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August 17, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost on a walk-off two-run 9th inning hit
* the Redbirds fell in a bizarre game at Boston, 5-4
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Cubs, Brewers, Royals, Astros, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Pirates, Reds, White Sox, Tigers, and Braves
* the Indians and Twins were rained out
the Cardinals continue their six game road trip with the first of four this weekend in Pittsburgh tonight

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday at the Lawrence County Country Club
Lawrenceville / Red Hill beat 2nd place Flora, 155 to 164 – Casey-Westfield was 3rd with a 177
* the Match Medalist was Lawrenceville / Red Hill’s Nolan Tewell with a low round 37
* Lawrenceville / Red Hill’s Landen Ray shot a 39
* Flora’s Aven Kimmell and Drew Woodrow each shot a 39

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday at the Norton Knolls Course in Oakland
Oakland held off Oblong, 178 to 199
* the Match Medalist was Oakland’s Logan Richardson with a low round 33
* Oblong’s Tyler Musgrave shot a 41
on the Girls side – Oblong shot a team total at 224
* Nyah Laino led Oblong with a low round 53

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday at Mt. Carmel
the host Lady Aces out-shot visiting Robinson as the Lady Maroons had only three golfers
* Mt. Carmel’s Maya Smith was the Match Medalist with a low round 44
* Robinson’s low round came from Nyah Schulte with a 54

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Softball yesterday
* Albion lost a tough one-run game to Red Hill, 4-3 in eight innings

 

(OLNEY)  in Olney Junior League Football from last Saturday
the Olney 5th & 6th Graders lost their season opener at home to Mt. Carmel, 26-0
here’s a look at Olney’s offensive statistics
* the Olney runners gained 65 yards on 21 carries
* Derrik Kramer ran for 39 yards on 6 carries
* Jacob Beard also had 6 carries, gaining 15 total yards
* thru the air, Derrik Kramer threw 7 passes and completed 2 for a total of 18 yards
* receptions were made by Harley Coram and Brayden Beard
defensively, the Olney middle-age team had 23 total tackles
* Dirks Weiler led the team with 4 tackles
* Brandyn Mullins had 3 tackles
* six players each had 2 tackles apiece
the 0-1 Olney 5th & 6th Grade team is back in action this Saturday at home against Salem
the Olney 3rd & 4th Graders, who did not play last Saturday, open up this weekend at Lawrenceville

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is Saturday, September 9th, in downtown Olney – it starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the free TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com  or call the Chamber office at  392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School Marching Tiger Color Guard will have a fundraising “car wash” this Saturday at Wood’s Auto Body, along South Route 130, in Olney – that’s from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon – the cost is a simple money donation – please stop by and help out

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Soccer League sign up is this Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 at Olney Central College – that’s in the parking lot area between the soccer fields and the OCC Gym – it’s for all Richland County kids, Kindergarten thru 8th Grade – again, that’s soccer sign up this Saturday morning

 

(OLNEY)  a large crowd is expected for this Saturday’s 3rd Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk, plus 1 Mile Fun Run in Olney – with late registration starting at 7:00 that morning in Musgrove Park, the 5K will begin at 8:00 – then the 1 Mile Fun Run for kids will start at around 9:00, witn an awards ceremony then to follow – the course will include streets near the Musgrove Park area and to the west, such as portions of Silver, Walnut, and Ludlow Streets – local motorists in & around these areas are asked to be extra cautious during the 8:00 to 10:00 hours this Saturday morning as nearly 300 people will take to the streets – it’s not too late to register, forms are available at the First National Bank in Olney, at Meadowview Dental, and the St. Joseph School in Olney – that’s Saturday morning, the Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up tomorrow night – the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS – all of the Newton Eagle and Lady Eagle teams will open their fall schedules throughout next week

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting it’s “Meet the Tigers” night tomorrow night at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County Sports Boosters will have drinks and some concessions available for purchase – that’s all tomorrow night – while the Olney Golfers opened their season earlier this week, the rest of the Olney teams open up next week

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for the Olney/Newton teams  :  nothing

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:10 and the first pitch at around 6:05  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 16, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost on the road
* the Redbirds fell to the ground hard last night as they were beat up by the Red Sox, 10-4
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Brewers, Reds, Indians, Astros, Braves, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Cubs, Pirates, Royals, Tigers, and Twins
the Cardinals play their final game in Boston tonight before heading to Pittsburgh tomorrow night

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday at the Effingham / Teutopolis Invitational
Effingham St. Anthony won the five team event by beating out 2nd place St. Thomas More, 328 to 336
* Effingham was 3rd at 358, followed by Teutopolis at 404 and Oblong at 439
here’s some of the top individual results
* the Match Medalist was St. Thomas More’s Alaina Bowie with a low round 64
* St. Anthony’s Ava Wegman shot a 77
* Oblong’s best round came from Nyah Laino with a 95

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday – Jasper County picked up another victory
the Junior Eagles beat Dieterich, 17-5
* Jasper County’s winning pitcher was Weston Tharp
* the top hitter was Evan Schafer with three doubles, while Evan Paul hit a home run
* Owen Mahaffey doubled and singled, while Guage Reynolds had a pair of singles
the 5-0 Junior Eagles are back in action tomorrow at home in Newton when they host North Clay

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday from around the area
* Casey-Westfield beat Lawrenceville Parkview, 8-0

 

(OLNEY)  in Olney Junior League Football from last Saturday
the Olney 7th & 8th Graders lost their season opener at home to Mt. Carmel, 30-0
here’s a look at Olney’s offensive statistics
* the Olney runners gained 23 yards on 23 total carries
* Carter Beard ran for 27 yards on 3 carries
* Troy McDannel carried the ball once for 15 yards
* three other Olney runners had negative yardage totally 21 yards on 16 carries
* the Olney offense had 1 attempted pass that was incomplete
defensively, the Olney older team had 43 total tackles
* Carter Beard and Troy McDannel each had 6 tackles
* Ronald Baskerville and Kaden Gertch each had 4 tackles
* Gage Nutall, Zachariah Wease, and Devin Foster each had 3 tackles
the 0-1 Olney 7th & 8th Grade team is back in action this Saturday at home against Salem
we’ll take a look at the 5th & 6th Grade statistics in our sports report tomorrow (Thursday)

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com
or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School Marching Tiger Color Guard will have a fundraising “car wash” this Saturday at Wood’s Auto Body, along South Route 130, in Olney – that’s from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon – the cost is a simple money donation – please stop by and help out

 

(OLNEY)  a large crowd is expected for this Saturday’s 3rd Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk, plus 1 Mile Fun Run in Olney – with late registration starting at 7:00 that morning in Musgrove Park, the 5K will begin at 8:00 – then the 1 Mile Fun Run for kids will start at around 9:00, witn an awards ceremony then to follow – the course will include streets near the Musgrove Park area and to the west, such as portions of Silver, Walnut, and Ludlow Streets – local motorists in & around these areas are asked to be extra cautious during the 8:00 to 10:00 hours this Saturday morning as nearly 300 people will take to the streets – it’s not too late to register, forms are available at the First National Bank in Olney, at Meadowview Dental, and the St. Joseph School in Olney – that’s Saturday morning, the Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up this Friday night – the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS – all of the Newton Eagle and Lady Eagle teams will open their fall schedules throughout next week

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting it’s “Meet the Tigers” night this Friday night at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County Sports Boosters will have drinks and some concessions available for purchase – that’s all this Friday night – while the Olney Tiger Golfers open their fall season today, the rest of the Olney teams open up next week

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for the Olney/Newton teams  :  nothing

 

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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 and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 15, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the Cardinals were idle with a travel date on Monday
with a limited MLB schedule last night, here’s how the other Midwestern teams did Monday night
* those that won were the Cubs, Royals, Indians, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Reds, Tigers, Braves, and Astros
* along with the Redbirds, others that were idle last night were the Brewers, Pirates, and White Sox
the Cardinals play the first of two tonight at Boston, then four later this weekend in Pittsburgh

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Golf yesterday at the Robinson Invitational at Quail Creek Country Club
Mt. Carmel won the eight team event by beating out 2nd place Lawrenceville / Red Hill, 323 to 338
* Effingham St. Anthony was 3rd at 345, followed by Robinson at 364 and Fairfield at 372
* Marshall was 6th at 394, followed closely by Olney at 397, then Oblong at 458
here’s a look at the top individual golfers on the boys side
* Mt. Carmel’s Blake Golden was the Match Medalist with a low round 71
* St. Anthony’s Luke Ludwig shot a 77
* Fairfield’s Andrew Stewart shot a 79
* Lawrenceville’s Nolan Tewell and Mt. Carmel’s Wade Ruth each shot an 80
* Olney’s top golfer was Coen McDowell with a 94, while Logan Muston shot a 97
the Tigers next match is a week from today, August 22nd, at home against Casey-Westfield

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Golf yesterday, also at the Robinson Invitational
Mt. Carmel won the two team event by beating out 2nd place Oblong, 198 to 229
* Robinson finished 3rd with only three golfers on the card
the Match Medalist was Oblong’s Nyah Laino with a low round 40
* Mt. Carmel’s Maya Smith shot a 42

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday – Jasper County picked up another victory
the Junior Eagles shutout Cumberland, 11-0
* Jasper County’s winning pitcher was Ben Meinhart
* the top hitters were Weston Tharp with a double & single and Ben Meinhart with a double
the Junior Eagles are quickly back in action today as they travel to Dieterich

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball yesterday – Jasper County lost a tough game at home in Newton
the Junior Lady Eagles fell to Cumberland, 14-7
* Jasper County’s big hitter on the day was Morgan White
* Kayla Kocher took the loss
the 5-3 Junior Lady Eagles are quickly back in action today at Bridgeport, against Red Hill

 

(OLNEY)  also in Junior High Softball yesterday
* Albion beat New Hope (Fairfield), 13-1 – it was last Friday that Albion lost to West Salem, 5-4

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior High Baseball yesterday from around the area
* Casey-Westfield beat Red Hill, 11-0

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com
or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org

 

(OLNEY)  a large crowd is expected for this Saturday’s 3rd Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk, plus 1 Mile Fun Run in Olney – with late registration starting at 7:00 that morning in Musgrove Park, the 5K will begin at 8:00 – then the 1 Mile Fun Run for kids will start at around 9:00, witn an awards ceremony then to follow – the course will include streets near the Musgrove Park area and to the west, such as portions of Silver, Walnut, and Ludlow Streets – local motorists in & around these areas are asked to be extra cautious during the 8:00 to 10:00 hours this Saturday morning as nearly 300 people will take to the streets – it’s not too late to register, forms are available at the First National Bank in Olney, at Meadowview Dental, and the St. Joseph School in Olney – that’s Saturday morning, the Annual Father Jerry’s 5K Run / Walk in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up this Friday night – the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS – all of the Newton Eagle and Lady Eagle teams will open their fall schedules throughout next week

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting it’s “Meet the Tigers” night this Friday night at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County Sports Boosters will have drinks and some concessions available for purchase – that’s all this Friday night – while the Olney Tiger Golfers open their fall season today, the rest of the Olney teams open up next week

 

(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League will be held tonight at the Olney Bowling Center, starting at 7:00 – anyone interested in joining a league team is encouraged to attend – topics of discussion will include scheduling, rules, and fees – all are invited to attend tonight’s meeting

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School in Olney will be offering sports physicals tonight in the RCMS cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Market Street Medical will administer the physicals at $25 per athlete – call RCMS today if any questions

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for the Olney/Newton teams  :  nothing

 

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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 and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 14, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals split two games
* the Redbirds won their 8th game in a row, beating the Braves Saturday, 6-5 but lost yesterday, 6-3
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* those that won two were the Brewers, Royals, and Indians
* those that split two were the Cubs, Tigers, Twins, Astros, and Rangers
* those that dropped two were the Pirates, Reds, and White Sox
the Cardinals are idle on this Monday before starting at six game road trip out east
the Redbirds play the first of two tomorrow night at Boston, then four over the weekend in Pittsburgh

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Baseball from this past Saturday
the Jasper County boys came away with the Altamont Tournament Championship
* the Junior Eagles won their first game by beating Brownstown / St. Elmo, 10-0
* Jasper County then beat the host team from Altamont, 5-1
* the Junior Eagles then defeated Dieterich, 15-0
here’s a look at the top players for Jasper County within the three combined game stats
* the winning pitchers were Mason Mulvey, Evan Schafer, and Marc Jansen (no hitter)
* the top hitters included Evan Schafer with three singles and a triple
* Gauge Reynolds had three singles and Owen Mahaffey had a single and double
the Junior Eagles are back in action today as they will host Cumberland at 4:30

 

(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball from the past several days
the Jasper County girls have been busy – the Junior Lady Eagles lost last Thursday at Casey, 7-0
* despite the loss, Jasper County’s top hitters were Morgan White and Emma Kidwell
the Junior Lady Eagles then competed Saturday at the Altamont Tournament, finishing in 2nd place
* Jasper County lost game one to St. Anthony, 4-2
* Jasper County came back to beat Sullivan, 8-6 – the winning pitcher was Jenna Ochs
* Jasper County then defeated Altamont, 12-0 – the winning pitcher was Ava Kessler
the Junior Lady Eagles are now 5-2 on the year and return to action today as they’ll host Cumberland

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior League Football season began this past Saturday evening in Olney
two of the three Olney teams were in action on the RCHS Athletic Field
* the Olney 5th/6th grade team lost to visiting Mt. Carmel, 32-0
* the Olney 7th/8th grade team also lost to Mt. Carmel, 30-0
* the Olney 3rd/4th grade team did not play this past weekend
the Olney Junior League teams are back in action this coming Saturday
* the two older teams (5th/6th–7th/8th) will host Salem – the younger squad (3rd/4th) is at Lawrenceville

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Sports Boosters want to thank everyone who helped them out with a purchase of  their Tiger Booster cards this past Saturday morning as student athletes went door to door for two hours – the Tiger Booster cards are priced at two cards for $25 – the cards provide discounts at participating businesses in the area running from September 1st, 2017, thru August 31st, 2018 – the fundraising discount cards will also be on sale at all home football games, including this Friday night’s “Meet the Tigers” night at RCHS – the Tiger Booster cards are also available from any Richland County student athlete & can also be purchased at the High School, Middle School, or Elementary School in Olney

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com
or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org

 

(NEWTON)  the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up this Friday night – the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS – all of the Newton Eagle and Lady Eagle teams will open their fall schedules throughout next week

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting it’s “Meet the Tigers” night this Friday night at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County Sports Boosters will have drinks and some concessions available for purchase – that’s all this Friday night – while the Olney Tiger Golfers open their fall season today, the rest of the Olney teams open up next week

 

(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League will be held tomorrow night at the Olney Bowling Center, starting at 7:00 – anyone interested in joining a league team is encouraged to attend – topics of discussion will include scheduling, rules, and fees – all are invited to attend

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School in Olney will be offering sports physicals tomorrow night in the RCMS cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Market Street Medical will administer the physicals at $25 per athlete – call RCMS today if any questions

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar for the Olney/Newton teams  :  in boys golf – the Olney Tigers open up their season on the road at the Robinson Invitational

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

August 12, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals made it seven wins in a row
* the Redbirds held on to beat the visiting Braves, 8-5
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Cubs, Pirates, Reds, White Sox, Indians, Twins, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Brewers, Royals, Tigers, and Astros
the Cardinals are back at it tonight at home in St. Louis against the Braves at Busch Stadium

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior League Football season gets underway later this evening
two of the three Olney teams will be in action at home on the RCHS Athletic Field
* the Olney 5th/6th grade team will host Mt. Carmel at 5:30
* the Olney 7th/8th grade team will then host Mt. Carmel at around 7:30, after the first game
* the Olney 3rd/4th grade team does not play this weekend
all Olney fans are encouraged to stop by and support the Olney Junior Football players this evening

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com
or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org

 

(NEWTON)  with the IHSA Fall Sports now underway, the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up next Friday night, August 18th – with football pictures to be taken at 5:00, the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting a special event next Friday night, August 18th, at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – it’s “Meet the Tigers” night as the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – then the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County High School Sports Boosters will have concessions available for purchase – that’s all a week from tonight, August 18th, at Richland County High School in Olney – all ages are invited

 

(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League will be held next Tuesday night, August 15th, at the Olney Bowling Center, starting at 7:00 – anyone interested in joining a league team is encouraged to attend – topics of discussion will include scheduling, rules, and fees – all are invited

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School in Olney will be offering sports physicals next Tuesday night in the RCMS cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Market Street Medical will administer the physicals at $25 per athlete – call RCMS on Monday if any questions

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Sports Boosters will begin selling their Tiger Booster cards this morning as student athletes will be going door to door between 10:00 and 12:00 noon – the Tiger Booster cards are priced at two cards for $25 – the cards provide discounts at participating businesses in the area running from September 1st, 2017, thru August 31st, 2018 – the fundraising discount cards will also be on sale at all home football games, including next Friday night’s “Meet the Tigers” night at RCHS – the Tiger Booster cards are available from any Richland County student athlete and the cards can also be purchased at the Richland County High School, Middle School, or Elementary School – thanks for supporting our athletes

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our first Coaches Corner Show for the new 2017-2018 school year coming up this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – we’ll be visiting with Curt Nealis, Athletic Director & Golf Coach at Richland County High School, and we’ll catch up with Coach Matt Music and talk Olney Tiger Football – that’s this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s our Coaches Corner Show this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’re also online at  www.wvlnam.com  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 5:20 and the first pitch at around 6:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the day, night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN