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December 20, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball last night – Olney split two close games last night at home
the Lady Cubs lost a close 8th grade game, falling to the visitors from Vincennes Clark, 47-44
* Mikaela Inskeep led Olney with 14 points while Anna Blank scored 11 points
Olney won the 7th grade game, 35-23 as the junior varsity remains undefeated on the year at 19-0
the Lady Cubs are off now until January 5th when they’ll be on the road south to Mt. Vernon

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – there was one area game played
* Casey-Westfield beat North Clay, 63-57

 

(NEWTON)  the IESA Girls 8th Grade State Tournaments ended last week
here’s how the area, downstate teams did in the final round of action
* Class 4A @ Meridian  : Charleston won the State Tournament by beating Bethalto Trimpe, 44-37
                                       : the Little Trojans win the Class 4A Title by going undefeated on the year at 22-0
* Class 2A @ Winchester  : Altamont wins the 3rd place game over Bloomington Corpus Christi, 27-22
                                           : the Junior Wildcats finish 3rd at State with an overall record at 27-1
* Class 3A @ Metamora  :  Paris Mayo was eliminated in the first round – the Redbirds finished at 18-8
* Class 1A @ Clinton  :  Sigel St. Michael’s was eliminated in round one – the Sharpshooters end at 19-5

 

(OLNEY)  congratulations to the top shooters in Sunday’s Elks Lodge #926 Hoop Shoot in Olney
here’s the top shooters in the local free throw shooting contest held in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS
* 12-13 Year Old Girls  :  the winner was Mikaela Inskeep  :  runner-up was Reese Smith
* 12-13 Year Old Boys  :  the winner was Holden Hough  :  runner-up was Kitch St. Pierre
* 10-11 Year Old Girls  :  the winner was Jorri VanDyke  :  runner-up was Rylee Bloomer
* 10-11 Year Old Boys  :  the winner was Kaden Thomas  :  runner-up was Ian Winkler
* 8-9 Year Old Girls  :  the winner was Taylor Johnson  :  runner-up was Taylor Bloomer
* 8-9 Year Old Boys  :  the winner was Giuseppe Trupiano  :  runner-up was Marcus Kocher
* the Ed Treece Memorial Awards were presented to Mikaela Inskeep and Holden Hough
the winner in each age division advances to the District Elks Hoop Shoot on January 14th in Salem

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball – the Mattoon Holiday Tournament is next week
the three day and night tournament will have 20 games with 8 teams in two different pools
each team will play two games each on Tuesday, December 27th, all in pool play action
on Wednesday, December 28th, each team ends pool play, then plays again in cross pool play
and the final four games on Thursday, December 29th, are the respective finals
* Pool A includes the Olney Lady Tigers, plus Vandalia, St. Anthony, and the host Green Wave
* Pool B includes Salem, Sullivan, Galesburg, and Decatur MacArthur
Olney opens up at 11:30 late Tuesday morning against the tough host team from Mattoon
the Lady Tigers return Tuesday evening for a 6:00 game against Vandalia
Olney will end their pool play with a Wednesday afternoon game at 1:00 against St. Anthony
the Lady Tigers play their cross pool play game at a time to be determined on Wednesday evening
then Olney’s final game will be Thursday afternoon or evening to finish things up at Mattoon

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – the Dieterich Holiday Tournament is next week
the three day and night tournament has 16 games with 8 teams in two different pools
there will be six games each on Tuesday & Wednesday, December 27th & 28th with the finals on Thursday
* Pool A includes the top-seeded Newton Lady Eagles and 4th-seeded Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City
* also in Pool A are 5th-seeded Arcola and 8th-seeded Dieterich
* Pool B includes 2nd-seeded Brownstown / St. Elmo and 3rd-seeded Casey-Westfield
* also in Pool B are 6th-seeded North Clay / Louisville and 7th-seeded South Central
the Lady Eagles open up with the first game on Tuesday morning – a 10:00 matchup with host Dieterich
Newton plays two Wednesday – at 11:30 against Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City and at 2:30 against Arcola
the Lady Eagles’ final game will be in the finals on Thursday afternoon or evening there in Dieterich
all the girls games, except for the championship game, will be played in the Dieterich Junior High Gym

