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January 19, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball last night – Illinois beat Michigan State, 71-62, improving to 4&2 in the Big Ten, now 14&5 overall – the Illini now prepare to host Ohio State this Saturday in Champaign

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball last night – Newton dropped two non-conference games : St Anthony won the varsity game, 55-37 – for the Eagles, Peyton Wyatt had 19 points & Taylor Kerner added 9 points – Newton is now 11&3 on the year : St Anthony also won the junior varsity game, 63-41 : the Eagles are back in non-conference play this coming Friday night when they’ll host Casey-Westfield

(OLNEY)  in boys high school hoops last night at the Carmi Tournament : Olney held back Mt Vernon, Indiana, beating the Wildcats, 55-52 – the Tigers were led by Brook Pampe’s 24 points, while Michael Fehrenbacher added 12 points – Olney improves to 13&4 : in the other games last night – Fairfield upset Harrisburg, 72-70, and Mt Carmel beat Carmi, 56-51 : the tournament resumes tomorrow night

(OLNEY)  in the boys Midland Trail Conference Tournament last night in quarter-final action : Woodlawn beat Grayville, 62-23 : Wayne City beat South Central, 50-41 : Odin beat Cisne, 55-38 : Sandoval beat North Clay, 67-58 : the tournament resumes with semi-final action tomorrow night

(NEWTON)  also last night for boys : Robinson beat Red Hill, 57-44 : Cumberland beat Neoga, 52-48 

(OLNEY)  in girls basketball last night, over at the Highland Tournament : in the championship bracket – Highland beat Salem, 63-38, and Nashville beat Belleville West, 46-33 : in the consolation bracket – it was Freeburg over Hillsboro, 58-51, and Belleville Althoff beat Carlyle : it’s three semi-final games tonight

(NEWTON)  in other girls basketball last night : Paris beat Charleston, 41-33 in an Apollo makeup game : Dieterich beat Sandoval, 42-29 : Woodlawn beat Galatia, 52-34 : Cisne beat Noble / Clay City, 48-24

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high basketball from Monday night – St Joe took two from West Salem : St Joe won the 8th grade game, 57-24 led by Andrew Steber with 16 points – the varsity Wildcats are now 13&3 on the year : St Joe also won the jv game, 40-31 – now 9&6 : the St Joe boys will play at Newton St Thomas tonight with “C” team action at 5:15, followed by junior varsity and varsity afterwards

(OLNEY)  it’s back to junior college basketball tonight in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference as the OCC teams travel to Kaskaskia College near Centralia – it’s the Lady Knights at 5:30 & the Blue Knights at 7:30 : tonight’s other GRAC matchups include Lake Land at Southeastern Illinois south of Eldorado, Lincoln Trail at John A Logan in Carterville, and Southwestern Illinois at Wabash Valley in Mt Carmel

                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth Summer Baseball registration has been set for the nights of January 31st & February 1st, from 5:00 til 7:00 each night, at the Noble Lions Club Building – for ages 4 thru 12

(OLNEY)  teams are wanted for a new 4-on-4 Men’s Basketball League, which will play each Monday night, January 24th thru March 14th, at the Calhoun Civic Center – those interested can call 618-837-0662

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Little League & Richland County Girls Softball League signups are the next two

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:30 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

January 18, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  it was another full night of Great Rivers Athletic Conference junior college basketball last night :
*  the OCC Blue Knights lost their first conference game last night, falling to Southwestern Illinois, 53-51 as a game-winning 3-pointer fell short at the buzzer – John Michael Jarvis & Chase Brinkley led OCC, each with 11 points – Austin Akers added 10 points – the Blue Knights are now 3&1 in the GRAC, now 12&5 on the year – the Blue Knights are back on the road tomorrow night at Kaskaskia, west of Centralia
*  the OCC Lady Blue Knights won their first conference game last night, beating Southwestern Illinois in overtime, 60-57 – OCC was led in scoring by Jessica Zavoral with 17 points, while Tara Wornica added 16 points – the Lady Blue Knights are now 1&3 in the GRAC, now 5&10 overall – the Lady Blue Knights will play the opener of the GRAC doubleheader tomorrow night at Kaskaskia, with game time at 5:30
*  in the other GRAC games last night for men : Wabash Valley beat Rend Lake, 89-61 : Lake Land beat Kaskaskia, 74-65 : Southeastern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 78-68
*  in the other GRAC games last night for women : Wabash Valley beat Rend Lake, 79-56 : Lake Land beat Kaskaskia, 56-50 :

(OLNEY)  in girl high school basketball at the Annual Highland Tournament last night – Olney lost to the tournament’s top seed Edwardsville, 62-42 as the Lady Tigers fall to 17&5 on the year – Olney’s top scorers were Taylor Stevenson & Ebany Brumfield with 13 & 12 points respectively – the Lady Tigers fall back in the consolation bracket, set to play Thursday evening at 5:00, in a 5th place semi-final game – the tournament continues with four more games tonight, then three games each tomorrow night & Thurday with the final four games Saturday.

(NEWTON)  in girls non-conference high school hoops last night – Newton split two games with Marshall : the Lady Eagles won the varsity game, 49-48 – Newton was led in scoring by Terra Flowers’ 20 points and Amy Koebele’s 19 points – the Lady Eagles improve to 11&10 on the year : Marshall won the junior varsity game, 38-19 : Newton returns to non-conference action Thursday night, traveling to Lawrenceville
 
(OLNEY)  in boys high school basketball last night at the Carmi Tournament – Olney beat Fairfield, 62-53, led by Michael Fehrenbacher, Brook Pampe, & Joel Eagleson, all in double figures – the Tigers improve to 12&4 on the year while the Mules drop back to 8&8 – in the other games last night : Mt Vernon, Indiana beat Carmi, 69-46, and Harrisburg beat Mt Carmel, 68-57 : tonight’s schedule has Fairfield & Harrisburg at 5:30 – the Tigers & Mt Vernon, Indiana at 7:00 – then Carmi and Mt Carmel in the nightcap at 8:30

(OLNEY)  also in boys basketball last night in MTC Tournament action – Grayville beat Webber Township, 49-38 – South Central beat Clay City / Noble, 64-31 – it’s quarter-final action starting tonight with the following matchups : Grayville at top-seeded Woodlawn : South Central at 2nd-seeded Wayne City : Sandoval with host North Clay : and its Cisne at Odin : all games start at 7:00 tonight

(OLNEY)  in girls junior high hoops last night – Olney won another Class L Regional Championship, beating Flora, 33-29, led by Marley Miller with 19 points & Macey Dunn with 11 points – now at 19&2, the Lady Cubs play Carlyle in a State Quarter-Final game Saturday morning at 10:00 at Rend Lake College
 
(NEWTON)  in boys junior high basketball last night – Newton St Thomas beat Hutsonville, 37-36 in the 8th grade battle – the Saints were led in scoring by Brock Mammoser with 18 points – Nick Reis had 14

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball – Newton plays in non-conference action tonight as the Eagles will host Effingham St Anthony in the NCHS Gym – the junior varsity action begins at 6:15

(NOBLE)  in girls high school basketball coming up tonight – Noble / Clay City will host Cisne is a single varsity game only, with game time at 5:00, much earlier than normal – that’s tonight at WRHS in Noble

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball – the Fighting Ilini return home to the Assembly Hall tonight to host Michigan State in another tough Big Ten battle with tipoff at 6:00 tonight up in Champaign


                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth Summer Baseball registration has been set for the nights of January 31st & February 1st, from 5:00 til 7:00 each night, at the Noble Lions Club Building – for ages 4 thru 12

(OLNEY)  teams are wanted for a new 4-on-4 Men’s Basketball League, which will play each Monday night, January 24th thru March 14th, at the Calhoun Civic Center – those interested can call 618-837-0662

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Little League & Richland County Girls Softball League signups are the next two

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with pregame at 5:30 and tipoff at 6:00 : it’s Olney Tigers basketball tonight on ESPN 740 with game time at 7:00 : it’s Newton Eagles basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at around 7:30 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & most of the night, with Sports Center every 20 minutes, on ESPN 740 WVLN

January 17, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball Saturday – Illinios lost a tough road game at Wisconsin, 76-66 as the Illini drop to 3&2 in the Big Ten, now 13&5 overall – the Badgers improve to 3&2 in the league, now 13&5 overall – the Illini return home tomorrow night to host Michigan State at the Assembly Hall
 
(OLNEY)  it was a busy Saturday in the junior college basketball Great Rivers Athletic Conference :
*  the OCC Blue Knights made it three wins in a row with a 67-64 victory at Rend Lake – Jordan Mitchell, Ason Hacker, & Austin Akers led OCC, now at 3&0 in the GRAC and 12&4 on the year – the Blue Knights are back on the road tonight, traveling to Belleville, to battle Southwestern Illinois at 7:30
*  the OCC Lady Blue Knights lost to Rend Lake, 79-64, although Tara Wornica & Alyssa Like combined for 42 points – the OCC Ladies fall to 0&3 in the GRAC, now 4&10 on the year – like the men, the Lady Blue Knights travel to Southwestern Illinois tonight for a 5:30 game there in Belleville
*  in the other GRAC games Saturday for men : Southwestern Illinois beat Southeastern Illinois in overtime, 84-80 : Wabash Valley beat John A Logan, 73-56 : Lincoln Trail beat Kaskaskia, 77-72
*  in the other GRAC games for women : Southeastern Illinois beat Southwestern Illinois, 81-34 : Wabash Valley beat John A Logan, 73-56 : Lincoln Trail beat Kaskaskia, 59-54
 
(OLNEY)  in girl high school basketball at the Annual Highland Tournament on Saturday – Olney beat Teutopolis, 45-39 as the Lady Tigers were led by Taylor Stevenson with 12 points, Ebany Brumfield with 9 points, plus Marissa Runyon & Heather Ernst, each with 8 points – improving to 17&4 on the year, the Lady Tigers return to Highland for a 7:00 quarter-final matchup tonight with the tournament's top-seeded Lady Tigers from Edwardsville, who easily beat Nokomis Saturday, 78-33 : some other Highland scores Saturday – Salem beat Belleville Althoff, 55-53 – Breese Mater Dei beat Trenton-Wesclin, 65-35 – Breese Central beat Okawville, 54-38 – Belleville West beat Freeburg, 62-50 – Highland beat Carlyle, 68-43
 
(NEWTON)  in boys high school games from the weekend : Cumberland beat Edwards County, 59-52
 
(OLNEY)  in girls junior high basketball from Friday night at the downstate Class L Regional at Mt Carmel – Olney beat Carmi in semi-final action, 67-36 – the varsity Lady Cubs were led in scoring by Marley Miller's 38 points – now at 18&2, Olney will play Flora for the Regional Championship tonight at 6:30

(OLNEY)  also in girls junior high hoops from Friday night at the downstate Class S Regional at Mt Carmel – St Joe lost to Jasper of Wayne County, 46-45 – Kylar Craig had 19 points for the Lady Wildcats, who end the season with a record of 13&8 – Jasper plays New Hope for the regional title tomorrow night
 
(NEWTON)  in girls high school basketball – it's a non-conference week with some statewide mid-winter tournaments taking place thru Saturday – the Newton Lady Eagles will be in non-conference play tonight, hosting Marshall in the NCHS Gym – the  action begins with the junior varsity at 6:15

(OLNEY)  in boys high school hoops – the Carmi-White County Invitational starts with three games this evening : the host Bulldogs & Mt Vernon, Indiana at 5:00 : the Olney Tigers & Fairfield at 6:30 : then Mt Carmel & Harrisburgt at 8:00 : then three games each night thru Saturday, except for Wednesday night

(OLNEY)  also in boys high school basketball – the Midland Trail Conference Tournament runs all week thru Saturday – there’s two first round games tonight at the higher-seeded sites : Grayville will host Webber Township & South Central will host Clay City / Noble – both games start at 7:00 with winners advancing                                     

                              LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth Summer Baseball registration has been set for the nights of January 31st & February 1st, from 5:00 til 7:00 each night, at the Noble Lions Club Building – for ages 4 thru 12

(OLNEY)  teams are wanted for a new 4-on-4 Men’s Basketball League, which will play each Monday night, January 24th thru March 14th, at the Calhoun Civic Center – those interested can call 618-837-0662

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Little League & Richland County Girls Softball League signups are the next two

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Olney Tigers basketball tonight on ESPN 740 with game time at 6:30 : it’s Olney Lady Tigers basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:00 : it’s Newton Lady Eagles basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at around 7:30 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & most of the night, with Sports Center every 20 minutes, on ESPN 740 WVLN

January 15, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in boys high school basketball last night – Olney dropped two games at Mt Zion : the host Braves won the varsity game, 47-42, their first win in the Apollo Conference this year – Joel Eagleson & Brook Pampe led Olney with 16 & 15 points respectively – while Mt Zion improves to 3&14 overall, now 1&5 in the Apollo, Olney falls to 3&2 in the conference, now 11&4 on the year : Mt Zion also won the jv game, 59-48 : the Tigers now prepare to open up at the Carmi Tournament next Monday night at 6:30

(NEWTON)  in boys high school hoops last night – Newton lost to Salem in Apollo action : the host Wildcats won the varsity game, 73-45 – for the Eagles, Peyton Wyatt had 14 points & Brian Emmerich added 9 – Newton falls to 11&3 overall, now 3&3 in the Apollo, while Salem improves to 5&7 overall, now atop the conference at 5&1 : the Eagles will host St Anthony in non-conference play next Tuesday

(OLNEY)  elsewhere in boys high school basketball last night, in the Apollo Conference : Charleston beat Paris in double overtime, 56-51 : it was Effingham over Robinson, 67-45

(NEWTON)  other area scores : Mattoon beat Normal West, 59-49 : Flora beat Casey-Westfield, 63-47 : Hutsonville-Palestine beat Lawrenceville, 51-40 : Oblong beat Red Hill, 49-47 : Wayne City beat Clay City / Noble, 52-26 : Cisne beat Grayville, 40-22 : Carmi beat Fairfield, 58-51 : Woodlawn beat Odin, 67-48 : Sandoval beat Webber, 70-39 : Murphysboro beat Harrisburg, 64-51

(OLNEY)  in girls junior high basketball last night at the Class “S” Regional at Mt Carmel – Jasper of Wayne County beat St Joe, 46-45, and it was New Hope over Iuka, 51-48 – the regional championship game next Tuesday night features Jasper and New Hope with the winner going to downstate state

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high basketball last night – Olney beat Robinson in a lone 8th grade game, 38-25 – the Cubs were led in scoring by Tate Nohren with 13 points while Luke Hahn added 9 points – the Cubs improve to 14&2 on the year – they’re back in action next Tuesday night at North Knox, Indiana

(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball – the 25th annual Highland Tournament begins today with eight first round games – at 11:30, the Olney Lady Tigers face off against Teutopolis – the double elimination tournament continues thru all of next week with the finals coming up a week from today

(OLNEY)  it’s back to a full schedule today in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference in junior college hoops : the Olney Central College teams are at Rend Lake this afternoon with doubleheader action – the Lady Blue Knights at 1:00, followed by the Blue Knights at 3:00 : the other GRAC matchups include Wabash Valley at John A Logan, Kaskaskia at Lincoln Trail in Robinson, & Southeastern at Southwestern

(OLNEY)  in mens college hoops – Illinois is back in action today – a Big Ten battle against Wisconsin up in Madison – the Fighting Illini enter with a 3&1 conference mark with a tipoff set for 2:00 this afternoon

                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(OLNEY)  teams are wanted for a new 4-on-4 Men’s Basketball League, which will play each Monday night, January 24th thru March 14th, at the Calhoun Civic Center – those interested can call 618-837-0662

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Olney Lady Tigers basketball today at 11:30 on Freedom 92.9 : it’s Fighting Illini basketball this afternoon in ESPN 740 with pregame at 1:30 and tipoff at 2:00 : it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 3:00 : and it’s the latest in sports, most of the day & night, with Sports Center every 20 minutes, on ESPN 740 WVLN

January 14, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball last night – Olney split a pair of games at Mt Zion : the Lady Tigers won the varsity game, 45-27, led by Ebany Brumfield with 12 points and Gina Volk with 10 points off the bench – Olney improves to 16&4 on the year, now 7&2 in the Apollo : Mt Zion won the jv game, 36-30 : the Lady Tigers now prepare for tomorrow’s first round game at Highland against Teutopolis

(NEWTON)  in girls high school basketball last night – Newton dropped to two at Salem : the host Lady Wildcats won the varsity game, 64-47 – for Newton, Amy Koebele had 22 points, while Megan Jansen added 7 points – the Lady Eagles fall to 10&10 on the year, now 3&7 in the Apollo : Salem also won the jv game, 60-47 : the Lady Eagles return to non-conference action next Monday night, hosting Marshall

(OLNEY)  elsewhere in the Apollo : Paris beat Charleston, 50-33 : Robinson beat Effingham, 66-50

(NEWTON)  other area scores in girls basketball : Palestine-Hutsonville beat Noble / Clay City, 51-44 – NCC won the jv game, 16-15 : Teutopolis beat Altamont, 53-20 : Flora beat North Clay, 68-47 : Effingham St Anthony beat Neoga in double overtime, 32-30 : Mt Carmel beat Fairfield, 56-53 : and at the Sandoval Tournament last night – Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City beat Christ Our Rock & Vandalia beat Cisne

(OLNEY)  in girls junior high basketball last night – Olney won its regional semi-final game by beating host Mt Carmel, 53-20 – the Lady Cubs now move into next week’s championship game against Carmi – now at 17&2 overall, the Lady Cubs also celebrate as the Junior NEC Champions with a perfect 5&0 mark : meanwhile, the 7th grade squad will play at 1:00 tomorrow in Mt Carmel for the championship of the 7th Grade Junior NEC Tournament – the Lady Cubs junior varsity will battle Flora for the title

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high basketball last night – Olney took two from Fairfield : the Cubs won the 8th grade game, 60-44, improving to 13&2 overall, now 3&0 in the Jr NEC : Olney also won the 7th grade game, 33-25 : only the 8th grade team plays tonight at the Robinson High School with game time at 5:00

(OLNEY)  it’s a full Apollo Conference schedule for boys tonight : the Olney Tigers are at Mt Zion, while the Newton Eagles travel to Salem – elsewhere, it’s Effingham at Robinson & Charleston at Paris


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NOBLE)  the Noble Community Youth Summer Baseball registration has been set for the nights of January 31st & February 1st, from 5:00 til 7:00 each night, at the Noble Lions Club Building – for ages 4 thru 12

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Little League & Richland County Girls Softball League signups are the last two Saturdays this month – January 22nd & 29th, each day from 9:00 til 1:00, at the Olney City Hall

(OLNEY)  teams are wanted for a new 4-on-4 Men’s Basketball League, which will play each Monday night, January 24th thru March 14th, at the Calhoun Civic Center – those interested can call 618-837-0662

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Apollo Conference boys basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – the Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 – the Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, with Sports Center every 20 minutes, on ESPN 740 WVLN