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March 11, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – the OCC Lady Knights win two more games
the Lady Knights beat Danville in 5 innings, 13-1
* Christian Chambers was the winning pitcher, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits
* at the plate, Olivia Titus was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and Christian Chambers had 2 doubles
the Lady Knights then beat John Wood Community College, 6-2
* Bailey Walker was the winning pitcher, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits
* at the plate, Olivia Titus was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and Kayala Hoppenjans was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI
now at 4&0 on the year, the Lady Knights play two more games today at Myrtle Beach

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the OCC Blue Knights have dropped three games in a row
the Blue Knights lost to John A. Logan on Sunday, 7-5
Olney Central lost to John A. Logan Monday, 10-1
the Blue Knights lost again to John A. Logan Monday, 2-0
at 2&3 on the year, the Blue Knights have had their games today at University of Cumberlands cancelled

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A/2A Basketball Super-Sectionals were last night
here’s results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Carbondale  :  Mounds Meridian beat Casey-Westfield, 51-40
* Class 1A @ Jacksonville  :  Brimfield beat Okawville, 53-38
* Class 2A @ Springfield  :  Decatur St. Teresa beat Bloomington Central Catholic, 56-35
* Class 2A @ Carbondale  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Carterville, 64-38
the winners advance to their respective State Tournaments this Friday in Peoria

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals began last night
here’s some results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 3A @ Carbondale  :  Carbondale beat Mt. Vernon, 71-53
* Class 3A @ Champaign  :  Springfield Lamphier beat Chatham Glenwood, 44-42
* Class 4A @ Belleville  :  Alton Senior beat Collinsville, 67-58
the Sectional Semi-Finals continue tonight with the Championships on Friday

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals continued last night
here’s results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Grayville  :  Grayville beat Martinsville in two games
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Grayville  :  Newton St. Thomas beat West Salem in three games
   * Grayville plays Newton St. Thomas in the championship match tomorrow night
* Class 1A Championship @ Effingham  :  Stewardson-Strasburg beat Windsor in two games
* Class 2A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Albion beat Hutsonville in two games
* Class 2A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Oblong in two games
   * Albion plays Effingham St. Anthony in the championship match tonight
* Class 3A Semi-Final @ Robinson  :  Casey-Westfield beat Robinson Nuttall in two games
* Class 3A Semi-Final @ Robinson  :  Newton Jasper County beat Paris Mayo in two games
   * Casey-Westfield plays Newton Jasper County in the championship match tomorrow night
there will be more Semi-Finals and a few Championships tonight, continuing thru tomorrow night as well

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Olney split two matches on the road
the Lady Cubs lost the 8th grade match at Clay City in two games, 9-25, 19-25
* Olney’s top varsity players were Madison Michels, Paige Troyer, Kaitlyn Flanagan, & Jalayna Reynolds
Olney won the 7th grade match in two games, 25-17, 25-17 led by Raegan Hires and Paige Troyer
the 6th grade match was split with each team winning a game apiece
while the varsity Lady Cubs are now 7&6 on the year, the junior varsity squad is now 7&3 overall
the Olney Lady Cubs are back on the court tomorrow at Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Little Illini Conference All Conference picks are released
there were ten players selected to the LIC All Conference First Team
* Olney’s Tate Nohren
* Newton’s Brock Mammoser                                            
* Paris’ Jeffrey Martin
* Lawrenceville’s Brandt Cochran and Harry Loeb           
* Robinson’s Jason Richart
* Marshall’s Josiah Wallace and Keegan Steele                 
* Flora’s Bryce Pearce
* Casey-Westfield’s Cody Hollensbe                                  
there were five players selected to the LIC All Conference Second Team
* Lawrenceville’s Dylan Volkman
* Casey-Westfield’s Trey Thompson               
* Robinson’s Dylan Dirks
* Flora’s Jefrey Gocey                                     
* Red Hill’s Dalton Murray
there were ten players selected as LIC All-Conference Honorable Mentions
* Olney’s Luke Hahn
* Newton’s Kyle Vahling  
* Lawrenceville’s Jordan Shick                         
* Robinson’s Connor Griffin
* Flora’s Logan Smith                                        
* Casey-Westfield’s Corey Carver
* Marshall’s Brock Finkbiner                             
* Red Hill’s Kameron Vinsel
* Edwards County’s Cherokee Metcalf               
* Paris’ Cam Elmore
congratulations to all the players with their LIC All Conference selections

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball – the Big Ten Tournament starts tonight in Chicago
there are two play-in games involving the league’s four lowest seeds
* 12th-seeded Nebraska plays 13th-seeded Penn State at 3:30 this afternoon
* 11th-seeded Minnesota plays 14th-seeded Rutgers at 6:00 this evening
then it’s first round action tomorrow with four games and the quarter-finals to follow on Friday
the Fighting Illini are scheduled to play at 11:00 tomorrow morning against Michigan

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, in cooperation with Britton’s Bullpen and Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, Monday, March 23rd, thru Saturday, March 28th – it’s all at Top Spin Larry’s, an indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, along Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time for “fun for a good cause”, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will host its “Winter Sports Awards Night” next Monday night, starting at 6:30, in the ERHS Sliva Auditorium – all athletes and their family members are invited to attend

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning and a Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades from 1:00 to 3:00 that afternoon – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – if any questions, call Coach at 553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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

 

 

 

March 10, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – OCC won its first two games of the year
the Lady Knights played two of least eight games this week out at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
in game one, OCC beat Danville Area College, 10-2
* Bailey Walker was the winning pitcher, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits with 5 strikeouts
* Olivia Titus was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI while Kayala Hoppenjans was 3 for 3 with 1 RBI
in game two, OCC beat John Wood Community College, 11-1
* Christian Chambers was the winning pitcher, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4
* Olivia Titus was 3 for 4 while Paige Barclay was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI
the 2&0 Lady Knights are back in action with two more games this afternoon

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 7th Grade Volleyball Sectionals were last night
here's the downstate matchups involving area and regional teams
* Class 1A @ Grayville  :  Grayville beat Sigel St. Michael's
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Paris Crestwood beat Hutsonville
* Class 3A @ Casey  :  Paris Mayo beat Tuscola East Prairie
* Class 3A @ Vandalia  :  Hillsboro beat Staunton
* Class 4A @ Eureka  :  Champaign Edison beat Tolono Unity
* Class 4A @ Clinton  :  Mt. Zion beat Jacksonville Turner
the winners advance straight to their respective Volleyball State Tournament this weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Clay City split two matches at home
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade match over Flora in two games
Flora won the 7th grade match in two games
Clay City will host the Olney Lady Cubs this afternoon

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – some area girls have been recognized for their season
it’s the Girls First Team All Conference Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division
the list includes seven unanimous selections as All Conference
* Calee Fulling and Emily Nehls, both of Palestine-Hutsonville
* Emily Lockhart of Oblong
* Meghan Willenborg of Cumberland
* Jessica Hunt and Shayne Smith, both of Tri-County
* and Micaela Childress of Villa Grove
there were four girls that received Honorable Mentions
* Kiley Rariden of Palestine-Hutsonville
* Kira Meese of Oblong
* Sierra Payne of Martinsville
* and Elissa Baxter of Villa Grove
congratulations to all the young ladies for their selection\
we’ll soon have the Little Illini Conference All Conference selections to be announced in the days ahead

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A/2A Basketball Super-Sectionals are tonight
here’s those that involve downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Carbondale  :  Casey-Westfield plays Mounds Meridian at 6:00
* Class 1A @ Jacksonville  :  Okawville plays Brimfield at 7:00
* Class 2A @ Springfield  :  Decatur St. Teresa plays Bloomington Central Catholic at 7:00
* Class 2A @ Carbondale  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Carterville at 7:30
the winners advance to their respective State Tournaments this Friday in Peoria

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals begin tonight
here’s some matchups that involve downstate and area teams
* Class 3A @ Carbondale  :  Carbondale plays Mt. Vernon
* Class 3A @ Champaign  :  Springfield Lamphier plays Chatham Glenwood
* Class 4A @ Belleville  :  Alton Senior plays Collinsville
the Sectional Semi-Finals continue tonight with the Championships on Friday

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Wal-Mart D.C. 6059, in cooperation with Britton’s Bullpen and Top Spin Larry’s in Olney, will have a 9 hole, two person, alternate shot, fundraising Golf Tournament, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the price is at $20 per person with tee times to be scheduled during regular hours of operation, Monday, March 23rd, thru Saturday, March 28th – it’s all at Top Spin Larry’s, an indoor golf simulator at Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney, along Whittle Avenue – to set up your tee time for “fun for a good cause”, call Scott, Tim, or Gary at 618-393-5900, or after hours, call 618-839-0069

 

(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School will host its “Winter Sports Awards Night” next Monday night, starting at 6:30, in the ERHS Sliva Auditorium – all athletes and their family members are invited to attend

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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

 

 

 

March 9, 2015

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball over the weekend
the final regular season conference games were played Saturday and Sunday
there were four games Saturday
* Illinois lost on the road at Purdue, 63-58
* Michigan State beat Indiana, 74-72
* Iowa beat Northwestern, 69-52
* Michigan beat Rutgers, 79-69
there were three games yesterday
* Maryland beat Nebraska, 64-61
* Penn State beat Minnesota, 79-76
* Wisconsin beat Ohio State, 72-48
the Big Ten Conference Tournament begins with two games this Wednesday night in Chicago
the Fighting Illini are the 8 seed and will play 9th-seeded Michigan at 11:00 Thursday morning

 

(OLNEY)  the Men’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament ended Saturday night at Rend Lake College
the District’s two top teams hooked up in the Championship Game in James Waugh Gymnasium
2nd-seeded John A. Logan needed two overtimes to upset top-seeded Vincennes University, 105-98
* while the Volunteers improve to 27&6, the Trailblazers lost their first game of the year, now at 32&1
* both teams will advance to the Men’s NJCAA National Tournament out in Hutchinson, Kansas
the 32-team tournament will begin a week from today, March 16th, and run thru March 21st

 

(OLNEY)  the Women’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament also ended Saturday at Rend Lake College
the District's two top teams met up in the Championship Game down in James Waugh Gymnasium
top-seeded Wabash Valley held on to beat 2nd-seeded Vincennes University, 63-60
* while the Lady Warriors improve to 27&6, the Lady Trailblazers end the season at 29&4
* Wabash Valley advances to the Women’s NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas
the tournament will begin a week from today, March 16th, and run thru Saturday, March 21st

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class 3A/4A Girls State Tournaments ended Saturday night in Normal
* Class 3A Championship Game  :  Morton beat Rochester, 47-37
* Class 3A Third Place Game  :  Lombard Montini beat Chicago Bogan, 63-40
* Class 4A Championship Game  :  Lisle Benet Academy beat Palatine Fremd, 61-39
* Class 4A Third Place Game  :  Winnetka New Trier beat Homewood Flossmoor, 43-41

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals began last Saturday
here’s results from some of the matches involving area and downstate teams
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Effingham Sacred Heart beat Windsor in three games
* Class 1A Semi-Final @ Effingham  :  Stewardson-Strasburg beat Sigel St. Michael’s in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Raymond  :  Cowden-Herrick beat Ramsey in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Raymond  :  St. Elmo beat Nokomis in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Effingham  :  Hutsonville beat Dieterich in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Paris  :  Paris Crestwood beat Villa Grove in two games
* Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Paris  :  Neoga beat Arcola in two games
* Class 3A Quarter-Final @ Robinson  :  Casey-Westfield beat Marshall in two games
* Class 3A Quarter-Final @ Robinson  :  Paris Mayo beat Lawrenceville Parkview in two games
* Class 4A Quarter-Final @ Effingham  :  Tolono Unity beat Charleston in three games
* Class 4A Quarter-Final @ Effingham  :  Danville North Ridge beat Danville South View in two games
the IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals continue with semi-finals and championships tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball from Saturday’s Fairfield Tournament – Olney finished in third place
the Lady Cubs played three pool play matches
* Olney beat New Hope in three close games, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12
* the Lady Cubs then lost to Ewing in two games, 19-25, 5-25
* Olney rebounded with a win over McLeansboro in three games, 25-21, 17-25, 16-14
the Lady Cubs then beat host Fairfield to take third place in two games, 27-25, 25-19
Olney’s top players on the day were Paige Troyer, Logan Kauble, Colleen Inyart, and Jalayna Reynolds
the Lady Cubs return to action tomorrow, traveling to Clay City

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball Saturday – the JMTC Tournament was played at Clay City
there were four teams involved in the Junior Midland Trail Conference Volleyball Tournament
there were two semi-final matches played, followed by the final two matches
* Clay City beat North Clay in the first semi-final match in three games, 21-25, 25-13, 15-12
* Cisne beat South Central in the other semi-final match in three games, 21-25, 26-24, 15-9
* North Clay beat South Central to win the third place match in two games, 26-24, 25-16
* Clay City beat Cisne to win the championship match in two games, 25-23, 25-16

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 7th Grade Volleyball Sectionals are tonight
here's the downstate matchups involving area and regional teams
* Class 1A @ Grayville  :  Grayville plays Sigel St. Michael's
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Hutsonville plays Paris Crestwood
* Class 3A @ Casey  :  Paris Mayo plays Tuscola East Prairie
* Class 3A @ Vandalia  :  Hillsboro plays Staunton
* Class 4A @ Eureka  :  Champaign Edison plays Tolono Unity
* Class 4A @ Clinton  :  Mt. Zion plays Jacksonville Turner
the winners advance straight to their respective Volleyball State Tournament this weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball around the state
the Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals are tomorrow night
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals begin with semi-final action, also tomorrow night

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Coed Kickball Tournament at the Noble Ball Fields just north of the former West Richland High School on Saturday, March 21st – it’s three games guaranteed per team with a $125 per team entry fee – it’s for players age 13 and older and each team must have at least four girl members – for 12 teams taking part, first place gets $200 cash and second place receives $100 cash – to enter in advance or for more information, call Julia at 618-204-1958

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held this Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” this coming Saturday morning, March 14th, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals pre-season baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our broadcast time at 11:55 late this morning  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day and night on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

March 7, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Spring Training Major League Baseball yesterday
* the Cardinals picked up win number two by beating Houston, 5-2
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did on Friday
* winners included the Royals and Reds
* losers included the Cubs, White Sox, Indians, Tigers, Twins, and Brewers

 

(OLNEY)  the NJCAA Women’s District 16 Basketball Tournament continued yesterday
the two semi-final games were Friday afternoon down at Rend Lake College
* top-seeded Wabash Valley eliminated the OCC Lady Knights, 91-50
   *  the Olney Central College ladies finish the season with 12 wins and 19 losses
   *  a tip of the hat to the Lady Knights for their hard work and dedication at OCC this year
* in the other game – 2nd-seeded Vincennes University beat 3rd-seeded Kaskaskia, 81-74
the winners advance to the championship game this evening at 5:00 at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  in the Men’s NJCAA District 16 Basketball Tournament last night
the two semi-final games were played down at Rend Lake College near Ina
* top-seeded Vincennes University beat 5th-seeded Wabash Valley, 90-73
* and it was 2nd-seeded John A. Logan over 3rd-seeded Kaskaskia, 73-70
the tournament’s championship game will be tonight at 7:00 at Rend Lake College
despite the outcome, both VU and Logan will travel to Hutchinson, Kansas for the NJCAA Nationals

 

(NEWTON)  in IHSA Boys Basketball – here’s the results involving downstate teams last night
* Class 1A Sectional Championship @ Effingham  :  Casey-Westfield beat Nokomis, 60-42
* Class 1A Sectional Championship @ Okawville  :  Okawville beat Carrollton, 57-43
* Class 1A Sectional Semi-Final @ Elizabethtown  :  Cairo beat Hardin County, 60-57
   * the Sectional Championship game tonight has Cairo up against Mounds Meridian at 7:00
* Class 2A Sectional Championship @ Benton  :  Carterville beat Teutopolis, 77-63
* Class 2A Sectional Championship @ Wood River  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Pinckneyville, 51-37
* Class 2A Sectional Championship @ Maroa  :  Decatur St. Teresa beat St. Joseph-Ogden, 49-35
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Effingham  :  Mt. Vernon beat Centralia, 56-49
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Chatham  :  Chatham Glenwood beat Rochester, 52-35
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Mt. Zion  :  Decatur MacArthur beat Lincoln, 57-38
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Mascoutah  :  Belleville Althoff Catholic beat Cahokia, 65-53
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Jerseyville  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial beat Jerseyville, 53-45
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Metropolis  :  Carbondale beat Murphysboro, 67-55
* Class 4A Regional Championship @ Belleville  :  Collinsville beat East St. Louis Senior, 58-50
* Class 4A Regional Championship @ Edwardsville  :  Alton Senior beat Edwardsville, 44-27
the Class 1A / 2A winners move into their respective Super-Sectional next Tuesday night
the Class 3A / 4A winners move into their respective Sectional Semi-Finals next Tuesday night

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A / 4A Girls State Basketball Tournaments began yesterday up in Normal
* Class 3A State Semi-Final  :  Morton beat Lombard Montini, 58-44
* Class 3A State Semi-Final  :  Rochester beat Chicago Bogan, 71-60
* Class 4A State Semi-Final  :  Lisle Benet Academy beat Homewood Flossmoor, 77-71
* Class 4A State Semi-Final  :  Palatine Fremd beat Winnetka New Trier, 57-28
the finals will be this afternoon and tonight

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there are four games on the Saturday’s schedule
* Michigan State at Indiana
* Northwestern at Iowa
* Rutgers at Michigan
* Illinois at Purdue
there will be three games tomorrow to wrap up the regular Big Ten schedule this year

 

(NEWTON)  also the IESA 8th Grade Volleyball Regionals get started
here’s some area matchups with first round matches played on this Saturday
* Class 1A @ Effingham Sacred Heart  :  Windsor plays Beecher City
* Class 2A @ Effingham St. Anthony  :  Hutsonville plays Dieterich at 10:00 this morning
* Class 3A @ Robinson Nuttall  :  Casey-Westfield plays Marshall at 9:30 this morning
* Class 3A @ Robinson Nuttall  :  Paris Mayo plays Lawrenceville Parkview at 10:30
    *  Newton Jasper County has a first round bye – they’ll play next Tuesday night
these and the other 8th Grade Regionals will continue or begin next Tuesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Volleyball today on this Saturday
* the Olney Lady Cubs are in action down at the Fairfield Tournament
* the Junior Midland Trail Conference Tournament is today at the Clay City Junior High School

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Coed Kickball Tournament at the Noble Ball Fields just north of the former West Richland High School on Saturday, March 21st – it’s three games guaranteed per team with a $125 per team entry fee – it’s for players age 13 and older and each team must have at least four girl members – for 12 teams taking part, first place gets $200 cash and second place receives $100 cash – to enter in advance or for more information, call Julia at 618-204-1958

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held Saturday, March 14th, a week from today in the Newton Community High School Gym – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” on Saturday morning, March 14th, a week from today, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with pregame at 2:30 and tipoff at 3:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online at www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

March 6, 2015

 

(OLNEY)  in Spring Training Major League Baseball yesterday
* the Cardinals began with a victory over the Miami Marlins, 4-1
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did on Thursday
* winners included the Royals and the Indians
* losers included the Cubs, White Sox, Reds, Tigers, and Brewers

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball
there was one game on last night’s schedule
* Wisconsin beat Minnesota, 76-63
with no games tonight, the Big Ten schedule has four games tomorrow and three on Sunday
the Fighting Illini will be on the road tomorrow at Purdue

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Hoops – the NJCAA District 16 Tournament continued yesterday
the four quarter-final games were played down at Rend Lake College near Ina
the Olney Central College Blue Knights had their season end, beaten by Kaskaskia, 85-72
* the Blue Knights finish the tough year with 8 wins and 23 losses
two of the other top three seeded teams won yesterday’s other three quarter-final games
* top-seeded Vincennes University beat 8th-seeded Lewis & Clark, 69-60
* 5th-seeded Wabash Valley mildly upset 4th-seeded Southwestern Illinois, 63-62
* and it was 2nd-seeded John A. Logan over 7th-seeded Lake Land, 86-76
the tournament’s two semi-final games are scheduled for tonight
* VU plays Wabash Valley at 6:00
* it's John A. Logan against Kaskaskia at 8:00
the championship game will be Saturday night at 7:00

 

(OLNEY)  in IHSA Boys Basketball – one postponed game from Wednesday was played last night
* Class 2A Sectional Semi-Final @ Benton  :  Teutopolis beat Lawrenceville, 64-52

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA 7th Grade Volleyball Regional Championships were last night
here’s some of the title results involving downstate and area teams
* Class 1A @ Sigel  :  no results available for Effingham Sacred Heart and Sigel St. Michael’s
* Class 2A @ St. Elmo  :  Raymond Lincolnwood beat Altamont in two games
* Class 3A @ Casey  :  Paris Mayo beat Newton Jasper County in three games
* Class 3A @ Shelbyville  :  Tuscola East Prairie beat Teutopolis in two games
* Class 3A @ Hillsboro  :  Hillsboro beat Vandalia in three games
* Class 4A @ Rochester  :  Mt. Zion beat Rochester in two games
the winners advance to their respective 7th Grade Sectionals next Monday night
the upstate IESA 8th Grade Regionals will mostly get started tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  in IHSA Boys Basketball – it’s championship night for area and downstate teams
* Class 1A Sectional Championship @ Effingham  :  Casey-Westfield plays Nokomis
* Class 1A Sectional Championship @ Okawville  :  Okawville plays Carrollton
* Class 1A Sectional Semi-Final @ Elizabethtown  :  Cairo plays Hardin County – title game Saturday night
* Class 2A Sectional Championship @ Benton  :  Teutopolis plays Carterville
* Class 2A Sectional Championship @ Wood River  :  Pinckneyville plays Breese Mater Dei
* Class 2A Sectional Championship @ Maroa  :  Decatur St. Teresa plays St. Joseph-Ogden
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Effingham  :  Centralia plays Mt. Vernon
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Chatham  :  Rochester plays Chatham Glenwood
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Mascoutah  :  Belleville Althoff Catholic plays Cahokia
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Jerseyville  :  Jerseyville plays Bethalto Civic Memorial
* Class 3A Regional Championship @ Metropolis  :  Carbondale plays Murphysboro
* Class 4A Regional Championship @ Belleville  :  Collinsville plays East St. Louis Senior
* Class 4A Regional Championship @ Edwardsville  :  the host Tigers play Alton Senior
the Class 1A / 2A winners move into their respective Super-Sectional next Tuesday night
the Class 3A / 4A winners move into their respective Sectional Semi-Finals next Tuesday night

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class 3A / 4A Girls State Basketball Tournaments start today up in Normal
* Class 3A State Semi-Final  :  Lombard Montini plays Morton at 12:15 this afternoon
* Class 3A State Semi-Final  :  Rochester plays Chicago Bogan at 2:00 this afternoon
* Class 4A State Semi-Final  :  Lisle Benet Academy plays Homewood Flossmoor at 6:30 this evening
* Class 4A State Semi-Final  :  Palatine Fremd plays Winnetka New Trier at 8:15 tonight
the finals will be tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball – the NJCAA District 16 Tournament continues today
the two semi-final games are on tap this afternoon down at Rend Lake College
* top-seeded Wabash Valley plays the 5th-seeded Olney Central College Lady Knights at 1:00
* 2nd-seeded Vincennes University plays 3rd-seeded Kaskaskia at 3:00
the winners advance to the championship game tomorrow evening at 5:00

 


                                            LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Coed Kickball Tournament at the Noble Ball Fields just north of the former West Richland High School on Saturday, March 21st – it’s three games guaranteed per team with a $125 per team entry fee – it’s for players age 13 and older and each team must have at least four girl members – for 12 teams taking part, first place gets $200 cash and second place receives $100 cash – to enter in advance or for more information, call Julia at 618-204-1958

 

(NEWTON)  a Softball Skills Camp will be held Saturday, March 14th, in the Newton Community High School Gym for area girls – the All Skills Camp for girls in 2nd thru 6th grades will run that morning from 8:30 to 11:30 – then the Pitching & Catching Camp for girls in 3rd thru 6th grades will run that afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 – the cost is $20 for the Skills Camp, $15 for the Pitching & Catching Camp, or $30 for those that signup for both – however, the afternoon camp is limited to the first 15 pitchers that sign up – all girls must bring tennis shoes and their gloves (bats optional) – with check in at 8:00 that morning, advance sign up is recommended for both camps – call Coach Sara Beam if any questions, at 618-553-7556

 

(OLNEY)  in recognition of National Athletic Training Month, the RMH Athletic Training Team will host a “Taping Clinic” on Saturday morning, March 14th, a week from tomorrow, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney – with session times available from 7:00 to 12 noon, there is no cost for the training – the clinic is geared towards coaches and assistant coaches who manage non-school affiliated teams, such as little league, youth soccer, and others – to sign up, or for more details, call RMH at 618-395-7340, extension 4009

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College Lady Knights basketball today from the District 16 Tournament on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 1:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online at www.wvlnam.com