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October 2, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals split their final two games
* the Redbirds beat the Brewers Saturday, 7-6 but lost their season finale to Milwaukee, 6-1
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* the only team to win two games was the Pirates
* those that split two were the Cubs, Reds, White Sox, Royals, Indians, Twins, Tigers, and Astros
the Cardinals end the season at 83-79 in third place in the National League Central Division
the American League playoffs begin tomorrow night while the National League playoffs begin Wednesday

 

(NEWTON)  in the National Football League – here’s how the Midwestern Teams faired over the weekend
* the winners included the Packers, Lions, Bengals, and Texans
* those that lost were the Bears, Colts, Vikings, Titans, Browns, Falcons, and Cowboys
Week Four finishes up tonight with the Chiefs hosting the Redskins in Kansas City tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football over the weekend involving the three big downstate teams
* Illinois lost its Big Ten opener, falling to Nebraska, 6-28 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign Friday night
* the SIU Salukis lost to Northern Iowa in Carbondale Saturday night, 17-24
* the EIU Panthers won on the road at Tennessee State Saturday night, 19-16 in double overtime

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football from Friday night – here’s the recap of LIC action
* Paris beat Olney, 42-20  
* Newton beat Flora, 50-7
* Red Hill beat Marshall, 32-6
* Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 35-9
* in this week’s non-LIC game – Casey-Westfield lost to Salem, 30-56

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Soccer Saturday – Newton wins again on the road
the Eagles beat Harrisburg, 8-1 as Newton improves to 14 wins, no losses, and 2 ties
* Newton was led by Jack Chapman, Cole Farley, and Ross Farley, each with 2 goals apiece
* Newton’s other goals were knocked in by Nacho Moragues and Sean Brody
* Newton’s assists by Ben Carr, Cole Farley, and Sean Brody
the Soccer Eagles are back in action today as they travel to Mt. Carmel

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball – the 2017 National Trail Conference Tournament continues today
in the tournament’s first game played at Paul Smith Field in Effingham last Thursday
* 8th-seeded Brownstown / St. Elmo beat 9th-seeded Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 6-3
the Tournament will continue with the four quarter-final games today in Effingham
* top-seeded Effingham St. Anthony plays 8th-seeded Brownstown / St. Elmo
* 4th-seeded Altamont plays 5th-seeded South Central
* 2nd-seeded Dieterich plays 7th-seeded Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg
* 3rd-seeded Neoga plays 6th-seeded North Clay / Louisville
the Tournament’s semi-finals are Wednesday with the finals later this week on Friday

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball from Saturday’s Fresh/Soph Tournament in Effingham
Dieterich finished the Tournament with three losses to Effingham, Greenville, and Newton
* the top Dieterich players on the day were Gabi Hardiek, Emily Bloemer, Molly Niemerg, & Allie Poe

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA State Baseball Tournaments ended Saturday up in East Peoria
here’s how our downstate area teams did
Class 1A Quarter-Final  :  North Clay / Louisville (17-6) was eliminated by Joliet St. Paul, 6-3
Class 2A Quarter-Final  :  Casey-Westfield beat Beecher, 2-1
Class 2A Quarter-Final  :  Paris Crestwood beat Palmyra Northwestern, 3-2
Class 2A Semi-Final  :  Casey-Westfield beat Paris Crestwood, 4-1
Class 2A Championship  :  Washington beat Casey-Westfield (17-5), 10-3
Class 2A Third Place  :  Bloomington Corpus Christi beat Paris Crestwood (9-5), 15-6

 

(OLNEY) the downstate SIJHSAA State Softball Tournaments quarter-finals were Saturday
at the Class L State Softball Tournament in Centralia
* Highland beat Carmi, 9-6
* Marion beat Wolf Branch, 6-4
* Hamilton County beat Triad, 14-2
* Murphysboro beat Millstadt, 16-5
at the Class M State Softball Tournament in Pinckneyville
* Smithton beat Nashville, 6-1
* Creal Springs beat Goreville, 14-13
* Trico beat Albion, 12-1
* Christopher beat Shiloh, 14-1
at the Class S State Softball Tournament in Coulterville
* Woodlawn beat Cobden, 20-0
* Grayville beat Tamaroa, 12-2
* Elverado beat Sandoval, 11-2
* Crab Orchard beat Valmeyer, 14-4
all three State Softball Tournaments have their semi-finals tomorrow and finals on Thursday

 

(OLNEY) the downstate SIJHSAA State Baseball Tournaments quarter-finals were Saturday
at the Class L State Baseball Tournament in Centralia
* Carriel O’Fallon beat Benton, 1-0
* Millstadt beat Carterville, 5-4
* Highland beat Salem, 2-0
* Marion beat Mascoutah, 4-1
at the Class M State Baseball Tournament in Pinckneyville
* Christopher beat St. Clare O’Fallon, 10-0
* Trico beat Albion, 4-2
* Smithton beat Nashville, 6-5
* Hardin County beat Anna, 5-2
at the Class S State Baseball Tournament in Coulterville
* St. Mary’s Mt. Vernon beat Waltonville, 10-0
* Steeleville beat Giant City, 10-0
* Aviston beat Cobden, 15-0
* Queen of Peace Belleville beat Cisne, 18-1
all three State Baseball Tournaments have their semi-finals tomorrow and finals on Thursday

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball from last Thursday – Jasper County split two games at home
the Junior Lady Eagles won the 8th grade game over Robinson, 26-12
* Jasper County was led by Makalyn Nichols with 8 points while Ava Kessler added 5 points
Robinson won the 7th grade game, 28-10
the Jasper County girls are back in action tonight as they travel to Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys & Girls Junior High Cross Country at the Benton Invitational Meet on Saturday
teams from Olney St. Joe and the Middle School in Olney took part
* we’ll have the local team and top individual results in our sports report tomorrow (Tuesday)

 


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS

 

(OLNEY)  the Walmart DC 6059 will host a fundraising Bass Tournament on East Fork Lake this Friday, October 6th, with all the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the cost is $25 per person with an optional $10 Big Bass contest – those taking part should be at the boat ramp no later than 6:30 that Friday morning with the boat take-off order to be determined – it’s a 6 legal size fish limit / total weight with prizes for the first place boat as well as Big Bass – the weigh in at the boat ramp is at 1:00 and tourney rules will be handed out prior to take-off – all area fishermen are urged to take part and help out the CMN

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
Boys Soccer  :  Olney at Effingham  :  Newton at Mt. Carmel
Fresh/Soph Football  :  Paris at Olney  :  Flora at Newton

 

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(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

 

 

 

September 30, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost again at home
* the Redbirds fell to the Brewers, 5-3
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that lost were the Pirates, Reds, White Sox, Tigers, and Braves
* those that won were the Cubs, Royals, Indians, Twins, Astros, Braves, and Rangers
the Cardinals continue their final regular season weekend series today against the Brewers in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football last night – Illinois loses at home
* the Fighting Illini lose their Big Ten opener, falling to Nebraska, 6-28 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
* Illinois returns to Big Ten action a week from today as they travel to Iowa City to play the Hawkeyes
Here’s today’s schedule for the other two downstate teams
* the 2-1 Salukis host Northern Iowa tonight with a 6:00 kickoff during Family Weekend in Carbondale
* the 2-2 EIU Panthers are on the road down in Nashville tonight for a 6:00 kickoff against Tennessee State

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football last night – Olney loses a tough Little Illini Conference game at home
* the host Tigers fell to Paris, 20-42 as Olney drops to 2-4 on the year, now 2-3 in the LIC
Olney now prepares for its Homecoming matchup next Friday night against Robinson at RCHS

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Football last night – Newton wins another LIC game easily at home
* the Eagles beat Flora, 50-7 as Newton improves to 5-1 on the year, now at 4-1 in the LIC
Newton now prepares to hit the road next Friday night as they travel to Marshall to battle the Lions

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  here’s the other Little Illini Conference Football results from last night
* Red Hill beat Marshall, 32-6
* Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 35-9
* in this week’s non-LIC game – Casey-Westfield lost to Salem, 30-56

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s other downstate scores in High School Football from last night
* Cumberland beat Oblong, 41-6
* Tri-County beat Martinsville, 27-20
* Villa Grove-Heritage beat Palestine-Hutsonville, 40-0
* Effingham beat Mahomet-Seymour, 41-6
* Mt. Zion beat Mattoon, 26-17
* Lincoln beat Charleston, 40-14
* Taylorville beat Alton Marquette, 28-7
* Vandalia beat Staunton, 76-29
* Shelbyville beat Macon Meridian, 44-7
* Pana beat Hillsboro, 48-34
* Highland beat Bethalto Civic Memorial, 50-0
* Trenton Wesclin beat Carlyle, 44-38
* Red Bud beat Breese Central, 27-14
* Quincy Notre Dame beat Breese Mater Dei, 49-14
* Troy Triad beat Mascoutah, 42-7
* Belleville Althoff beat Marion, 32-28
* Centralia beat Cahokia, 41-30
* West Frankfort beat Murphysboro, 42-36
* Du Quoin beat Sparta, 55-20
* Herrin beat Massac County, 49-0
* Anna-Jonesboro beat Pinckneyville, 34-0
* Benton beat Harrisburg, 35-28
* Carmi beat Johnston City, 44-14
* Eldorado beat Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton, 54-6
* Fairfield beat Edwards County, 50-0
* Jasper, Indiana beat Mt. Carmel, 51-7

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA State Baseball Tournaments started yesterday with quarter-final action
here’s how our downstate area teams did on Friday at East Peoria
Class 1A  :  North Clay / Louisville was eliminated by Joliet St. Paul, 6-3
* the Junior Indians finish the season at 17-6
Class 2A  :  Casey-Westfield beat Beecher, 2-1 as the Junior Braves improve to 16-5 on the year
Class 2A  :  Paris Crestwood beat Palmyra Northwestern, 3-2 as the Junior Eagles improve to 9-3 overall
* it’s a Casey-Westfield / Paris Crestwood semi-final matchup this morning at 10:00
after the semi-finals today, all of the State Tournament finals are later this afternoon

 

(OLNEY) the downstate SIJHSAA State Softball Tournaments begin today with quarter-final action
at the Class L State Softball Tournament in Centralia – here’s the matchups for today
* Marion & Murphysboro : Hamilton County & Carmi : Wolf Branch & Triad : Highland & Millstadt
at the Class M State Softball Tournament in Pinckneyville – here’s the matchups for today
* Smithton & Nashville : Creal Springs & Goreville : Trico & Albion : Christopher & Shiloh
at the Class S State Softball Tournament in Coulterville – here’s the matchups for today
* Cobden & Woodlawn : Grayville & Tamaroa : Elverado & Sandoval : Crab Orchard & Valmeyer
all three State Softball Tournaments have their semi-finals next Tuesday and finals next Thursday

 

(OLNEY) the downstate SIJHSAA State Baseball Tournaments begin today with quarter-final action
at the Class L State Baseball Tournament in Centralia – here’s the matchups for today
* Benton & Carriel O’Fallon : Carterville & Millstadt : Salem & Highland : Marion & Mascoutah
at the Class M State Baseball Tournament in Pinckneyville – here’s the matchups for today
* Christopher & St. Clare O’Fallon : Trico & Albion : Smithton & Nashville : Anna & Hardin County
at the Class S State Baseball Tournament in Coulterville – here’s the matchups for today
* Cisne & St. Mary’s : Aviston & Steeleville : Queen of Peace & Giant City : Waltonville & Cobden
all three State Baseball Tournaments have their semi-finals next Tuesday and finals next Thursday

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Boys & Girls Cross Country today
* teams from Olney St. Joe and Richland County Middle School are running at the Benton Invitational Meet

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
Boys Soccer  :  Olney at Mt. Vernon, Illinois  :  Newton at Harrisburg
Fresh/Soph Volleyball  :  Newton at the St. Anthony Fresh/Soph Tournament in Effingham

 


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS

 

(OLNEY)  the Walmart DC 6059 will host a fundraising Bass Tournament on East Fork Lake next Friday, October 6th, with all the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the cost is $25 per person with an optional $10 Big Bass contest – those taking part should be at the boat ramp no later than 6:30 that Friday morning with the boat take-off order to be determined – it’s a 6 legal size fish limit / total weight with prizes for the first place boat as well as Big Bass – the weigh in at the boat ramp is at 1:00 and tourney rules will be handed out prior to take-off – all area fishermen are urged to take part and help out the CMN

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Elmentary PTO will have its Annual Eagle Challenge Color Fun 5K Run / Walk and One Mile Kids Run today – it’s registration at 7:00 this morning on the southwest corner of the square in downtown Newton – the race will start at 8:00 with the Kids Run to follow at 8:10 – the cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child and it includes t-shirt for all taking part – all are invited to come out, get splashed with orange & blue for Homecoming Week, and help raise funds for the local PTO

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 2:20 and the first pitch at around 3:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

 

 

 

September 29, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost in extra innings
* the Redbirds fell to the Cubs in eleven innings, 2-1
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Brewers, White Sox, Indians, Tigers, and Astros
* those that lost were the Reds, Pirates, Royals, Twins, Braves, and Rangers
the Cardinals begin their final regular season weekend series tonight against the Brewers in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in Boys High School Cross Country at yesterday’s Robinson Invitational Meet
Charleston won the 23 team event by beating out 2nd place Robinson, 84 to 103
* Olney finished 3rd with 122 points – then Lawrenceville just one point back in 4th place with 123 points
* Cumberland was 5th at 140, followed by Benton (154), Marshall (223), and Teutopolis (227)
* St. Anthony was 9th (252), then Casey-Westfield (273), Mattoon (289), and Neoga (308)
* Fairfield was 13th (319), Hutsonville-Palestine (354), Sullivan (398), and Effingham (409)
* then Paris (418), Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City (471), Newton was 19th (501), and Dieterich (507)
* then Mt. Carmel (549), Altamont (625), and Tolono Unity with no score
here’s the top finishers among the 228 total runners taking part
* Charleston’s Nick Oakley won the race with Hutsonville-Palestine’s Negus Bogard finishing 2nd
* Lawrenceville’s Jack Holden was 4th and Cumberland’s Kort McClellan was 6th
* Olney’s top runners were Gavin Kirby in 16th place and Owen Powell in 17th
* Olney’s Tyler Hughes was 20th and Caleb Thomas was 21st
* Newton’s top runners were Tucker Rieman and Victor Sandschafer finishing 62nd and 63rd
* Dieterich’s Ryan Radloff was 49th
Newton is back in action next Tuesday when they host Lawrenceville at Sam Parr State Park
Olney is back in action a week from tomorrow at the Cumberland Invitational Meet at Lake Land College

