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September 26, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost their third game in a row
* the Redbirds fell to the Cubs, 10-2
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did on Monday
* those that won were the White Sox, Braves, and Astros
* those that lost were the Royals and Rangers
* those that were idle Monday were the Brewers, Pirates, Reds, Indians, Tigers, and Twins
the Cardinals are back home tonight for second of four games against the Cubs in St. Louis

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf – the Little Illini Conference Tournament was held in Olney
it was Robinson winning the LIC Championship as they beat out 2nd place Flora, 338 to 350
* Lawrenceville / Red Hill finished 3rd with 354 points, followed by Casey-Westfield at 364
* Olney was 5th with 366 points, then Paris at 372 and Marshall at 387
eleven young men were named to the 1st Team All-Conference with the top scores individually
* Robinson’s Takoda Wheeler shot a low round 75, followed by teammate Cole Johnson with a 79
* Flora’s Drew Woodrow carded an 81
* Lawrenceville / Red Hill’s Landen Ray show an 82 and teammate Camren Ray shot an 84
* Flora’s Aven Kimmel had an 85, followed by Marshall’s Brenton Pettijohn with an 87
* Casey-Westfield’s Ashton Rodgers and teammate Garrett Oakley each shot an 88
* Flora’s Landon Carter and Olney’s Zach Duenas each carded an 88 as well
Five other young men were named to the 2nd Team All-Conference for their scores
* Olney’s Coen McDowell with an 89
* Lawrenceville / Red Hill’s Nolan Tewell and Paris’ Parker Gann each at 89
* Robinson’s Mason McKee and Paris’ Mason Downs each shot a 91
congratulations to one and all for a job well done

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Golf at yesterday’s Little Illini Conference Tournament in Olney
it was Robinson with three of the top golfers, two of which were named to the 1st Team All-Conference
* Robinson’s Nyah Schulte shot a low round 93 while teammate Maddy Byrley shot an even 100
* Paris’ Montana Boatman carded a 102
only one other girl made the cut and was named to the 2nd Team All-Conference
* Robinson’s Abby Ferris with a 103
congratulations to one and all for a job well done

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Soccer yesterday – Newton and Olney battled it out in Jasper County
the Eagles held on to win, blanking the visiting Tigers, 2-0
* Newton’s goals were scored by Cole Farley and Ben Carr assisted by Ben Carr and Giuseppe Cucinella
* Newton’s defense was led by goalie Collin Harris, plus defensive men Greg Shinn and Brock Schafer
* Olney’s defense was led by goalie Isaac Pampe
both teams are back in action Thursday – Newton at Teutopolis and Olney hosting Altamont

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Tennis yesterday – Olney wins a conference match at home
the Lady Tigers beat Paris, 9-0 as Olney won every match played, all but one in two sets each
* Logan Kauble and Riley Doll won the #1 doubles match, 6-0, 6-0
* Cait O’Dell and Haven Doll won the #2 doubles match, 6-2, 6-3
* Zoe Alexander and Katie Hostetter won the #3 doubles match, 6-3, 6-0
the Lady Tigers won all of the six singles matches
* Logan Kauble won the #1 singles match, 6-2, 6-0
* Zoe Alexander won the #2 singles match, 3-6, 6-3, 10-5
* Cait O’Dell won the #3 singles match, 6-2, 6-2
* Riley Doll won the #4 singles match, 6-0, 6-0
* Katie Hostetter won the #5 singles match, 6-1, 6-0
* Paige Steber won the #6 singles match, 6-2, 6-3
Olney also won six of the eight junior varsity matches, all of which were doubles
the Lady Tigers are back in action Thursday when they’ll host Salem in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Tennis yesterday – Newton drops a close LIC match at home
the Lady Eagles lost to visiting Robinson, 5-4
Newton won three of the singles matches
* Jacelyn Street won the #1 singles match, 6-0, 6-1
* Lesley Woods won the #3 singles match, 6-3, 6-4
* Allison Harris won the #4 singles match, 6-2, 6-1
Newton won only one of the three doubles matches
* Jacelyn Street and Allison Harris won the #2 doubles match, 7-5, 6-0
Newton lost all three of the junior varsity matches, all of which were doubles
the Lady Eagles are quickly back in action today as they host Paris in Newton

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton split two at home against Salem
the Lady Eagles won the varsity match, beating the Lady Wildcats in two sets, 25-11, 25-13
* Newton was led by Maddi Hemrich, Abby Frohning, Taylor Smith, and Mariah Earnest
Salem won the junior varsity match in two sets
the Lady Eagles are back in LIC Conference action tonight traveling to Bridgeport to play Red Hill

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in other High School Sports results from yesterday
Varsity Volleyball  :
* Edwards County beat Eldorado in two sets
* Cumberland beat Dieterich in two sets
Girls Tennis  :
* Flora beat Casey-Westfield, 8-1
* Teutopolis beat Shelbyville, 9-0
Baseball  : 
* Altamont beat Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg, 6-2
* Dieterich beat Ramsey, 12-2 in five innings

 