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic in next week
the two day and night tournament at Pinckneyville High School involves 12 teams four separate pools
each team will play two pool play games on Tuesday, December 27th
a cross pool play game on Wednesday, December 28th, will be followed by a final round game that night
* Pool C includes the Olney Tigers and teams from Trenton Wesclin and Benton
* Pool A includes the host Panthers and teams from Roxana and Trico
* Pool B includes Waterloo Gibault Catholic, Greenville, and Du Quoin
* Pool D includes Carterville, Jerseyville, and Cissna Park
Olney plays opens up at 4:00 Tuesday against Trenton Wesclin, then that night at 8:30 against Benton
the Tigers cross pool play game is at eight 10:30 or 1:00 Wednesday with their final game later that night

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball – the Dieterich Holiday Tournament is next week
the three day and night tournament has 16 games with 8 teams in two different pools
there will be six games each on Tuesday & Wednesday, December 27th & 28th with the finals on Thursday
* Pool B includes the 2nd-seeded Newton Eagles and 3rd-seeded Arcola
* also in Pool B are 6th-seeded Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City and 7th-seeded North Clay / Louisville
* Pool A includes top-seeded Oblong and 4th-seeded Okay Valley
* also in Pool B are the host 5th-seeded Movin’ Marroons and 8th-seeded Christ Our Rock Lutheran
Newton has only one game next Tuesday, that’s a 1:00 game against North Clay / Louisville
the Eagles continue pool play Wednesday with a 2:30 game against Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City
Newton finishes pool play Wednesday evening at 5:30 against Arcola
the Eagles’ final game will be in the finals on Thursday afternoon or evening
all of the boys games will be played in the Dieterich High School Gym

 

(OLNEY)  there are also several other downstate tournaments in Boys High School Hoops next week
Effingham/Teutopolis, Vandalia, Kansas/Tri-County, Eldorado, and Terre Haute, Indiana

 

(NEWTON)  there are also several other downstate tournaments for Girls High School Hoops next week
Charleston, Okaw Valley, Fairfield, Benton, and Mascoutah

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – there’s a few rescheduled games on tap tonight
* the Newton Lady Eagles are traveling to Neoga tonight, rescheduled from Saturday’s postponement

 

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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, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

December 19, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball Saturday night – Illinois wins its fifth game in a row
* the Fighting Illini won a thriller in Chicago by beating Brigham Young University, 75-73
improving to 9-3 on the year, Illinois returns to action Wednesday night over in St. Louis
it’s the Bud Light “Braggin’ Rites” game against Missouri with a 6:00 tipoff in the Scottrade Center

 

(OLNEY) in Men’s Junior College Basketball Saturday – a mostly full schedule for regional teams
there was only one Great Rivers Athletic Conference game and that was at Olney Central College
* the Blue Knights let a lead get away and they lost a tough one to John A. Logan, 87-86
* OCC’s Myron Carmen led all scorers with 25 points while Gilwan Nelson added 21 points
* the Blue Knights are now on Christmas Break – their next game is Saturday, January 7th, at home
here’s some other Saturday results involving other teams in non-GRAC/Region action
* Vincennes beat West Kentucky Tech, 110-75
* Wabash Valley beat Danville Area Community College, 87-70
* Mineral Area beat Southeastern Illinois in overtime, 91-83

 

(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball Saturday – there was only one regional game
that was a Great Rivers Athletic Conference game at Olney Central College
* the Lady Knights also lost a close one, falling to John A. Logan, 72-67
* Brooke Bayles and Andresha Smith led OCC with 12 points each – Hannah Coleman scored 10 points
the Lady Knights are now on Christmas Break – their next game is Monday, January 9th, at home

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball Saturday afternoon  – Olney dropped two games on the road
the Lady Tigers fought hard, but lost a close one at Teutopolis, 56-55
* Olney was led by Julie Luna with 18 points and Cameron Hough with 14 points
* Colleen Inyart and Taylor Lecrone combine for 16 points and each had 9 rebounds apiece
Teutopolis also won the junior varsity game, 62-20
the Lady Tigers are off until the Mattoon Tournament at 11:30 a week from tomorrow morning

 

(NEWTON)  in other Girls High School Basketball action from Saturday
there was one Little Illini Conference game played
* Marshall beat Flora, 50-39
in one other area score
* Paris beat South Vermillion, Indiana, 60-36