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in Girls High School Cross Country at yesterday’s Robinson Invitational Meet
Tolono Unity won the 23 team event by beating out 2nd place Charleston, 26 to 84
* Mattoon was 3rd with 135 points, followed by Teutopolis (143), Effingham (144), Lawrenceville (176)
* Neoga was 7th at 197, then Paris (223), Cumberland (228), Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City (247)
* Olney finished 11th with 253 points, then St. Anthony (275), Dieterich (345), Newton was 14th at 347
* then Robinson (379), Altamont, Benton, Casey-Westfield, Fairfield, Hut-Pal, Marshall, and Mt. Carmel
here’s the top finishers among the 153 total runners
* Tolono Unity’s Jordan Harmon and Evelyn Abkins finished 1st and 2nd, back-to-back
* Cumberland’s Jasmyn Dittamore was 5th and St. Anthony’s Sarah Carr was 7th
* Newton’s Abby Stone was 10th overall while Olney’s Tristen Payne was 32nd
* other top Olney runners were Danni Murphy (37th)  and Gracie Julian (49th)
* other top Newton runners were Cora Buerster 74th) and Jaclyn Barthelme 85th)
Newton is back in action next Tuesday when they host Lawrenceville at Sam Parr State Park
Olney is back in action a week from tomorrow at the Cumberland Invitational Meet at Lake Land College

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Tennis – Newton wins again on the road
the Lady Eagles beat Mt. Carmel, 8-1 improving to 9 and 2 on the year
* no individual winner’s list was provided
Newton is back in action next Thursday at Teutopolis

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Soccer – Newton wins again with another shutout
the Eagles beat Teutopolis, 5-0 as Newton improves to 13 wins, no losses, and 2 ties on the year
* Jack Chapman led Newton with 2 goals
* the other single goals were scored by Greg Shinn, Giuseppe Cucinella, and Ben Carr
* the assists were made by Sean Brody, Ben Carr, and Nacho Moragues
* Colin Harris, Greg Shinn, Seth Weber, Brock Schafer, and Sam Hemrich had their 10th straight shutout
the Soccer Eagles are quickly back in action tomorrow as they travel south to Harrisburg

 

(OLNEY)  no results provided to us from yesterday’s Olney Lady Tiger Tennis or Tiger Soccer

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Volleyball last night – Olney took two out of three on the road
the Lady Tigers battled hard but lost a tough varsity match at Flora in three sets, 25-16, 14-25, 26-28
* Olney was led by Raegen Hires, Faith Stallard, Addie Hemrich, Emi Rose, and Lauren Hill
Olney won the junior varsity match in two sets and won the fresh/soph match in two sets
the Lady Tigers are all back in LIC action next Tuesday when they host Paris in Ron Herrin Gym

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton swept two LIC matches at home
the Lady Eagles won the varsity match over Robinson in two sets, 25-18, 25-13
* Newton was led by Abby Frohning, Kelsi Geltz, Allyson Kuhl, Maddi Hemrich, and Jodie Meinhart
Newton also won the junior varsity match in three sets
the Lady Eagles are back in LIC action next Tuesday when they host Flora in the NCHS Gym
the Newton fresh/soph squad plays tomorrow at the St. Anthony Fresh/Soph Tournament in Effingham

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in one other High School Sports result from yesterday
Girls Tennis  :
* Flora beat Fairfield, 9-0
* Paris beat Mattoon, 5-4
* Teutopolis beat Charleston, 7-2
Varsity Volleyball  :
* Altamont beat Dieterich in two sets
* Edwards County beat Fairfield in two sets

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Cross Country at yesterday’s Robinson Invitational Meet
Robinson won the 11 team event by beating out 2nd place Charleston, 64 to 105
* Casey-Westfield was 3rd with 115 points and Olney finished 4th with 138 points
* Olney St. Joe ended up in 7th place with 175 points
Here’s the top finishers among the 124 runners on the 2 mile course
* Olney St. Joe’s Tatum David won the race, finishing in 1st place overall
* for the Lady Cubs, Allison Harness was 9th followed by St. Joe’s Danielle Clodfelter in 10th place
all the Middle School and St. Joe runners, boys and girls, will run tomorrow at the Benton Invitational

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Cross Country at yesterday’s Robinson Invitational Meet
Mattoon won the 14 team event by beating 2nd place Olney, 55 to 67
* South Knox, Indiana was 3rd with 73 points, followed by St. Anthony with 101 points
* Olney St. Joe finished in 7th place with 206 points
Here’s the top finishers among the 181 runners on the 2 mile course
* Olney’s Brooks Julian was 3rd while Cubs’ teammate Holden Hough was 5th
* St. Joe’s top runner was Jarrett Doll in 15th place
all the St. Joe and Middle School runners, girls and boys, will run tomorrow at the Benton Invitational

 

(NEWTON)  we’re back to Friday night football tonight in the Little Illini Conference
* the Newton Eagles are at home for homecoming tonight hosting the Flora Wolves
* the Olney Tigers are back at home tonight to host the Tigers from Paris
* elsewhere in the LIC – it’s Red Hill at Marshall and Robinson at Lawrenceville
* this week’s non-conference game has Casey-Westfield hosting Salem tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football – Illinois returns to Memorial Stadium tonight
* the Fighting Illini have their second Friday night game tonight in Champaign
Illinois opens up its Big Ten schedule by hosting Nebraska this evening with kickoff at 7:00

 


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Men’s Basketball League is looking for teams and players for the upcoming 2017-2018 season with the first games scheduled for November 2nd in Claremont – the team deadline to sign up is Friday, October 27th, although the entry fees have yet to be set – it’s all part of the non-profit Richland County Athletic Association – for more details, call Ed at  618-320-9590

 

(OLNEY)  the Walmart DC 6059 will host a fundraising Bass Tournament on East Fork Lake next Friday, October 6th, with all the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the cost is $25 per person with an optional $10 Big Bass contest – those taking part should be at the boat ramp no later than 6:30 that Friday morning with the boat take-off order to be determined – it’s a 6 legal size fish limit / total weight with prizes for the first place boat as well as Big Bass – the weigh in at the boat ramp is at 1:00 and tourney rules will be handed out prior to take-off – all area fishermen are urged to take part and help out the CMN

 

(NEWTON)  the Lincoln Trail College Statesmen baseball team is returning to Busch Stadium this weekend for an exhibition game – the Statesmen will play Lewis & Clark Community College this Sunday, October 1st – this will be the third consecutive year the two teams will match up against each other after a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium – tickets are still on sale, which includes a ticket to the Cardinals’ final regular season game against the Brewers, plus the Cardinals will give out free ticket vouchers for a 2018 game next year, and then the Statesmen and Trailblazers game to follow as well – tickets for the LTC fundraiser are now on sale – call Coach Kevin Bowers at  618-546-2269  or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Elmentary PTO will have its Annual Eagle Challenge Color Fun 5K Run / Walk and One Mile Kids Run tomorrow – it’s registration at 7:00 in the morning on the southwest corner of the square in downtown Newton – the race will start at 8:00 with the Kids Run to follow at 8:10 – the cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child and it includes t-shirt for all taking part – the registration forms are available at the Newton Elementary School or at the Newton Press-Mentor office – while the signup deadline has past, late forms will be accepted on race day – all are invited to come out, get splashed with orange & blue for Homecoming Week, and help raise funds for the local PTO

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball tonight on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our dugout show at 6:20 and the first pitch at around 7:15  :  it’s Olney Tiger Football tonight on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with the pregame at 6:30 and kickoff at 7:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle Football tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with the pregame at 6:45 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

 

 

 

September 28, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost to the Cubs
* the Redbirds fell to Chicago’s north-siders, 5-1 as the Cubs clinched the NL Central Division crown
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Pirates, Reds, White Sox, Royals, Indians, Astros, and out west, the Rockies
* those that lost were the Brewers, Twins, Tigers, Braves, and Rangers
the Cardinals will wrap up their regular season series with the Cubs tonight in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday at the Quail Creek Country Club west of Robinson
Lawrenceville / Red Hill won the four team match by outshooting 2nd place Olney, 170 to 189
* Robinson finished 3rd, ten strokes back, at 199, followed by Oblong with a 219
* the Match Medalist was Lawrenceville / Red Hill’s Camren Ray with an even par 36
* Lawrenceville / Red Hill’s Nolan Tewell shot a 41 and teammate Ethan Kelly had a 46
* Olney’s Zach Duenas shot a 44, while teammates Coen McDowell and Ryan Tolliver each shot a 47
* Olney’s Logan Muston had a 51
* Robinson’s Takoda Wheeler and Alex Weber each shot a 47
* Oblong’s Tyler Musgrave had a 48
the Tigers now prepare for the Class 2A Regional coming up next Tuesday at Effingham

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday at the Quail Creek Country Club west of Robinson
Oblong won the three player competition by beating out 2nd place Robinson, 152 to 161
Olney finished in 3rd place with a 182 total
* the Co-Match Medalists were Oblong’s Nyah Laino and Katelyn Leggitt, each with a low round 46
* Robinson’s Abby Farris and Maddie Byrle each shot a 52
* Olney’s low round was Madeline McKinney’s 53
the Lady Tigers now get ready for the Class 1A Regional coming up next Wednesday at Mt. Carmel

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in one other High School Sports result from yesterday
Baseball  : 
* South Central beat Odin, 2-1

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball – the 2017 National Trail Conference Tournament starts tomorrow
there’s only one game scheduled for Friday to be played at Paul Smith Field in Effingham
* 8th-seeded Brownstown / St. Elmo will play 9th-seeded Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City
the Tournament will continue with the four quarter-final games to be played next Monday in Effingham
* top-seeded Effingham St. Anthony plays the first game winner
* 4th-seeded Altamont plays 5th-seeded South Central
* 2nd-seeded Dieterich plays 7th-seeded Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg
* 3rd-seeded Neoga plays 6th-seeded North Clay / Louisville
the Tournament’s semi-finals are next Wednesday with the finals a week from tomorrow

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA State Baseball Tournaments start tomorrow up in East Peoria
* the Class 1A Tournament includes one area team  :  North Clay / Louisville
* the Class 2A Tournament includes two area teams  :  Casey-Westfield and Paris Crestwood
with quarter-final action tomorrow, the semi-finals and overall finals will be on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Tournaments start Saturday
* the Class S State Baseball and State Softball Tournaments will be played down at Coulterville
* the Class M State Baseball and State Softball Tournaments will be played at Pinckneyville
* the Class L State Baseball and State Softball Tournaments will be played at Centralia
with quarter-final action Saturday, the semi-finals are next Tuesday and the finals next Thursday

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Coaches Association has announced its various 2017 Softball Coaches of the Year
* congratulations to Richland County native Galen Slover of Olney
* Galen was named a 2017 Sectional Coach of the Year for our downstate division and sectional
* Galen coaches the Oblong High School Lady Panthers Softball team
* Galen will be recognized at the ICA’s yearly banquet on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 in Bloomington
* all Softball ICA Coaches of the Year are selected by fellow coaches and umpires
* Galen has coached the Lady Panthers for 16 years with over 200 victories
congratulations to Coach Galen Slover for this recognition

 

(NEWTON)  the Illinois High School Association is proud to announce its 5th class of IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award recipients – an award created to recognize media members who have covered high school sports and activities in Illinois for a significant period of time, while maintaining perspective on the amateur events they report on – the IHSA’s media advisory committee and a veteran committee of retired media members voted on each nominee – those who received the required percentage of votes were named honorees with a limit of one winner per IHSA Board Division – here’s the 2017 awardees  :
* Greg Sapp – the News & Sports Director at 97.9 XFM and KJ Country 102.3 FM in Effingham
* Dick Goss – the Sports Editor at The Herald Review Newspaper in Decatur
* Bill Stone – a Northern Illinois sports reporter dedicated to coverage of Illinois High School Gymnastics
award recipients must be nominated by IHSA member schools around the state
* Greg Sapp was nominated by the Effingham High School
* Dick Goss was nominated by the Providence Catholic High School
* Bill Stone was nominated by both Hinsdale Central High School and Palatine High School
each honoree will be honored at a high school event of their choosing during the 2017-2018 school year
* Greg Sapp’s award presentation has yet to be determined in Effingham
* Dick Goss’ award presentation will be June , 2018, at the 2018 IHSA Baseball State Finals in Joliet
* Bill Stone’s presentation will be February 17 and May 12, at the 2018 IHSA Gymnastic Finals in Palatine
congratulations to these three well-deserving “men of the media” in Illinois

 


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Men’s Basketball League is looking for teams and players for the upcoming 2017-2018 season with the first games scheduled for November 2nd in Claremont – the team deadline to sign up is Friday, October 27th, although the entry fees have yet to be set – it’s all part of the non-profit Richland County Athletic Association – for more details, call Ed at  618-320-9590

 

(OLNEY)  the Walmart DC 6059 will host a fundraising Bass Tournament on East Fork Lake next Friday, October 6th, with all the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the cost is $25 per person with an optional $10 Big Bass contest – those taking part should be at the boat ramp no later than 6:30 that Friday morning with the boat take-off order to be determined – it’s a 6 legal size fish limit / total weight with prizes for the first place boat as well as Big Bass – the weigh in at the boat ramp is at 1:00 and tourney rules will be handed out prior to take-off – all area fishermen are urged to take part and help out the CMN

 

(NEWTON)  the Lincoln Trail College Statesmen baseball team is returning to Busch Stadium this fall for an exhibition game – the Statesmen will play Lewis & Clark Community College from Godfrey this Sunday, October 1st – this will be the third consecutive year the two teams will match up against each other after a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium – tickets are still on sale, which includes a ticket to the Cardinals’ final regular season game against the Brewers, plus the Cardinals will give out free ticket vouchers for a 2018 game next year, and then the Statesmen and Trailblazers game to follow as well – tickets for the LTC fundraiser are now on sale – call Coach Kevin Bowers at  618-546-2269  or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Elmentary PTO will have its Annual Eagle Challenge Color Fun 5K Run / Walk and One Mile Kids Run this coming Saturday, September 30th – it’s registration at 7:00 that morning on the southwest corner of the square in downtown Newton – the race will start at 8:00 with the Kids Run to follow at 8:10 – the cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child and it includes t-shirt for all taking part – the registration forms are available at the Newton Elementary School or at the Newton Press-Mentor office – while the signup deadline has past, late forms will be accepted on race day – all are invited to come out, get splashed with orange & blue for Homecoming Week, and help raise funds for the local PTO

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
Girls & Boys Cross Country  :  Olney and Newton at the Robinson Invitational Meet
Boys Soccer  :  Newton at Teutopolis  :  Altamont at Olney on Ed Webber Field at Olney Central College
Girls Tennis  :  Salem at Olney  :  Newton at Mt. Carmel  
Volleyball  :  Olney at Flora  :  Robinson at Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:20 and the first pitch at around 6:15  :  and 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 at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

September 27, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals held on to win a close one at home
* the Redbirds beat the Cubs, 8-7
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Brewers, Pirates, Royals, Twins, Astros, and Rockies
* those that lost were the Reds, White Sox, Indians, Tigers, Braves, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back home tonight to battle the Cubs in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Volleyball last night – Olney had a three match sweep on the road in the LIC
the Lady Tigers beat Marshall in the varsity match in two sets, 25-23, 25-19
* Olney was led by Emi Rose, Reagan Hires, Faith Stallard, Madison Mowrer, and Addie Hemrich
Olney won the junior varsity in two sets and the fresh/soph match in two sets
the Lady Tigers are back in LIC action tomorrow night when they travel to Conley Gym at Flora

