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February 12, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(NEWTON)  in area IHSA Girls Basketball Class 1A/2A Sectional Semi-Final action last night  :
Class 2A @ Newton  :  Mt. Carmel beat Sullivan, 72-56
Class 2A @ Clifton  :  Watseka beat St. Joseph Ogden, 48-34
Class 2A @ Clifton  :  Champaign St. Thomas More beat Clinton, 89-59
Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Central A&M beat Hume Shiloh, 75-59
Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City beat Dieterich, 65-46
Class 1A @ Goreville  :  Red Hill beat Galatia, 69-49
Class 1A @ Goreville  :  Goreville beat Cairo, 89-28
there’s more semi-final games tonight with the various championship games set for Thursday


 
(OLNEY)  in area IHSA Girls Basketball Class 3A Regional Quarter-Final action last night  :
Class 3A @ Centralia  :  Centralia slipped by Salem, 51-47
Class 3A @ Mattoon  :  Charleston beat Shelbyville, 45-32
there’s more semi-final action planned for tonight with the championships on Thursday night


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Wrestling Sectionals were this past weekend – here’s some area results  :
Class 1A @ Vandalia  :  the Olney Tigers had no wrestlers advance from Sectional to State
    *  Colton Carmody won two, then lost two matches – Colton picked up his 100th career victory
    *  Jacob Cecil won two, then lost two matches, with a 2&2 record at the Sectional
    *  Collin Smith, Ben Lynch, Dalyn Brach, and Jake Schmitt all were winless, but represented Olney well
Class 1A @ Vandalia  :  here’s the list of other area wrestlers advancing to State from the Sectional
    *  Robinson’s Payton Stifle and Nicolae Iovanac
    *  Cumberland’s Timmy Carll, Tyler Godden, and Colt Brummer
    *  Lawrenceville’s Max Anderson
    *  Mt. Carmel’s Sam Wampler
    *  Vandalia’s Zach Jackson, Tyler Dagen, Dalton Blankenship, and Chaston Womack
Class 2A @ Mattoon  :  here’s the area wrestlers advancing to State from the Sectional  :
    *  Mattoon’s Cooper Collings and Creed Janes
    *  Mt. Zion’s Griff McQuality, Jacob Morgan, Ethan Mason, and Dalton Coleman
    *  Mt. Vernon’s Chase Vosburgh and Alex Vosburgh
the IHSA Boys Wrestling Tournaments are this Thursday thru Saturday at the Assembly Hall in Champaign

 

(CLAY CITY)  in junior high volleyball last night – Clay City dropped two of three to Albion  :
*  the Lady Cubs won the varsity match in three games, improving to 5&0 on the year
*  Albion won the junior varsity match and the “C” team match, both in three games each
*  the Clay City teams are back in action this evening against South Central up in Kinmundy

 

(OLNEY)  in the Richland County Men’s 4-on-4 Basketball League action last night  :
*  The Fighting Squirrels beat OMD, 105-84
*  Papa Mike’s beat The Zoolanders, 89-65
*  and The Heels beat PAE, 70-62
*  it’s back to more league action this Thursday night in Claremont


 
(NEWTON)  the area IHSA Girls Basketball Class 1A / 2A Sectional Semi-Finals are tonight  :
Class 2A @ Newton  :  Teutopolis plays Marshall at 7:30
Class 2A @ Dupo  :  Nashville plays Breese Central at 6:00  :  Red Bud plays Carterville at 7:30
Class 1A @ Lebanon  :  Okawville plays Hardin Calhoun at 7:30


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Basketball Class 3A Regional Semi-Finals are tonight involving area teams  :
Class 3A @ Centralia  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Centralia at 6:00  :  Olney plays Effingham at 7:30
Class 3A @ Mattoon  :  Taylorville plays Charleston at 6:00  :  Mattoon plays Mt. Zion at 7:30

 

