LOCAL SPORTS

Local Sports

May 4, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals had last night’s game postponed due to weather
* the Redbirds game for last night will be rescheduled for a date to be announced later
* plus, the Cardinals have had their afternoon game today moved to a single game later tonight
instead of an afternoon first pitch at 12:45 today, it’s been moved to a 6:15 first pitch later this evening
the Cardinals then hit the road for a weekend three game series beginning tomorrow night at Atlanta

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – OCC had its season come to an end
* the Lady Knights lost their third and final game of the series to Rend Lake, 5-1
* the Lady Knights end the season at 29-24 on the year, they ended at 17-17 in the GRAC
the Region 24 Final Four Tournament is scheduled for this weekend at Kaskaskia College

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Soccer yesterday – Olney lost a tough match in the rain
the Lady Tigers fell to Mattoon, 4-0
* despite the loss, Olney has some great play in the match
* Olney’s top players included Stephanie Shan, Paige Ginder, Stephanie Sturm, and Tori Sturm
the Lady Tigers are back in soccer action this Saturday against Centralia

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Junior Varsity Baseball yesterday – Olney dropped a home game
the JV Tigers lost to Edwards County, 9-6 as Olney was outhit by the visiting JV Lions, 11 to 5
* Kaleb Foster, Chase Williams, and Reid Doll all had RBI singles
the JV Tigers end their season with an overall record at 10-2

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  most all of the other high school sporting events were cancelled due to rain

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association will have its Hall of Fame Induction this Saturday
the IBCA Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction will this year be held at Redbird Arena in Normal
the 2017 induction list includes 84 individuals and 4 teams from all over the state in the various categories
* there are 5 career coaches, 19 coaches, 29 players, 8 officials, 5 media, and 17 friends of basketball
of the 2017 list, there are 11 individuals from our downstate region, including 7 in the Coaches category
* Randy Bishop of Lawrenceville
* Tom Brannon of Casey-Westfield, formerly of Marshall
* Kathy Miller of Marshall
* Randy Harpster of Charleston
* Andy Palmer of Carlyle
* Daryl Murphy of Murphysboro
* and Randy Smithpeters of Harrisburg
two of the 5 Career Coaches each spent time in the Metro East Area
* Donna Farley of Edwardsville
* Bryan Wilkinson of Edwardsville
two of the 29 players are from our area, plus went on to play at local and area colleges
* Jennifer (Swingler) Deters of Teutopolis  (played at Olney Central College)
* Kayla (Bloemer) Nieman of Teutopolis  (played at Eastern Illinois University)
three of the 5 Media members are from the downstate and Metro East Areas
* Roger Medien of Carbondale with radio station WDBX
* Joe Meyer of Edwardsville with the Edwardsville Intelligencer newspaper
* Kenneth Roberts of Swansea with the St. Louis Post Dispatch
congratulations to all those selected – for more details, logon at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 

(NEWTON)  the IHSA High School Bass Fishing Sectionals are scheduled to be held tomorrow
all of our area teams will be competing at the Forbes Lake Sectional, over in Marion County, including
* Newton, Robinson, Flora, South Central, St. Anthony, Teutopolis, and Fairfield
* others include Centralia, Salem, Mt. Vernon, Wayne City, Woodlawn, Christ Our Rock, and Carlyle
a few other area teams to our north will fish at the Lake Shelbyville Sectional tomorrow, including
* Paris, Marshall, Neoga, Sullivan, Shelbyville, and eight other teams further north
there are twenty other Sectionals from throughout the rest of the state – downstate sites include
* Rend Lake, Lake of Egypt, and Coffeen Lake
a maximum of three boats from each Sectional advance to the Bass Fishing State Finals
the IHSA State Finals are May 18th thru 20th on Carlyle Lake, over in Clinton County