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball Saturday – here’s some downstate area results
all are from the Wayne City Tournament with the final games played there
* Cisne beat Grayville in the 7th place game, 62-54
* Crab Orchard beat Webber Township in the 5th place game, 67-58
* Fairfield JV beat Red Hill in the 3rd place game, 58-56
* Patoka beat Wayne City in the championship game, 41-40

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  some area High School Basketball games were cancelled Saturday due to weather
* included were the Mt. Carmel at Olney boys and Newton at Neoga girls games, all cancelled on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball Saturday – Olney swept two games at home
the Lady Cubs won the 8th grade game over North Knox, Indiana, 45-16
* Mikaela Inskeep led Olney with 27 points while Zoe Alexander scored 10 points
Olney also won the 7th grade game, 46-35
the Lady Cubs are back in action tonight when they’ll host Vincennes Clark in the RCMS Gym

 

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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, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

December 17, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney swept two games on the road up north
Olney won the varsity battle between Tigers at Paris, 55-48
* senior Gage Miller had a career high 31 points to lead Olney – Brent Hatten added 12 points as well
Olney also came from behind to win the junior varsity game, 38-37
the Tigers are back quickly back in action tonight as they’ll host Mt. Carmel in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS
this evening’s junior varsity game will start at 5:00 with the varsity matchup at around 6:30

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton split two games on the road
the Eagles lost the varsity game at Robinson, 52-47
* Joe Stone led Newton with 11 points, while Nick Cohorst had 10 points and 9 rebounds
Newton won the junior varsity game, 70-53
the Eagles are now off until the Dieterich Holiday Tournament December 27th thru 29th

 

(OLNEY)  in other area games in Boys High School Basketball last night
here’s the other Little Illini Conference result from last night
* Marshall beat Flora, 57-45
there were two games down at the Wayne City Tournament
* Patoka beat Red Hill, 67-55
* Wayne City beat Crab Orchard, 57-53
* the final four games are this morning and this afternoon – Red Hill plays at 1:00 for 3rd place
in other area games last night involving downstate teams
* Effingham beat Mt. Zion, 79-64
* Mattoon beat Salem, 62-58
* Effingham St. Anthony beat Dieterich, 71-37
* Oblong beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 62-60
* South Central beat Ramsey, 65-33
* Fairfield beat Edwards County, 56-50
* Altamont beat North Clay, 73-37
* Carmi beat Hamilton County, 55-37
* Massac County beat Harrisburg, 65-61
* Waltonville beat Woodlawn in overtime, 55-47
several games were postponed until next week

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball – there’s a few games scheduled for this Saturday
at least four LIC teams will be in non-conference action
* Olney will host Mt. Carmel
* Flora plays at Christopher
* Robinson will host Teutopolis
* Red Hill plays the Fairfield JV squad in the Wayne City Tournament

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball – also a few games scheduled for today involving LIC teams
* the Newton Lady Eagles are scheduled to play at Neoga
* the Olney Lady Tigers are set to play at Teutopolis
* Paris will host South Vermillion
* and in an official LIC conference game – Flora plays at Marshall

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the Cumberland Skull & Bones Tournament is today
the Olney Tigers are among several teams on the mats today there northwest of Greenup

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior High Basketball – there’s action scheduled for today in Olney
the Lady Cubs are set to host North Knox, Indiana with action to start at 10:00 this morning at RCMS

 

(OLNEY)  the Men’s and Women’s Junior College Basketball schedule is somewhat busy today
there are several GRAC/Region teams in action but only one GRAC doubleheader is scheduled
* that’s the John A. Logan teams at Olney Central College this afternoon
* the OCC Lady Knights are scheduled for a 1:00 start, followed by the Blue Knights at around 3:00
here’s some of the other GRAC/Region teams in action with their matchups today for Men
* Wabash Valley will host Danville Area Community College
* Vincennes will host West Kentucky Tech
* Southeastern Illinois will host Mineral Area College
* Shawnee will host Faith Prep Academy
on the Women’s schedule for today
* Shawnee will host Jackson State Community College
* the Wabash Valley and Ivy Tech matchup in Mt. Carmel has been cancelled for today

 

(NEWTON)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball tonight – Illinois returns to the court
* the 8-3 Fighting Illini are in Chicago’s United Center tonight to play BYU – tipoff is at 8:30

 


