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November 19, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in this weekend’s National Football League action involving midwestern teams  :
*  the New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts, 59-24
*  the New York Jets beat the St. Louis Rams, 27-13
*  the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions, 24-20
*  the Dallas Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns, 23-20
*  the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-6
*  the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings had bye weeks
*  the Chicago Bears play the San Francisco 49’ers tonight in Monday Night Football


 
(NEWTON)  in college football from Saturday – here’s the downstate team results  :
*  Illinois lost to Purdue, 17-20 – the 2&9 Illini finish their season Saturday at Northwestern
*  EIU lost to Central Arkansas, 30-48 – the 7&4 Panthers are at South Dakota State Saturday
*  SIU beat Western Illinois, 35-0 – the Salukis finish the regular season with an overall record of 6&5

 

(OLNEY)  in men’s junior college basketball Saturday  :
*  the OCC Blue Knights beat Southern Institute, 89-58
*  the Blue Knights improve to 6&0 on the year – tonight's game with McKendree University has been cancelled - the Blue Knights next scheduled game is a week from Wednesday, on November 28th, when the OCC men start their GRAC season on the road at Southwestern Illinois


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Football Semi-Finals were Saturday – here’s some downstate team results  :
Class 1A  :  Maroa-Forsyth beat Concord Triopia, 40-12
Class 2A  :  Belleville Althoff beat Camp Point Central, 28-7
Class 3A  :  Tolono Unity beat Greenville, 56-21
Class 4A  :  Rochester beat Harrisburg, 49-22
Class 5A  :  Morris beat Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin, 30-20
the Class 1A thru 4A championships are this Friday in Champaign with the Class 5A thru 8A on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball from the Salem Lady Wildcat Tournament on Saturday  :
*  Olney beat Civic Memorial, 48-33 led by Marley Miller, Makenzie Sechrest, & Kelsey Shipman
*  the Lady Tigers lost to Carlyle, 50-65 – Marley Miller, Rachel Wisner, & Kelsey Shipman led Olney
*  the Lady Tigers will now play host Salem in a 9:00 this Saturday morning in consolation action

 

(OLNEY)  in girls jr high basketball Friday night – the St. Joe Lady Wildcats won the JMTC Tournament  :
*  St. Joe beat South Central in the championship game, 31-23
*  leading the Lady Wildcats were Megan Heindselman with 16 points and Audrey Jensen with 9 rebounds
*  the varsity squad improves to 7&3 on the year – St. Joe will host St. Mary’s Mt. Carmel tonight

 

(NOBLE)  in boys junior high basketball from last Thursday night – Noble & Olney St. Joe split two  :
*  Noble won the 8th grade game over St. Joe, 47-45 in overtime
*  game’s top scorers – Dylan Klingler for Noble with 13 points – Cody Amos for St. Joe with 16 points
*  Olney St. Joe won the 7th grade game, 40-13 – the St. Joe junior varsity improves to 4&2 on the year
*  back in action tonight – St. Joe plays South Central at Kinmundy – Noble will host North Clay

 

(NEWTON)  in boys high school hoops – the Newton Eagles begin action tonight is the new Cumberland Tournament, which is now an eight-team, pool play event, with games each night in both the High School & Junior High School – that’s tonight, tomorrow night, all day Friday, and Saturday afternoon & evening – in the Eagles’ pool are Oblong, Shiloh, & Chrisman – the other pool consists of the host Pirates, Martinsville, Dieterich, & Hutsonville-Palestine – each team will play five games tonight thru Saturday night near Toledo

 

(NEWTON)  meanwhile, in girls high school basketball – the Newton Lady Eagles will have their home opener tonight in the NCHS Gym – the Lady Eagles will then host the annual Bob Kerans Tournament tomorrow night, Wednesday night, and Friday afternoon before finishing up on Saturday afternoon

 


                                          LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  the 2012-2013 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are now on sale to the general public – the price per reserved seat is $40 each – also, family passes are available at $125 – for ticket details or for more information, call Diane at the NCHS Office at 783-2303 – the Newton Lady Eagles have their home opener tonight while the Newton Eagles will have their first home game on the night of December 4th – again, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303 for reserved ticket information

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Newton Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 8:30  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball late tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame at 10:30 and tipoff at 11:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, all night, and overnight, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

 

November 17, 2012 Local & Area Sports


(NEWTON)  in men’s college basketball late last night – Illinois wins in overtime  :
*  the Fighting Illini beat Hawaii, 78-77 on a D. J. Richardson three-pointer at the buzzer
*  Brandon Paul led the Illini with 25 points as Illinois improves to 3&0 on the year
*  the Illini now head to Maui for the EA SPORTS Invitational next Monday thru Wednesday
*  Illinois’ first game will be late Monday night against USC with an 11:00 tipoff that night

 

(OLNEY)  in men’s junior college basketball last night at Olney Central College  :
*  the host Blue Knights won the second of two games on the night, beating ABCD Prep, 78-39
*  the Blue Knights were led in scoring by Deonte Houston with 16 points – Josh Harmon added 11 points
*  in the first game of the evening – Southern Institute beat the ABCD Prep 2 team, 47-41
*  there will be two more games this afternoon at Olney Central College
*  Wabash Valley plays ABCD Prep at 1:00 – the OCC Blue Knights play Southern Institute at 3:00

 

(OLNEY)  no word on the OCC Lady Knights who played at the Kaskaskia Classic last night  :
*  the Lady Knights return for a 12 noon game today against the Greenville JV
*  the Lady Knights have their home opener next Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 against the Millikin JV

 

(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball last night – the Salem Tournament continued with two games  :
*  Carlyle slipped by Bethalto Civic Memorial in a close one, 51-50
*  the host Lady Wildcats lost their season opener to Centralia, 57-52
*  the Lady Tigers return for a 9:00 game this morning against Bethalto Civic Memorial
*  the Lady Tigers will finish up pool play with a 4:00 matchup against Carlyle later this afternoon
*  the Tournament will wrap-up with the final games a week from today

 

(OLNEY)  in girls jr high basketball last night – the St. Joe Lady Wildcats won the JMTC Tournament  :
*  St. Joe beat South Central in the championship game, 31-23
*  leading the Lady Wildcats were Megan Heindselman with 16 points and Audrey Jensen with 9 rebounds
*  the St. Joe varsity squad improves to 7&3 on the year

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Football playoffs continue with semi-final action – here’s some area matchups  :
Class 1A  :  Maroa-Forsyth at Concord Triopia at 1:30 this afternoon
Class 2A  :  Camp Point Central at Belleville Althoff at 2:00 this afternoon
Class 3A  :  Greenville at Tolono Unity at 1:00 this afternoon
Class 4A  :  Harrisburg at Rochester at 3:00 this afternoon
Class 5A  :  Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin at Morris at 3:00 this afternoon
today’s winners advance to next weekend’s State Finals to be played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
Championship games for Classes 1A thru 4A will be next Friday – for Classes 5A thru 8A next Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  in downstate college football today  :
*  the 5&5 SIU Salukis finish up their regular season at home today against Western Illinois at 2:00
*  the 2&8 Illini will host Purdue in the final home game at 2:30 this afternoon at Memorial Stadium
*  the 7&3 playoff-bound EIU Panthers finish their regular season this evening at 5:00 at Central Arkansas

 


                                          LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(OLNEY)  it’s live “Professional Wrestling” again tomorrow evening at 531 Whittle Avenue, above the KC Hall, in Olney – doors open at 5:00 and it’s bell time at 6:00 – admission is only $5 with a portion of the gate to benefit the Olney Lions Club to provide local eye & hearing exams for those in need – for more information, look up IWA Unlimited Wrestling on Facebook or call James at 618-395-3637

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our Coach’s Corner Show this morning at 9:00 on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN as our guests will include ERHS Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan and ERHS Tiger Wrestling Coach Tommy Leslie – we’re previewing Tiger hoops and Tiger wrestling this morning at 9:00 on AM 740

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball today on Freedom 92.9 – at 9:00 this morning and again at 4:00 this afternoon  :  it’s Fighting Illini football this afternoon on Fox Sports Radio 740 with our pregame show at 2:00 and kickoff at 2:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all weekend long, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

November 16, 2012 Local & Area Sports

 

(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball last night – Olney lost it’s season opener at the Salem Tourney  :
*  the Lady Tigers fell to Belleville East in their season opener, 58-42
*  Marley Miller led Olney with 14 points, while Makenzie Sechrest added 10 points
*  the Lady Tigers return for a 9:00 game tomorrow morning against Bethalto Civic Memorial
*  the Lady Tigers will finish up pool play with a 4:00 Saturday afternoon game against Carlyle

 

(NEWTON)  in girls high school basketball last night – Newton lost it’s season opener to St. Anthony  :
*  the Lady Eagles lost their varsity game to the host Lady Bulldogs, 41-30

*  Morgan Swingler had 15 points, while Tara Wirth added 8 points

*  Newton won the junior varsity game, 42-23
*  the Newton girls are back in action next week as they host the Bob Kerans Tournament at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high basketball last night – Olney split two with Flora  :
*  the Cubs won the 8th grade game, 55-35 led by Trevor Dobbs with 25 points
*  Flora won the 7th grade game, 49-20
*  while the varsity improves to 3&2 on the year, the junior varsity drops back to 1&1
*  the Cubs return to action next Monday night when they’ll host Robinson in the Middle School Gym

 

(OLNEY)  in last night’s action in the Richland County Men’s 4-on-4 Basketball League  :
*  The Heels beat The Zoolanders, 77-62
*  Berryville Vineyards beat Brown’s Furniture, 113-53
*  and Papa Mike’s beat The Salukis, 66-58
it will be three more games next Monday night at the Claremont Recreation Center starting at 6:30

 

(OLNEY)  the OCC Blue Knights will be in action at home this weekend, hosting four more games in the OCC Gym – at 5:00 this evening, Southern Institute will play ABCD Prep “B” – then the Blue Knights go up against ABCD Prep “A” at 7:00 – then tomorrow afternoon, Wabash Valley plays ABCD Prep at 1:00 and the Blue Knights will wrap things up against Southern Institute in a 3:00 matchup – all at OCC

 

(OLNEY)  meanwhile, the OCC Lady Knights will compete this weekend at the first ever Kaskaskia Classic – the Lady Knights play at 5:00 this evening against the McKendree JV and again at 12 noon tomorrow against the Greenville JV – that’s all this weekend at Kaskaskia College, just west of Centralia

 

(NEWTON)  in men’s college basketball – the Fighting Illini take their 2&0 record on the road during a 10 day trip to Hawaii – Illinois will play Hawaii University tonight before playing in the Maui Invitational next Monday thru Wednesday – tonight’s Illini game in Honolulu will begin at 11:30, Illinois time

 


                                          LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  the 2012-2013 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are now on sale to the general public – the price per reserved seat is $40 each – also, family passes are available at $125 – for ticket details or for more information, call Diane at the NCHS Office at 783-2303 – the Newton Lady Eagles have their home opener next Monday, November 19th, while the Newton Eagles will have their first home game on the night of December 4th – again, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  it’s live “Professional Wrestling” again this coming Sunday evening at 531 Whittle Avenue, above the KC Hall, in Olney – doors open at 5:00 and it’s bell time at 6:00 – admission is only $5 with a portion of the gate to benefit the Olney Lions Club to provide local eye & hearing exams for those in need – for more information, look up IWA Unlimited Wrestling on Facebook or call James at 618-395-3637

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:00  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball late tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 11:00 and tipoff at 11:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

 

