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February 18, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in womens jr college non-conference basketball last night – OCC beat Greenville College, 76-50 – OCC’s top scorer was Jessica Zavoral with 18 points – Patrice Hutchison & Tara Wornica each added 11 – the Lady Blue Knights improve to 11&15 on the year – they’ll be at Lincoln Trail tomorrow night 
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls 1A and 2A Sectional Finals were last night :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Teutopolis beat Mt Carmel, 63-49
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Nashville beat Breese Central, 36-22
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Goreville beat Red Hill, 45-41
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua : Hume Shiloh beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 57-38
all winners move into their respective Super-Sectionals next Monday night
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls 3A and 4A Regional Championship Games were last night :
* Class 3A @ Effingham : Effingham beat Taylorville, 46-30
* Class 3A @ Mt Vernon : Salem beat Centralia, 38-28
* Class 3A @ Lincoln : Decatur Eisenhower beat Mt Zion, 43-39
* Class 3A @ Jerseyville : Highland beat Chatham-Glenwood, 43-29
all winners move into Sectional Semi-Final action next week
 
(OLNEY)  in junior high wrestling from last Sunday in Robinson, all 18 of Olney's athletes placed in their respective age & weight classes – congratulations to one and all who represented Richland County :
* Gus Lathrop was Olney's only champion
* Joe Burkett & Luke Doan were Olney's only 2nd place finishers
* Olney had eight 3rd place finishers and six 4th place finishers
the Olney Wrestling Cubs will travel to regional action a week from tomorrow on February 26th at Herrin
 
(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA Boys State Tournaments ended this week at Rend Lake College :
* Class S : Pinckneyville beat Century for the state title : Rome (Dix) beat Odin in the 3rd place game
* Class M : Nashville beat Norris City-Omaha in the title game : Jonesboro beat New Athens for 3rd place
* Class L : Carbondale beat O'Fallon Carriel for the state title : Centralia beat Harrisburg for 3rd place
 
(NEWTON)  the IESA Boys 8th Grade State Finals were played last night :
* Class 3A : East St Louis Younge beat Teutopolis, 26-24 for the state title – T-town finishes at 17&11
* Class 1A : Effingham Sacred Heart beat Ottawa Marquette, 47-44 in the 3rd place game – finish at 23&2
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments get started this afternoon and continue thru tomorrow up in Champaign – here's the list of area and regional wrestlers taking part in Class 1A wrestling event :
* freshman Nathan Day of Toledo in the 112 pound class
* senior  Garrett Irvin of Lawrenceville in the 119 pound class
* senior Justin Hill of Vandalia in the 125 pound class
* senior Devan Henderson of Toledo and junior Alex Jones of Shelbyville in the 130 pound class
* freshman C J Runkel of Vandalia in the 135 pound class
* senior John Vosholler of Vandalia & senior Dalton Brown of Shelbyville in the 140 pound class
* senior Derek Garrett of Mt Carmel in the 145 pound class
* junior Daniel Edwards of Vandalia in the 152 pound class
* senior Clay Wilson of Toledo and junior Levi Umler of Vandalia in the 171 pound class
* senior Jordan Griffith of Fairfield in the 189 pound class
* senior Justin Melton of Lawrenceville in the 215 pound class
* senior Tanner Crum of Mt Carmel in the 285 pound class

(OLNEY)  it's the final night of regular season basketball in the Boys Apollo Conference – the Olney Tigers are on the road to league-leading Salem, while the Newton Eagles travel to Ernie Eveland Gym at Paris – the other matchups have Robinson at Mt Zion and Effingham at Charleston
                   
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays – tomorrow, on February 19th, and on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 til 11:00 tomorrow morning in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – for details or to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

 

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

February 17, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball last night – Illinois beat Michigan, 54-52 – the Illini improve to 17&9 on the year, now 7&6 in the Big Ten, while the Wolverines drop to 16&11 overall, now 6&8 in the league – Illinois hits the road for a Saturday night Big Ten battle against the Spartans at Michigan State
 
(OLNEY)  in jr college basketball last night – the OCC teams split a GRAC doubleheader with Kaskaskia :
* the OCC Blue Knights beat Kaskaskia, 91-82 – leading OCC was Ason Hacker with 21 points, while P J Alston added 19 points – the Blue Knights are now 8&5 in the GRAC, now 17&9 on the year
* the OCC Lady Blue Knights lost to Kaskaskia, 82-74 – for OCC, Alyssa Like had 16 points – the Lady Blue Knights fall back to 6&7 in the GRAC, now 10&15 on the year
* elsewhere last night in the GRAC games for men : Southwestern Illinois upset Wabash Valley, 73-72 in overtime : Lincoln Trail beat John A Logan, 59-55 : Southeastern Illinois beat Lake Land, 80-76
* elsewhere last night in the GRAC games for women : Wabash Valley beat Southwestern Illinois, 62-52 : Lake Land beat Southeastern Illinois, 75-64 : John A Logan beat Lincoln Trail, 83-77
 
(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball last night – Olney beat Paris, 73-45 – Olney was led in scoring by Taylor Stevenson with 28 points, while Heather Ernst added 18 – the Lady Tigers finish the year with an Apollo record of 12&2 and a Co-Championship – Olney finishes the regular season with a record of 24&8
 
(OLNEY)  in boys high school basketball last night – Olney dropped two to Paris : the host Tigers won the varsity game, 56-49 – for Olney, Brook Pampe had 21 points & Michael Fehrenbacher added 11 points – Olney drops back to 6&7 in the Apollo, now 18&10 on the year : Paris also won the jv game, 48-34 : the Olney Tigers will wrapup their regular season schedule on the road to Salem tomorrow night
 
(NEWTON)  in IHSA Girls Class 3A Regional action last night and the night before, on Tuesday :
* Class 3A @ Mt Vernon : Salem beat Mt Vernon, 69-47 : Centralia beat Carbondale, 61-49
* Class 3A @ Belleville : Breese Mater Dei beat Cahokia, 72-23
* Class 3A @ Jerseyville : Highland beat Jerseyville, 54-35
* Class 3A @ Lincoln : Mt Zion beat Decatur MacArthur, 46-44
 
(OLNEY)  here's tonight's IHSA Girls Class 2A and 1A Sectional Championship matchups :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Mt Carmel & Teutopolis
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Breese Central & Nashville
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Red Hill & Goreville
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua : Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City & Hume Shiloh
all winners move on to next Monday's Super-Sectionals
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls Class 3A Regional Championship games are tonight with these matchups :
* @ Effingham : Taylorville & Effingham
* @ Mt Vernon : Salem & Centralia
* @ Lincoln : Mt Zion & Decatur Eisenhower
* @ Jerseyville : Highland & Chatham Glenwood
 
(NEWTON)  the IESA Boys 8th Grade State Tournaments end tonight around the upstate area :
* Class 3A @ Monticello : Teutopolis plays for the state championship against East St Louis Younge at 7:30 : the Teutopolis 7th grade team won the Class 3A 7th Grade State Championship a week ago tonight
* Class 1A @ Pontiac : Effingham Sacred Heart plays Ottawa Marquette in the third place game at 6:00

(OLNEY)  in womens junior college hoops tonight - it’s a non-conference game at Olney Central College as the Lady Blue Knights will host Greenville College in a single women’s game – start time is at 7:30

                          
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays, February 19th & March 5th, from 9:00 til 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – for more information, go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 until 11:00 this coming Saturday morning, February 19th, in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

 

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

February 16, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball last night – Newton swept a pair of Apollo Conference games from Olney : the Eagles won the varsity game, 62-51 – Newton was led by Peyton Wyatt with 23 points, while Scott Jansen added 11 points – for Olney, Joel Eagleson had 16 points – the Eagles improve to 17&7 on the year, now 8&5 in the Apollo – Olney drops to 18&9 on the year, now 6&6 in the league : Newton won the jv game, 27-14 : Olney returns to action tonight in rescheduled play at Paris, while Newton will close out it’s regular season schedule this Friday night on the road at Paris

(OLNEY)  elsewhere in the Apollo Conference last night : Effingham ended the Salem 10-game conference winning streak, 58-41 : Charleston beat Robinson, 68-42 : Paris beat Mt Zion, 70-61

(OLNEY) in other area scores : Oblong beat Lawrenceville, 56-38 : Red Hill beat North Clay, 56-53 : Marshall beat Cumberland, 68-50 : Flora beat Fairfield, 63-46 : Mt Carmel beat Cisne, 58-36 : Neoga beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 75-52 : St Anthony beat Altamont, 72-36 : Teutopolis beat Dieterich, 86-48 : Wayne City beat Waltonville, 62-45 : Windsor beat Beecher City, 67-52 : Centralia beat Madison, 64-43

(NEWTON)  the Girls Apollo Conference Fresh/Soph Tournament ended with the final three games this past Saturday : Mt Zion won the championship game with a 41-38 overtime win over Olney : Salem beat Charleston 43-27 in the third place game : Newton beat Robinson, 47-40 in the fifth place game
 
(OLNEY)  the Boys Apollo Conference Fresh/Soph Tournament started this past Saturday : in the first round games – Effingham beat Olney, 40-39 – Salem beat Newton, 54-39 – Robinson beat Mt Zion, 43-32 – Paris beat Charleston, 44-32 : in the second round games – Olney beat Newton, 38-37 – Salem beat Effingham, 54-49 – Robinson beat Paris, 46-42 – Charleston beat Mt Zion, 59-57 : the final three games will be this Saturday at Charleston –Olney plays Charleston for fifth place at 10:00 that morning – Paris plays Effingham for third place at 11:30 – then the title game at 1:00 between Robinson and Salem

(OLNEY)  with less than a week before the Class 2A and 1A boys regionals get started and while the girls season is over but for a few teams, it's another Apollo Conference Mega-Night Event this evening in Ernie Eveland Gym up at Paris High School – it all begins with the junior varsity Tigers in action at 5:00, then the Lady Tigers versus Paris at 6:30, followed by the Olney & Paris varsity Tigers at around 8:00
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college basketball tonight, it's a full schedule in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference – the Olney Central College teams are at home in "The Dungeon" hosting Kaskaskia with the Lady Blue Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at 7:30 – the other GRAC matchups tonight have Southeastern Illinois at Lake Land, John A Logan at Lincoln Trail, and Wabash Valley at Southwestern Illinois
 
(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball coming up tonight, the Fighting Illini will host Michigan in another Big Ten battle at the Assembly Hall – Illinois comes in at 16&9 on the year, 6&6 in the Big Ten – the Wolverines come to Champaign at 16&10 on the year, now 6&7 in the league

                          
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays, February 19th & March 5th, from 9:00 til 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – for more information, go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 until 11:00 this coming Saturday morning, February 19th, in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s OCC Basketball tonight with doubleheader GRAC action on 103.5 “The Eagle” – the OCC Lady Blue Knights at 5:30 – the OCC Blue Knights at 7:30 : it’s Mega Night Apollo Conference Basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Olney Lady Tigers at 6:30 and the Olney Tigers at 8:00 : it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on ESPN 740 with our pregame show at 7:00 and tipoff at 7:30 : and the latest in sports, all day & most of the night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

February 15, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in junior college basketball last night – the OCC teams split a doubleheader with Southwestern Illinois in “The Dungeon” at Olney Central College :
*   the Blue Knights lost to the visiting Blue Storm, 80-61 – the leading scorers were Ason Hacker with 20 points & Jordan Mitchell with 13 points – the Blue Knights drop to 7&5 in the GRAC, now 16&9 overall
*   the Lady Blue Knights picked up a huge win in double overtime, beating Southwestern Illinois, 74-71 – Alyssa Like led all scorers with 24 points, while Jessica Zavoral added 16 points – the OCC Ladies are now 6&6 in the GRAC, now 10&14 overall  :  the OCC teams will host Kaskaskia tomorrow night 
*   in the other mens GRAC games : Southeastern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail in overtime, 88-83 : Lake Land beat Kaskaskia, 91-72
*   in the other womens GRAC games : Wabash Valley beat Rend Lake, 77-50 : other scores not available

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A Sectionals began with semi-final action last night :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : the Olney Lady Tigers had their season come to an end with a 58-46 loss to the Lady Aces of Mt Carmel – ERHS seniors Taylor Stevenson & Ebany Brumfield combined for 29 points as the Lady Tigers finish the season with a record of 23&8 – Mt Carmel moves into the Thursday night title game against Teutopolis as the Lady Wooden Shoes beat Paris in the other semi-final game, 60-37
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Red Hill beat Woodlawn, 32-30
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua : Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City beat Tuscola, 54-43
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua tonight : Cumberland plays Hume Shiloh at 7:30
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Regionals began with first round action last night :
* Class 3A @ Effingham : Taylorville beat Charleston, 53-46 : Effingham beat Mattoon, 62-40

(OLNEY)  and it’s back to Apollo Conference Boys basketball tonight – it’s “senior night” in Newton as the Eagles will host Olney – the other matchups have Mt Zion at Paris, Charleston at Robinson, Salem at Effingham
 
                          
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays, February 19th & March 5th, from 9:00 til 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – for more information, go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 until 11:00 this coming Saturday morning, February 19th, in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

(NOBLE)  another Noble Community Youth Summer Baseball registration will be held this evening, from 5:00 til 7:00, at the Lions Club Building – it’s for boys and girls, age 4 thru 12 – that’s summer baseball signup tomorrow night in Noble – for details, call 618-843-9317

 

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

February 14, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball from Saturday – Illinois lost to Purdue, 81-70 – the Fighting Illini fall back to 16&9 on the year, now at 6&6 in the Big Ten – Illinois stays at home to host Michigan Wednesday
 
(OLNEY)  in jr college basketball Saturday – the OCC teams swept a doubleheader from Rend Lake :
*   the Blue Knights beat the visiting Warriors, 73-70, led by PJ Alton with 19 points, while Ason Hacker & Austin Akers added 14 each – the Blue Knights improve to 7&4 in the GRAC, now 16&8 on the year
*   the Lady Blue Knights held on to beat Rend Lake, 81-77, led by Alecia Tally & Tara Wornica, each with 23 points – the OCC Ladies are now 5&6 in the GRAC, now 9&14 overall
*   in the other mens GRAC games : Wabash Valley beat John A Logan, 93-66 : Southwestern Illinois beat Southeastern Illinois, 57-52 : Lincoln Trail beat Kaskaskia, 87-82
*   in the other womens GRAC games : Wabash Valley beat John A Logan, 70-67 : Southwestern Illinois beat Southeastern Illinois, 66-61 : Kaskaskia beat Lincoln Trail, 74-70

(OLNEY)  in high school wrestling from the Vandalia Sectional last Friday & Saturday – none of the Olney Tigers advanced to state, but the ERHS Wrestlers represented our area very well – here’s our local results :
*  Tyler Stuck won two matches & lost two in the 152 pound class – finished the year with a mark of 32&10
*  Tanner Wingert won one match & lost two in the 189 pound class – finished the year at 28&12
*  Colton Carmody won one match & lost two in the 112 pound class – finished the year at 28&12
*  Dakota Thompson lost two matches in the 125 pound class – finished the year with a record of 30&10
*  Zack Stanley lost two matches in the 285 pound class – the freshmen finished the year at 10&19
 
(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball from Saturday night – Newton took two Apollo games from Robinson : the Eagles won the varsity game, 66-63, led by Peyton Wyatt with 26 points & Taylor Kerner with 11 points – Newton improves to 16&7 on the year, now 7&5 in the Apollo : Newton also won the jv game, 47-38 : the Eagles are back in action tomorrow night, it’s “senior night” against Olney at NCHS

(OLNEY)  in other boys action Saturday : Marshall beat Oblong, 54-43 : Waltonville beat Edwards County, 84-52 : Harrisburg beat Benton, 58-56 : Carmi beat Christopher, 48-35 : Trico beat Fairfield, 54-43 : in one girls high school game from Saturday night, it was Salem over Mattoon, 66-42
 
(NEWTON)  here's area team results from the IESA 8th Grade Boys State Tournaments on Saturday :
* Class 3A : Teutopolis beat Clifton Nash, 34-29 in the first round – the Jr Wooden Shoes then won their semi-final game over Lincoln, 34-29 – Teutopolis plays East St Louis Younge in the title game Thursday 
* Class 1A : Effingham Sacred Heart beat Edinburg, 49-42 in the first round – the Shamrocks then lost their semi-final game to Jacksonville Our Savior, 42-34 – Sacred Heart plays in the 3rd place game Thursday
* Class 2A : Ramsey was eliminated by Normal Metcalf, 47-31 – the Jr Rams finish the year at 15&8
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Sectionals begin tonight around the state – the games in our area :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Olney plays Mt Carmel at 6:00, followed by Teutopolis & Paris
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Red Hill plays Woodlawn at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua : Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City plays Tuscola at 7:30
the remaining semi-final games are tomorrow night, with the sectional championships set for Thursday
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA two upper class girls regionals get started tonight – those involving area teams :
* Class 3A @ Effingham : Mattoon plays Effingham at 6:00, followed by Taylorville & Charleston at 8:10
the remaining semi-finals are tomorrow night & Wednesday – the regional championships are Thursday
 
(OLNEY)  its quickly back to another full schedule in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference tonight – the OCC teams are at home to host Southwestern Illinois with the Ladies at 5:30 & the men at 7:30 – the other matchups : Wabash Valley at Rend Lake : Lake Land at Kaskaskia : Southeastern Illinois at Lincoln Trail
                          
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays, February 19th & March 5th, from 9:00 til 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – for more information, go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 until 11:00 this coming Saturday morning, February 19th, in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

(NOBLE)  another Noble Community Youth Summer Baseball registration will be held tomorrow evening, February 15, from 5:00 til 7:00, at the Lions Club Building – it’s for boys and girls, age 4 thru 12 – that’s summer baseball signup tomorrow night in Noble – for details, call 618-843-9317

(OLNEY)  ERHS officials say around 100 tickets remain for the Olney Lady Tigers sectional semi-final game tonight at 6:00 against Mt Carmel – the $5 tickets are on sale this morning from 8:00 until 12 noon in the ERHS Faculty Lounge – after that, the tickets will have to be purchased at the gate tonight at Robinson

 

(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight at the IHSA Class 2A Sectional with our game time at 6:00 on Freedom 92.9 : it’s OCC Basketball this evening – Lady Blue Knights at 5:30 on 103.5 “The Eagle” – OCC Blue Knights at 7:30 on Freedom 92.9 after Lady Tigers’ basketball : and its the latest in sports, all day & all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN