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball last night – Olney St. Joe won two games on the road
the Lady Wildcats won the varsity game over South Central, 23-21
* St. Joe was led by Bree Zuber with 13 rebounds and 6 points – Haven Doll scored a team high 9 points
* Chelsea Ochs had 11 rebounds as well
Olney St. Joe also won the junior varsity game over South Central, 28-3
the Lady Wildcats will all return to action next Monday night when they travel to Oblong

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Football Playoffs will continue this weekend
all but five of the 64 total games will be played tomorrow, on Saturday
here’s some of the matchups involving most of the downstate teams
* Class 3A  :  Newton (10-0) will host Monticello (9-1) in a 1:30 matchup tomorrow afternoon
* Class 3A  :  Virden North Mac (10-0) plays at Tolono Unity (7-3) tomorrow at 4:00
* Class 2A  :  Lawrenceville (8-2) will host Pana (10-0) with a 1:00 start tomorrow afternoon
* Class 2A  :  Villa Grove (9-1) plays at Auburn (7-3) tomorrow at 1:30
* Class 1A  :  Tuscola (10-0) plays at LeRoy (7-3) tomorrow at 2:00
* Class 1A  :  Arcola (10-0) plays at Catlin Salt Fork (7-3) tomorrow at 5:00
* Class 4A  :  Herrin (9-1) plays at Taylorville (10-0) tomorrow at 3:00
* Class 4A  :  Columbia (10-0) plays at Breese Mater Dei (7-3) tomorrow at 1:00
* Class 5A  :  Peoria High (9-1) plays at Centralia (9-1) tomorrow at 4:00
* Class 5A  :  New Lenox (8-2) plays at Troy Triad (9-1) tomorrow at 3:00
for all the other second round dates and game times, check the IHSA website online, at  www.ihsa.org
this weekend’s winners advance to State Quarter-Final action next weekend

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Cross Country Meets will be tomorrow up at Detweiller Park in Peoria
here’s a look at the area and downstate teams, plus the teams represented by individual runners
Girls Class 1A State Meet begins at 9:00 Saturday morning  :
* downstate teams include Breese Mater Dei, Carterville, Herrin, Roxana, and Litchfield
* individuals from St. Anthony, T-town, Pana, Shelbyville, Okawville, Pinckneyville, and Hamilton County
Boys Class 1A State Meet begins at 10:00 Saturday morning  :
* downstate teams include Robinson, Shelbyville, Nashville, and Benton
* individuals from Cumberland, Mt. Carmel, Hamilton County, Murphysboro, Carterville, and Okawville
Girls Class 2A State Meet begins at 11:00 Saturday morning  :
* downstate team includes Highland
* individuals from Taylorville, Danville, Troy Triad, Mt. Vernon, Marion, and Carbondale
Boys Class 2A State Meet begins at 12 noon Saturday afternoon  :
* downstate teams include Mattoon, Charleston, Danville, and Carbondale
* individuals from Salem, Taylorville, and Marion
the Girls Class 3A State Meet begins at 1:00
the Boys Class 3A State Meet begins at 2:00

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball – the two night OCC Rotary Classic starts tonight
the annual event in “The Dungeon” at Olney Central College involves four teams and four games
* in game one tonight at 5:30 – Vincennes University plays the Kentucky Wesleyan JV
* in game two tonight at 7:30 – the Blue Knights play Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
the Classic’s final two games will be tomorrow night, also at 5:30 and 7:30, back in the OCC Gym

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School in Olney will have its 2015  Fall Sports Awards Night next Tuesday night, November 10th, in the RCHS Sliva Auditorium, starting at 6:30 – all RCHS athletes, parents, and interested parties are invited to attend as all fall athletes will be recognized along with their season accomplishments – again, that’s next Tuesday night at Richland County High School in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the 2015-2016 NCHS Boys Basketball reserved seats are currently on sale for fans with reserved seats from last season – the general public sales of the reserved seats will begin next Monday, November 9th – the price per reserved seat is $40 each and is good for all regular season home games only, not for tournaments that might be played at NCHS – family passes are available at $125 with additional chair seats available at $15 each – for details, call Diane at the NCHS office, at  618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  the local Extreme 14U Softball team has a fundraising Country Rhodes Fish Fry tomorrow evening at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Olney, with serving from 4:00 to 7:00 – includes fish, chicken, all the sides, and more – tickets are $10 per adult, $6 for children 12 & under, plus carry-outs are available at $10 each – tickets on sale from any 14U player or parent, plus on sale at the door that evening

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney / Richland County 6th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts continue tonight in the Middle School Gym, from 7:00 to 8:30 – those making the team must pay a $40 fee for league expenses & updated physicals are required – contact coaches Rob Flanagan, Rick Franklin, or Darrell Houchin if any questions

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at around 7:20 and tipoff at around 7:30 – plus the game can be heard live online at www.freedom929.com   :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN, in Olney – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com