                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  the Teutopolis Junior High School Basketball & Cheer teams will have a “Shoot n’ Shout For a Cure” chili supper this evening at the Teutopolis Junior High School will all proceeds to go to the local “Fear Nothing” group, which provides gas/food cards to area families affected by cancer – serving will run from 4:00 until 8:00 with carry-outs available with $5 tickets per person on sale at the door – plus a basket raffle & more  :  earlier in the day it will be a “Shoot n’ Shout For A Cure” basketball game at Teutopolis High School as the Junior Wooden Shoes will play Effingham St. Anthony at 10:00 in the morning – it will feature halftime performances by Jansen’s Dance and the cheerleaders from both teams – there will be 50/50 tickets, plus a Basket raffle & more  :  both events are to support 12 year old Elizabeth Weidner, a member of the Teutopolis Junior High Cheer Team, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer nearly a year ago and is a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital – Elizabeth’s brother, Ethan is a member of the Junior Wooden Shoes basketball team – her parents are Matthew and Jennifer Weidner

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our Coach’s Corner Show this morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll visit with Olney Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan, with Olney Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Mark Anselment, and with Olney Tiger Wrestling Coach Tommy Leslie – plus we’ll be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – it’s our Coach’s Corner Show this Saturday morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball today on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Knights at 1:00 and the Blue Knights at 3:00  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball this afternoon at 3:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN  :  it’s Olney Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 6:30  :  it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on CBS Sports Radio with our pregame at 7:30 and tipoff at 8:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, the rest of the weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN, plus online, around the clock, at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

December 16, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Olney split two games on the road
the Lady Tigers won the varsity game over Fairfield, 55-42
* Julie Luna led Olney with 21 points while Taylor Lecrone added 16
* Lauren Eagleson led the Lady Tigers with 9 rebounds and added 4 points
Fairfield won the junior varsity game, 44-34
the Lady Tigers are back in action tomorrow afternoon at Teutopolis against the Lady Wooden Shoes

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls High School Basketball last night – Newton split two games on the road
the Lady Eagles lost a tough varsity game to St. Anthony in overtime, 50-47
* Ariel Richards led Newton with 16 points while Grace Hartrich had 14 and Kaitlyn Cohorst had 11
Newton did win the junior varsity game, 37-19
the Lady Eagles are quickly back in action tomorrow as they travel to Neoga

 

(OLNEY)  in other area games in Girls High School Basketball last night
here’s how the respective Little Illini Conference teams did in their non-conference games
* Marshall beat South Vermillion, Indiana, 75-38
* Flora beat North Clay, 60-26
* Casey-Westfield beat Martinsville, 68-25
* Teutopolis beat Paris, 61-43
* Oblong beat Robinson, 56-52
* Vincennes Lincoln beat Lawrenceville, 85-30

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling from Wednesday – Olney wins two more dual meets
the Tigers beat Lawrenceville, 54-21 and also defeated North Knox, Indiana, 66-9
Olney won ten of the fourteen individual matches against those from Lawrenceville
* Trevor Bower won the 106 pound class by forfeit
* Login Martin won the 120 pound class by forfeit
* Reese Britton won the 126 pound class by a pin in 1:53
* Nathan DeMeyer won the 132 pound class by a 4-1 decision
* Ean Pottorff won the 138 pound class by a pin in 4:48
* Jacob Ferguson won the 145 pound class by forfeit
* Steven Pence won the 152 pound class by forfeit
* Hunter Summitt won the 160 pound class by a pin in 1:12
* Cameron Flanagan won the 170 pound class by a 4-3 decision
* Kyle Beasley won the 182 pound class by a pin in 1:30
Olney then won twelve of the fourteen individual matches against the Indiana team
* Skyler Sutton won the 285 pound class by a 5-2 decision
* Kyle Dowty won the 220 pound class by a pin in 4:30
* Kyle Beasley won the 195 pound class by a pin in 5:26
* Cameron Flanagan won the 182 pound class by forfeit
* Paul Shan won the 170 pound class by forfeit
* Steven Pence won the 152 pound class by a 9-2 decision
* Jacob Ferguson won the 145 pound class by a pin in 2:40
* Nathan DeMeyer won the 132 pound class by forfeit
* Reese Britton won the 126 pound class by a pin in 0:29
* Login Martin won the 120 pound class by forfeit
* Drew Walters won the 113 pound class by forfeit
* Trevor Bower won the 106 pound class by forfeit
the 5-0 Tigers, now ranked 23rd in Class 2A Wrestling, are in the Cumberland Tournament tomorrow

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Olney swept two games at home
the Cubs won the 8th grade game over Effingham, 42-41 as the varsity improves to 9-4 on the year
* Braden Flanagan led Olney with 16 points and Cole Lambird scored 11 points
Olney won the 7th grade game, 53-29 as the junior varsity improves to 9-2 on the year
the Cubs are back in action next Tuesday when they will host North Clay in Olney

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball last night – Newton St. Thomas swept two on the road
the Saints won the 8th grade game at Oblong, 36-28
* Jamie Zumbahlen led St. Thomas with 11 points while Leo Weber scored 10 points
St. Thomas also won the 7th grade game, 25-19
the Saints are back in action on January 3rd when they host New Hebron in Newton

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to a busy night in Boys High School Basketball involving area teams
it will be a full schedule tonight in the Little Illini Conference
* the Newton Eagles are on the road to Robinson
* the Olney Tigers travel north to play at Paris
* elsewhere – it’s Marshall at Flora and Casey-Westfield at Red Hill

 


                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  the Teutopolis Junior High School Basketball & Cheer teams will have a “Shoot n’ Shout For a Cure” chili supper this Saturday evening at the Teutopolis Junior High School will all proceeds to go to the local “Fear Nothing” group, which provides gas/food cards to area families affected by cancer – serving will run from 4:00 until 8:00 with carry-outs available with $5 tickets per person on sale at the door – plus a basket raffle & more  :  earlier in the day it will be a “Shoot n’ Shout For A Cure” basketball game at Teutopolis High School as the Junior Wooden Shoes will play Effingham St. Anthony at 10:00 in the morning – it will feature halftime performances by Jansen’s Dance and the cheerleaders from both teams – there will be 50/50 tickets, plus a Basket raffle & more  :  both events are to support 12 year old Elizabeth Weidner, a member of the Teutopolis Junior High Cheer Team, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer nearly a year ago and is a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital – Elizabeth’s brother, Ethan is a member of the Junior Wooden Shoes basketball team – her parents are Matthew and Jennifer Weidner

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our Coach’s Corner Show tomorrow morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll visit with Olney Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan, with Olney Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Mark Anselment, and with Olney Tiger Wrestling Coach Tommy Leslie – plus we’ll be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – it’s our Coach’s Corner Show this Saturday morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s LIC Boys basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – the Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 WSEI, plus online at  www.freedom929.com   and the Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” WIKK, plus online at  www.1035theeagle.com   :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN, plus online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

December 15, 2016

 

(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Hoops – the Conrad Allen Tournament continued last night in Wayne City
there were three games last night at the mid-December Christmas Tournament
* Red Hill beat Cisne, 69-61
* Patoka beat Webber Township, 59-51
* Fairfield JV beat Grayville, 59-53
with no games tonight, there are two tomorrow night and the tournament’s final four games on Saturday

 

(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Hoops Tuesday night – Newton Jasper County lost two on the road
the Junior Eagles lost the 8th grade game at Lawrenceville, 41-23
Jasper County also lost the 7th grade game to Lawrenceville, 47-42
the Junior Eagles return to action on January 3rd as they travel to Altamont

 

(OLNEY)  the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has released its 2017 Hall of Fame Class
the list includes 84 individuals and 4 teams from throughout the state from the various categories
* there are 5 career coaches, 19 coaches, 29 players, 8 officials, 5 media, and 17 friends of basketball
of the list, there are 11 from our downstate region, which includes 7 in the coaches category
* Randy Bishop of Lawrenceville
* Tom Brannon, of Casey-Westfield, formerly of Marshall
* Kathy Miller of Marshall
* Randy Harpster of Charleston
* Andy Palmer of Carlyle
* Daryl Murphy of Murphysboro
* and Randy Smithpeters of Harrisburg
two of the 5 career coaches each spent time in the metro east area
* Donna Farley of Edwardsville
* Bryan Wilkinson of Edwardsville
two of the 29 players are from our area as they went on to play at regional colleges
* Jennifer (Swingler) Deters of Teutopolis who played at Olney Central College
* Kayla (Bloemer) Nieman of Teutopolis who played at Eastern Illinois University
three of the 5 media members are from the metro east and downstate area
* Roger Medlen of Carbondale and radio station WDBX
* Joe Meyer of Edwardsville and the Edwardsville Intelligencer newspaper
* Kenneth Roberts of Swansea and the St. Louis Post Dispatch
congratulations to one and all selections
the IBCA Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction will be Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at Redbird Arena in Normal
ticket information will be posted in the near future on the association’s website, at  www.ibcaillinois.org