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Lake Land College Foundation will host the 20th Annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon on Friday, May 26th, with a shotgun start at 12 noon – registration and lunch at 11:00 – the $125 per golfer or $500 per team entry fees includes lunch, 18 holes, a golf cart, refreshments, and a dinner at the end of the day – teams and individuals can sign up now for the scramble format fundraiser by calling  217-234-5363  or by going online, at  www.lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Tiger and Lady Tiger Track Teams will host the first-ever Little Tiger Track & Field Meet on Saturday morning, May 13th, from 9:00 to 11:00, at the Richland County High School Track, at the football field in Olney – all Kindergarten thru 5th grade students are invited to take part in various events, including sprints, distance running, hurdles, the long jump, and shot put (softball throw) – the event will include instruction by Olney Tiger / Lady Tiger athletes and coaches, plus there will be grade-level competition, & the event will end with a Family Mile Fun Walk – registration forms will be accepted until 8:45 Saturday morning at the RCHS Track, pre-registration – however, the $10 fee per child will include a tee-shirt if payment and consent forms are returned to the child’s teacher or  in the mail to Coach Amy Julian, c/o Richland County High School, 1200 East Laurel Street, Olney, Illinois, 62450 by tomorrow, May 5th – call or stop by the High School in Olney to get more information or details – all kids welcomed – this event is open to all Kindergarten thru 5th grade students at both RCES and the St. Joseph School

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School is providing the opportunity for sports’ physicals at a cost of $25 per athlete – the dates are for girls, next Monday afternoon, May 8th, from 1:00 to 3:00, and for boys, next Thursday morning, May 11th, from 10:00 to 12:00 – remember that sports physicals are good for one calendar year and all athletes are required to have an up-to-date physical on file in the RCHS office – for more information or details, contact the Athletic office at Richland County High School at  393-2191

 

(OLNEY) the Olney Central College Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for tomorrow, May 5th, with a light luncheon at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 at the Richland Country Club – the $60 per person or $240 per team fee includes 18 holes of golf in a scramble format, plus a chance to win cash prizes – all proceeds go to benefit the OCC Foundation – to sign up or for details, call Carla at OCC  :  618-395-7777   ext.  2003

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar  :  in boys & girls track – the Little Illini Conference Meet is at NCHS in Newton  :  in boys tennis – Flora at Olney  :  in varsity baseball – Dieterich at Olney and Newton at South Central  :  in varsity softball – Grayville at Olney

 

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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 first pitch at 6:15  :  and 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

 

 

 

May 3, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals held on for a victory
* the Redbirds pulled even on the year at 13-13 as they beat the Brewers, 2-1
game three of the four game series in St. Louis against Milwaukee is set for tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball yesterday – OCC split two Region 24 games on the road
* the Lady Knights won their first game over Rend Lake, 9-5 but lost game two to the Lady Warriors, 12-2
* the third & deciding final game of the series is scheduled for today at 12 noon, back at Rend Lake College
the series winner will advance to the Region 24 Tournament’s Final Four at Kaskaskia College
the other three best-of-three Region 24 series are at Wabash Valley, Lake Land, and John A. Logan

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – OCC is still waiting to get on the field
* the Blue Knights last conference game was a week ago today on the road down at John A. Logan College
* with a 37-10 yearly record, 17-5 in the GRAC, the Blue Knights have lost three GRAC games in a row
the Blue Knights are scheduled to host Lincoln Trail College tomorrow, then play two at LTC on Saturday
the Baseball Region 24 Tournament is scheduled for next week into next weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis – Olney wins again at home in LIC action
the Tigers beat the visiting Tigers from Paris, 7-2
Olney won five of the six singles matches
* Connor Walker won the #1 singles match in three sets, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4
* Austin Atwood won the #2 singles match in three sets, 6-2, 7-6, 7-1
* Jack Bettis won the #4 singles match in two sets, 6-4, 6-0
* Tanner Hendrickson won the #5 singles match in two sets, 6-1, 6-1
* Kye Stallard won the #6 singles match in two sets, 6-2, 6-2
Olney won two of the three doubles matches
* Austin Atwood and Jack Bettis won the #1 doubles match in two sets, 6-2, 6-2
* Kye Stallard and Jaedyn Moyes won the #3 doubles match in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Olney is now 11-0 on the year, now at 4-0 in the Little Ilini Conference
the Tennis Tigers are scheduled to host Flora tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Olney won a big LIC game on the road
the Tigers beat Flora, 13-8 although Olney was outhit by the host Wolves, 9 to 7
* Mason Kocher was the winning pitcher, striking out 9 in five and a third innings
* Kocher also led Olney at the plate with a double, a single, three RBI, and a run scored
* Landon Pride doubled home 3 runs – Luke Lambird, Lucas Harmon, & Braxton Burgener had RBI hits
Olney improves to 5-2 in the Little Illini Conference, now at 14-7 on the year
the Tigers are scheduled for action again today with a non-LIC game at Robinson

