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January 14, 2014

LOCAL SPORTS   --   TUESDAY-   1/14/14

 

(OLNEY) in Girls High School Hoops last night, The Olney Lady Tigers had no problem with Cumberland, 71 – 22, Marley Miller led the Lady Tigers with 20 points, Kelsey Shipman 16 and Mary Grace Inyart added 10.

 

(NEWTON) The Newton Lady Eagles lost at division leading Marshall 54-41, Ariel Richards had 21 points, Andrea Cartright with 9 and Brook Koebele with 6. The lady Eagles are 8-8 and 4-2 in the LIC. Marshall also won the JV game 33-22.

 

(OLNEY) in boys jr. high hoops, ERMS cubs lost a pair of games to Vincennes Clark, in the 8th grade game, 40-18 and the 7th grade game 38-13. Olney host Carmi tonight. The St. Joe Wildcats finished 2nd in the Belleville Tourney over the weekend, beating Queen of Peace 57-36 in the quarter finals, then beating St. Mary’s Chester 65-54 in the semi’s before losing to Holy Childhood Mascoutah 55-40.

 

(OLNEY) in girls jr. high hoops, the ERMS 6th grade Lady Cubs A Team over Carmi 17-12, Anna Blank with 8 points while Brittany Black had 7. Carmi won the B-Team 21-20, Anna Blank with 18 points. Lady Cubs travel to Fairfield on Jan. 22nd.

                                      LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY) the Olney Little League Signups will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, January 18th and 25th, at the Olney City Hall, from 9:00 to 1:00 each day – all players must be at least 4 years old before May 1st, 2014 and may not be older than 12 years old on May 1st, 2014 – the registration fee is $30 for the first family member, then $20 for each additional family member thereafter – for a form to print and fill out prior to signup day, go online at www.allprosoftware.net/olneylittleleague or check the Olney Little League Facebook page – if any questions, call Brad at 618-393-2153

(OLNEY) the Richland County Girls Softball Signups will be held Saturday, January 18th and 25th, at the Olney City Hall, from 9 to 1pm each day.

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(OLNEY) on our Sports Broadcast Schedule : it’s Olney Tiger basketball on Freedom 92-9 at 7:30pm and Newton Eagle basketball on 103-5 at 7:30pm: and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

January 13, 3014

LOCAL SPORTS   --   MONDAY-   1/13/14

(OLNEY) in National Football League Division Series Championship action this past weekend

* the Seattle Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints, 23-15

* the New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts, 43-22

* the San Francisco 49er's beat the Carolina Panthers, 23-10

* the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers, 24-17

* the NFL Conference Championship games are set for this Sunday

 

(NEWTON) in Men's Big Ten Basketball over this past weekend

* last night, the Fighting Illini lost to Northwestern, 49-43

   * Illinois drops to 13&4 on the year, now 2&2 in the Big Ten

   * the Illini are back in conference action Wednesday night when they host Purdue

* other Sunday scores : Iowa beat Ohio State, 84-74 : Purdue beat Nebraska, 70-64

* on Saturday : Indiana beat Penn State, 79-76 : Michigan State beat Minnesota, 87-75 in OT

 

(OLNEY) in Junior College Basketball - in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference on Saturday

* the Olney Central College teams split a pair of games down at Rend Lake College near Ina

   * the Blue Knights beat the host Warriors, 94-93

       * for OCC - John Brown had 16 points - Dimitri Reaves & Dominic Jackson each had 15 points

       * the Blue Knights are now 10&4 on the year, now 3&2 in the GRAC

   * the Lady Blue Knights lost to Rend Lake, 72-63

       * for OCC - Shelbi Samsil had 25 points, setting a new school record with 8 three-pointers

       * the Lady Knights are now 9&6 on the year, now 2&3 in the GRAC

* while the Blue Knights play Wednesday at Lewis & Clark, the Lady Knight are off til Saturday

(OLNEY) Over the weekend, The Olney Tigers beat Edwards County, winning 64-39 on Friday night , led by Alec St. Pierre’s 15 points, then on Saturday night Olney won at Robinson 54- 48, Alec St. Pierre once again led the Tigers with 26 points. Olney is now 8-6 overall and 3-1 in the LIC. The Olney Lady Tigers had a big win at Salem on Saturday night, 54-48. Marley Miller with 23 points, Kelsey Shipman 14, and Taylor Rauch with 11.

(NEWTON) The Newton Eagles pick up a couple of Big LIC wins over the weekend, on Friday, Newton over Casey-Westfield 62-60, led by Luke Stone’s 18 points. On Saturday night Newton beats Cumberland 63-42, Luke Stone with 19 points while Gunner Pickens added 9.