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton had a two match sweep on the road in the LIC
the Lady Eagles beat Red Hill in the varsity match in two sets, 25-10, 25-10
* Newton was led by Abby Frohning, Maddi Hemrich, Renee Probst, Josie Meinhart, and Kelsi Geltz
Newton also won the junior varsity match in two sets
the Lady Eagles are back in LIC action tomorrow night when they host Robinson in the NCHS Gym

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Tennis yesterday – Newton won a LIC match at home
the Lady Eagles had a clean sweep by beating Paris, 9-0 – Newton all six of the singles matches
* Jacelyn Street won the #1 singles match, 6-0, 6-3
* Sydney Zumbahlen won the #2 singles match, 6-3, 6-1
* Lesley Woods won the #3 singles match, 6-2, 7-6 (7)
* Allison Harris won the #4 singles match, 6-2, 6-1
* Keri Zumbahlen won the #5 singles match, 2-6, 6-1, 10-4
* Madelynne Boldrey won the #6 singles match, 6-2, 6-4
Newton also won all three of the doubles matches
* Sydney Zumbahlen and Lesley Woods won the #1 doubles match, 6-0, 6-3
* Jacelyn Street and Allison Harris won the #2 doubles match, 6-2, 6-1
* Keri Zumbahlen and Claire Griffith won the #3 doubles match, 6-3, 6-2
Newton won one of the three junior varsity matches
the Lady Eagles are back in tennis action tomorrow down at Mt. Carmel

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in other High School Sports results from yesterday
Girls Tennis  :
* Teutopolis beat Robinson, 7-2
Varsity Volleyball  :
* Teutopolis beat Dieterich in two sets
* Woodlawn beat Clay City in two sets
Boys Golf  :
* Flora beat Effingham, 157 to 167
Baseball  : 
* Dieterich beat Altamont, 4-1
* South Central beat St. Elmo / Brownstown, 6-3

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football from last Friday night – Olney picked up a big win on the road
the Tigers won the Annual Shrine Game at Flora, 27-16 as Olney improves to 2-2 in the LIC, 2-3 overall
offensively, Olney had 424 total yards compared to Flora’s 311 total yards
the Tigers threw for 286 yards on 16 for 31 passing
* Dakotah Brown completed all 16 passes for the 286 yards and one touchdown
* Braxton Burgener led the Olney receivers with 7 catches for 118 yards and the lone aerial touchdown
* Sutton Dunn caught 6 passes for 108 yards
* Kaleb Foster snagged 2 catches for 56 yards
* and Gunnar Michels caught 1 pass for 4 yards
Olney ran for 138 yards on 39 carries
* Gavin Dorn led the Tiger’s ground game running the ball 22 times for 94 yards and a touchdown
* Dakotah Brown ran for 34 yards on 9 carries with a touchdown
* Jace Greenwood carried the ball twice for 12 yards
* Kyle Beasley had 1 carry for 6 yards on a “hook & ladder” play
* Gunnar Michels had no gain on 2 carries
* Kaleb Foster ran the ball 3 times for negative 8 yards
defensively, the Tigers had 41 solo tackles, 19 assists, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception
* Kyle Beasley led Olney with 11 solo tackles and 1 assist
* Gunnar Michels had 5 solo tackles and 5 assists
* Braxton Burgener had 4 solo tackles, 4 assists, and 1 forced fumble
* Hunter Perry had 4 solo tackles, 3 assists, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery
* Kaleb Foster had 4 solo tackles
* Skyler Sutton had 3 solo tackles and 4 assists
* Dakotah Brown had 3 solo tackles and 1 interception
* Connor Zuber had 2 solo tackles and 1 sack
here’s a look at the Olney scoring from Friday night
the Tigers led the Wolves after one quarter, 7-0
* an 18 yard TD run by Dakotah Brown with the extra point kick by Felix Pajonk
Olney led at halftime, 13-9 although Flora outscored the Tigers, 9-6 in the 2nd quarter
* a 30 yard TD pass to Braxton Burgener from Dakotah Brown as the extra point kick failed
the Tigers trailed Flora at the end of 3 quarters, 13-16 as the Wolves outscored Olney, 7-0
but Olney scored twice in the 4th quarter to capture the win, 27-16
* a 1 yard TD run by Gavin Dorn with a two point conversion successful
* a 47 yard interception TD return by Dakotah Brown and a failed extra point kick
the Tigers are back in LIC Conference action this Friday night hosting Paris at RCHS in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Football from last Friday night – Newton won again at home at NCHS
the Eagles beat visiting Robinson, 70-28 as Newton improves to 3-1 in the LIC, now 4-1 on the year
offensively, Newton had 370 total yards compared to Robinson’s 318 total yards
the Eagles ran for most of that yardage, gaining 282 yards on only 20 carries
* Peyton Doughty ran for 134 yards on 7 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns
* Hunter Gray carries the ball twice for 87 yards and 1 touchdown
* Connor Brown gained 39 yards on 3 carries and 2 touchdowns
* Isiah Bromeling carried the ball 5 times for 26 yards
* Marshall Tarr gained 2 yards on 1 carry
* Blaine Murray gained 1 yard on 1 carry
through the air, Newton picked up 88 yards on 5 for 8 passing
* Connor Bierman completed 2 passes for 66 yards and 1 touchdown
* Kyle Schafer completed 3 passes for 22 yards and 1 touchdown
* Rhett Kocher led the Eagles’ receiving corps with 2 catches for 66 yards and 1 touchdown
* Jacob Stanley caught 2 passes for 12 yards and a touchdown
* Jaxon Barthleme gained 10 yards on 1 pass
on the offensive side of kicking for Newton
* Ben Carr was perfect with extra points, making 10 out of 10 attempted for 10 points
defensively, the Eagles had 59 solo tackles, 26 assists, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery
* Adam Bridges led Newton with 6 solo tackles and 3 assists
* Seth Wills had 6 solo tackles and 1 sack
* Jaxon Barthleme had 4 solo tackles and 2 assists
* Skyler Benefield, Jacob Stanley, and Isiah Bromeling each had 4 solo tackles
* Walker Goodwin had 3 solo tackles, 5 assists, and the fumble recovery
* Connor Brown had 3 solo tackles, 2 assists, and the interception
* Wade Frohning had 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, and 1 sack
as far as kick returns are concerned for Newton
* Trenton Duncan returned 3 punts for 141 yards and 1 kick off for 80 yards
* Kendall Ferguson returned 2 kickoffs for 44 yards
* Payton Birch returned 1 kickoff for 21 yards
* Blake Johnson returned 1 kickoff for 19 yards
here’s a look at the Newton Eagle’s scoring from last Friday night
after the 1st quarter, the Eagles had a commanding 28-7 lead
* a 14 yard TD run by Connor Brown with a Ben Carr extra point kick
* a 17 yard TD run by Connor Brown with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
* an 80 yard TD kickoff return by Trenton Duncan with a Ben Carr extra point kick
* a 23 yard TD run by Peyton Doughty with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
Newton added 28 unanswered points in the 2nd quarter to lead the game at halftime, 56-7
* a 76 yard TD punt return by Trenton Duncan with a Ben Carr extra point kick
* an 18 yard TD run by Peyton Doughty with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
* a 44 yard TD pass to Rhett Kocher from Connor Bierman with a Ben Carr extra point kick
* a 51 yard TD run by Peyton Doughty with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
the Eagles were outscored by Robinson in the 3rd quarter, 14-7 as Newton scored once
* an 82 yard TD run by Hunter Gray with a Ben Carr extra point kick
Newton finished scoring with a single touchdown in the 4th quarter with the final score at 70-28
* a 4 yard TD pass to Jacob Stanley from Kyle Schafer with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
the Eagles return to LIC Conference action for their Homecoming matchup Friday night against Flora

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Cross Country from Monday at Effingham St. Anthony
Olney won the five team meet by edging out 2nd place St. Anthony by one point, 37 to 38
* Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City finished in 3rd place with 64 points
* Teutopolis was 4th with 156 points and  Altamont Lutheran was 5th with 182
here’s the top varsity runners for the first place Cubs
* Brooks Julian won the 2 mile race finishing 1st for Olney
* teammates Drew Blank was 7th, Hudson Lathrop was 8th, and Holden Hough was 9th
the Cubs will be back running tomorrow up at the Robinson Invitational Meet

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Cross Country from Monday at Effingham St. Anthony
Olney finished 2nd to host St. Anthony, 22 to 41
* Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City was 3rd and Altamont Lutheran was 4th
here’s the top varsity runners for the second place Lady Cubs
* Allison Harness finished in 2nd place, followed by teammate Carley Greenwood in 8th
* Olney’s Allyson Mitchell was 9th and Rylee Bloomer was 10th
the Lady Cubs are back in action at tomorrow’s Robinson Invitational Meet

 


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Men’s Basketball League is looking for teams and players for the upcoming 2017-2018 season with the first games scheduled for November 2nd in Claremont – the team deadline to sign up is Friday, October 27th, although the entry fees have yet to be set – it’s all part of the non-profit Richland County Athletic Association – for more details, call Ed at  618-320-9590

 

(OLNEY)  the Walmart DC 6059 will host a fundraising Bass Tournament on East Fork Lake next Friday, October 6th, with all the proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network – the cost is $25 per person with an optional $10 Big Bass contest – those taking part should be at the boat ramp no later than 6:30 that Friday morning with the boat take-off order to be determined – it’s a 6 legal size fish limit / total weight with prizes for the first place boat as well as Big Bass – the weigh in at the boat ramp is at 1:00 and tourney rules will be handed out prior to take-off – all area fishermen are urged to take part and help out the CMN

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Elmentary PTO will have its Annual Eagle Challenge Color Fun 5K Run / Walk and One Mile Kids Run this coming Saturday, September 30th – it’s registration at 7:00 that morning on the southwest corner of the square in downtown Newton – the race will start at 8:00 with the Kids Run to follow at 8:10 – the cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child and it includes t-shirt for all taking part – the registration forms are available at the Newton Elementary School or at the Newton Press-Mentor office – while the signup deadline has past, late forms will be accepted on race day – all are invited to come out, get splashed with orange & blue for Homecoming Week, and help raise funds for the local PTO

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
* Boys Golf  :  Olney and Lawrenceville / Red Hill at Robinson

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals Baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:10 and the first pitch at around 6:05  :  and 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 at  www.wvlnam.com