LOCAL SPORTS

December 7, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Hoops last night – Illinois got back on the winning track last night at
the Illini ended a three game skid by beating Austin Peay, 64-57
* Illinois improves to 7-3 and now heads west to Las Vegas, Nevada, to battle UNLV Saturday night
* the Runnin’ Rebels will enter the non-conference showdown with a 7-2 overall record
for ticket information or details on Fighting Illini sports, go online at  www.fightingillini.com

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night – OCC escaped with a win in “The Dungeon”
the Knights came back to beat Indiana Elite Prep, 97-92 after trailing for most of the game
* OCC was led by sophomore Erikas Jakstys and freshman Josiah Wallace, each with 20 points
* freshman center Tyler Witz had a career high 18 points while Davion Warren added 13 points
* the OCC Men improve to 7-2 on the year
the Blue Knights are back in District 16 action this Saturday evening at Vincennes University
in other scores from last night involving another GRAC or District teams
* Lake Land beat Lincoln Land, 78-76
* Lincoln Trail beat Ivy Tech, 93-81
* Southwestern Illinois beat the Washington University JV, 115-83
* Rend Lake lost to Danville Area Community College, 64-82
* Shawnee lost to Mineral Area Community College, 62-82
it’s back to a full GRAC and District schedule for both men & women this coming Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling from Tuesday night – Olney lost a tough match on the road
the Tigers lost at Mattoon, 34-43 as the Green Wave are ranked 21st in Class 2A wrestling in Illinois
Olney won six of the fourteen individual matches
* Skyler Sutton won the 285 pound match by forfeit
* Kyle Beasley won the 195 pound match with a fall in 3:47
* Hunter Summitt won the 182 pound match by forfeit
* Ean Pottorff won the 145 pound match with a fall in 1:24
* Jarrett Fuson won the 138 pound match with a fall in 1:36
* and Reese Britton won the 126 pound match in an 11-0 major decision
the Wrestling Tigers were back on the mats last night against Mt. Carmel in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  in news from the Illinois High School Association
member schools have approved five amendment proposals in the annual by-law referendum
* the online voting ended this past Tuesday with 609 of Illinois’ 811 member schools (75.1%) taking part
* this was the state’s third highest participation percentage in 21 years of recordkeeping by the IHSA
here’s a summary of the proposals and the vote totals from the membership
    (the numbers in parentheses indicate the total yes, no, and no opinion votes by member schools)
PROPOSAL 6  :  was passed (428-138-41) and will take effect on January 5th, 2018
* grants eligibility to a student who has received a Legislative Waiver, who lives in a unit district with one
   high school, and whose parent is on the faculty of a school in the district – the current by-law says the
   parent must be on the faculty of the high school
PROPOSAL 17  :  was rejected (292-305-10) by a slim thirteen vote tally
* would have reduced the number of summer contact days from 25 down to 20
PROPOSAL 20  :  was passed (435-147-24) and will take effect July 1st, 2018
* allows a baseball or softball team to play more than 5 contests during a tournament, if the tournament
   takes place over the member school’s spring break
PROPOSAL 24  :  was passed (384-201-22)  and will take effect July 1st, 2018
* changes the contest limitation in girls & boys basketball to 31 games exclusive of the IHSA state series 
   and removes the limit on the number of tournaments – the current limitation is a combination of games
   plus tournaments – it also eliminates the limitation on the number of tournaments an individual in girls
   and boys basketball may participate in
PROPOSAL 25  :  was passed (243-154-208) and will take effect July 1st, 2018
* increases the contest limitation in girls & boys bowling from 20 to 25 dates exclusive of postseason
PROPOSAL 27  :  was passed (379-204-25) and will take effect July 1st, 2018
* changes the contest limitation in girls & boys volleyball to 35 games exclusive of the IHSA state series
   and removes the limit on the number of tournaments – the current limitation is a combination of games
   plus tournaments – it also eliminates the limitation on the number of tournaments an individual in girls
   and boys volleyball may participate in
for more on this and all other things “sports-wise” in Illinois, go online, at  www.ihsa.org

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball news
congratulations to six OCC Blue Knights who have signed with four year schools
* pitcher & shortstop Jordan Cozart (Evansville, Indiana) signed with D-1 Murray State University
* left-handed pitcher Braden Scott (Jasonville, Indiana) signed with D-1 Murray State University
* outfielder Cameron Chapman (Boonville, Indiana) signed with D-2 Kentucky Wesleyan College
* pitcher & second baseman Ian Ellis (Jeffersonville, Indiana) signed with D-2 Kentucky Wesleyan
* first baseman Phil Archer (Greenville, Indiana) signed with D-1 Southern Illinois University
* outfielder Robby McGaha (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) signed with D-1 University of South Caroline Upstate
congratulations and best of luck in the future to these six Olney Central College Blue Knights

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  the Illinois High School Association will honor an award recipient next week
it’s one of the Distinguished Media Service Award winners – Greg Sapp of Effingham
* the award presentation will be next Tuesday night during the Teutopolis at Effingham boys game
* the special presentation will occur at halftime of the game at centercourt
* a life-long Effingham resident, Greg will be recognized for his broadcasting efforts since the mid 1970’s
* award recipients must be nominated by a member IHSA school, Effingham High School in Greg’s case
this is one of four Distinguished Media Service Awards presented around the state in this 2017-2018 year

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball tonight – it’s back to LIC action
* the Newton Lady Eagles will host Robinson in conference play tonight in the NCHS Gym
* elsewhere – it’s Red Hill at Casey-Westfield
* and Marshall at Lawrenceville
in non-conference play tonight
* Flora will host Christ Our Rock Lutheran
* the Olney Lady Tigers are idle tonight – they’re back in action next Monday night

 

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