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Baseball yesterday – Newton split two games at home
the Eagles lost their final LIC game of the year, falling to Paris, 10-1 as Newton was outhit, 12 to 1
* Ben Britton had Newton’s only hit with the only RBI as well
the Eagles won a non-LIC game over Neoga, 8-6 as Newton outhit the visiting Indians, 8 to 6
* Cole Horner was the winning pitcher, while Noah Wagy got a save
* Newton’s top hitters were Mitch Bierman, Nate Meinhart, and John Grunloh, each with two hits
Newton finishes in the LIC at 6-2 and is now 11-7 on the year
the Eagles return to action tomorrow with a scheduled game at Kinmundy against South Central

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Softball yesterday – Olney lost a tough rescheduled LIC game on the road
the Lady Tigers were shutout by Casey-Westfield, 9-0 as Olney was outhit by the Lady Warriors, 11 to 2
* Aaliyah Wease and Sophia Colclasure each had a double for Olney’s only two hits
Olney drops back to 3-2 in the Little Illini Conference, now 15-8 on the year
the Lady Tigers are scheduled to host Mattoon today at the Richland County High School

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton lost a non-conference game
the Lady Eagles fell to Effingham, 5-2 as Newton was slightly outhit by the Lady Hearts, 5 to 4
* Newton was led by Mariah Earnest with an RBI double and Ariel Richards with two hits
now at 13-8, the Lady Eagles are next scheduled to host Teutopolis today in Newton

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  here’s other area results from yesterday in High School Sports
in Baseball  :
* (LIC) Marshall beat Casey-Westfield, 5-2
* Teutopolis beat North Clay, 7-6
* Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg beat South Central, 4-3
* Fairfield beat Edwards County, 4-1
* Wayne City beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 16-1
* Webber Township beat Cisne, 8-5
in Softball  :
* (LIC) Flora beat Paris, 12-6
* Cumberland beat Oblong, 6-5
* Clay City beat Webber Township, 7-3
* Fairfield beat Edwards County, 6-4
in Boys Tennis  :
* Casey-Westfield beat Mattoon, 5-4

 

(NEWTON)  also in High School Softball – the National Trail Conference Tournament continued yesterday
* winner’s bracket semi-final  :  top-seeded Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg beat 4th-seeded Neoga, 15-0
* winner’s bracket semi-final  :  3rd-seeded Altamont beat 7th-seeded Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 18-2
* consolation bracket semi-final  :  5th-seeded St. Elmo/Brownstown beat 8th-seeded Dieterich, 16-1
* consolation bracket semi-final  :  2nd-seeded St. Anthony beat 6th-seeded South Central, 13-0
the final three games are scheduled for Friday evening at Evergreen Park in Effingham

