September 9, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals won at home in St. Louis
* the Redbirds beat the Pirates, 4-1
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Brewers, Indians, Twins, Tigers, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Braves, and Astros
the Cardinals are back at it this afternoon against the Pirates in St. Louis


(OLNEY)  in High School Football last night – Olney a tough game on the road in non-LIC action
the Tigers fell at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, 20-6
* Olney drops to 1-2 on the year and prepares for their next conference game next Friday night at Marshall
we’ll look at the Tiger team and individual statistics from Friday night in our sports’ reports next week


(NEWTON)  in High School Football last night – Newton won its LIC conference game at home
the Eagles beat visiting Lawrenceville, 49-12
* Newton improves to 3-0 on the year and prepares for the next LIC game next Friday night at Red Hill
we’ll look at the Eagle team and individual statistics from Friday night in our sports’ reports next week


(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in High School Football – here’s the other LIC conference scores from last night
* Flora beat Casey-Westfield, 34-7
* Red Hill beat Paris, 32-14
* Marshall beat Robinson, 39-7


(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s some other downstate scores from High School Football last night
* Effingham beat Mt. Zion, 37-19
* Mattoon beat Lincoln, 34-27
* Taylorville beat Charleston, 55-20
* Cumberland beat Niantic-Sangamon Valley, 44-6
* Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond beat Oblong, 48-15
* Argenta-Oreana beat Martinsville, 46-26
* Arcola beat Palestine-Hutsonville, 62-6
* Pana beat Gillespie, 49-6
* Shelbyville beat Sullivan-Okaw Valley, 58-0
* Monticello beat Champaign St. Thomas More, 46-0
* Mahomet-Seymour beat Mascoutah, 22-21
* Highland beat Marion, 45-27
* Troy Triad beat Mt. Vernon, 55-7
* Breese Central beat Freeburg, 42-27
* Centralia beat Jerseyville, 56-52
* Columbia beat Salem, 54-14
* Belleville Althoff beat Breese Mater Dei, 33-0
* Carlyle beat Red Bud, 36-33
* Trenton Wesclin beat Nashville, 35-14
* Waterloo beat Carbondale, 25-19
* Du Quoin beat Herrin, 21-17
* Anna-Jonesboro beat Massac County, 40-7
* Carterville beat Murphysboro, 35-7
* Benton beat Pinckneyville, 41-0
* Harrisburg beat Boonville, Indiana, 21-14
* Carmi beat Edwards County, 52-21
* Fairfield beat Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton, 60-0
* Chester beat Hamilton County, 41-22
* Sesser-Valier beat Eldorado, 22-14
* Princeton, Indiana beat Mt. Carmel, 30-27


(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s some other High School Sports’ results from yesterday around our area
Baseball  :
* Teutopolis beat Woodlawn, 10-0
* Dieterich beat South Central, 6-0


(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday – Jasper County won a close one at home
the Junior Eagles slipped by Effingham St. Anthony, 10-9
* the winning pitcher was Ben Meinhart
* top hitter was Evan Schafer with a double and single
the 15-2 Jasper County boys are back in action today at 1:00 when they host Palestine in Newton


(OLNEY)  in Boys & Girls Junior High Cross Country – the Fairfield Invitational was yesterday
both the Olney St. Joseph School and Richland County Middle School took part
we’ll take a look at the team and top individual results coming up in our sports’ reports next week


(OLNEY)  in Junior League Football – the Olney teams are back in action later this afternoon
in fact, all of the Olney teams will be playing in Flora
* it’s 3rd/4th grade action starting at 3:30 with the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams to follow in order


(NEWTON)  the IESA Softball Regionals resume today with semi-final action
here’s some of the matchups involving area downstate teams today
Class AA @ Newton  :  Effingham plays Paris Mayo  :  Bridgeport Red Hill plays Charleston
Class AA @ Champaign  :  Mattoon plays Tolono Unity  :  Shelbyville Moulton plays Urbana
Class A @ Casey  :  Casey-Westfield plays Toledo Cumberland  :  Teutopolis plays Effingham St. Anthony
Class A @ Altamont  :  South Central plays Beecher City  :  Windsor plays Findlay Okaw Valley
Class A @ Villa Grove  :  Paris Crestwood plays Villa Grove
all of today’s winners advance to their respective Regional Championship games next Monday


(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
* Boys & Girls Cross Country  :  Olney at the Peoria Invitational Meet
* Girls Tennis  :  Olney at the Mattoon Invitational
* Fresh/Soph Volleyball  :  Olney at the Flora Fresh/Soph Tournament
* Fresh/Soph Football  :  Olney will host Bethalto Civic Memorial


(OLNEY)  here’s the Division I College Football schedule for this Saturday involving our downstate teams
* 1-0 Illinois will host Western Kentucky with a 7:00 kickoff tonight at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
* SIU has their season opener tonight against Mississippi Valley State with a 6:00 kickoff in Carbondale
* 1-0 EIU is on the road this afternoon in DeKalb to play Northern Illinois with kickoff at 2:30


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is today in downtown Olney – it starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 this morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the free 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 available


(OLNEY)  join us for our next Coaches Corner Show at 9:03 this morning on CBS Sports Radio WVLN, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM – we’ll be talking with Olney Tiger Football Coach Matt Music, we’ll review the Olney Tigersharks Swim Team summer with Coach Matt Powell, we’ll review the Olney Junior League Baseball summer with Coach Frank Bradley, and visit with Olney Sports Boosters President Alisha Duenas – that’s all this Saturday morning on CBS Sports Radio WVLN, plus online at  www.wvlnam.com




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:20 and the first pitch at around 6:15  :  it’s Fighting Illini football tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 6:00 and kickoff at 7:00  :  and it’s the latest in sports the rest of the weekend long on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN, plus online at  www.wvlnam.com