 

(NEWTON)  in Illinois High School Association news from Monday’s Board of Directors’ meeting
the Board voted to implement a pitching regulation policy in the sport of baseball with some key points
* the pitch limitations are effective immediately for all IHSA member schools in the 2017 spring season
* the limitations are close to those by IHSA’s Baseball Advisory & Sports Medicine Advisory Committees
* while the original recommendation for maximum pitches in a game was set at 115
* the most significant change from the original recommendation dropped that number to 105 pitches
* the process for schools to submit their pitching counts via the IHSA website is under development
* once finalized, the process will be presented to coaches & school personnel before the 2017 spring season
* a violation of the policy could result in forfeiture with all to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
for more information, details are available on the Associations’ website, at  www.ihsa.org

 

(OLNEY)  congratulations to several Blue Knights who’ve secured their future after Olney Central College
the early signers are seven current sophomores and one freshmen who’ll continue at four year universities
* sophomore pitcher Renton Poole from Bloomington, Indiana has signed with Indiana State University
* sophomore pitcher Donnie Ames from West Terre Haute has signed with Indiana State University
* sophomore pitcher & first baseman Dillon Whitten of Haubstaut has signed with Indiana State University
* sophomore pitcher & first baseman Matt Phipps from Harrisburg had signed with McKendree University
* sophomore pitcher Ryan Moore from Evansville has signed with McKendree University
* sophomore catcher Trey Fulton from Memphis, Indiana has signed with the University of Dayton
* sophomore catcher & first baseman Jayden Beshears of Evansville to the University of Southern Indiana
* freshman centerfielder Drew Campbell of Jeffersonville, Indiana with the University of Louisville
all are led by Head Coach Dennis Conley, in his 37th year at Olney Central College
the Blue Knight Coach started this 2016-2017 at OCC with a career record at 1,287 wins and 637 losses

 

(NEWTON)  it’s back to a busy night in Girls High School Basketball involving area teams
all but one of the Little Illini Conference teams are in non-conference action tonight
* the Newton Lady Eagles travel to Effingham to play at St. Anthony High
* the Olney Lady Tigers travel south to Fairfield to battle the Lady Mules
* elsewhere – it’s Paris at Teutopolis
* Marshall will host South Vermilion, Indiana
* Lawrenceville at Vincennes Lincoln
* Flora will host North Clay
* Robinson at Oblong
* Casey-Westfield will host Martinsville
* the Red Hill Lady Salukis are idle tonight

 


                                     LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  the Teutopolis Junior High School Basketball & Cheer teams will have a “Shoot n’ Shout For a Cure” chili supper this Saturday evening at the Teutopolis Junior High School will all proceeds to go to the local “Fear Nothing” group, which provides gas/food cards to area families affected by cancer – serving will run from 4:00 until 8:00 with carry-outs available with $5 tickets per person on sale at the door – plus a basket raffle & more  :  earlier in the day it will be a “Shoot n’ Shout For A Cure” basketball game at Teutopolis High School as the Junior Wooden Shoes will play Effingham St. Anthony at 10:00 in the morning – it will feature halftime performances by Jansen’s Dance and the cheerleaders from both teams – there will be 50/50 tickets, plus a Basket raffle & more  :  both events are to support 12 year old Elizabeth Weidner, a member of the Teutopolis Junior High Cheer Team, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer nearly a year ago and is a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital – Elizabeth’s brother, Ethan is a member of the Junior Wooden Shoes basketball team – her parents are Matthew and Jennifer Weidner

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our Coach’s Corner Show this Saturday morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll visit with Olney Tiger Basketball Coach Rob Flanagan, with Olney Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Mark Anselment, and with Olney Tiger Wrestling Coach Tommy Leslie – plus we’ll be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – it’s our Coach’s Corner Show this Saturday morning at 9:00 on CBS Sports Radio

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 7:30  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online, around the clock, 24/7, at  www.wvlnam.com