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Track yesterday – the Junior NEC Meet was held at RCHS in Olney
Mt. Carmel won the five team event by beating out 2nd place Olney, 152 to 102
* Fairfield was 3rd with 90 points, followed by Flora with 80 points and Carmi with 68
Olney won one of the fourteen varsity events with a new team best time
* Allison Harness, Bentley Farris, Adrielle Smith, and Carley Greenwood won the 1600 meter relay
the Lady Cubs had three 2nd place finishes
* Joan Biyok in the pole vault
* Maddy Rusk, Korbyn Foster, Rae'Isha Shotwell, and Maria Mayorga in the 400 meter relay
* Maddy Rusk, Jocelyn VanMatre, Maria Mayorga, and Kristen Greenwood in the 800 meter relay
Olney had four 3rd place finishes
* Maria Mayorga in the long jump
* Korbyn Foster in the 100 meter low hurdles
* Carley Greenwood in the 400 meter dash
* Hope Laughlin in the 1600 meter run
the Lady Cubs are scheduled to compete in the Regional Track Meet tomorrow at Centralia

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Track – Olney did well at the Junior NEC Meet hosted by RCHS
the Cubs finished in a first place tie with Fairfield as each team had a total 147 points
* Flora was 3rd with 115 points, followed by Carmi with 92 points and Mt. Carmel with 51 points
Olney won four of the fourteen varsity events
* Gavin Kirby, Dylan Ritter, Jonas Burckhartt, and Jacob Taylor in the 1600 meter relay
* Kade Schaffer, Jarrett Fuson, Jacob Taylor, and Garrett Wright in the 800 meter relay
* Saul Jones in the 100 meter low hurdles
* and Jonas Burckhartt in the pole vault
the Cubs had five 2nd place finishes
* Collin Gilreath in the 800 meter run
* Gavin Kirby in the 1600 meter run
* Dylan Reed in the shot put
* Braedon Burgener in the pole vault
* Jonas Burckhartt, Dylan Reed, Jacob Taylor, and Garrett Wright in the 400 meter relay
Olney had three 3rd place finishes
* Barak Berger in the 400 meter dash
* Dylan Reed in the 100 meter dash
* Garrett Wright in the shot put
the Cubs are now scheduled to compete in the Regional Track Meet tomorrow at Centralia

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Lake Land College Foundation will host the 20th Annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon on Friday, May 26th, with a shotgun start at 12 noon – registration and lunch at 11:00 – the $125 per golfer or $500 per team entry fees includes lunch, 18 holes, a golf cart, refreshments, and a dinner at the end of the day – teams and individuals can sign up now for the scramble format fundraiser by calling  217-234-5363  or by going online, at  www.lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf

 

(OLNEY) the Olney Central College Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for this Friday, May 5th, with a light luncheon at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 at the Richland Country Club – the $60 per person or $240 per team fee includes 18 holes of golf in a scramble format, plus a chance to win cash prizes – all proceeds go to benefit the OCC Foundation – to sign up or for details, call Carla at OCC  :  618-395-7777   ext.  2003

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar – in girls soccer – Olney at Mattoon  :  in varsity softball – Mattoon at Olney and Teutopolis at Newton  :  in varsity baseball – Olney at Robinson  :  in junior varsity softball – Mattoon at Olney  :  in junior varsity baseball – Edwards County at Olney  (DH)

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball this afternoon on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at around 4:30  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch at 7:15  :  and the latest in sports the rest of the day and all night on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus online 24/7, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

May 2, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals let another game slip away at home
* the Redbirds lost to Milwaukee, 7-5 in ten innings of play
the Cardinals continue their home stand tonight with game two of the series against the Brewers

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – Newton held on to win an LIC game at home
the Lady Eagles beat Paris, 6-5 as Newton outhit the visiting Lady Tigers, 11 to 8
* Kenzi Smith was Newton’s winning pitcher
* Maddie Stanley led Newton with a triple, two doubles, and two RBI
* Olivia Shipman, Ariel Richards, and Taylor Smith each had an RBI double
Newton improves to 13-7 on the year, now at 6-2 in the Little Illini Conference
the Lady Eagles are scheduled to host Cumberland today in Newton

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  here’s a few other scores from yesterday in High School Baseball and Softball
in Softball  :
* (LIC)  Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 6-1
* (LIC)  Casey-Westfield beat Marshall, 13-2 in five innings
* Edwards County beat Red Hill, 15-1
in Baseball  :
* Teutopolis beat Effingham, 14-2
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Altamont, 10-0

 

(OLNEY)  all of the other Little Illini Conference games were cancelled due to wet field conditions
most of the games have been rescheduled
in Little Illini Conference Baseball  :
* Olney Tigers at Flora this afternoon at 4:00
* Paris Tigers at Newton this evening at 6:30
* Casey-Westfield at Marshall this afternoon at 4:30
* Robinson at Lawrenceville this Friday afternoon at 4:30
in Little Illini Conference Softball  :
* the Olney Lady Tigers are at Casey-Westfield today for their rescheduled LIC matchup
* Flora plays at Paris today for their rescheduled LIC matchup
* the Olney Lady Tigers will be at Flora a week from this Thursday, May 11th, at 4:30

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Softball yesterday – it was quarter-final action in the NTC Tournament
* top-seeded Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg beat 8th-seeded Dieterich, 15-0
* 7th-seeded Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City upset 2nd-seeded Effingham St. Anthony, 7-5
* 3rd-seeded Altamont beat 6th-seeded South Central, 4-3
* 4th-seeded Neoga beat 5th-seeded St. Elmo / Brownstown, 13-6
the tournament continues with four more games today at Evergreen Park in Effingham – finals are Friday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Tennis yesterday – Olney was interrupted by rain on the road
the Tigers played Teutopolis to a 3-3 tie before the match ended due to rain
Olney won three of the six singles matches while all of the doubles matches were rained out
* Austin Atwood won the #2 singles match in four sets, 6-7, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
* Jack Bettis won the #4 singles match in four sets, 7-6, 9-7, 0-6, 6-0
* Tanner Hendrickson won the #5 singles match in three sets, 7-6, 8-6, 6-2
Olney won two of the six junior varsity doubles matches
the Tennis Tigers are back in action today as they’ll host Paris in an LIC match in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Tennis – Newton lost a tough match at home yesterday
Paris beat the host Eagles, 5-2
Newton’s two wins were both in the singles competition
* Ethan Carter won the #2 singles match in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 10-6
* Dylan Ochs won the #3 singles match in two sets, 6-2, 6-3
Paris won all three of the doubles matches
the Tennis Eagles are back in action today at home against Shelbyville

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Track yesterday at the Newton Invitational
Mattoon won the thirteen team event by beating 2nd place Teutopolis, 140.33 to 110
* the host Lady Eagles were 3rd with 98.5 points, followed by Robinson (72.5) and Effingham (48.33)
* Salem was 6th with 23 points – Olney was 7th with 23 points – then Fairfield (14) and Lawrenceville (5)
* among the remaining teams were Red Hill, Flora, and Palestine-Hutsonville
Olney had seven Lady Tigers place among the top athletes in seven of the eighteen events
* Cameron Hough won the 800 meter run
* Tara Hughes was 4th in the high jump
* Trinity Milburn was 5th in the discus throw
* Gracie Julian was 5th in the 3200 meter run
* Chelsea Ochs was 5th in the 100 meter dash
* Leah Snyder was 5th in the shot put
* Hallie Troester was 6th in the 1600 meter run
Newton won four of the eighteen events and had two 2nd place finishes
* Brooklyn Herman won the 100 meter dash
* Courtney Hadra won the discus throw
* Alex Haarman, Brooklyn Herman, Claire Carr, and Abby Stone won the 400 meter relay
* Tori Zumbahlen, Claire Carr, Brooklyn Herman, and Abby Stone won the 1600 meter relay
* Grace Hartrich was 2nd in the shot put
* Claire Carr was 2nd in the long jump
Olney and Newton now prepare for the LIC Girls Track Meet this coming Thursday at Newton

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball – the Region 24 Tournament is this week
it’s the best-of-three game series with the winners advancing to the Region 24 Final Four
* the 5th-seeded OCC Lady Knights play two games today at 4th-seeded Rend Lake
* the other series are at Wabash Valley, Lake Land, and John A. Logan
the series’ winners advance to the Region 24 Finals at the end of this week at Kaskaskia College

