August 15, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals were idle with a travel date on Monday
with a limited MLB schedule last night, here’s how the other Midwestern teams did Monday night
* those that won were the Cubs, Royals, Indians, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Reds, Tigers, Braves, and Astros
* along with the Redbirds, others that were idle last night were the Brewers, Pirates, and White Sox
the Cardinals play the first of two tonight at Boston, then four later this weekend in Pittsburgh


(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday at the Robinson Invitational at Quail Creek Country Club
Mt. Carmel won the eight team event by beating out 2nd place Lawrenceville / Red Hill, 323 to 338
* Effingham St. Anthony was 3rd at 345, followed by Robinson at 364 and Fairfield at 372
* Marshall was 6th at 394, followed closely by Olney at 397, then Oblong at 458
here’s a look at the top individual golfers on the boys side
* Mt. Carmel’s Blake Golden was the Match Medalist with a low round 71
* St. Anthony’s Luke Ludwig shot a 77
* Fairfield’s Andrew Stewart shot a 79
* Lawrenceville’s Nolan Tewell and Mt. Carmel’s Wade Ruth each shot an 80
* Olney’s top golfer was Coen McDowell with a 94, while Logan Muston shot a 97
the Tigers next match is a week from today, August 22nd, at home against Casey-Westfield


(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday, also at the Robinson Invitational
Mt. Carmel won the two team event by beating out 2nd place Oblong, 198 to 229
* Robinson finished 3rd with only three golfers on the card
the Match Medalist was Oblong’s Nyah Laino with a low round 40
* Mt. Carmel’s Maya Smith shot a 42


(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday – Jasper County picked up another victory
the Junior Eagles shutout Cumberland, 11-0
* Jasper County’s winning pitcher was Ben Meinhart
* the top hitters were Weston Tharp with a double & single and Ben Meinhart with a double
the Junior Eagles are quickly back in action today as they travel to Dieterich


(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball yesterday – Jasper County lost a tough game at home in Newton
the Junior Lady Eagles fell to Cumberland, 14-7
* Jasper County’s big hitter on the day was Morgan White
* Kayla Kocher took the loss
the 5-3 Junior Lady Eagles are quickly back in action today at Bridgeport, against Red Hill


(OLNEY)  also in Junior High Softball yesterday
* Albion beat New Hope (Fairfield), 13-1 – it was last Friday that Albion lost to West Salem, 5-4


(OLNEY)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday from around the area
* Casey-Westfield beat Red Hill, 11-0


                                  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


(OLNEY)  a large crowd is expected for this Saturday’s 3rd Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk, plus 1 Mile Fun Run in Olney – with late registration starting at 7:00 that morning in Musgrove Park, the 5K will begin at 8:00 – then the 1 Mile Fun Run for kids will start at around 9:00, witn an awards ceremony then to follow – the course will include streets near the Musgrove Park area and to the west, such as portions of Silver, Walnut, and Ludlow Streets – local motorists in & around these areas are asked to be extra cautious during the 8:00 to 10:00 hours this Saturday morning as nearly 300 people will take to the streets – it’s not too late to register, forms are available at the First National Bank in Olney, at Meadowview Dental, and the St. Joseph School in Olney – that’s Saturday morning, the Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk in Olney


(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 tonight 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 tonight’s meeting


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School in Olney will be offering sports physicals tonight 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  :  nothing




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and the first pitch at around 6:10  :  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