November 15, 2012 Local & Area Sports


(NEWTON)  in girls junior high basketball Tuesday night – Jasper County split two games with Mattoon  :
*  the Junior Lady Eagles won a close 8th grade game, 45-44 in overtime
*  the varsity girls were led in scoring by Grace Hartrich with 22 points – Ariel Richards scored 17 points
*  Mattoon won the 7th grade game, 33-22
*  the Junior Lady Eagles will be in IESA Regional action this coming Saturday after a first round bye


 
(OLNEY)  a Sangamon County Judge has ruled in favor of the Illinois High School Association, ruling that the IHSA did not breach the terms of its settlement agreement with the Illinois Press Association from 2008 – the IPA says the IHSA breached the settlement after it charged an IPA member a broadcast rights fee to video webcast IHSA Football Playoff games – IHSA officials say the broadcast fees have existed as a part of the Association’s policies for nearly 30 years and as new broadcast technology has evolved, such as streaming, it has naturally fallen under that umbrella – in fact, the IPA settlement centered around photographs and had no carryover into broadcasting of any kind – for more, check the IHSA website

 

(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball – the Salem Lady Wildcat Tournament begins with two games tonight, followed by two more games tomorrow night and then eight games on Saturday – the tournament will finish up with the final set of games a week from Saturday, on November 24th – the Olney Lady Tigers open up tonight at 6:30 against Belleville East, to be followed by Teutopolis and Highland at 8:00 – games tomorrow night have Carlyle against Bethalto Civic Memorial at 6:30 and Salem against Centralia at 8:00 – the Lady Tigers return for games at 9:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday as well

 

(NEWTON)  meanwhile, the Newton Lady Eagles open up their year on the road at Effingham St. Anthony tonight, taking on the Lady Bulldogs – the Lady Eagles will have their home opener next Monday night against Charleston – the annual Bob Kerans Tournament will be next week, starting with two games on Tuesday, then continuing on Wednesday and Friday before ending next Saturday afternoon – other than the Lady Eagles, teams taking part are from Effingham, Flora, Mt. Zion, and Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  it’s also back to action tonight in the Richland County Men’s 4-on-4 Basketball League – the first of three games will start tonight at 6:30 in the Claremont Recreation Center – admission is free

 

(OLNEY)  the OCC Blue Knights will be in action at home this weekend, hosting four more games in the OCC Gym – at 5:00 tomorrow evening, Southern Institute will play ABCD Prep “B” followed by the Blue Knights against ABCD Prep “A” at 7:00 – then on Saturday afternoon, Wabash Valley plays ABCD Prep at 1:00 and the Blue Knights will wrap things up against Southern Institute in a 3:00 matchup – all at OCC

 

(OLNEY)  meanwhile, the OCC Lady Knights will compete this weekend at the first ever Kaskaskia Classic – the Lady Knights play at 5:00 Friday evening against the McKendree JV and again at 12 noon Saturday against the Greenville JV – that’s all this weekend at Kaskaskia College, just west of Centralia

 


                                          LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(NEWTON)  the 2012-2013 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are now on sale to the general public – the price per reserved seat is $40 each – also, family passes are available at $125 – for ticket details or for more information, call Diane at the NCHS Office at 783-2303 – the Newton Lady Eagles have their home opener next Monday, November 19th, while the Newton Eagles will have their first home game on the night of December 4th – again, call the NCHS Office at 618-783-2303

 

(OLNEY)  it’s live “Professional Wrestling” again this coming Sunday evening at 531 Whittle Avenue, above the KC Hall, in Olney – doors open at 5:00 and it’s bell time at 6:00 – admission is only $5 with a portion of the gate to benefit the Olney Lions Club to provide local eye & hearing exams for those in need – for more information, look up IWA Unlimited Wrestling on Facebook or call James at 618-395-3637

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 6:30  :  it’s Newton Lady Eagles basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

 

 

 

November 14, 2012 Local & Area Sports


(NOBLE)  in girls high school basketball last night – Noble / Clay City won their season openers  :
*  the Lady Wildcats beat Edwards County in the varsity game, 51-27
*  seniors Erin Taylor and Deanna Michels led the team in scoring with 14 and 12 points respectively
*  Noble / Clay City won the junior varsity game, 42-27
*  the Lady Wildcats are back in action next Monday night, traveling to Lawrenceville

 

(NEWTON)  also in girls high school hoops last night  :
*  Dieterich beat Effingham St. Anthony in varsity action, 38-36
*  St. Anthony won the junior varsity game, 33-17


 
(OLNEY)  in girls junior high basketball last night – Olney St. Joe won its JMTC Tournament game  :
*  the St. Joe varsity girls beat Cisne in the second round game, 30-17
*  the Lady Wildcats were led by Kenna Steber with 11 points and Audrey Jensen with 9 rebounds
*  the St. Joe girls improved to 6&3 and will host South Central in the championship game this Friday night

 

(OLNEY)  also in girls junior high hoops last night – Olney split two games with Salem  :
*  the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade game, 41-19 led in scoring by Lauren Eagleson and Sarah Breeden
*  the visiting Lady Bobcats won the 7th grade game, 14-9
*  while the varsity improves to 5&6 on the year, the junior varsity drops back to 4&5
*  the Lady Cubs return to action next Tuesday when they’ll host Centralia at ERMS

 

(OLNEY)  in junior high boys basketball last night at the Dieterich 7th Grade Tournament  :
*  Olney St. Joe lost to the host Junior Maroons in the championship game, 40-34
*  now at 3&2 on the year, the St. Joe teams return to JMTC action tomorrow night at Noble

 

(NEWTON)  in boys junior high basketball from Monday night – Jasper County beat Flora  :
*  the Junior Eagles won the 8th grade game, 31-28
*  Newton Jasper County was led in scoring by Tim Weber with 18 points
*  the Junior Eagles return to action tomorrow night against Teutopolis


 
(OLNEY)  in auto racing news – Bryan Clauson has become the youngest USAC National Sprint Car Champion – the 23 year old from Noblesville, Indiana finished sixth in USAC’s 40-lap finale at the Perris Auto Speedway in California, giving him a 5-point victory over Dave Darland, who finished second in the standings – Jon Stanbrough was third, while Tracy Hines finished fourth and Damion Gardner was fifth – despite sitting out the final 12 races due to season-ending neck surgery in early September, five-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion Levi Jones finished in ninth place – with his rehabilitation continuing, the Olney native was leading the USAC point standings when the surgery took place over two months ago


 
(NEWTON)  the state’s high school girls basketball season gets started this week with local action  :
*  the Newton Lady Eagles open their year on the road at Effingham St. Anthony tomorrow night
*  the Olney Lady Tigers start their season Thursday night against Belleville East at the Salem Tournament

 


                                          LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


 
(OLNEY)  the ERHS Baseball & Softball teams are selling pork loins for the Thanksgiving weekend with all proceeds raised to support both programs – the pork loins will be prepared next Tuesday, the 20th, with pickup at the ERHS Ag Department at two times – either from 12 noon to 1:30, or from 4:30 to 6:00 – the cost is $25 for one loin or $40 for two loins – to order or if any questions, call Tiger Baseball Coach Brandis Grove at ERMS at 395-8540 or Lady Tiger Softball Coach Matt Powell at ERHS at 393-2191

 

(NOBLE)  the West Richland Junior High & High School Athletic Departments are taking orders for a Thanksgiving Fundraiser – it’s 4 pound pork loins for $20.50 each, 4.5 pound smoked rack of ribs for $20.50, or whole 3 pound chicken at $13 each, all prepared by Mike’s Market in Louisville – see any student athlete or stop by either school office & order as many as you like – orders accepted thru today with the pickup date a week from today, on November 21st, at 3:00 that afternoon at the High School in Noble – all proceeds to benefit the boys and girls athletic programs at the schools in Noble

 

(NEWTON)  the 2012-2013 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats are now on sale to the general public, starting today – the price per reserved seat is $40 each – also, family passes are available at $125 – for ticket details or for more information, call Diane at the NCHS Office at 783-2303

 

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