(OLNEY)  in boys high school basketball – it’s back to non-conference action for some LIC teams  :
*  the Olney Tigers will be at home in Ron Herrin Gym tonight hosting former Apollo foe Salem
*  it will be “senior night” for ERHS cheerleaders, dance team members, and others to be recognized
*  the Tigers will finish up their regular season schedule Friday night at Lawrenceville
*  the Newton Eagles are off until Friday night when they finish their regular season at home with Flora

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class L State Tournament continues with semi-final action tonight  :
*  Marion plays Herrin at 6:00
*  Benton plays Centralia at 7:15

 

(OLNEY)  in St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball news today from their Spring Training facility in Florida  :
*  with the pitchers & catchers reporting Monday, the full Cardinals’ squad will report Thursday
*  the Cardinals will open up their Spring Training schedule a week from this Saturday on February 23rd
*  the Cardinals’ 32 game Spring Training schedule ends on March 29th
*  the Redbirds begin their regular season schedule April 1st at Arizona – first home game will be April 8th
*  for Cardinals’ Spring Training or regular season tickets, go online at www.stlouis.cardinals.com


 
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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball on CBS Sports Radio 740 with game time at around 7:30  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger regional action on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:45  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and overnight, on CBS Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

 

February 11, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(NEWTON)  in men’s college basketball Sunday evening – Illinois picked up a Big Ten road win  :
*  the Fighting Illini defeated Minnesota, 57-53
*  Illinois improves to 17&8 on the year, now 4&7 in the Big Ten
*  the Illini are back in action this Wednesday night when they’ll host Purdue at the Assembly Hall

 

(OLNEY)  in men’s junior college basketball Saturday night – Olney Central dropped another close one  :
*  the Blue Knights lost a close Region 24 battle to Vincennes University, 74-77
*  OCC was led by Deonte Houston’s 24 points – Kyheim Hall had 18 points and Drew Crudup had 14
*  the Blue Knights drop back to 15&8 on the year and remain at 5&6 in the GRAC
*  the nationally-ranked Trailblazers improve to 23&1 on the season, now 10&1 against GRAC teams
*  the OCC teams will host Wabash Valley during Coach’s versus Cancer Night this Wednesday night

 

(OLNEY)  in women’s junior college hoops Saturday night – Olney Central also lost a tough home game  :
*  the Lady Knights lost to the visiting Lady Trailblazers, 68-78
*  for OCC – Tabitha Thurman and Leah Myers each had 11 points apiece
*  the Lady Knights fall back to 10&14 on the year and remain at 5&6 in the GRAC
*  it’s GRAC doubleheader action this Wednesday night at OCC with games again at 5:30 and 7:30

 

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball action from this past Saturday – here’s some area scores  :
*  Robinson beat Mascoutah, 58-50
*  Flora beat Woodlawn, 54-53
*  West Vigo, Indiana beat Marshall, 47-37
*  Effingham beat Pana, 61-34
*  Teutopolis beat Alton, 70-60
*  Mt. Carmel beat Kankakee, 60-59
*  Breese Mater Dei beat Centralia, 45-42
*  Harrisburg beat West Frankfort, 75-46
*  Effingham St. Anthony beat Central A&M, 78-66
*  NCOE beat Wayne City, 61-32
*  Du Quoin beat Pinckneyville, 41-40
*  Neoga beat Beecher City, 51-49

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class L State Tournament began with first round action Saturday  :
*  Olney lost its quarter-final game to Benton, 40-42 as the Cubs finish the year with a record of 14&10
    *  the Cubs were led by Gage Miller with 12 points and 5 rebounds
    *  congratulations to the Olney Cubs on strong finish this year and a trip to Class L State
*  in the other quarter-final games – Marion beat Du Quoin, 50-29
*  Herrin beat Triad, 42-23
*  Centralia beat Collinsville, 44-27
*  the state semi-final games are tomorrow night at Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class S State Tournament ended Saturday at Rend Lake College  :
*  Pinckneyville won the third place game with a 52-40 win over New Hebron, from near Robinson
*  Woodlawn won the championship game with a 39-28 victory over Rome School, from Dix

 

(NEWTON)  in boys junior high hoops – the upstate IESA 8th Grade State Tournaments started Saturday  :
Class 1A Quarter-Final @ Auburn  :  Sigel St. Michael’s beat Crescent City, 46-22
Class 1A Semi-Final @ Auburn  :   Sigel St. Michael’s lost to Decatur Our Lady of Lourdes, 31-39
Class 2A Quarter-Final @ Downs  :  Altamont beat Elmwood, 40-38
Class 2A Semi-Final @ Downs  :  Altamont beat Mt. Sterling Brown County, 53-51
Class 3A @ Monticello  :  Teutopolis beat Rockford Marshall, 46-28
Class 3A Semi-Final @ Monticello  :  Teutopolis beat El Paso Gridley, 42-33
Sigel St. Michael’s will return Thursday to play for third place in Class 2A
Altamont & Teutopolis return Thursday to play for state titles in Class 1A and 3A, respectively

 

(NOBLE)  in junior high volleyball Saturday – Noble won two tournament titles at Albion  :
*  the Junior Lady Wildcats won the varsity tournament with a championship match victory over Albion
*  Noble made it to the title match with two two-game, pool play, wins over Mt. Carmel and Fairfield
*  the Junior Lady Wildcats won the junior varsity tournament with a title match victory over Albion
*  while the Noble varsity team is now 11&2, the Noble junior varsity improves to 8&2
*  the Noble teams are back in action tomorrow taking on Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the two lower class IHSA Girls Basketball Sectionals start tonight – some area matchups  :
Class 2A Semi-Final @ Newton  :  Sullivan plays Mt. Carmel at 7:30
Class 2A Semi-Final @ Clifton  :  St. Joseph-Ogden plays Watseka at 6:00
Class 2A Semi-Final @ Clifton  :  Champaign St. Thomas More plays Clinton at 7:30
Class 1A Semi-Final @ Altamont  :  Hume Shiloh plays Central A & M at 6:00
Class 1A Semi-Final @ Altamont  :  Dieterich plays Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City at 7:30

 

(OLNEY)  the two upper class IHSA Girls Basketball Regionals begin tonight – some area matchups  :
Class 3A First Round @ Centralia  :  Salem plays Centralia at 7:30
Class 3A First Round @ Mattoon  :  Charleston plays Shelbyville at 7:30
Class 3A First Round @ Herrin  :  Marion plays the host Lady Tigers at 7:30

 

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

 

 


 

February 9, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball last night – Newton swept two games from Olney  :
*  the host Eagles beat Olney in the varsity game, 51-41 as Newton improves to 22&5, now 7&3 in the LIC
*  the Tigers drop back to 13&13 on the year, now at 5&5 in the Little Illini Conference
*  Newton was led by Dylan Davidson with 15 points and Keith Butler with 12 points
*  for Olney – Tate Nohren had 19 points and Alec St. Pierre added 8 points
*  the Eagles will wrap-up their regular and LIC schedule next Friday night at home against Flora
*  the Tigers return home for their final game in Ron Herrin Gym this season against Salem next Tuesday

 

(OLNEY)  in other Little Illini Conference basketball action from last night  :
*  Robinson beat Flora, 69-34
*  Marshall beat Edwards County, 78-36
*  Casey-Westfield beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 77-49
*  Oblong beat Red Hill, 74-34
*  Lawrenceville beat Cumberland, 77-67

 

(OLNEY)  in other high school boys basketball from last night  :
*  Woodlawn beat Noble, 73-26
*  Mt. Zion beat Effingham, 49-40
*  Charleston beat Paris, 74-69
*  Mattoon beat Salem, 78-68
*  North Clay beat Odin, 73-30
*  Wayne City beat Sandoval, 46-40
*  Webber beat Grayville, 64-47
*  St. Elmo beat Altamont, 58-49
*  South Central beat Cowden-Herrick, 39-35
*  Beecher City beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 57-56
*  Effingham St. Anthony beat Brownstown, 69-52
*  Breese Central beat Greenville, 52-34
*  Cahokia beat Mt. Vernon, 63-52
*  Centralia beat Nashville, 69-61
*  Fairfield beat Vienna, 68-50
*  Carmi beat Hamilton County, 53-42
*  Harrisburg beat Herrin, 52-45

 

(OLNEY)  also in boys high school basketball – a couple of rescheduled games were played Thursday  :
*  Dieterich beat Noble, 75-25
*  Odin beat Cisne in overtime, 67-60
*  Mt. Vernon, Indiana beat Mt. Carmel, 88-80

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class M State Tournament ended last night at Rend Lake College  :
*  Pinckneyville beat Gallatin County in the 3rd place game, 55-35
*  Okawville won the Class M State Championship with a 55-50 victory over Cairo

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class L State Tournament begins today at Rend Lake College  :
*  the Olney Cubs play Benton at 12 noon in quarter-final action
*  other quarter-final matchups – Marion plays Du Quoin at 9:30 this morning
*  Triad plays Herrin at 10:45                   
*  Collinsville plays Centralia at 1:15
*  today’s winners advance to semi-final action next Tuesday night, back to Rend Lake College

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class S State Tournament ends this afternoon at Rend Lake College  :
*  New Hebron, from near Robinson, plays Pinckneyville in the 3rd place game at 2:30
*  Rome, from Dix, plays Woodlawn in the championship game at 4:00

 

(NEWTON)  in boys junior high hoops – the upstate IESA 8th Grade State Tournaments start today  :
Class 1A @ Auburn  :  (22&3) Sigel St. Michael’s will play (20&2) Crescent City
Class 1A @ Auburn  :  (16&7) Pana Sacred Heart will play (23&2) Decatur Our Lady of Lourdes
Class 2A @ Downs  :  (22&2) Altamont will play (19&4) Elmwood
Class 3A @ Monticello  :  (20&6) Teutopolis will play (14&9) Rockford Marshall
the Boys 8th Grade finals will be played next Thursday night at the respective sites


 
(OLNEY)  in boys high school wrestling – the IHSA Sectionals continue around the state  :
Class 1A @ Vandalia  :  session two begins at 9:00 this morning
    *  best of luck to the six Olney Tigers that are taking part in this weekend’s Sectional in Vandalia
    *  they include Jake Schmitt, Dalyn Brach, Ben Lynch, Collin Smith, Colton Carmody, and Jacob Cecil
    *  also other wrestlers from Robinson, Fairfield, Mt. Carmel, Lawrenceville, Cumberland, and others

 

(OLNEY)  and it’s back to junior college basketball on this Saturday  :
*  the OCC teams will host Vincennes University to The Dungeon tonight with games at 5:30 and 7:30
*  elsewhere today – it’s Wabash Valley at Kaskaskia
*  Lake Land at Lincoln Trail
*  John A. Logan at Southeastern Illinois
*  and Rend Lake at Southwestern Illinois

 


                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a Saturday afternoon “softball camp” is today at Britton’s Bullpen at the south edge of Olney – at $50 per camper, it’s for 7 thru 12 year olds from 1:00 to 3:00, and for 13 to 16 year olds from 3:00 to 4:30 – each player should bring their own bat, glove, and helmet – it’s all indoors at 1809 Whittle Avenue – if any last minute questions, call Phil at 812-774-3157 or stop by at 1809 Whittle Avenue in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will start it “All Seasons 5K Series” this morning with the “Cold-Hearted 5K Run / Walk” – it’s registration in the Olney City Park Community Building from 8:00 to 8:30, with a start time of 9:00 – the cost at $20 per participant, with awards in the various divisions