(NEWTON) in Girl's High School Hoops - it's back to a full schedule in Little Illini Conference action

* the Newton Lady Eagles are on the road to Marshall to battle the league-leading Lady Lions

* the Olney Lady Tigers are at home in Ron Herrin Gym to host Cumberland at East Richland High

* elsewhere, it's Flora at Robinson

* Lawrenceville at Red Hill

* Edwards County at Casey-Westfield

* and Palestine-Hutsonville at Oblong

                                      LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY) the Olney Little League Signups will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, January 18th and 25th, at the Olney City Hall, from 9:00 to 1:00 each day – all players must be at least 4 years old before May 1st, 2014 and may not be older than 12 years old on May 1st, 2014 – the registration fee is $30 for the first family member, then $20 for each additional family member thereafter – for a form to print and fill out prior to signup day, go online at www.allprosoftware.net/olneylittleleague or check the Olney Little League Facebook page – if any questions, call Brad at 618-393-2153

(OLNEY) the Richland County Girls Softball Signups will be held Saturday, January 18th and 25th, at the Olney City Hall, from 9 to 1pm each day.

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(OLNEY) on our Sports Broadcast Schedule : it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball on Freedom 92-9 at 7:30pm and Newton Lady Eagle basketball on 103-5 at 7:30pm: and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

January 10th, 2014

LOCAL SPORTS   --   FRIDAY  --   1/10/14

(OLNEY) In Junior College basketball last night, both OCC teams were in action taking on John A. Logan in GRAC action:

- The Blue Knights fell to the visiting Volunteers 103-99 in overtime.

- OCC was lead by six players in double digits, Dimitri Reaves with 19 points, and 15 points each for Jaquan Grisset and Dominic Jackson.

- The Blue Knights fall to 9-4 on the season

- The Lady Knights defeated the Lady Vaolunteers 72-63

- OCC was lead in scoring by Leah Myers with 21, and Kelsie Ennis added 16 points and Sam Scott added 11.

- The Lady Knights improve to 9-5 on the season.

 

(NEWTON) University of Illinois trustees are considering giving Athletic Director Mike Thomas a raise and contract extension. Trustee James Montgomery said Thursday that under the proposal Thomas’ base pay would be increased to $554,000 and extended by two years. Thomas was hired in 2011 on a five year contract with a base salary of $475,000. A trustee’s committee will consider the proposal. Any changes would eventually have to be approved by the full board of trustees that governs the university. Thomas has led the renewed project to renovate the State Farm Center and hired football coach Tim Beckman and basketball coach John Groce.

 

(NEWTON) The Newton Eagles are scheduled to host Casey-Westfield tonight and travel to Cumberland on Saturday night in boys Little Illin Conference basketball.

 

(OLNEY) in Boy’s Junior High School Basketball news

* the Junior Midland Trail Conference Tournament has been postponed for the third time

* the Tournament’s first night of action will be next Tuesday, January 14th, with games at 6:00 and 7:30

* then it’s semi-final action next Wednesday night and the finals a week from tonight, on January 16th

* all seven games will be played next week at the St. Joseph Catholic School in Olney

(OLNEY) it’s back to Boys Little Illini Conference basketball tonight as the Olney Tigers host the Edwards County Lions from Ron Herrin Gym. The tigers will also travel to Robinson on Saturday night. The Olney Lady tigers are scheduled to travel to Salem on Saturday night as well.

(NEWTON) The Fighting Illini are back in action coming up this Sunday night at 6:30pm from Evanston, as Illinois faces the Northwestern Wildcats. Our coverage begins at 6pm with the pre game show on Freedom 92-9.

                                      LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY) the Olney Little League Signups will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, January 18th and 25th, at the Olney City Hall, from 9:00 to 1:00 each day – all players must be at least 4 years old before May 1st, 2014 and may not be older than 12 years old on May 1st, 2014 – the registration fee is $30 for the first family member, then $20 for each additional family member thereafter – for a form to print and fill out prior to signup day, go online at www.allprosoftware.net/olneylittleleague or check the Olney Little League Facebook page – if any questions, call Brad at 618-393-2153

(OLNEY) Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney on Whittle Avenue, will host a Winter Pitching Clinic on Saturday, January 11th, with a $75 cost – the clinic will feature Major Leaguer Ross Wolf of Newton and former OCC Blue Knight pitcher Jared Eiekhoff – space is limited – for more information or details on this pitching clinic, call Britton’s Bullpen in Olney at 618-388-1000 or 618-879-2200

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(OLNEY) on our Sports Broadcast Schedule : it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 at 7:30 :It's Newton Eagle basketball at 7:30pm on 103-5 The Eagle and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN

January 9, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One Big Ten College Basketball last night
*  Illinois lost its first conference game of the year at Wisconsin, 95-70
*  the Badgers improve to 16&0 on the year, now 3&0 in the Big Ten
*  the Fighting Illini drop back to 13&3 on the year, now 2&1 in the League
*  in last night’s only other Big Ten game – Minnesota beat Penn State, 68-65
*  Illinois returns to Big Ten action Sunday evening at Northwestern


