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February 26, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Boy’s Non-Conference High School Basketball last night – Olney wraps up the regular season
*  the Tigers lost to the visiting Green Wave from Mattoon, 69-58
    *  senior Chance Madden led Olney with 22 points, while fellow senior Alex St. Pierre added 15 points
    *  the other three seniors recognized were Ryan Eagleson, Michael DeVenecia, and Evan Eagleson
*  Mattoon also won the junior varsity game, 50-41
*  ending the regular season at 19&8, the Tigers begin the Class 3A Regional a week from tonight at Salem


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Basketball Upper Class Sectionals continued last night
Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Carbondale  :  Carbondale beat Columbia, 58-46
Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Carbondale  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial beat Effingham, 50-30
the Class 3A and 4A Sectional championships are tomorrow night
*  best of luck to Olney’s Marley Miller who’ll compete in the 3-point showdown tomorrow night


 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boy’s Class 1A and 2A Regionals continue with more downstate games last night
Class 1A Regional @ Albion  :  Cisne beat Grayville, 60-44  :  Clay City upset Edwards County, 62-57
Class 1A Regional @ Mulberry Grove  :  Christ Our Rock Centralia beat South Central, 59-33
Class 1A Regional @ Toledo  :  Neoga beat Martinsville, 68-19
Class 1A Regional @ Toledo  :  Hutsonville-Palestine beat Windsor, 72-65
Class 1A Regional @ Nokomis  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Cowden-Herrick, 60-52
Class 1A Regional @ Nokomis  :  Nokomis beat Ramsey, 73-45
Class 2A Regional @ Breese  :  Breese Mater Dei beat Trenton Wesclin, 72-45
Class 2A Regional @ Mt. Carmel  :  Mt. Carmel beat Carmi, 72-29
Class 2A Regional @ Harrisburg  :  Harrisburg beat Johnston City, 47-38
the Boy’s Lower Class Regionals continue the rest of this week, ending on Friday

 

(NOBLE)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Noble split a pair of matches
*  the Junior Lady Wildcats beat South Central in the varsity match in three games
    *  top players for Noble were Allison Herman, Aaliyah Wease, Faith Stallard, and Addie Hemrich
*  South Central won the junior varsity match in three games
*  the Noble varsity is now 12&3 on the year, now 5&0 in the Junior Midland Trail Conference


 
(NEWTON)  in Junior High Volleyball last week – Jasper County split two matches on the road
*  the Junior Lady Eagles beat Effingham St. Anthony in two games, 25-21, 25-5
*  the Jasper County Ladies then lost to Casey in the LEIC Tournament in three games, 22-25, 25-23, 14-16
*  Jasper County’s top players were Taylor Smith, Abby Frohning, Mariah Earnest, and Michaela Baker
*  the Junior Lady Eagles were back in action during this past Monday’s “Red Ou” matches at home


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boy’s Class 1A and 2A Regionals continue tonight with more downstate matchups
Class 1A Regional @ Albion  :  Oblong plays North Clay at 6:00  :  Clay City plays Cisne at 8:00
Class 1A Regional @ Toledo  :  Dieterich plays Stewardson-Strasburg at 6:00 
Class 1A Regional @ Toledo  :  Neoga plays Hutsonville-Palestine at 8:00
Class 1A Regional @ Christopher  :  Woodlawn plays Waltonville at 6:00
Class 1A Regional @ Mulberry Grove  :  Patoka plays Mulberry Grove at 7:00
Class 1A Regional @ Nokomis  :  Altamont plays Beecher City at 6:00 
Class 1A Regional @ Nokomis  :  Effingham St. Anthony plays Nokomis at 8:00
Class 2A Regional @ Robinson  :  Casey-Westfield plays Marshall at 6:00 
Class 2A Regional @ Robinson  :  the Newton Eagles begin postseason action against Teutopolis at 8:00
Class 2A Regional @ Paris  :  Sullivan plays Monticello at 6:00  :  Paris plays Tuscola at 8:00
Class 2A Regional @ Mt. Carmel  :  Flora plays Fairfield at 7:00
Class 2A Regional @ Breese  :  Breese Central plays Carlyle at 7:00
Class 2A Regional @ Shelbyville  :  Auburn plays Pana at 6:00
Class 2A Regional @ Wood River  :  Roxana plays Vandalia at 7:00
all of the Class 1A and 2A Regional championships will be played this Friday night


 
(OLNEY)  it’s back to Men’s and Women’s Junior College Basketball tonight
*  in Region 24 action tonight, the OCC teams travel to Shawnee Community College
    *  the Lady Knights play the Lady Saints at 5:30, followed by the Blue Knights and Saints at around 7:30
*  there are two other Region 24 matchups tonight
    *  it’s Lewis & Clark Community College at Rend Lake College
    *  and Southeastern Illinois College is at Vincennes University
*  there are three Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheaders tonight
    *  Lake Land at John A. Logan – Lincoln Trail at Wabash Valley – Kaskaskia at Southwestern Illinois


 
(NEWTON)  in Men’s Big Ten College Basketball tonight – the Fighting Illini are back in action
*  Illinois is at home tonight in the State Farm Center in Champaign to host Nebraska
*  the Fighting Illini is looking to avenge a nine point loss two weeks ago tonight out in Lincoln

 


                                               LOCAL AND AREA REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host its “spring and summer athletic” meeting for its respective leagues on Saturday afternoon, March 8th, at Pita’s-or-More, inside the Eagles Lodge, at 215 North Fair Street, in Olney, starting at 4:00 – the meeting is for Musgrove Men’s Slowpitch Softball, the League of Our Own Ladies Fastpitch Softball, and the new Richland County Women’s Volleyball League – anyone can attend and all are invited – for more details, call Ed at 618-837-0662 or 618-838-5056

 

(NEWTON)  also a reminder that the Jasper County Boys and Girls Park in Newton will have its league signups on Saturday, March 1st, from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning at the Park – all Jasper County youth, boys & girls alike, are encouraged to signup – the deadline to do so in March 15th – for more information or details, check the Park’s website, online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC doubleheader basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights to follow at around 7:30  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM with our pregame show at 7:30 and tipoff at 8:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 8:00  :  and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and overnight, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 25, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Region 24 Junior College Basketball last night at Olney Central College
*  the host Blue Knights lost a tough home game, falling to Lewis and Clark, 70-61
*  John Brown led OCC with 18 points, while Tyler Brough chipped in with 13 points
*  the Blue Knights fall back to 15&13 on the year, still at 8&7 in the GRAC
*  the OCC teams are on the road in GRAC action tomorrow night traveling south to Shawnee


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Basketball Super-Sectionals and Sectionals started last night
Class 1A Super-Sectional @ Salem  :  Moweaqua Central A&M beat Goreville, 67-41
Class 2A Super-Sectional @ Salem  :  Teutopolis beat Breese Central, 49-44
the Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments are this Friday and Saturday in Normal
Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Normal  :  Rochester beat Mt. Zion,52-36
Class 4A Sectional Semi-Final @ Edwardsville  :  Edwardsville beat East St. Louis Senior, 65-32
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals continue all this week, ending on Thursday night


 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boy’s Class 1A and 2A Regionals started last night with first round action
Class 1A @ Albion  :  North Clay beat Red Hill, 34-27
Class 1A @ Christopher  :  Waltonville beat Wayne City, 39-31  :  Christopher beat Webber, 66-32
Class 1A @ Mulberry Grove  :  Mulberry Grove beat Sandoval, 68-64
Class 1A @ Nokomis  :  Beecher City defeated St. Elmo-Brownstown, 72-56
Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Stewardson-Strasburg beat Cumberland in overtime, 57-48
Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  Carmi beat Lawrenceville, 71-62  :  Flora plays Hamilton County
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Marshall beat Robinson, 51-46
    *  the Newton Eagles begin their postseason Wednesday against Teutopolis at Robinson
Class 2A @ Shelbyville  :  Pana beat Shelbyville, 71-58
all of the Class 1A and 2A Regionals will end with championship games on Friday night


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Basketball Upper Class Sectionals continue tonight
Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Carbondale  :  Columbia plays Carbondale at 6:00
Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Carbondale  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial plays Effingham at 8:00
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals continue all this week, ending on Thursday night


 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boy's Class 1A and 2A Regionals continue with more downstate matchups tonight
Class 1A Regional @ Albion  :  Cisne plays Grayville at 6:00  :  Edwards County plays Clay City at 8:00
Class 1A Regional @ Mulberry Grove  :  Christ Our Rock Centralia plays South Central at 7:00
Class 1A Regional @ Toledo  :  Neoga plays Martinsville at 6:00  :  Hutsonville-Palestine plays Windsor
Class 2A Regional @ Breese  :  Breese Mater Dei plays Trenton Wesclin at 7:00
Class 2A Regional @ Mt. Carmel  :  Carmi plays Mt. Carmel at 7:00
the Boy’s Lower Class Regionals continue the rest of this week, ending on Friday

 

(OLNEY)  meanwhile, it’s Boy’s High School Non-Conference action tonight in Olney at ERHS
*  the Tigers will finish up their regular season schedule in Ron Herrin Gym against Mattoon
*  it will be “senior night” this evening as the visiting Green Wave make their first visit to ERHS
*  it’s junior varsity action at 6:15, followed by the varsity game at around 7:30

 


                                               LOCAL AND AREA REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host its “spring and summer athletic” meeting for its respective leagues on Saturday afternoon, March 8th, at Pita’s-or-More, inside the Eagles Lodge, at 215 North Fair Street, in Olney, starting at 4:00 – the meeting is for Musgrove Men’s Slowpitch Softball, the League of Our Own Ladies Fastpitch Softball, and the new Richland County Women’s Volleyball League – anyone can attend and all are invited – for more details, call Ed at 618-837-0662 or 618-838-5056

 

(FLORA)  the 20th Annual Flora Academic Foundation 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is coming up on Saturday, March 1st, at the Flora High School – adjustable basketball goals will be used for the event with six divisions available, including 8&under, 10&under, 12&under, and 14&under for girls & boys – and also 16&under and 18&under for boys only – it’s $60 per team with up to four members per team – the entry deadline is today, this February 25th – call Lee at 618-662-4513 for details or logon at www.faf3on3.org

 

(NEWTON)  also a reminder that the Jasper County Boys and Girls Park in Newton will have its league signups on Saturday, March 1st, from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning at the Park – all Jasper County youth, boys & girls alike, are encouraged to signup – the deadline to do so in March 15th – for more information or details, check the Park’s website, online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our broadcast time at around 7:30 from Ron Herrin Gym at East Richland High School  :  and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 24, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Great Rivers Athletic Conference Junior College Basketball from Saturday night
*  the Olney Central College teams took two at home against Lincoln Trail College
*  the OCC Blue Knights defeated the visiting Statesmen, 76-59
    *  Dimitri Reaves led OCC with 17 points – John Brown and Jaquan Grissett combined for 22 points
    *  the Blue Knights improve to 15&12 on the year, now 8&7 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the OCC Lady Knights beat the Lincoln Trail women, 78-63
    *  Kelsie Ennis led OCC with 19 points – Sam Shoulders and Sam Scout combined for 24 points
    *  the Lady Knights improve to 16&11 overall, now 8&7 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
*  the Lady Knights are off until Region 24 action Wednesday night down at Shawnee Community College
*  the Blue Knights return to Region 24 action tonight at home against Lewis & Clark – game time at 6:30


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments ended Saturday up in Champaign
*  Olney’s lone wrestler, Zach Shoulders, lost his preliminary round match by a 4-3 decision on Thursday
    *  but he came back with a first round wrestle-back victory and won his quarter-final wrestle-back match
    *  Zach was eliminated by losing this semi-final wrestle-back match in the 220 pound class
    *  Zach finishes the state tournament in 6th place with 2 wins and 2 losses
*  here’s some other Class 1A State Wrestling results involving area athletes
    *  120 lbs class : Cumberland’s Nathan Day finished 4th at state with 2 wins and 2 losses
    *  182 lbs class : Robinson’s Nic Berty lost a quarter-final match, then eliminated in a wrestle-back match
    *  285 lbs class : Lawrenceville’s Trevor Richards was eliminated in a wrestle-back match


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Basketball Super-Sectionals and Sectionals are this week
Class 1A Super-Sectional @ Salem  :  Goreville plays Moweaqua Central A&M at 6:00
Class 2A Super-Sectional @ Salem  :  Teutopolis plays Breese Central at 8:00
the Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments are this Friday and Saturday in Normal
Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final @ Normal  :  Mt. Zion plays Rochester at 6:00
Class 4A Sectional Semi-Final @ Edwardsville  :  East St. Louis Senior plays Edwardsville at 7:00
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals continue all this week, ending on Thursday night


 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boy’s Class 1A and 2A Regionals are all this week, starting tonight
Class 1A @ Albion  :  Red Hill plays North Clay
Class 1A @ Christopher  :  Wayne City plays Waltonville  :  Christopher plays Webber Township
Class 1A @ Mulberry Grove  :  Sandoval plays Mulberry Grove
Class 1A @ Nokomis  :  St. Elmo-Brownstown plays Beecher City
Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Stewardson-Strasburg plays Cumberland
Class 2A @ Mt. Carmel  :  Carmi plays Lawrenceville  :  Flora plays Hamilton County
Class 2A @ Paris  :  Monticello plays Tolono Unity  :  Tuscola plays Broadlands Heritage
Class 2A @ Robinson  :  Marshall plays Robinson 
    *  the Newton Eagles begin their postseason Wednesday against Teutopolis at Robinson
Class 2A @ Shelbyville  :  Pana plays Shelbyville
all of the Class 1A and 2A Regionals will end with championship games on Friday night


 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boy’s Class 3A and 4A Regionals get started next week
*  the Olney Tigers are in the Salem Regional which starts next Monday night, a week from tonight
*  4th-seeded Mascoutah plays 5th-seeded Salem next Monday nigiht at 7:00
*  top-seeded Centralia plays the Mascoutah/Salem winner next Tuesday night at 7:00
*  our 3rd-seeded Olney Tigers will play 2nd-seeded Effingham next Wednesday night at 7:00
*  the championship game will be next Friday night at 7:00

 


                                               LOCAL AND AREA REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host its “spring and summer athletic” meeting for its respective leagues on Saturday afternoon, March 8th, at Pita’s-or-More, inside the Eagles Lodge, at 215 North Fair Street, in Olney, starting at 4:00 – the meeting is for Musgrove Men’s Slowpitch Softball, the League of Our Own Ladies Fastpitch Softball, and the new Richland County Women’s Volleyball League – anyone can attend and all are invited – for more details, call Ed at 618-837-0662 or 618-838-5056

 

(FLORA)  the 20th Annual Flora Academic Foundation 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is coming up on Saturday, March 1st, at the Flora High School – adjustable basketball goals will be used for the event with six divisions available, including 8&under, 10&under, 12&under, and 14&under for girls & boys – and also 16&under and 18&under for boys only – it’s $60 per team with up to four members per team – the entry deadline is tomorrow, February 25th – call Lee at 618-662-4513 for details or logon at www.faf3on3.org

 

(NEWTON)  also a reminder that the Jasper County Boys and Girls Park in Newton will have its league signups on Saturday, March 1st, from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning at the Park – all Jasper County youth, boys & girls alike, are encouraged to signup – the deadline to do so in March 15th – for more information or details, check the Park’s website, online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(NEWTON)  don’t forget the rescheduled “Red Out Game” coming up this afternoon at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton – sponsored in part by the American Heart Association, there will be theme baskets as prizes, plus a chance to win an I-Pad Air with case – contact any Junior High Volleyball player for tickets, or call Coach Tina Shipman at 618-783-8464 – that’s later today at JCJH in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 22, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments continued yesterday up in Champaign
*  Olney’s lone wrestler, Zach Shoulders, lost his preliminary round match by a 4-3 decision on Thursday
    *  but Zach came back with a first round wrestle-back victory as the Tiger improves to 26&18 on the year
    *  Zach will wrestle this morning in the 220 pound class wrestle-back quarter-finals - best of luck
*  here’s some other Class 1A State Wrestling results involving area athletes
    *  120 lbs class : Cumberland's Nathan Day won his quarter-final match, then lost a semi-final match
    *  182 lbs class : Robinson’s Nic Berty lost a quarter-final match, was eliminated in a wrestle-back match
    *  285 lbs class  :  Lawrenceville’s Trevor Richards was eliminated in a wrestle-back match
*  the Class 1A, 2A, and 3A Wrestling Tournaments continue with the final matches today


 
(NEWTON)  here's the downstate IHSA Girls Regional and Sectional Championships last night
Class 3A Regional @ Effingham  :  Effingham beat Salem, 43-30
Class 3A Regional @ Champaign  :  Mt. Zion beat Decatur Eisenhower, 73-64
Class 3A Regional @ Troy  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial beat Highland, 33-29
Class 4A Regional @ Granite City  :  Edwardsville beat Alton Senior, 73-41
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals will be played next week


 
(OLNEY)  in Boy’s High School Little Illini Conference Basketball last night
*  the Olney Tigers won the Conference Crown by beating Lawrenceville, 59-48
    *  Olney was led by Chance Madden with 22 points, while Alec St. Pierre had 16
*  the Tigers wrap up their regular season with their final home game next Tuesday against Mattoon


 
(NEWTON)  also in Boy’s High School Little Illini Conference Basketball last night
*  the Newton Eagles lost their final regular season game of the year, falling to Flora, 63-39
    *  Newton was led by Brock Mammoser with 19 points
*  the Eagle’s postseason begins next Wednesday night against Teutopolis at the Robinson Regional


 
(OLNEY)  here's some other downstate Boy’s High School Basketball results from last night
*  in the Little Illini Conference – Robinson beat Oblong, 58-35
*  elsewhere – Windsor beat Cumberland, 59-49
*  Casey-Westfield beat Effingham St. Anthony, 62-56
*  Madison beat Teutopolis, 58-57
*  Mt. Zion beat Charleston, 74-48
*  Altamont beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 51-39
*  Dieterich beat Cowden-Herrick, 62-53
*  North Clay beat South Central, 37-35
*  Wayne City beat Waltonville, 47-31
*  Woodlawn beat Clay City, 82-51
*  Cisne beat Webber Township, 46-39
*  Odin beat Grayville, 95-55
*  Washington, Indiana beat Mt. Carmel, 67-61
*  Johnston City beat Hamilton County, 55-52
*  Harrisburg beat Herrin, 62-48
*  Carmi beat Fairfield, 57-54
*  Centralia beat Belleville Althoff, 51-38
*  Carbondale beat Mt. Vernon, 75-66
*  Alton Marquette beat Breese Central, 46-43


 
(OLNEY)  it’s back to Great Rivers Athletic Conference Junior College Basketball tonight
*  the Olney Central College teams will host Lincoln Trail College tonight in “The Dungeon”
*  the Lady Knights will play at 5:30, while the Blue Knights will tip-off a little after 7:30
*  also tonight, the OCC sophomores will be honored before the Blue Knights game
*  also in the GRAC – Southwestern Illinois at Southeastern Illinois – Wabash Valley at Lake Land
*  in Region 24 play – John A. Logan at Lewis & Clark – Shawnee at Kaskaskia


 

                                               LOCAL AND AREA REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host its “spring and summer athletic” meeting for its respective leagues on Saturday afternoon, March 8th, at Pita’s-or-More, inside the Eagles Lodge, at 215 North Fair Street, in Olney, starting at 4:00 – the meeting is for Musgrove Men’s Slowpitch Softball, the League of Our Own Ladies Fastpitch Softball, and the new Richland County Women’s Volleyball League – anyone can attend and all are invited – for more details, call Ed at 618-837-0662 or 618-838-5056

 

(FLORA)  the 20th Annual Flora Academic Foundation 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is coming up on Saturday, March 1st, at the Flora High School – adjustable basketball goals will be used for the event with six divisions available, including 8&under, 10&under, 12&under, and 14&under for girls & boys – and also 16&under and 18&under for boys only – it’s $60 per team with up to four members per team – the entry deadline is Tuesday, February 25th – call Lee at 618-662-4513 for details or logon at www.faf3on3.org

 

(NEWTON)  also a reminder that the Jasper County Boys and Girls Park in Newton will have its league signups on Saturday, March 1st, from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning at the Park – all Jasper County youth, boys & girls alike, are encouraged to signup – the deadline to do so in March 15th – for more information or details, check the Park’s website, online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(NEWTON)  don’t forget the rescheduled “Red Out Game” coming up next Monday afternoon at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton – sponsored in part by the American Heart Association, there will be theme baskets as prizes, plus a chance to win an I-Pad Air with case – contact any Junior High Volleyball player for tickets, or call Coach Tina Shipman at 618-783-8464 – that’s next Monday at JCJH in Newton

 

(OLNEY)  it’s our Coach’s Corner Show this morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN as we’ll visit with Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan and wrap up the Olney Lady Tigers’ season with Coach Mark Anselment – that’s later this morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s OCC doubleheader action tonight on Freedom 92.9 with Lady Knights action at 5:30 and the Blue Knights to follow at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day, all night, all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM  WVLN

 

 

February 21, 2014

 

(OLNEY)  in Junior College Baseball this week – Olney Central College won four games on the road
*  the Blue Knights swept their season-opening doubleheaders this past Tuesday and Wednesday
*  OCC took two from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, 7-0 and 8-4
    *  the winning pitchers were Ryan Dills and T.J. Decker
    *  OCC’s top hitters were Joe Hunt and Tyler Ward, each with 3 hits – Troy Paris had 2 hits and 6 RBI
*  the Blue Knights then took two from Union University, also in Kentucky, 17-3 and 10-0
    *  the winning pitchers were Brock Dowell and Nick Scheller
    *  OCC’s top hitter was Alex Martin with 4 hits and 3 RBI
*  meanwhile, the first game won Wednesday was the 1,200th victory in the career of Coach Dennis Conley
    *  starting his 34th year, the NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach has led OCC to 31 straight winning seasons
*  with the 4&0 start, the Blue Knights are at Roane State Community College in Tennessee next Thursday

 

(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments started yesterday up in Champaign
*  Olney’s lone wrestler, Zach Shoulders, lost his preliminary round match by a tough 4-3 decision
*  best of luck to Tiger Zach Shoulders in the wrestle-back round
*  other area wrestler results from the Class 1A State preliminaries yesterday
    *  winners included Cumberland’s Nathan Day and Robinson’s Nic Berty
    *  those with losses were Lawrenceville’s Trevor Richards, Mt. Carmel’s Cody Wall, Cumberland’s
        Blaine Yocum and Cumberland’s Brock Overbeck
*  the tournaments continue with quarter-final and first-round wrestle-backs today

 

(NEWTON)  here’s some downstate IHSA Girl’s Regional and Sectional championship results last night
Class 1A Sectional @ Campbell Hill  :  Goreville beat Wayne City in overtime, 41-40
Class 1A Sectional @ Toledo  :  Moweaqua Central A&M beat Arcola in double overtime, 62-57
Class 2A Sectional @ Casey  :  Teutopolis beat Mt. Carmel, 49-31
Class 2A Sectional @ West Frankfort  :  Breese Central beat Nashville, 47-25
Class 3A Regional @ Metropolis  :  Carbondale beat Herrin, 67-59
Class 3A Regional @ Lincoln  :  Rochester beat Taylorville, 55-39
Class 4A Regional @ Belleville  :  East St. Louis Senior beat Belleville West, 42-40
the Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals are next Monday with the State Tournaments next weekend

 

(OLNEY)  in a few downstate rescheduled Boy’s High School Basketball games last night
*  North Clay beat Red Hill, 53-32
*  Beecher City over Cowden-Herrick, 75-57
*  Clay City beat Webber Township, 47-40
*  Patoka beat Cisne, 54-52


 
(NEWTON)  the IESA Boy’s 8th Grade State Basketball Tournaments ended last night
Class 3A  :  Marshall lost the third place game, falling to Monticello, 35-21
    *  the Marshall Junior Cubs finish the year with a 15&12 record, but fourth in the Class 3A State

 

(NOBLE)  in Junior High Volleyball yesterday – Noble swept three matches from Clay City
*  the Junior Lady Cats won the varsity match in two games, 25-20, 25-17
    *  the top Noble players were Aaliyah Wease, Allison Herman, and Addie Hemrich
*  Noble also won the junior varsity and C team matches in two games each


 
(OLNEY)  in Junior High Wrestling from this past Sunday – Olney made another good showing on the road
*  Olney took 16 wrestlers to the Belleville Tournament with 11 of them finishing in the top three
    *  the Cubs’ three first place Champions were Levi Ochs, Kyle Dowty, and Kyle Beasley
    *  second placers were Gage Nuttall, Kyle Boughan, Jacob Ferguson, Ean Pottorff, and Login Martin
    *  those in third place for Olney were Jace Paddock, Curtis Frazier, and Ryan Smith
*  the Wrestling Cubs return to the mats this Sunday at the Unity Tournament for the last time this season
*  by the way, Olney’s Kyle Beasley finished the regular season in Belleville with a 19&0 record
    *  Beasley is the first ever Cub to go undefeated during the regular season
    *  Beasley leaves today to wrestle in the 2014 Liberty Nations Tournament
    *  Beasley will wrestle individually on Saturday – he’ll wrestle on the Illinois State Dual Team Sunday


 
(OLNEY)  in Nationwide Gymnastics Competition last weekend – local and area youngsters did very well
*  the Illinois Gymnastics Club of Olney was in Decatur against 65 teams from all over the United States
    *  the local team brought home the overall First Place Trophy
        *  the IGC had 48 first places, 21 second places, 24 thirds, 11 fourth places, and 10 fifth place finishes
        *  the Illinois Gymnastics Club team is composed of area and regional athletes from age 3 to 19
        *  the IGC teams are still undefeated for the past two regular competition seasons
*  the event also included the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Team competitions
    *  Mckendra Barthelme of Illinois Gymnastics competed at the elite level, making the National Team

 

(NEWTON)  here’s tonight’s downstate IHSA Girls Regional and Sectional championship matchups
Class 3A Regional @ Effingham  :  Salem plays Effingham
Class 3A Regional @ Champaign  :  Mt. Zion plays Decatur Eisenhower
Class 3A Regional @ Troy  :  Bethalto Civic Memorial plays Highland
Class 4A Regional @ Granite City  :  Edwardsville plays Alton Senior
the Class 3A and 4A Sectionals will be played next week


 
(OLNEY)  in Boy’s High School Little Illini Conference Basketball tonight – it’s the final games of the year
*  the Olney Tigers, looking for the conference championship, will host Lawrenceville in Ron Herrin Gym
   *  it’s a “Black Out” night tonight at ERHS – all Tiger fans should wear black to tonight’s games in Olney
*  elsewhere – the Newton Eagles travel to Flora to play the Wolves in Conley Gymnasium
*  it’s Marshall at Red Hill
*  Casey-Westfield at Cumberland
*  Hutsonville-Palestine at Edwards County
*  Oblong at Robinson

 


                                               LOCAL AND AREA REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association will host its “spring and summer athletic” meeting for its respective leagues on Saturday afternoon, March 8th, at Pita’s-or-More, inside the Eagles Lodge, at 215 North Fair Street, in Olney, starting at 4:00 – the meeting is for Musgrove Men’s Slowpitch Softball, the League of Our Own Ladies Fastpitch Softball, and the new Richland County Women’s Volleyball League – anyone can attend and all are invited – for more details, call Ed at 618-837-0662 or 618-838-5056

 

(FLORA)  the 20th Annual Flora Academic Foundation 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is coming up on Saturday, March 1st, at the Flora High School – adjustable basketball goals will be used for the event with six divisions available, including 8&under, 10&under, 12&under, and 14&under for girls & boys – and also 16&under and 18&under for boys only – it’s $60 per team with up to four members per team – the entry deadline is Tuesday, February 25th – call Lee at 618-662-4513 for details or logon at www.faf3on3.org

 

(NEWTON)  also a reminder that the Jasper County Boys and Girls Park in Newton will have its league signups on Saturday, March 1st, from 9:00 to 12 noon that morning at the Park – all Jasper County youth, boys & girls alike, are encouraged to signup – the deadline to do so in March 15th – for more information or details, check the Park’s website, online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(NEWTON)  don’t forget the rescheduled “Red Out Game” coming up next Monday afternoon at the Jasper County Junior High School in Newton – sponsored in part by the American Heart Association, there will be theme baskets as prizes, plus a chance to win an I-Pad Air with case – contact any Junior High Volleyball player for tickets, or call Coach Tina Shipman at 618-783-8464 – that’s next Monday at JCJH in Newton

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s LIC Boy’s basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 and Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle”  :  and it’s the latest in worldwide sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM and 740 AM  WVLN