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the OCC Blue Knights finish their regular season this week
* the Blue Knights are next scheduled for a doubleheader today at Vincennes University
* then back to GRAC action this Thursday at home against Lincoln Trail College
the Region 24 Baseball Tournament is scheduled to start next week

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Lake Land College Foundation will host the 20th Annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon on Friday, May 26th, with a shotgun start at 12 noon – registration and lunch at 11:00 – the $125 per golfer or $500 per team entry fees includes lunch, 18 holes, a golf cart, refreshments, and a dinner at the end of the day – teams and individuals can sign up now for the scramble format fundraiser by calling  217-234-5363  or by going online, at  www.lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf

 

(OLNEY) the Olney Central College Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for this Friday, May 5th, with a light luncheon at 11:30 and tee time at 1:00 at the Richland Country Club – the $60 per person or $240 per team fee includes 18 holes of golf in a scramble format, plus a chance to win cash prizes – all proceeds go to benefit the OCC Foundation – to sign up or for details, call Carla at OCC  :  618-395-7777   ext.  2003

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar – in varsity baseball – Olney at Flora at 4:00 – Neoga at Newton at 4:30 – Paris at Newton at 6:30  :  in varsity softball – Olney at Casey-Westfield and Cumberland at Newton  :  in boys tennis – Paris at Olney and Shelbyville at Newton     :   in Junior High Track & Field – the Jr NEC Boys & Girls Meets are today at Richland County High School in Olney

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball this evening on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 6:30  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch at 7:15  :  and the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

May 1, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals played one of two games
* the Redbirds were rained out Saturday, but avoided the rain yesterday, losing to the Reds, 5-4
the Cardinals continue their home stand tonight with the first of four against the Milwaukee Brewers

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball – the Region 24 Tournament hopes to be completed this week
it’s the best-of-three game series with the winners advancing to the Region 24 Final Four
* the 5th-seeded OCC Lady Knights play at 4th-seeded Rend Lake
* 6th-seeded Southeastern Illinois is at 3rd-seeded John A. Logan
* 7th-seeded Kaskaskia is at 2nd-seeded Lake Land
* and 8th-seeded Lincoln Trail is at top-seeded Wabash Valley
the Region 24 Finals will be this weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the OCC Blue Knights finish their regular season this week
* the Blue Knights are next scheduled to host Vincennes University this afternoon at OCC
the Region 24 Baseball Tournament is scheduled to start next week

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  most all outside Sporting Events were cancelled over the weekend, on Saturday
* the 16-team Doubles Tennis Tournament at Champaign was cancelled for the Olney Tigers
* the Olney Lady Tiger Soccer matches against Herrin and Salem were cancelled at Centralia Tournament
* and the Opening Ceremonies for Olney Little League Baseball and Softball were cancelled

 

(OLNEY)  an update on the downstate girl with Olney ties that recently did well shooting free throws
Rayci Phelps competed a week ago this past Saturday at the National Hoop Shoot Finals in Chicago
* the 3rd grader from McLeansboro competed in the 8-9 Year Old Division, finishing 5th in the nation
* Rayci's Region 3 Shooting team won the National Cronk Award earned by the weekend's best team score
* Rayci’s national shooting followed her winning the Girls 8-9 Year Old State Division for all of Illinois
* she then won the Region #3 Division, which also included shooters from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
Rayci is the daughter of Roger and Chasiti Phelps - her grandparents are Stewart and Cindy Phelps
Rayci’s great grandparents are Bill and Irene Phelps from here in Olney
a tip of the hat to Rayci for a job well done and for representing all of downstate Illinois in the competition

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Lake Land College Foundation will host the 20th Annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon on Friday, May 26th, with a shotgun start at 12 noon – registration and lunch at 11:00 – the $125 per golfer or $500 per team entry fees includes lunch, 18 holes, a golf cart, refreshments, and a dinner at the end of the day – teams and individuals can sign up now for the scramble format fundraiser by calling  217-234-5363 or by going online, at  www.lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar – the events that are at least scheduled for this Monday  :  in varsity baseball and softball – Olney at Flora and Paris at Newton  :  in girls track – Olney and Newton, plus several other teams at the Newton Invitational  :  in boys tennis – Olney at Teutopolis and Paris at Newton  :  in junior varsity softball – Olney at Flora after the varsity game

 

(OLNEY)  it’s also been announced that today’s scheduled Junior NEC Girls & Boys Track Meet for Olney and other Junior NEC schools has been cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow with same times at RCHS

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger baseball today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with game time at 4:30  :  it’s Newton Eagle baseball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK with game time at 4:30  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 6:20 and first pitch at 7:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN

 

 

 

April 29, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals held on for another victory
* the Redbirds beat Cincinnati in the first of three this weekend in St. Louis, 7-5
game two of the weekend series against the Reds is this afternoon, weather permitting

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  most all outside Sporting Events were cancelled yesterday due to weather
* Olney Lady Tiger LIC Softball at home against Paris
* the Boys Invitational Track Meet at Newton
* OCC Lady Knights postseason Region 24 Softball down at Rend Lake College
most outdoors events for today will also likely be cancelled as well due to the rainy forecast
* the 16-team Doubles Tennis Tournament at Champaign has been cancelled for the Olney Tigers
* the Olney Lady Tiger Soccer matches against Herrin and Salem are cancelled at Centralia Tournament
* today’s Opening Ceremonies for Olney Little League Baseball and Softball are cancelled

 

(NEWTON)  with May nearly here, the IHSA Spring Sports are on the downhill side of their schedules
this also applies to IHSA Bass Fishing, which in its 9th year of existence, will have Sectionals next Friday
all of our area teams will be competing at the Forbes Lake Sectional, over in Marion County, including
* Newton, Robinson, Flora, South Central, St. Anthony, Teutopolis, and Fairfield
* others include Centralia, Salem, Mt. Vernon, Wayne City, Woodlawn, Christ Our Rock, and Carlyle
a few other area teams to our north will fish at the Lake Shelbyville Sectional, including
* Paris, Marshall, Neoga, Sullivan, Shelbyville, and eight other teams further north
there are twenty other Sectionals from throughout the rest of the state – downstate sites include
* Rend Lake, Lake of Egypt, and Coffeen Lake
a maximum of three boats from each Sectional advance to the Bass Fishing State Finals
that’s May 18th thru 20th on Carlyle Lake, over in Clinton County

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Softball – we mentioned earlier the OCC Lady Knights
the Region 24 Tournament is expected to resume next week with the top eight teams in action
* it’s the best-of-three game series with the winners advancing to the Region 24 Final Four
* the 5th-seeded OCC Lady Knights play at 4th-seeded Rend Lake
* 6th-seeded Southeastern Illinois is at 3rd-seeded John A. Logan
* 7th-seeded Kaskaskia is at 2nd-seeded Lake Land
* and 8th-seeded Lincoln Trail is at top-seeded Wabash Valley

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball – the OCC Blue Knights have been cancelled for today
* they were scheduled to play at John A. Logan with a GRAC doubleheader
the Blue Knights are next scheduled to host Vincennes University next Monday at OCC
the Region 24 Baseball Tournament is scheduled to start the following week

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  the Lake Land College Foundation will host the 20th Annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon on Friday, May 26th, with a shotgun start at 12 noon – registration and lunch at 11:00 – the $125 per golfer or $500 per team entry fees includes lunch, 18 holes, a golf cart, refreshments, and a dinner at the end of the day – teams and individuals can sign up now for the scramble format fundraiser by calling  217-234-5363 or by going online, at  www.lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 12:20 and first pitch at 1:15  :  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 – plus online, at  www.wvlnam.com