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Hoops tonight on Freedom 92.9 – Lady Knights at 5:30 – Blue Knights at 7:30  :  & the latest in sports all weekend long on CBS Sports Radio 740

 

 

 

February 8, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in men’s college basketball last night – Illinois takes down the nation’s number one team  :
*  the Fighting Illini slipped by Indiana, 74-72 as Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer
*  it’s the fifth straight week the nation’s top-ranked team has lost
*  Illinois improves to 16&8 on the year, now 3&7 in the Big Ten
*  the Hoosiers fall back to 20&3 overall, now 8&2 in the League
*  the Fighting Illini are back in Big Ten action Sunday evening at Minnesota


 
(NEWTON)  in girls high school basketball last night – Newton had its season come to an end  :
*  the Lady Eagles lost to Marshall, 36-55 in the Class 2A Regional Championship game at Marshall
*  for Newton – Carly Niebrugge and Morgan Swingler each had 8 points – Megan Jansen had 7 points
*  the Lady  Eagles finish the year with an overall record of 20&9, ending up 9&2 in the LIC
*  congratulations to Lady Eagle Emily Kerner for advancing to the next round of the 3-point showdown
*  others advancing are Marshall’s Breah Keim & Cheyenne Thompson & Robinson’s Kyndall Mendenhall

 
(NEWTON)  here’s the other downstate Regional Championship results from last night  :
Class 2A @ McLeansboro  :  Mt. Carmel beat Harrisburg, 75-41
Class 2A @ Greenup  :  Teutopolis beat Greenville, 35-12
Class 2A @ Tuscola  :  Sullivan beat Pana, 44-43
Class 2A @ Breese  :  Breese Central beat Carlyle, 57-43
Class 2A @ Zeigler  :  Nashville beat Sesser-Valier, 51-27
Class 1A @ Albion  :  Red Hill beat North Clay, 51-37
Class 1A @ Elkville  :  Galatia beat Wayne City, 38-37
Class 1A @ Farina  :  Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City beat Altamont, 74-44
Class 1A @ Neoga  :  Dieterich beat Effingham St. Anthony, 42-26
Class 1A @ Okawville  :  Okawville beat Christ Our Rock Centralia, 37-26
Class 1A @ Villa Grove  :  Hume Shiloh beat Kansas, 56-41
all of last night’s winners advance to their respective Sectionals next week, starting on Monday

 

(NOBLE)  in junior high volleyball from yesterday – Noble swept three matches from North Clay  :
*  the Junior Lady Wildcats won the varsity match in two games, improving to 8&2 on the year
*  Noble also won the junior varsity match in two games and won the 5th / 6th grade match as well
*  the varsity Junior Lady Cats will be in action tomorrow down in another Albion Tournament


 
(NEWTON)  in boys junior high basketball last night – the upstate IESA 7th Grade finals were played  :
Class 1A  :  Dieterich lost to Annawan, 40-45 as the Roadrunners end their season with a record of 22&3
Class 3A  :  Teutopolis won the State Championship with a 54-41 victory over Burr Ridge
*  a reception to honor the Dieterich 7th grade team will be Sunday at 1:00 at the Dieterich School cafeteria


 
(NEWTON)  also in boys junior high hoops – the upstate IESA 8th Grade Tournaments start tomorrow  :
Class 1A @ Auburn  :  (22&3) Sigel St. Michael’s will play (20&2) Crescent City
Class 1A @ Auburn  :  (16&7) Pana Sacred Heart will play (23&2) Decatur Our Lady of Lourdes
Class 2A @ Downs  :  (22&2) Altamont will play (19&4) Elmwood
Class 3A @ Monticello  :  (20&6) Teutopolis will play (14&9) Rockford Marshall
the Boys 8th Grade finals will be played next Thursday night at the respective sites


 
(OLNEY)  in boys junior high hoops tomorrow – the downstate Class L State Tournament begins  :
*  the Olney Cubs will be in quarter-final action against Benton in game three, which starts at 12 noon
*  other quarter-final matchups – Marion plays Du Quoin at 9:30 in the morning
*  Triad plays Herrin at 10:45                   
*  Collinsville plays Centralia at 1:15
*  tomorrow’s winners advance to semi-final action next Tuesday night, back to Rend Lake College

 
 
(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class S State Tournament ends tomorrow at Rend Lake College  :
*  New Hebron, from near Robinson, plays Pinckneyville in the 3rd place game at 2:30
*  Rome, from Dix, plays Woodlawn in the championship game at 4:00

 
 
(OLNEY)  the downstate Boys Class M State Tournament ends tonight at Rend Lake College  :
*  Gallatin County plays Pinckneyville in the 3rd place game at 6:00
*  Cairo plays Okawville in the championship game at 7:30


 
(OLNEY)  on boys high school wrestling – the IHSA Sectionals begin today around the state  :
Class 1A @ Vandalia  :  session one begins at 4:30 today with session two at 9:00 tomorrow morning
    *  best of luck to the six Olney Tigers that will be taking part in this weekend’s Sectional in Vandalia
    *  they include Jake Schmitt, Dalyn Brach, Ben Lynch, Collin Smith, Colton Carmody, and Jacob Cecil
    *  also best of luck to three Cumberland Pirates – Tyler Godden, Timmy Carll, and Colt Brummer
    *  also other wrestlers from Robinson, Fairfield, Mt. Carmel, Lawrenceville, and others

 

(NEWTON)  and it’s back to a full schedule in the Boys Little Illini Conference tonight  :
*  the Newton Eagles will host Olney during “Pack the Place Night” in the NCHS Gym
*  elsewhere – it’s Robinson at Flora
*  Red Hill at Oblong
*  Cumberland at Lawrenceville
*  Edwards County at Marshall
*  and Hutsonville-Palestine at Casey-Westfield

 


                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a Saturday afternoon “softball camp” is coming to Britton’s Bullpen tomorrow – at $50 per camper, it’s for 7 thru 12 year olds from 1:00 to 3:00, and for 13 to 16 year olds from 3:00 to 4:30 – will include instruction on base speed & agility, running, hitting, fielding, and pitching – each player should bring their own bat, glove, and helmet with softball pants or shorts and a t-shirt – it’s all indoors at the south edge of Olney at 1809 Whittle Avenue – if any questions, call Phil at 812-774-3157

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will start it “All Seasons 5K Series” tomorrow morning with the “Cold-Hearted 5K Run / Walk” – starting & ending in the Olney City Park, it’s sign-up in the Community Building from 8:00 to 8:30, with a start time of 9:00 – the cost at $20 per participant, with awards to be presented in the various divisions – all ages are invited out to take part tomorrow morning

 

(NOBLE)  the West Richland Athletic Boosters have their fundraising “soup supper” this evening in the High School cafeteria with serving from 4:00 to 6:30 – tickets are on sale at the First National Bank, both school offices in Noble, or from any athlete – the tickets will also be on sale at the door – any donation of desserts are appreciated, whether a cake or pie – contact the High School Office to help out

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s boys high school basketball tonight with Little Illini Conference action at around 7:30 – Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 and Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio 740

 

 

 

February 7, 2013 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in men’s junior college basketball last night – Olney Central College picked up a win  :
*  the Blue Knights defeated Kaskaskia, 65-51 improving to 15&7 overall, now 5&6 in the GRAC
*  OCC was led in scoring by Kyheim Hall with 18 points and Deonte Houston with 14 points
*  the Blue Knights return to Region 24 action this Saturday when they host Vincennes University at OCC

 

(OLNEY)  in women’s junior college hoops last night – Olney Central College lost a tough one  :
*  the Lady Knights dropped a close one-point game, falling to Kaskaskia, 77-78
*  OCC falls back to 10&13 on the year, now 5&6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Lady Knights are in Region 24 action this Saturday evening hosting Vincennes University


 
 (NEWTON)  in IHSA Girls Regional semi-final action last night – here’s some area results  :
Class 1A @ Albion  :  North Clay beat Noble / Clay City, 58-42 – the Lady Wildcats end their season with an overall record of 8 wins compared to 11 losses
Class 1A @ Albion  :  Red Hill beat Cisne, 38-15 
Class 1A @ Elkville  :  Wayne City beat Elverado, 54-37 
Class 1A @ Elkville  :  Galatia beat Webber, 41-31
Class 1A @ Neoga  :  Dieterich beat Palestine-Hutsonville, 59-37 
Class 1A @ Neoga  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Neoga, 34-17
Class 2A @ McLeansboro  :  Mt. Carmel beat Hamilton County, 85-42 – Tyra Buss has broken the state free throw record – her current 865 free throws made breaks the previous Brittany Johnson mark of 855 
Class 2A @ McLeansboro  :  Harrisburg beat Eldorado, 48-46
Class 2A @ Tuscola  :  Pana beat Paris, 59-47 
Class 2A @ Tuscola  :  Sullivan beat Macon Meridian,  66-32
all of the Class 2A and Class 1A Regional Championship games are tonight

 

(NEWTON)  in the Class 2A Regional tonight up at Marshall  :
*  the Newton Lady Eagles are up against the top-seeded Lady Lions

 

(NEWTON)  in boys junior high basketball – it’s IESA State Tournament action tonight up north  :
*  best of luck to the Dieterich 7th Grade team as they play tonight for the Class 1A State Title at 7:30 – with a record of 22&2, the Dieterich squad will play 21&2 Annawan at the St. Joseph Middle School
*  a reschueduled boys high school game with Noble will be played at 3:30 this afternoon at the Dieterich High School – it will be a single varsity game, allowing Dieterich fans plenty of time to still travel north
*  in IESA Class 3A play, Teutopolis will play Burr Ridge for the State Title tonight in Wenona

 

(OLNEY)  in men’s college basketball tonight – Illinois’ at home against the country’s top ranked team  :
*  the Fighting Illini will host Indiana at the Assembly Hall in Champaign with a 6:00 tipoff
*  Illinois enters tonight’s game with an overall record of 15&8, 2&7 in the Big Ten
*  the top-ranked Hoosiers come in at 20&2 on the year, atop the Big Ten at 8&1


 

                                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  a Saturday afternoon “softball camp” is coming to Britton’s Bullpen this Saturday, February 9th – at $50 per camper, it’s for 7 thru 12 year olds from 1:00 to 3:00, and for 13 to 16 year olds from 3:00 to 4:30 – will include instruction on base speed & agility, running, hitting, fielding, and pitching – each player should bring their own bat, glove, and helmet with softball pants or shorts and a t-shirt – it’s all indoors at the south edge of Olney at 1809 Whittle Avenue – if any questions, call Phil at 812-774-3157

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will start it “All Seasons 5K Series” this Saturday morning with the “Cold-Hearted 5K Run / Walk” – starting & ending in the Olney City Park, it’s sign-up in the Community Building from 8:00 to 8:30, with a start time of 9:00 – the cost at $20 per participant, with awards to be presented in the various divisions – all ages are invited out to take part this Saturday morning

 

(NOBLE)  the West Richland Athletic Boosters have their fundraising “soup supper” tomorrow evening in the High School cafeteria with serving from 4:00 to 6:30 – tickets are on sale at the First National Bank, both school offices in Noble, or from any athlete – the tickets will also be on sale at the door on Friday – any donation of desserts are appreciated, whether a cake or pie – contact the High School Office to help out

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame at 5:30 and tipoff at 6:00  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio 740