(OLNEY)  the remaining downstate SIJHSAA Softball Regionals ended yesterday
* Class L Softball Championship @ Mt. Vernon  :  Carmi beat Flora, 9-3
* Class M Softball Championship @ Norris City  :  Albion beat Fairfield, 11-0
* Class S Softball Championshiop @ Centralia  :  Sandoval beat Altamont Lutheran/St. Peter, 6-5
* Class S Softball Championshiop @ Grayville  :  Grayville beat West Salem, 11-1
* Class S Softball Championship @ Woodlawn  :  Woodlawn beat St. Mary’s Mt. Vernon, 10-7
the Regional Champs now move on to their respective State Tournaments this Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the remaining downstate SIJHSAA Baseball Regionals ended yesterday
* Class L Baseball Championship @ Mt. Vernon  :  Salem beat Flora, 14-5
* Class M Baseball Championship @ Norris City  :  Albion beat Fairfield, 8-2
* Class S Baseball Championship @ Aviston  :  Aviston beat Altamont, 14-1
* Class S Baseball Championship @ Iuka  :  Cisne beat Iuka, 10-2
* Class S Baseball Championship @ Waltonville  :  Waltonville beat Ewing, 13-1
the Regional Champs now move on to their respective State Tournaments this Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Cross Country from Saturday’s St. Theresa Invitational at Salem
Olney St. Joe finished 4th in the Small School varsity race with several other teams and 147 total runners
* the Wildcat’s top runner was Jarrett Doll who finished 11th, then teammate Evan Uhl in 16th place
the St. Joe junior varsity finished 3rd among Small Schools with 151 total runners
* the Wildcat’s top jv runner was Rex Hallam in 11th place
Olney St. Joe is back running this Thursday at the Robinson Invitational Meet

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Cross Country from Saturday’s St. Theresa Invitational at Salem
Olney St. Joe finished 4th in the Small School Varsity race with several other teams and 123 total runners
* the Lady Wildcat’s top runner was Tatum David in 3rd place, then teammate Danielle Clodfelter in 14th
the St. Joe junior varsity finished 5th among the Small Schools with 146 total runners
* the Lady Wildcat’s top jv runner was Kelysse Weiler in 7th place
Olney St. Joe is back running this Thursday at the 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

 

(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
* LIC Volleyball  :  Olney at Marshall  :  Newton at Red Hill
* Girls Tennis  :  Paris 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 6:20 and the first pitch at around 7:15  :  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 25, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals dropped two in a row on the road
* the Redbirds lost to the Pirates Saturday, 11-6 and fell again yesterday in Pittsburgh, 4-1
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* those that won two were the Cubs, Indians, and Twins
* those that split two were the White Sox, Royals, Astros, Braves, and out west, the Rockies
* those that lost two were the Brewers, Reds, Tigers, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back home tonight for the first of four against the Cubs in St. Louis

 

(NEWTON)  in National Football League action – here’s how the Midwestern teams faired yesterday
* those that won were the Colts, Bears, Vikings, Packers, Titans, Chiefs, and Falcons
* those that lost were the Lions, Bengals, Browns, and Texans
it’s Monday Night Football tonight as the Cowboys play the Cardinals in Phoenix

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football from Saturday
* Eastern Illinois beat Southeast Missouri, 19-16 – the 2-2 Panthers travel to Tennessee State Saturday
* Southern Illinois lost to Memphis, 31-44 – the 2-1 Salukis are back home to host Northern Iowa Saturday
* with a bye week this past weekend, the 2-1 Fighting Illini will host Nebraska in Big Ten play Friday night

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in High School Football last Friday night – here’s the Little Illini Conference results
* Olney beat Flora, 27-16
* Newton beat Robinson, 70-28
* Marshall beat Paris, 35-14
* Casey-Westfield beat Lawrenceville, 21-7
* in the non-LIC game Saturday – Red Hill beat Farmer City Blue Ridge, 40-8

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s some other downstate scores from High School Football on Saturday
* Vienna-Goreville beat Edwards County, 19-13
* Benton beat West Frankfort, 47-14
* Catlin Salt Fork beat Georgetown-Ridge Farm, 14-12

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf at last Friday’s Charleston Invitational Tournament
the host Trojans won by beating out 2nd place Mattoon, 307 to 322
* Champaign Centennial was 3rd with a 340, then Monticello at 344 and Lawrenceville / Red Hill at a 353
* a second Charleston team was 6th at 355, followed by Danville at 368 and Effingham with a 370
* Olney finished in 9th place with a 378, then Paris had a 383 and Bloomington shot a 413
* the Match Medalist was Mattoon’s senior Nick Nguyen with a low round 75
* Olney’s top round came from Coen McDowell with an 87, followed by Zach Duenas with a 95
* Olney’s Ryan Tolliver and Ethan Rodgers each shot a 98 and Jaedyn Moyes had a 105
Olney now prepares for the Boys & Girls LIC Conference Matches today at the Richland Country Club

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Cross Country at Saturday’s Lawrenceville Invitational Meet
the host Indians won the nine team event by slipping by 2nd place Olney by only 3 points, 35 to 38
* Palestine-Hutsonville was 3rd with 69 points, then Mt. Carmel at 110 points and Dieterich at 117 points
* rounding out the other teams were Carmi, Fairfield, North Clay, and Altamont
here’s the individual finishes for the top runners among the 49 total runners
* Palestine-Hutsonville’s Negus Bogard won the race, then Lawrenceville’s Max Smigiel and Jack Holden
* Olney’s Caleb Thomas finished 4th, followed by teammate Owen Powell in 6th place
* Olney’s Braden Nicholson was 8th, Tyler Hughes was 9th, and Gavin Kirby was 11th
* Dieterich’s top runners were Ryan Radlott in 17th and Seth Bohnhoff in 18th
there were 21 runners in the meet’s Open Race
* Olney’s Barak Berger won the race, followed by teammates Colin Kocher 3rd and Cole Simpson 5th
the Tigers are back in action Thursday at the Robinson Invitational Meet

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Cross Country at Saturday’s Lawrenceville Invitational Meet
Lawrenceville won the eight team event by outrunning 2nd place Olney, 30 to 63
* Carmi was 3rd with 72 points, just 3 points better than Dieterich at 75, then Fairfield with 106 points
* rounding out the other teams were Altamont, Palestine-Hutsonville, and Mt. Carmel
here’s the individual finishes for the top runners among the 35 total runners
* Lawrenceville’s Katie Moore won the race followed by Carmi’s Payton Dixon in 2nd place
* Olney’s Tristen Payne was 3rd, followed by teammate Danni Murphy in 6th place
* Dieterich’s top runner was Gracie Britton in 9th place
* Olney’s Gracie Julian was 15th, Lydia Allen was 18th, and Abby Rauch was 20th
the Lady Tigers are back in action this Thursday at the Robinson Invitational Meet

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Soccer Saturday – Newton wins again at home
the Eagles had no problem with Salem by beating the Wildcats, 9-0
* Newton was led by Jack Chapman and Cole Farley, each with 3 goals apiece
* Nacho Moragues scored 2 goals and Ben Carr knocked in the other goal
* Sean Brody led Newton with 4 assists, while Cole Farley and Jack Chapman each had 2 assist
* the Eagles’ defense has now recorded 8 shutouts and allowed only 7 goals so far this season
the 11-0-2 Soccer Eagles are back in action today as they host the Olney Tigers

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Tennis Saturday – Olney did very well at the Centralia Tournament
the Lady Tigers came away with some big wins
* Logan Kauble and Riley Doll won the doubles championship by beating their teammates
* Zoe Alexander and Katie Hostetter finished in 2nd place in the doubles competition
* Olney’s Cait O’Dell won the singles championship while teammate Paige Steber finished 4th
the Lady Tigers are quickly back in action today as they host Paris in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  at the upstate IESA State Softball Tournaments that ended this past weekend
Class A  :  Casey-Westfield was eliminated on Saturday with a 5-0 loss to Glasford Illini Bluffs
* Glasford Illini Bluffs went on to win the Class A Championship

 

(NEWTON)  in upstate IESA Baseball Sectional action from Saturday involving area teams
Class 1A @ Neoga  :  Louisville / North Clay (17-5) beat Effingham St. Anthony
Class 2A @ Teutopolis  :  Casey-Westfield (15-4) beat Teutopolis
Class 2A @ Champaign  :  Paris Crestwood (8-3) beat St. Joseph
Class 3A @ Charleston  :  Mahomet-Seymour (9-7) beat Charleston
the respective IESA State Baseball Tournaments are this Friday and Saturday up at East Peoria

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association’s regionals began last week
this included the softball regionals in all three of the SIJHSAA classes
Class L Softball Semi-Final @ Mt. Vernon  :  Carmi beat Mt. Vernon, 20-0
Class L Softball Semi-Final @ Mt. Vernon  :  Flora beat Salem, 6-5 – the championship game is today
Class L Softball Championship @ Marion  :  Marion beat Massac County, 10-0
Class L Softball Championship @ Carterville  :  Murphysboro beat Herrin, 7-2
Class L Softball Championship @ Du Quoin  :  Hamilton County beat Du Quoin, 10-9
Class L Softball Championship @ Highland  :  Highland beat Carlyle, 7-0
Class M Softball Semi-Final @ Norris City  :  Fairfield beat NCOE, 8-4
Class M Softball Semi-Final @ Norris City  :  Albion beat Wayne City, 15-0
Class M Softball Championship @ Johnston City  :  Christopher beat Sesser-Valier, 4-3
Class M Softball Championship @ Trico  :  Trico beat Chester, 14-4
Class S Softball Semi-Final @ Centralia  :  Sandoval beat Odin/St. Teresa, 2-0
Class S Softball Semi-Final @ Centralia  :  Altamont Lutheran/St. Peter beat Central City, 3-2 in 7 innings
Class S Softball Semi-Final @ Grayville  :  Grayville beat New Hope, 16-3
Class S Softball Semi-Final @ Grayville  :  West Salem beat Jasper/Geff, 2-1
Class S Softball Championship @ Woodlawn  :  Woodlawn beat St. Mary's Mt. Vernon, 10-7
the remaining Regional Championship games are today with the respective State Tournaments Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association’s regionals began last week
this included the baseball regionals in all three of the SIJHSAA classes
Class L Baseball Semi-Final @ Mt. Vernon  :  Flora beat Mt. Vernon, 18-1
Class L Baseball Semi-Final @ Mt. Vernon  :  Salem beat Carmi, 10-3 – championship game is today