 
(OLNEY)  the Girl’s Midland Trail Conference Basketball Tournament started last night
*  @ Woodlawn  :  no results available in the first round game between Woodlawn and Webber
*  @ Louisville  :  it’s semi-final action tonight at North Clay High School in Louisville
    *  top-seeded North Clay plays last night’s first round winner at 6:00
    *  2nd-seeded Sandoval plays 3rd-seeded Wayne City at 7:30
*  the third place and championship games will be played Saturday night at North Clay High School


 
(NEWTON)  Illinois High School Association Schools throughout the state have approved 11 proposals
*  all of which were on the ballot approved of in the annual IHSA member referendum voted on last month
*  the online ballots were certified yesterday – nine of the by-law changes take effect on July 1, 2014
*  463 of the 808 member schools (57%) took part in the vote, down slightly from last year (57.8%)
*  here’s a few of the proposals that were approved in the membership vote
    *  boys football practice to start two days earlier, on the Monday of IHSA Week #6
    *  eliminates the one-year period of ineligibility for a transfer student enrolling in his/her home school for the first time
    *  for a coop agreement to be extended, written approval of the conference involved can be submitted with application
    *  requires the mandatory rules video be watched by the sport’s head coach to receive credit and avoid probation or suspension
    *  makes the week that includes July 4 a “dead week” with no coach’s contact with athletes during the summer contact period
        *  does not apply to summer baseball and softball – takes effect at the end of the next school term in 2015
*  for more on these and the other prosposals approved, check the organization’s website at www.ihsa.org

 

(OLNEY)  in Boy’s Junior High School Basketball news
*  the Junior Midland Trail Conference Tournament has been postponed for the third time
*  the Tournament’s first night of action will be next Tuesday, January 14th, with games at 6:00 and 7:30
*  then it’s semi-final action next Wednesday night and the finals a week from tonight, on January 16th
*  all seven games will be played next week at the St. Joseph Catholic School in Olney

 

(OLNEY)  it’s back to Junior College Basketball tonight in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Olney Central College teams will host the John A. Logan teams from Carterville
*  it’s Lady Knights action at 5:30, followed by Blue Knights basketball tonight in “The Dungeon”

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Little League Signups will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, January 18th and 25th, at the Olney City Hall, from 9:00 to 1:00 each day – all players must be at least 4 years old before May 1st, 2014 and may not be older than 12 years old on May 1st, 2014 – the registration fee is $30 for the first family member, then $20 for each additional family member thereafter – for a form to print and fill out prior to signup day, go online at www.allprosoftware.net/olneylittleleague or check the Olney Little League Facebook page – if any questions, call Brad at 618-393-2153

 

(OLNEY)  Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney on Whittle Avenue, will host a Winter Pitching Clinic on Saturday, January 11th, with a $75 cost – the clinic will feature Major Leaguer Ross Wolf of Newton and former OCC Blue Knight pitcher Jared Eiekhoff – space is limited – for more information or details on this pitching clinic, call Britton’s Bullpen in Olney at 618-388-1000 or 618-879-2200

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

January 8, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  with the bad weather and road conditions, all local and area sporting events were cancelled from yesterday’s and last night’s schedules, therefore no results are available of course

 

(OLNEY)  with the continued cold weather and hazardous road conditions throughout the area, the Boy’s Junior Midland Trail Conference Tournament has been moved back yet another night – scheduled to begin last night at the St. Joseph School in Olney, the Tournament’s first two games have been moved from tonight to tomorrow night – in the 6:00 game, it’s 4th-seeded Cisne against 5th-seeded Clay City, and in the 7:30 game, 3rd-seeded South Central will play 6th-seeded Noble – the top seeds, #1 Olney St. Joe and #2 North Clay have first round byes and will not play until the semi-final games which have been rescheduled for next Tuesday night – at this time, the final three games will be played a week from tonight, January 15th

 

(OLNEY)  both of the Olney Central College teams have had their games scheduled for tonight against John A. Logan College cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow night – the game times will remain the same with the Lady Knights playing at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at 7:30 – that’s women and men junior college hoops tomorrow night in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference at Olney Central College in “The Dungeon”

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten Basketball coming up tonight – it’s full of big games on the schedule
*  Illinois is on the road up in Wisconsin to battle the Badgers in the Kohl Center, in Madison
*  the 23rd ranked Fighting Illini enter with an overall record of  13&2, undefeated in the Big Ten at 2&0
*  ranked 4th in the nation, Wisconsin enters at 15&0 overall, also unbeaten in the Big Ten at 2&0
*  in one other Big Ten game tonight – it’s Minnesota at Penn State
*  in Big Ten action last night – Michigan State beat Ohio State in overtime, 72-68

 


                                        LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  Britton’s Bullpen, at the south edge of Olney on Whittle Avenue, will host a Winter Pitching Clinic on Saturday, January 11th, with a $75 cost – the clinic will feature Major Leaguer Ross Wolf of Newton and former OCC Blue Knight pitcher Jared Eiekhoff – space is limited – for more information or details on this pitching clinic, call Britton’s Bullpen in Olney at 618-388-1000 or 618-879-2200

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame at 7:30 and tipoff at 8:00  :  and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on our CBS Sports Radio sister stations, 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN