August 14, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals split two games
* the Redbirds won their 8th game in a row, beating the Braves Saturday, 6-5 but lost yesterday, 6-3
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* those that won two were the Brewers, Royals, and Indians
* those that split two were the Cubs, Tigers, Twins, Astros, and Rangers
* those that dropped two were the Pirates, Reds, and White Sox
the Cardinals are idle on this Monday before starting at six game road trip out east
the Redbirds play the first of two tomorrow night at Boston, then four over the weekend in Pittsburgh


(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball from this past Saturday
the Jasper County boys came away with the Altamont Tournament Championship
* the Junior Eagles won their first game by beating Brownstown / St. Elmo, 10-0
* Jasper County then beat the host team from Altamont, 5-1
* the Junior Eagles then defeated Dieterich, 15-0
here’s a look at the top players for Jasper County within the three combined game stats
* the winning pitchers were Mason Mulvey, Evan Schafer, and Marc Jansen (no hitter)
* the top hitters included Evan Schafer with three singles and a triple
* Gauge Reynolds had three singles and Owen Mahaffey had a single and double
the Junior Eagles are back in action today as they will host Cumberland at 4:30


(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball from the past several days
the Jasper County girls have been busy – the Junior Lady Eagles lost last Thursday at Casey, 7-0
* despite the loss, Jasper County’s top hitters were Morgan White and Emma Kidwell
the Junior Lady Eagles then competed Saturday at the Altamont Tournament, finishing in 2nd place
* Jasper County lost game one to St. Anthony, 4-2
* Jasper County came back to beat Sullivan, 8-6 – the winning pitcher was Jenna Ochs
* Jasper County then defeated Altamont, 12-0 – the winning pitcher was Ava Kessler
the Junior Lady Eagles are now 5-2 on the year and return to action today as they’ll host Cumberland


(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior League Football season began this past Saturday evening in Olney
two of the three Olney teams were in action on the RCHS Athletic Field
* the Olney 5th/6th grade team lost to visiting Mt. Carmel, 32-0
* the Olney 7th/8th grade team also lost to Mt. Carmel, 30-0
* the Olney 3rd/4th grade team did not play this past weekend
the Olney Junior League teams are back in action this coming Saturday
* the two older teams (5th/6th–7th/8th) will host Salem – the younger squad (3rd/4th) is at Lawrenceville


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Sports Boosters want to thank everyone who helped them out with a purchase of  their Tiger Booster cards this past Saturday morning as student athletes went door to door for two hours – the Tiger Booster cards are priced at two cards for $25 – the cards provide discounts at participating businesses in the area running from September 1st, 2017, thru August 31st, 2018 – the fundraising discount cards will also be on sale at all home football games, including this Friday night’s “Meet the Tigers” night at RCHS – the Tiger Booster cards are also available from any Richland County student athlete & can also be purchased at the High School, Middle School, or Elementary School in Olney


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com
or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241


(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org


(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up this Friday night – the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS – all of the Newton Eagle and Lady Eagle teams will open their fall schedules throughout next week


(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting it’s “Meet the Tigers” night this Friday night at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County Sports Boosters will have drinks and some concessions available for purchase – that’s all this Friday night – while the Olney Tiger Golfers open their fall season today, the rest of the Olney teams open up next week


(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League will be held tomorrow night at the Olney Bowling Center, starting at 7:00 – anyone interested in joining a league team is encouraged to attend – topics of discussion will include scheduling, rules, and fees – all are invited to attend


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School in Olney will be offering sports physicals tomorrow night in the RCMS cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Market Street Medical will administer the physicals at $25 per athlete – call RCMS today if any questions


(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for the Olney/Newton teams  :  in boys golf – the Olney Tigers open up their season on the road at the Robinson Invitational




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