Class L Baseball Championship @ Marion  :  Marion beat Harrisburg, 6-4
Class L Baseball Championship @ Carterville  :  Carterville beat Murphysboro, 11-3
Class L Baseball Championship @ McLeansboro  :  Benton beat Hamilton County, 4-3
Class L Baseball Championship @ Carlyle  :  Highland beat Centralia, 7-3
Class M Baseball Semi-Final @ Norris City  :  Fairfield beat NCOE, 9-0
Class M Baseball Semi-Final @ Norris City  :  Albion beat Wayne City, 13-5
Class M Baseball Championship @ Christopher  :  Christopher beat Sesser-Valier, 4-3 in 8 innings
Class M Baseball Championship @ Trico  :  Trico beat Pinckneyville, 10-0
Class S Baseball Semi-Final @ Aviston  :  Aviston beat Selmaville, 10-0
Class S Baseball Semi-Final @ Aviston  :  Altamont beat Patoka, 9-2
Class S Baseball Semi-Final @ Iuka  :  Iuka beat Bluford, 17-1
Class S Baseball Semi-Final @ Iuka  :  Cisne beat Jasper/Geff, 12-8
Class S Baseball Semi-Final @ Waltonville  :  Waltonville beat St. Bruno/Tamaroa, 15-8
Class S Baseball Semi-Final @ Waltonville  :  Ewing beat Elverado, 10-9
the remaining Regional Championship games are today with the respective State Tournaments Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior Football League action from Saturday
* Olney’s 3rd/4th team lost their first game of the season, falling to Albion, 36-24
* Olney’s 5th/6th team won at Newton, 36-0
* Olney’s 7th/8th team won at Newton, 26-0

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
* Boys & Girls Golf  :  the Little Illini Conference Tournaments are at the Richland Country Club in Olney
* Girls Tennis  :  Paris at Olney  :  Newton at Robinson
* Boys Soccer  :  Olney at Newton
* Volleyball  :  Salem at Newton
* Fresh/Soph Football  :  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 6:20 and the first pitch at around 7:15  :  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 23, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals win again on the road
* the Redbirds came from behind to beat the Pirates, 4-3
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Cubs, White Sox, Twins, Astros, Braves, and Rockies
* those that lost were the Brewers, Reds, Royals, Indians, Tigers, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back at it tonight with game two of the weekend series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football last night – Olney wins its Annual Shrine Game on the road
the Tigers beat Flora, 27-16
* Olney had 404 total yards while holding the host Wolves to 311 total yards
* the Tigers completed 16 passes for 286 yards thru the air while running the ball 37 times for 118 yards
Olney improves to 2-3 on the year, now 2-2 in the Little Illini Conference
the Tigers return home next Friday night to host Paris at RCHS after four weeks in a row on the road

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Football last night – Newton got back on track with a victory at home
after losing their first LIC game since 2014 a week ago last night, the Eagles beat Robinson, 70-28
* Newton had 370 total yards while the visiting Maroons gained 318 total yards
* the Eagles ran only 20 times for 282 yards on the ground and completed only 5 passes for 88 yards
Newton improves to 4-1 on the year, now 3-1 in the Little Illini Conference
the Eagles are back at home next Friday night when they’ll host the Flora Wolves

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  here’s the other scores from last night in the Little Illini Conference
* Marshall beat Paris, 35-14
* Casey-Westfield beat Lawrenceville, 21-7
* in the non-LIC game this week – Red Hill will host Farmer City Blue Ridge today at 1:00 in Bridgeport

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s some other downstate scores from High School Football last night
* Mt. Carmel beat Washington, Indiana, 28-8
* Fairfield beat Carmi, 18-0
* Eldorado beat Hamilton County, 30-6
* Chester beat Johnston City, 47-29
* Sesser-Valier beat Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton, 66-0
* Centralia beat Belleville Althoff, 21-14
* Marion beat Mt. Vernon, 56-12
* Harrisburg beat Massac County, 34-14
* Herrin beat Murphysboro, 42-6
* Du Quoin beat Pinckneyville, 57-7
* Anna-Jonesboro beat Carterville, 41-7
* Jerseyville beat Mascoutah, 51-39
* Columbia beat Carlyle, 64-28
* Breese Mater Dei beat Breese Central, 40-12
* Highland beat Troy Triad, 28-13
* Trenton Wesclin beat Salem, 41-22
* Effingham beat Macomb, 40-0
* Mt. Zion beat Charleston, 28-8
* Taylorville beat Lincoln, 56-6
* Mahomet-Seymour beat Mattoon, 40-21
* Cumberland beat Palestine-Hutsonville, 47-0
* Oakland Tri-County beat Oblong, 28-0
* Villa Grove-Heritage beat Martinsville, 60-13
* Pana beat Staunton, 55-20
* Shelbyville beat Warrensburg-Latham, 44-41
* Nokomis beat Madison, 7-6
* Argenta-Oreana beat Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, 52-13

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  there are few High School Football games involving downstate teams on tap today
* as before-mentioned – Red Hill will host Farmer City Blue Ridge at 1:00 today in Bridgeport
* the Edwards County Lions travel south to Vienna-Goreville for a 1:00 game today
* and Benton plays at West Frankfort at high noon

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday at the Charleston Invitational Tournament
the host Trojans won by beating out 2nd place Mattoon, 307 to 322
* Champaign Centennial was 3rd with a 340, then Monticello at 344 and Lawrenceville / Red Hill at a 353
* a second Charleston team was 6th at 355, followed by Danville at 368 and Effingham with a 370
* Olney finished in 8th place with a 378, then Paris had a 383 and Bloomington shot a 413
* the Match Medalist was Mattoon’s senior Nick Nguyen with a low round 75
Olney now prepares for the LIC Conference Matches coming up Monday at the Richland Country Club

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s a few results in other High School Sports from yesterday
Baseball  :
* Teutopolis beat Effingham St. Anthony, 8-6
* Dieterich beat Cisne, 5-4 in eight innings
* South Central beat Neoga, 6-4
Girls Golf  :
* Effingham beat St. Anthony and Teutopolis, 174 to 175 to 204

 

(NEWTON)  at the upstate IESA State Softball Tournaments yesterday involving downstate teams
Class A  :  Casey-Westfield was eliminated from the tournament with a 5-0 loss to Glasford Illini Bluffs
* the Lady Braves from Clark County finish the year with a record at 19-3
the Class A and AA Softball Tournaments continue with semi-final and finals action today in Normal

 

(NEWTON)  in upstate IESA Baseball Sectional action today, here’s some area matchups on tap
Class 1A @ Neoga  :  Effingham St. Anthony (12-7) plays Louisville / North Clay (16-5)
Class 2A @ Teutopolis  :  Teutopolis (18-4) plays Casey-Westfield (14-4)
Class 2A @ Champaign  :  Paris Crestwood (7-3) plays St. Joseph (17-2)
Class 3A @ Charleston  :  Charleston (12-3) plays Mahomet-Seymour (8-7)
today’s winners advance to their respective IESA State Tournaments next weekend up at East Peoria

 

(OLNEY)  the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association has regional action continuing
* it’s both baseball and softball this weekend at various sites in all three classes for both sports
most of the regional championships are either today or the first of next week
all of the State Softball and Baseball Tournaments will begin a week from today on September 30th

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  in Junior Football League action scheduled for this Saturday
* the Olney 3rd/4th graders are at home this morning at 10:00 against Red Hill
* the Olney 5th/6th graders play at Newton this evening with a 5:00 scheduled start
* the Olney 7th/8th graders are also at Newton tonight after the first game, at around 7:00 or 7:30

 

(OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
Girls & Boys Cross Country  :  Olney and Newton at the Lawrenceville Invitational Meet
Girls Tennis  :  Olney at the Centralia Tournament  :  Newton at the Casey-Westfield Tournament
Boys Soccer  :  Olney at Charleston  :  Salem at Newton

 

(OLNEY)  in Division One College Football this weekend
* the 1-2 EIU Panthers are at home tonight in Charleston with a 6:00 kickoff against Southeast Missouri
* the 2-0 SIU Salukis are on the road at Memphis tonight with a 7:00 kickoff there in Tennessee
* the Illini have a bye week – at 2-1, Illinois will host Nebraska in their Big Ten opener next Friday night

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police) will have a fundraising Golf Outing tomorrow afternoon at the Richland Country Club in Olney, at a cost of $200 per team – it begins with a pulled pork lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 1:00 – call Kevin now at  618-839-5922

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our Coaches Corner Show this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – we’ll talk with Olney Tiger Football Coach Matt Music and we’ll preview Olney Central College Basketball with Blue Knights Coach Mike Burris and Lady Knights Coach Clint Burris – also live online at www.wvlnam.com – that’s this Saturday morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN

 

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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 weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

September 22, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals made it three in row in Cincinnati
* the Redbirds beat the Reds, 8-5
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Indians, Twins, Braves, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Brewers, Tigers, and Astros
the Cardinals are back in action tonight with the first of three this weekend in Pittsburgh against the Pirates

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Soccer last night – Olney wins at home on Ed Webber Field at OCC
the Tigers beat Mt. Carmel, 4-3
* Trey Nosek and Jacob McVicker each scored 2 goals apiece for Olney
* two of the goals were assisted by Kye Stallard and Jacob McVicker
the Soccer Tigers are quickly back in action tomorrow traveling north to Charleston

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Tennis yesterday – Olney wins again on the road
the Lady Tigers beat Effingham, 7-2 as Olney won five of the six singles matches, all in two sets each
* Logan Kauble won the #1 singles match, 6-4, 6-2
* Cait O’Dell won the #3 singles match, 6-3, 6-2
* Riley Doll won the #4 singles match, 6-0, 6-0
* Katie Hostetter won the #5 singles match, 6-0, 6-1
* Paige Steber won the #6 singles match, 6-4, 6-0
Olney also won two of the three doubles matches, both wins in two sets each
* Cait O’Dell and Haven Doll won the #2 doubles match, 6-1, 6-2
* Zoe Alexander and Katie Hostetter won the #3 doubles match, 6-2, 6-3
Olney also won all four of the junior varsity matches, all of which were doubles matches
the Lady Tigers are back in action tomorrow at the Centralia Invitational Tournament

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Tennis yesterday – Newton wins again
the Lady Eagles beat Shelbyville, 8-1 as they improve to 7-1 on the year
* no individual results in either singles or doubles were provided
Newton is back in action at the Casey-Westfield Invitational

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday – Olney finished 2nd in a four team match on the road
the Tigers were 2nd to host Fairfield, 176 to 164 – Vienna was 3rd at 178 and Cisne had no team score
* the Match Medalist was Cisne’s Jordan Hosick with an even par 35
* Olney’s best round came from Coen McDowell with a 40
* teammates Ryan Tolliver shot a 44 and both Logan Muston and Ethan Rodgers carded at 46
the Tigers are back on the links today traveling up to the Charleston Invitational with a 1:00 start

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday – Olney was at Fairfield
the Lady Tigers had the best round by Match Medalist Abigail Nealis with a low round 53
* teammate Madeline McKinney was just one stroke back at 54
the Lady Tigers now prepare for the LIC Conference Tournament Monday at the Richland Country Club

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton swept to LIC matches at home
the Lady Eagles won the varsity match over Lawrenceville in two sets, 25-12, 25-4
* Newton was led by Abby Frohning, Kelsi Geltz, Maddi Hemrich, and Mariah Earnest
Newton also won the junior varsity match in two sets
the 13-6 Lady Eagles will host their “Pink Out” match against Salem next Monday night at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Volleyball last night – Olney dropped two and split the other
the Lady Tigers lost the varsity match to Edwards County in two close sets, 22-25, 21-25
* Olney’s top players were Logan Shan, Faith Stallard, Addie Hemrich, and Madison Mowrer
Olney lost the junior varsity match in three sets – the freshman match was split with one set win each
the Lady Tigers are back on the court for an LIC match on the road next Tuesday up at Marshall

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s some other High School Sports results from yesterday
Boys Golf  :
* Robinson beat Marshall & Oblong, 176 to 184 to 199
    * the Co-Match Medalists’ were Robinson’s Takoda Wheeler and Oblong’s Tyler Musgrave at 40
Girls Golf  :
* Oblong beat Robinson and Marshall, 218 to 245 to no score
    * Match Medalist was Oblong’s Katelyn Leggitt with a low round 46
Girls Tennis  :
* Flora beat Robinson, 9-0
Varsity Volleyball  :
* Clay City beat Dieterich in two sets
Baseball  :
* Teutopolis beat Altamont, 6-0
* Teutopolis beat Altamont, 10-0
* Dieterich beat Odin, 15-1
* South Central beat Cisne, 10-5

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Cross Country yesterday on the Olney Central College course
Olney won the seven team meet by beating out 2nd place Jasper County, 37 to 59
* Robinson was 3rd with 77 points, followed by Olney St. Joe with 90 points
* the other teams were from Allendale, Flora, and Fairfield
here’s the top runners for the Cubs on the varsity 1.9 mile course
* Brooks Julian finished in 3rd place – then teammates Hudson Lathrop 5th and Drew Blank (7th)
Olney also won the junior varsity 1.4 mile race, followed by St. Joe, Fairfield, Allendale, and Geff
* the Cubs’ top jv runner was Ian Winkler finishing 1st – teammate Brayden McVicker was 2nd
Olney is back running next Monday at Effingham St. Anthony

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Cross Country yesterday on the Olney Central College course
Olney finished 2nd to Robinson by only 7 points, 53 to 46 – Jasper County was a close 3rd with 59 points
* Olney St. Joe finished 4th with 68 points, followed by Allendale, Fairfield, and Geff
here’s the top runners for the Lady Cubs on the varsity 1.9 mile course
* Allison Harness finished in 3rd place – then teammates Carley Greenwood 7th and Allyson Mitchell 8th
Olney was 2nd in the junior varsity race, losing to Allendale by only 6 points, 52 to 46 – St. Joe was 3rd
* the Lady Cubs’ top jv runner was Shelby Vincent finishing in 3rd place – Madellyn Solis was 7th
Olney is back on the course next Monday against St. Anthony up in Effingham

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association regionals are underway
this includes baseball and softball in all three classes, including S, M, and L
all of the downstate regional tournaments will end this weekend or the first of next week

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA State Softball Tournaments begin tomorrow at Champion Fields in Normal
it’s quarter-final action on today with the semi-finals and finals thru the day tomorrow
* the only area team involved is Casey-Westfield in the Class A Tournament at 10:30 this morning
the IESA Baseball Sectionals will be played tomorrow

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  we’re back to High School Football tonight with all LIC matchups on tap
* the Newton Eagles are at home to battle Robinson
* it’s the Annual Shrine Game and Homecoming Night at Flora as the Wolves host the Olney Tigers
* elsewhere – it’s Casey-Westfield at Lawrenceville and Marshall at Paris
* this week’s non-conference game has Red Hill hosting Farmer City tomorrow afternoon at 1:00

 

                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(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

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Elmentary PTO will have its Annual Eagle Challenge Color Fun 5K Run / Walk and One Mile Kids Run on 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 was last Friday, 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)  the Richland County F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police) will have a fundraising Golf Outing this coming Sunday afternoon at the Richland Country Club in Olney – there’s still room for teams of four players to sign up at a cost of $200 per team – it begins with a pulled pork lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 1:00 – if any questions or to sign up, call Kevin at  618-839-5922  or the Country Club in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our Coaches Corner Show tomorrow morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – we’ll talk with Olney Tiger Football Coach Matt Music and we’ll preview Olney Central College Basketball with Blue Knights Coach Mike Burris and Lady Knights Coach Clint Burris – also live online at www.wvlnam.com – that’s tomorrow morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
Boys Golf  :  Olney at the Charleston Tournament
Football  :  Olney at Flora  :  Robinson at Newton

 

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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 5:10 and the first pitch at around 6:05  :  it’s Olney Tiger Football tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 6:30 and kickoff at 7:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle Football tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with our pregame show 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 21, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals won again on the road in Cincinnati
* the Redbirds beat the Reds, 9-2
here’s how some of the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Pirates, Royals, Indians, Astros, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Cubs, Brewers, White Sox, Twins, Tigers, Astros, and Braves
the Cardinals are back in action tonight with the final game of the three game series in Cincinnati

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday – Olney hosted two teams at the Richland Country Club
Mt. Carmel won the match by beating 2nd place Effingham St. Anthony by 21 strokes, 151 to 172
* the host Tigers finished 3rd with a 189 score
the day’s top golfers included a three way tie for the Match Medalist
* Mt. Carmel’s Dawson Brown, Colton Etzkorn, & Brayden Peterson all shot a 2 over par 37 on the front 9
* Olney’s top score was Coen McDowell’s 45, while Zach Duenas shot a 47
* Olney’s Jaedyn Moyes hit a 48 and Logan Muston shot a 49\
the Tigers are back in action today traveling to Fairfield

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday – Olney hosted golfers from the same schools
there were no scores taken
* the Match Medalist was St. Anthony’s Clare McHugh with a low round 38
* Mt. Carmel’s best round was shot by Allyson Armstrong with a 45
* Olney’s Madeline McKinney shot a 46 – teammates Abigail Nealis had a 53 and Kourtney Burgener a 65

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  here’s some other High School Sports results from yesterday
Boys Golf  :
* Villa Grove beat Oblong, 180 to 208
Girls Tennis  :
* Robinson beat Charleston, 6-3
Baseball  :
* Teutopolis beat Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg, 10-0 in five innings

 

(OLNEY)  the downstate Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association regionals are underway
Class S Baseball Quarter-Finals  :  Cisne beat West Salem, 13-3  :  Bluford beat Clay City, 12-2
Class S Baseball Quarter-Finals  :  Iuka beat Grayville, 17-2  :  Jasper/Geff beat New Hope, 5-1
Class M Baseball Semi-Finals  :  Fairfield beat NCOE, 9-0  :  Albion beat Wayne City, 13-5
Class L Baseball Semi-Finals  :  Marion beat Eldorado, 9-2  :  Harrisburg beat Massac County, 8-4
Class S Softball Quarter-Finals  :  West Salem beat Iuka, 6-2
Class S Softball Quarter-Finals  :  Odin/St. Teresa beat Patoka, 2-0  :  Central City beat Selmaville, 13-3
Class L Softball Semi-Finals  :  Marion beat Eldorado, 14-0  :  Massac County beat Harrisburg, 4-3
all of the downstate SIJHSAA Baseball and Softball Regionals continue today, tomorrow, and next Monday

 

(NEWTON)  the upstate IESA State Softball Tournaments begin tomorrow at Champion Fields in Normal
it’s quarter-final action on Friday with the semi-finals and finals thru the day on Saturday
* the only area team involved is Casey-Westfield in the Class A Tournament –
the IESA Baseball Sectionals will be played this coming Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Football from last Friday night – Newton lost its first game of the year
the Eagles fell to Red Hill, 31-42 as Newton is now 3-1 on the year, now 2-1 in the Little Illini Conference
Newton jumped out to 7-0 lead after one quarter with only points scored in the first 15 minutes
* a 4 yard TD run by Dawson Phillips with an extra point kick by Ben Carr
the Eagles were outscored 22 to 10 in the second quarter adding a touchdown and field goal
* a 13 yard TD run by Connor Bierman with a Ben Carr extra point kick
* a 32 yard field goal by Ben Carr
Newton was again outscored in the third quarter 8 to 7 as the Eagles added a touchdown
* a 7 yard TD run by Peyton Doughty with an extra point kick by Ben Carr
the Eagles added a final touchdown in the final quarter of play
* a 9 yard TD run by Peyton Doughty with a Ben Carr extra point kick
Newton trailed the entire second half and went on to the tough LIC 11-point loss on the road
offensively, the Eagles had 349 total yards compared to Red Hill’s 473 total yards
Newton ran for 212 yards on 42 total carries
* Peyton Doughty carried the ball 30 times for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns
* Connor Bierman gained 24 yards on 8 carries and 1 touchdown
* Bryce Hance ran the ball once for a 5 yard gain
* Dawson Phillips gained only 2 yards on 3 carries and 1 touchdown
the Eagles threw the ball 22 times, completing 11 passes for 137 yards
* Connor Bierman completed 11 of his 22 passes
* Trenton Duncan caught 5 passes for 58 yards
* Rhett Kocher caught 3 passes for 38 yards
* Jaden Kuhl caught 2 passes for 22 yards
* Peyton Doughty caught 1 pass for 19 yards
defensively, Newton had 44 tackles with no sacks and one interception
* Dawson Phillips led the Eagles with 10 solo tackles and 6 assists
* Seth Wills had 5 solo tackles and 2 assists
* Connor Brown had 5 solo tackles and 1 assist
* Rhett Kocher had 5 solo tackles
* Teddy Frichtl had 4 solo tackles and 2 assists
* Connor Bierman had 2 solo tackles, 4 assists, and Newton’s lone interception
as far as kick returns for the Eagles
* Rhett Kocher returned 1 kick for 36 yards
* Colton Goode returned 2 kicks for 14 yards
* Trenton Duncan returned 2 kicks for 10 yards
* Dawson Phillips returned 1 kick for 10 yards
* Connor Bierman returned 1 punt for 8 yards
on the offensive side of kicking for Newton
* Ben Carr hit all four extra points and a 32 yard field goal, his first of the year
the Eagles return home tomorrow night to host Robinson in LIC Conference action

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football from last Friday night – Olney lost a tough LIC game on the road
the Tigers fell at Marshall, up in Clark County, 20-28 as Olney drops to 1-3 overall, now 1-2 in the LIC
after falling behind on a Marshall TD, Olney scored twice for a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter
* a 54 yard TD run by Peyton Blanton with an extra point kick by Kye Stallard
* a 39 yard TD pass to Gunnar Michels from Kaleb Foster with a Kye Stallard extra point kick
the Tigers were then outscored 8-0 in the second quarter as Marshall led at halftime, 15-14
Olney was held scoreless and was outscored in the third quarter, trailing 21-14 at the end of three frames
the Tigers added their final score on a fourth quarter touchdown leading to the slim 8-point loss
offensively, Olney had 403 total yards compared to Marshall’s 415 total yards
the Tigers threw for 214 yards on 18 completed passes
* Dakotah Brown completed 14 of his 19 passes for 143 yards
* Kaleb Foster threw for 71 yards, completing 4 of his 5 passes with 1 touchdown toss
* Sutton Dunn caught 9 passes for 91 yards
* Braxton Burgener hauled in 5 passes for 49 yards
* Conner Zuber caught 2 passes for 22 yards
* Gunnar Michels scored his touchdown on a 39 yard pass – his only reception
* Dakotah Brown caught 1 pass for 13 yards
on the ground, Olney carried the ball 35 times for 189 yards
* Peyton Blanton gained 89 yards on 9 carries with 1 touchdown
* Gavin Dorn ran the ball 10 times for 53 yards
* Dakotah Brown ran for 50 yards on 12 carries with 1 touchdown
* Gunnar Michels gained no yards on 1 carry
* Kaleb Foster had negative yardage on 3 carries
defensively, the Tigers had 49 tackles, 37 assists, 1 forced fumble, and a fumble recovery
* Gunnar Michels led Olney with 12 solo tackles and 2 assists
* Kaleb Foster had 5 solo tackles and 2 assists
* Dakota Holder, Sutton Dunn, Dakotah Brown, & Braxton Burgener each had 4 solo tackles and 2 assists
the Tigers are back in LIC action tomorrow night traveling to historic Dancey Field at Flora
not only is it the Annual Shrine Game between Olney & Flora, but its Homecoming Night at Flora as well

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(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

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Elmentary PTO will have its Annual Eagle Challenge Color Fun 5K Run / Walk and One Mile Kids Run on 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 was last Friday, 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)  the Richland County F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police) will have a fundraising Golf Outing this coming Sunday afternoon at the Richland Country Club in Olney – there’s still room for teams of four players to sign up at a cost of $200 per team – it begins with a pulled pork lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 1:00 – if any questions or to sign up, call Kevin at  618-839-5922  or the Country Club in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  the annual Richland Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity  Classic is tomorrow at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it begins with registration and lunch at 11:00 and a shotgun start at 1:00, followed by the catered dinner served at 5:00 – there will be various prizes and more – the cost is $350 for a team of four, which includes lunch, dinner, golf carts, and golfing – plus there are $20 tickets for dinner only on sale as well – space is limited to the first 36 teams – all proceeds will benefit the Medical School Fund – for details or to sign up, call the Foundation Office at  618-395-6088

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving Olney and Newton teams
Girls & Boys Cross Country  :  Newton at the Mattoon Invitational     (Lake Land College)
Boys Soccer  :  Newton at Effingham St. Anthony  :  Mt. Carmel at Olney  (Ed Webber Field at OCC)
Girls Tennis  :  Effingham at Olney  :  Newton at Shelbyville
Volleyball  :  Edwards County at Olney  :  Lawrenceville at Newton
Fresh/Soph Football  :  Newton at Robinson

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and the first pitch at around 6:10  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com